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Python Scripts Tech

Folding@Home Team Statistics Checker

With COVID-19 on the rise, I’m helping fight back by donating compute power to the Folding@Home project. I run team x0ptis and we’ve completed over 400 work units this first month!

To make it easier to track my team’s progress, I wrote a Python script that downloads statistics and prints them to the terminal. Here’s a screenshot:

Example output screenshot of fah-teamstats.py

You can schedule it to run daily and pipe the output to a log file if you want to see how a team is performing/ranking over time.

If you’re interested in running or modifying it, I’ve uploaded it to GitHub at https://github.com/ratticon/fah-teamstats

Let me know if you find it useful! If you want to contribute to my team, Download the Folding@Home Client and set your team id to 236098. Thanks!

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Raspberry Pi Projects Tech Tutorials

Tutorial: Train Departure Board with Pi, Python and an LCD

In this tutorial I explain how to build a train departures board using a Raspberry Pi, an I2C LCD, Python and the Tokyo Open Data for Public Transportation API.

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ESXi FreeNAS iSCSI Tutorials

Tutorial: How to set up iSCSI for ESXi on FreeNAS 11.2

I run a VMware ESXi 6.5 server and wanted to figure out how to create a datastore on my FreeNAS box and connect it by iSCSI.

As it turns out, it’s not very difficult! The FreeNAS web GUI makes it easy to enable iSCSI and set up a storage volume as an iSCSI target, and you can connect it via the ESXi web GUI using software iSCSI.

Keep reading to found out how to set up iSCSi for ESXi on FreeNAS. Leave a comment and let me know if it helped you out!