This was previously set to 5 seconds by default. The live site was timing out a lot but the URL request was actually successful.
This was implicitly on app engine's runtime in 2.5. Now we need to add it explicitly
Nothing but manage.py test works now
This puts back the app engine helper but mainly just for testing. It's pretty hacky but this at least lets the test suite run.
Note that the test suite does not run with this commit