Category Archives: Programming


My Vim Configuration

I have been using vim for a few years now and had been using my very own vim configuration, mainly with Nerdtree and CtrlP, in the past few days I have discovered a well packaged vim configuration with lots of plugins. But shortly I discovered that the tab space is set to 2, which I… Read More »

Django CMS Haystack 2.0 Search Index

Currently django-cms-search doesn’t support haystack 2.0 yet, so here is my modified version to work on haystack 2.0 based on import datetime from haystack import indexes from cms.models.managers import PageManager from cms.models.pagemodel import Page from cms.models.pluginmodel import CMSPlugin class PageIndex(indexes.SearchIndex, indexes.Indexable): text = indexes.CharField(document=True, use_template=False) pub_date = indexes.DateTimeField(model_attr=’publication_date’, null=True) login_required = indexes.BooleanField(model_attr=’login_required’) url = indexes.CharField(model_attr=’get_absolute_url’)… Read More »

Django admin UnicodeEncodeError

Don’t we all get confused by unicode encoding sometimes? Especially you wouldn’t expect this kind of error to happen in django admin. The problem is actually not in the admin section, the culprit is __unicode__ method in your model. when you have a unicode function like this: def __unicode__(self): return “{0}”.format(self.field_one) It is actually returning… Read More »

Django custom user model in admin, relation “auth_user” does not exist

I have a custom user model as below: class User(AbstractUser): subscribe_newsletters = models.BooleanField(default=True) old_id = models.IntegerField(null=True, blank=True) old_source = models.CharField(max_length=25, null=True, blank=True) And using the builtin UserAdmin, UserAdmin) While editing the user record works fine, but when I add a user, I get the following error Exception Value: relation “auth_user” does not exist LINE… Read More »

Javascript Snippet: Play next video

There is a requirement from one of my project to insert video ads before the actual video gets played. There are ways to do it, one is to use JWPlayer and OVA plugin, or the other way is to write your own javascript to control the playback. In the following demo, shows how you can… Read More »

Useful Django Apps – TinyMCE & File Browser

TinyMCE Want to add WYSIWYG editor to your TextFields? This app will sort you right out, basically this app will provide a HTMLField for you to use instead of just plain TextField and it will automatically render a rich text editor for you. It does require some basic configuration, here is a sample config in… Read More »