Git can do everything—except make your coffee. But what if it could?
Like most people, I already have a dedicated coffee brewing device listening to HTCPCP requests. All that is left is to hook Git up to it.
The first step is to write the client code, using httpx:
>>> import httpx
>>> result = httpx.request("BREW", "http://localhost:1111/")
Ah, nothing nicer than a coffee pot starting to brew. You need to do a few more steps to make this available to
A proper way to do it would be to put this in a package and use
pipx to manage it. For now, install
httpx into your user environment:
$ pip install --user httpx
Then put this code in a script:
# This script should be in ~/.bin/git-coffee
# Remember to chmod +x ~/.bin/git-coffee
result = httpx.request("BREW", "http://10.0.1.22:1111/")
Make sure that
~/.bin is in your path:
$ (echo $PATH | grep -q ~/.bin) || echo "Make sure to add ~/.bin to your path!"
Finally, enjoy as your
git command allows you to enjoy your morning coffee:
$ git coffee
The finer things in life
Python, Git, and coffee are a good combination for any open source programmer or user. I leave the exercise of implementing a coffee brewing terminal to you (maybe you have a spare Raspberry Pi looking for a purpose?) If you don't have a coffee machine configured for HTTP requests, then at the very least, you've learned how easy it is to use Python and the
httpx module to make HTTP call requests. So go get yourself a coffee. You've earned it!