Matt Canty's Writing Place

I am Matt Canty, an engineer of varying titles who helps tech companies run reliable and fault-tolerant software platforms. Just send me an email:

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Learning to Play Guitar

January 17, 2021

Learning to play any instrument can be a challenge. The challenge is to maintain continuous effort.

Accessing Nest Thermostat with Go

November 17, 2020

Here you will see the minimal set up to get humidity from your thermostat. Once you have that, making assumptions about the SDK and navigating the documentation will hopefully be a little easier!

Subscribe to my blog

October 30, 2020

I just subscribed to my own blog. I thought you might like to as well. Or not.

Raspberry Pi 4 Dinner

October 29, 2020

I'm going to use my Raspberry PI for anything which doesn't need the oompf

Writing Blockers

April 18, 2020

I want to write. Not neccessarily to be a writer, but to simply expose my opinion and thoughts on work and life. I generally find this hard. Here I identify those blockers; and aim to address them.

Pre-Commit Tip

January 31, 2020

Installing pre-commit in a repo on your machine won’t automatically make pre-commit work in that repo on your colleagues machine.

Mum got phished — Maybe

August 25, 2017

Be careful with this message. It contains content that’s typically used to steal personal information.


August 15, 2011