Archive for the 'Greg's Comments on the Internet' Category

A Django Model Manager for Soft Deleting Records and How to Customize the Django Admin

posted on July 2nd, 2009 by pyroman in Greg's Comments on the Internet

I felt the same way when I started especially since I didn't know any python yet. And now I'm almost as comfortable as I was with php. I'm glad I moved on from php. It's good to not be a single language developer.

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A Django Model Manager for Soft Deleting Records and How to Customize the Django Admin

posted on July 1st, 2009 by pyroman in Greg's Comments on the Internet

Yeah, I thought I'd write that post since before using this method, I was checking the flag each time I wanted a set of records. And I was doing that for a bunch of models. Now I can apply these managers to any new model that I create and I don't need to worry about it anymore.

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Why you should make it easy for users to quit your product

posted on June 15th, 2009 by pyroman in Greg's Comments on the Internet

I just went through the whole xbox live cancel thing too. No place on the site or in the console to quit. Tech support e-mail would always say call them. The person on the phone was able to take care of everything and even mentioned billing.microsoft.com would allow you to stop the auto renew. I didn't try that out since I was already on the phone. I don't know why the e-mail support responses left that out. If that site works for someone, it would be nice to know.

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Ask HN: What web/desktop apps do you use to manage your startup?

posted on June 13th, 2009 by pyroman in Greg's Comments on the Internet

This wiki was created to list what tools are used by which startups. http://startuptools.pbworks.com/

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Doing more with the Django admin

posted on May 27th, 2009 by pyroman in Greg's Comments on the Internet

I like this: >Our apologies… > >The page you requested cannot be displayed

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Ask HN: Feedback on webapp, online meetings for group collaboration

posted on May 13th, 2009 by pyroman in Greg's Comments on the Internet

It's good that you have a video showing the features, but it could use some more audio. The silent parts need a voiceover. It looks like there is enough stuff to talk about to fill up the whole time.

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Safe truncation of HTML

posted on May 1st, 2009 by Greg Allard in Greg's Comments on the Internet

This is useful. I just tried it with this

test = " go to http://ole-laursen.blogspot.com/2009/05/safe-truncation-of-html.html "

{{test|urlize|truncatehtml:25}}

And it worked how expected.

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Quick Thumbnails in Django

posted on May 1st, 2009 by Greg Allard in Greg's Comments on the Internet

I updated this post. I was thinking the uploaded file was deleted after using it, but I just needed to reset the file. Django's InMemoryUploadedFile uses StringIO. Doing file.seek(0)
will reset the StringIO file to be ready to create another thumbnail.

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Ask YC: Cheap alternatives to Aeron chairs?

posted on April 29th, 2009 by pyroman in Greg's Comments on the Internet

In addition to this question it would be good to know where to go to try out all of these chairs that are mentioned. Most places I've been only have the cheap ones out for trial.

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Ask HN: Review a webpage to Kindle conversion app

posted on April 29th, 2009 by pyroman in Greg's Comments on the Internet

It would be nice to know more about how the website will be sent to my kindle before giving out my kindle email address.

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