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…

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…

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…

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…

Debian 9 – How to upgrade python 3.5 to python 3.7

I recently spent 30 minutes figuring out how to upgrade to python 3.7 and subsequently pip version on a fresh install of Debian 9. I ran into a number of…

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