Andy McKay

May 02, 2008

Django miscellany

My colleagues got hit by this issue the other day. It's a definite annoyance, and just for the record here's my version, just on the off chance that os.curdir is different.

import os
this = os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__))

    "%s/jobs/templates" % this,

On other things I integrated django-openid the other day into a Django site and its really nice. It worked really well, although I do have to find a way of altering the templates to go nicely into my Page Templated site. I do have to put in some work to the login screen. I have to explain the OpenId login, without making it too daunting and provide an easy way to create an account.

Finally I had a quick play with Google maps. Want to show a map based on a UK postcode? How about:

          var postcode = "L7 9NJ";
          if (postcode != "") {
              if (GBrowserIsCompatible()) {
                var map = new GMap2(mapnode);
                var lookup = new GClientGeocoder();
                map.addControl(new GSmallMapControl());                
                lookup.getLatLng(postcode, function(point){
                    map.setCenter(point, 12);

Yay. Not the encoding has to done with setBaseCountryCode as UK, not or gb. Otherwise it centres on Germany, not Liverpool.