I re-installed the Google App. Engine dev, environment on my machine. I popped open the Mind Traffic Control codebase and looked into it. I was a bit overwhelmed at the clunkiness of some of the code (I’ve become a more concise Python programmer since then) but I realised I could still make sense of it.
I tweaked a couple of minor appearance bugs and refreshed the server.
It’s been a long time since I actually had a working MTC development environment.
I wonder what this means …
Obviously I think this is the most wrong-headed thing I’ve heard in a while, and a worrying sign of idiocy within Google.