Changing fonts for Platypus document templates in reportlab

Tue 30 November 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

If you've wanted to generate PDF reports in python, you don't have choices. Most of the so called alternatives are also built on top of 'reportlab'.

I am not comfortable with reportlab (this is a post in itself) but because there's no viable alternative, I have stuck on. Reportlab has …

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Medicinal Ubuntu

Tue 30 November 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Ubuntu among a box of medicines

Ubuntu can cure quite a few headaches and illnesses! Taken from Shabda's medicine basket.

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Summarize commits for the day

Mon 01 November 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Managers will always be managers! Despite having the coolest project management tool (PMT), (D)VCS and what not, they generally request you to send a daily status. You are surprised by this request, especially when an auto generated email is sent for 'every' commit you make, items struck off the …

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Extending JQuery UI widgets

Tue 27 July 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

JQuery UI is a useful project that provides theme-able widgets built on top of the JQuery project. It has an active community and lots of community contributed widgets that do a lot of interesting and sometimes out of the world stuff!

For a mini-project, I had to work on replicating …

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My new phone : Samsung i7500

Sun 16 May 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Just bought a Samsung i7500 Galaxy Phone. It's Android powered.

A few pics below...

Samsung i7500 Front View Samsung i7500 Side View Samsung i7500 Rear View Samsung i7500 Homepage view Samsung i7500 Icon Grid read more

Recaptcha Fail

Thu 13 May 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Recpatcha Fail

I know it's fairly easy to reload the recaptcha and the second word is not the 'challenge' word and will get accepted no matter what I enter. But this is the heights of "Are you a human or a bot?".

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Use the Windows key as Ctrl Key on Linux

Tue 11 May 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

The Ctrl key on the Samsung R517 laptop is placed awkwardly for comfortable use with Emacs. Off late due to the strain of hitting the Ctrl key often, I started to feel a mild tingling on my pinky. I was anxious if this was the first stage of the infamous …

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Which century do we live in?

Mon 29 March 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Bank of India, use Internet Explorer Bank of India, use Internet Explorer

One of those things that makes me go beyond yelling WTF!

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Released django-check-constraints

Mon 15 March 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Ever since model validation hit the django trunk, I had been having thoughts of reviving my Google Summer of Code 2007 project. So nearly a couple of weeks back, I started resurrecting django-check-constraints. Today, I released the code into wild here.

The feature of the project is that it not …

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Jeffrey Archer's Cat O' Nine Tales

Tue 26 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Cat O' Nine Tales was my first Jeffrey Archer book. I picked it up with great hesitation because I hadn't read any of his previous books and a friend warned me that his books required lot of patience to finish.Luckily, Cat O' Nine Tales was Jeffrey Archer's fifth instalment …

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