Posted in 2006

Introducing pydmtx

pydmtx is a thin python wrapper around libdmtx. It does one and only one thing (for now) – it creates DataMatrix barcode images.

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FastCGI, et. al.

I've been wanting to drop mod_python since the day I installed it. After the saga of setting it up, I was left feeling unclean. So I sat down yesterday and started downloading new versions of stuff. Apache, mod_fastcgi, Python, Subversion, PHP… you name it. My biggest concerns were upgrading to Python 2.5, and switching this site (and others) from mod_python to mod_fastcgi. But I sure am glad I did. Deploying a Django site was never my favorite thing to do under mod_python, but with mod_fastcgi, it became an almost joyous experience.

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Sitemap Redux

Well, that was fast. My sitemap app made it's way into Django proper. I added a couple new convenience classes and fixed up the ping_google function. Adrian took it the rest of the way and cleaned up my code and documentation. You can read about it here, or have a look at the documentation. Viva Django!

Google Sitemaps

Just wanted to share some code that I wrote to generate a sitemap.xml file in Google's sitemap format. It's a django application modeled off of django.contrib.syndication. Here's the rub:

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Fun with counting

This entry is more of a note to myself, as any SQL guru will probably read it and think less of me for just now realizing it. My problem was as follows.

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