Aug. 1, 2014, 2:58 a.m.

INTL hashtag usage over time

This little program monitors hashtag numbers in realtime. Alternative, use the SVG directly, which has the benefit of being interactive and not killing my server.


from twython import Twython
import time
import pygal

TWITTER_APP_KEY = '...' #supply the appropriate value

t = Twython(app_key=TWITTER_APP_KEY,
            app_secret=TWITTER_APP_KEY ...

July 4, 2014, 9:37 p.m.

Choosing hardware

Finding hardware that is affordable, reliable and fast.

When planning this NAS, I wanted four things. Affordability, Reliability, low power consumption and Speed. As it turns out you can actually achieve all of these. If you do not care about more in-depth explanations, here is what I ended up with:

  • Intel core i3 4150T So 1150 99,79 EUR
  • Asus P9D-X C222 So. 1150 133,76 EUR
  • 2x4 GB Kingston Value RAM registeredECC 67,86 EUR
  • 8 GB SanDisk Cruzer Fit 8,90 EUR
  • LC Power Cosmo Cool LC-CC95 10,90 EUR
  • Some cheap computer case I had lying arou ...