Changing fonts for Platypus document templates in reportlab
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 … read more
Ubuntu can cure quite a few headaches and illnesses! Taken from Shabda's medicine basket.
Summarize commits for the day
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 … read more
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?".
Use the Windows key as Ctrl Key on Linux
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 … read more
Which century do we live in?
One of those things that makes me go beyond yelling WTF!
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 … read more
Jeffrey Archer's Cat O' Nine Tales
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 … read more