Annoyance-as-a-service

So, I’ve been looking for a new side project for a while, before finally settling on playing around with some phone APIs.  Not sure what else to do, I opted to make a tool for annoying people.  Try it now.

It’s quite simple, but effective none the less.  For a modest fee (starting  at $1.00), you can automate calling a friend with a random, annoying sound.  You can play around with things such as the caller ID to any valid phone number (to help make sure that they’ll answer the phone) or even scheduling the call for maximum annoyance.

Get using the cloud to annoy people!



The Django Unicorn

Using ElasticSearch As a Data Source in Django Tutorial

We use ElasticSearch in many different ways at the company I work for.  Since we’re partly a Django shop, we decided to put together a little walk-through tutorial on building a Django app. In this app, we’re using ElasticSearch as the backing data store for everything related to the tutorial.  Part 1 of the ElasticSearch […]

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django-softdelete project on github

Inspired by a post on override the default model manager to support soft-deleting objects in the database, I decided to implement it into one of my projects.  (Yes, I know it’s an old post but it was new to me!). However, just being able to filter the query sets returned to exclude items which had […]

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Content split going forward

For quite a while, this blog had posts on two unrelated topics — creative writing and programming. Sure, some could make the case that writing good code is an art form, like a form of poetry, blah blah blah. In general, though, people that came to this site for programming information didn’t care about the […]

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django-apikey Version Bumped

I haven’t spent that much time on github until recently.  Poking around there led me to create my first project repository and put in up for anyone to use:  django-apikey.  (The original post/announcement can be read here:  “django-apikey — Key Based Authorization For RESTful Django Applications”) It quickly got some feedback, all of which was […]

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