I’ve just published a new github repository that includes a simple library and tool for querying basic information from Minecraft servers. This library will let you determine if a server is online, what the MOTD is, how many players are currently logged in, and what the player limit is.
Sometime earlier this month I started noticing more frequent problems with my internet connection at home. Flash back to June of this year, our local Frys Electronics had a sale on the Netgear WNDR3700. I had done a quick search in store and found that the WNDR3700 was supported by DD-WRT, so I picked one … [Read more…]
Over the weekend, my roommate and I made a trip to HSC for some random hard-to-find parts. Looking around their back room, I spotted a box of surplus industrial signal towers. There were many different varieties, I picked up the above unit still wrapped in bubble wrap inside a plastic sleeve. Another open unit had … [Read more…]
Home theatre devices do not like to play nice together. They each use separate protocols and methods for command and control, and finding documentation or sample code on how they work is often difficult. I have written two small libraries and put them up on GitHub for devices I have come in contact with: The … [Read more…]
Currently it is quite cold in New England, Google says about 28F in my home town. Our house has a wood burning stove in the basement that we like to keep burning so the room is about 70F. With the help of some python from Mikal Still, and some left over one-wire serial experiments, I … [Read more…]
Not that long ago I was searching for a way to find the printer a job sent to a CUPS class printed to. After poking around on the cups.org forums, Michael Sweet responded with information about the “job-actual-printer-uri” IPP attribute. The code is something like: self.cups = cups.Connection() def getActualPrinter(self, jobid): job_attributes = self.cups.getJobAttributes(jobid) return … [Read more…]