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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Way to hide a desktop icon temporarily? on: September 03, 2014, 02:07:26 PM
No, thanks but that's not it. That hack is all or nothing. I would like to be able to schedule any individual icon to reappear later as a visual alarm (albeit on the desktop, not 'always on top') and theoretically at completely different times each.

Desktop icons can be either actual files or shortcuts (which are actually LNK files).  So, short of moving particualr files to, say, a temp folder and back to the desktop on a schedule, which seems a bit hackish, I don't think what you want is elegantly possible.
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Way to hide a desktop icon temporarily? on: September 03, 2014, 12:44:05 PM
At the bottom of this page, you'll find a download for a tiny app that toggles the desktop's icons.  That, coupled with a few entries in the built-in Windows Task Scheduler applet, should be able to accomplish what you want.  Or, were you looking for something more custom?
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Game (& reviews) industry's silent scandal on: September 02, 2014, 01:46:59 PM
Maybe I'm too old or just old-school when it comes to stuff like this but my feelings are:

  • Good grief, do folks keep nothing private anymore?
  • I would be thoroughly embarrased to have aired my own dirty laundry like this in public.  Hell, I felt embarassed after reading just a couple of paragraphs; I couldn't even finish it.
  • It's apalling to me that garbage like this is worthy of the viral explosion that results from it.  What a waste of time.

In regards to game review scores, it's just like anything else you purchase in life: Caveat emptor, baby.  Caveat emptor.  Do your homework.  As wraith808 said, wait for some user reviews.  Think about it for a while.  Ultimately, however, you're the one that pulls the trigger when buying a game so, if a game doesn't meet your expectations, accept it, forget about it, and move on.   cheesy  Remember, it's just a game.    Wink

Did that all sound too curmudgeonly?  Have I actually reached that stage in life?  Hahahahahaha.   tongue

Disclaimer: I am 40 years old and, while not a private person at all, have never had a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or <insert social network> account.  However, I feel somewhat qualified to have an opinion on the aforementioned based on having been around the internet for a long, long time (with Usenet posts dating back to the very early 1990s).
129  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Finding the path of a file on your computer on: September 01, 2014, 01:06:30 PM
The OP appears to be more interested in verifying what the target(s) of file I/O sessions that are currently active is/are...before the relevant application is closed.

I ran the following test:

  • Started up Pathfinder.
  • Started up Word.  Entered some text.  Saved the file as test.docx.  Did not close Word at this time.
  • Right-clicked the Pathfinder icon in my tray.  Verified that test.docx appeared in the menu.  Word is still open at this time.

Now, I do agree that not all opened folders or files get added to the Recent folder.  However, it seems that most do and that might be good enough for spectrekitty.
130  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Finding the path of a file on your computer on: September 01, 2014, 11:58:27 AM
So I'd like a utility I could run that would tell me the complete path for that file. Please don't laugh - I know it's simplistic...

A tray utility that showed RECENT files and RECENT folders when clicked would solve this and be a nice coding snack..

Give this a try:  http://skwire.dcmembers.com/apps/snacks/Pathfinder.zip

Unpack the archive and run Pathfinder.exe.  The program adds an icon to your tray that you can right click and it will display a menu of the ten most recent entries (full paths) in your Windows Recent folder.  Selecting one of the menu items copies that path to the clipboard.  However, this can easily be changed to open said menu item (or give a choice of the two).  If you want to display more or fewer than ten menu items, choose Options from the menu, adjust the value in the INI file and save it, and then choose Reload from the tray menu.  I've tested this in W7/64 adn XP/32 (VM) and it seems to work okay.
131  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Tool that lists digitally signed files from a folder/disk on: August 28, 2014, 03:48:38 PM
Yes. It's a good start (for the first version) but this (suggested) application should not be limited (only) to the output though.  thumbs up

Hmmm...not sure what else you'd want out of this tool.

However, maybe columns should be opt-in. End-users should select which columns to be displayed.

Column order and widths are saved so, if you don't want to see a column, you would simply set it to zero-width.  Here's a teaser screenshot so far:

[attachthumb=1]
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Snap Circuits - Good electronic construction kit gift for young kids (8yrs) on: August 27, 2014, 10:16:35 AM
There are more advanced kinds of electronics construction kits for older kids who might want more of a challenge, like this one, which uses wires: http://www.amazon.com/Ele...ning-Center/dp/B0035XSZDI

I had one of these as a kid.  Loved it.   Thmbsup
133  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Tool that lists digitally signed files from a folder/disk on: August 27, 2014, 09:24:25 AM
columns would be nice.

For sure.  I foresee something very similar to my PDFInfoGUI tool.
134  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Tool that lists digitally signed files from a folder/disk on: August 27, 2014, 09:16:00 AM
Interesting tool that does the job and it could be used in the "process". I'm guessing a GUI could be made based on this tool.

Yep, quite easily.  I assume you would like all bits of information listed in columns?  Example output from the CLI tool:

Verified:       Signed
Signing date:   4:45 PM 4/28/2014
Publisher:      Microsoft Corporation
Description:    File version and signature viewer
Product:        Sysinternals Sigcheck
Prod version:   2.1
File version:   2.1
MachineType:    32-bit


Here's an extended output from the CLI tool:

Verified:       Signed
Signing date:   4:45 PM 4/28/2014
Publisher:      Microsoft Corporation
Description:    File version and signature viewer
Product:        Sysinternals Sigcheck
Prod version:   2.1
File version:   2.1
MachineType:    32-bit
Binary Version: 2.10.0.0
Original Name:  sigcheck.exe
Internal Name:  Sigcheck
Copyright:      Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Mark Russinovich
Comments:       n/a
Entropy:        6.447
135  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / MOVED: Calibre 2 is out on: August 26, 2014, 08:26:16 PM
This topic has been moved to General Software Discussion.

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=38778.0
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a project time tracker/nag tool that keeps me writing billable notes on: August 26, 2014, 04:19:53 PM
Anuran actually is like "magically useful" for me.

I haven't worked on it in quite some time, so that's good to hear.  It's definitely a unique application.
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a project time tracker/nag tool that keeps me writing billable notes on: August 26, 2014, 02:52:01 PM
So I suppose this is the solution for the time being -- or is anyone aware of a tool that combines the features of Anuran ("nag me for descriptive text regularly") and a Titlebar tracker ("record the time spent in your projects' files") into ONE application?

This is most certainly possible.  However, if I were to do it, I'd rewrite it from scratch as I wouldn't want to modify Anuran too much from its current functionality.  It was written for a DC member based upon a very specific set of requirements.

At its core, something like this is not too hard to write.  The problem with apps like these is the amount of options and reporting that is to be expected of them.  That's where the headaches come into play.
138  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / MOVED: URGENT REQUEST: browser meta searching with custom entries. on: August 26, 2014, 01:09:12 PM
This topic has been moved to Finished Programs.

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=36870.0
139  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / MOVED: Plea to developers: 1-step app to rotate iOS videos on: August 26, 2014, 01:02:38 PM
This topic has been moved to Finished Programs.

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=38666.0
140  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: August 25, 2014, 10:33:52 AM
ghacks today (8/24) has a review of 9 desktop weather apps and Martin gives sWeather the top recommendation.

Thanks for the heads up, Mike.  =]

Weather app's can get really elaborate (and often beautiful), but many of us are interested in something lightweight, clean, efficient, and free of ads, and sWeather just rocks for that.
Congratulations, skwire  thumbs up

Thanks, mouser.  sWeather is a favourite of mine (are we allowed to have our own apps as favs?   tongue) and it's rather humbling to see it get that kind of recognition.

141  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Open images without program window showing. on: August 24, 2014, 08:30:56 PM
Website | Download
v1.1.4 - 2014-08-24
    ! Images sizes weren't reset when using the hotkeys to navigate a folder of images.
      (Thanks, Ed)
142  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / MOVED: Removing zero length files recursively at command-line on: August 22, 2014, 03:54:55 PM
This topic has been moved to Finished Programs.

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=38420.0
143  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Removing zero length files recursively at command-line on: August 22, 2014, 03:38:54 PM
questorfla, can we move this to the Finished Section?
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: diagnostic tool on: August 22, 2014, 03:36:35 PM
because the same problem happens even when I connect via different networks

Assuming this is network-based lag, this doesn't rule out much.  Have you done traceroutes to the server(s) in question?  Any large latency jumps along the hops?

and my hardware is well above the required specs

So, the game runs fine by itself (or in a single-player mode)?
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: diagnostic tool on: August 22, 2014, 09:05:20 AM
I know for sure that there isn't a network problem or my hardware being weak or something.

How do you know this?  What steps or tests have you taken to eliminate these two things?
146  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / MOVED: Need a Script to Move User Files Into a Subfolder on: August 21, 2014, 03:28:55 PM
This topic has been moved to Finished Programs.

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=38547.0
147  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: PDFInfoGUI on: August 20, 2014, 10:13:17 AM
I'm trying to find page-size of PDF's - PDFInfo shows the page size in points** - I found very little info in the Xpdf page - do you know if this can be changed to metric (or anything else) within PDFInfoGUI ?

I'd have to write the conversion routines myself in order to do that.
148  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Open images without program window showing. on: August 12, 2014, 03:54:38 PM
Website | Download
v1.1.3 - 2014-08-12
    + Added option to use PNG alpha transparency.  Use trans="alpha" to take
      advantage of this feature.  (Thanks, Adam B.)
149  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck on: August 03, 2014, 11:10:22 PM
v1.1.3 build 65 has some Profiles-related fixes.

http://skwire.dcmembers.com/apps/epcheck/epCheck_beta.zip
150  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck on: August 02, 2014, 03:17:03 AM
This took a bit longer than expected but here is another beta version with lots of additions, changes, and fixes.  Before you use it, make a backup of your epCheck folder.

MAKE A BACKUP...PLEASE...

Get it here: http://skwire.dcmembers.com/apps/epcheck/epCheck_beta.zip
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