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Make code easier to read with explicitly named parameters in Python 3

One of the (few!) frustrating things I find when I’m either reading my own or someone else’s Python code is when I come across a function call like this(1): Arrrgh! Unless you are sufficiently up to speed with the function… Continue Reading →

5. Use a version control system (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 4. Write tests for your code 5. Use a version control system (This… Continue Reading →

How to Deploy Multiple WordPress Sites Using Virtualmin and Ansible on Ubuntu 16

Digital Ocean and Vultr and other VPS providers have an ability to create a snapshot of a server to be reused, and easily spin up a server with your particular configuration – however that locks you in to their platform…. Continue Reading →

4. Write tests for your 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 3. Get acquainted with useful packages 4. Write tests for your code (This post) 5. Use a version control… Continue Reading →

Contributing to an Open Source Python project

A few weeks ago I wrote an Ansible module for Fly. To give you some background, Fly is an application delivery network which I mainly use for auto provisioning SSL certificates for static websites, and Ansible is an open source… 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 →

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 →

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