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101  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Unlimited Energy Solution Found! on: October 18, 2014, 01:40:45 AM
I always thought that a better solution than the cat/toast rotor would be three cats strapped back-to-back in a star configuration.

I guess you could call it the three polecat configuration.
102  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Off to Mars we go! ... Again! on: October 17, 2014, 03:21:34 AM
Five years ago you could send your name to Mars, (see here), now you can do it again and grab a Boarding Pass, courtesy of NASA.

[attach=1]

^ That's a link BTW.
103  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Batch adjust shortcut targets on: October 01, 2014, 02:21:06 AM
(see attachment in previous post)
Like you can see on the screenshot, I was able to change the path but not the name.
What I'm I doing wrong?

That's not likely to work since you haven't used valid Regular Expressions in the Target Path and Name input boxes.

I'll have a look later today if I've got time, I'm currently in the middle of a house renovation overseas.

@gendalf: Same thing, I'll have a look if I have time otherwise it's two weeks before I'm back home.
104  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Batch adjust shortcut targets on: September 28, 2014, 03:40:16 PM
What RegEx are you using?

Screenshot of the interface, (for the RegEx), together with the Test window would be good also.
105  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Batch adjust shortcut targets on: September 27, 2014, 07:26:34 AM
Omg, I just set the "Recurse" checkbox.... and now works PERFECTLY.... I don't know if someone is seeing this still, but BSM works great!

I'm still here, so does that mean it's working OK for you now?

The error you got previously seems to indicate a problem, I'll have a look at it in a few weeks when I'm back in-country, (OS ATM).
106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: September 22, 2014, 11:12:07 AM
Quote from: IainB link=topic=34481.msg364851#msg364851
Quarantine (2008)
  • Very poor plot and acting.

Well being a Hollywood remake for English speakers of the much better Spanish [REC], it's to be expected.
107  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: REQ: HTPC Util - Hide Desktop for x seconds while program is being executed. on: September 21, 2014, 03:23:30 PM
You can use cmdow with the /HID parameter to run it without the CLI appearing.

I'll have a look at it but I'm currently overseas with just a netbook so don't expect anything too soon.
108  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Rethink Smartwatch on: September 21, 2014, 05:37:42 AM
However... what do people ALWAYS have with them?

  • Watch
  • Mobile phone (it's got a clock)
  • Wallet/purse (not relevant here, but true) (I've got pockets)

Problem solved  smiley

But for "problem solved", no. The problem is far from solved. The issue there is form factor and battery life.

There, fixed my OP so it makes sense - there's no problem for me because I don't use a watch or a wallet.
109  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Rethink Smartwatch on: September 16, 2014, 02:25:18 PM
I can see people driving with this thing now.  One arm across the steering wheel so they can touch/tap with the other hand while cornering.  Ay Yi Yi.

And this is different from them currently staring at their lap while sending an SMS in what way?
110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Rethink Smartwatch on: September 16, 2014, 12:17:58 PM
However... what do people ALWAYS have with them?

  • Watch
  • Mobile phone (it's got a clock)
  • Wallet/purse (not relevant here, but true) (I've got pockets)

Problem solved  smiley


Android Watch Phone

I think your main problem with something like that is going to be finding a battery that lasts long enough for it to be useful.
111  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 15, 2014, 01:48:53 PM
WTF?

TTF
112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Stephens Weekly Tech/Science News Roundup on: September 15, 2014, 01:46:10 PM
Quote
"We are aware that some users may experience problems when using the eBay Site. We are actively working on restoring the issue and apologize for any inconvenience caused."

They're actively working to restore the fault that caused them to go tits up?

 Thmbsup Stephen
113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 15, 2014, 01:25:37 PM
Kalium
114  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 14, 2014, 01:06:47 PM
ignition
115  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 14, 2014, 11:35:42 AM
fetch
116  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: New BitTorrent client needed, suggestions please? on: September 13, 2014, 04:48:16 AM
Thanks! I'm not sure why I didn't think to just go to an older version of uTorrent! I've done that and things seem to be working fine. The only thing I miss is being able to access it using uTorrent Remote on my Android devices (or on the web).

Attached is the last stable version of webui.zip that worked with 1.82, it also includes the last stable version of miniui that worked with 1.82 - just copy it to the uTorrent directory and enable WebUI in the options.

Normal interface: http://<ip>:<port>/gui/index.html
Mini interface: http://<ip>:<port>/gui/mini/index.html

Mini is for small display device access, eg. phones.

A couple of things in the UI won't work, they need a higher version of uTorrent, (eg. up/down arrows for reordering torrents).

Stick a user/password in the options when you enable it, you can also use the http://<user>:<password>@<ip>:<port>/... format to access.

I use it because I don't want to go through a 3rd party site for any access to my computers.
117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 12, 2014, 06:15:05 AM
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118  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: IP attacks on: September 12, 2014, 06:00:59 AM
Apologies if it isn't ... but it sure comes across as if it is.
119  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 12, 2014, 05:50:02 AM
^ Do they honestly think 6.9 inches is thin?

Is that an iPhone in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?

Some good Aussie humour

That's crap, everyone knows Harold was taken by a Chinese submarine.
120  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: New BitTorrent client needed, suggestions please? on: September 12, 2014, 05:10:11 AM
^ +1 - I use uTorrent 1.82

FWIW, this is a list of the clients that a private tracker I'm on allows, anything else is at risk of being banned:


Reason most fail to be listed is that they do something wrong, eg. incorrect ratios reported, choking clients unnecessarily, etc.
121  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Internet control by the command line or start-execute on: September 11, 2014, 02:02:43 PM
Microsoft Technet TCP/IP Troubleshooting
netsh command for configuring interfaces
122  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: consumables business on: September 10, 2014, 02:42:37 PM
Food & Sex...the only 2 businesses that will be around long after we no longer are.

You forgot printer ink  Wink
123  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A warning to anybody who is looking to purchase a VPS. on: September 10, 2014, 02:39:15 PM
Low end VPS is a real buyer beware situation.

But the deals from reputable providers are too good to pass up sometimes  Grin

eg.
OpenVZ
50GB space
512MB + 512MB
3 virtual cores
1Gbps
2TB / month traffic

for $15/year, was absolutely excellent at the time I was looking and the provider has been very good.
124  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Automatic shortcut creation for items in a folder. on: September 10, 2014, 02:18:09 PM
One thing about using the filesystemwatcher to be aware of is that it loses connection to the watched folder after having been up for a while- most especially on network or mapped folders- and that's a known limitation.

Oh well, it's been an exercise in Powershell smiley

Completed version, probably some redundant code, requires .NET 4.5 due to one of the procedures, IIRC.

Anyway, it works here OK creating shortcuts to folders and sub-folders in 'My Documents' on the 'Desktop'.

One caveat, I'm not checking for the prior existence of a shortcut the same name.  So if someone creates a folder called 'test' followed by a sub-folder called 'test', the create shortcut command will most likely fail.

Formatted for Generic Code with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. #By BigTeddy 05 September 2011
  2.  
  3. #This script uses the .NET FileSystemWatcher class to monitor file events in folder(s).
  4. #The advantage of this method over using WMI eventing is that this can monitor sub-folders.
  5. #The -Action parameter can contain any valid Powershell commands.  I have just included two for example.
  6. #The script can be set to a wildcard filter, and IncludeSubdirectories can be changed to $true.
  7. # Version 1.1
  8.  
  9. $global:folder = [environment]::getfolderpath("mydocuments")  # Path to users 'My Documents'
  10. $global:desktop = [environment]::getfolderpath("desktop")  # Path to users 'Desktop'
  11. $filter = '*.*'  # You can enter a wildcard filter here.
  12.  
  13. # In the following line, you can change 'IncludeSubdirectories to $true if required.                          
  14. $fsw = New-Object IO.FileSystemWatcher $folder, $filter -Property @{IncludeSubdirectories = $true;NotifyFilter = [IO.NotifyFilters]'DirectoryName, LastWrite'}
  15.  
  16. # Here, the creation event is registered.
  17.  
  18. Register-ObjectEvent $fsw Created -SourceIdentifier FileCreated -Action {
  19. $name = $Event.SourceEventArgs.Name
  20. $changeType = $Event.SourceEventArgs.ChangeType
  21. $timeStamp = $Event.TimeGenerated
  22. Write-Host "The folder '$name' was $changeType at $timeStamp" -fore green
  23. # Out-File -FilePath d:\outlog.txt -Append -InputObject "The file '$name' was $changeType at $timeStamp"
  24.  
  25. $result = $name.LastIndexOf('\')
  26. if ($result -eq -1) {
  27.  $DestinationPath = $desktop + '\' + $name + '.lnk'
  28.  } elseif ($result -gt 0) {
  29.  $DestinationPath = $desktop + '\' + $name.SubString($result + 1) + '.lnk'
  30.  }
  31. $WshShell = New-Object -comObject WScript.Shell
  32. $Shortcut = $WshShell.CreateShortcut($DestinationPath)
  33. $Shortcut.TargetPath = $folder + '\' + $name
  34. $Shortcut.WorkingDirectory = $folder + '\' + $name
  35. $Shortcut.Save()
  36. }
  37.  
  38. # To stop the monitoring, run the following commands:
  39. # Unregister-Event FileCreated
125  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Automatic shortcut creation for items in a folder. on: September 10, 2014, 12:04:25 PM
You should be able to accomplish this with Powershell using the following information:

Powershell FileSystemWatcher
Create Shortcuts using Powershell

Seems rather straightforward.

Modified the first Powershell script to monitor Folder Creation only, atm just outputs to logfile and Powershell interface:

Formatted for Generic Code with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. #By BigTeddy 05 September 2011
  2.  
  3. #This script uses the .NET FileSystemWatcher class to monitor file events in folder(s).
  4. #The advantage of this method over using WMI eventing is that this can monitor sub-folders.
  5. #The -Action parameter can contain any valid Powershell commands.  I have just included two for example.
  6. #The script can be set to a wildcard filter, and IncludeSubdirectories can be changed to $true.
  7. # Version 1.1
  8.  
  9. $folder = [environment]::getfolderpath("mydocuments")  # Path to users 'My Documents'
  10. $filter = '*.*'  # You can enter a wildcard filter here.
  11.  
  12. # In the following line, you can change 'IncludeSubdirectories to $true if required.                          
  13. $fsw = New-Object IO.FileSystemWatcher $folder, $filter -Property @{IncludeSubdirectories = $true;NotifyFilter = [IO.NotifyFilters]'DirectoryName, LastWrite'}
  14.  
  15. # Here, the creation event is registered.
  16.  
  17. Register-ObjectEvent $fsw Created -SourceIdentifier FileCreated -Action {
  18. $name = $Event.SourceEventArgs.Name
  19. $changeType = $Event.SourceEventArgs.ChangeType
  20. $timeStamp = $Event.TimeGenerated
  21. Write-Host "The folder '$name' was $changeType at $timeStamp" -fore green
  22. Out-File -FilePath d:\outlog.txt -Append -InputObject "The file '$name' was $changeType at $timeStamp"}
  23.  
  24. # To stop the monitoring, run the following command:
  25. # Unregister-Event FileCreated

I'll try and add in the shortcut bit now.
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