Countly Two Factor Authentication Plugin

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Countly is an enterprise grade Web and Mobile Analytics platform which provides a 360° view of your customer journey on mobile and web. Countly’s unique plugin architecture, rich default feature set, deployment flexibility and tailored SLA coverage makes it the… Continue reading →

Top five reasons why Engineers should use Python (instead of Matlab / MathCAD / Excel)

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Before getting into programming, I worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the steel and rail industry. Whilst a lot of engineering inevitably involves boring bits like finance and project management, we do spend a fair amount of time doing mathematical… Continue reading →

AndyPi WordPress & Landing Page Hosting

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AndyPi offers managed WordPress hosting and single-landing page / events page web hosting. Our customized service is specifically for people who want the hassle taken out of their web presence – we don’t give you have loads of different logins… Continue reading →

3. Get acquainted with useful packages (Python: beginner to pro in five steps)

Top five things to improve your coding (in no particular order): 1. Document your code (automatically) 2. Write Object Oriented code 3. Get acquainted with useful packages (This post) 4. Write tests for your code 5. Use a version control… Continue reading →

2. Write Object Oriented Code (Python: beginner to pro in five steps)

Top five things to improve your coding (in no particular order): 1. Document your code (automatically) 2. Write Object Oriented code (This post) 3. Get acquainted with useful packages 4. Write tests for your code 5. Use a version control… Continue reading →

Automating Global HTTPS Deployment using Fly’s API and Ansible

When it comes to deployment, Ansible is fast becoming the tool of choice for many DevOps engineers. When I discovered the benefits of using Fly – especially for HTTPS – I thought it would be a really useful to automate… Continue reading →

Dolly Build Notes (Prusa i3 Mk2 clone 3D printer)

I’ve just finished building my first 3D printer and have made some first steps in tuning it. I won’t go over all the steps as there are many great resources online. I chose to make a Prusa i3 Mk2 as… Continue reading →

How to get Bitcoin Cash (BCC) from your paper wallet

If like me, you owned bitcoin (BTC) and it was stored in a paper wallet BEFORE 1st August 2017, you also have the same amount in bitcoin cash (BCH). In summary, BCH is a hard fork of BTC, basically it… Continue reading →

Raspberry Pi SMS to email gateway – Part 4

In this final part, we’ll complete the gateway by setting up our relay to send an sms by sending an email. 1. Setup DNS and Mailgun I part 3 we already partially setup mailgun, but now you’ll need to add… Continue reading →

Mining Monero XMR Crypto Currency on Raspberry Pi

UPDATE DEC 2 2017: Please see comment at the bottom for a suggestion of a miner that currently works! I’ve got a Pi 3 that’s hanging around doing nothing so I thought I would try and use it to mine… Continue reading →

Raspberry Pi SMS to email gateway – Part 3

This is part 3 of our series in building an SMS to email gateway. Now we’re setup with the hardware tested and working, it’s time to write some python code for receiving an SMS and forwarding it to an email… Continue reading →

Raspberry Pi SMS to email gateway – Part 2

See part 1 for the introduction. I decided as this was going to be a permanent project I should make a case for it. Nowadays this is now really easy to make a custom case yourself using 3D printing –… Continue reading →

Raspberry Pi SMS to email gateway – Part 1

Two Factor Authentication by SMS is a reasonable security addition, but it can be very infuriating. It’s impossible to sign up for a google account without a mobile number, and if you change your number you can easily get locked… Continue reading →

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