From the monthly archives:

September 2007

Yep. Quadruple-barrelled. I always wondered what'd happen if one double-barrelled person married another double-barrelled person. Reg Drax here seems to be Exhibit A.  Our kids are double-barrelled. To save them from Reg' fate, we carefuly chose their middle names so they could ditch the two surnames entirely if necessary.  Thanks, Merlin! 

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Django vs feedparser on dates

by garth on September 1, 2007

I'm having trouble storing feedparser results in a Django model. It's all about timestamps. Feedparser returns timestamps in a standard time nine-tuple, asserting UTC. Django wants datetime objects. So, I'm trying to translate: django_timestamp = datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(time.mktime(feedparser_timestamp)) feedparser_timestamp = django_timestamp.utctimetuple() This works fine for the majority of timestamps, but sometimes translating to datetime and back mutates […]

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