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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / NANY 2018 Mug showoff
« on: February 09, 2018, 01:05 PM »
Today the NANY2018 mugs I ordered arrived. As usual, mouser demands we post pictures :P

I ordered both the standard NANY design mug and this year's new design by hamradio (that I really like). I ordered the alternate, smaller size, mugs as the regular size mugs won't fit under the coffee machine at work without partially dismantling it :huh:
This time the mugs will actually be used for coffee or tea

The photo was taken with a partial floor plan for one of the Red Cross sleeping locations at the 4 Days Walks in Nijmegen, NL.

NANY 2018 mugshot.jpg

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / NANY 2018 Release: BedPlanner
« on: December 26, 2017, 08:48 AM »
NANY 2018 Entry Information

Application Name BedPlanner
Version 1.0.0.0
Short Description Plan teams of people onto bunk-beds in several locations/rooms
Supported OSes Windows & Linux, running Oracle Java 8 or newer runtime
Web Page BedPlanner on Ath's DCMembers site
Download Link BedPlanner on Ath's DCMembers site
System Requirements
  • Java 8 or newer runtime
  • Windows & Linux, MacOS (untested)
Version History
  • 1.0.0.0 2017-12-26 Released for NANY 2018
Author Ath


Description
Requested by a colleague, who is also a Red Cross volunteer and team-lead, to write an application for planning the ca. 700 Red Cross volunteers onto bunk-beds during the Four Days Marches yearly held in Nijmegen, NL, this year (2017) for the 101st time.

Features
BedPlanner combines a list of people, some with specific requests, and a list of locations/rooms/beds so the people can get a good night sleep after a hard days work, medically supporting the walkers (blisters, muscle cramps, fatigue, etc.). This used to be done manually by one person, but it takes days to get everybody happy about their bed. This year it is all done 'mechanically' by BedPlanner, so only a computer to blame ;D
More elaborate description on the Web Page.

Planned Features
Depends on the Red Cross team, organizing the Four Days Marches.

Screenshots
No screenshots, as it is a command-line operated application.

Usage
Installation
Unzip the downloaded file into a subdirectory of its own, on upgrade: overwrite any previous files EXCEPT BedPlanner.properties.
Optionally unzip the downloaded test-data.
Ensure an installed Oracle Java 8 or newer runtime.

Using the Application
Read the included Readme.md file (best use a MarkDown viewer)
Modify the BedPlanner.properties configuration file as needed, setting the columns for input, etc.
Set up input files
Run the application, using the .cmd or .sh script (assuming Windows or a Linux shell), providing parameters as documented in the Readme.md

Uninstallation
Remove all files and directories.

Known Issues
It requires some time to grasp the input (and output) file formats, not for the faint of heart :o.

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NANY 2017 Entry Information

Application Name PDST Personal Development Score Tracker
Version 0.5 (early beta)
Short Description Set some Personal Development targets and rate/score these on a regular basis
Supported OSes Mobile: Andoid, iOS, Windows Phone 8.x (maybe), Universal Windows (UWP, aka WinPhone 10)
Desktop: Windows 10 (UWP)
Web Page Under construction
Download Link Android APK download
Google Play Store (published 0.5.0.2)
Apple iOS App Store (to be published)
Windows Phone 8.x (to be determined)
Universal Windows Platform UWP (to be determined)
System Requirements
  • Android 4.0+
  • iOS 8+
  • (Windows Mobile 8.1+)
  • (Windows 10/Mobile)
Version History
  • 2016-12-31: 0.5.0.0 Initial release for NANY 2017
  • 2017-01-01: 0.5.0.2 Update for adding some missing files :-[
Author Ath


Description
After following a Personal Development training, I proposed and volunteered for writing an App for keeping scores, on some achievements/tasks set so self, on a regular basis. That became PDST :)

Features
Create/edit tasks
Enter/update a score for how you fulfilled/achieved that task during the last day/week/hour. The score will be averaged of the last week/month/day (24 h).
Delete a score
Delete a task and it's scores

Planned Features
Translation into Dutch, other languages on request (and/or when a translator volunteers)
iOS release
Windows UWP release (Windows 10 Desktop and Mobile)
On demand: Windows Phone 8.x

Screenshots
Main screen: with some (hand entered) tasks:
PDST-main-1.png

Create a new Task/ edit a task:
PDST-add-task.png

Filled in a task:
PDST-add-task-2.png

After adding a Task, no score set yet:
PDST-main-2.png

Short-pressing a task shows the Score screen:
PDST-main-2a.png

Select the score for a list of available values (0-10):
PDST-task-score-1.png

Select a value:
PDST-task-score-2.png
The OK button stores the value.

Long-pressing a task shows a Delete / Change menu for that task:
PDST-main-longpress.png

Confirm or cancel the delete, also all Scores for that task will be deleted!
PDST-delete-task.png

When editing a Score, the delete button removes that Score from the database:
PDST-task-score-delete.png

Application Icon (warning: Developer Graphics :-[)
pdst-icon-512.png

Usage
Installation
According to the platform standards,
On Android PDST can be installed from here when the Unknown Sources option is enabled in the Security section:
Android-Unknown-sources.png


Using the Application
Select Interval 1 (1 day), 2 (1 week) or 3 (1 hour) for a task, other values not supported yet, a better UI will be in the next version.

Uninstallation
According to the platform standards.

Tips
Any tips for using it?

Known Issues
This is early-beta-quality software and my first actual mobile app, so please bear with me...
Sometimes the average calculation doesn't seem to work as expected, working on that for the next release

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N.A.N.Y. 2016 / NANY 2016 Release: SysTrayIconsManage
« on: December 31, 2015, 02:07 PM »
NANY 2016 Entry Information

Application Name SysTrayIconsManage
Version 0.7.0.0
Short Description 'Manage' new hidden SysTray Icons
Supported OSes Windows Vista and up (.NET 4.5+)
Web Page TODO
Download Link For now: Attached to this post
System Requirements
  • Windows Vista SP2 (Untested yet)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (Untested yet)
  • Windows 8 (Untested)
  • Windows 10 (tested)
  • .NET Framework 4.5 (may be lowered to 4.0 after testing on Windows XP)
Version History
  • v0.7.0.0 2016-01-06 Fixed the icon-visibility issue, removed the Settings menu, now toggles 'Enabled' on Dbl-Click
  • v0.6.0.0 2016-01-05 Updated some textual errors, added Settings menu to select Dbl-Click behavior
  • v0.5.0.0 2015-12-31 Initial release for NANY 2016
Author Ath


Description
From mousers idea in the NANY 2016 idea thread:
One of the truly TERRIBLE ideas in recent versions of windows is that icons in the system tray are BY DEFAULT set to hide unless they produce a message.
This can frequently (for me at least) lead to me having programs running in the background that I didn't realize were still running.
The option to hide icons is great.  The default behavior is not.

It might be nice to have a program that changed the system setting to always show icons for newly discovered apps.  That is, the utility would run in the background, and the first time it encounters a new exe running, it would check registry for an entry saying to hide the icon, and change that to say to show the icon.  If the user goes so system tray options and chooses to hide it in the future, there will be no effect, as this app is only modifying the setting the first time an app is seen.

This app sits in the System Tray, and tries to detect* (see: Known Issues) newly installed applications that put an icon in the system tray. When detected, it sets that to always show, stores the application name in a list, and waits for the next application to be added.

Features
Handles the annoying fact that Windows hides new System Tray icons from view after ca. 15 seconds.

Planned Features
  • Bugfixes
  • Find a better icon (more contrast o a white background)
  • Create the corresponding webpage on my dcmembers site
  • Lots of improvements...

Screenshots
TODO

Usage
Installation/Update
  • Download the .zip file
  • If SysTrayIconsManage is running, close it from the right-click menu
  • Unpack into it's own directory
  • If portable use is desired, rename settings_portable.xml to settings.xml
  • Start SysTrayIconManage.exe

Using the Application
Initially, all known (that's usually many more than visible!) SysTrayIcons will be added to the 'known icons' list.
From then on, new applications will, when detected (see: Known Issues), be set to Show Always.
Right-click the SysTrayIconsManage icon to enable "Restart Explorer to activate", or else you won't see the icon getting visibility. WARNING: This option will close ALL instances of Windows Explorer!

Uninstallation
When used portable:
  • Stop SysTrayIconsManage (Double-click the icon or Right-Click and selectr Close)
  • Delete the files

When used non-portable:
  • Stop SysTrayIconsManage (Double-click the icon or Right-Click and selectr Close)
  • Delete the executable file
  • Delete directory %APPDATA%\SysTrayIconsManage


Tips
Delete a line from section ExePaths in settings.xml to set that application to visible (may take up to 15 seconds to detect)

Known Issues
  • New applications may not be detected directly, it may take the user to Logoff/Logon or system restart to be recognized
  • All Windows Explorer instances that are open will be closed when 'Restart Explorer to activate' is enabled.
    This is (unfortunately) the only known way to reload the System Tray setting

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N.A.N.Y. 2016 / NANY 2016 Pledge - Popup Contactlist (withdrawn)
« on: October 11, 2015, 04:49 AM »
--__-- This pledge has been canceled on December 18th, 2015 --__--


I'm early (first?) this year with a pledge for NANY 2016, as a request by questorfla caught my attention: One Key Popup for an Office phone directory
It's something I've been using ever since the MS-DOS days, but because of the back-end required it was a command-line tool that peeked in the company's contacts database, where all kind of names and numbers where stored. (That company has gone defunct long ago :huh:)

I think I know what to do, based on the quote below, some previous knowledge and some requirements/wishes of my own. 8)

A simple text document "Phone Book-like listing I can use for people in the Office (or I can see many good Personal Uses too now that Phone Directories are a thing of the past).  Back in he days of Windows 95 (I think) i used to have a fantastic one that ran as a "TSR:" app  back then but it has long since died as it would not run on X64 at all.  I don't even remember the name but i have missed it mightily!  The program would have to be one that loads in memory as I have to refer to it while doing all kinds of other things.  The Old program used to work like a charm if only i knew the name, Maybe someone picked up the pieces and brought it forward to the Windows 10 world.

Something where I can hit ALT+P or similar and have a simple text listing in alphabet order of names and phone numbers that another ALT+P would close.

In my case I only have to deal with maybe 50 names but each has a Home/Office/Cell/Fax/Ofc Extension# etc and it is tiring to have to look them all up on their email signatures or deal with the MS Office Contact program just to get a phone number every time it is needed.
The "paper sheet" hard-copy version tends to "migrate south". (ie: the Round File Area) or.. maybe migrates to other desks!
I would not complain if there was room for an email address on each person as well.

I expect to start it this coming week, and a first proto a 'couple of days' later. (I expect questorfla to be the guinea pig for testing ;D)

I'll most likely build it using VS2015/C# (targeted for .NET 4.0 so it'll still run on Windows XP), because of my desire to (optionally) integrate with a locally installed Outlook address-book, and VS/.NET makes that reasonable easy.

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General Software Discussion / Windows 10: Migration-woes thread
« on: August 08, 2015, 06:04 AM »
Hi,

Besides all the praise and glory on Windows 10 migration(s) it might be right helpful to also list any failed or miserable migrations from a previous version.

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / NANY 2015 Mugs designs?
« on: January 02, 2015, 08:22 AM »
NANY 2015 commemorative mug
Do we have an alternative design available again, this year? The kick-off post didn't get conclusive about that, I'm afraid :huh:

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / NANY 2015 Entry: SedTester
« on: December 07, 2014, 08:45 AM »
    NANY 2015 Entry Information

    Application Name SedTester
    Version 1.0.1.0
    Short Description Paste some text, type a sed statement, and see the to be expected output
    Supported OSes Windows XP+, Linux
    Web Page SedTester
    Download Link Download from the SedTester DC Member page
    System Requirements
    • Windows Operating System (XP or newer)
    • .NET 4.0 Client profile (or better/newer)
    or:
    • Linux (recent versions)
    • MONO (recent edition)
    Version History
    • 1.0.1.0: 2015-01-03
      • Changes for MONO compatibility (verified using MoMA and by testing on Linux)
        • Improved P/Invoke declarations (int -> uint)
        • Disabled single-instance feature on MONO for now as it doesn't like it much
        • Tested with latest MONO on Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon, not all is well:
          • Checkbox RightToLeft feature doesn't seem to work (Could be a Cinnamon issue)
          • Application- and Window-icon don't show (MONO known issue)
      • Sizing issues fixed on all systems (Windows 100%, Windows 125%, Linux)
      • Fixed errorhandling when sed(.exe) can not be found
      • Remove ending newlines from resultText after taking output from sed
      • Remove \r from sourceText before sending as input to sed
      • Added 2015 to Copyright statement
    • 1.0.0.1: 2014-12-31
      • Fixed some layout issues (WinForms obviously doesn't really like switching normal/large font settings)
    • 1.0.0.0: 2014-12-31
      • Added 'Explained' panel, giving a description of the entire expression/script
      • Added 'SED script' panel (toggled)
      • Changed input and panels font to Lucida Console for more 'terminal-like' look with better readability
      • Changed to create a temporary file and use -f option for multi-line script
      • Improved visibility of split-sizers
      • Added link to home-page
      • Changed initial window startup location to screen-center
      • Improved Save/Restore settings
      • Many small improvements
    Pre-releases
    • 0.9.1.0: 2014-12-07
      • Fixed some display issues on Large Fonts systems (laptops with Full-HD screens...)
      • Handling of multiple-line input text improved
      • Minor display issue improved
    • 0.9.0.0: 2014-12-07
      • Initial pre-release for NANY 2015

    Author Ath


    Description
    This application is written after a request from steeladept in the 'Ideas wanted' thread for NANY 2015.
    The request was to have a simple tester for sed expressions on a piece of text supplied to it.

    Features
    Show the result of a sed expression on a piece of text
    Show the explanation of a sed expression
    Optional SED script panel
    Auto-updates the result, unless the Autocheck option is turned off
    Saves options on exit
    Store/remove sed expressions

    Planned Features
    • Compatibility with MONO so it can be run on Linux (GUI) (Since v1.0.1.0)
    • Multi-expression mode (Available since v1.0.0.0)
    • Color the differences between input text and result text
    • Expression Explanation panel (Available since v1.0.0.0)


    Screenshots
    SED expression mode:
    Screenshot - 03-01-2015 , 15_20_49.png

    SED script mode:
    Screenshot - 03-01-2015 , 15_20_28.png

    SED script mode (Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon):
    Linux Screenshot - 2015-01-03, 14_13_49.png

    Usage
    Installation
    Unzip the downloaded zip-file in a directory.
    The zip-file contains both SedTester.exe and a Windows-compiled version of GNU sed.exe that is spawned by SedTester for getting the result. It needs to be in the current directory or in the Windows path.
    On Linux sed.exe can be removed or not extracted, as it won't be usable/used anyway.

    Using the Application
    Start SedTester.exe (On Linux: run using MONO)
    Type or paste some input text
    Type a sed expression (or select from the combobox if some are added already)
    or Switch to SED script mode using the checkbox and write or paste a script to be executed (most examples from the sed online manual are tested)
    Wait a second and it is auto-checked into the result text (when Autocheck is enabled)

    Uninstallation
    Remove the 2 .exe files, and optionally the auto-created settings.xml, from the directory

    Known Issues
    On Linux/MONO (tested using the Cinnamon desktop) 2 CheckBoxes don't adhere to the RightToLeft setting...
    On Linux/MONO the Application- and Window-icon don't show (MONO known issue)

    [/list]

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    Living Room / Hitchbot, a baby-Cody descendant?
    « on: August 02, 2014, 09:46 AM »
    Last week a researchproject was started, by sending a robot on a hitch-hiking trip across Canada: http://www.hitchbot.me/
    It even has instructions for anyone picking it up for a part of the journey.

    Sounds a lot like the travels of DC's baby-Cody  ;D

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    Developer's Corner / Developers and the truth (or close to it)
    « on: April 30, 2014, 02:10 PM »
    This made me laugh as it's so close to 'another (day|week|month|year) at the office': http://stilldrinking...rg/programming-sucks  ;D

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    N.A.N.Y. 2014 / NANY 2014: Mug-shots here
    « on: January 21, 2014, 02:31 PM »
    Today I received my NANY 2014 mug, so by tradition I took a photo of it in a 'related context', being a tablet that I wrote my WinButtonsWebServer plugin for 8)

    DSC_0102.jpg

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    NANY 2014 Entry Information

    Application Name WinButtonsWebServer plugin
    Version 1.0.0.0 beta
    Short Description A plugin for WinButtons 4.0, using a new plugin interface of WinButtons
    Supported OSes Windows XP and newer
    Web Page WinButtons homepage (not updated with this beta yet)
    Download Link Attached to this post
    System Requirements
    • WinButtons 3.9.9 (beta)/ 4.0.0 (included)
    • Some .wbuc/.ini configurations for WinButtons
    Version History
    • 2013-12-31: v1.0.0.0 beta: First release for NANY 2014
    Author Ath


    Description
    This is a WebServer plugin for WinButtons, allowing button configurations to be displayed by a webbrowser on the local network, f.i. from a tablet or mobile phone, using the WiFi network.

    Features
    Generate and display a .html/.js page presenting the buttons from a WinButtons configuration file (.wbuc/.ini)

    Planned Features
    • Complete generation of the button-attributes available for the GUI version of WinButtons
    • Add an auto-refresh feature
    • Fix any bugs found

    Screenshots
    Screenshot - 02-01-2014 , 21_15_51.png

    Usage
    Installation
    Unpack the contents of the zip-file on top of an existing (copy) of a WinButtons 3.6.1 installation

    Using the Application
    After starting WinButtons, run a webbrowser against the url shown in the WinBtnWebServer GUI.

    Uninstallation
    Remove all files

    Known Issues
    This currently is beta quality software!


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    Developer's Corner / Progvember - Need another challenge?
    « on: October 23, 2013, 03:25 AM »
    If you really need another challenge, or this year's NANY isn't challenging enough :tellme:, you could participate in this: Progvember

    <what>
    A month of solid, focussed coding....try to get from idea to release in 30 days.
    <what>
    <when>

    The official month of Progvember runs from 1 - 30th November.
    <when>
    <why>
    <1>

    ...

    [OT]
    IMHO they should have used proper SGML tags, but hey...

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    Hey guys and gals,

    I'd better ask your opinion on this matter:
    Background info
    We're a development shop, that uses mostly Windows to develop software (client- and server-side), written in Java, C#, Cobol, Progress, C++, html5/Javascript, Delphi and Modula (most projects only use a subset of these ;)) and deploy that on Windows, HP-UX and Redhat Linux.
    We use several SVN repositories for source storage and versioning.
    For some of these applications we also develop apps for iOS, that need to be developed on a Mac, and for Andoid, that can nicely be developed on Windows.
    On Windows we use the 'native' IDE's for the development languages named above, that all come with integrated/plug-in SVN support, like Eclipse, NetBeans and Visual Studio, or use TortoiseSVN from Windows Explorer for update/commit/merge/diff.

    The dilemma
    The (small) department that develops using the Mac now asked my department (Software Engineering) for a (single) license of SmartSVN to be able to update/commit directly from the Mac to the SVN repositories. Knowing nearly nothing about development on Mac I did some research to find that this tool requires a recurring licensing cost that we'd like to avoid, I suggested them to try and use Eclipse with the Subversive plug-in, as is our default choice on Windows/Eclipse.

    Your advice requested
    Who has experience with development on Mac, using SVN as a source repository, and can give some advice in this matter?
    I have 2 goals here: 1) We'd prefer to have an open source/free solution, but if there is some edge in using SmartSVN (the team is pushing in that direction, because 'it was investigated and found to be good'), I'd be very interested to hear from you. And 2) We'd like to use one of the already known/familiar tools so switching developers will be as smooth/easy as possible.

    Tools/solutions I've found so far:

    TIA!

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    NANY 2013 Entry Information

    Application Name KeepUpApp
    Version 0.9.7.0
    Short Description KeepUpApp is a tool to keep your applications and services running, where they may be stopping/crashing for undetermined reasons.
    Supported OSes Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    Web Page DCMembers page
    Download Link Get it from my DCMembers page  
    Pledge Pledge thread
    System Requirements
    • Windows NT based Operating system: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • 256 MB available memory
    • 3 MB Harddisk storage, (may need more space if logging is enabled)
    Version History
    • 2012-12-31, v0.9.7.0: Initial release for NANY 2013
    Author Ath


    Description
    KeepUpApp is a tool to keep your applications and services running, where they may be stopping/crashing for undetermined reasons.
    This is achieved by continuously checking if the executable or service is still running, and starting the application or service if it's not found running.
    KeepUpApp handles 32 bit and 64 bit applications, and services, on the local computer. It currently does not handle applications or services on remote systems.
    If any 64 bit applications are configured, a 64 bit instance is extracted from the main executable (if not already found in the current directory), that checks these 64 bit applications.
    This extracted 64 bit executable is removed when KeepUpApp is stopped.

    KeepUpApp was developed for the N.A.N.Y 2013 event, as organized by the DonationCoder.com forum community

    Features
    • Keep applications (32 and/or 64 bit) and services running
    • Supports multiple instances of the same exe, determined by Application-parameters and/or WorkingDir
    • GUI configuration screen
    • Pause temporarily and/or start paused
    • Tray-icon can be hidden, and hidden at startup
    • Extensive command-line support, check the KeepUpApp.readme.txt file
    • Updated on demand if mouser's DCUpdater is installed

    Planned Features
    • Add a way to Create a shortcut/registry entry to autostart KeepUpApp when the user logs in
    • Any feature requests...?

    Screenshots

    Settings screen, 32 bit application:
    KeepUpApp-1.png
    This application is ignored for 3 seconds after it has stopped. If not still back active then, it's restarted, and then ignored for 10 seconds to allow processing of any startup procedure/refresh stuff, etc.

    Settings screen, 64 bit application:
    KeepUpApp-2.png
    This shows how a Command prompt is opened in the configured directory, and as soon as the current directory is changed or the window is closed, a new instance of the Command prompt is started in that location. CMD.exe is a 64 bit application on 64 bit Windows versions...

    Settings screen, browse for active application:
    KeepUpApp-3.png
    All currently running applications and services are listed. The list isn't actively refreshed during browsing. For some applications and services the working directory or command-line parameters can't be retrieved...

    Tray-icon context menu:
    KeepUpApp-4.png

    Usage
    Installation
    • Install on a (Windows) computer
      • Create a new directory
      • Unpack the zip-file
    • Configure applications or services to monitor
      • Run the (main) executable KeepUpApp.exe
      • Select 'Settings...' from the context menu of the system-tray icon, or use the -set command-line parameter
      • Add applications to the list

    Using the Application
    After adding some application or service to be monitored, KeepUpApp should be kept active to monitor the state of these applications. In the unforeseen event that such application stops working, either because the user closed it, or it has stopped for some unknown reason, it will be automatically restarted.

    Uninstallation
    • Stop KeepUpApp
    • Remove all files from the computer

    Known Issues
    • Opening the Applications browser ('...'-button next to Application field) takes some time :o


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    NANY 2013 Entry Information

    Application Name KeepUpApp
    Version (not released yet)
    Short Description Monitor applications and restarting them if they're not there
    Supported OSes Windows XP and newer, including Windows Server editions
    Web Page (not available yet)
    Download Link (not available yet)
    System Requirements
    • Windows XP or newer OS, yet unconfirmed: Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
    • 256 MB Memory
    • ~2 MB Free diskspace
    Version History
    • Not released yet
    Author Ath


    Description
    After a request for suggestions of applications to develop for NANY 2013, not many suggestions have been posted, so I took an idea from the General Software Discussion forum, and turned that into my New App for the New Year :D

    Features
    Check the availability of (a list of) applications that need to stay loaded and running.

    Planned Features
    Working on it...

    Screenshots
    Preliminary screenshot of the Tray menu:
    Screenshot - 28-10-2012 , 13_37_46.png

    Usage
    Installation
    • Unpack the zip-file into a user-selected folder
    • Optional: Create a shortcut in the Startup folder
    • Configure some applications to be monitored

    Using the Application
    Set and forget?

    Uninstallation
    • Optional: Remove the shortcut created in Startup
    • Remove all files

    Known Issues
    It's not ready yet...


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    We're looking for Linux gamers to install and test our new Steam for Linux client. We are primarily interested in experienced Linux users.

    In order to take the survey, you need to first login with your Steam account to link your response with your Steam ID.

    http://www.valvesoft....com/linuxsurvey.php

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    ... we’re very attached to $35 as our highest price point. With this in mind, we’re pleased to announce that from today all Model B Raspberry Pis will ship with 512MB of RAM as standard. If you have an outstanding order with either distributor, you will receive the upgraded device in place of the 256MB version you ordered. Units should start arriving in customers’ hands today ...

    Source: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2180

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    N.A.N.Y. 2013 / NANY 2013: Please post requests!
    « on: October 13, 2012, 01:52 PM »
    All,

    I'm trying to work up to a pledge for the NANY 2013, but am fresh out of idea's for projects.
    Things are quite busy in my head, so I'm not expecting to have idle-time there for idea-mulling :o

    That's why this request:

    Please post request(s) here for an application/tool you need, and either don't have the time or the skills to create yourself (skills as in not being a coder).

    The application/tool should adhere to the NANY rules, as in being 'New', etc., etc.

    As this is a general request, for any potential pledger, I won't limit your ideas to any area, so just drop ideas here, and hopefully there's a coder that can take the challenge o pledge and release for this NANY 2013 installment.



    For those interested:
    I'd be happy to take a project that would span a couple of weeks worth of work, but of those weeks, only the evenings/nights are available, as I do have a daytime job (programming and programming-related).
    I'm not into games development or graphics-work/web-design, that's just not my cup of tea.
    I do code in Java, C#, AutoIt3, Delphi, and a few other languages, but that shouldn't limit your scope.
    My nickname at work is 'Tim* the Toolman' ;D

    *) 'Tim' replaced by my firstname

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    As this was requested from a private irc chat I think it's most appropriate to post this in the Coding Snacks section. And because I already finished it, the Finished Programs section seemed best fitting...

    Application Name AMDER
    Version 1.3.0.0
    Short Description Actor Missing Dialogue Error Report: Register and store missing dialogues to be reported
    Supported OSes Windows XP SP3 and later (.NET 4.0 required)
    Web Page This DCmembers page
    Download Link (Available from the above page)
    System Requirements
    • .NET 4.0 runtime
    Version History
    • 2012-06-12, v1.3.0.0: Update release, added multi-select for importing .csv files
    • 2012-06-12, v1.2.3.0: Update release, relaxed parsing the pagenumber from .csv files
    • 2012-05-06, v1.2.2.0: Update release, added option for parsing Episode nr and fixed a bug
    • 2012-05-05, v1.2.1.0: Update release, adds installer, makes AMDER single-instance, and fixes an issue
    • 2012-05-04, v1.2.0.0: Update release, details in the release history on the site
    • 2012-04-30, v1.1.0.0: First public release
    Author Ath


    Description
    This application was requested by Saira, on irc, for recording and storing the timecodes and some other parameters per actor, to be filed as an error report to the script supplier for correction.

    Features
    Record 'Actor Missing Dialogues' and produce an Error Report from them in form of an Excel .xls or .xlsx file.
    The list can be pre-filled by importing (File/Open) a .csv file.

    Planned Features
    - What is requested by a (potential) user...
    - Add multi-select for importing .csv files (1.3.0.0)
    - Create an Inno Setup installer (1.2.1.0)
    - Batch processing for .csv files with a similar name (1.2.0.0)

    Screenshots
    The Application in action:
    Screenshot - 30-04-2012 , 17_46_39.png

    The User-settings screen:
    Screenshot - 12-06-2012 , 21_27_51.png

    Usage
    Installation
    Portable edition:
    - Download, then unpack the zip-file into it's own directory
    - Run the executable directly, or create a shortcut in a convenient place and use that
    Installer edition:
    - Download the installer, then run it. It'll check if .NET 4.0 is installed, and offer to download and install if it's missing
    - Run the application from the optionally created Desktop-shortcut or from the Start menu

    Using the Application
    - Start a new Error report by either using the 'Add New error' button or using 'File/New'
    - Type (or select) an Episode name/number, (the list will be automatically extended with what is typed)
    - Type (or select) an Actor name, (the list will be automatically extended with what is typed)
    - Select the feature(s) that is/are wrong with the Dialogue (use Up/Down arrow keys to select)

    Uninstallation
    Both editions:
    - Optionally remove any files created
    - Optionally remove any usersettings file(s): {UserAppData}\AMDER\UserSettings.xml
    Portable edition:
    - Remove the directory created earlier
    Installer edition:
    - Run the un-installer from the Windows Configuration screen

    Known Issues
    - None known
    - Fixed a bug that the Episode number wasn't taken from the Episode name (since 1.2.0.0)
    - Error message when closing AMDER because the settings directory doesn't exist

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    Got an e-mail today from O&O Software stating I'd be using an outdated version of their software :tellme: But I'm not using, or have used, any O&O software to date, so I'd better share this discount with friends who might need it ;)

    Oh, it seems the prices in Euro's are exactly the same numbers with only the currency sign replaced :mad:

    Try this link: https://shop.oo-soft...m/36/purl-diskimage6

    Valid until 30-03-2012

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    NANY 2012 Entry Information

    Application NamePaperSourceExplorer
    Version 1.2.0.0
    Short DescriptionDisplay information about your printers Paper Trays (the source of the paper...)
    Supported OSes Windows XP forward
    Setup File DCMembers page
    History
    • 2011-12-07: v1.2.0.0 NANY2012 Release version!
      Several extra information options, display printer Location,
      Stores options and main form position/size between sessions
      Improved the print information option (Ctrl-P) to include all selected information
      Has the application icon on the main form too
      Displays main form and then loads data
    • 2011-12-03: v1.1.3.0-beta Added bin-name match for if it's tagged in the printer name (Win Server 2008R2 on VMWare)
    • 2011-12-03: v1.1.2.0-beta Improved bin-name match algorithm
    • 2011-12-03: v1.1.1.0-beta Remove whitespace in bin-name match algorithm
    • 2011-12-02: v1.1.0.0-beta Separating Active and Hidden/Disabled trays
    • 2011-11-30: v1.0.0.0-beta Pre-release for NANY2012
    System Requirements.NET 4.0
    Author InfoAth
    DescriptionEver needed to setup Tray numbers in an application for a complicated, multi tray, office printer? Then here's the way to find out the correct tray/bin numbers.
    Features
    • Displays the printers trays by number and the name the Windows driver assigned to it
    • Print information about the trays on paper
    To do
    • Print a page from each available paper tray
    • Design/find a spiffy application-icon(done)
    • Add the spiffy icon to the main form without adding it twice in the exe(done)
    ScreenshotsOn Windows 7:
    Screenshot - 02-12-2011 , 23_30_48.png

    On Windows Server 2008R2 (VMWare):
    Screenshot - 12_3_2011 , 5_59_29 PM.png
    InstallationRun the installer, that'll create the shortcut(s) for you and take care of installing .NET if it's not yet installed.
    Using the applicationView the information on the investigated printer by expanding or collapsing the tree (Default printer pre-selected and expanded)
    Print the info on a page if required (File/Print or Ctrl-P)
    Display Hidden/Disabled printer bins by expanding the corresponding tree-node
    UninstallingRun the un-installer from the Software/Programs and Features Control panel option
    Known IssuesLocalized printer driver papersource names don't match with English tray-names from the Windows PrintServer :-\
    DisclaimerAny discrepancies caused by drivers are the manufacturers' responsibility :P
    HistoryThis is one of the first .NET applications I made, back in 2007/2008, using WinForms but never actually released to anybody but myself :-[



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