Pylons: Tokyo and Redis for caching backend

August 25, 2009 § Leave a comment

First of all, I love Tokyo and already use Tokyo as secondary database for Pylons development and so far it has been a great success.

Since my box does not have a lot of memory, and a lot more disk space, it make sense to use Tokyo as caching solution instead of memcache.

Quick googling revealed that Jack Hsu has already implemented beaker’s Tokyo extension. His snippet works out of the box.

For my use case, I change the serializing strategy to using pickle instead of json. My reasoning is that pickle allows serializing complex object and I don’t have requirement for portability on cache data.

You can find the Tokyo extension here. I added Redis extension as well since it is very similar to Tokyo.

Edit (08/26/2009): Added extension for Dynomite

Edit (08/26/2009): Added extension for Ringo

[fixing bad layout]

SSH: OS X -> Ubuntu, getting the delete key to work as expected

August 2, 2009 § Leave a comment

I have this nagging problem SSH from OS X to ubuntu on VPS environment.

The delete key does FORWARD DELETE!

While it is not a big deal, but it does bother me. This post told me the simple step to mitigate that problem:

1. Go to the terminal preferences
2. Go to settings
3. Under advanced click Delete sends Ctrl-H

Reference:

http://www.oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog/2008/06/tnt_tiny_nix_tip_getting_delet.html

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