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Archive for 2009

Python CSV error on new-line character in unquoted field

I deal with a lot of people that prefer to open reports in Microsoft Excel. I've gotten used to generating CSV (comma separated value) files in Python for these folks. Ever so often, someone sends me a CSV file they have created via Excel. Invariably, I will get the following error when trying to read […]

Categories: Programming

Cisco EoL / EoS Batch #124

Welcome to the Cisco End-of-Life / End-of-Sale Announcement Batch #124. Most Cisco End-of-Life / End-of-Sale announcements include a list of product migration options. If you need help deciding which product is best for you, send me a message.

Categories: Networking

Scrolling in screen

I use screen for various purposes. It's nice to be able to sit down at a different terminal and attach to my same session, for example. I also occasionally run some long-term commands that will blow up if my session is disconnected. The one thing I need to do with some regularity that I often […]

Categories: System Administration

Cisco EoL / EoS Batch #123

Welcome to the Cisco End-of-Life / End-of-Sale Announcement Batch #123. Most Cisco End-of-Life / End-of-Sale announcements include a list of product migration options. If you need help deciding which product is best for you, send me a message.

Categories: Networking

Sorting dictionary keys in Python

For some reason, sorting a dictionary by its keys seems to be one of the most frequently asked Python questions. I'm not sure if this is because it's just much easier to do in other languages, or if the semantics of the language just confuse new Python developers. I guess the reason for confusion really […]

Categories: Programming