Confista: A conference management app

Tue 24 November 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

I can't believe I had been living under a rock all this while! How could I have missed Pinax? I knew it existed but was under a wrong impression that it was only for the social stuff.

Recently, I forced myself to look at Pinax for a project and after …

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RFC: Comments framework usage documentation

Thu 29 October 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

This is my attempt at ticket #9819 which aims for better documentation to the comments framework. This is my second attempt at writing documentation and I have uploaded a patch to the ticket but wanted some feedback here without spamming the timeline.

Example of using the in-built comments app

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Git workflow for enterprises

Sun 25 October 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Git is a super-cool VCS that encourages a distributed workflow. Sorry, this post is full of enterprisey jargon because it is meant for them.

Usually, most enterprises have development teams that consist of smaller independent sub-teams with little communication among them. They have a workflow where the code is first …

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Pay per second or per minute?

Fri 23 October 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Lots of my friends and acquaintances have moved to a new GSM service that promises them a pay per second service. On their website it clearly mentions that if you talk for 67 seconds then you pay only for 67 seconds and not for 2 minutes like other providers. The …

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Rangoli Design

Wed 14 October 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Come Diwali and most Indian porticos are adorned with Rangolis.

Rangoli Design on Paper

I caught my mom practicing it on paper before she sets out to make one soon.

Happy Diwali!

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My VPS was compromised!

Tue 13 October 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Some of you might have seen tweets as I was working on the problem starting from this one. But this post is a clearer explanation of all that I did because 140 characters (even multiple tweets) is not sufficient to convey the message.

How I realized there was a problem …

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Need a challenging job

Mon 12 October 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

September 25th, was the last day at my previous job with Citi. I had taken the decision after a slight deterioration in health and lack of satisfaction.

If you have an interesting and challenging job, then please contact me.

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Writing a keylogger in Linux is very easy!

Mon 21 September 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

I strongly believe that an employer shouldn't monitor an employee's usage of internet and computing resources at work. But when the employer has circumstantial evidence to prove that an employee is using computing resources to benefit a competitor, then it is a different matter altogether.

Recently, my cousin requested me …

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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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