I’m currently finishing up some of my “part written” blog posts, and after releasing my post around CPD planning I thought I would get my DevOps post out as well. Over the last few years, I have been learning to be more agile and carry out tasks with a DevOps mindset (or at least try … Continue reading What Is DevOps?
I’m a big fan of trying to improve my knowledge and skills (it’s one of the reasons I started this blog), and one of the great ways of doing this is having a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan. A CPD plan helps to map out what you want to learn, targets you want to meet, … Continue reading Always Learning: How A CPD Plan Can Help
It's half term in the UK which means that GeekTechV2 and I have had chance to get outside and carry out some science fun. In this case, adding some Mentos to some Diet Coke. https://youtu.be/-MCDegrPQvo We used 3 bottles (1.5 Litres per bottle) of Diet Coke to see the reaction. The reaction is physical and … Continue reading Mentos and Diet Coke
A post looking at Python Unit Tests and GitLab CI.
I've written blog posts on how to install Grafana and data exporters using Ansible (https://geektechstuff.com/2020/06/25/grafana-prometheus-and-node-exporter-on-raspberry-pi-via-ansible-raspberry-pi-and-linux/) and a blog post on adding users to Grafana using an API call (https://geektechstuff.com/2021/01/06/using-an-api-call-to-make-multiple-grafana-users-python/), but after re-reading my blog posts I decided to automate the process (previously a manual step in the Ansible post) of adding data sources. I have … Continue reading Grafana – Using An API Call To Add DataSources (Python)
With a Raspberry Pi Pico and a Pimoroni Pico Display in hand, I have decided to try and make a game. The Pico Display has a colour LED, so for my first attempt I decided to utilise it for a game of “Follow The LED”. The game is similar to one most people play as … Continue reading Follow The LED with Raspberry Pi Pico and Pico Display Part 1(Python)
Over recent years my skills with the Python language have grown. This has been down to self-learning, online courses and several excellent books. However, at times I get the feeling that my Python skills are lacking the finesse and finish that other programmers have. Is it because my skills are missing something? If you get … Continue reading Beyond The Basic Stuff With Python – Book Review (Python)
It's January 2021 and the awesome folks over at Raspberry Pi have announced a new device, a micro controller called the Raspberry Pi Pico. The full details / news about the device can be found at: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-silicon-pico-now-on-sale/ . I grabbed one from the excellent Pimoroni and with speedy delivery from Royal Mail it arrived over … Continue reading The Raspberry Pi Pico / Pimoroni Pico Display