Creating A Custom MaxMind mmdb File For Cloud Provider Ranges

I’ve been wanting to create a custom MaxMind mmdb file for alternate IPv4 range classifications for a while, and finally had an opportunity to do so for the $DAYJOB. MaxMind mmdb files are small and easy to work with and provide lightning fast lookups. This repo — — has an R script for pulling… Continue reading

quotebox – An NPR-like Embedded Twitter Quote Generator

I’m an avid NPR listener also follow a number of their programs and people on Twitter. I really dig their [quotable]( tweets. Here’s a sample of a recent one: Minn. state senators cannot look other senators in the eye during floor debate. @ailsachang — NPR News (@nprnews) May 8, 2015 I asked @brianboyer… 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