Updating the Wikipedia Tamilnadu Literacy Map

On 16th October 2011, I have uploaded a map of Tamilnadu District wise Literacy levels to Wikipedia. It was used in the article about Tamilnadu for a long time, then moved to the Education in Tamilnadu article when a separate article was created. But the map was not in line with the Wikipedia Map Conventions. So, took…… Continue reading Updating the Wikipedia Tamilnadu Literacy Map

A Map of the Chetpet Lake and Eco Park

Chetpet Lake has been developed into a nice waterfront park for walking a few years back. It is maintained diligently with water level balanced between the two parts of the lake depending on the availability, grass moved, plants cared for and the walkways washed off the bird droppings everyday morning. It opens for walkers as…… Continue reading A Map of the Chetpet Lake and Eco Park

Python Tip #8 – reducing looping by using dicts

In situations where you have a list of objects and have to retrieve then in random order, dictionaries can act as lookup tables. This tip is not very obvious, hence this explanation: This method employs a iterator looping through the list of users every time we have to find a user, which means we have…… Continue reading Python Tip #8 – reducing looping by using dicts