First Python Program - Wake on Wan

June 17, 2009

So, I decided to start learning Python because I feel the need to get better at programming and I was kinda tired of Java’s bulkiness, especially when writing simple things. For example, I decided that I wanted to write a script to wake my home computer from the Internet. There are a bunch of programs out there for Windows, but I couldn’t find anything good for Mac. I also don’t really like the idea of using a web interface. So, I learned Python and built this wake on LAN script

Magically, it works! I know it’s nothing too special, but I felt cool.

Ryan Schuetzler

I'm Ryan Schuetzler, a husband and father, professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and professional nerd. You can follow me on twitter, but there's not much there.