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Last active July 12, 2023 18:53
Authentication for Google / YouTube Analytics using a Brand Account

Google / YouTube Authentication using a Brand Account

Below describes the only way I was able to get (programmatic) access to the YouTube Analytics API on behalf of our Brand Account. Google documentation is convoluted, to say the least, so if you know a more straightforward way, please do share.

Getting a Client ID and Refresh Token

  1. Create a Project in the Developers Console -
  2. Go to the Library tab and enable desired APIs (e.g. YouTube Analytics)
  3. Go to OAuth consent screen and make project external. Select Test mode
  1. Install ptvsd using the same Python interpreter Qgis uses. E.g. on Windows:
C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\Python37\python.exe -m pip install ptvsd==4.3.2 
  1. Add a debug configuration to launch.json:
    "name": "Python: Remote Attach",
veuncent / docker_tls_ubuntu_16.04
Created October 5, 2018 10:29
Setup TLS for Docker (Ubuntu 16.04)
- Create a CA, keys and certificates
- Source:
# Create certs dir
mkdir ~/certs
cd ~/certs
# Ca key
openssl genrsa -aes256 -out ca-key.pem 4096
veuncent / create_wagtail_pages_through_migration
Last active August 26, 2021 07:39
Set wagtail (home)pages programmatically during Django Migrations
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
from __future__ import unicode_literals
from django.db import migrations, models
from wagtail.wagtailcore.models import Page, Site
def forwards_func(apps, schema_editor):
HomePage = apps.get_model('website', 'HomePage')
veuncent /
Last active March 19, 2024 18:16
Delete all archives in an AWS Vault

AWS Glacier: Delete vault

Follow these steps to remove all archives from an AWS vault. After this is finished, you will be able to delete the vault itself through the browser console.

Step 1 / Retrieve inventory

This will create a job that collects required information about the vault.

$ aws glacier initiate-job --job-parameters '{"Type": "inventory-retrieval"}' --account-id YOUR_ACCOUNT_ID --region YOUR_REGION --vault-name YOUR_VAULT_NAME 
veuncent /
Last active September 29, 2023 15:56
AWS Auto Scaling Groups: scheduled start/stop

Tutorial: scheduled start/stop of EC2 instances managed by Auto Scaling Groups

If your EC2 instances in AWS are managed through Auto Scaling Groups, it is easy to schedule startup and shutdown of those instances, e.g. to save money.

This tutorial walks you through setting up an AWS Lambda function that is triggered by CloudWatch Events and automatically changes the min, max and desired instances in your Auto Scaling Group(s).

The idea is to toggle between 0 (stop) and a specifed min, max and desired amount of instances (start), so you only need a single Lambda function. The premise is that you do not touch these Auto Scaling Group settings manually, or you might make your EC2 instances nocturnal.

Create new Lambda function and Start Event

veuncent /
Last active February 21, 2024 00:58
Debugging Django apps running in Docker using ptvsd - Visual Studio (Code)

Remote debugging in Docker (for Django apps)

In order to enable debugging for your Django app running in a Docker container, follow these steps using Visual Studio (Code):

  1. Add ptvsd to your requirements.txt file
ptvsd == 4.3.2
  1. To your launch.json, add this: