Clandestine DNS lookups with gdns

Google recently [announced]( their DNS-over-HTTPS API, which _”enhances privacy and security between a client and a recursive resolver, and complements DNSSEC to provide end-to-end authenticated DNS lookups”_. The REST API they provided was pretty simple to [wrap into a package]( and I tossed in some [SPF]( functions that I had lying around to bulk it… Continue reading

A Better Way To Read Nest Data Into R

I glimpsed a [post]( in the RSS feeds today on how to connect Nest data with a Shiny dashboard and was compelled to post a less brute-force way to get data from the Nest API. The authors of the Shiny+Nest post used `system` calls to `curl` and regular expression character vector operations to slice, dice… Continue reading