Auto switch between light and dark mode on GNOME

I recently got a Framework laptop and installed Ubuntu on it to give Linux for laptops a chance after using Windows and Mac for work for years. One thing I wanted was to be able to switch between light mode and dark mode automatically depending on the time of day. GNOME had a blue-light filter mode that could automatically turn on, but it didn’t appear to have a way to switch between light mode and dark mode at the same time.

GoDaddy is now blocking API access

I own few domains and one of those domains is registered at GoDaddy. This is for historical reasons because this domain is on the .es TLD but my preferred registrar, PorkBun or CloudFlare, do not support this TLD. I kept it there mainly because I’ve had it for 10+ years and there were some new identify requirements that I didn’t want to deal with yet. I use external-dns as a tool to automatically to take my Kubernetes Ingress resources and register them in my DNS zone.

The confusing world of scraping my own stock portfolio

This article is part of the Self-hosted Finances series.

Over the past few months, as part of my self hosted finances series I’ve been working to extract all of my stock portfolio into some kind of self hosted database. I came across Ghostfolio, which is an open-source (with a paid hosted edition) tool for tracking stock portfolios. It was able to give me a portfolio view across multiple brokerages, automatically fetched stock prices, and gave some basic allocation reporting.

Solving for bank transfers using Pandas

This article is part of the Self-hosted Finances series.

Previously in Part 1, I talked about how to clean-up the transaction data from Mint to remove duplicates and add any missing transactions. Solving for transfers The next phase is to solve for the transfer pairs. A transfer pair is defined with a matching credit and debit transaction on two different accounts. In Firefly, a transfer is treated separately than a credit/debit because it’s excluded from the expense and income reports.