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Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:39 AM »
replacement Tactix cushions
-IainB (Today at 02:28 AM)
Now I'll be looking into something similar myself, thanks!

Also thanks here, i need a couple of pair and somehow didn't think to check if you could buy replacements on amazon.. Didn't realize it was such a common problem.  Planned obsolescence sounds right to me.

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Needs more borders around the buttons  :P

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I believe the poster wants to be able to call this program from his script, to present the user with a window with a license/policy to read, and then make the user choose ACCEPT or DECLINE (cancel), and then read the return code from the program to know which choice the user made.

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Android Apps / Re: Mouser Android Apps Updated 11/14/18
« on: November 15, 2018, 01:35 AM »
hmm.. is this just with the widget we're talking?

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 Promo Video
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:57 PM »
In case there was any doubt.. Look in the mirror -- the weirdos are us!  :P

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 Promo Video
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:09 PM »
I think we need an "honest" trailers:  "DonationCoder.. A not terrible place where a handful of weird people hang out."

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Android Apps / Re: Mouser Android Apps Updated 11/14/18
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:04 PM »
Yeah the widget foreground color option is new and isn't used in my apps yet, other than for Point Motivator.

I ran into a weird issue I couldn't find a solution to (if I set a foreground text color in an Android RemoteViews from WidgetProvider, it doesn't reset to default when the widget is rebuilt, meaning I have to FORCE the foreground text color, and I can't figure out how to force it to default color).

I just want to make sure you aren't saying I broke something in the PBOL widget or changed its default color.

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Android Apps / Re: Mouser Android Apps Updated 11/14/18
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:15 PM »
click on the widget title to change the settings.
Are you saying the new version messed with your widget colors that were different in a previous version?

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Another video by same guy doing ATC again:

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Here's an example of one of those things that illustrates the incredibly amazing age we live in, and an example of exactly the kind of humor that makes me smile to the core of my being.
It's a multiplayer flight simulator (Flight Simulator X) where people can take on different roles, including as pilots and air traffic controllers, without rules and governed only by their own love of the protocols of the real world jobs they are performing.
They play around with the real lingo and rules, and put their own psychotic little twists on things. LOVE IT.




from https://www.metafilt...n-Flight-Simulator-X

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Android Apps / Mouser Android Apps Updated 11/14/18
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:41 AM »
I've updated most of my Android apps to allow for custom independent font scaling in portrait and landscape mode.  This can make a real difference in terms of readability on phones.
You can see all (10) of my android apps on the google play store here: https://play.google....id=DonationCoder.com

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Color Mixer
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:36 AM »
It's be nice to be able to provide the color values for 1st and 2nd color manually (as a #XXXXXX value) if desired.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 Promo Video
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:27 AM »
Pretty professional looking videos.. This wonderful site it talks about, if you could tell me how to contact them, it sounds like we could learn a lot from them, and they have the same name as us even  :huh:

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 12, 2018, 11:05 PM »
It HAS been interesting checking out the log of processes that are seen by the application.  Unlike a real-time log, you actually notice some surprises in this one -- of processes that run only occasionally in the background.  Support tools, update checkers, etc. for other programs, etc.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 12, 2018, 03:37 PM »
The file format I will use is not decided yet, so I advise no one spend any time coding anything yet..
Even more importantly, the log file produced currently is just the log of processes seen, and is not the main log file that will be of any interest.. That is still to come.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:28 AM »
Can you explain what feature you were interested in?

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - StringSimilarity - Release
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:35 AM »
very nice  :up:

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 11, 2018, 04:47 AM »
There are 2 kinds of files that this program will be writing -- those where speed and space is important and those where it is not.

These files are not speed/space sensitive because they only get written out occasionally.. So JSON is a reasonable choice.  I'll bit the bullet and make them fully json compliant.

Then there may be some files that are sensitive to speed and size, like cpu and memory use files which are updated very frequently.  For those I'll have to decide on some other format, or even use a proper database.


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It's definitely a great NANY 2019 release.  :up:

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:24 PM »
Also, I think that using a standard type log for this would make it useful, i.e. csv or tab-separated so that the data could be processed easily.

You are right, I'm open to suggestions.. If you look at the format I'm using now, it's basically JSON (though not 100% valid json since I don't properly escape the strings).  I do think I would like to save in a format that would make it easier for someone else write a GUI tool to browse history.

But first I have to figure out what kind of information I will be logging.  Right now both of these data files are just logging the occasional process entry so it's not that important.  But if I start to log performance data constantly for every running process then it will be important to use a data format that is compact.

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I hope you like it, some response at all would be nice.
don't get discouraged if a requester does not reply promptly.. there are 2 ways to think of this:
1. try to be like a zen samurai artist who creates things and does not care about whether they are used
2. or just wait patiently until eventually someone gives you thanks, even if it might be a year later :)

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 10, 2018, 06:28 PM »
Would it be feasible to (have an option to) reverse that, so that latest entries appear first?

No, because appending to the file is fast and reliable and the opposite is not true.

But I think the real solution here is eventually a nice (standalone) gui tool for more nicely viewing the contents of the file in a proper grid or something.  That will wait until I figure out the final kind of data to be saved.  But yeah, the solution to more pleasant viewing of the data gathered is a gui tool for it.

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Looking good  :up:

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 10, 2018, 01:07 AM »
So here are some possibilities for where this program could go:

  • Have it store data at regular interval on cpu and memory use of every running app.  So that you could look back at the last day/week/month and examine your computer activity in, say, 5 minute intervals.  I'm not sure how useful this would be.  Maybe add some additional tracking of what app had the foreground.  Add the ability to show some basic statistics about what how much you are using each application..Maybe useful for people interested in tracking how much time they use different applications.
  • Do #1 above but also incorporate some automatic screenshotting.. Basically merge in functionality of my Automatic Screenshotter application.
  • Add-in alert functionality, to trigger alerts when certain applications use more cpu or memory than some threshhold, much like my Process Piglet application.
  • Add in priority manipulation and affinity control, much like my Process Tamer application.


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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 09, 2018, 07:05 PM »
One thing I should emphasize in case it's not clear -- this program is designed to remember which applications it has seen running before, and only log when it sees a new program running (or when it detects a change to a process that it has seen before).  As such, it's most useful as a tool to have running always in the background, so you can see a nice list of every application that has been run on your computer, while still keeping the list manageable because it's not adding log entries every time it sees the same program.

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