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April 19, 2014 / tshrinivasan

planning for Photography activities in kanchipuram

I met my old school friend Senthil, Ranga studio, kanchipuram.

We discussed the following things.

Copyrights of photographs.

About creative commons.

How photographers can contribute to Wikipedia

Creating awareness of creative commons license among photographers.

Conduct a photowalk for Wikipedia.

Create photography club.

Training on gimp and other free software on photography.

He will talk the photographers association and we will plan for the further activities.

April 19, 2014 / tshrinivasan

Need venue for kanchilug meetings with internet


Kanchilug meetings are happening at sri narayanaguru school nowadays.

To have more practical learning and contributing as a group, we need a venue with internet access.

We can do some activities or contributions in our meetings along of talks.

Looking for a venue with internet connection so that we can do things and learn.

Help us to find venue for our meetings.

Venue can be any office or home.


April 16, 2014 / tshrinivasan

Good book scanners required

We are planning to digitize a old private library which has around 100000 public domain books.

To preserve them, we are looking for good high end scanners.

I got the info about

Is there any other good scanner for such huge work?

Please share your thoughts on this.

Thanks a lot.

April 4, 2014 / tshrinivasan

Workshop on PHP/MySQL at Chennai

Mr. Yoganand is organising a Free Workshop on PHP/MySQL for beginners.

Date : April 5 2014

Time : 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM

Introduction :

Day 1 :
What is open source & closed source .

linux distributions :
Installation of Ubuntu
Whats LAMP stack
How PHP works
Installation of LAMP in Ubuntu
example codding in PHP

Day 2 :
Variables, Strings, Include & Require, Control statements, Functions, Array,

Day 3 :
Forms, POST & GET, While Loop, For Loop, For Each, file concepts,
Session & cookies
mini project

Day 4 :
Sending email via email class
Reviewing project

Venue: Free Software Foundation, TamilNadu

36 (old #24) Thanikachalam Road,
Flat No. 2, First Floor, B Block, Silverpark Apartments,
T. Nagar, Chennai – 600017.
Phone: 044 – 43504670

Requirements : You must take your own laptop.

It is nice to have Ubuntu Linux installed already.
Else, make one partition free to install ubuntu at the first class.

How to register?

Send a mail to yoganandgopalan AT gmail DOT com
with following details.

1, Name
2. Email
3. College/Organization
4. Contact Number

We can have 10-15 people only.

March 23, 2014 / tshrinivasan

How to create Ebooks ? – Video Tutorial in Tamil

I have created a video tutorial on how we are creating ebooks in epub, mobi, A4 PDF and 6 Inch PDF for in Tamil.

Check it here.

You can read as text in English here –

We can create an ebook in 20-30 min very easily using

Feel free ask for any queries on this.

We are getting more requests for ebook creation for We need more volunteers for bringing many books.

Join in our mailing list to contribute.!forum/freetamilebooks

Thanks for authors who release their works in creative commons license.

Thanks for the great volunteers for running this social activity.

see this too
Introduction to in Tamil -

March 19, 2014 / tshrinivasan

Learning Django – Day 2 – Databases

In Day 2 of learning Django, explored this link.

Practiced the following.

  • Creating Models
  • Connecting with Sqlite Database
  • Creating Tables automatically
  • Playing with Django shell to explore tables as objects
  • Creating data population script
  • Creating Admin Interface

It is very interesting to know that Django takes care of the Databased related stuff automatically using its ORM.

Though it seems like learning lot of new things, we need to know all of them.

It really needs to learn lot before driving an aeroplane.

Once learnt, we can FLY :-)

March 18, 2014 / tshrinivasan

Learning Django – read log Day 1

Django is a python based web framework to build web applications rapidly.

Like any other framework like Ruby On Rails, Symphony, cakephp this Django has a steep learning curve.

The online documentation is to informative to begin with.

I am looking for a step by step walkthrough with an example application development.

Got the book "Effective Django"

Read through it.

Practised few chapters.

still wanter more.

Finally, stopped at "Tango with Django"

This book is the simplest book to learn Django.

I installed Django, learnt about its settings, url mapping and template system in 4 chapters.

Will practise atleast one chapter per day.

Tons of applications are to be created for Tamil language

Hope this Django will make them all possible, faster.


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