Monthly Archives: May 2019

Customizing the Navigation

Though I am using Django for my project, the eventual goal is to separate out (i.e., de-couple) the backend completely. But for now, I am where I am.

My goal, for now, is to create a custom / dynamic Navigation that is based on the user’s role / type. This will allow me to “show” the page(s) the user should have access to.

The other part of the equation would be to prevent users access to page(s) they should NOT have access to.

– manzoor



Half the Story

I have always been bothered by the employment number. Or more precisely – the unemployment number.

I have always known that the unemployment, or employment, number is not related to the total population. Which made things more bothersome. While the total population is not mentioned along with the employment / unemployment number (which makes sense), but the number that should be available along with the unemployment number – the total employable population, is never available. When I did try to find this number – not only was it not easy to find, there seems to be different number for this at different sources. They all seem to use their own criteria of who should be in the pool of employable population.

But before I even begin to look into the various disparity in this definition, it seemed to me that we could never really know the number of people who are voluntarily and constantly leave or join the job market.

– manzoor

Building Blocks

I am currently working on a User Authentication module for a Django project and am anticipating using this in other Django projects. Wondering, not just with the User Authentication module, but other similar common building block modules that I could be working on and using in various projects – how would I plan on doing that.

I am also, for now at least, using Django as my backend for not only the web and mobile applications I am currently working on but also the native iOS apps I have plans to begin soon.

– manzoor