Brandon Konkle
Brandon Konkle

Freelance full-stack Node & React developer, supporter of intersectional social justice, enthusiastic nerd, loving husband, and father. Hire me for your next project!

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Django

Snippet: Django Columns Filter

I was looking around for an easy way to split lists of items into columns in a way that the number of items in each column would be less than or equal to the number of items in the first column. This prevents a final column with several more items than the others. I came across an old post from Annie Mullin that established a templatetag…

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Django-Reporter

This week I finished up the initial release of Django-Reporter, my first open-source project based on work I've done for my full-time employer, Pegasus News. At Pegasus we send daily, weekly, and monthly email reports out to several people. We have a quite complex codebase, so we need these reports to be as flexible as possible. Limitat…

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DRY Ajax Comments

Back in February, I posted an entry about adding Ajax functionality to the built-in comments app. I always intended to go back and improve this method, but didn't get the chance until now. Yesterday I decided to take another look, and I found a much better way of achieving this functionality without violating the DRY principal like I di…

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Easily Working With Pinax on Multiple Machines

I've been working on a project using the excellent Pinax platform, and I wanted to share some of the tricks I use to make it easier to work with. You can find out more about Pinax by visiting their site. I'm working with their recent 0.7beta3 release, so if you're still on an earlier version things may be a bit different. Virtualenv is…

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