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How to connect to Postgres in Docker container

If you're learning how to use postgresql with Docker from tutorials online, you might have trouble connecting to postgresql in your container, perhaps especially if you're on Windows. This might help.

Do NOT delete bind mounted volume inside Docker container indiscriminately

I don't think it's been talked about much so I should share why it's a very bad no good terrible horrible idea to delete a mounted directory inside your Docker container without thinking through it. I'm on Windows 10 but I imagine we might make the same shameful mistake on Unix too.

Building a full ecommerce site part 2: handling Oscar's static files and templates

I realised today that if Mezzanine and Oscar share the same file names for a lot of templates and static files (in addition to urls, as mentioned in part 1), I should probably separate them more clearly. Especially since static files are collected into the same directory for production with collectstatic.

Building a full ecommerce site part 1: integrating Django-Oscar into Mezzanine

Why this article

Because Stack Overflow is feckin' unfriendly to noobs and I need somewhere to post my code so I can show it to more experienced devs and ask if I'm doing it right or is some other method better practice.

Deploying a Mezzanine site on DigitalOcean

I finished building the first version of this site a couple of weeks back. But, I hadn't a mote of a clue how to deploy a site. So I went a-googlin'. I turned up this article: "How To Set Up Django with Postgres, Nginx, and Gunicorn on Ubuntu 16.04". It looked encouragingly complete. But you know how the story goes. It doesn't simply go. It stumbles all over the place, falls off a few cliffs, drowns, and then you do it again. And again, and again, and again ad infinitum ad naseam.