Writing to an InfluxDB server with Python3

A quick GitHub gist for anyone looking to write to an InfluxDB server with Python3. This is a generic function that accepts three inputs; as an example, I am using…

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…

Calculating compound interest with Python 3

I have a growing interest in finance and analytics, so it felt like a great idea to start creating my own set of financial tools with Python. This article will…

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…

Monitor your public IP address with Python

This is my lean and effective way to monitor your public IP address with Python, specifically Python3. The script – code and GitHub link below – runs on a continuous…

Python 2.7 end-of-life – The time to upgrade is upon us

1st January 2020 marked the official end of python 2.7 development, including feature support and security fixes. Python 2.7 was over 9 years old in development years, making it the…

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…

Kali Linux – How to upgrade python 2.7 to python 3.7

I have covered changing the default version of python in Debian, however for those looking to Google for a quick fix on Kali, I hope that this reaches you well.…

Ubuntu 19.10 – How to upgrade python 2.7 to python 3.7

Much to my surprise, I found that a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.10 was set to use python 2.7 as the default python instance. I have covered changing the default…

Getting started with Python 3 – a beginner’s cheat sheet

I have been getting started with python 3 – I want to make this my primary scripting language. One way I like to assist myself whilst I learn the rope…

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