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I have huge CSV files with numerical values and I want to see if there are any overlaps within a range.

1) I have ONsetX and I want to see if it's within the range of ONsetY and OFFsetY. If yes, let me see the pair.
2) I have ONsetX and OFFsetY, and I want to see if there's any overlap between ONsetY and OFFsetY. If yes, let me see the pair.

I don't even see how to do this within Excel. Can anyone help?

The quickest thing I could find to connect them is to create a shortcut to the bluetooth device (in my case, BT speakers) and then from there click on "Listen to music" .

To be clear, here's a screenshot of what I get with the shortcut Windows 7 gives me:  or https://www.dropbox....02-13%2011.34.58.png

And from there I have to wait until it polls or something before I see the "Listen to music" link and I'm able to click it.

I'd like a quick way to connect/disconnect to this, eliminating those extra clicks.

rather than having to manually change the settings, is there a little app that will temporarily disable sleep/hibernation so as to drain all the battery?

Post New Requests Here / [Request] Tell me who said what first!
« on: July 26, 2011, 06:59 AM »
After a great experience with DonationCoder, I'm posting another request.

I have a series of transcribed conversations. Each text file has a series of lines which begin with an initial and a semicolon which correspond to who says what. I would like to see what words are used by one speaker before the the other speaker uses them, as well as other things like frequency and collocation.

So here's an example:

A: So, I really like all those dresses, especially this red and that green thing there.
B: Yeah, the red one is nice.
A: Which one are you gonna buy?
B: I'll get the red one.

Here's what I want to be able to get.

For A:
- [What words said first by A:]
   "red" was said first by A:
- [Collocation first occurrence]
   the first time A: said "red" was in line 1
- [Frequency for A:]
   A: said "red" a total of 1 times
- [Collocation for A:]
   B: said "red" in lines 2, 4
- [Frequency for B:]
   B: repeated "red" a total of 2 times
- [Collocation for B:]
   B: said "red" in line 2

For B:
- [What words said first by B:]
   "one" was said first by B:
- [Collocation first occurrence]
   the first time B: said "one" was in line 2
- [Frequency for B:]
   B: said "one" a total of 2 times
- [Collocation for B:]
   B: said "one" in lines 2, 4
- [Frequency for A:]
   A: repeated "one" a total of 1 times
- [Collocation for A:]
   A: said "one" in line 3

My conversations have 3 speakers though, which might make it trickier.

How I see this happening: If it's possible to isolate all lines which begin with A: or B:, I imagine it's relatively easy to make a word list which includes word frequency and collocation. Then you'd have to compare two of these lists (like A+B, B+C, A+C) and compare the line numbers of the first occurrence in each speaker by seeing which number is smaller (e.g. First occurrence "red": A: line 1; B: line 2 --> 1 is less than 2, hence A: said "red" before B).

Any suggestions? Volunteers? :)

I have a huge number of PDFs, and often I perform text searches across my collection. But I just realized: some of these PDFs are images!

I'd like to be able to know which PDFs are images so that I can convert them to searchable text. But there are so many of them in my folder, I'd have to open them one by one and check manually.

Would it be possible to have a little program that would check in certain folders and tell me which PDFs are images (even with a certain degree of certainty)?


I dunno if there's already something like this out there (I wasn't able to find anything), but I was looking for a simple program that would find and list all hotkeys used by programs (Windows, Office, Firefox, etc.) and be able to print them (not necessarily modify).

Anyone?  :-[

General Software Discussion / Tagging within a single file
« on: January 27, 2009, 10:58 PM »
I was wondering if there's such a program that would allow me to tag chunks of text, for example, within a single file. I know there are a lot of programs out there that allow you to tag files, but I haven't been able to this. The main idea would be to allow multiple "highlighting" of text chunks through tagwords.

Say I have a text file of some sort and I want to highlight and tag all the verbs, nouns, adjectives; then I want to tag all phrases referring to men, all of them referring to women, etc and so on. At the end I could just look up the tagged chunks for whatever I need.

I hope that made sense! :)

Let's see if I can explain myself. This is something that Opera has, and Windows has in general.
If you click on one tab, or window, it cycles from maximized to minimized so as to show/hide whatever's beneath it.
I'm trying to find a way to do this with FireFox (there must be a way, I just don't see it!)

Thanks in advance for who can point me to the right direction!

Post New Requests Here / Willing to pay for a small code... $$$
« on: March 08, 2008, 03:34 PM »
Who could help me with this?

I'm willing to pay for the time (let me know!)

It seems that an ASX file is nothing other than a text file saved as ASX which follows a certain simple language like file path, start stop, etc. It's a metafile playlist

I need to show a few seconds of the same clip, and I wanted to create an ASX file playlist instead of editing the file.

Here's an online example of something similar:
(although I'm not sure if it works)

Here's an easy to scan page:

Here's the syntax:

What I thought would be interesting is if there was a preview pane where I could preview my video and have a start/end button and the times could be automatically inserted. Other interesting fucntions would be to randomize the clips, or place other metatags (names, etc).

I think this should be doable, but I don't know if I've explained myself enough! Let me know! Thanks!

Post New Requests Here / DONE: Autoset audio volume on boot
« on: February 06, 2008, 12:38 AM »
Looking for something very simple and don't think I've seen it.

Is there anyway to automatically set the volume controls at a certain level so that when I start up my computer it has a certain volume level, no matter how it was before i shut it down? I'm thinking setting everything to 100% except the master volume set to 0%, although other people may have other preferences. I think you can imagine why this is useful.

Thanks for the help!

Post New Requests Here / Bluetooth-Wifi Quick on/off
« on: May 04, 2007, 04:00 AM »
If I want to disable Bluetooth on my laptop, I have a physical switch, but that also deactivates Wifi, and there's no hot key (I'd need to open the program, bla bla bla).

I've also seen laptops that don't have an easy way to activate/deactivate wifi/bluetooth.

Is it possible to create a small app, maybe that runs in the systray, and maybe assigning a quickkey?

Is there already a program like that, or is it already possible to create some sort of shortcut in Windows?


Post New Requests Here / IDEA: ASX Playlist Maker with Snippets
« on: July 07, 2006, 03:35 PM »
An ASX file is nothing other than a text file with an .asx extension which follows a particular syntax to create a video playlist.

I'm looking for an ASX making program that would do the following:
- create a playlist with either hard links or relative links to the full videos;
- create playlists with the possibility of setting start and end times for videos;
- 'Edit with ' in context menu for .asx files;
- Sorting & randomizing capabilities;
- Drag n drop of all video filetypes;

Just an idea!

Hello! Please excuse my lengthy post, but I hope I express myself clearly!

I was looking for a good software that would help me with my research, but I haven't quite found what I needed. Doing research, you take a lot of notes, and we all know that it is important to cite our works. I was looking for something that would help me organize my notes and help me create my works cited or bibliography page.

The only freeware I found is Scholar's Aid Lite, but it has a lot of extra things which I find not necessary and a lot of important features which I find imperative. I was looking for something essential, which could be useful both for the scholar and for the general high school student preparing a research project or thesis.

Here's what I was looking for in the "ideal" scholarly research software, which I've divided into two sections (taking notes and compiling the bibliography):

My idea takes off of something like Biblio2 <> (just looking at the GUI you can tell it's an older prog and hasn't been maintained for years) but with some other functions (tagging, portability etc): I read a book (chapter, article, webpage, etc) and I can input various notes to create a tree outline of the text (like i'd do with Keynote or similar). Each note is tied to its reference, which I input following bibliographical standards (MLA or APA are the most famous). So I'll have the head of the list being the reference, and each note hierarchically listed below, each of which includes the page off of which I took the note.

Each note should be distinguished (by color/icon?) as a quote, a summary, or an idea and have a title and a "body" (like in Biblio) but some other "types" could be glossary, images, and general. Each note should have the possibility of having given tags and linking to other notes for easy cross-referencing and searching (which is the key here and which is what I haven't found in Biblio). I also think it would be great to have the possibility of having hotkeys to create new notes, etc.

When I've finished creating an outline of each book, article, webpage or whatever, I should be able to export it or save it as an RTF or DOC. I should also be able to move around the notes so I can export or print my own mental maps using various notes from various lists (that is, using any note from any book or article). In this case the bibliographical reference should travel with the note and I should have the option of also exporting the reference with the page number at the end (see below).

Compiling your bibliography
The second part of the project should be to help me compile the bibliography. There are many websites out there that will help in formatting the bibliography using MLA or APA standards (like and and even a great freeware ( It would be excellent to incorporate something like this within this program to make it complete, however I understand that it could become more complicated to create, especially if the coder doesn't know much about the citation system (MLA/APA). My idea would be a link to where you'd be guided in the process and at the end you could copy and paste from the site both the Bibliographical citation (what would go in the bibliography) and the Parenthetical in text citations (what would travel with each note, simply adding the page number(s) before closing the parenthesis). These two pieces of information are important to keep wittied to each note.

The Bibliographical citations should be able to be organized in folders with tags and maybe a note, and should be able to be exported alphabetically, so you would have your References cited or Bibliography already compiled.

I think the key here is tagging and linking. If there would be a way to link each note to its reference, and you could create a system of tags, this would help you out in organizing your thoughts and creating effective outlines for your paper.

Often I've seen a lot of software created for almost futile reasons. I think something like this could help a lot of students in effectively organizing their thoughts and their research and be useful in their writing projects.

Hope to find a positive response! All the best!

Often using my USP device, I'mnot ableto remove it because something's open (sometimes it's just Explorer or something like that).

I'd like a program that could substitute the Remove USB Device icon and function of Windows, and substitute it with something that would automatically terminate all processes running via USB (whether it be an exe or a doc) and detach hassle-free my USB device.

First... would this be safe? and is it possible?


Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Password Protect CD/DVD
« on: April 24, 2006, 05:40 AM »
Sometimes we need to add some security to our files, and we want to protect the data on cds or dvds from prying eyes.

I've tried password protecting winzip or winrar files, but the files have to be copied to the hard disk, and that's no good.

What I'm requesting is to add a small file to your cds or dvds that will encrypt your files (data and filenames) without copying or leaving traces on the computer, with an option at creation to autorun, and password protect the files.

Somethig similar is at

Any thoughts?

Edit by brotherS: please always start the thread topic in here with "IDEA: ...", thanks.


I wanted to know of it were possible (and I know it is, I just don't know how!) to make a small server.

What I want is to share a folder's worth of files with my friends, give them an URL and a password so they can download from my pc.

Can anyone tell me the easiest and safest way to do this?


Screenshot Captor / HELP: Screening an entire Web page
« on: January 03, 2006, 02:35 PM »
I wanted to know if it were possible to capture the entire "webshot" of an URL or an open webpage.


Skrommel's Software / Single Skrommel with all apps
« on: October 01, 2005, 08:01 AM »

couldn't you make a single program structure that would hold all of your little proggies?


Unfinished Requests / [IDEA] Simply Desktop Calendar & To-Do List
« on: September 17, 2005, 07:53 AM »
There are a lot of calendar proggies out there, but I've been looking for something very simple:

- A simple month calendar to put on my desktop: just the numbers and the month. I'd like it to be transparent, but someone might like it to be bordered, etc;
- I'd like to select a date, and put a time and thing to do for that day. Maybe putting a special color border around it so I know there's something important (birthday, reunion, etc), and on hover a tooltip;
- Under the calendar, a list of a few of the next tasks (might I decide whether 2 or 5 or whatever?);

Not anything too complicated, just something very handy!

If anyone knows of a prog like this let me know. Otherwise it's an idea!


Unfinished Requests / IDEA: Pre-select user on log-in
« on: June 03, 2005, 04:18 AM »
When I turn on my WinXP, I have two accounts, usually using the first.

I waste about 1-2 seconds (reminding that in this context, 1 computer second is equivalent to what seems like 1 hour!) using my touchpad and looking for the cursor and moving it to the right user and clicking to select it before inserting my password (*pant!*).

I recently learned that I can save some time using the WIN+DOWN ARROW key to select the user I want. But what if I did that through some sort of script?

I don't want to automatically logon, I just want that my prefered user is already selected for me so all I have to do is insert my password and hit enter.


You guys are great!

Instead of chiming on the hour, PRINTS on the hour!!  ;)

ProcessTamer / GUI Idea
« on: April 30, 2005, 10:06 AM »
This might be something silly:

When tamer is "in action" the two sides of the equilibrium "light up". To make it even more evident, why not make the second ico as an unbalanced weight, with the two sides lit up.

Just an idea...

All the best!

Finished Programs / DONE: Automatic Copy when highlighted
« on: April 30, 2005, 09:39 AM »
(I don't remember in which program I saw this function, but I think it might be useful universally.)

Automatically copy whatever text is highlighted. So instead of highlighting, CTRL+C (or left clicking > copy) it's already in the clipboard ready for pasting if you want it.

Some extra functions:
- able/disable from tray icon;
- automatic paste in specified document;
- automatic load on start-up;
- optional configuration: copy windows title (of snippet origin)/URL/date/time;
- optional (inobtrusive) beep or sound on copy.

What do you think?


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