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Packet Life Turns Six

By stretch | Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 9:40 p.m. UTC

Today marks Packet Life's sixth birthday, and I'm celebrating by launching the new site format I talked about in January. The relaunched site is hosted on an entirely new server from Linode, which means you can (finally) access packetlife.net via native IPv6! The entire code base has been rewritten on Django 1.6, and should feel lighter and more responsive. The layout has been rewritten as well using the Bootstrap CSS framework.

You might have noticed that some components of the old site are now gone: The discussion forums and wiki have been axed in favor of focusing more on the site's core content. The tools armory, which was initially in jeopardy, has been maintained in response to community interest (although I do intend to spend a good amount of time cleaning it up).

There are no doubt bits of code here and there that need a tweak or three, but generally speaking the site is up and running. If you do encounter an error, rest assured that I've been alerted and should have it fixed in little time. If you feel that something is terribly amiss, give me a shout on Twitter and I'll look into it ASAP.

I want to thank everyone for their patience during the transition. I'm very excited about finally revamping the site, and paving the way for cool new things!

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March 24, 2014 at 5:11 p.m. UTC

Download as PDF should be added back :)

March 24, 2014 at 5:26 p.m. UTC

Rendering a post to PDF is a fairly involved and error-prone process on the server side. Most operating systems support print-to-PDF functionality anyway, so I didn't see the need to keep it around.

March 24, 2014 at 6:22 p.m. UTC

Looks great! Your page source is extremely clean. It's good motivation to keep playing with Django.

March 24, 2014 at 6:51 p.m. UTC

Great job on the new site. It definitely feels much more lightweight, clean and responsive.

March 26, 2014 at 8:53 p.m. UTC

you are the best!

March 28, 2014 at 8:41 a.m. UTC

No more search box ? Was very usefull

Edson Ferreira
April 14, 2014 at 10:05 p.m. UTC

Very nice!

It's a pleasure to read this blog and stay up to date :-)

I've learned a lot and I'd like to thank you.

I just miss the Search Box.

June 3, 2014 at 5:58 p.m. UTC

Best Wishes!

June 11, 2014 at 5:38 a.m. UTC

best wishes for you ....

This is the best for network guys unique content

keep it up ....

September 30, 2014 at 8:37 p.m. UTC

Just wanted to say thanks for a top site. Use it all the time for reference and really helped in getting my ccna. Top man keep it up.

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