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Python's a fairly straightforward language, .. If you have any programming experience at all, I don't think a course or a book is necessary to get you to the point where you're writing pretty sophisticated Python, and way more than enough to make a simple change in an existing program.

Yeah, that was my impression. That's why I was puzzled why he wouldn't make that simple change. After all, after yahoo made the change there was soon many examples of how to get around the (laughably weak) restriction. When I was googling it, I found plenty of python examples before I finally found a bash script (curl) example, which was what I needed.
I think that he had just lost interest in it and didn't care enough to put in the effort.

Goes to show how shallow the interest is in this entire approach to investing. Along, for example, with the decline in the activity on several of the TMF investing boards. And what happened with the DGI (dividend growth investing) group when Dave Fish--the guy who posted a monthly Dividend Champions spreadsheet--died.
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