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HP Printer Ready Message "INSERT COIN"

Courtesy of our local HP printers and this awesome tip, I present today's python script:
from socket import *
import sys

printer = ""  # Change this to the IP of your printers
msg = "INSERT COIN"   # Or, AYBABTU for longer displays

if __name__=='__main__':
  if len(sys.argv) == 3:
    printer = sys.argv[1]
    msg = sys.argv[2]
  s = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM)
  send_message = \
    '\x1b%%-12345X@PJL JOB\n@PJL RDYMSG DISPLAY="%s"\n@PJL EOJ\n\x1b%%-12345X' % (msg, )
  s.connect((printer, 9100))


 pastilla on Oct 17th 2007 at 9:24 PM
I bet could create an awesome zen master copier.

 dblume on Oct 17th 2007 at 9:46 PM
That's an awesome idea! I was porting the weather copier to my python script for our HP 4650, but now I'm going to do a haiku one! Whee!

 metroid23 on Oct 17th 2007 at 9:30 PM
Haha, that's awesome. Nice to see some people have a sense of humor ;)

 dblume on Oct 17th 2007 at 9:48 PM
Yeah, I'm going nuts with my little script. This is seriously fun.

 (no name) on Oct 22nd 2007 at 9:46 PM
Nice! i was thinking on porting this to python! Thanks!