Leader Election with Consul and Golang

Leader election is the process of designating a single node as the organizer of some task distributed among several nodes. The leader will be responsible for managing the others and coordinate the actions performed by other nodes. If for any reason the leader fails, other nodes will elect another leader and so on. This can help to ensure that nodes don’t conflict with each other.

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Django Custom Month and Year Lookup

Everyone want to keep Django timezone support but sometimes you need to keep your SQL queries a way from timezone conversion especially if by default your application timezone is UTC. Django will do something like this CONVERT_TZ(`app_incident`.`datetime`, 'UTC', 'UTC')) and it will return Null if the timezone table is empty. Even that conversion is not even needed.

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Django Custom Lookups

By default Django has a date lookup that support timezones. It actually will wrap your field with CONVERT_TZ in case USE_TZ is True. This is pretty awesome unless you have timezones table empty because this call will return Null.

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