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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10th Anniversary - long time member check-in thread on: March 24, 2015, 08:39:50 AM
Skrommel - I concur with anandcoral - since you were so kind to post so many autohotkey scripts (source and all!) - I too used your work as a launching board for learning autohotkey.   Now I used autohotkey ALL THE TIME and I don't even have to always look up the API anymore.

So I thank you, too, Skrommel!
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10th Anniversary - long time member check-in thread on: March 22, 2015, 09:42:59 PM
That long, huh? smiley
Hello, everyone! Still alive, just life bitchin' me...
Joby!  I didn't know you were here!  
Joby_Toss and I are beta testers for FreeCommanderXE.


Mouser - I wasn't in the list!  tongue  And I get all the rss feeds.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder 10th Anniversary plans, ideas, changes, fundraiser? on: March 21, 2015, 04:04:42 PM
What about a page of ongoing freeware links related to category,
but JUST the list with a hyperlink - no descriptions, no clutter - maybe some stars for a rating - but that's ALL.
Maybe something like the "Alternative To" site.  
There are lots of top ten lists, and there are lots of freeware sites, but there isn't any singe BIG simple list anywhere.
The freeware sites are never all-inclusive.
Just an idea.

Browsers
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How to use a pantograph for duplication? on: February 17, 2015, 09:51:04 PM
@bit Hey!  I HAVE that book!  I've read it, and I've taught art too.  There's a lot of true things in that book.

I produce a childrens' magazine and have a section called "Aspiring to Scribe" where I've gone over calligraphy and drawing.
So I wanted to show them how to make a pantograph.
Myself - I've never needed a pantograph.  I can draw anything.  I can draw the pantograph.  I can even draw the pantograph in use!
I just can't draw the pantograph duplicating because I can only get it to enlarge.....  hahhahahhahaaaa
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How to use a pantograph for duplication? on: February 17, 2015, 08:15:56 PM
Nice!  Thanks for posting that!
6  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY Entry: Ballistic: an easy list filter on: February 16, 2015, 07:47:30 PM
Logos is a nice program.  Thanks for the link.
Ballistic will do anagrams, crossword puzzling/solving and some other things, but it doesn't do palindromes. 
Ballistic just uses plain old text files, and you can add/update the lists on the fly.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How to use a pantograph for duplication? on: February 16, 2015, 07:08:19 PM
Target!  That's a nice link!
I just couldn't figure out a center on the other image.
I'll take a good look at that.
I'm actually writing instructions for a children's magazine, so I wanted to get all my details right so I can explain everything well.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How to use a pantograph for duplication? on: February 16, 2015, 04:49:11 PM
In the center?  Where is the center?
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / How to use a pantograph for duplication? on: February 16, 2015, 04:24:37 PM
There are lots of demos and directions for using a pantograph, but they nearly all show you how to *enlarge* an image.  Following those directions I can build a pantograph just fine.

But how do you use a pantograph to just duplicate an image without enlarging it?

What I want to know is, where do you put the anchor and tracer and pencil?

10  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY Entry: Ballistic: an easy list filter on: February 16, 2015, 01:15:35 PM
No, permutation does not use the word list; it just does the calculation on the word you enter.
That's why if you enter a 17-letter word it runs past the memory limit (I did not think to try that and I'm looking for a way to resolve the error)

For example, if you enter cat, you get all of its permutations, regardless of the loaded list:
cat
act
atc
tac
tca
cta

However, everything else does use the word list.
11  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY Entry: Ballistic: an easy list filter on: February 16, 2015, 09:11:16 AM
DyNama.   Hmmm..  
I don't know what you mean by "offline" version.  It doesn't even connect to the internet.

I've never put 17 letters in the box before.  Permutations can take hours, you know, especially with 17 letters - it will try to find *all* possible combinations from those letters.   For example, if you try to permutate just 8 letters, you create a list that is 362,880 lines long.

However, I was able to reproduce that problem.  I'll see if I can fix it.
12  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY Entry: Ballistic: an easy list filter on: February 15, 2015, 03:50:40 PM
Okay, try it again, please (sorry!)  I've double-checked the zip file and it *is* version 1.1 this time.
I've never tried it at any other resolution than 100%; I can't guarantee it will work in another resolution.

It actually was first published close to December 2014 as version 1.1; I had created it and posted it on my private page but only ever privately shared it.    Mouser told me it was okay.  This is the first time I've ever publicly shared Ballistic.

[Ath, by the way, the link in your signature leads to a blank page...  http://ath.dcmembers.com/]
13  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY Entry: Ballistic: an easy list filter on: February 14, 2015, 11:18:28 PM
DyNama - sorry!  I had updated the package but forgot to upload it!
Please download it again.
It is version 1.1 now.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox won't play videos unless I keep moving the mouse! Ugh! on: February 06, 2015, 08:16:36 PM
4wd - yes, I know about that and have turned it on and off to no avail.

Oh - you mean to enable html5 with Flash uninstalled?
I'll have to try it out.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox won't play videos unless I keep moving the mouse! Ugh! on: February 06, 2015, 07:20:09 PM
I put Slimjet on the other computer and my comrade is having no problems playing videos.
He couldn't watch them in IE or Firefox (with only a few addons), but with the Chrome-based Slimjet - no problem.

I'd still like to solve this because I love Firefox.

Thanks for y'all's comments, by the way.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox won't play videos unless I keep moving the mouse! Ugh! on: February 05, 2015, 05:25:04 PM
@superboyac - yeah, and it's more annoying when it happens to the person with whom you share an office who thinks you are supposed to fix everything that doesn't work right because you are IT....

The memory test passed with flying colours.  So that wasn't the problem.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox won't play videos unless I keep moving the mouse! Ugh! on: February 05, 2015, 04:41:17 PM
Ath - well, when you say "connector" do you mean Adobe flash?  Thing is that it is a firefox plugin.
AND the machines are running MS Security Essentials.

@Miles - it does look similar.  The browser isn't crashing, and switching tabs doesn't work either.

It's rather painful, too.  You just can't watch.  You have to watch and move the mouse.

Actually, I just noticed something else.  This one computer was running Firefox 34, so I upgraded it to 35 via the help menu.  And I was watching the progress meter and noticed that unless I moved the mouse, the little spinner in the upgrade panel would not move.  Strange!
I'm going to run a memory test and see if it is a RAM issue.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox won't play videos unless I keep moving the mouse! Ugh! on: February 05, 2015, 01:29:36 PM
So I removed all the mouse drivers in Device Manager, but it still stalls.
And I removed and installed Flash Player, but it still stalls.

Also, in Internet Explorer, it is 10 times worse.  Videos keep stalling unless you move the mouse around.
I'm still looking for answers.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox won't play videos unless I keep moving the mouse! Ugh! on: February 05, 2015, 10:32:26 AM
Thanks, Miles.
Strange to say - I have the problem on two different computers with two different mice.  One is an Anker, the other a MS Mouse 5000.  Both with the latest version of Firefox, but I've had the problem for a long time.

I'll try the mousey driver thing.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Firefox won't play videos unless I keep moving the mouse! Ugh! on: February 05, 2015, 08:49:09 AM
On my computer (and another one, actually) I have this problem with video playback (youtube, vimeo) in Firefox where the videos will hang unless I move the mouse around whilst it plays.  I've tried everything imaginable to solve this and all to no avail.  (Windows 7 Pro x64 with Firefox 30+)

Has anyone else had this happen to them?
How do I fix it?
21  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release - Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) on: February 04, 2015, 04:02:31 PM
Thanks for listening, Jody; I'll try out Mouser's drag-n-drop robot.  But seeing as you are coding in autohotkey, it would be so easy to add a batch run.
I mean that in the Action dropdown for "Action" in "Edit Entry" panel, to add another item called "Batch Run"

Action:    Batch Run
Target:    c:\windows\system32\wusa.exe
Batch Directory:  G:\WindowsUpdates\Security Updates
Batch Target:  *.msu
Arguments: /quiet /norestart
Working Directory:
Log Each Batch Run:  true

Just in case you didn't understand what I meant by all that - this is what I mean:

Formatted for Autohotkey with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. if(!file.exist(%target%) ){
  2. alert("Sorry Folks, but " . %target% . " does not seem to exist`rwe cannot proceed","error",apptitle)
  3. }else{
  4. Loop, %batch_dir%\%batch_target%,0,1
  5. {
  6. run, %target% "%A_LoopFileFullPath%" %arguments%
  7. }
  8. }


The log files are only useful if you intend to accomplish everything in one session.  But there are some tasks that require several sessions in which case the log becomes rather useless.

Thanks for the notes column!
22  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release - Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) on: February 04, 2015, 10:39:16 AM
Uh, one more idea...

 When you edit an entry,  allow for drag and drop of files and folders into each of the text boxes.
23  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release - Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) on: February 04, 2015, 09:39:06 AM
Ah - one more idea.

I need to install a whole bunch of Windows Update files - .msu files.
I really don't much relish having to add the same command entry for each file.
It would be really nice if Splat had a batch command so I could run the same command on *each* file in a folder.
Then I could just have a single commandline entry and use a filemask like *.msu to run the command on all the files.
Something like:

Action:  Batch Run
Target:  c:\windows\system32\wusa.exe
Batch Directory:  G:\WindowsUpdates\Security Updates
Batch Target:  *.msu
Arguments: /quiet /norestart
Working Directory:
Log Each Batch Run:  true

It would display execution of each command in the log.
Right now I have to write scripts and have splat execute a script - but then I have to program something to get confirmation they were all executed....

(if anyone needs to do this, I wrote a simple application that will run wusa on every .msu file in a directory and its subdirectories)
24  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release - Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) on: February 03, 2015, 11:57:42 AM
I have a couple humble requests:

 1. add a notes column for the entries so I can remember why I added an entry and why its in that position
 2. save the launch log file for each launch profile so when I restart the program I can see what has been done and what hasn't  (since you aren't interested in adding checkboxes) - this "history" would display when the program is restarted
 3. Add an option to the Launch Profile to display the last log or start a new one  (there *is* an option already in the program options to "Clear log before each profile launch" - but mine isn't checked and the launch log for the profile is always empty when I restart the program... 1.1.0 build 1)
 4. Option in the menu to clear the launch log for the selected launch profile
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Free Simple RSS Editor on: February 02, 2015, 11:04:29 PM
Oh, I am in need of a simple RSS editor - something to easily edit the xml for a regular old rss feed.
I just want to edit it locally or via a UNC share.

I've tried a few free rss editors and they are all so klunky or they don't work right, and *none* of them allow you to just drag-n-drop the file.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
So far I've tried:
  • RSSBuilder
  • RSSme
  • Easy Feed Editor

Maybe I should just make my own in autohotkey.  Shouldn't be too hard - its just that I don't have any time to do it!
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