Current Location

November 9, 2008

I travel a lot more than I used to. You can now keep track of where I am (approximately) in the sidebar of this blog. The data is pulled from my Dopplr account and represented using a Google Static Map.

def get_current_city(self):
    key = 'current_city/now'
    current_city = memcache.get(key)
    if not current_city:
        response = urlfetch.fetch("" + settings.DOPPLR_TOKEN)
        if response.status_code == 200:
            data = simplejson.loads(response.content)
            current_city = data["traveller"]["current_city"]
            current_city["maps_api_key"] = settings.MAPS_API_KEY
            memcache.set(key, current_city, 60*60*5)
            current_city = None
    return current_city