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Author Topic: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)  (Read 14702 times)

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Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« on: September 26, 2007, 08:55:08 PM »
This is just a silly/bizarre/Satanic story about how I can waste some time. :)

BACKGROUND

I use EditPlus as my primary editor, but the last time I reinstalled the OS for this computer, I figured I didn't want to enter my license. Instead, I'd let the trial expire and then take a screen shot when it had finally gotten to day 666 of the 30 day trial period, and then enter my license.

SOOOOO...

Ok - so I get in to the office after the long holiday (5 days)...

Check my email... DAMN! Outlook didn't download a single message over the holiday! Now I've got thousands of emails to download and it's going to take Outlook/Exchange HOURS to download them! (I'm extremely pissed at this point.)

So, I switch to the English computer (with EditPlus). AAARRRGGGHHH! Adobe Acrobat Reader screwed up and stopped Windows from shutting down last Friday. Oh well... Reset the machine... Boot up again...

Finally booted. Time to fire up things. I quickly click the EditPlus and the ALSong shortcuts in the QuickLaunch bar...

Hmmm... I'm on day 632 of my 30 day trial for EditPlus. I wonder when I need to take that screen shot... The day is getting closer now.

Well, since I'm screwed until Outlook starts responding, I've got time to figure things out the proper way! BUILD A MINI UTILITY TO CALCULATE DATES!

After all, it's much more fun to fire up Visual Studio. :D

In any event... the utility takes like 2 lines of code... But that's not the point... The point is I use the little utility to find out when day 666 is and...


666.png


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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 09:31:01 PM »
sorry about your troubles Renegade but that is a cool tool! previously i was using a program called 1-4a Datestat but your program look much simpler, thanks..

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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007, 10:38:01 PM »
sorry about your troubles Renegade but that is a cool tool! previously i was using a program called 1-4a Datestat but your program look much simpler, thanks..

Heck - that silly utility was 2 lines of code:

calResult.SelectionStart = calCalendar.SelectionStart.AddDays((double)nudDays.Value);
calResult.SelectionEnd = calCalendar.SelectionEnd.AddDays((double)nudDays.Value);

The funny part was that day 666 is on Halloween! :)

That other tool looks much more comprehensive. I like his disclaimer:

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Disclaimer:
I am not responsible for whatever happens to your hardware or software or your brain if you download or use this program.
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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007, 11:19:15 PM »
i am playing with it now.. :Thmbsup: btw, is it possible to increment the date by just keying-in the figure instead of the spin up-down control..

yes, his programs are good but i think the author has moved on to other things as he hasn't updated them in years.. :-\

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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2007, 12:34:17 AM »
Yep - just enter the number of days into the spin up-down numeric control and press Enter. You can also use your mouse scroll wheel.
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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2007, 12:37:53 AM »
Har! Halloween! Funny!

So you've had that thing installed for nearly 2 years without the license?


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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2007, 12:44:37 AM »
thanks for the info, Renegade.. hey Deozaan.. cool avatar! :)

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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2007, 01:55:37 AM »
Har! Halloween! Funny!

So you've had that thing installed for nearly 2 years without the license?

Kind of... I have the license... Just haven't installed it yet! :)

Waiting for day 666 for that... Halloween! :) (I just about died when I saw that.)
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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2007, 03:47:34 PM »
Why 666?
I`m a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class, especially since I rule.

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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2007, 03:58:28 PM »
Because its the number of the devil!
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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2007, 07:02:39 PM »
Well, the anti-christ actually...

Any other Iron Maiden fans here? :)
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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2007, 07:25:12 PM »
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Any other Iron Maiden fans here?

Oh, a long, long time ago in a small town far, far away...

"I left alone... My mind was blank... I needed time to think to get the memories from my mind..."

ah... memories

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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2007, 07:29:31 PM »
One of my roomates in university was a huge (in every sense of the word - Mennonite I recall him getting ready to go out for dinner with his dad and telling me that they didn't care about food quality, just "volume, volume, volume". I am sure he was kidding because he was an excellent cook... but I digress) Iron Maiden fan and I went through a phase where I listened to their music a lot. Still like them now, 20 years later.
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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2007, 08:38:51 PM »
check this out: "Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six."

Now, let's see if you can figure out what 666 is. ;) (it will blow your mind!!!!)

A=6
B=12
C=18
D=24
E=30
F=36
G=42
H=48
I=54
J=60
K=66
L=72
M=78
N=84
O=90
P=96
Q=102
R=108
S=114
T=120
U=126
V=132
W=138
X=144
Y=150
Z=156

For example:

G 42
E 30
O 90
R 108
G 42
E 30
B 12
U 126
S 114
H 48

= 642....close, but no cookie.

If no one figures it out, I'll post the answer. ;)

(hmmm....I should have saved this for my 666th post ;) )
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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2007, 10:40:36 PM »
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I should have saved this for my 666th post

Or your 666th birthday :)

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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2007, 10:44:58 PM »
the mathematical significance behind the number.. :)

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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2007, 11:29:17 PM »
check this out: "Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six."

Now, let's see if you can figure out what 666 is. ;) (it will blow your mind!!!!)
...

Ok - Here's a little tool to help out:

HAIL SATAN!

Just type in the name and you'll get whether or not the person is in league with Satan! :)

Oh - here's one... The computer god is is league with Satan - saviourf = 666 :)

Does Bush have a son named David? George D Bush = 666 :)

A former prime minister of Canada is in league with Satan: P. E. Trudeau = 666 :)

ooooo! This IS fun!

:D

EDIT: You need .NET 2.0 for the tool.
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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2007, 02:07:08 AM »
heheh, sweet!
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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2007, 09:10:38 AM »
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Does Bush have a son named David? George D Bush = 666

I KNEW IT!!! George Dubya Bush = George D. Bush. I have goose pimples...  :P
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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2007, 04:47:15 PM »
Well, no one got it...

The answer is "Computer"

:D
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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2007, 05:12:41 PM »
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The answer is "Computer"
 
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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2007, 04:56:26 PM »
hey Deozaan.. cool avatar! :)

Thanks! Hamradio made it for me.

A=6
B=12
C=18
D=24
E=30
F=36
G=42
H=48
I=54
J=60
K=66
L=72
M=78
N=84
O=90
P=96
Q=102
R=108
S=114
T=120
U=126
V=132
W=138
X=144
Y=150
Z=156

Um, where do these values come from? Why does A=6? I always thought it was A=1, B=2, C=3, etc.


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Re: Bored to death and amusing myself with stupid program :)
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2007, 05:12:32 PM »
Good question - there are a few ways to do it... I'd like to know where that came from. Need to update that little proggie. :)
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