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3976  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Maze Craze - Fun 2D game by Wreckedcarzz on: April 26, 2007, 01:20:32 AM
I ran into the same popup getting a file from FileFront a day or two after uploading the PC2 and realized that unless your going to be a FileFront member it will annoy you to death, so I will have to find a new location that DOESN'T bug people Grin
Sorry for the inconvenience everyone,

Talk to mouser. I am sure he would be willing to give you some space for a page for the game.

If not, I would be willing to, but I am sure he would, so ask him.
3977  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: source editor that prints indentation guides on: April 26, 2007, 01:07:33 AM
Notepad2 does...at least it does print the guide line on the right. I didn't test it with the indentation guides (ran out of ink).
3978  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What's your pet's favorite toy? on: April 25, 2007, 11:07:15 PM
This is my cat's other favorite toy:


Yeah, he's a strange one. He will do anything he can to get a Q-tip.  Grin
3979  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: little AHK tool to force Windows to do what it should on: April 25, 2007, 02:51:45 AM

is there any reason why you used this:
[copy or print]
Run,Explorer.exe /e`,%drive%:\

instead of this? (this is how it says to do it in the ahk help file)
[copy or print]
Run,explore %drive%:\

Also, I had to get rid of those TrayTips...they make my very large hidden taskbar fly out halfway across the screen.

I would rather there be no message to the user at all when it is successful...just do what it is supposed to do and open it...and give a message box if it fails instead of a traytip.

new version with changes:

[copy or print]

Loop,% Asc("Z")-Asc("A")+1
  Hotkey,RCtrl & %drive%,OPEN

IfNotExist, %drive%:\
  MsgBox You do not have an %drive% drive.
  Run,explore %drive%:\

Of course this compact version introduces one of the errors of English grammar that annoys me the most into the message box (a/an mis-usage).  embarassed
3980  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2007 / Re: DC Forum Post Notifier Lite (a.k.a. Pop-Up Cody) - v1.1.39 - January 30, 2007 on: April 25, 2007, 02:06:55 AM
I have had some time to enjoy this now, and I am loving it...but...

I am afraid I won't be able to run this any longer. It's causing my general cpu usage to run much higher than normal (50-75%) for some reason...and of course raising the cpu temp (to near 67C).

Closing it seems to drop things back down to normal. (under 10% and about 52C or less)

For some reason, Explorer is going nuts while this is running.

Just for statistical reference:

P4 Prescott 3.2 ghz
Windows XP Home
1G ram
IE 7

What a shame too, because I really liked it.  Sad

If you need more info, let me know.
3981  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: Power Supply on my PC just exploded: i'll be mostly offline this week crying on: April 24, 2007, 07:03:53 AM

I am hoping for the best for you. Hopefully you can just replace the psu and everything will be fine.

I'll make an offering to the computer gods on your behalf. Maybe they will spare you from any further NEC*.

* NEC: Acronym for Negative Electrostatic Charisma. The curse of the computer gods which causes strange, unexpected, unexplainable, bad things to happen to electronic equipment, usually at the worst possible times.
3982  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: VersionOne Releases Free Community Edition of Agile Project Management Software on: April 24, 2007, 05:45:25 AM
It is rather odd though, I will agree with you there. It's not the usual practice for accessing info about a product on a website.

I found this in the latest issue of MSDN Flash. Would Microsoft really put a link to this in their newsletter if the company wasn't all that reputable?

If you have reservations about it, use a disposable email addy and a made up phone number.
3983  Other Software / Developer's Corner / VersionOne Releases Free Community Edition of Agile Project Management Software on: April 24, 2007, 03:58:27 AM
April 2nd, 2007 – VersionOne today announced the release of V1: Agile Community, a free 5-user download of its flagship Agile Lifecycle Management Application, V1: Agile Enterprise. This full-featured Community Edition offers the same features and functionality of VersionOne’s multi-award winning enterprise version. Available as a free downloadable application, V1: Agile Community helps small teams around the world gain the advantage of a lightweight web-based planning and management tool.

This edition does not include support or automatic upgrades.

3984  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / What's your pet's favorite toy? on: April 24, 2007, 02:38:21 AM
My cat has a basket full of toys he won't play with. I have spent a fortune on them over the years, till I figured out what he loves most. My cat has all 3 of these (click to read the description...it's great):


(Sorry, but these are not sold any more...they discontinued the series)

Unfortunately they discontinued this one too, or it would be my cat's next toy:


3985  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: i need an icon for my apacer sd card! on: April 24, 2007, 01:51:29 AM
thanks again, app! how did you do it? smiley

You're welcome.

How did I do it? magic  Wink

No, seriously...

  • I opened the image you supplied in Paintshop Pro
  • replaced the white background with neon pink
  • cropped it as small as I could
  • resized to 99 pixels in height
  • reduced colors to 256
  • saved as a .bmp
  • imported it into Microangelo at custom size of 99x99
  • replaced neon pink with transparent
  • added a few more sizes
  • saved as .ico

All very simple & fast to do. The image didn't have complicated edges.
3986  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: i need an icon for my apacer sd card! on: April 23, 2007, 11:33:37 PM
Here ya go  smiley

3987  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: i need an icon for my apacer sd card! on: April 23, 2007, 11:14:28 PM
I'll have it for you in a few  Wink
3988  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: OK - lets get to know each other... who are you, what do you do, where from? on: April 23, 2007, 11:55:43 AM
Welcome to the site catloversun.

Hi! I guess you could call me a "newbie",  undecided but I hope you won't because I hate that word! smiley lol  tongue

'Newbie' is a much better word than 'n00b'.  tongue

Besides...everyone is a newbie in the beginning. Nothing wrong with it.
3989  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Setup program for apps created with Visual C# Express on: April 23, 2007, 11:45:36 AM
While reading about this topic, I continue to get the impression that as time progresses, it will become less and less likely that a setup will need to install the Framework on a target machine.  Vista ships with the framework installed, and I imagine future versions of Windows will as well.

Not true. Doesn't Vista ship with 2.0 framework? What about when you start developing things that need 3.0 framework?

This may continue to be a need otherwise you will end up with the same horrors many VB developers had with missing runtime files.
3990  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / DONE: DriveKeysAtoZ on: April 23, 2007, 09:32:54 AM
I seem to have filled my own request...with my first ahk script:



Key combo of Right Ctrl + <letter from A to Z> will open Explorer to the root of that drive.

If you don't have a drive of that letter or if it is an empty removable media drive, it will tell you that you don't have a drive of that letter.

The combination of Right Ctrl and any other key will not work on 9x (sorry).
I am willing to change it if someone can come up with a better key to use instead of the Right Ctrl key. I only chose that one because it's least likely to conflict with any of my existing application hotkeys or my typing style.

Thank you jgpaiva and skrommel for your help.
3991  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Windows Activation - When installing from an image on: April 23, 2007, 06:02:14 AM
One final thought - if you are shipping out server + lots of computers isn't this exactly what MS set up the corporate license scheme for? As I understand it with a corporate license each machine is not activated individually. It should be cheaper than individual XP licenses too.

Actually, that wouldn't be legal because a corporate license isn't for outside your own company. If the pc's were staying within the company in which joto works for, that would be fine. But shipping all pc's with the same corporate license issued to the compant joto works for isn't.

Another option that would work with corporate licenses and be legal, would be if you had an individual corporate license for each company you are selling pc's to. I don't know how easy it is to buy a corporate license on behalf of another company, though.

Joto: what your company is doing in essence makes it an OEM. There should be some type of support from Microsoft to OEM's for answering questions like this. Have you called Bill yet?
3992  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Windows Activation - When installing from an image on: April 23, 2007, 05:43:12 AM
I am sure there has to be a simple, legal solution to this. I don't think big OEM's like HP or Dell have to deal with the "4 activation restriction with one image" problem.

What if you activate the master pc before making the image? Then on the pc's you roll out, you could use a key changer tool to change the serial to the one that is supposed to be for that machine.

I believe this would be a legal use for a tool that was originally made for illegal purposes. The illegal way to use a tool like that would be to use a key generator to come up with an illegal key you use with the key changer...which you wouldn't be doing in this case. You would be using legal keys instead.

I would suggest if you do decide to try this, that you find out how to make your own key changer...to eliminate the risk of introducing any malware to the pc's during the process.
3993  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: little AHK tool to force Windows to do what it should on: April 23, 2007, 05:05:55 AM
ok...figured out how to get it to open in My Computer:

[copy or print]
#e::Run ::{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}  ; Opens the "My Computer" folder.

smiley Try adding /e,<path>.

[copy or print]
#c:Run,Explorer.exe /e,C:\
#d:Run,Explorer.exe /e,D:\
#e:Run,Explorer.exe /e,E:\


There has to be something better than 25 lines to handle this...no?

And what happens if I add a drive that doesn't exist and someone hits that key combo?
3994  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: little AHK tool to force Windows to do what it should on: April 23, 2007, 04:27:33 AM
[copy or print]

It works (yay!), but it always opens to the My Documents folder instead of My Computer, which is what I would rather have. Any way of being able to specify that?  tellme
3995  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: little AHK tool to force Windows to do what it should on: April 23, 2007, 04:03:49 AM
[copy or print]

As for the letters, i think it'd be a bit easier if you said which letters you'd like it to work.
(i don't think i can recognize if there are any disks or not).
I recoment '<' to be the 'something' you mentioned, since it's not that much used. (notice that it'd still work alone, it just wouldn't work for repetition).

thanks....I'll have to test and see if this works and get back to you.

As for the drive letters, I don't know what kind of error handling is in ahk and what would happen if you tried a key combo for a drive that didn't exist. That was the only reason why I said that.

I have drive letters from C - T on this pc...but sometimes they can go as high as X (maybe even higher in the future). It depends what hard drive I have in the external caddy and if it is switched on or not...or how many virtual drives I have mounted...or what PC I am using.

The other pc runs 9x and has drive letters from A - J (no B), but that fluctuates, too, for the same reasons.

3996  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / DONE: DriveKeysAtoZ on: April 23, 2007, 03:34:41 AM
This little tool sounds rather redundant, but I really do have a need for it.

Something that will open Explorer when I hit Win+E.

I am not sure why, and I don't think I will ever find out why, but Win+E doesn't open Explorer like it should.

I know you can over-ride the Win key and make a combo like Win+E do something else other than open Explorer, but can you make Win+E open Explorer, by force, with an ahk script when Windows decides that it doesn't want to do that any more?

I sure could use a little utility that would do that.  Kiss

Or even better:

How about one that when I hit [something] + a letter, it will open Explorer to that drive letter (if it exists) AND fix the Win+E problem?

[edited by Wordzilla to change topic name, as per topic starter's request]
3997  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: RANT: High Software Prices! on: April 23, 2007, 03:02:25 AM
[app103]: "Can you name 1 program that has been released in the last 5 years that is actually so good that it is worth having at any price (or even worth pirating)?"

Now that depends on how you use your computer. In the last five years? Hmmm. For me, it'd be UltraEdit and XYplorer, although not sure either qualifies for the 5-year limit. So how about VMware Workstation? That's worth more than $189 cost for a lot of people who use it and need it in today's OS environment. (But then VMware has probably been around a long time, too.)


I would have to disagree with UltraEdit when PSPad exists...and is free, even for commercial use. (although I have always loved Notepad2 and never needed a hex editor till the other day and I downloaded HxD)

I have never used an application like XYplorer so I can't really say anything about that except what I will say about your next example: VMware Workstation

For those that use and need it, the price is really good...I will agree with that. But what if they decide to double the price tomorrow? or triple it? Is it still worth the price? (my keywords were 'at any price') Would you pay to upgrade yours or stick with the older version?

And AutoHotkey...congratulations...you found one!
Yes...it is worth any price. Let's celebrate and be happy it's free. 
3998  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Online Marketing for Beginners on: April 22, 2007, 09:54:26 PM
Curious.. why is this in the developers section?

the description for this section:

Discuss programmer / entrepreneur / web-design related issues

I though it fit here, based on this section's description. If it's in the wrong place, I am sure mouser will move it.

Online marketing involves general marketing.. copy writing, etc. plus the net extra's such as seo, ppc, articles, blogging, and a load of other stuff... online marketing isn't just about seo.. i mean how is seo gonna help if you copy sux.. etc.  smiley

He mentions a lot of that in his article.  Wink
3999  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: 28.8k, 33.6k, and 56k Modem Emulator on: April 22, 2007, 09:30:29 PM
Haha, cute smiley

I posted 2 links today from the same site. If I provide a screenshot of the page for both, and mouser decides to blog them, then they will seem to have the same image as the thumbnail and that wouldn't look so good on the blog.

So I decided to open up Paintshop Pro and take a photo of the monitor from my slow pc and do something creative and appropriate with it.

The result is Laggy the Snail...he moves at a blazing dialup speed of 33.6k.  cheesy

I like the image enough to work on it bit more at some point....he may make appearances in future posts.  Wink
4000  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Funny small software company names on: April 22, 2007, 09:19:06 PM
Curt: If you are using Internet Explorer, or any IE based browser like Maxthon AOLex, etc, you may not be able to access flash files directly and have them load. They might have to be embedded in a page for IE to show them.

I have had this problem with flash files for years, in IE based browsers.

It loads fine in Firefox & Opera though.
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