Yet another redesign at

Wed 08 July 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Oh yes!!! You are seeing it right! There's been another redesign of my site.

Technology fascinates me and I cannot get enough of it. This time I wanted my blog powered by the latest and coolest technology. Want to know more?

CouchDB powers the heart of the blogging engine as …

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Updates to safebrowsing-python

Thu 02 April 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Updates to Safebrowsing-python

Two days back, I made quite big changes to safebrowsing-python, the python library for looking up blacklisted URLs against Google's updated phishing and malware database.

The changes are:

  • Added support for databases like Mysql, Postgresql. Previously, SQLite was the only supported database.
  • It is quite easy to …
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Losing nature to globalization!!!

Wed 25 March 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Vasavi College bus stop

The bus stop outside Vasavi College of Engineering (my college) after a massive road-widening. I wonder why this area needed a road-widening? The green cover on both sides of the road was cleared.

Trivia: A scene from the Telugu super-hit movie Happy Days was picturized here. Sadly such things cannot …

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Django 1.1 beta released

Tue 24 March 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Django Beta 1.1 (ship1) released

Though slightly behind schedule, Django 1.1 beta was released yesterday. It offers a lot of new features compared to the last stable release 1.0. A few of the notable ones are:

  • Model Aggregation
  • Query Expressions
  • Fast Tests
  • Unmananaged & Proxy Models
  • Deferred Fields …
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(Hopefully) Storm after lull

Mon 23 March 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

(Hopefully) Storm after lull

I have been very silent on the blogging front for over three months. I attribute it to two reasons:

  • Work
  • My inability to rise early or stay late :(

Since changing schedule at work is out of the question, I have decided to rise early and blog …

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Yet another threaded comments app

Sat 10 January 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

A reusable threaded comments app

This week I am releasing code for yet another reusable app and yet another threaded-comments app. There are quite a few threaded comment apps around but the best one being this by Eric Florenzano.

The motive of releasing this code is not to compete with …

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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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