Jesse Almanrode

Jesse Almanrode

A New Backup Solution

After thinking I’d found the golden solution for backups for all my workstations using CrashPlan’s free “computer-to-computer” backups, they announced that they were discontinuing their home version. This meant that I needed to either upgrade to their “new” small business plan ($10 per computer/month) which, as an aside, didn’t include the computer-to-computer backup option (the reason I selected them in the first place) or do as they suggested and migrate to the uber-expensive Carbonite for $50 per computer/year.

Site Updated

You may have noticed things look a bit different around here lately. That is because I’ve recently completed a migration to using HUGO for my CMS. I chose HUGO becuase of its ability to control an entire site using static files and Markdown meaning that I can store the content of my site in Git and keep its history there. Alongside HUGO I’m using hugodeploy to help me build/publish the changes to content here.

Iblox Released

Good morning! I would like to announce that I have finally finished an initial release of a new/recently Open Soruce project named iblox! This Python module is a highly extensible wrapper for the Infoblox WAPI. This project has been in the works for over a year now inside my employer, Level 3 Communications, but I was just recently granted approval to make it open source. Hope you enjoy the module and if you have any questions/issues please visit my BitBucket page for the project: https://bitbucket.

SSHreader Released

Good morning! I would like to announce that I have finally finished an initial release of a new/recently Open Soruce project named SSHreader! This Python module sets the Paramiko SSH module on top of Python’s multiprocessing and multithreading capabilities to allow a developer to run and collate SSH jobs to hundreds of UNIX machines almost simultaneously. This project has been in the works for over a year now inside my employer, Level 3 Communications, but I was just recently granted approval to make it open source.

Bye Bye Scripts

Thought I would drop a quick line “on the line” and just let everyone know that as of this moment I am not going to be developing the following projects anymore: ASTwitterLibrary LittleBirdOSX Lyricatcher The primary reason for the first two is that some of the changes that twitter has made in recent years (moving all API replies to JSON for example) has made native AppleScript support for using their API very difficult.