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Rincon Limeno June 6th, 2009

So yesterday I took everyone out to eat Peruvian food for their first times. I have to say I was impressed with the line up. They actually had Ocopa here, which is something I look for at all Peruvian restaurants and never find. On top of that, the food was fairly cheap for a typical Peruvian restaurant (minus the Pollo a la Braza places, but those are supposed to be fast food-ish). I ended up ordering a Papa a la Huancaina and an Ocopa for everyone, plus an Aji de Gallena for myself. One of my friends got some Yuca frita for everyone to try and a carapulcra, and everyone ordered Inca Kola, which is good stuff. One of my friends braved the Chicha Morada and merely tolerated it. That’s better than me however; I can’t drink the stuff at all.

Overall I was pleased with the place, and I’d go again if it werent all the way into Boston. I’m glad I can actually get Peruvian here however, so that’s pretty solid. I still haven’t determined if I can actually buy my own Inca Kolas around here, but I have a feeling the Super Stop n’ Shop in Boston probably carries the brand.

Boston! June 4th, 2009

So I’ve finally mostly settled in to my new apartment in Chelmsford. So far, I think the area is fairly decent. The apartment is pretty good, and a lot of people I know are actually in the area for both summer and fall. I’m still in the process of getting a bit more furniture so that I can actually sit on something other than the floor and so my desktop isnt lying on the ground.

I haven’t actually been to Boston yet, but I’m going tomorrow. As a bonus, three of my friends and I are going to a Peruvian restaurant so they can finally get a taste of what Peruvian food really is. The place is called Rincon Limeno which first of all is a fairly Peruvian name, and also the menu looks fairly good. They even have Ocopa, which I have never seen at any of the Peruvian restaurants where I live. I definitely plan on ordering some for everyone.

As a side note, I’ve finally installed Django on my machine along with Apache server, PostgreSQL, and FastCGI. I’ve created the example blog in chapter two of my roommate’s “Python Web Development With Django” book, and I must say I’m pleased with the framework so far. My next plan is to move away from using Python’s built in server/database solution and use Apache and PostgreSQL along with FastCGI. If I can successfully move the example blog to those technologies, I should be good to go for following the rest of the examples in the book. Wish me luck.