Reusable recaptcha comments app

Sat 03 January 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Reusable recaptcha comments app

One aim of Jacob's code for the comments framework in Django 1.0 was to make it as extensible as possible. At the same time this process should be quite generic and as DRY as possible.

It is here that I worked for a very long …

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Split a large CSV into smaller CSVs

Mon 29 December 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Split a large CSV file into smaller CSVs

At work, we sometimes have to deal with huge CSV files and it is difficult to open these files in memory because there is a limit of the buffer size.

So the best way would be to split the file into smaller …

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Install Fedora from a USB disk without a DVD

Fri 26 December 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Install Fedora from a USB disk without a DVD

Fedora has a release schedule of 6 months ie they release a new version every 6 months. 6 months is too short but there are a lot of new features that are packed into every release that it makes it very …

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Handle ACPI events in Linux

Thu 25 December 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Handle ACPI Events in Linux

Off late, I have been working totally in runlevel 3 to replicate the setup and feel at work. The only grudge I have with runlevel 3 is that there is no easy way to figure out the battery level of the laptop.

So I googled …

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6 months with Citigroup

Tue 02 December 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

6 months with Citigroup

With today, I will be completing 6 months with Citigroup. Here are my observations like in my previous post:

  • I really love work, it is challenging and I get to work in something that I am passionate about.

  • Love working with the fantastic team and awesome …

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6 months in Chennai

Mon 01 December 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

6 months in Chennai

With today, I will be completing 6 months in Chennai. I came to Chennai to join my first job after college and here are few one-liners to recap this period:

  • I really hate the coastal weather where you sweat at any and every point of the …
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Shocked by the terror strikes in Mumbai

Sat 29 November 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Shocked by the terror strikes in Mumbai

It's been a harrowing 60 odd hours for the Mumbaikars and they have shown great resilience through this period. Now that the operation of neutralizing the terrorists is officially over, the finger-pointing by politicians will soon start.

We are tired off this, every …

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Another Method: Comments for Authenticated Users

Fri 21 November 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Another Method: Comments for Authenticated Users

In my previous post, I got a comment from Joshua Works who gave an interesting suggestion of not constructing fields for the name, email and url in the form as opposed to my method of using javascript to populate them. Each method has it's …

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Part 2: Django Comments for Authenticated Users

Thu 20 November 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Part 2: Django Comments for Authenticated Users

In the previous part, we had seen how to setup the basic portions of the project. In this part, we are going to build on that and achieve using the comments framework to accept comments from registered users only.

Step - 2: Getting templates …

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Part 1: Django Comments for Authenticated Users

Wed 19 November 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Part 1: Django Comments for Authenticated Users

Off late, I have not been hanging in the #django channel...but got an opportunity to do so a couple of days back. A user (I forgot his IRC nick), wanted to use django.contrib.comments to accept comments from authenticated users only …

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