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Living Room / Re: My first excel macro
« on: October 09, 2018, 05:45 PM »
for changing cell use 'ActiveCell'

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Developer's Corner / disenchantment...
« on: September 23, 2018, 06:41 PM »
worth a read, something thats been bugging me (pun intended) for years!

https://hackaday.com...e-world-of-software/

http://tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/

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I don't think this needs any explanation (Finally! a solution!)

AI4D.jpg

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what happens if there are multiple matches, ie where there are multiple records that fit within that tolerance?

and just how large are these 'numbers', <10 or <100 or >1,000,000 

and how are you 'viewing' these lists? 

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I was torn between putting this here or in the dev's forum, but here goes...

http://classicprogrammerpaintings.com/

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General Software Discussion / Re: desktop sharing tool
« on: May 14, 2018, 05:21 PM »
thanks guys! I shall have to look into anydesk :Thmbsup:

FWIW when I googled TeamViewer there seemed to be a few question marks around it, hence my query

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General Software Discussion / Re: desktop sharing tool
« on: May 14, 2018, 12:18 AM »
If both ends have Microsoft accounts there's Quick Assist (Windows 10) or Remote Assistance (pre-10 which didn't require a Microsoft account IIRC).

https://www.howtogee...eshoot-a-friends-pc/

Haven't tried Quick Assist but have previously used Remote Assistance and it worked fine for what I was doing.

hadn't heard of that one before, but that sounds just the ticket  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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General Software Discussion / Re: desktop sharing tool
« on: May 13, 2018, 11:01 PM »
I've just been using Skype as of late.  It works well enough for my purposes.

yeah, but that opens up other possibilities that I don't want to have to manage (and once the cats out of the bag there's no getting it back in)

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General Software Discussion / desktop sharing tool
« on: May 13, 2018, 08:35 PM »
anyone got any current recommendations for a desktop sharing tool? 

looking for something simple - pretty limited use, ie desktop support for my inlaws (so potentially lots of calls, but only 1 or 2 users)

A search on DC throws a number of suggestions but most posts are quite old or have since disappeared

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: May 03, 2018, 05:41 PM »
just finished 'Sea of Rust' by C. Robert Cargill.

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It's a somewhat different take on a post apocalyptic world where our robot overlords have risen up

a very enjoyable read...


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Living Room / Re: Data connection through audio jack
« on: May 02, 2018, 12:00 AM »
its certainly possible - I had (have) an old iriver DAC that used the audio jack for charging, data transfer, and playback

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Could anyone here really believe that Trump could win the Nobel Peace Prize?

then again, did anyone really believe he'd win the presidency :o 

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Living Room / Re: Why doesn't DC make its own browser?
« on: February 20, 2018, 02:13 AM »
I am of the feeling that there is some "harm" done every time we make a new section, in terms of fractionating the community.   So my preference is always to avoid creating new forum sections.

perfectly understandable.

Is there a compromise whereby all that info could be stored in a central place rather than scattered across multiple random threads?

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Living Room / Re: Why doesn't DC make its own browser?
« on: February 19, 2018, 07:38 PM »
been following this thread and it sort of dovetails into something I've been thinking about for some time

Given the rather appalling offerings in the browser market I'm wondering if there is some value in creating a new(?) board, similar to the mini-review board but specifically for browsers (Browser Wars)?

I envisage that it would borrow a lot from the mini-review board in that posters would need to provide detailed info/feedback (ie no 'chrome is great' posts).

The idea is to provide a centralised area where users can find info on various browsers, their hereditary, feature sets, strengths, weaknesses, use cases etc.   

And most of the info should stay relevant (unlike the mini-reviews which can date quickly)

is this worth pursuing or investigating?

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as long as it is actually an xlsx you wont have a problem - XLSX files can't hold macro's (they need to be in XLSM format)

as to how you confirm that I couldn't say, though excel is pretty good about highlighting files it thinks aren't in the expected format

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Living Room / Re: Laptop monitor screen to box pc via cables?
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:48 PM »
actually its not that hard as driver boards are readily available for most displays

You'll need to crack the screen open (ie remove the shell around the display) so you can identify the display type/model, eg I have a display from an old Acer travelmate 3100 - the display is an LG.Phillips LP154W01.  A quick google turns up the relevant hardware (about $40 aust for the driver board, plus an appropriate power supply)


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you misspelt banned....

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You're going to tell us what the tenon saw?
-cranioscopical (January 04, 2018, 09:21 PM)

well, seeing as you axed so nicely.

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just what is it you're implying?

That your actions not always appear above board?

Ah the old distraction technique… ever seen him pull a rabbet out of a hat?
-cranioscopical (January 03, 2018, 09:27 PM)

check that, I've mortise ay!

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I didn't peg him for being a hack, but you had to chisell away that layer of veneer...

just what is it you're implying?

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It seems to me there is a mind virus on this thread..

that sure wood screw things up a bit, and if it wasn't for you we miter got away with it!

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Just scroll up to see the look on my face.

now he's got a scroll saw...

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so you've succinctly summarised the same issue all big businesses/bureaucracies have, pressure to 'succeed'

FWIW I've been banging on about automation to anyone that will listen for years, and its only in the last 12 months that there has been any focus on it.  That said its more to do with the latest management fad of 'digitisation' (and oh man, do I hate that term) than anything I've ever said

But again, this is a business that doesn't recognise efficiency - the tools they built are only replacements for the workarounds we've had in place for years, and some still don't work properly (if at all).  Yet on the back of 'delivering' these boons to productivity they cut our staffing by half...

way to make a wheel squeak...

but we digress, AFAICS the chrome issue is nothing to do with my use case, but more to do with Google determining how I will use the browser.  I fail to see why I don't get to decide what I want to do with whatever is open in the browser (it is in fact its none of their business, or perhaps it is their business and they're failing to deliver). 


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sadly I work for a big company, which is to say that inefficiency is the norm (no matter what management might say to the contrary)

There is zero chance that the data could be made available in any other format, or via any other means, and certainly not on the scale that we're talking about here (I'm only one of several thousand users, and I do this in order to make these reports usable to others)


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@Target: Ah, you seem to have added some new factors there that were apparently not mentioned in your OP.

Could you tell us what you are wanting to do with the text a- e.g., how it is to be stored and later used?
That might help.

use case is irrelevant, though FWIW the resultant text files are processed by some VBA macro's for spreadsheeting/analysis

The files are standard reports out of a mainframe sent to a line printer daemon for download.  Presumably the archiving is an attempt to minimise storage requirements.

The issue here is that Chrome doesn't provide me with the capability to save the files as plain text (which is what I need).  Instead it assumes that I must only want certain formats

frankly i don't like chrome.  And I don't like IE.  I used to be a FF fanboy, but they've spoilt that too...  Sadly in this situation these are my only choices, and it feels like they're all colluding to produce a far less efficient and productive toolset...


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