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$ dig @ +noall +comments +answer
; <<>> DiG 9.7.3-P3 <<>> @ +noall +comments +answer
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 19482
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
alexlovelltroy /
Created Jul 18, 2012
Django fcgi runner script
function start {
./ runfcgi host= port=8080
function stop {
PIDS=`ps aux |grep | grep -v grep|awk '{print $2}'`
kill $PIDS

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
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View gist:4947208
#DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE = 'storages.backends.s3boto.S3BotoStorage'
image_request = requests.get(url)
filename = 'blarg'
if content_type == 'image/jpeg':
filename = "blarg.jpg"
if content_type == 'image/png':
filename = "blarg.png"
image_file = SimpleUploadedFile(
alexlovelltroy / recipie_default.rb
Created Mar 1, 2013
How I install multiple django apps on one host by re-using a recipe
View recipie_default.rb
node.django_apps.each do |key,value|
django_app = value
djangoapp_build_repo django_app.branch do
action :add
settings django_app.settings
repo django_app.repo
app_name django_app.app_name
env_root django_app.env_root
app_user django_app.app_user
not_if { "#{django_app.env_root}/#{django_app.app_name}-env" }
#!/usr/bin/env python
import xmlrpclib
import pip
pypi = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy('')
for dist in pip.get_installed_distributions():
available = pypi.package_releases(dist.project_name)
if not available:
# Try to capitalize pkg name
alexlovelltroy / userplot.js
Last active Dec 19, 2015
Time-based graph of any django model with a date/datetime field
View userplot.js
// * Somewhere in your html, you'll need a place to put the graph (
// <div class="graph-container">
// <div id="userGraph" class=graph-placeholder></div>
// </div>
// * You'll also need the data available to the js
// * This should probably go near the bottom. Like just before the </body> tag.
// <script>
// {% autoescape off %}
// GRAPHABLE_DATA = {{ report_as_json }}
// {% endautoescape %}
alexlovelltroy /
Last active Dec 20, 2015
Class Based E-mail for django
from django.conf import settings
from django.core.mail import EmailMultiAlternatives
from django.db import models
from django.template import Template, Context ,loader
from django.contrib.sites.models import Site
def resolve_template(template):
"Accepts a template object, path-to-template or list of paths"
if isinstance(template, (list, tuple)):
alexlovelltroy /
Created Aug 10, 2013
generate a gravatar image url from an e-mail address
import hashlib
def generate_avatar_url(addr, size):
default = 'mm'# or '404' or 'blank'
gravatar_base_url = ''
computed_hash = hashlib.md5(str(addr).lower().lstrip().rstrip()).hexdigest()
return '%s%s?d=%s&s=%s' % (gravatar_base_url, computed_hash, default, size)
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