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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: cStatus a portable network scan and monitoring tool
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:31 PM »
Looks very cool.

Agreed. This looks great, @hugo nabais.  I'll give it a try soon.

N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release (preliminary alpha-or-so): ymarks
« on: September 10, 2018, 01:45 PM »
Create a file named PIN.txt and write a number into it.

That's the part I needed to know, thanks.  Did I miss that in the docs somewhere?

N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release (preliminary alpha-or-so): ymarks
« on: September 10, 2018, 01:03 PM »
Tuxman, can you explain how the PIN option works?  Please and thank you.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: August 30, 2018, 07:01 PM »
sWeather is unable to establish a connection to the weather server. N/A showing everywhere. Have tried with and without https mode. Has been working fine for a couple of years now.
Was there another change to the Yahoo API? has no weather data so it may not be an API issue.

Hello, dhry and march12234, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :)

From what I can tell, the Yahoo! Weather API was down for a bit, but appears to be working for me at this time.  If this happens again, go here and click the test button:
If the query comes back with "null," you know the problem is not with sWeather.   :Thmbsup:

All we had (middle of 1990) was a lousy Pc acting as Server connected over 16port switch running Linux Bash.

Hahaha...don't feel so bad.  My first LAN party, such as it was, was myself, my brother, and two friends, in my living room with an eight port hub, i.e., it wasn't even a switch!.  This was back in the dial-up days so to be able to play our favourite multiplayer games, without any lag, it was a life-altering experience at the time.

@skwire Your setup remind me on my LANparty days with Pc

I used to throw LAN parties back in the day, too.  The following pics are circa 2000-2001.




I love reading articles like this.  Great game; still own it and the N64.   For multiplayer, I cobbled together a 4-way audio/video splitter to connect to four separate TVs (CRTs, of course!).  I then cut cardboard pieces to cover each TV's non-player screens so each player couldn't see where all the other players were.   :Thmbsup:  Get a group of friends together and it was hours of utter mayhem and shit-talking.  Damnit, I wish I had a picture of that setup.    :P

I found and confirmed the problem. Pushing 1.1.0b4 to AMO. Still considered experimental.

I grabbed 1.1.0b5 from the extension page and it seems to have fixed the issue.  I didn't check every bookmark but spot checks here and there looked good.   :Thmbsup:  Thank you for the fix.   :D

I will look into it in 28 hours!

No worries.  Cheers.

I'll be out of town until tomorrow, but what I need for a reasonable fix is, at least, a useful error message.

Unfortunately, there does not appear to be one.

Does the server print anything while you're using Firefox?

I don't see anything, but I might not be looking in the right place.

Does Firefox's error console (F12...) tell you anything after clicking Download?

I looked through all the tabs of the dev console but didn't see anything pertaining to ymarks.  Again, though, I might be looking in the wrong place.

Is there a pop-up from the extension?


I suspect that Firefox 61+ has made changes... do you happen to have that version?

Yes, as above, I'm running Firefox v61.0.2.

I finally got around to trying this out.   Apologies for the delay and nice work so far.  :)

  • The server component is running on my server box.
  • I installed the Chrome extension in Vivaldi, configured the endpoint and PIN, and uploaded Vivaldi's bookmarks with no issue.  A ymarks.db.backup.1 file was created.   :up:
  • I installed the Chrome extension in Chrome, configured the endpoint and PIN, and chose the "download bookmarks" option.  Chrome successfully pulled the bookmarks.   :up:
  • I installed the Firefox add-on in Firefox v61.0.2, configured the endpoint and PIN, and tried the "download bookmarks" option.  Unfortunately, it simply wiped out all the Firefox bookmarks   :down:  (which were easily restored with a backup   :up:).

I'm happy to help debug or whatever you need.  If there are IE and Opera plugins, I'd be happy to test those, too.

They only bought it for one reason. To have access to all of that code whenever they please.

This is FUD and nothing else.

I absolutely agree with Tuxman.  It was a public open-source repository before Microsoft bought it.  In other words, prior to their purchase, they already had access to all of the code anytime they pleased.

Thank you for the continued effort!

How important to you is it to have my program handle the CC4 startup?  What I mean is, I can easily make this work if you enable those two options ("Start ControlCenter on computer startup" and "Open the main window on CC startup").  Yes, you will have the window show up when you first boot the computer but, after you close it once, my program should work for both Home and Advanced modes.  Can you test that?  If that works, and you're okay with the startup thing, I'll adjust my program to only have to show and focus the scanner window when run.  Cool?

Do you have "Start ControlCenter on computer startup" enabled in preferences? How about "Open the main window on CC startup"?

In my current version below, both options can be left unchecked.  If the CC4 tray app isn't running, it will be started.

If you actually open CC4 and click on the Configuration button, which Mode are you using: Home or Advanced?

The program below is designed to work with either mode.

Soooo...more testing revealed some really, really, really inconsistent behaviour so I've tried another tack.  Please redownload:


  • Unzip that to its own folder.  There are now three files: CC4_Tool.ahk (source file), CC4_Tool.exe (program), and config.ini (settings file)
  • Launch the Brother Utilities application.  Make note of the printer name in the dropdown list.  On my test VM, it's: MFC-L8850CDW LAN
  • Open up the config.ini file in a text editor (Notepad, etc., not Word).  Change the Model=MFC-L8850CDW LAN line to match your printer name and save the config.ini file.
  • Run the CC4_Tool.exe application.  Let me know if it works now.

Code: Autohotkey [Select]
  2. IniRead, myModel, % A_ScriptDir . "\config.ini", Settings, Model
  4. GroupAdd, myCc4WindowsGroup, ahk_class ControlCenter4_AdvMainWndCls
  5. GroupAdd, myCc4WindowsGroup, ahk_class ControlCenter4_HomeMainWndCls
  7. Process, Exist, BrCtrlCntr.exe ; Check to see if the process exists.
  8. If ! ( ErrorLevel ) ; Process does not exist, start the process and activate window.
  9. {
  10.     Run, "C:\Program Files (x86)\ControlCenter4\BrCcBoot.exe" /model="%myModel%", "C:\Program Files (x86)\ControlCenter4"
  11.     WinWait    , ahk_group myCc4WindowsGroup, , 5
  12.     WinActivate, ahk_group myCc4WindowsGroup
  13. }
  14. Else ; Process is already running so show the window.
  15. {
  16.     WinShow    , ahk_group myCc4WindowsGroup
  17.     WinActivate, ahk_group myCc4WindowsGroup
  18. }

Thank you for the additional effort, skwire. The new exe does not do anything discernible. I've been out and busy, and still am, but as soon as I can i'll look at your source to see if I can help troubleshoot what's going on.

I tested it over and over in my test VM and it seemed to work fine.   :huh:

Thanks for advice. shame as I would have thought quite few owners would have been interested and could have possibly raised some funds for the work

I run a Plex server so I know what you're aiming for.  However, I don't have a Dune box; I use an Nvidia Shield for the main TV living room and FireSticks for the bedroom TVs.  In other words, what you're asking for requires a fairly specific environment which I just don't think any of the coders on this site have (including myself).

I have read that the Dune boxes are supposed to put out the (subjectively) best video quality for playback and I know that most QNAPs have the ability to run a Plex server app.  So, with that said, is it possible to run a Plex client on the Dune and just use the Plex client's DirectPlay mode for playback, i.e., no transcoding?  Or is the Dune's internal video player responsible for the better video playback?

Hi, a5ian300zx, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.  Unfortunately, I doubt anybody here has that combination of a Dune HD box and a QNAP NAS.  Have you tried asking your question on a Dune-specific forum?

ADDENDUM: Also, you could ask skwire to enhance his File Punter program to accept UNC destinations, it should be able to do what you want after you create the RegEx rules.

Oddly enough, I was going to ask @Craig381 if he would be open to using my ZeroZipper program on some of his file structure for me to test with to see if I could make FilePunter work for his needs.  @Craig381, if your filenames are sensitive, we understand.  However, if you are you open to this, you can use my ZeroZipper program to make a zero-byte mirror zip of your source files for me to test with.

Thanks to all contributors on this thread.   :Thmbsup:  I'll move it.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: August 14, 2018, 07:00 AM »
First I had the sWeather directory in C:\Program Files (x86) which is privileged
-theinfinitypoint (August 14, 2018, 04:51 AM)

As Ath and mouser mentioned, and as you found out, you should run portable apps in a non-UAC folder.  However, if you still want to run sWeather in a UAC folder, you can run it with administrator rights and it should work fine.

I've modified the program to check for the existence of "BrCtrlCntr.exe" first.  If that process doesn't exist, it starts up the CC4 tray process, waits for the window to be created, and then activates it.  If the process already exists, it simply shows the window as before.  In other words, you can disable the "Open main window on startup" option since the program now does it for you on its first run.  Please download again, test, and let me know your results.


Thank you, thank you, thank you skwire.

You are very welcome.  Happy to help and thank you for your patience on this one.

I should add that your shortcut will not open CC4 if it hasn't already been opened at least once since booting into Windows.

This is easy enough to add if the path is consistent across different computers.  If so, let me know the path and I can adjust the code accordingly.  Alternately, I'll see if the path is in the registry as well.

After changing the Mode to Advanced your shortcut app worked perfectly. So two shortcut apps are needed, one for Home and one for Advanced. Simple as that.

No need for two shortcut apps; I combined it all in one.  See below.

If you wrote it in Autoit or AutoHotKey would you mind sharing the source? I'd love to see how you did it.

Please download this again and try it.  It should work with either the home or advanced mode.  I've also included the extremely simple source file.  BTW, you can rename the EXE filename to something other than CC4_Tool if you so desire.


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