Remember when Facebook tested a payment system that allowed you to send a message to Mark's inbox for $100 last week? What if I told you that you could do it for free?
When you try to change request.POST in a Django view it will raise a QueryDict instance is immutable exception. In order to change/add values you have to create a shallow copy instead of a binding.
Jeez. I just ordered a nano sim from my carrier which is a sub-company of E-Plus. Why I chose them over e.g. Telekom? Because they have insanely cheap internet (5gb for 14.99€). But what the hotline told me just blew my mind.
At my new university, the Ruhr Uni Bochum our faculty provides online timetables. The thing is: There's no iCalendar version (or maybe there is but I just haven't found it yet). So I wrote a little webapp that converts the timetables into .ics files.
I'm currently developing on the WhatsAPI, but there's one problem when you're using an iPhone: no one has figured out yet how your password is being generated. On Android devices it's just the md5 hash of the reverse of the IMEI number of your phone, but neither this nor all possible hash-combinations of the iPhone's UDID did word. So I did some network sniffing and figured out how a device is being registered and how you can use this to manually reset your WhatsApp password.
When I read TUAW's post Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me track my iTunes spending I couldn't believe there was no solution yet to calculate the total amount you've spent on iTunes using the order receipt mails you get, so I quickly hacked a dirty Python script that does exactly that job.
For the last 2 years or so I've been looking for the perfect desk that doesn't belie the beautiful design of the iMac that will be standing on it. There are some really good models but unfortunately most of them can't be ordered from Germany. Here's a list of those that can.
Today I was faced with an interesting question: How can you tell if an email-address exists? Yep, not if it's valid (that's easy with some regexp-magic), but if it actually exists. I came up with a simple Python-solution.
Wow, the Apple store is down! Well, it's Tuesday afternoon here in New Zealand and no one really expects anything more than, say, maintenance. But anyway, I caught myself reloading the page every few seconds. Hm, there has to be an easier way.
Ever since I'm here in New Zealand I've been using the free WiFi at every Mc Donalds. Great! Free WiFi! =)
But wait, what's the catch? Well, it's limited to 50MB data per day. Uhm. Sounds like a challenge, doesn't it? ;)