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$BIG_CORP rides the snake – my first Python script

In between support tasks at $BIG_CORP I’ve been slowly reading through O’Reilly’s Learning Python and trying a few things out with the command-line interpreter.

The first script I’ve written that actually does something useful is countdown.py:

#!/usr/bin/env python
# countdown to 5pm
# 2008 SJW
import datetime
now = datetime.datetime.now()
home = datetime.datetime(now.year, now.month, now.day, 17, 0, 0, 0)
total_secs = (home - now).seconds
hours = total_secs / (60 * 60)
minutes = (total_secs - (hours * 60 * 60)) / 60
print hours, " hours and ", minutes, " minutes until 5pm"

Very simple I know but I just had to share it ;)

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