Raspberry PI – Email IP Address Script

I can’t take credit for most of this, but modified it slightly to include both network and public IP addresses.

With a Gmail address, you’ll need to allow access for less-secure apps at https://myaccount.google.com. No idea whether you can make it work with 2FA.

Put the script somewhere (home/pi/scripts/?) and call from /etc/rc.local with a sleep 30 or similar command so you’re sure it boots up before trying to send.

See https://gist.github.com/johnantoni/8199088 and citations therein for the original concept.

I’m a Father!

In late December, we welcomed our daughter into the world a month early. She’s doing great now, and I couldn’t be happier, even if I still get super stressed out by not being able to stop her from crying. Protip: that shushing thing really does work, you just need to do it LOUDLY and into her ear.

What does this mean? For my wife, it means getting to run and ride again. For me, it means less racing and more family time. I’m doing what I can to keep everything going between work, home, NPA, and other responsibilities (*cough* ENDracing). The work I do now has more meaning. It’s not just about helping people find local races and build stronger endurance sport communities, it’s about giving my daughter the chance to join those communities at a younger age than I ever got to.

But only if she wants to, of course.