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I'm having an issue with the time not displaying correctly and the forecast not working.
-Mboxer511 (Today at 12:53 AM)

As Drugwash mentioned, for the time issue, try disabling the "Use HTTPS when possible" setting.  For the forecast issue, thank you for testing and I'm glad the interim build fixed things.  I've included those changes in the v1.1.7 mainline release below.

There's a problem with the GUI icons in XP, noticed it right after you eliminated the resources DLL but thought it might just be a different icon set. Apparently it's a rendering error for the transparent PNGs.
-Drugwash (Today at 07:05 AM)

They're actually icons but I tested with PNG files and got the same results.  I can't win here.   :(  I really don't want to go back to extra loose files if I can help it.

Also noticed 'Minimize to tray' is missing from the configuration panel but it does work as such; maybe you made it permanent?
-Drugwash (Today at 07:05 AM)

No, haha.  I mistakenly deleted that line when adjusting the Options GUI.   :-[  It's back in the v1.7.7. build.

Reminder: date/time still dissapears from titlebar when in TooWindow mode. The tray click is the trigger.
-Drugwash (Today at 07:05 AM)

Still working on this.  Sometimes it goes away, sometimes it stays.  There's really no rhyme or reason to it.

Nevermind I fixed the time issue not appearing in 12 hour format in the title bar.  Had to change the "Date/time format" from:
-Mboxer511 (Today at 12:52 PM)

Yep, that's why I made it completely configurable.   :up:

Website & Download
2019-01-23 - v1.7.7
! Fixed speed issue when getting weather data.  It was my fault and not the new API.
! Fixed 5 & 10 day forecast data not showing for some users.
! "Minimize to tray" option is back.  I must have erroneously deleted it in the last build.  (Thanks, Drugwash)
! Pressure reading wasn't correct for imperial values.


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N.A.N.Y. 2016 / Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« on: Today at 04:41 PM »
I believe because print service (spoolsv.exe) is stopped here, so in such case this program is unusable.

Interesting scenario, and one I hadn't considered.   :)  Thanks for reporting it.

Can it be fixed?

Yes, see below.   :D

Website & Download
v1.0.2 - 2019-01-23
    ! Handled situations where no printers exist or the print spooler service is inactive.  (Thanks, rm)

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forecast not working
-Mboxer511 (Today at 12:53 AM)

http://www.dcmembers...Weather_v1.7.6.2.zip

Please try that build and let me know if the forecast works.  Thank you.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 22, 2019, 05:32 PM »
skywire  please give me step  by step install directions I did have old version do I delete old version first or ? please

  • Shut down sWeather.
  • Make a copy of your current sWeather folder for backup.
  • Download new version of sWeather.
  • Unzip the version into your current sWeather folder, overwriting current files.
  • Start up sWeather.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 22, 2019, 04:42 PM »
sWeather has been updated to v1.7.6.  Thanks to all for your testing and patience.  :Thmbsup:   I also received word from Yahoo! that the wind chill reading for Celsius has been fixed.   :up:

Website
v1.7.6 - 2018-01-22
    + Added support for the new Yahoo! Weather API.  The old API was retired on
      2019-01-03.  The new API seems slower than the previous one but I don't
      know if it's because of the new OAuth requirement for this new API or
      something else.  Whatever...it works, so please be patient with it and
      apologies for any inconvenience.
    + Hovering over the "Full forecast", "Radar", and "Powered by Yahoo!" links
      shows their URL in the statusbar.  (Thanks, Drugwash)
    + Right-clicking the "Full forecast", "Radar", and "Powered by Yahoo!" links
      gives the option of copying the URL to the clipboard.
    + Added "Minimize to tray" option.  (Thanks, Drugwash)
    + Added menu option to display raw weather data.
    + Added tooltips to statusbar icons.
    + Option to break location menu into multiple columns.
    * Eliminated dependencies on resources.dll and temp directory.
    - Took out the WOEID search feature because the new API doesn't support that
      currently.  Had to go back to the old method of manually getting the WOEID
      from the URL of a location on the main weather.yahoo.com website.  Yuck,
      what a travesty.  >=[
    ! Right-click clipboard context menu was broken.
    ! Fixed an extra line in one of the tray tooltips.  (Thanks, Drugwash)

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N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« on: January 22, 2019, 03:24 PM »
v1.1.3 released today.  Download from here: http://www.dcmembers...wire/download/spews/

v1.1.3 - 2019-01-22
    + Added option to remember the image list position between sessions.  (Thanks, Martin E.)



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N.A.N.Y. 2016 / Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« on: January 22, 2019, 03:21 PM »
so, is there such a version?

"There is now," Skwire said, three years later.   :P

Can the available options be made configurable?
I don't want the Shutdown, Sleep and Hibernate options available for systems that are actually located in a hosting farm

Added in the new version.

Might be nice to have a "start screensaver" item on there too.

Added in the new version.

Website
v1.0.1 - 2019-01-22
    + Added a printers menu to easily set your default printer.  (Thanks, c.gingerich)
    + Added "Start screensaver" option.  (Thanks, mouser)
    + Added "Turn monitor off" option.
    + Added option to open the menu with a left-click on the tray icon.
    + Added ability to configure which items are in the menu and their order.  (Thanks, Ath)


2019-01-22_143057.png  2019-01-22_141431.png

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 21, 2019, 04:22 PM »
skwire I am a disabled person can not find the In  Options  the button next to the WOEID field for instructions can you give me a screenshot please

Did you update to the latest sWeather I posted?  If not, update to this version here, first:

http://www.dcmembers...eather_v1.7.5.35.zip

2019-01-21_161934.png





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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 21, 2019, 03:42 PM »
I can not add my location with the new version how do I do it ?

In sWeather's Options dialog, click the button next to the WOEID field for instructions on how to do that.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 20, 2019, 06:44 PM »
Just uploaded interim build 35 which adds back in the custom location name option I mistakenly took out when redoing all this.

http://www.dcmembers...eather_v1.7.5.35.zip

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 20, 2019, 06:04 PM »
It wasn't the WOEID stuff that was a pain, it was the new OAuth requirements.  OAuth is a damn nightmare.

My experiences with OAuth.



In other words, I agree.  Totally.

Yeah, it's bloody ridiculous.  It's like it's complicated just for the sake of being complicated.  As for troubleshooting, yeah, right.  Troubleshooting is just trying random shit until 1) it works or 2) you just give up (re: your surrender flag above, haha).

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 20, 2019, 05:40 PM »
- Bug?: no more minimize button in titlebar.

Eh? Did you enable the "Do not show taskbar button" option or something?

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 20, 2019, 02:58 PM »
There's an extra "`n" (new line) at the end of the tooltip text

As mentioned previously, the version below should have a fix.

There's another "fix" I did in my local version: tooltips for the statusbar icons.

I had meant to add those last night (and have in the version below).  Thanks for the reminder.   :Thmbsup:

Nice job Jody, thank you! Looks like it works fine.

Great to hear.  Thank you for the report.   :Thmbsup:

Latest interim build here:
http://www.dcmembers...eather_v1.7.5.34.zip
http://www.dcmembers...eather_v1.7.5.35.zip

Please read the following changelog and let me know how this version works for you (changes from the .25 build to the .34 build are in bold):

    + Added support for the new Yahoo! Weather API.  The old API was retired on
      2019-01-03.  The new API seems slower than the previous one but I don't
      know if it's because of the new OAuth requirement for this new API or
      something else.  Whatever...it works, so please be patient with it and
      apologies for any inconvenience.
    + Hovering over the "Full forecast", "Radar", and "Powered by Yahoo!" links
      shows their URL in the statusbar.  (Thanks, Drugwash)
    + Right-clicking the "Full forecast", "Radar", and "Powered by Yahoo!" links
      gives the option of copying the URL to the clipboard.
    + Added "Minimize to tray" option.  (Thanks, Drugwash)
    + Added menu option to display raw weather data.
    + Added tooltips to statusbar icons.
    * Eliminated dependencies on resources.dll and temp directory.
    - Took out the WOEID search feature because the new API doesn't support that
      currently.  Had to go back to the old method of manually getting the WOEID
      from the URL of a location on the main weather.yahoo.com website.  Yuck,
      what a travesty.  >=[
    ! Right-click clipboard context menu was broken.
    ! Fixed an extra line in one of the tray tooltips.  (Thanks, Drugwash)

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 20, 2019, 11:24 AM »
Basically working but the "Feels Like" temperature is 28C when the actual temperature is 0C.
It's mostly working, except for the aforementioned "Feels like" which is also 28°C for me while real temperature is 1°C.

The data shown is the data given by Yahoo!.  However, as best I can tell, that wind chill data is not being coverted to Celsius.  Basically, it's a Fahrenheit value no matter if I'm requesting Celsius values.  Of course, I could do the math and fix it, but I've written an email to Yahoo! to see if they'll fix it first.  If they don't, within a fair amount of time, I'll fix it manually.

The 'High' appears as N/A, no idea if that's how it comes from the API or some bug in the script.

It's a formatting bug in the data returned from Yahoo!.  I mentioned this bug as well in the aforementioned email, but I've also fixed it in my interim sWeather build in the meantime.

The blank line in the tooltip is still present (you probably didn't have time to address it - just a reminder)

I don't see this extra blank line, but let me know if I fixed it when I release the next interim build later today.

and the date/time in the titlebar still shows Thu, January 01, 00:00 due to the IE libraries being unable to connect to the site (TLS 1.2 missing in IE8 or something).

You can try disabling the "Use HTTPS when possible" option in sWeather.  However, if the TimeZoneDB site force a redirect to HTTPS (or force TLS 1.2), I doubt I can fix this for you.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 20, 2019, 02:29 AM »
It wasn't the WOEID stuff that was a pain, it was the new OAuth requirements.  OAuth is a damn nightmare.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 20, 2019, 02:04 AM »
I've updated sWeather to work with the new API but I'd like to get a bit of testing done before releasing it fully.  If you're up to it, make a backup of your sWeather folder and grab the interim build from here:

http://www.dcmembers...eather_v1.7.5.27.zip
http://www.dcmembers...eather_v1.7.5.34.zip
http://www.dcmembers...eather_v1.7.5.35.zip

Please read the following changelog and let me know how this version works for you:

    + Added support for the new Yahoo! Weather API.  The old API was retired on
      2019-01-03.  The new API seems slower than the previous one but I don't
      know if it's because of the new OAuth requirement for this new API or
      something else.  Whatever...it works, so please be patient with it and
      apologies for any inconvenience.
    + Hovering over the "Full forecast", "Radar", and "Powered by Yahoo!" links
      shows their URL in the statusbar.  (Thanks, Drugwash)
    + Right-clicking the "Full forecast", "Radar", and "Powered by Yahoo!" links
      gives the option of copying the URL to the clipboard.
    + Added "Minimize to tray" option.  (Thanks, Drugwash)
    + Added menu option to display raw weather data.
    + Added tooltips to statusbar icons.
    * Eliminated dependencies on resources.dll and temp directory.
    - Took out the WOEID search feature because the new API doesn't support that
      currently.  Had to go back to the old method of manually getting the WOEID
      from the URL of a location on the main weather.yahoo.com website.  Yuck,
      what a travesty.  >=[
    ! Right-click clipboard context menu was broken.
    ! Fixed an extra line in one of the tray tooltips.  (Thanks, Drugwash)

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 17, 2019, 04:55 PM »
I haven't heard back from Yahoo! so I sent them another email.   :-\

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA - The Name Game
« on: January 17, 2019, 10:01 AM »
Maybe I'll have to get some tips from you sometime!

Sure thing.   :Thmbsup:

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA - The Name Game
« on: January 16, 2019, 01:22 AM »
Holy necro-thread revival.   :D

What language did you write this in? I'm guessing C++.  It's very neat and trim and fast.

Everything I've written and released on this site is written in AutoHotkey.



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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 16, 2019, 01:20 AM »
Hi, Mboxer511, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :Thmbsup:

If I understood correctly you mentioned there is a possibility that we could get our own individual API for free that we could use with your software? If that is the case could you explain how we could go about doing that? I would have no problem applying for an individual API and using it with your software so I could get it working again on my computer.

The individual API key thing applied only if I changed sWeather to use OpenWeatherMap's API which, at this point, I have no plans to do.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:51 PM »
Please forgive me, Jody, my philosophy of life is very wrong: I think everything should be free. I'm too idealistic and naive.

Brother, there is no need for an apology.  I don't think your philosophy of life is, as you put it, wrong.  Given the world we live in, I don't think it's very realistic, but it's not wrong.


Another bad side of mine is that I'm always grateful by default for everything that's offered for free but I rarely express it, considering it implied, which is - unfortunately - not always the case.

Please don't worry about it.  As mouser knows, I am not the type of person that writes software for any type of accolades.  I was brought up with the saying, "If a friend asks for help, you help them."  The satisfaction I get from being able to share what I'm capable of is enough for me.  In fact, it makes me quite uncomfortable to toot my own horn or to directly solicit donations.  That said, every donation makes me feel utterly humbled that somebody would part with their own money for something I've offered for free.


And pointing out bugs or asking for features doesn't help at all,

Quite the opposite, actually.  Without bug reports and feature requests, my applications would not be what they are.


although all that is just out of this darn innate perfectionism - the desire to see a good thing better, to help its creator, not to do myself a favor.

And that's how I take them.  I like fixing things and making them better, so please keep on reporting bugs and requesting features.  I'll do my best to get to them...or tell you no.  Hahaha.   :P


So thank you Jody for everything you've done and still doing for us all, for free. And hopefully you'll find a way to get this script working again, firstly for yourself. Good luck!  :Thmbsup:

You are most welcome.  And, yes, I hope like hell I hear back from Yahoo! and get sWeather working again.  It's one of my favourite apps and I, myself, use it daily.

As to the original topic.  If sWeather is dead, then so be it.

It's not dead until I say so...and I haven't said so.   :Thmbsup:

I think that 'free' is often misinterpreted, especially on the side of the receiver.  'Free' is never free, the costs are either absorbed by someone else, or are in a form that you don't immediately realize.  People thought that Facebook was free.  They were wrong.  They were buying the ability to use Facebook with their privacy.  In the same way, skwire offers these programs for free, but he absorbs the cost, whether he does it because he wants to or not, it takes his time and resources.

Beautifully put, wraith808.  Yes, programming does cost me time, resources, and more grey hair.  However, I accept that fully and cheerfully, otherwise I wouldn't do it.


I think if more people thought about things in that way, they might be more appreciative (and in some cases skeptical) of the people that provide free things.

It's all good.  All good.   :)

FWIW, I offer my programs as freeware for the following reasons:

  • I thoroughly enjoy programming.  It's a great feeling to be able to create something useful for myself and others.
  • It's my way of giving back to the internet, at large, for all the other freeware I've used myself over the years.
  • IMHO, I have a knack for taking somebody's idea for a piece of software and making it into something tangible for them.  This is the whole idea behind our Coding Snacks forum and I one-hundred percent love doing this for people.
  • As I mentioned before, offering my software as freeware means that, though I try to do so, I am not obligated to provide any type of support, bug fixes, feature requests, etc.  I have a family, a full-time job, and plenty of other hobbies that (mostly, haha  :D) come first.

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You might be able to use Ath's WinButtons program.

http://www.dcmembers...download/winbuttons/

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Hi, WarsawPact1955, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :Thmbsup:

I'm not sure this is doable due to SigcheckGUI being a GUI wrapper around the already-compiled sigcheck.exe, but I have need for the full Subject Name to be displayed rather than just the final CN of the Subject Name.  sigcheck.exe doesn't do this.  Is SigcheckGUI calling any Crypto APIs, itself, such that it could be made to do this?
-WarsawPact1955 (January 13, 2019, 07:07 PM)

No, SigcheckGUI doesn't use any crypto APIs on its own.  If sigcheck.exe doesn't show it, SigcheckGUI isn't going to be able to, either.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: Folder Organizer/Sorter
« on: January 13, 2019, 02:50 PM »
I might be mistaken here, but aren't most zip files a collection of files that are meant to stay together?  A typical install zip would probably contain the EXE file, maybe a readme.txt, maybe a readme.md, possibly an INI file, etc.  Separating those into individual folders doesn't make a whole lot of sense, IMO.  Am I missing something here?

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Post New Requests Here / Re: Folder Organizer/Sorter
« on: January 13, 2019, 01:01 PM »
@Shades & @wraith808: I think you're missing the key ask of the OP...and that's to scan within ZIP/RAR/7z files and make decisions based on the compressed files.  I don't think any of the aforementioned file sorters do that.

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