It has been a number of years since I first wrote about scraping PDFs using Python, and it has been by-far my most popular post on this blog.
While Apple is still trying to figure out how to expand Homekit to include more products, the space for 3rd party devices that work on the Apple protocol is still booming. A number of excellent plugins and platforms have been written to bridge the gap in smart home tech for early adopters. Homebridge has been a great ecosystem for smart home enthusiasts to get random devices and scripts into Apple Homekit for a few years now, and it has helped me with numerous unsupported products. Here are a list of must-have accessories that I use in conjunction with Homebridge:
This is a guide to make a very inexpensive smart camera for your Homekit setup.
It would be a great idea for Apple to push HomeKit to Mac OS.
I was browsing the lighting section of my local Walmart for a smart plug, and I found one. WiFi-enabled connectivity for $20. Was it too good to be true?
I wanted to use Django to solve a simple business problem, so I spent a few months of brainstorming and coding and came up with a system that I would like to discuss here.
I’ve coded a crime map for Muckgers, an online student-run publication that I contribute to. I’ve explained in detail in several posts on the site what I’ve done and improved upon, but I thought I would go into more about code and concepts on my blog.
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If you have trouble matching similar company names, you’re more than likely trying to clean up some sort of database. This is one of my major issues that I’ve tried to explore for myself, so hopefully my findings can assist others who find themselves in a similar situation.
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I had a business problem that I ended up solving during after-work hours. I was having trouble comparing two company strings to match them.
Continue reading “cleanco: A Python Module for Checking Business Names”