Substance D management interface demo

Substance D is an application development environment built using the Pyramid web framework. It owes much of its spirit to the Zope 2 web application server. It has the following features:

  • Uses ZODB to store its content
  • Has built in users and groups management
  • Has a management interface that allows you to edit and add content (aka an "admin" interface)
  • Has features which allow you to define your own content types for management and arbitrary application development purposes
  • Allows the application of object-level (aka "row-level") security to content objects.
  • Has built-in indexing and searching facilities
  • Has machinery for forming relationships between content objects
To see it in action, click the button below and log in as admin with the password admin.

The two hemispheres of my brain are competing?" Fred said.

"Yes."

"Why?"

"Substance D. It often causes that, functionally. This is what we expected; this is what the tests confirm. Damage having taken place in the normally dominant left hemisphere, the right hemisphere is attempting to compensate for the impairment. But the twin functions do not fuse, because this is an abnormal condition the body isn't prepared for. It should never happen. "Cross-cuing", we call it. Related to splitbrain phenomena. We could perform a right hemispherectomy, but--"

"Will this go away," Fred interrupted, "when I get off Substance D?"

"Probably," the psychologist on the left said, nodding. "It's a functional impairment."

The other man said, "It may be organic damage. It may be permanent. Time'll tell, and only after you are off Substance D for a long while. And off entirely."

"What?" Fred said. He did not understand the answer-- was it yes or no? Was he damaged forever or not? Which had they said?

-- Phillip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly