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Edit on 2018-11-20
The old download link was broken, but I'm just attaching the exe and the source code. I'm not sure what version of AHK it was compiled on, but hopefully it can still compile!
The old exe still works on Windows 10. (Unfortunately I didn't find anything similar, or an easy way to create a similar program, for linux, and now I need to work mostly on linux.)
CCCCtrlC.ahk (5 kB - downloaded 2 times.)
CCCCtrlC.exe (205.63 kB - downloaded 2 times.)
_________________________________-TPReal (July 14, 2009, 07:42 AM)
...Would they still be Microsoft then?Heh. Well, if you're suggesting that they'll not change, even in the longer term, then you could be right, I suppose. They did change more recently though - I mean, take the case of Windows 8. There was not an awful lot wrong with Windows 7, as far as I could see, so what the heck was Windows 8? A mistake, presumably. So, Windows 10 to the rescue. If they keep screwing the Win10 updates up though, they could well be risking losing their monopoly. Google chrome is eroding that market already. The MS corporate licensing must be a complete mess, and all this instability presents a potential business risk and isn't conducive to smooth workplace processes, most of which will tend to depend on IT nowadays, to a relatively large extent.-Arizona Hot (November 17, 2018, 07:21 PM)
"Windows 8.1 remains the most stable version of Windows."If that's actually the case (I wouldn't know), then MS would presumably have known it, so one has to wonder, why not leave well enough alone - why all this incessant unseemly haste to get users back onto the update treadmill with Beta-quality updates in Win10? I suppose it's probably all about money, but it's become a serious time bandit and an unproductive resource hog for an awful lot of the planet. From experience, the usual cause of big problems like this (poor quality) can often be traced back to simple mistake/incompetence and especially where the relevant software development processes and test staging processes are below CMM Level 3 (because such processes are poorly-defined and poorly-understood by the people who are obliged to participate in them). Ultimately, that's a management-created problem (Deming).
"...I have taken full control over the update process and won't let it get beyond Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.2214) - or at least, not until the update path ahead is clear and becomes less risky."-IainB (November 17, 2018, 07:07 AM)
Too late, you can't unsee it. Maybe next time...No, that is probably/not necessarily true. Though MS seemed to make it difficult - if not well nigh impossible - for users to revert to the prior OS version, there's nothing stopping the user from installing Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit) - and thus expunging Win10. I contemplated doing that myself, but the trouble was that MS had cunningly bound up some new features in MS Office 2016 updates that apparently would only activate under Win10, and I wanted those features.-Arizona Hot (November 16, 2018, 05:44 PM)
I could be wrong, of course, but I suspect that indicating a virtual dead stop in a forum discussion thread doesn't, of itself, necessarily qualify as indicating that one has oneself actually stopped anything. However, if @KodeZwerg was a virtual person - e.g., an AI bot, as some forum "members" seem to be - then it could be considered as a stop of sorts, but not a dead stop, as virtual persons (e.g., AIs) can't be killed, by definition, since they are/were not actually alive in the first place.
Okay, i actually stopped.
* You have joined
Topic: RIP KodeZwerg
Channel Topic set by: Deozaan!uio-KodeZwerg (November 17, 2018, 03:07 AM)
Twitter, Facebook, and Google are Fighting Internet Privacy Laws
WRITTEN BY: JULIANNE SUBIA - NOVEMBER 14, 2018
Recently, the Information Technology Industry Council, which represents companies like Amazon, Visa, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Apple, released its “Framework to Advance Interoperable Rules (FAIR) on Privacy”. On the surface, it looks like tech companies are trying to protect user privacy. In reality, they want to make sure that they can continue to profit off of our data. Using simple privacy tools like DeleteMe and Blur will help you stay in control of your privacy.
(Read the rest at the link.)
Copied from: Twitter, Facebook, and Google are Fighting Internet Privacy Laws - <https://www.abine.com/blog/2018/twitter-facebook-google-fighting-privacy-laws/>
I actually found some that were an upgrade for my headphones. I had a Sony MDR 7506 and the vinyl eventually flaked off the cushions. The replacement pads, with a velour covering, were not only better than the originals, but outlasted the headphones, and actually fit the replacement headphones I bought (ATH-M50x).Yes, that - "...the vinyl eventually flaked off the cushions" - has happened to 2 or 3 headsets that I have, though it wasn't the case with the Nokia Monsters I discuss here.
Searching amazon for "/brand/ ear pads" turns up loads of options.-ayryq (November 15, 2018, 09:52 AM)
In an emergency, apply strips of Dr. Scholl's moleskin using gel medium for the adhesive. Looks like hell but works a treat.Ahh, thanks. I had to search up on "Dr. Scholl's Moleskin" and "gel medium", as I'd neither seen nor heard of either of them before. Good idea for alternative use materials, and thankyou for the suggestion. I shall explore the potential use of both of them.-cranioscopical (November 14, 2018, 01:34 PM)
Nokia Purity HD Wired WH-930 by Monster On-Ear Headphones.
I found these (used/discarded) headphones last Sunday. They are rather good!
Usually, I donate found stuff to local charity op-shops, but I think I shall keep these, as I coincidentally needed another pair of headphones.-IainB (October 17, 2017, 10:51 PM)
espionage /"[email protected];Z, -IdZ/
· n. the practice of spying or of using spies.
– ORIGIN C18: from Fr. espionnage, from espionner ‘to spy’, from espion ‘a spy’.
Concise Oxford Dictionary (10th Ed.)
Episode 296 Scott Adams: Wildfires, The Tucker Test, Forgotten Black Voters, SNL, The Abortion Ad, Broward
* “Bad forest management”, President Trump vs. Alyssa Milano
- Should it be illegal to report how segments of the population vote?
- Reporting creates an “us vs. them” frame
- Reporting sides, causes people to take sides
* Boxes of votes keep getting “found”
- CNN correctly reports no proof of voter fraud, true, but…
- Fox and conservatives say look at all the suspicious stuff
- Suspicious stuff isn’t proof of crime, just like Russian collusion
- Why do all the found votes always favor Democrats?
* Are Democrat run things less competent than Republicans run things?
- Republicans are more system process oriented, follow rules
- Democrats are more goal oriented, less rules oriented
* SNL had Crenshaw on for “free punch-backs” at Pete Davidson
- Dan Crenshaw brought respect for veterans in his appearance
* Pro-Choice commercial, my view…it’s fake IMO, from a mole or hoax
* “The Tucker Carlson Test”
- IF an article doesn’t include reasons, just links to the reasons
- THEN the reasons don’t exist or are a misinterpretation
* Mueller’s “dozens of sealed indictments”
- What would he do if he possesses info that could cause a civil war?
* Alexa, who is Scott Adams?
- Some funny person changed Alexa’s response to be Scott Dale Adams
* Macron statement about need for France to protect themselves from America
- Fake news ignores that statement refers to cyber defenses
When politicians bloviate about a “higher purpose,” it’s time to watch your wallets, hide the kids and lock your doors (front, back and refrigerator).- I had to smile at this. It was written by a Filipina who is a US citizen and journalist.
insanityIs that a relatively new realisation or had you previously (a year or so back, say) not already arrived at that conclusion?-mouser (November 05, 2018, 09:40 PM)
...i would go would be, get AutoRuns from SysInternals (Microsoft) and run it. ...Yes, thanks. I already use AutoRuns - have done for years. I think you may have missed the point that I did not know why the laptop fan was running fast, and the penny only dropped as to the cause when I saw that the CoolSense icon (which was a start-up app.) was missing - i.e., it had not started on start-up, and then I discovered that that was because the executable had been mysteriously deleted (this was after a "minor" Windows update).-KodeZwerg (October 21, 2018, 02:00 AM)
K-LOC Calculator, version 1.01
Over the years, the software development community at large has gotten a whole host of valuable information about project management from good old Big Blue (IBM)... I should clarify that - valuable information on how NOT to manage a project. For fun, I decided to resurrect one of their worst ideas ever, K-LOC (or more appropriately, paying programmers based on K-LOC).
The AnalogX K-LOC Calculator is the exact opposite of PCalc, my programmer's calculator - this has almost no real world application, but it is fun for the number crunchers out there who want some sort of metric about the project. Sure, the metric is completely arbitrary, but hey, you can feed it into a spreadsheet! heheh... Actually, I would say that K-LOC does have its uses (a simple way to measure project complexity, perhaps), but there aren't too many.
AnalogX K-LOC Calculator can scan any number of files, any wildcard extension, and even recursively check subdirectories. It returns not only the total project K-LOC rating, but the average file K-LOC rating and total file size of the project as well!
K-LOC Calculator works on all versions of Windows, from Window 95 to Windows 7 and everything inbetween (including XP, Vista, Win2k, etc). If you have a general question related to any of the programs on the site, or would like some additional info related to the downloads in general, then check out the downloads FAQ.
Copied from: K-LOC[/b] Calculator, version 1.01 - <http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/Programming/kloc/Freeware.htm>
K (thousand) + LOC (lines of code)
KLOC (plural KLOCs)
1. Noun: (computing, programming) thousand lines of code
- In IBM there's a religion in software that says you have to count KLOCs, and a KLOC is a thousand line of code. – Steve Ballmer in Triumph of the Nerds II: Riding the Bear (Robert X. Cringely, Paul Sen, 1996), about 38 minutes in, relating events around 1989.
- It concludes that defects are found 2 to 4 times faster with inspection than with testing, that defects are typically found at the rate of one defect per man hour invested in inspection, and that inspection finds about 37 defects per kloc if it is done properly.
– Terry Shepard in Proceedings of the National Workshop on Software Engineering Education (IBM Canada, 1993)
- The formula is based on thousands of lines of source code (kLOC) and incorporates Fagan's recommendations for inspection pace, meeting duration, and frequency:
- elapsed time (in days) = 3 × n kLOC
Here n is an estimate of how many thousands of lines of code will be inspected.
– Glen W. Russell, Experience with Inspection in Ultralarge-Scale Developments (Bell-Northern Research, 1991)
Copied from: KLOC - Wiktionary - <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/KLOC>
Function Point Analysis has been proven [Yeah, right] as a reliable method for measuring the size of computer software. In addition to measuring output, Function Point Analysis is extremely useful in estimating projects, managing change of scope, measuring productivity, and communicating functional requirements.[Amazing, eh? It also cures cognitive blindness.]
There have been many misconceptions [Translation: by people who who are misunderstanders of, or are not true believers] regarding the appropriateness of Function Point Analysis in evaluating emerging environments such as real time embedded code and Object Oriented programming. Since function points express the resulting work-product in terms of functionality as seen from the user's perspective, the tools and technologies used to deliver it are independent. [Translation: it can also be used to mean whatever you might want it to mean.]
Copied from: Function Point Analysis - <http://www.qpmg.com/fp-intro.htm>
"I'm being quite useful. This thing is a Thneed.
A Thneed's a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need!
It's a shirt. It's a sock. It's a glove. It's a hat.
But it has OTHER uses. Yes, far beyond that.
You can use it for carpets. For pillows! For sheets!
Or curtains! Or covers for bicycle seats!"
-Words and illustration from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.
Anand,Just thought I should mention that your Relevant Notes.exe app. file is registering as a virus:
As a challenge to myself and in order to add the ability to move and size Note windows in addition to coloring and text size, I decided to write my own program. Similar to yours, only one note is displayed at a time related to the active window. I call it Relevant Notes and it stores all data into one INI file in the same directory. I know you are busy with real work so this was an opportunity for me to be creative.
The blog page for the program is Relevant Notes
Mike-mat2016 (February 10, 2018, 12:39 PM)