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Test post to verify migration to App Engine High-Replication Datastore worked OK

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The App Engine console is a paragon of crapness at the best of times, but the functionality to do a migration from the old master/slave datastore is in a class of its own.

Hopefully I'll only have to do this the once - at least for this blog, I've still got a bunch of other apps that in theory should be migrated, although a number of them don't actually use the datastore, so fingers-crossed I can just leave them as-is.

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This blog (mostly) covers technology and software development.

Note: I've recently ported the content from my old blog hosted on Google App Engine using some custom code I wrote, to a static site built using Pelican. I've put in place various URL manipulation rules in the webserver config to try to support the old URLs, but it's likely that I've missed some (probably meta ones related to pagination or tagging), so apologies for any 404 errors that you get served.

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I'm a software developer who's worked with a variety of platforms and technologies over the past couple of decades, but for the past 7 or so years I've focussed on web development. Whilst I've always nominally been a "full-stack" developer, I feel more attachment to the back-end side of things.

I'm a web developer for a London-based equities exchange. I've worked at organizations such as News Corporation and Google and BATS Global Markets. Projects I've been involved in have been covered in outlets such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, the Financial Times, The Register and TechCrunch.

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