Aug 17 2010

ImportError: No module named pysqlite2

Jamie Begin

Currently my favorite web app environment includes: CentOS 5.5 Python 2.6 (built from source) Pylons 1.0 (w/ SQLAlchemy 0.5.8) nginx Whenever I setup a new environment, and execute “paster serve –reload development.ini” for the first time, I always get a stack trace from SQLAlchemy that ends with the following error message: Impor …

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Dec 11 2006

Using Linux to Get Internet Access on your Verizon Phone for Free

Jamie Begin

I recently dumped Sprint for Verizon because Sprint provides such shoddy reception in my area. When researching phones online, I came across a few mentions on how to get free Internet access on some of the models. However, because the suggestions included routing through public proxies, I opted not to do it. However, finally purchasing […] …

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Sep 22 2006

Using Apache’s mod_speling to catch unneded 404 erorrs caused by mispelligns

Jamie Begin

(This article is Part 2 in a series about Apache’s loadable modules. The previous topic was mod_ext_filter). As former Microsoft-ite who made the leap to OSS, one of the things that took a little getting used to with Apache are that filenames are case-sensitive. While that’s long since been hammered into my soul, a great […] …

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Sep 19 2006

Using Apache’s mod_ext_filter to automatically add watermarks to website images

Jamie Begin

I recently discussed mod_ext_filter, a loadable module used with Apache. It allows you to easily process your content through an external program before it’s passed onto the user’s web browser. I mentioned using mod_ext_filter as a way to automatically add watermarks to images on a website. After receiving a bit of interest in how to [& …

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Sep 17 2006

mod_ext_filter: mod_rewrite’s red-headed step sister.

Jamie Begin

Almost every experienced web developer who works with Apache is at least vaguely familar with mod_rewrite. It’s most frequently used to reformat ugly URLs containing a lot of query values into a nice, search-engine friendly URL. Implementing mod_rewrite is generally one of the first steps to a SEO overhaul on a website with a lot […] …

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