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Django Sort Dropdown

Posted by: Neum in Coder
Oct. 29, 2012, 9:03 p.m.

Recently while working on PrinceJets I found I really needed to filter a drop down on a ForeignKey relationship. I found a way to do it in the Django documentation but it said not to use it for queries that returned over 100 results but my model was regions which were linked to countries and then continents. In short I had thousands of records to sort through.

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Google Maps Can Suck Too

Posted by: Neum in Geek
Oct. 23, 2012, 4:52 p.m.

A lot has been made of the train wreck that has been Apple maps but this result showed up for me recently on Google maps making it abundantly clear that sometimes good old common sense is better than the best computer results.

Tags: google map mistake
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Mac Mini + Lion = Suck

Posted by: Neum in Hacker
Oct. 17, 2012, 7:29 a.m.

So, I've been a Mac guy for a while now. Switching way back in 2007 to a Macbook Pro with Tiger on it. Every update since has gone smooth. I purchased a Mac Mini for my wife in 2009 and its been a great machine that we use at home. A few weeks ago I thought, I know, I'll update this thing from Leopard to Lion and she'll love it. Uhh, no. Turns out Lion has all sorts of WiFi issues (just Google it) and I was one of them. I tried every fix I saw including the official one which is a joke.

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Styling Twitter Bootstrap and Mezzanine

Posted by: Neum in Designer
Oct. 13, 2012, 8:48 p.m.

A while back I posted a tutorial on how to style Twitter Bootstrap and specifically build out new Mezzanine themes using the bootstrap framework. Bootstrap uses Less files which are compiled to css files. In the video I show you how I set it up so that I can easily style a new site using bootstrap without modifying the bootstrap files directly. That makes it easy to update bootstrap later without having to merge your changes back in.

Tags: style twitter bootstrapstyle django mezzanine
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Water Pump

Posted by: Neum in Mechanic
Oct. 9, 2012, 11:31 a.m.

A few months ago the water pump on my wonderfully trusty Audi A4 (98) went out. That wasn't all, the oil pan had become cracked and was leaking as well, along with a few other little things. For fun I decided to fix it myself. There were a couple of parts that weren't fun, like having to take off the entire front end to get to the water pump. And one of the Torx heads on a bolt was stripped but other than that, easy peezy. Runs like a champ again and no leaks.

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