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76  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: NANY 2013 Pledge: Text Merge from CSV and Template text files. on: October 16, 2012, 11:35:56 AM
Nothing against Java or .Net. I already have .Net 2.0 installed since it is required by few of our in-house program. But did not went for any higher version, neither used any program which needed it.

Java once I installed for a calendar-reminder program, but it used to take lots of time to load, also I experienced system slow down, so did not go for it after the OS upgrade. I do not blame Java for it, may be my machine was not up to date.

wraith808 is right. It is something I try to avoid. As it is not required for my development and all my clients also do not have or use the same.

Anyway, I have decided to go ahead, since the features I require are more specific to me and I want a small portable win-exe.

Thanks for the information.

Regards,

Anand
77  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / NANY 2013 Release: Text Merge from CSV and Template text files. on: October 15, 2012, 11:39:31 AM
Well as I develop different projects, I create similar code files for main, menu, about etc. routines. Also there are database read/write codes which differ only in field names.

Initially when I used to do project after 1/2 months gap, I did not cared much, but now that I have to get 2/3 projects ready in less than a week, I started looking for something like mail merge facility but for plain text files.

I found "FilesFromCSV" http://www.somebytes.net/54-1-FilesFromCSV.html, which does it but I need more features.

I found Ath's HTML Mail Merge http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=25114.0, but I want non-java, as I do not have java.

There were more discussion of similar requirements
http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=29688.0
http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=30684.0

Well I made one a raw mode exe, just to get me started on it.

I envision the following features for it,
  1. CSV file can have comma, semi-colon or tab separated text.
  2. No multi line text in CSV, at least for now.
  3. Single or all template files from a template folder.
  4. Generated text file names can be controlled from CSV data.
  5. Field or global variables like current date, time etc. for replacement.

Now I need advise from DC members if this will be useful app to make for general. Maybe I missed that there already exist what I want. Please let me know about it.

Regards,

Anand

NANY 2013 Entry Information

Application Name Merge CSV and Text
Version 1.1.2
Short Description Merges column data from CSV file in text files, like mail merge.
Web Page https://sites.google.com/site/mergecsvandtext/
Download Link https://sites.google.com/.../mergecsvandtext/download


Description
Merges column data from CSV file in text files, like mail merge.
Case conversion of merged text can be done, also system date values can be written in merged text file.

Features
As a programmer, many times I find myself in a situation where I need to make a program which has same basic routines of company selection, help and about modules, done in previous program. The codes are same but the name, version, description etc. of the program is different. Obviously both program cater to different requirement and have different entry, report etc. menus. But there are codes which are more or less similar between programs.

I wanted a tool which could create the similar codes from template files by merging the required values of name, version etc. from a CSV file. Since as a programmer we generally work with code files which are basically text files, and CSV file can also be termed as a text file.

Since Merge CSV and Text works on text file other than programmers, like authors, writers, reviewers etc. can use it to generate the initial writeup from the template text and csv files.

Screenshots
https://sites.google.com/...gecsvandtext/screen-shots

78  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: And so it begins.. NANY 2013 on: October 12, 2012, 02:08:11 AM
Ahh.. at last cheesy. I was lurking now and then for the 'green flag' of NANY 2013.

Though this time I am finding myself under huge project works, NANY is the chance for me to break free.

I have some ideas burning and will post for advise before making any, as there may similar ones exist, which I do not know.

Happy pledging to all.

Regards,

Anand
79  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Overlap Wallpaper on: September 20, 2012, 10:39:38 AM
Hi stophereareyou, thanks for the feedback.

1. Click on the 'Preview' button or better enable 'Preview mode' to see the changes as you change the size.

2. I got your 'reload' idea now, i.e. load next image from given folder after few seconds. Hope to take up next time.

3. The 'shadow' options is difficult as of now, so I do not promise it. If possible I will definitely  do it.

Regards,

Anand


80  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Overlap Wallpaper on: September 13, 2012, 02:09:16 PM
Updated to version 2.0.1, long over due, nearly a year.

- New setting, reload photo after every given seconds.
- New setting, show photo always on top.
- New setting, make a given color in photo transparent.

https://sites.google.com/...ite/overlapwallpaper/home

I have also added "Feature and Tips" page on website to help the new users.

Please give some feedback, as did not get enough time to check the app in different combination.

@stophereareyou, I have added the 'interval' option as 'reload'.

Thanks Vernon.

Regards,

Anand


81  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Mugs, etc. -- All participants please read in on: August 31, 2012, 12:59:24 PM
Well at last I can show my gift.

It took time as the 'model' was busy with exams and I was not getting the perfect photo with both the gift and the certificate.

Below is my gift and the certificate, being checked by my son.

[attach=1]

Regards,

Anand
82  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple v Samsung Verdict is in on: August 29, 2012, 07:17:00 AM
The problem with all war is that one wins!

No matter who wins here, we the user will lose. The winner will pass the expenses to us.

Monopoly increases the price and competition decreases it. We have seen that in mobile service recently.

I hope better sense prevail and the common people do not get to suffer. The billions asked by one and paid by other is peanuts to them. It is just media frenzy for trp.

Regards,

Anand
83  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Spikes on: August 22, 2012, 02:55:29 AM
No you are not alone TaoPhoenix, I too was facing this problem suddenly and after trying whatever I could, I just made backup of my extension list and bookmarks, I uninstalled FF fully and re-installed fresh from the latest FF installer.

Well it fixed the spike problem and I have since loaded few must extensions. Still working more or less without major problem.

I read this thread after I have done the clean up so did not replied as I felt that this was the extreme measure to take.

It looks like some extension or tweak was causing the spike in FF14. Till next time, all's well now.

Regards,

Anand
84  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 - Pledge & Final Release: Stick A Note on: August 04, 2012, 04:22:27 AM
Thank you DyNama for the donation  smiley

Regards,

Anand
85  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 - Pledge & Final Release: Stick A Note on: August 02, 2012, 12:01:03 PM
Hi DyNama,

SAN keeps the notes in individual text file in the program (exe) folder. You can browse from explorer and view, edit or delete them. The notes are separated on based of the window title given. Since these are small text files in the folder, the number is limited by OS only. The problem may be how fast it can search and load the respective text file, when a window comes in focus. May be with too many number of files, this will cause some delay in displaying the notes.

If you find that wrong notes are shown for a window, I suggest, you explorer the program folder and check for the file named SAN_<window title> and delete it. The <window title> is cleaned up from '\*' etc. characters, if exist in original window title.

Please let me know if you are facing problem after the clean up.

I am sorry that I have not been able to fulfill my promise of making the explorer/finder from SAN within for the notes, due to continuous project work pressure. Still I like to thank all well wishers that the project work is helping be to reduce my liabilities.

Regards,

Anand

86  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Final Release: Tell When Done on: July 11, 2012, 07:58:09 AM
Good idea, thanks Ath.

So the website will have the hash for zip file and also the exe ; and mention so.

The zip file will have hash text for the exe, as usual. This to help if a user's machine gets infected, and he/she wants to verify the exe.

Regards,

Anand
87  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Final Release: Tell When Done on: July 11, 2012, 05:12:02 AM
Yes, the checksum is for the exe, as the values are also in the hash.txt file in the zip file, for anytime reference by the user.

I will mention so on the website, to clear any misunderstanding in future.

Regards,

Anand
88  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Stick-A-Note + Universal Viewer - Mini-Review on: July 10, 2012, 11:38:45 AM
Thank you IainB, for this very sweet review of SAN and the five stars  cheesy

I am sorry that I missed this post earlier, I found it from the Newsletter today (Thank you Mouser).

Yes I have plan for an option to search for text in all notes and display, UV does help in achieving it without the inbuilt one yet.

Thanks once again.

Regards,

Anand
89  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Final Release: Tell When Done on: July 10, 2012, 11:05:41 AM
Hi ewemoa,

Thanks for your feedback.

I downloaded the "Tell When Done.exe" from the zip file of version 1.6.0 (Google sites, opened the zip file in web and allowed me to download just the exe smiley ).

Ran again HashMyFiles v1.72 (from http://www.nirsoft.net). It gave same result. The full text is as below,

==================================================
Filename          : Tell When Done.exe
MD5               : B730B35429820D191F1E76CFB5367E6C
SHA1              : CFE68189D4DD9C53899958C316F27C2E235A7FF2
CRC32             : C3F79B42
Full Path         : Tell When Done.exe
Modified Time     : 7/10/2012 9:23:40 PM
Created Time      : 7/10/2012 9:23:37 PM
File Size         : 454,863
File Version      : 1, 0, 48, 05
Product Version   : 1, 0, 48, 05
Identical         :
Extension         : exe
File Attributes   : A
==================================================
(Please ignore the version number shown above)

I am running WinXp 32 bits.

Can you please check it with Nirsoft exe ? if you are using a different one, please tell me the name. Also please tell your Os version and 32/64, though this should not be the problem.

Please revert back.

Regards,

Anand

90  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Windows 8 and FARR on: July 04, 2012, 02:03:21 AM
Well I am still using Xp as my main system. After I started using FARR, I forgot that the 'Start' button has other use than 'Shutdown/Control Panel'. Even I do not care how many level deep a program is installed in the start menu, sometimes 3 levels like 'Company > Brand > Program'.

Using FARR I do not need to worry all about it. Just type the few letters of the program name and it is there. I use FARR in my Win7 system too, when I need to check some compatibility issues of any app.

Now I am happy that FARR works in Win8 cheesy, and I will me at home when I use Win8.

Regards,

Anand
91  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Explode a portion of a video in multiples images on: June 29, 2012, 07:29:08 AM
Contro,

From the 2 hr video of my son's school annual function, I needed the good shot, for making the photo of him receiving his certificate.

I used "iWisoft Free Video Converter" http://www.iwisoft.com/products.php, to generate the sequence of png images from the selected portion of the video.

This helped me to select the image one which was the best for the photo.

You may give it a try.

Regards,

Anand
92  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Generate sequential serial numbers on: June 25, 2012, 07:07:01 AM
Good going. Must be global warming effect  smiley

Need to change the thread to something 'Generating sequential point counter-point'.

Though I have similar years, company etc., I still find myself learning. I learnt from the code that AHK auto converts to string if string is added to number. Since I use a lot AHK, AutoIt etc. code, this tip will reduce my code.

Regards,

Anand


93  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Lost my father on: June 06, 2012, 11:04:11 AM
May his soul rest in peace. My condolences on your loss.

Regards,

Anand
94  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Just Had a Baby Girl~! on: June 06, 2012, 02:14:52 AM
A real bundle of joy  cheesy

On posting pictures, my take is, 'only post which will make you feel happy, knowing people from all corners of world will be watching it'.

Regards,

Anand
95  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / sRemote: Run Remote Commands To Your PC Via Gmail on: June 04, 2012, 06:54:28 AM
Just read it http://www.makeuseof.com/...nds-to-your-pc-via-gmail/

The idea looks simple yet terrific. Just try to add mobile / pad with camera and gmail and you get something very interesting. Though the app is for Windows only, we can be sure of an IOS / Android version with similar idea very soon (or is there already ?).

Regards,

Anand
96  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Just Had a Baby Girl~! on: June 02, 2012, 12:48:44 PM
Congratulation Renegade for the new bundle of joy.  smiley

Do not be afraid by all the comments. Today's baby are more smarter than we were. Very soon she will guide you how to use the new touch walls.

My son expects a computer as obvious item at any home, and I still remember the first black and white TV, at the rich neighbor's house. 

Regards,

Anand
97  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... a better way to list existing software on: May 28, 2012, 07:17:12 AM
barney,

I use Free Belarc Advisor http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html to get html list of all installed programs. It gives much more information, but I use it for the program names and versions to compare between two machines, if both are having same set of program and versions.

See if it helps you,

Regards,

Anand
98  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Total Commander 8.0 final for Windows released! on: May 25, 2012, 07:30:54 AM
Well I was looking for the 'new features' too, when I got the alert for TD 8.0 today.

Since the history is a long list mixed with fixes, I filtered out the 'Added:' lines, to read only the new features, which is about 115 lines.

[attach=1]

Regards,

Anand
99  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Script to sort your Gmail messages by size using Google docs on: April 25, 2012, 11:52:15 AM
I have been using Outlook Express in MAPI mode to clean up my GMail accounts from the early time when it had 2 GB quota, and still use it.

I download just the header of all mails from GMAil. It comes pretty fast in MAPI mode even from a 90% full GMail account, in less than 2/3 minutes. I can download headers of just Inbox or All_Mail or any other labeled mails. No timeout or so message, as just the header gets downloaded, which shows the from, subject, date and most important size of each mail.

I flag (which shows as starred in GMail) all those which are bigger or just drag them to GMail/Trash folder in OE which is similar to deleting mails in GMail. Please note that deleting mail by pressing delete key in OE will not work, you need to move/drag them to GMail/Trash folder.

Some of my GMail account which I use for all types of subscription, gets filled up too soon, as I do not check them regularly. So when ever GMail informs me about the quota full, I use OE to clean up.

Another reason of using OE instead of any other 3rd party app or web service is that the password is not given to any other app/service, even I do not save it.

Give it a try and you may be surprised by the speed and simplicity of it. You may use Outlook instead of OE and it should give same result, but I have never tried it.

Regards,

Anand
100  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: The DonationCoder 2012 Fundraiser Has Begun! on: April 16, 2012, 10:56:35 AM
DC has once again proved itself.

With doners and developers like this, who needs to worry ! Thanks to all  Thmbsup

Regards,

Anand
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