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Living Room / Re: Reviving an old luggable computer
« on: December 17, 2018, 06:32 PM »
Who says time travel isn't real??  ;D

So I verified stat.exe is actually in coreutils 5.3 at least even though it isn't mentioned in the list: gnu coreutils

Try using this periodically during your process and see if it doesn't give you a more up to date value:  stat.exe -c %s

Or you can just do 'stat filename' and you'll see the full display.

stat.exe %s filename will show the correct size if it is available, sometimes it isn't. I don't see it included in coreutils, but I thought it came with unxutils Windows port. Can't find it with a quickie search though.

That's lovely!  :Thmbsup:

Let's just take this to its logical conclusion:  Implants

<drops mike>

Living Room / Re: I'm getting married, wish me luck!
« on: October 05, 2018, 08:44 PM »
Fantastic news for both of you, congrats!!

Don't fret about the almost 50 years part, that's a good age to start things... you probably have a pretty good idea of who you have become by now.  :D

I have some rexx code that uses tslistusers.exe (from here) and some wmic.exe commands to produce a nice web page showing who's logged into the rds farm desktops and what remoteapps they're running. I do a good bit of scripting and use a lot of little utilities (eg, unxutils) and grab and parse output if I need it.

Well, then I'd guess the stress test was just a marketing example for a potential customer.

Traveling up the NC Outer Banks on my way home last month, just south of Nags Head, had to stop for this:

Never known as speedy in his wizardly duels, Woody is again a second too late and pays the price.


License term lasts for one year (although once you have created a product you can still distribute it). Also your max income is limited to $5000, I would have to reread the license to see the parameters on that. As far as I'm concerned, I'd like to play with it but I would need a specific task I want to accomplish, and allocated time to work on it, before I even download it.

General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: July 17, 2018, 07:59 PM »
I've used Here WeGo (in the US, but it has global maps). You can download the maps for offline use, I installed this on my wife's iphone for use at the women's march in Washington in case there were too many other people to get a cell signal (which there were). Also used it in the back woods of North Carolina when Siri couldn't get a signal (which made me smile). It has worked well for me when I needed it.

Link for the en_US page is here.

Weird. I am sure you have looked at a hundred of the posts with "solutions". This computer is not in a domain, is it? Did you try creating a new administrator account and using that account to start the process?

You could try an in place upgrade to the same o/s, might be easier than a fresh Windows reinstall and all it takes is time.

I've used wkhtmltopdf and wkhtmltoimage before with great success.

What is it?
wkhtmltopdf and wkhtmltoimage are open source (LGPLv3) command line tools to render HTML into PDF and various image formats using the Qt WebKit rendering engine. These run entirely "headless" and do not require a display or display service.

There is also a C library, if you're into that kind of thing.

How do I use it?
Download a precompiled binary or build from source
Create your HTML document that you want to turn into a PDF (or image)
Run your HTML document through the tool.
For example, if I really like the treatment Google has done to their logo today and want to capture it forever as a PDF:

wkhtmltopdf google.pdf

General Software Discussion / Re: desktop sharing tool
« on: May 23, 2018, 05:44 AM »
"AnyDesk is free for evaluation and private use. Try today!"
I have switched to this vs TeamViewer (or rather I am in the process). And for private use there is no charge.

I just wish they had a one-time fee for private use to help support them. I would pay a chunk to show my appreciation, but I can't justify a significant yearly fee for what I do with it. Maybe I will complain to them, buy one year, and then cancel after that.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Programming Language Question
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:31 AM »
Does one really have to learn to do it oneself?

Depends on how much fun you want to have!  ;D

Post New Requests Here / Re: Programming Language Question
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:04 AM »
Those are excellent questions Mouser! Anyone want to take a stab at a chart with those as column headers, and A-F (or 1-5) rankings for languages with which they are familiar?

Only thing I have used it for was to get the Sonicwall Mobile app (free). On Win 10, if the classic Netextender doesn't work, then the Store version might. (FWIW didn't work for me, however the classic version did, but we have other users in the company where they needed the Store app.)

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: March 03, 2018, 08:51 AM »

Living Room / Re: Malware Forum
« on: February 25, 2018, 01:31 PM »
There are a lot of sites that are set up to share malware.

Oh wait - for testing purposes.  :P

Leave a VM connected to the Internet with no a/v on it for awhile and you can probably get a good sample of what is currently in the wild. I remember years ago, I had just finished connecting my Dad's PC through a 14.4 modem, and within minutes Zonealarm had already reported numerous blocks. That was like 25 years ago and I don't think the environment is any nicer these days.

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: January 03, 2018, 05:39 AM »
Yep, scans the wallet, shows me the transactions and balance. It asks for the passphrase when I try to send coin though, and doesn't like what I type.

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: January 02, 2018, 03:48 PM »
So I got my backed-up wallet file copied into place and rescanned successfully, and it has .17btc in it. What a shame it doesn't let me use the password I had written down for it.   I'm reinstalling the old wallet software hoping it will let me decrypt the wallet or something.

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: December 13, 2017, 07:05 PM »
Wow, am I out of the loop. I have an old Bitcoin wallet with about a bitnickel in it (is that a term? .05 bitcoin?), but it's from early 2014. And I have the 0.8.6 software. It occurs to me that I should start figuring out how the heck to get anything out of it...  and the dogecoin, and the litecoin, and the HBC (was that hobbitcoin?)...

Found Deals and Discounts / Humble book bundle
« on: December 11, 2017, 05:40 AM »
Humble book bundle has a pretty good list of insanely cheap DRM free digital books. Granted the Windows ones are 2012 R2 and not 2016, but you can't beat the price. Good for reference, review, and entertainment.

General Software Discussion / Re: Help Recovering Windows 7 password
« on: December 07, 2017, 05:27 AM »
I normally use Paragon Rescue Kit since I purchased it at one point, but Hirens should also work. Unless it's a Microsoft account password (the non-local variety), no guarantee there - haven't had to test that scenario.

Edit - I should clarify, the software doesn't recover the password, it blanks it out.

You know those web sites where they hit you with a Flash animation or two on every page? There's a word for that:


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