Introducing pyLegLight – A Python module for the Elgato Key Lights
February 19, 2020
At work, I’ve been spending more time on video calls with our Eastern European office. In order for it to be a reasonable time of day for the team, my calls are either very early in the morning or very late at night. To make sure that both sides get the most out of the limited time we have in the calls, I want the call quality to be the highest possible. That means a clean background, a Logitech C920S HD Pro Webcam and lighting — specifically two Elgato Key Light panels. The panels work super well, perhaps I’ll review them another time, but my first interest was how I can control these lights (which operate over wifi) in a programmatic fashion. Queue some basic reverse engineering and Python — Enter pyLegLight!
OpsCrash Episode #3 – Better late than never
May 26, 2016
We’re continuing our hat-trick streak of weekly OpsCrash episodes. Episode #3 was recorded on Sunday May 22nd, but the posting got a little delay due to… slackers. We managed to finally limit ourselves to just 23 minutes of witty banter covering the latest in: nano wins at SSH, GitLab love fest, custom ASIC for fun and profit, governments always make the best IT choices, dipping your servers in Ranch, and a special bonus.
OpsCrash Episode #2 – SPDY is great, HTTP2 is greater
May 17, 2016
We’re back with Episode #2 of OpsCrash. This week we had some great conversations about a variety of fun topics, including: Why you should definitely store your passwords in Git; The GitHub master race; Everyone always follows the RFC spec, so lets add more cache-controls; Using SPDY because its better than HTTP2; and lastly the future of DevOps is literally yelling at your server. Some of these topics were a lot of fun for us, especially when discussions of SPDY led us to discussing the best browser in the world (Safari), so the run time comes in right about 32 minutes.