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Tom:News/Volume 29

I very excited about a programming project I'm working on. I'm writing a python program to monitor the health of websites using a combination of Selenium, MySQL, lxml, logging and autologging, Crypto.Cipher, Splunk, and Chrome webdriver (with hooks for Firefox, IE, Opera, and Safari). I've coded the program so that it works in both Linux and Windows with no modification to any of the programs, libraries, or configuration files.

The program uses XML based configuration files as input into the program to test the health of each website. No background in python is required to create new website health checks XML files. Only minimum background in XML is necessary.

This is my first programming project in almost 38 years, as well as the first time I've ever programmed in python. I'm sure most python programmers would be appalled by my code, but I'm very happy with it.

--Tom Stevenson (talk) 11:13, 24 January 2018 (EST)


Tom:News/Volume 28

I just joined About.Me, which is a nice web service to promote yourself on the internet. My About.Me page is https://About.me/Thomas.R.Stevenson.

--Tom Stevenson (talk) 14:33, 7 September 2017 (EDT)


Tom:News/Volume 27

I just became a member of Keybase.io. A website and cross-platform application devoted to "Crypto for everyone" (Not just programmers)!

--Tom Stevenson (talk) 17:59, 7 July 2017 (EDT)


Tom:News/Volume 26

Added a poem to my Random Thoughts page, I don't have potential, Author Unknown.

--Tom Stevenson (talk) 13:14, 13 August 2016 (EDT)


Tom:News/Volume 25

I'm starting the writeup of my AIDE m4 configuration script.

--Tom Stevenson (talk) 14:59, 21 January 2016 (EST)


Tom:News/Volume 23

Added one of my favorite parody songs to my Random Thoughts page, The Bug Came Back, by Joel Polowin.

--Tom Stevenson (talk) 18:46, 2 February 2014 (EST)


Tom:News/Volume 22

Don't forget to get your Obama Flowers while you can still afford them! Oops, to late.

--Tom Stevenson (talk) 11:53, 25 July 2014 (EDT)


Tom:News/Volume 21

This version of my wiki is running under Fedora. Cool!

--Tom Stevenson (talk) 14:35, 3 July 2013 (EDT)


Tom:News/Volume 20

I've updated my list of IM Accounts, and listed them in order of my preference.

--Tom Stevenson (talk) 11:54, 25 July 2014 (EDT)


Tom:News/Volume 19

I've added the following disclaimer to most of the Solaris documentation I've written for this wiki.


This documentation can be redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.

Unless required by applicable law, this documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

This documentation should not be used as a replacement for a valid Oracle service contract and/or an Oracle service engagement. Failure to follow Oracle guidelines for installation and/or maintenance could result in service/warranty issues with Oracle.

Use of this documentation is at your own risk!

--Tom Stevenson (talk) 17:11, 26 May 2015 (EDT)



--Tom Stevenson (talk) 17:14, 26 May 2015 (EDT)

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