Computer and network information, always visible.
After maxing out my computer on a full-screen application, I wondered if there was a way to get this information on an external device for monitoring. Unable to find a suitable solution, I made one. Using a Raspberry Pi, a screen, and some code.
Deskdash works in two parts, to get the visual application dashboard, and the hub of information.
The counterpart informational API, this Python HTTP application provides a low-overhead JSON API that contains system information and – optionally – network scan data that the Dashboard can access. Exchange is done with the option of an agreed secret key, so “can I have the WiFI password?” doesn’t lead to an unintended yield of information.
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