Prahlad Yeri

Freelance Programmer and Writer

How to clear individual site cookies on android firefox

One might wonder why an entire blog post is needed for a simple matter of clearing cookies on a web browser in the 21st century. But believe it or not, such are the state of things when it comes to android browsing! Firefox is a great browser to have on … Read More

How to use robocopy for taking regular backups on Windows

Having switched from linux to windows recently, I was looking for an rsync alternative. rsync is a popular tool in the linux world used for taking routine backups and also general file transfer. But since I use it mostly for backups and I'm mostly a command line dude, I was … Read More

A crash course in Python Packaging

This guide isn't for the newbie who is just learning python programming (they are better off doing a "proper" reading of the official docs instead). This is for the seasoned coder who dabbles in multiple technologies and needs a quick refresher on how to go about building a neat zip … Read More

Migrating Disqus comments into Wordpress

Further to my earlier blog post about How to Import Disqus comments into Wordpress, I've found that script solution to be a bit trickier for first time users who want to migrate disqus comments from their earlier blog to the new wordpress blog. The disqus_parse.php is exactly the same … Read More

Why you should never use the dict.get() method in Python

There is an increasing trend towards using the dict.get() method in Python, its very widely used in many tutorials and examples too. Condsider the below example for instance: >>> dd = {'a': 1} >>> dd.get('a') 1 This simple dictionary dd has only one key ('a') and its corresponding value is … Read More

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