Rforecastio Update

Thanks to a comment, I tweaked the data retrieval to ignore SSL cert errors. You can change that tweak back if you go through the pain of updating the SSL libraries on your Windows boxes (it doesn’t seem to be an issue on OS X/Linux). I also changed the date routines to use as.POSIXlt instead… Continue reading

nizdos – Nest Thermometer Notifications And Data Logging In Python

I’ve had a Nest thermometer for a while now and it’s been an overall positive experience. It’s given me more visibility into our heating/cooling system usage, patterns and preferences; plus, it actually saved us money last winter. We try to avoid running the A/C during the summer, and it would have been really helpful if… Continue reading

My Picks From #PyCon2013

While you can (and should) view [all the presentations](https://speakerdeck.com/pyconslides) from #PyCon2013, here are my picks for the ones that interested me the most, as they focus on scaling, mapping, automation (both web & electronics) and data analysis: – [Chef: Why you should automate your web infrastructure](https://speakerdeck.com/pyconslides/chef-why-you-should-automate-your-web-infrastructure-by-kate-heddleston) by Kate Heddleston – [Messaging at Scale at Instagram](https://speakerdeck.com/pyconslides/messaging-at-scale-at-instagram-by-rick-branson)… Continue reading