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101  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: July 05, 2014, 12:01:24 PM
Hm, tested here on W7/x64 with Aero theme, and it updates the numbers in the tray every time I change in my list of ~6 locations. Can this be related to having just 2 locations in the list ? (the off-by-1 anomaly)

Thanks, Ath.  Yeah, this is the maddingly frustrating thing about this issue...how sporadic it is.  Angry  I have over 70 locations in my list and I've never experienced the issue. 
102  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: July 05, 2014, 11:45:38 AM
Hi, NunoEspadinha, and welcome to DonationCoder.

When i change the location to Lisbon and then back again to Dubai, normally the icon changes but not the temperature in the tray. It'll stay reflecting the Lisbon temperature still...

I have seen this happen on my wife's computer (W7/64) but I don't experience it on my computer (W7/64) nor did I see it when I ran XP.  Frustratingly, I've never been able to track down WHY this happens so sporadically.  I've debugged the hell out of this issue and I'm 99.9% certain that the code is fine.  I have a hunch it's due to some Windows 7 tray icon handling bug or something.  As you have found, you can have better luck using certain tray temperature themes (try the Simple White and Simple Black).  Also, if you don't mind, could you switch over to the Windows Classic theme and see if the problem persists?  I use the Classic theme whereas my wife does not.

Second question: Normally temperatures here go easily above 40 degrees Celsius, but the "tray temperature" it seems to stop around 38/40... never shows the 43 our 44 (for example). The tray temperature does not refresh (will attach a Print Screen).. probably it's the same problem as in my first question. I don't know.. It changes to the current temperature if i choose a different font color

I'm pretty sure this issue is caused by or, at least, related to the issue above.  Again, frustratingly, I don't see the issue on my computer.

103  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: [2014-07-03] #wLinker | Another Windows Launcher on: July 04, 2014, 04:00:16 PM
For the record, it seems to work fine on my W7/64 system.   huh
104  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / MOVED: Volume Mixer instead of Master Volume Control on: July 04, 2014, 03:03:32 PM
This topic has been moved to Finished Programs.

105  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Volume Mixer instead of Master Volume Control on: July 04, 2014, 03:01:58 PM
Nice work, MilesAhead.  I'll move this to the finished section.
106  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Childhood games on: July 03, 2014, 07:37:22 AM
Anybody here ever tried to do the same?

  • I still have graph paper from elementary school where I drew designs and wrote out all the commands for Apple Logo on the Apple ][.
  • I still have working floppy disks of programs I wrote as a kid (as far back as an old Atari 130XE) and in school (Pascal & VB).  I recall in high school naming all my programs after fighter jets.  *snort*
  • I also still have pages and notebooks of maps, notes, etc., I wrote whilst playing computer and console games.  For instance, I drew out every dungeon in Phantasy Star on graph paper.  This was long before the internet and gaming FAQ sites.   tongue
107  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea - Whats in my fridge? on: July 03, 2014, 07:19:15 AM
Not sure if anyone has suggested it yet but wouldn't this be a perfect app for a smartphone?

Yeah, probably, though,  I've never done any mobile development.
108  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application) on: July 02, 2014, 01:41:14 PM
Hi, Fgkl99, and welcome to DonationCoder.   Thmbsup

it would be nice to implement the ability to select multiple rows together.
It is very difficult to select hundreds of lines separately

Please try the new version and see if that is what you had in mind.  Also, don't forget that there are "Check all rows" and "Uncheck all rows" toolbar buttons.

Website | Download
v1.2.2 - 2014-07-02
    + Added Ctrl+S hotkey for saving.
    + Added "Check selected" and "Uncheck selected" items to the context
      menu.  (Thanks, Fgkl99)
    * Changed the "Clear list" toolbar icon to a broom icon.
109  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Delete lines in a txt files according rules on: July 02, 2014, 11:23:13 AM
Delete lines in a txt file according rules
By example :
with a script with a hotkey or similar delete in an open txt file the pairs lines.
Or delete all lines except the multiples of 5.

Didn't I already write you a tool to do this?

110  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: July 02, 2014, 03:11:11 AM
Could adding idiot-proof errorhandling to the routine that shows the icons be helpful as being a more generic solution?

Sure, that would be the logical thing to do but we can't have that in a Skwire Empire app, can we?  The Expectations Bar™ would be moved slightly up and I like to keep that thing at a nice low level.   tongue
111  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: July 02, 2014, 01:43:28 AM
Here you go, Dirge:

Website | Download
v1.5.3 - 2014-07-02
    + Added DMS (degree, minute, second) format option for latitude and
      longitude readings.  (Thanks, Dirge)
    ! Fixed missing "na.ico" file in the Fat Cow tray condition theme.
      (Thanks, Brothbeard)
    ! Converted wind speed text string was incorrect.  (Thanks, Dirge)
112  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: July 01, 2014, 10:03:58 AM
Installed this last night and found this on my screen this morning. Presumably something missing but not sure what.

Welcome to DonationCoder, Brothbeard, and apologies for missing your post.  I'll have this issue fixed in the next build.  Thank you.
113  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: help needed: owncloud contacts on vmware with IIS on: July 01, 2014, 07:18:33 AM
You might want to use NAT networking instead of bridged networking. Networking can be fidgety sometimes when working with VMWare or any other virtualization software for that matter.

Really? Granted I'm not that familiar with VMware as I've always used the MS (Virtual PC/Hyper-V) offering. But for a cursory search it appears that VMware's "bridged networking" is equivalent to Hyper-V's "Shared Virtual Switch", which I've used extensively.

Agreed.  I use VMs extensively as well and ALWAYS choose bridged networking over the NAT options.
114  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: June 30, 2014, 03:30:17 PM
Hi, Dirge, and welcome to DonationCoder.   cheesy

1) When the mouse cursor is placed over the current Wind readout in the main window, the conversion message in the status bar at the bottom of the window says “Converted visibility: [...]” instead of “Converted wind: [...]”, though it does give the properly converted wind speed.

Nice catch.  I'll fix this.

2) When the text message (“PM Thunderstorms,” “Few Showers,” “Scattered Thunderstorms,” etc.) in the extended forecast box for a given day is more than two lines/rows of text long, the additional lines are cut off and can’t be read; all that can be seen is the top two or three rows of pixels of the third line of text. Perhaps a change could be made to show the complete text in the status bar when mousing over such truncated text(?).

I'll see what I can do.

3) When the main window is displayed and the mouse cursor is off to the side (not hovering over the window), the message in the status bar doesn’t always display “Conditions as of: [date & time of last Yahoo! update]” (as I suspect it should); it often displays the Converted temp of some random day of the week.

This requires a bit of explanation.  For sWeather to change the statusbar text like it does, it captures the WM_MOUSEMOVE message.  What you're seeing is when you move the mouse away from the main form fast enough that it doesn't capture all those messages (which tells the app where the cursor is).  Once the mouse it outside the main form, it no longer receives those messages.  I suppose I could put a timer on there to watch for such but that seems like overkill, IMO, for this issue.

4) The “Feels like” temperature displayed on the main window is always the same as the actual current temperature (for all locations) and does not reflect the “Feels like” temperature on the Yahoo! Full forecast Web page.

I've noticed this as well.  Unfortunately, the Yahoo! RSS feeds powering sWeather don't have quite the same data as their Full Forecast pages.  You'd think they would...but they don't.

1) The ancient mariner in me would like to see latitude and longitude displayed in degrees° minutes' seconds" N/S E/W format.

2) A Moon Phase indicator in the main window, preferably an icon with text (e.g., “Waxing Crescent”), but text-only would get the job done too.

3) A Precipitation indicator in the main window showing the amount of precipitation received in the last 24 hours or since midnight (or both). The Yahoo! Full forecast Web page doesn’t seem to show this info, so I don’t know if this info is available in its feed, but the associated Weather Channel page does provide this info.

1) I can add an option for this.  To save me some research time, is there an easy way to convert the current data to this format?
2) The Yahoo! RSS feed does not contain this data.
3) The Yahoo! RSS feed does not contain this data.

I like the simple and efficient nature of sWeather, especially as I have an old, out-of-date computer that doesn't handle lots of fancy graphics too well. Thanks for going to the trouble of providing the program.

You're very welcome.  Thanks for giving it a thorough tryout.   Thmbsup
115  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: MPH (Media Player Hotkeys) on: June 30, 2014, 02:44:48 PM
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v1.0.9 - 2014-06-30
    ! Media Player Classic "previous track" function didn't work properly
      (Thanks, Mike H.)

v1.0.8 - 2014-03-26
    + Added ability to reload the application from the tray menu.  Sometimes,
      after playing a game or other full-screen app, the hotkeys fail to work.
      Instead of shutting down and restarting MPH manually, you can simply use
      the "Reload" option from the tray menu.
116  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea - Whats in my fridge? on: June 30, 2014, 02:39:30 AM
Hi, Waster, and welcome to DonationCoder.   Thmbsup

My vision is impaired and I find it difficult to read the entries with the coloured fonts and backgrounds.  The red text blends too much into the lighter red background, and the same happens to me for the green entries.  Would it be possible to change the text to plain black, but leave the coloured backgrounds?

Let me see what I can do for you.   cheesy
117  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: A tool that zips a folder list with zero-byte filenames on: June 29, 2014, 03:48:08 PM
Wow, thanks skwire cheesy How's your empire? Wink

You're welcome.  =]  The Empire rolls on.  World domination has been delayed a bit, but it's still on the TODO.   tongue
118  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: A tool that zips a folder list with zero-byte filenames on: June 28, 2014, 10:14:34 AM
This was actually requested several years ago here: https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=18682.0

My solution: Zero Zipper
119  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: (Pre) Release: sChecklist on: June 28, 2014, 09:59:31 AM
I love the simplicity. While reluctant to add any hint of complexity to an elegant app - how about the ability to add a short note to an entry?

By that, do you mean an extra column?
120  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Batch m3u8 creator - similar to createm3u on: June 27, 2014, 03:15:45 AM
Thanks, Xennon and msteph, for testing this.  Based on that, I'm going to release it.

Website | Download
v1.0.6 - 2014-06-27
    + Added option that creates one playlist per root folder.  (Thanks, vital)
    + Added path options when creating playlist (no path, relative path,
      and full path).  (Thanks, Xennon)
    * Unicode write mode in Automatic mode is now without a BOM.
121  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Batch m3u8 creator - similar to createm3u on: June 26, 2014, 01:29:49 AM
@vital, @Xennon, and @msteph: Here's a test build with the following requested options:

  • Option that creates one playlist per root folder.
  • Path options when creating playlist: No path, relative path, and full path.


The help file has been updated as well so please take a moment to read through the new options.  Let me know how the testing goes.  Thanks.

122  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Random (real random) file from folder and subfolders on: June 24, 2014, 04:35:56 PM
@2muchacid, @TUTRider: Welcome to DonationCoder.   cheesy

The author of this program, scancode, hasn't been very active lately so I'm not sure if you're going to see a timely response from him.  We're going to try to contact him off-forum.  However, if he doesn't reply, and based on this app's popularity, I can see about rewriting the application myself.
123  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: FCC ruling on ringtones is... shortsighted on: June 24, 2014, 10:46:37 AM
Good grief.  Is something like this "false audible ringing" really an issue?   huh  Sounds like a solution in search of a problem.  thumb down
124  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / MOVED: Copy massive folder/file directory.... on: June 23, 2014, 05:14:34 PM
This topic has been moved to Finished Programs.

125  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Copy massive folder/file directory.... on: June 23, 2014, 12:38:33 AM
mounted Acronis backup

Ahhh...that's key.  I've never used this product myself but I have heard the stories over the years of how it works for some folks and not at all for others.  It seems very finicky.  Knowing this, and knowing what sort of low-level file system drivers are at play, I wouldn't be surprised if your rebooting is due to a bad Acronis-related file system driver causing a blue screen.  That's my guess anyway.
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