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sending email in python with gmail

A Python nugget from Programming Your Home (review) I wanted to share from p97: import smtplib def send_email(subject, message) recipient = ‘your_email_recipient@domain.tld’ gmail_sender = ‘your_gmail_account@gmail.com’ gmail_password = ‘your_gmail_password’ #use tls gmail_smtp = smtplib.SMTP(‘smtp.gmail.com’, 587) gmail_smtp.ehlo() gmail_smtp.starttls() gmail_smtp.ehlo() #login gmail_smtp.login(gmail_send, gmail_password) #message formatting mail_header = ‘To: ‘ + recipient + ‘\n’ + ‘From: ‘ + gmail_sender [...]

May 15, 2014 · antipaucity · No Comments
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35 great questions, part 5

Part 5 of 5 in my condensed reprint of Inc’s article, “35 Great Questions” from the April 2014 issue. (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4) Who have we, as a company, historically been when we’ve been at our best? –Keith Yamashita What do we stand for – and what are we against? –Scott Goodson [...]

April 30, 2014 · antipaucity · No Comments
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the ultimate measure of financial success

How many times have you heard someone suggest that all their financial problems would magically disappear if they only made more money? But high incomes can’t guarantee financial freedom; there are countless examples of people who earned millions yet still ended up bankrupt. The common thread among folks who get into financial trouble — no [...]

April 29, 2014 · antipaucity · No Comments
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lobachevsky – by tom lehrer

Tom Lehrer, for those who don’t know, was a fantastic satirist and musical humorist in the 20th century. Lobachevsky is one of my favorites of his (YouTube edition): [spoken] For many years now, Mr. Danny Kaye, who has been my particular idol since childbirth, has been doing a routine about the great Russian director Stanislavsky and [...]

April 26, 2014 · antipaucity · No Comments
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35 great questions, part 4

Part 4 of 5 in my condensed reprint of Inc’s article, “35 Great Questions” from the April 2014 issue. (part 1, part 2, part 3) Did my employees make progress today? –Teresa Amabile What one word do we want to own in the minds of our customers, employees, and partners? –Matthew May What should we stop [...]

April 25, 2014 · antipaucity · No Comments
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35 great questions, part 3

Part 3 of 5 in my condensed reprint of Inc’s article, “35 Great Questions” from the April 2014 issue. (part 1, part 2) Are we changing as fast as the world around us? –Gary Hamel If no one would ever find out about my accomplishments, how would I lead differently? –Adam Grant Which customers can’t participate [...]

April 20, 2014 · antipaucity · No Comments
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35 great questions, part 2

Part 2 of 5 in my condensed reprint of Inc’s article, “35 Great Questions” from the April 2014 issue. (part 1) What counts that we are not counting? –Chip Conley In the past few months, what is the smallest change we have made that has had the biggest positive result? What was it about that small [...]

April 15, 2014 · antipaucity · No Comments
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35 great questions, part 1

Part 1 of 5 in my condensed reprint of Inc’s article, “35 Great Questions” from the April 2014 issue. How can we become the company that would put us out of business? –Danny Meyer Are we relevant? Will we be relevant five years from now? Ten? –Debra Kaye If energy were free, what would we [...]

April 10, 2014 · antipaucity · 4 Comments
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the art of the essay

Paul Graham is one of my favorite essayists. The following are some excerpts from his excellent 2004 essay, “The Age of the Essay“. The most obvious difference between real essays and the things one has to write in school is that real essays are not exclusively about English literature. Certainly schools should teach students how [...]

March 21, 2013 · antipaucity · No Comments
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abstracts from ‘the art of seduction’

Yesterday I promised you can read the abstracts from Robert Greene’s The Art of Seduction today. Part One – The Seductive Character The Siren A man is often secretly oppressed by the role he has to play – by always having to be responsible, in control, and rational. The Siren is the ultimate male fantasy [...]

February 22, 2013 · antipaucity · No Comments
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