If you are like me and trying to get the official Pip version of steem to run on Debian Sid, you may have your terminal spammed with this message:
File “/home/user/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/urllib3/connection.py”, line 141, in _new_conn
What is unfortunate is that this relatively common error is never mentioned within official Steempy installation guides at the top of Google’s results page.
What is fortunate is that there is a quick fix. Simply run:
:~/ steempy set nodes https://api.steemit.com
That’s all there is to it. You should no longer get connection error messages from urllib3.