Thanks to a comment suggestion, the Rforecastio package is now up to version 1.3.0 and has a new parameter which lets you specify which time conversion function you want to use. Details are up on [github](https://github.com/hrbrmstr/Rforecastio).
I’ve bumped up the version number of `Rforecastio` ([github](https://github.com/hrbrmstr/Rforecastio)) to `1.1.0`. The new features are: – removing the SSL certificate bypass check (it doesn’t need it anymore) – using `plyr` for easier conversion of JSON-\>data frame – adding in a new `daily` forecast data frame – roxygen2 inline documentation library(Rforecastio) library(ggplot2) library(plyr) # NEVER… Continue reading
Over on the [Data Driven Security Blog](http://datadrivensecurity.info/blog/posts/2014/Apr/making-better-dns-txt-record-lookups-with-rcpp/) there’s a post on how to use `Rcpp` to interface with an external library (in this case `ldns` for DNS lookups). It builds on [another post](http://datadrivensecurity.info/blog/posts/2014/Apr/firewall-busting-asn-lookups/) which uses `system()` to make a call to `dig` to lookup DNS `TXT` records. The core code is below and at both… Continue reading
I’ve been getting a huge uptick in views of my Slopegraphs in Python post and I think it’s due to @edwardtufte’s recent slopegraph contest announcement. The original Python code is crufty and a mess mostly due to the intermittent attention to it, wanting to reduce dependencies and hacking vs programming. I’ve been wanting to do… Continue reading
It started with a local R version and migrated to a Shiny version and is now in full D3 glory. Some down time gave me the opportunity to start a basic D3 version of the outage map, but it needs a bit of work as it relies on a page meta refresh to update (every… Continue reading
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
R lacks some of the more “utilitarian” features found in other scripting languages that were/are more geared—at least initially—towards systems administration. One of the most frustrating missing pieces for security data scientists is the lack of ability to perform basic IP address manipulations, including reverse DNS resolution (even though it has nsl() which is just… Continue reading
The topic of “IP intelligence” gets a nod in the book that @jayjacobs & I are writing and it was interesting to see just how many sites purport to “know something” about an IP address. I shamelessly admit to being a Chrome user and noticed there were no tools that made it possible to right-click… Continue reading