Thursday, 22 March 2012

How to turn old hard drives into a secure file server: Tutorial | Techgig

Over the last year or two we've been taking advantage of the incredible price drop in traditional spinning hard drives. Until the tragic floods in Thailand, prices had dropped as low as £40 per terabyte.
This had led to many of us upgrading our existing systems with new drives - leaving small piles of 160GB to 500GB drives littered around the country like digital cairns.
The obvious question that springs from this is: what to do with these drives? It's unlikely you'll just want to throw them away; it's a waste of a good drive and even less likely if it had personal data on it. Besides using it in a spare PC you're building, the solution we've struck on is to use them at the heart of a storage pool server.  For more details, click the following link.

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Thursday, 29 December 2011

Sending email via Gmail in Django

While I was learning how to use django-registration application, I need to know that how to send an email for the user to activate the registration.
During this post I want to show how to test it using shell, 
  1. Create a project, startproject pjtname
  2. Edit with code below:
         EMAIL_USE_TLS =True
         EMAIL_HOST = ''
         EMAIL_HOST_USER = ''
         EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'your password'
         EMAIL_PORT = 587
     3. Run interactive mode, python shell
     4. Import the EmailMessage module,
         from django.core.mail import EmailMessage
     5. Send the email,
         email = EmailMessage ('Subject', 'Body', to=['receiver email id'])