Some Latest Projects

Sat 23 February 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Some latest projects

I have been mum over the past couple of weeks because I have been busy with (sigh!!! repetitive) work. I have been involved with the websites of Euphoria (the cultural fest of my college) and CSFest (the technical fest of the CSE Department). Both the sites use …

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Ramblings on Fossconf 08

Tue 05 February 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Ramblings on Fossconf Chennai'08

Went to Chennai to attend my second FOSS conference. Though Fossconf 08 did not live up to my expectations, it was a perfect conference for first time speakers and absolute newbies who had no idea of what Foss was. I was really impressed by the project …

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Rename tables in SQLite

Mon 28 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Rename tables easily in SQLite

Django-Tagging recently moved to version 0.2 and introduced certain backward-incompatible changes. Due to these changes the tagging support for my blog had broken. The remedy as per the wiki was renaming the tables:

  • tag to tagging_tag
  • tagged_item to tagging_taggeditem

SQLite does not have a …

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Flex and Django: Partners in Crime

Sat 26 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Flex and Django: Partners in Crime

I have an interesting project coming up which requires a heady mix of Flex and Django. If you are wondering how the two are being mixed, here is the simple answer. Flex will be used at the presentation level and Django at the application …

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My new companion

Fri 25 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

My new companion

Today, I purchased a notebook computer. (the IBM ThinkPad R61 7733-AE1).

IBM R-61 Front View Thumb IBM-R61 Back View Thumb IBM-R61 Side View Thumb

I am thoroughly impressed with the build quality of the machine. This notebook fit my requirements perfectly and I didn't have to shell out a rupee to Microsoft because it came only with PC-Dos. I took …

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Launch of Safebrowsing-python

Thu 17 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Launch of Safebrowsing-python

Today I launched my second project online after django-check-constraints, safebrowsing-python. The project is based on the Google Safebrowsing API. Check out the announcement on the google-safebrowsing-api mailing list and also the usage wiki page at the project home.

Wish you a happy and safe browsing on the …

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An Idle Mind is a Devil's Workshop

Sat 12 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

An idle mind is a devil's workshop

On thursday, my previous semester results were out. I logged on to the site and checked out my result. My result was anything but surprising. Then I thought to myself, "Why not give people the freedom to compare their marks with their peers' …

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Rendevouz with Firefox 3 beta 2

Sun 06 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Rendevouz with Firefox3

I have been using Firefox2 for quite a long time and had a hell lot of complaints about it. One was with its memory hogging nature and the other one was with its rendering capabilities.

I decided to try on Firefox 3 (beta 2) after hearing some …

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Javascript Code Colorizer

Sat 05 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Javascript Code Colorizer

Recently, I came across Pygments based Javacript code colorizer called Pygments Code Colorizer here. Very easy to use and supports lots of languages.

Just add the

<script src="http://www.pygments.com/js/init.js"></script>

and a pre tag that contains the code to be highlighted …

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Day 1 of project

Mon 24 December 2007 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Day 1 of Project

Every final year student has to undertake a project and today was my first day. My project is to "Interface Flash ADCs and DACs with the ARM9 Processor". The project guide gave us the ARM9 target board user manual and asked us to read the instructions …

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