Collect bitcoin price data with python and Coinbase

Cryptocurrencies have been back on the popular agenda lately, thanks mostly to the surging value of Bitcoin. I have been interested, but not massively invested in cryptocurrency for many years.…

Debian 10 – How to upgrade python 3.7 to python 3.9

I have covered this a number of times in the past and the posts have proved popular and useful to many. So, here is my guide for updating to the…

How to invoke UAC in a Windows Batch script

Here is my quick and easy way to raise the privilage level of a Windows Batch script; allowing you to run your code at an administrator level. This is not…

How To call a bash command with variables in Python

A quick Google of the above only seemed to give me answers for the inverse, calling a python script from a bash shell and handing it variables. At least, the…

Copy Paste in vSphere before installing VMware tools

I’ve spent enough time building VMs in vSphere to know that the first few minutes between starting the VM and getting VMware Tools installed is agonising. Similar to my ‘Copy…

Automatically pause Spotify with the 3CX client

This is a really old script that I just found in my archive, but it still works all the same. The goal was to write a small script that would…

Python 3 SSH with Paramiko

I have a number of projects which I am currently working on which usually involve a raspberry pi and so other TCP enabled object. One project, in particular, is to…

How To: Python infinite loops with while true

Here is a quick guide on how to create an infinite loop in python using a ‘while true’ statement. There are number of reason that you might want to implement…

Prevent Screensavers and Lock-screens with Powershell

There might be a number of reasons to want to prevent your windows screensavers and lock-screens from engaging and in some cases (no doubt yours if you have hit this…

Kasa home automation with IFTTT and python webhooks

They say that the long tail page titles are best for SEO, well this one certainly should be up there with the best of them. In this post, I am…

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