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Planets and Webhooks: a simple Flask app

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Jul. 22, 2020

As a Developer Advocate for an API company, I spend a lot of time talking about APIs and webhooks and HTTP in general. Recently I've been focussing on HTTP tools, but I really wanted a very simple example API that I could use that would return JSON but really let me focus on the tools, not the API.…


Neopixel Shelf

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Jul. 18, 2020

In these days of video calling in place of any other social contact, I've seen a lot of excellent video backgrounds. Perhaps I'm old-fashioned but I went the traditional route, and set up my computer close to a wall (so you can't see the mess in the room) and added a nice pinboard behind me. I look…



Accessing Nested Config with Viper

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Jun. 25, 2020

I'm writing a Go application that glues together a bunch of other things, so it has a whole bunch of basically unrelated config, dumped in a yaml file. I was struggling a little with this non-standard use of Viper but actually, it does everything I needed. And, presumaby, more besides. I thought I…


Use a Local Version of a Library in Go

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Jun. 15, 2020

I have a couple of projects in Go where I need to work with a branch that isn't the released version of a library that my code depends on. This happens when I'm the developer of the library and an application to use it, or when I'm a contributor to the library so I have my own fork and will want to…


OBS Studio, Ubuntu 20.04 and a Wacom Tablet

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on May. 31, 2020

When I upgraded my computers to Ubuntu 20.04, I noticed a weird problem with OBS when using an old Wacom Bamboo tablet (because, have you ever tried to use OBS without a pointing device?). I couldn't actually click anything! The pointer seemed to be ... pointing to the wrong place. After some resea…