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andystanton / Simple Python 3 HTTP 1.1
Last active May 1, 2019
Simple Python 3 HTTP/1.1 Server
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This is a Python 3 HTTP/1.1 server bound to on port 8000 using only the standard library.


I wanted to start a simple Python 3 web server using HTTP 1.1 that is capable of responding with an arbitrary message and depends only on Python and standard library modules.

The BaseHTTPRequestHandler docs did not provide a working example that meets these requirements, and examples that I found on the web used the default of HTTP 1.0 which does not require the Content-Length header to be set on the response.

andystanton / JVM DNS TTL
Last active Aug 20, 2019
A script that inspects the DNS TTL for a JVM in a supplied Docker image.

A script that inspects the DNS TTL for a JVM in a supplied Docker image. The image must also contain a JDK.

It does this by generating a Docker image containing a Java program that outputs the JVM's DNS TTL and executing this, then cleaning up the container, image and temporary files.


$ ./ openjdk:8
andystanton / Start up local Docker Machine on OSX
Last active May 16, 2020
Start up local Docker Machine on OSX automatically.
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This script is no longer required with Docker for Mac which includes an option to run Docker at startup and doesn't use docker-machine to administer the local Docker engine.


  • Docker Machine + Docker
  • curl
  • A Virtualbox-driven Docker Machine called "default" docker-machine create --driver virtualbox default (this is the default with Docker toolkit).
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# A Liquid tag for Jekyll sites that allows embedding Lightbox images.
# Adapted to work with
# as well as allowing remote image urls and commas in image titles.
# original author: kyoendo
# modified by: andystanton
# original Source URL:
# modified Source URL:
andystanton /
Last active Jul 30, 2017
Ghost2Jekyll: Converts ghost 0.4.2 sqlite db posts to jekyll 2.3.0 markdown posts.
#!/usr/bin/env python3
# This script is provided to show how I migrated from Ghost 0.4.2
# to Jekyll 2.3.0 and is used at your own risk. Back up your blog
# before trying it out.
def getPostTemplate():
with open('', 'r') as f:
posttemplate =
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