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Django has a {{ spaceless }} tag that's a little too greedy for my taste. Removing all whitespace between HTML tags can actually change what the browser renders, so here's a less greedy variant. However, it removes all whitespace, not just between tags, so if you use the pre tag … more

So I got myself a new keyboard. It's an Apple MB110 (D/B variant). Works flawlessly in xorg after configuring it. more

I thought that I had to dump specific columns from a table. In the end I needed to parse the resulting XML with a script anyway to convert it to CSV, but here is a reminder for myself (and maybe you): more

Installing FreeBSD on a Thinkpad X121e

2013-01-02

I decided it was time to try FreeBSD. And what better way is there to learn about an operating system than to use it every day? So I decided to put it on my x121 and to dual-boot with Debian. Networking I was pleasantly surprised that the NIC (Atheros AR8151) … more

There were packages of salt 0.10.1 in backports but they were removed, and the only saltstack packages in Debian are now in unstable. However, building your own backport is quite easy. This assumes you have an up to date Debian squeeze install without any backported saltstack or other packages. Use … more

Update: See also http://kuttler.eu/code/wordpress-emergency-admin/ which is a little easier to use. Recently I had to update a site but didn't have an admin account or access to the SQL database. So I wrote this short script to reset a forgotten password. To use it, edit it and fill in the … more

Looking at the code I'm really not sure how it could have taken me more than one minute to figure this out.. but here's an example how to query for documents with a timestamp in the past. Your model's schema obviously needs a timestamp field of the Date type, and … more

Mongoose is quite easy to use, but modifying or annotating a query result manually is a little tricky. The problem is that the result objects are mongoose documents that can't be modified at will. In my case I was trying to change a Date type field to a human readable … more

Are you getting "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page." errors everywhere in the WordPress admin? I had this happening on a site, apparently the problem is that somebody changed the database prefix. It's a little suprising that this would totally break the admin, but whatever... As … more

I thought there was a simpler method of adding context through the urlconf but after having a look at the source this is what I came up with. Apparently there's only getcontextdata() so I used a lambda to add what I needed. Update: I should probably have used extra_context={'model': 'Frontpage'} more

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