A movie review: Quick Gun Murugan

Sun 30 August 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

"My name is Murugan...Quick Gun Murugan". Sounds familiar? No, it's not from a 'desi' James Bond flick but from the movie Quick Gun Murugan that released all over India this weekend.

Murugan, played by seasoned actor Rajendra Prasad is a garishly dressed, gun-trotting 'vegan' cowboy out there to save …

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A wiki with a couchdb backend and django

Fri 28 August 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Recently, I had a requirement for a personal simple wiki. I checked out various options like TiddlyWiki, MoinMoin and MediaWiki but wanted something very simple and something that didn't use a database server or flat files and was portable (and hostable). So I quickly wrote up a wiki that used …

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A healthy fast food recipe for bachelors!

Mon 17 August 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Two weeks back, my office work hours changed. It couldn't have been more inconvenient, from 4:30am every morning.

I was really pissed and no matter how much I tried to plead for a slight delay to 6:30am or for a status quo, no one responded.

The first couple …

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Reusable App: Authenticated Comments

Tue 04 August 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

This app had been on my todo list for a long time. Today, no matter how much I tried to procrastinate, I could not ignore it and hence decided to scratch my itch and get it done. I swore I wouldn't even get up for a glass of water until …

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Ouch!!! Do they really mean it?

Thu 16 July 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Apollo Hospital Van

I wish this isn't true!!!

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Google Chrome OS: Will David overcome Goliath?

Fri 10 July 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

A lot has been said and written about the Google Chrome OS even before it has released. Wow!!! Funnily, a majority of the commentators are touting it as a "Windows Killer". Some are quite surprised by Google's decision to release an OS! I guess even an average computer user would …

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Yet another redesign at thejaswi.info

Wed 08 July 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Oh yes!!! You are seeing it right! There's been another redesign of my site.

Technology fascinates me and I cannot get enough of it. This time I wanted my blog powered by the latest and coolest technology. Want to know more?

CouchDB powers the heart of the blogging engine as …

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Updates to safebrowsing-python

Thu 02 April 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Updates to Safebrowsing-python

Two days back, I made quite big changes to safebrowsing-python, the python library for looking up blacklisted URLs against Google's updated phishing and malware database.

The changes are:

  • Added support for databases like Mysql, Postgresql. Previously, SQLite was the only supported database.
  • It is quite easy to …
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Losing nature to globalization!!!

Wed 25 March 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Vasavi College bus stop

The bus stop outside Vasavi College of Engineering (my college) after a massive road-widening. I wonder why this area needed a road-widening? The green cover on both sides of the road was cleared.

Trivia: A scene from the Telugu super-hit movie Happy Days was picturized here. Sadly such things cannot …

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Django 1.1 beta released

Tue 24 March 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Django Beta 1.1 (ship1) released

Though slightly behind schedule, Django 1.1 beta was released yesterday. It offers a lot of new features compared to the last stable release 1.0. A few of the notable ones are:

  • Model Aggregation
  • Query Expressions
  • Fast Tests
  • Unmananaged & Proxy Models
  • Deferred Fields …
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