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General Software Discussion / Resource Scheduler
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:04 PM »
For some time now I have wanted to make a web-based application (in javascript - but I love jquery) whereby resources can be scheduled.
My premise is this:

Now, Ath has made a nifty bedroom-planner application (for scheduling bunkers, perhaps at a camp) which is similar, and I sort of unwittingly hijacked his NANY thread, so I am starting my own here.

Here is my premise.
(If you haven't read my profile, by the way, I am a Catholic Religious Brother, hence the nature of my premise)

We have here at our house 9 altars.
We have several priests stationed here, and often have visiting priests, and they all need to say Mass everyday.  It is my job to schedule them for a time and an altar.
Normally, a priest only says one Mass per day, but in some larger chapels they might say two.  I also have to schedule altar boys to serve for them.

Presently, I print out a big table and fill everything in by hand since it changes alot.  I used to do this in excel, but it is clumsy to cut and paste.

What I envision for the web application is this:
The user first enters in the names of all the priests so there is a list.
There are preset timeslots. Each Mass lasts about 45 minutes with preparation time.
The altar boys may serve at one time or another, so there needs to be a way to specify which times they are available (depends on their own schedules).

I want to be able to see a sort of layout of timeslots for each altar, and then drag and drop the name of the priest onto a time slot.  The same for the altar boys, but they need to somehow marked as available or not for a particular slot.  The idea is to drag and drop.  When a priest is placed into a slot, he is removed from the waiting list.  The server remains in the servers list if he is available for another time.

I would like to be able to change the calendar from day to week to month.
Also, it is a necessity that I be able to print the week chart so I can hang it in the Sacristy for everyone to see in the mornings when they say Mass, so they know where to go.

So far, I have found this resource calendar framework on github that can provide the calendar part. 

If anyone has any ideas, that would be great.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: BedPlanner
« on: January 09, 2018, 07:45 PM »
Hi, nogojoe - wow, that is very generous of you!  I wasn't trying to get anyone to get this going for me - really, I was just talking (if it were a javascript-based web-application, I could modify it to suit my needs and the needs of our other chapels, too).  Maybe I should start a new thread though, because now we aren't talking about Ath's nice bedtime application.

I started my own thread here.
Thanks for your interest, y'all.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: BedPlanner
« on: January 09, 2018, 01:53 PM »
Ath, so, 9 altars, normally, the priests would all say Mass simultaneously at two times, say, 6:30 and 7:14 - taking about 45 minutes with preparations.  But then there will be later Masses at other times intermittently.  Yes, each priest can only say Mass once; although in some chapels where there a lot of people a priest might say two Masses on the main altar, although this isn't the case at the place where I am stationed.

I've searched for planner type applications to track this before and never really found what I was looking for.  I still haven't abandoned the idea of writing something myself.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: BaseImage
« on: January 09, 2018, 10:26 AM »
Another place it is used - is by the Firefox Custom Buttons extension for the button icons - when you select an image for the icon, it base64 encodes it so it doesn't have to refer to a file location.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: BedPlanner
« on: January 09, 2018, 10:24 AM »
The bedroom schemes has a limited use, I think (which is why it is interesting - solving a very particular problem this way is fascinating to me), but I have a similar particular problem.  (Maybe you have read my profile, I am a Catholic Religious Brother) We have 9 altars here at our house, and I have to schedule any random number of priests to say Mass at them every day.  Sometimes we have only a few priests, sometimes we have 20 (at certain times of the year).  Right now I do all this on pen and paper, but I've always dreamed of writing a program to do it for me, and then to share the program with my colleagues all over the USA who have the same problem.  I thought of creating an online application using a javascript system called FullCalendar.  But I have only gotten into the beginning stages and ran out of time (and go back to pencil and paper).

Your program looks interesting - but could be more generally useful if the schema were not limited to "bedrooms" and "sleepers" but rather to "assets" and "users" that could be named anything. For me "bedrooms" could become "altars".  However, there will never be anyone paired for my uses, but the scheduling throughout the day and the durations would be the primary thing. 

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: BedPlanner
« on: January 08, 2018, 09:54 PM »
Looks interesting for planning for organized summer camps, maybe? Why did you write this?

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: SubAHK
« on: January 08, 2018, 09:50 PM »
Hi, Skwire - I just wanted to leave a comment on your thread to get rid of the "0 replies" in red letters next to your NANY entry...  Looks interesting, but I'm not even sure what a subsonic server is.  But I love it when people make things for the NANY, even if I never heard of the things they are doing.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« on: January 08, 2018, 09:41 PM »
Ghacks posted yesterday (Jan 7, 2018) the results of NANY 2017...  instead of NANY 2018!  hahaha (Sorry, Mouser; I left them a comment).
https://www.ghacks.n...7-software-releases/

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY Entry: Ballistic: an easy list filter
« on: January 08, 2018, 02:48 PM »
Updated Ballistic to version 1.3.
Added a Recent Menu, and fixed drag-n-drop for custom lists.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: BaseImage
« on: December 31, 2017, 06:22 PM »
Thanks for trying it out!  For webpages, bear in mind that the encoded image is *very* long.  It increases the page size but you don't have to load an external file.  The best use of this, I think, is for using html email signatures.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: BaseImage
« on: December 31, 2017, 02:13 PM »
Hey! Anybody try this out for me?  I guess nobody is interested in something like this?  I know it's a bit specialized.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Image Card Printer
« on: December 12, 2017, 09:11 PM »
Looks interesting, Mouser!  I'll be glad to try it out.  Maybe it's useful to print passport id photos, too.
Maybe I'll use it for my Fungus Attacks boardgame (based on the old Fungus Game that I can't get anyone to make a computer game out of).

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Living Room / Re: I need help shopping for mesh!
« on: December 12, 2017, 09:07 PM »
Well, I ended up making the grid myself using clear silicon on a wood panel.  Tedious, but it works like a charm.

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: Program Idea: Fungus for Windows
« on: December 12, 2017, 09:06 PM »
I never worked out how to make a computer game out of this, but I did design it into a board game!  It's a bit tedious though when one fungus takes over a large part of another fungus.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / NANY 2018 Release: BaseImage
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:22 PM »
NANY 2018 Entry Information

Application Name BaseImage
Version 1.0
Short Description Small utility for easily creating base64 encoded images
Supported OSes Windows 7
Web Page Online Documentation
Download Link Download Baseimage
System Requirements Only works on Windows
Version History
Author Link to Author's Profile page on Stack Exchange


Description
This is a little gui to let you create base64 encoded images. You can drag-n-drop an image onto its window and then choose to either export to file or copy to the clipboard. You can copy just the base64 code, or an html img tag, or a full html page.

Features
  • Generates base-64 encoded html img tags from a given image file
  • Easy-to use, simple interface
  • Drag-n-Drop
  • Built-in demo
  • Copy just the image tag or just the code
  • Export to html file
  • Export img tag to file
  • Autonaming
  • Use Custom HTML Template
  • Tray Icon Support

Planned Features
Nothing yet.

Screenshots
baseimagegui.png
Please visit the documentation page for more images

Usage
Installation
Just extract the zip file to a folder and run the exectuable.

Using the Application
Run baseimage.exe and select Run Demo from the Tools Menu.
Or, drag your own image onto the window and select Export html to file from the File Menu (html files normally open in your browser).  Then, in your browser, view source.

Uninstallation
Just exit the application and delete all the files.

Known Issues
No issues yet.

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Updated to 1.7; fixed an issue that came with 1.6 where the cursor position would reset itself.
Also published on Portable Freeware: https://www.portable...om/index.php?id=2902

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Updated to Version 1.6 - August 18, 2017
  • Fixed: Toggling the menu descriptions would double the Trig menu commands
  • Fixed:  Toggling menu descriptions works also on AutoCalc menu
  • Fixed: Multiplication was not processed directly against parenthesis; (2+2)2=42; now (2+2)2=8
  • Fixed: Clipboard was erased or replaced when the window was activated. 
  • Fixed: Clicking on the answer copies it to the clipboard the first time.
  • Fixed: Sometimes e would not render
  • Fixed: Now e is reserved for Euler's Number and can't be accidentally assigned as a variable
  • Fixed: Now you can't type = in the equation unless you are assigning variables with :=
  • Fixed: Removed conflict between min command and the math function min at start of equation
  • Added: Dialogue for (Advanced Options) with key command options
  • Added Option in Advanced Options to set the number of decimal places
  • Added: Now the Options menu displays the number of decimal places
  • Fixed: Decimal Places now displays the correct limit in the answer
  • Fixed: Now the menu item that toggles decimal places automatically changes the answer
  • Added: Option in Advanced Options to set Max Decimal Places
  • Added: Max Decimal Places now shows in the menu next to Decimal Places

Download

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I've thought of it...  and looked at it and was daunted. 

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Thanks for the kind words and for your time to test for me!  If you have any ideas for features just say so and I'll see what I can do. 

Right now my only regret is that I can't fix the part that has to do with the conversion of unicode characters - and that's because I don't have the source files for the scintilla dll that supplies the syntax colouring. Another fellow helped me with that and we are out of touch now.  But if I ever figure it out, I'll fix it.

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Okay, try it now, please!

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tomos - there are two ways that I thought of as "normal"
First, if you right click on the main window, you get the entire menu (this is in the help file).
Second, and I don't think I mentioned this in the help file, in fact, if you type the word hotkey in calculor, it will launch the dialogue.
I'll update the help file, too.

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Thanks for testing for me - I can reproduce that and I know what the problem is;  Hopefully I can get it fixed today.  I never thought to try selecting the option from the tray menu... (doh!).

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Salve, all!  Okay, I've added a user-chosen global hotkey.  Maybe someone can try it out for me?

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The next update will have a global hotkey; I'd publish it now, but I'm serving on a boys' camp.  When I get back I'll publish it.

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If anyone is interested in helping me with Calculor, I would like to fix the conversion for unicode characters, but to do that I would need to reconstruct my dll that has scintilla in it.  A friend built the dll for me based on my needs, but we are out of communication now and I don't have the source code.  So, basically, if you wanted to help me with this, I would be asking you to help me build a new dll for my scintilla.

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