kindall

Seattle, WA

engyrus.com

Age: 46

I'm a technical writer at Tecplot, Inc., makers of fine data visualization software for aerospace/CFD, oil and gas exploration, and general scientific/engineering uses. Python is my Swiss Army Knife of choice. I use it to help build and validate our documentation and help, among other things. I also have some proficiency with HTML, XML, AppleScript, C#, C, and if anyone ever has a question about 6502 assembly language, I'm your man. :-)

I occasionally do Python-related blogging at http://www.engyrus.com/.

13m
comment How do I copy a file from the "Temporary Internet Files" directory?
Did some further digging. If you go in there with the command line, you'll quickly see that the files you are seeking don't actually appear in there. The fact that they appear in there is an illusion created by Explorer. I don't know of any way to translate it into a real path.
24m
comment How do I copy a file from the "Temporary Internet Files" directory?
Oh. You're right-clicking the file in the Temporary Internet Files folder and looking at its properties there. I'll write you an answer.
39m
comment How do I copy a file from the "Temporary Internet Files" directory?
What is confusing? By the time you went to read it, the file had been removed.
1h
comment Python: what is the fastest way to map or compress calls and ignore errors?
If you want C speed, why are you writing this in Python?
2h
comment Python expression explanation (arrray = [1] * (n + 1))
When you try it, what happens?
2d
comment Recursion in python didn't work out
"Didn't work out"? What happened?
2d
comment how to Pass an inequality into a function as a variable, then evaluate it?
When you want to pass a bit of functionality into a function, you pass it in as a function. That's not overkill; it's how it's done.
2d
answered how to Pass an inequality into a function as a variable, then evaluate it?
2d
revised Unexpected behavior when iterating over a list
added 54 characters in body
2d
answered What is the Pythonic way to get last not-None value from a list
2d
comment Auto-updating variable
His/her assignment isn't backward. He/she wants to create multiple named variables from the items in the list. The syntax in the question won't work, and it's a bad idea to begin with, but that's why he/she asked the question.
2d
comment How to use variable as function argument in Python + OpenCV?
"An error." What error? Post the full traceback.
2d
comment Member Variables in Python?
"w" means "write mode." The specified file will be created if it doesn't exist; if it does exist, it is emptied. See .e.g. docs.python.org/2/library/functions.html#open or in Python, help(open).
2d
revised Member Variables in Python?
added 1 character in body
2d
revised Member Variables in Python?
added 145 characters in body
2d
answered Member Variables in Python?
Feb
26
comment scapy WARNING: can't import layer inet: 'module' object has no attribute 'IPPROTO_IPIP
Please post the exact error messages you are seeing, not messages "like" them.
Feb
26
answered Call multi-quoted unix command in python's subprocess
Feb
25
answered Python list: taking the brackets [] away
Feb
25
comment Str object not callable, with Classes
Classes within classes are sometimes useful for naming purposes (that is, the outer class is just a namespace).
1 2 3 4 5