Jeeves in the Offing

Wed 22 August 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Jeeves gets a much needed holiday but Wooster, his master lands in trouble after he finds the 'out of the blue' announcement of his engagement to Bobbie, a girl he had broken up with ages ago. He visits Brinkley Court without his trusted lieutenant, Jeeves to set things right but …

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Ring for Jeeves

Tue 21 August 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Bill Belfry, the Earl of Rowcester and his temporary valet, Jeeves con Captain Biggar at the derby and have a hard time getting away. Bill needs the money to stay afloat and also sell his leaky mansion.

Bill gets caught and in return for legal immunity is forced to steal …

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Lawgoff

Sat 04 August 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Yesterday, I heard the shocking news of the passing away of my mentor and India's prolific Python and django evangelist, Kenneth Gonsalves, KG to friends or lawgon by his IRC nick. I had the pleasure of knowing KG for 7 years and working with him on a variety of projects …

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Dropbox file upload handler for django

Tue 17 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Cross posted from work blog.

Dropbox announced new pro plans last week and some accounts have had their storage size doubled. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could upload all our files to dropbox from our django webapp?

In this post, I write a custom file upload handler that will …

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Using Ubuntu cloud images in KVM

Mon 16 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Cross posted from work blog.

Quite a few of our clients are powered by Amazon EC2 or Rackspace and we use Ubuntu LTS releases for our servers. Canonical provides EC2 AMIs and Openstack images for all their releases. By using these JeOS images on the server as well as on …

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Spring Fever

Sat 07 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

It's common knowledge in PG Wodehouse books that English aristocrats are rich and spend a lot of time socializing with their peers at clubs over lunches. But in "Spring Fever", Lord Shortlands, an Earl is hard pressed and has to depend financially on his eldest daughter. He dotes on his …

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The impact of Science on Society

Fri 06 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

This book is a collection of essays by renowned author "Bertrand Russell" studying "The impact of Science on Society".

The first essay is the most enjoyable of the seven in the book and lists the major inventions from the wheel to the nuclear bomb and how they were responsible in …

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Waiting for the Mahatma

Thu 05 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Sriram grows up under the strict supervision of his grandmother and has just received his twentieth birthday gift in the form of a bank passbook. He now has financial independence and inherited a lot of money and life is beginning to look good when it turns upside down after he …

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The Guide

Wed 04 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Railway Raju is a famous guide who is solely responsible for putting the sleepy town of Malgudi on the tourism map. He falls in love with his client's wife and on learning that she is unhappy with her marriage tries desperately to woo her and succeeds only after fate takes …

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The Mother

Tue 03 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

A mother's love for her children knows no bounds and Maxim Gorky's "The Mother" is a masterpiece in this regard.

Vlasov has seen his father's life snuffed out by the factory and like thousands of other workers is staring down the same fate. One day, he comes back home …

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