Coming from a company that specialized in setting up private clouds using OpenStack, I can attest that yes, it often does save you money moving off the public cloud even after factoring in all the TCO line items. However, it is difficult. You definitely need some support on your side or in-house experts.
Category: System Administration
Click is a Python package for creating beautiful command line interfaces … referenced in my last past, stashing here for later review.
I’ve written a few CLI tools in Python myself over the years. Simon has some interesting, thoughtful tips and tricks: https://simonwillison.net/2023/Sep/30/cli-tools-python/
Too funny – 15 years until the end of time: https://www.epochalypse.today/
Web and mail server reputation tool: https://talosintelligence.com
I love it haha…check it out here.
I lied – this post isn’t going to be about how I built the Twitter bot. There are dozens of half-way decent tutorials scattered across the web and even a couple of decent ones and you’re welcome to exercise your DuckDuckGo-Fu or Google-Fu and figure it out.
Instead, this will be about my experience wading into the collective dumpster fire/garbage pit that is Twitter with some simple automation.
Been working on lots of little personal projects lately, but find myself running into that old problem of, too much shit to do with not enough time to do it. That’s another way to say, color me lazy, but let’s not reinvent the wheel with everything I do.
Born of this labor…
I found a fairly decent online tutorial for creating a Twitter sentiment analyzer. Though helpful, I didn’t find that it was particularly intuitive, put together fairly well or workable in Python 3.
So, I took the concepts and substantial amount of the code and started fixing, modifying and rewriting…
Published in 1983 but still timely: ~5K words – 18-20 minutes