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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Inotify, watch your filesystem

Wed 05 November 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Inotify, watch your filesystem

Inotify, is a Linux kernel system call that helps you monitor the file system for various events.

Here is how I use it:

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GNU Screen : A must for remote developers

Sun 02 November 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

GNU Screen : A must for remote developers

Did you ever come across a scenario where you were in the middle of some important work on the terminal and realized that you were out of time and wished you could continue it say from home or from another machine?

Or another …

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Thejaswi.info bids adieu to Webfaction

Wed 29 October 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Thejaswi.info bids adieu to Webfaction

As some of you might have observed (or even if you didn't observe), my site now isn't hosted with Webfaction anymore. I have moved to Gandi's VPS service. The VPS service by Gandi is quite cheap and reliable. I have been using it ever …

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Create an ISO from a CD/DVD Device

Tue 28 October 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Create an ISO from a CD/DVD Device

In GNU/Linux, it is very easy to create an ISO image which can be used to be written later on to CD/DVDs.

dd if=/dev/cdrom-device of=/path/to/image.iso

Really simple and awesome!!!

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Foss.in needs a relook

Sun 26 October 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

My viewpoint of Foss.in:2008

A lot has been said and written about Foss.in:2008. I don't have much to add because these folks have already written quite a few convincing things. I really appreciate their views though some of them are very radical and personal.

I would …

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