Author Archives: r3dfish

Webcam Surveillance System

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The Power of Django: 9 websites, 1 database

# Shoutouts Most of this information came from Franchising: Running Multiple Sites from one Django Codebase by Huy Nguyen.  Really great article. # Problem Context For this project, we had to build 9 splash pages for a QR Code campaign. … Continue reading

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MediaTemple CentOS 5.5 (VE) Server Build – Django 1.3, Python 2.7

THIS IS OUTDATED DOCUMENTATION. NEW VERSION AVAILABLE HERE: Media Temple is End-Of-Life-ing their Grid Server Django Containers.  As such, I had to migrate all my django sites off the grid onto a new (VE) server.  This is a guide … Continue reading

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Django "Through" relationship part 1: The Intermediary Model

The Django Through relationship is, in my opinion, one of the most powerful things you can do with Django.  It allows you to define extra information about a database level relationship.  In this blog post, we will look at building … Continue reading

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One Line "Tweet This" button for Twitter

[singlepic id=7 w=320 h=240 float=] Since viewers of a page already had the ability to post that page to Facebook, I wanted to give them the ability to Tweet about it as well. Solution: Twitter provides for you to … Continue reading

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Post to Facebook Stream.Publish from Javascript API

[singlepic id=6 w=320 h=240 float=] Problem Context: I wanted to make a ‘post this to Facebook’ button for a page on my site. The page is uniquely generated by django, and therefore has its own slug variable, but this can … Continue reading

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PHP Mail() sending through SSL encrypted Gmail using PEAR

//Intro For the past couple years, Google has had a far superior email solution than anyone else, with the exception of Outlook, but that really serves a different purpose.  Google Sync offers instant synchronization of your Calendar, Email and Contacts … Continue reading

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Custom WordPress Jquery Slider with NextGen Gallery photo management

Recently I was asked to swap out the flash banner ads on with something that the client could manage from a WordPress backend. Solution: leverage the NextGEN Gallery Plugin to handle all the image storage and manipulation and throw … Continue reading

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CES 2011

This year, the Consumer Electronics Show had some really impressive technology, but nothing too over-the-top impressive.  3D is still a ways out, ultra thin LED tvs were everywhere at last year’s CES, and tablets still don’t seem all that practical … Continue reading

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