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Takeoff on vintage HP printer hack displays stock prices

Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 in code, hacks, vintage by the machinegeek


This HP Printer Display Hack by Chris Miller is a simple background application that periodically checks the current price of a selected stock and sends it to the display of HP (and compatible) laser printers. It is a takeoff on the 1990s hack that used HP Job control language to change the text on the LCD status display. Written using Visual Studio Express, the program obtains the stock price from Yahoo financial and sends it to any compatible printer you specify.

Details and code (both C# and VB versions) can be found at Coding4Fun.

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