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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: August 31, 2014, 07:23:15 AM
Probably the only autobiography I'll ever watch and that comes down to the way it was produced:

[attach=1]

It covers from his beginning up until the mid-80's, after he beat his addictions.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 31, 2014, 07:02:59 AM
DOSTips is a good site for searching for how to perform an operation using a command file, from simple things like string replacement to adding a folder requester GUI.

Also, StackOverflow is full of interesting DOS command examples/code.

Console if you want your basic multi-tab, editor-like CMD enhancement, (and it's portable).
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: method of network drive-mapping regulated by location on: August 31, 2014, 06:27:15 AM
What is the difference in the free and the paid versions?  Personally, I might want the paid version if it offers multiple options the Free one doesn't.  But  for the users of the network that I need to get this to work on, I wonder if all they need is the free one.

They've made it easy for you:

Quote
Licence

NetSetMan is Freeware for non-commercial use.

You may use NetSetMan for free as long as you don't save paid time. Any commercial use (at work, company notebook, etc.) requires a NetSetMan Pro license.

Thus the difference between free/paid versions is purely academic in your situation.   Wink
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My Stinking, Rotten ASUS Router Died Overnight! on: August 30, 2014, 06:47:45 AM
YMMV of course, but I've found my RT-N16 to be pretty much bulletproof ... and considering the number of power brownouts/cuts that I get at home, that's impressive.  I forget exactly when I got it but it must of been powered on 24/7 for the last 4 years at least.

Given the brief description of the fault, I'd go with what SJ said and it's likely to be the external PSU.

Even if it's caused the router to brick itself, as long as it's not a hardware fault within the router the RT-N16 can be recovered pretty much 100% of the time.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: August 26, 2014, 06:15:29 AM
Patrick - A remake of the paranormal thriller of the same name from 1978.

[attach=1]

Though it followed the original very well while bringing it up to date, (eg. mobile phones, computers), I still prefer the 1978 version.

[attach=2]
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Movie and Book Writing Thread on: August 26, 2014, 04:03:41 AM
Most people can't even speak their own language properly. It's pathetic.

That's because languages have been standardised ... which leads in to:

The good thing about standards is that there's so many to pick from.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Giving personal identifying info . . . to credit protection companies? on: August 20, 2014, 11:49:53 AM
It can be lowered each time your credit gets run - that's why one is cautioned against activity that might result in it being run (i.e. don't allow a financial institution to check if you qualify for a loan you are not serious about applying for).

That's just retarded - asking whether someone is a good/bad credit risk shouldn't have any effect on whether they are a good/bad credit risk.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Nextdoor: The anti-facebook social network for neighborhoods on: August 20, 2014, 11:35:41 AM
Good god...I don't even want to LIVE near my neighbors...letalone socialise with them ...... Grin

I'm with you ... albeit separated by a really large space.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: High School Student Laptop Policy on: August 20, 2014, 06:18:40 AM
Albeit the terms are somewhat brief but they don't seem to preclude the following:

1) any needed material/documents are copied from/to a flash drive at the start/end of every day, and
2) the laptop is to remain at the school at all times, the responsibility for its safety is the schools concern.

Mind you, when I went to school you were still allowed to use a pen, paper, slide rule, and calculators were sometimes banned from tests - so anything I know about today's so-called education system is a bit out of date. smiley
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Giving personal identifying info . . . to credit protection companies? on: August 20, 2014, 04:31:50 AM
... will check my credit score daily for potential fraudulent activity ...

How does that check for fraudulent activity?

If someone goes and buys something online using your credit card info and it's accepted, how does that impact your credit score at all other than to say you're a good credit risk.

Sounds like it's geared specifically towards the interests of the credit companies, not you.

My bank SMS' my credit card balance to my phone once a week so I always have an idea of what it should be.  Simple, costs me nothing, and no-one else gets the details.

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... and another free service will check daily for any of a host of interests running my name/address/credit (includes utility companies, government agencies, banking and credit companies, etc.).

So they're going to check to see whether your credit rating has been accessed by people already authorised to access them?

Why bother, it's already too late to do anything about it.

AFAICS, you're just giving your details to a 3rd party who provides nothing that you can't do yourself or that can't be done anything about.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: screenshots when not logged into computer on: August 18, 2014, 05:38:46 AM
DOH!  A VM ... sometimes it pays to think inside the (Virtual)Box.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: screenshots when not logged into computer on: August 17, 2014, 04:18:25 PM
Given that it's a bit hard to run user programs when no one's logged in, the alternative that comes to mind is hardware.

ie. Since most display adapters these days have two or more outputs, plug one into a recording device, (eg. HDMI, Composite, SVHS, etc), and configure your display adapter to clone the primary display.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fastest way to get files off a damaged RAID Mirror drive onto a new drive on: August 11, 2014, 10:01:55 AM

I knew about that but not having used it I was unsure whether it covered the full range of RoboCopy's options, (of which there are lots ... and lots).

Looks like it does  smiley

these days i use Macrium Free version for such things.

While I'd use AOMEI Backupper, Paragon HDM Pro, etc, the reason I mentioned Disk2VHD is that VHDs are natively supported by Win 7+, ie. Disk Manager->Action->Attach VHD

Come to think of it, instead of Disk2VHD you can use Disk Manager->Action->Create VHD (it's here in Win8, IIRC Win7 also had the facility).

Only downside to VHDs I can see is it's one humongous file.

Oh, I forgot to mention - once you've made a verified image, (and made a couple of copies), work with the image, not the actual HDD.

ie.

Make image, verify image, unplug HDD, copy image, mount image, copy files from mounted image.

This will hopefully leave the real HDD as a physical backup until all files have been copied and verified from the mounted image.

There is no "fast" way to get your only copy of important files off of a HDD, especially when it's a RAID HDD since it's probably the same model/age as the one that just died.  Wink
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Append audio to video - command line on: August 11, 2014, 06:21:44 AM
You want to multiplex them, ie. mux them together.

Using nod5's ffmpeg command line above, this command file will do every pair in a directory:

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  1. @echo off
  2. rem MuxIt.cmd <folder>
  3. rem
  4. rem Put ffmpeg.exe in your PATH or edit to include full path to it
  5. pushd "%~1"
  6. for %%a in ("*.mp4") do (
  7.  ffmpeg.exe -i "%%~a" -i "%%~na.mp3" -map 0:v -map 1:a -codec copy -shortest "%%~na-mux.mp4"
  8. )
  9. popd

eg.

"te st.mp4" and "te st.mp3" will become "te st-mux.mp4"

EDIT: BTW, your original AHK script probably would have worked if you'd used the AVIDemux CLI binary, (avidemux2_cli.exe) - not sure, I've always used its GUI version.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fastest way to get files off a damaged RAID Mirror drive onto a new drive on: August 11, 2014, 05:09:55 AM
If you're going to copy all the files to ensure readability, I think the first thing I'd do is image the HDD first.  This will not only keep all the permissions but you can always mount the image later if necessary to check anything.
Verify that it is not corrupt - make a couple of copies of the image when you're done, hide one well away from where you're working.

Try Sysinternal' Disk2VHD.

If you have Admin privileges, you can use RoboCopy from the CLI to copy everything, including permissions - check its options.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS on: August 09, 2014, 02:41:02 PM
This is the gear I bought:
 (see attachment in previous post)
I ended up with a Merkur Futur 701 (761? whatever...) adjustable razor (against all advice people gave). It's nice as I can adjust it and am not locked into buying multiple razors then. It's also more expensive than others, but I figured the flexibility would be worth it.

And now you need to get one of these, (a safety razor strop):

[attach=1]

Stretch your dollar a little further.

Nifty little things, blade holder pops out the side, put a blade in, slide it back in and pop the crank handle out the other side to give it a few turns.

My dad has one of these, (doesn't use it), I gave up shaving when I was 18 ... 35 years ago ... so much easier  Wink
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Tool that lists digitally signed files from a folder/disk on: August 05, 2014, 04:39:43 AM
Maybe skwire can add another column to SFV Ninja ?

Turn it into CFV Ninja, (Complicated File Verification).
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Script Add-On actions?? on: August 04, 2014, 01:39:33 PM
You might like to provide links to the How-to-Geek page and the script.   Wink

Just so we don't have to go hunting for them.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Real RAM amount consumed on: August 02, 2014, 01:19:29 PM
[attach=1]

According to TMD you have a 26GB pagefile ... is this correct or just the weird way it reports it?
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Removing zero length files recursively at command-line on: August 02, 2014, 05:15:23 AM
The problem I'm having trying to understand your scenario is you still haven't described the methodology you use before you run the command file.

ie.
a) Do you run this from a CLI open at the required path, (in which case put the command file in the command PATH somewhere, or add to the PATH, and call it without using a hotkey).
b) Do you run this from Explorer somehow, (in which case use my program here to copy the current path to the clipboard and then use GetClip in your command file to retrieve it when you run it via hotkey).
c) Running it from the Start->Run prompt, (in which case use a real CLI smiley ).

Or the alternative is write something in a language that will let you do exactly what you want.

Addendum: qExClip, a slightly modified version of ExClip.

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  1. #Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
  2. #AutoIt3Wrapper_UseUpx=n
  3. #EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
  4. ; http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/89833-windows-explorer-current-folder/page__st__40#entry973904
  5. #include <Array.au3>
  6.  
  7. Local $oErrorHandler = ObjEvent("AutoIt.Error", "_ComErrFunc")
  8.  
  9. If $CmdLine[0] = 1 Then
  10. $sCmd = $CmdLine[1]
  11. _ExClip(True)
  12. _ExClip(False)
  13.  
  14.  
  15. Func _ExClip($temp)
  16. $hExplr = WinActive("[REGEXPCLASS:(Explore|Cabinet)WClass]")
  17. If $hExplr <> '' Then
  18. $aSelection = _ExplorerWinGetSelectedItems($hExplr)
  19. ;~ _ArrayDisplay($aSelection)
  20. If $aSelection[0] = 0 Then
  21. If StringLeft($aSelection[1], 2) <> '::' Then
  22. If Not $temp Then
  23. ClipPut($aSelection[1])
  24. ShellExecute($sCmd, $aSelection[1], $aSelection[1])
  25. If Not $temp Then
  26. ClipPut($aSelection[2])
  27. ShellExecute($sCmd, $aSelection[2], $aSelection[2])
  28. EndFunc   ;==>_ExClip
  29.  
  30.  
  31.  
  32. ; ==========================================================================================================================
  33.  
  34. ; Func _ObjectSHFolderViewFromWin($hWnd)
  35. ;
  36. ; Returns an 'ShellFolderView' Object for the given Window handle
  37. ;
  38. ; Author: Ascend4nt, based on code by KaFu, klaus.s
  39. ; ==========================================================================================================================
  40.  
  41. Func _ObjectSHFolderViewFromWin($hWnd)
  42. If Not IsHWnd($hWnd) Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
  43. Local $oShell, $oShellWindows, $oIEObject, $oSHFolderView
  44.  
  45. ; Shell Object
  46. $oShell = ObjCreate("Shell.Application")
  47. If Not IsObj($oShell) Then Return SetError(2, 0, 0)
  48.  
  49. ;   Get a 'ShellWindows Collection' object
  50. $oShellWindows = $oShell.Windows()
  51. If Not IsObj($oShellWindows) Then Return SetError(3, 0, 0)
  52.  
  53. ;   Iterate through the collection - each of type 'InternetExplorer' Object
  54.  
  55. For $oIEObject In $oShellWindows
  56. If $oIEObject.HWND = $hWnd Then
  57. ; InternetExplorer->Document = ShellFolderView object
  58. $oSHFolderView = $oIEObject.Document
  59. If IsObj($oSHFolderView) Then Return $oSHFolderView
  60. Return SetError(4, 0, 0)
  61.  
  62. Return SetError(-1, 0, 0)
  63. EndFunc   ;==>_ObjectSHFolderViewFromWin
  64.  
  65. ; ==========================================================================================================================
  66. ; Func _ExplorerWinGetSelectedItems($hWnd)
  67. ;
  68. ;
  69. ; Author: klaus.s, KaFu, Ascend4nt (consolidation & cleanup, Path name simplification)
  70. ; ==========================================================================================================================
  71.  
  72. Func _ExplorerWinGetSelectedItems($hWnd)
  73. If Not IsHWnd($hWnd) Then Return SetError(1, 0, '')
  74. Local $oSHFolderView
  75. Local $iSelectedItems, $iCounter = 2, $aSelectedItems[2] = [0, ""]
  76.  
  77. $oSHFolderView = _ObjectSHFolderViewFromWin($hWnd)
  78.  
  79. ;   SelectedItems = FolderItems Collection object->Count
  80. $iSelectedItems = $oSHFolderView.SelectedItems.Count
  81.  
  82. Dim $aSelectedItems[$iSelectedItems + 2] ; 2 extra -> 1 for count [0], 1 for Folder Path [1]
  83.  
  84. $aSelectedItems[0] = $iSelectedItems
  85. ;   ShellFolderView->Folder->Self as 'FolderItem'->Path
  86. $aSelectedItems[1] = $oSHFolderView.Folder.Self.Path
  87.  
  88. ;   ShellFolderView->SelectedItems = FolderItems Collection object
  89. $oSelectedFolderItems = $oSHFolderView.SelectedItems
  90.  
  91. #cs
  92. ; For ALL items in an Explorer Window (not just the selected ones):
  93. $oSelectedFolderItems = $oSHFolderView.Folder.Items
  94. ReDim $aSelectedItems[$oSelectedFolderItems.Count+2]
  95. #ce
  96.  
  97. For $oFolderItem In $oSelectedFolderItems
  98. $aSelectedItems[$iCounter] = $oFolderItem.Path
  99. $iCounter += 1
  100.  
  101. Return SetExtended($iCounter - 2, $aSelectedItems)
  102. EndFunc   ;==>_ExplorerWinGetSelectedItems
  103.  
  104. Func _ComErrFunc($oError)
  105. ConsoleWrite("COM Error occurred:" & @CRLF & _
  106. "Number: " & @TAB & $oError.number & @CRLF & _
  107. "Windescription:" & @TAB & $oError.windescription & @CRLF & _
  108. "Description is: " & @TAB & $oError.description & @CRLF & _
  109. "Source is: " & @TAB & $oError.source & @CRLF & _
  110. "Helpfile is: " & @TAB & $oError.helpfile & @CRLF & _
  111. "Helpcontext is: " & @TAB & $oError.helpcontext & @CRLF & _
  112. "Lastdllerror is: " & @TAB & $oError.lastdllerror & @CRLF & _
  113. "Scriptline is: " & @TAB & $oError.scriptline & @CRLF & _
  114. "Retcode is: " & @TAB & $oError.retcode & @CRLF & @CRLF)
  115. EndFunc   ;==>_ComErrFunc

Command file, preload.cmd
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  1. @echo off
  2. rem preload.cmd [folder]
  3. rem
  4. rem Where [folder] = optional folder to create subfolder in
  5. rem
  6. rem  If folder passed as arg, use it if it exists, assume it is run
  7. rem  from CLI in required folder if it does not.
  8. if "%~1"=="" goto :Request
  9. if not exist "%~1" (
  10.  echo Folder does not exist
  11.  echo.
  12.  goto :Request
  13. )
  14. pushd "%~1"
  15.  
  16. :Request
  17. rem There is a SPACE at the end of the follwoing line
  18. set /p newdir=Entername:
  19. if "%newdir%"=="" goto :END
  20. call :Extract "%newdir%"
  21. goto :END
  22.  
  23. set ndir="%~1"
  24. md %ndir%
  25. pushd %ndir%
  26. 7za.exe e preload.zip
  27. cd > path.txt
  28. goto :EOF
  29.  

Clavier+ setup:
[attachthumb=1]

What it does:

ONLY works with Explorer, navigate to a folder or select one and then press the Clavier+ hotkey, (Alt+F5 in this case).

  • Clavier+ calls qExClip.exe with the command file as an argument.
  • qExClip.exe grabs either the path of the active Explorer window or the full path of the first selected item.
  • This path is then passed as an argument to the command file, (preload.cmd in this case), to be used however.  If no args were provided for qExClip then the path is copied to the clipboard.
  • preload.cmd can be run from the CLI also, (with or without args), if passed an arg it will pushd to the folder before continuing with asking folder name, extracting, etc.

OK, the WARNINGS bit:
  • Haven't bothered to check whether any item selected is a file - you can do this easily enough in the command file if really necessary.
  • Haven't bothered testing to see whether the arg passed to qExClip exists, (get it right).
  • Fix any paths to executables/archives in the command file as necessary.

It worked here, doesn't hold that it'll work for you.
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Removing zero length files recursively at command-line on: August 01, 2014, 02:14:49 PM
Instead of using a hotkey, why not just call it p.cmd and stick it in the path?

When run from CLI, still takes two keypresses, p then ENTER - probably takes the same amount of time to trigger also.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 01, 2014, 07:22:10 AM
I'm easily confused so please talk s...l.....oooo.......w!
I'm still looking for the "supposed" script to disable lazyload.
I just came from that site with over 137,000 scripts on over 5,000 pages.
I'll need a clue as to how we do business there.
Got any tips>

Slow version:

1) Do you use Internet Explorer?
No -> Proceed to Step 2
Yes -> Give up

2) Do you use Firefox, (or other Mozilla based browser, eg. Pale Moon, CyberFox)?
No -> Proceed to Step 3
Yes -> Install GreaseMonkey addon, proceed to Step 4

3) Do you use Chrome, (or other Chrome based browser, eg. Soft Iron, Comodo Dragon)?
No -> I give up
Yes -> Install TamperMonkey, proceed to Step 4

4) Go to this website: nolazyload @ Userscripts mirror

5) Click big green Install button on top right of page.
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Removing zero length files recursively at command-line on: August 01, 2014, 06:04:39 AM
It could be that because I located the batchfile (I just called it auto.bat) in c:\ so I would be in the default path no matter where I was when I pressed AltF5 that maybe I am stuck.  I was hoping it would use the location of my "cursor" a a reference point and create the subdirectory there.

Correct, the "home" directory becomes the location of the command file because of the way you are calling it.

AFAIK, there's no way to get the current directory from a new invocation of CMD when going via a third party program unless the current directory is passed as a parameter.  Which doesn't seem to be possible as Clavier+ doesn't provide for determining where it's been invoked from.

An alternative would be a small external program that provides the path of the current active CLI window when it's called.

BTW, are you calling this from an active CLI window or from Explorer, (or something else)?

Just mucking around:
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  1. rem qf666.cmd [file]
  2. rem
  3. rem Where [file] = optional text file with one dir to create per line
  4. @echo off
  5. rem  If file passed as arg, use it if it exists, fall back to asking
  6. rem  if it does not.
  7. if "%~1"=="" goto :Request
  8. if not exist "%~1" (
  9.  echo File does not exist
  10.  echo.
  11.  goto :Request
  12. )
  13. for /f "usebackq tokens=*" %%a in (`type "%~1"`) do (call :Extract "%%a")
  14. goto :END
  15.  
  16. :Request
  17. set /p newdir=Entername  :
  18. if "%newdir%"=="" goto :END
  19. call :Extract "%newdir%"
  20. goto :END
  21.  
  22. set ndir="%~1"
  23. md %ndir%
  24. pushd %ndir%
  25. 7za.exe e C:\preload.zip
  26. cd > path.txt
  27. popd
  28. goto :EOF
  29.  
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Removing zero length files recursively at command-line on: July 31, 2014, 03:30:49 PM
OK, from here:

OK then kick me now while I'm down smiley but I cannot get this next on to follow the focus of the calls.

to here:

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Once I put it all together, I should be able to use a single hot key to setup the whole thing.

I'm going to sum up with  huh

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I just need to take a 380x260 (or ?) pixel jpg photo and change it to a 742x350pixel png file and not lose so much resolution  cant ell what it was to start with.   cheesy  I usually end up looking for a similar but larger one I can shrink instead.

SmillaEnlarger v0.8.0 - last Windows version
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS on: July 30, 2014, 06:54:40 AM
I couldn't help but notice this:
 (see attachment in previous post)

Evidence of its hand-crafted nature.

It might be true, maybe it only half sh!ts itself when it dies  Wink
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