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3176  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D on: January 17, 2011, 03:24:08 PM
 huh ...Okay, I'm speechless.

...But the word vapid does come to mind.

 cheesy
3177  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Windows 7 Breaks Week Numbering on: January 16, 2011, 04:37:01 PM
Okay, so I got a bugg report regarding week numbering being wrong on T-Clock 2010's pop-up calendar (after Jan 2011). Now the calendar gets its week numbering from the Windows system ... So it should be impossible to screw up... Ha!

I first confirmed that the week numbering was indeed wrong ... Which is odd because it was right just last week/year...

Now here's the weird part:
Outlook 2007's calendar running on my Win7 x64 development machine, also displays the week number incorrectly. But, the WinXP VPC running on the same machine shows the week numbers correctly.

Saturday, January 1st, should be week 0, as the MSDN states (in the documentation for the Calendar Control) that week 1 is the first week of the year with 4 days in it. But Windows 7 appears to want to call it week 1. Which (of course) throws off the week numbering for the entire year.

Has anyone else heard of, or ran across this bizarre behavior?

3178  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Insert Anywhere Date and Time utility on: January 14, 2011, 05:09:24 PM
T-Clock has always done this - Okay it's a configurable option but none-the-less...

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Left clicking on Clock auto-copies this to clipboard:
// Last Modified by Stoic Joker: Friday, 01/14/2011 @ 6:09:17pm
3179  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 14, 2011, 02:29:01 PM
Quick-N-Dirty shortcut - Kiosk Mode can be toggled (on/off) by pressing F11
3180  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Snap DB on: January 12, 2011, 06:29:32 PM
I'm almost positive this is either a listview bug or a bug with how AutoHotkey handles the listview.

I seem to recall that being a ListView control quirk - Ran into it once before - The rows are indexed independently of the columns.

Maybe temporarily create a second ListView with the updated (new) column arangement, and then stream the data into it before deleting the old control.
3181  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Snap DB on: January 12, 2011, 06:34:09 AM
It will only auto-open a file if it's in the same folder as the SnapDB.exe.  Personally, I create a \databases folder and put my .snp files in there.

Understood, my curiosity was only in regard to it auto-opening a file in the same folder with the wrong (.snpk) file extension.

On the request side, does a close current file/db sound reasonable?

Sure, can do, but I'm not sure what purpose it would serve?

Well, I did allow for the possibility that I was doing it wrong... smiley ...But I was looking at the possibility of bouncing through multiple .csv files, and allowing for either combining them (which I believe already works), or ("closing" the "file" ) clearing them and starting over without having to close and reopen the program.

One other confusing behavior, was the programs reaction to drag-n-droping a .csv file in the client window. While it appeared to (be trying to) process the file, the result was a blank ListView. Could a .csv/.tsv file drop be made to trigger an import?


On a brighter note: I do like the new glyphs.
3182  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Snap DB on: January 11, 2011, 07:28:41 AM
Found a bit of a bugg and a request (both related).

While the auto open of db is nice, it's also a tad hard to defeat. I was trying to do a quick test with some of my .csv files, but had created a test.snp to play with. It kept opening. I renamed the file to test.snpk and it still opened the file (extension wasn't wrong enough?). However test.snk did successfully not open so I could try to do other thinks with it.

So, is that a bugg...or am I doing it wrong?

On the request side, does a close current file/db sound reasonable?
3183  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Can we stop with the diagonal screen length thing? on: January 10, 2011, 05:57:27 PM
The diagonal length isn't helpful if you want to know important stuff like aspect ratio and supported pixel resolution (or physical dimensions).

There-in lying the rub (i think), physical dimension (HxW) is (basically) irrelevant given that we're all fairly used to the diagonal for TVs. But the pixel resolution (height specifically) is critical if you want to have space to work. Yet the (rather critical) pixel resolution never seems to be readily available. I've gotten aggravated more than a few times about that one myself.
3184  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Can we stop with the diagonal screen length thing? on: January 10, 2011, 05:49:21 PM
Now I do understand why there are people who like their screens to have height. I am still using using two 1280x1024 screens for my computing, but I have to say that those 1920x1080 screens look very interesting.
Me to, I got 2 17" running @1280x1024 here at home.

To me the screen real estate is more important than the amount of monitors in front of me. The 1920x1080 ones do give me what I need. Almost all the width and a little bit more height from my current setup.

Now the new monitors I just got for the office are 21" 1920x1080. I was using a 19" @ 1280x1024 (or slightly higher I don't recall), and the new wide-screen is much nicer space wise than the old 4:3 19 ... I can finally spread-out a bit at the office instead of feeling like I'm trying to watch a movie through a keyhole.

It does not however give me the same comfort as the dual screen setup (at home) - Close-ish - But just not the same.
3185  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Just How Many Programs Have You Written and Never Released? on: January 10, 2011, 05:14:24 PM
Trust me, the best reward and the biggest kick is getting a nice thank you email when you have made a difference for someone you've never met, that and looking at the number of downloads when things start getting noticed, think at the moment I'm up to just over quarter of a million downloads worldwide.

While I both understand and agree, I think mouser covered it best by saying:
Now in fairness most of these are incomplete and just not worth finishing.  But some are fully functional and just are too specialized and hard to use, such that releasing them would just cause frustration from people who tried to use them smiley

...And he's right. Many of the bit I have are completely unfinished test code projects that I decided to play with to better ubderstand how the Window IU is put together/works. Others are just way to specific to be useful to anyone else, have zero documentation, or are just to dangerous to turn people loose with.
3186  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Building a home server. Please help, DC! on: January 10, 2011, 02:44:14 PM
I was just eyeing the PowerVault MD1000 as my storage box.

Sorry if I sound like a broken record... I'm all for the off-lease commercial stuff. The company I mentioned in the other thread Stallard Technologies, Inc. handles those and they are indeed $3,000+ (refurbished). However...

I spoke to my contact there the last week (While ordering a PowerEdge 2800), and told him about DC. If you call the number on their site, ask for Geoff (pronounced Jeff), and tell him you're from here he'll work with you. No discounts were discussed, but if you need a configuration not listed in their site (small number of large drives with room to grow), he's the man to see; knowledgeable, honest, & fun to chat with.

Note: I also found out (last week) that they have a referral program, but that has no bearing on my decision to endorse them. I like the company because they have excellent service & quality product.
3187  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Just How Many Programs Have You Written and Never Released? on: January 10, 2011, 12:05:58 PM
I've probably got 4GB of abandoned projects, codebits and snippets form things I'd played with it the interest of self education. I use them for parts to speed up new projects to avoid having to do the same research over.
3188  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Wireless sensor on: January 09, 2011, 11:00:27 AM
Is it possible to do that on XP, (have a webpage as a background on the logon screen) ?

The gist of the thread seemed to be that it would/did work before (with older OSs), but the OP was having trouble getting it to work on Server08 R2. So I'm hoping that doing it on XP wont be a wild goose chase.
3189  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Wireless sensor on: January 09, 2011, 10:53:35 AM
I've used this key/profile decription in the past to enable num-lock on the logon screen, so it could be worth a shot to try running/launching it from there.
That was on Windows NT, and for newly created accounts only, from W2K on it (sort of) remembered the last state of num-lock
I never actually played with NT4 much, so I can't say much there. But I do recall using that trick on an XP machine for a client that had an alphanumeric password and couldn't remember to hit numlock.

Also MS still has a KB article for it: How do I enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen?
3190  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Wireless sensor on: January 09, 2011, 09:05:13 AM
Okay, this is either the right answer, or the stupidest thing I've ever said...I'm not sure which (be gentile).

But, I ran across this: Displaying server/domain name on the logon screen.

So if the service is creating a plain text file, why not have it create an .htm file, and set the logon screen's wallpaper to that. Assuming the page could be made to auto-refresh and display status changes it could work.
3191  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Fantastic Rant ... on: January 09, 2011, 08:47:33 AM
hm, well I think snopes is wrong in their closing remarks.

http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/takethat.asp

Saying that should this situation present itself, it's more the customers fault.
I have to disagree, seeing that my bank used for 5 years of service (so far) will cover any checks with insufficient funds (I can't remember if there is a limit) for a period of 7 days before any rejection or penalties.

I was more than a bit irked by that rather unrealistic wise-crack also. The whole point of Electronic Deposit is it is supposed to be guaranteed and hassle free...Or at least that's what they tell you when you sign-up for it...

Back in the "Good Ol' Days"...There was also a courtesy practice of doing all the deposits first, and then the debits were done. Unfortunately that hampered their grubby fee collection claws too much so now they do it (backwards...) in what ever order they come to it in... (BS).

I had one shister credit card company that thought it would be a hoot to play games with the payment timing so they could jack my interest from 7% up to 30%. This was done under the rather foolish assumption that I would be a proper sheeple and just pay it... hehe ...Wrong. If they'd have just been a bit less gready...

Now I pay nothing, IMO they violated the spirit of the contract, and I have chosen to sever the relationship.  cheesy
3192  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Fantastic Rant ... on: January 08, 2011, 09:52:57 PM
While I've read it before, it was well worth reading it again. smiley

Guess I did too. Snopes covered this "letter" previously. Link to it here.

Update: I now see the same Snopes link has begun showing up in the comments that follow the LinkedIn article starting yesterday.

Actually the snopes links and "It's a fake" battle cry was already in the LinkedIn comments (albeit far down the page) when I did the first post here right after Carol. I saw no point in raining on her parade, so I didn't mention it.

However I did (perhaps a bit too subtly) allude to it in my second post by saying "The nay sayers should really stop and think really hard about what they are doing. This woman should be wontedly willed into existence"...
3193  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Fantastic Rant ... on: January 08, 2011, 01:42:27 PM
nevertheless I love the sentiments

As do I. The nay sayers should really stop and think really hard about what they are doing. This woman should be wontedly willed into existence, given a name, and then publicized until every man, woman, and child on the planet knows it by heart. Her name (now a common household word) should then become the 8th dirty word you can't use on television and reserved for exclusive use on bank personnel when they are once again trying to stick it in to the elbow.

Places like Bank of America, which I just pulled out of last week because their constant fees were draining my savings account. They actually have the balls to charge me for using my money?!? Oh hell no.

I think they should erect a statue of this woman in the center of every town as a hero to the common man ... and then hang a banker from it, at least once a year ... Just until they (the banks) start catching on to the whole when enough is enough thing.
3194  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Fodder for history buffs on: January 07, 2011, 02:40:06 PM
No that would have been history for f0dder buffs. smiley
3195  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other? on: January 07, 2011, 12:27:25 PM
lol ...According to the wife yes (he got a bunch of his friends busted), but his last name really was Dick back then. Hollywood changed it to Allen (as they're in the habit of doing (ala Norma Jean).
he got them busted for what?  Drugs?

But officer the coke is only for "Personal Use"... You want the guy I got it from...That'll get you in the papers.

Can You Say, Canary Mode??
3196  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other? on: January 07, 2011, 12:05:24 PM
lol ...According to the wife yes (he got a bunch of his friends busted), but his last name really was Dick back then. Hollywood changed it to Allen (as they're in the habit of doing (ala Norma Jean).
3197  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other? on: January 07, 2011, 11:48:48 AM
^ Tim Allen?  Or are we talking some thing else?  Grin

Yepper Tim Allen, then known as Tim Dick. She's talked to him via FB once or twice.
3198  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Fantastic Rant ... on: January 07, 2011, 11:30:59 AM
While I've read it before, it was well worth reading it again. smiley
3199  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other? on: January 07, 2011, 11:15:14 AM
The badge could be like an apple with horns coming out or something.

That does sound like fun ... Can the rest of us (or at least Renegade and I) get a flaming apple with a knife stuck through it?

Freaking Pixar...they sure make awesome movies.  The Toy Story's are all brilliant.

My wife went to high school with Buz Lightyear
3200  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is your preferred server OS for home use? And Why? on: January 07, 2011, 06:58:58 AM
--The one thing I am worried about and will probably spend the most time thinking about: how to prevent BAD backups and only have good backups.  Let me explain.  Let's say I have a hard drive, and I back it up with double-redundancy using two more hard drives and syncing (SFFS).  Now, let's say the original drive got infected with a virus that got into a bunch of my files.  Soon after, that virus will be backed up to three places.  And now I don't have an original GOOD version anywhere!  How do you prevent that?  It doesn't help if you back up with multiple redundancy if they all have the same BAD files.
If you become infected, you should expect all files on all disks on your system to be infected... but (silent) file corruption not caused by virii is another situation.

Realistically how likely of a threat is that (I've been wondering about this for a while)? It seems like the bulk of the EvilDoerWare these days only goes after the shell and your wallet/identity (not necessarily in that order). There really hasn't been a good file eating virus (that I recall) in the wild since Snow White almost a decade ago. The SBD file corruption seem a more (real?) likely threat these days to me (But I'm on the fence).

Mind you I'm not arguing the point, I really am just curious about your thoughts on this matter.
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