15th October 2014
This year I will be participating to the Google Mentor Summit
I will leave tomorrow for San Francisco to take a look around and visit some cool places, anybody else reading this is going there? Wanna hang out? Drop me a line in my contact page
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11th May 2014
From tomorrow 12th of May 2014 until sunday 18th I will be in Leipzig for the 7th edition of the Wireless Battle of the Mesh, a grass root community-organized event related to wireless networking and community networks.
I'll hold two talks:
See you there!
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12th February 2013
15th June 2012
19th March 2012
I'm very happy to announce that the italian wireless community Ninux.org has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2012 program!
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9th February 2012
I wanted to implement this functionality in my django projects for some time now and I finally had the chance to work on a project that has this requirement in the specification.
This is an attempt to a django reusable app that aims to be functional but flexible. It's based on django-tagging-autocomplete and depends on django-tagging.
Customizable maximum tags number
Costomizable max length of each tag
Customizable minimum amount of letters before the autocompletition starts
Aims to be flexible (help me if you want)
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27th October 2010
If you are using Django 1.2 and you tried installing Django Tagging Autocomplete you will have noticed that the autocompletition won't work unless you oad a second copy of jQuery. Since I find that a very crappy solution I found a solution that works better for me and I want to share it with you.
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25th October 2010
If like me you are using Django StaticGenerator to speed up your blog you should have noticed that your comments won't work anymore, since StaticGenerator will cache also the fields used by the django comment app to block spam and CSRF attacks.
In this post I'll share with you a quick and easy solution with jQuery.
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18th October 2010
3rd October 2010
If you use Django you will surely know that its url routing is quite strict regarding the prettiness of its URLS but there are still cases in we need to handle query string parameters, like when dealing with external services that return a URL like: callback?verification_code=088145235648fs689sa56h&userid=854 . What to do in this case?
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30th September 2010
The standard Django FileFields assume you want to upload a file in a subdirectory of MEDIA_ROOT, what if you want to upload the file in a private directory above the web root, not accessible via http?
How can you serve the files then?
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24th September 2010
Immagine that you need to add the possibility to upload a PDF or Zip file in the django admin, but you want to be sure your client will upload only these two filetypes and not other ones.
You might also need the same functionality in the frontend, so why not use "ModelForm" and have just one validation for both applications (admin and frontend)?
In this short post I'll share with you my simple solution.
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18th September 2010
Every time I update my Ubuntu machine compiz stops working. I don't know very well the reason, also because I don't have so much time to investigate, I just know that by reinstalling the nvidia drivers the things get back working.
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8th May 2010
While developing this web-site I encountered one of those little tipical annoying bugs that characterize Internet Explorer. Even if version 8 is a much better browser than versions 6 and 7, it still sucks under many points of view if compared to other modern browsers like Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera.
The issue I want to talk about in this post is the use of a repeated 1x1 pixel semi-transparent background. While this works just fine in all the other modern browsers, IE8 has a little issue that drove me mad.
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3rd May 2010
I noticed StaticGenerator while I was looking for some cache invalidation solution and I understood that would have been just perfect for my web-site, but the instructions on its web-site show only how to make it work with Nginx configured as frontend server. What if you want to stick on Apache? Read the rest to know...
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