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« on: December 10, 2009, 09:16:19 PM »

This Thread can be used to submit your Mini NANY. Mini NANYs were announced here: http://www.donationcoder....20825.msg187366#msg187366 You can also submit your Mini NANY in it's own thread if you like  Wink

A Mini NANY does not come under the same stringent rules that a normal NANY does, and could include:
  • A Pledge / Release that the developer thinks is not substantial enough to be a Normal NANY (It might be a very simple script that's incredibly useful).
  • A Pledge / Release that will not be completed (Maybe a partner could be found?).
  • A Pledge / Release that does not quite fit a Normal NANY.

The main aim of the Mini NANY is to enable everyone to participate... so now there is no excuse (even if you are time poor) not to get involved and join the fun!  Thmbsup

To submit a Mini NANY in this Thread, simply:
  • Add a new reply and change the title to your Mini NANY (eg Mini NANY 2010: Working Title)
  • Attach the file or link to your reply

Mini NANY Submissions

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 09:34:41 PM »

Gobbledegook started as a bit of fun between a colleague when she sent me an email with more than a few typos.

I'd heard about the fact that our brains read the first and last letter of words and guess the rest, so I wrote this very quick script that allows me to email funny messages back (that are mostly readable).

Have fun, this is a very quick rewrite (a couple of hours the other night) of my original (in AutoIt3) because I couldn't find it anymore  Wink. Hence why it's Mini NANY.

Installation
If you have AutoHotKey installed, download * Gobbledegook.zip (2.61 KB - downloaded 336 times.) and unzip it somewhere and run Gobbledegook.ahk
If you do not have AutoHotKey installed, download * Gobbledegook.exe (200.48 KB - downloaded 393 times.) and run it

Use
After running either the ahk script or the exe, enter the words to be modified and press return:


The modified words will be displayed in the history window:


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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009, 04:10:53 AM »

this is a little script I've been using for a while (in fact, it's so trivial I'm a little embarrassed to be posting it...)

GAC (Gamers Alarm Clock) is a simple alarm clock, albeit with a slight twist.

I'm a gamer, and I have a curfew (SWMBO gets very annoyed if I stay up till all hours playing).

Over the years I've tried any number of clock/alarm app's but they have all fallen short for one reason or another (eg they don't sound when you're in a game, or they do, but they steal focus, etc)

Given that my needs here are minimal (ie let me know when I get to nominated time without interrupting whatever it is i'm doing) I knocked up the below.  

Where this differs from any alarm tools that I've seen is that it doesn't actually sound an alarm - when an alarm time is reached it toggles the mute status on and off.

This is extremely effective, yet it doesn't interrupt anything and you can still hear whatever it might be that your listening to (so it works when your listening to music, watching a video, or playing games)

All functions (snooze, cancel, quit, reload, edit alarms) are controlled by hotkeys - mouse over the tray icon to see a list (editing is also accessible by right clicking the tray icon)

There's no GUI (apart from an input box to set alarms) so no screenshots, but it sounds like this - "                   "

see the code here...



* GAC.7z (1.59 KB - downloaded 334 times.)
* GAC.exe (203.61 KB - downloaded 353 times.)
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009, 06:42:27 AM »

SWMBO gets very annoyed if I stay up till all hours playing
That's your own fault! Resume the saltpetre tablets and let her get some sleep.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2009, 05:41:50 AM »

I like the idea of Mini NANY! I've got a FARR alias pack that I've been working on that might fall into this category. Makes me feel like I participate in NANY 2010 embarassed
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2009, 06:21:26 AM »

I like the idea of Mini NANY! I've got a FARR alias pack that I've been working on that might fall into this category. Makes me feel like I participate in NANY 2010 embarassed

It definitely falls in here: we want everyone to participate!! What are you waiting for???  Thmbsup
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2009, 09:53:06 AM »

@Perry Mowbray: I made a few years ago a cryptor/decryptor of such texts for a coding-contest. You can decode the whole bible in only a few seconds with it with very good results - a lot of languages and slangs are supported cheesy. If you have enough memory you can even calculate new words and grammatical variants that can be used for decoding. It is called the Salatschleuder. I improved it after the contest. So download the final version here if you like.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2009, 03:25:37 AM »

I like the idea of Mini NANY! I've got a FARR alias pack that I've been working on that might fall into this category. Makes me feel like I participate in NANY 2010 embarassed
And here this little thing is:

Application Name Miranda Alias pack for FARR
Version 0.1
Short Description Let's you control Miranda with FARR
Supported OSes only tested on XP, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work on Vista/7
Web Page this is it
Download Link * mimcmd.zip (11.35 KB - downloaded 414 times.)
System Requirements
  • Miranda 0.8.x
  • CmdLine plugin for Miranda
Version History
  • 0.1 initial release


Description
Let's you control a few things in the Miranda IM client. Currently supports online, away, invisible, occupied and offline status as well as toggling the visibility of the contact list.

Usage
Installation
Unzip alias pack to FARR INSTALLATION FOLDER\AliasGroups\Installed\
Install the CmdLine plugin for Miranda, download here: http://www.eblis.tla.ro/i...w&id=14&Itemid=26
Move/copy MimCmd.exe from the CmdLine plugin to where you put the alias pack, i.e. FARR INSTALLATION FOLDER\AliasGroups\Installed\mimcmd
Using the Application
Once installed, type 'mim' in FARR. This will bring up a list, with items such as Online, Away. Now either launch one of the entries, which will set global status, or type 'mim [name of protocol]' and select list item, i.e. 'mim msn'. If you've got FARR to launch first entry on Enter, then 'mim msn'+Enter will set MSN status to Online.


It's very basic, but it does what I need. Should be easy enough to expand if you need other statuses (or xstatus), just check docs for the CmdLine plugin or type 'MimCmd.exe help' in a command prompt.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2009, 02:34:15 AM »

GAC

Nice idea. I'm using this now. I'm also grateful that the app will use ./GAC.ico rather than its own built-in icon, I've been looking for a way to use this tiny Game Boy icon.
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2009, 04:02:31 AM »

Here's my Mini NANY attempt.

I'd prefer not to see the splash screens for things from portableapps.com and I'd rather not have to manually disable them either.

Enter DisablePortableAppSplashScreen.

Just drop the portableapps launcher for a given app (e.g. FirefoxPortable.exe) on top and the AutoHotkey script will try to disable the associated portableapps splash screen.

Interested parties, please look here - both exe and source provided.
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2009, 08:02:34 AM »

@Perry Mowbray: I made a few years ago a cryptor/decryptor of such texts for a coding-contest. You can decode the whole bible in only a few seconds with it with very good results - a lot of languages and slangs are supported cheesy. If you have enough memory you can even calculate new words and grammatical variants that can be used for decoding. It is called the Salatschleuder. I improved it after the contest. So download the final version here if you like.  Wink
Hi Crush
I'm not sure what you mean by "a cryptor/decryptor of such texts" or "You can decode the whole bible" - I presume it's something for coders but I may be wrong... ?
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2009, 09:24:57 AM »

This program takes the shuffled words and tries to find the correct replacement for them to make it normal readable again.
Shuffled text:
Tihs prmgoar tkeas the sflufehd wrdos and teris to fnid the ceocrrt rpleemaecnt for tehm to make it nmoral rabaelde aagin.
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2009, 05:23:36 PM »

@Crush: I understood better via your example.  Nice!
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2009, 12:39:08 AM »

SWMBO gets very annoyed if I stay up till all hours playing
That's your own fault! Resume the saltpetre tablets and let her get some sleep.

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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2009, 08:11:00 AM »

NANY 2010 Entry Information

Application Name BigTimer
Version v091227
Short Description A small timer app with big top left corner digits
Supported OSes Windows XP and later
Web Pagehttp://nod5.dcmembers.com/bigtimer.html
Download Linkbigtimer.zip
System Requirements
  • Win XP or later
Version History
  • v091227 first version
Author http://nod5.dcmembers.com/


Description
I wanted a small, simple timer and alarm app that was very quick to set up yet had big digits. There are many timer/eggclock/alarm apps out there but I didn't find one that did exactly what I wanted. So I made it myself.
Features
- TIMER and ALARM modes
- big digits in the top left screen corner
- timer digit display phases: above 5 minutes = only minutes are shown, 5-2 minutes = M:SS, 2-0 minutes = seconds.
- when time is up an alarm sounds and a clock image pops up
Planned Features
A countup mode i.e. BigTimer counts upwards to let you keep track of for how long you've been doing something.

Screenshots


Usage
Installation
Unzip, then run BigTimer.exe. Help is shown on first run.

Using the Application
input 0000-2359 --> ALARM set in HH:MM format
input 0-999    --> TIMER set in minutes
See webpage/helpfile for command line and FARR use
Uninstallation
none, just delete the files
Known Issues
no
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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2009, 08:37:59 AM »

Hi all  smiley As you can see I'm entering NANY at the last minute (almost). The NANY event is great and I'm thrilled to soon try out some of the other apps. Great job Mouser and Phil and everyone else.  BigTimer is a pretty small autohotkey app so the Mini NANY category seems fitting. It is finished and I'll post it very soon.

First one issue though: All the autohotkey code is done by me. I was first inspired by Skrommel's timer script (http://www.donationcoder....15703.msg140627#msg140627 ) but then deviated so much that no code from that is left. I have however until now used/adapted this icon and audio file:
icon + image: CC_by_sa_2.5 Derivative from image by J├║lio Reis
http://commons.wikimedia....File:Simple_icon_time.svg
audio: CC_sampling+_1 Derivative from sound by Corsica_S
http://www.freesound.org/...esViewSingle.php?id=18632
I want to make BigTimer FOSS. But please advice me on license specifics. Do I need to use some special license to include the (adapted) files above with BigTimer? I have made an icon from the image file and that icon is compiled into the BigTimer exe. I also include some separate files in the zip: an .icl file with two adapted icons (one for each mode) and a .png of the image and a .wav of the audio. Those are used by BigTimer.exe .

edit: thanks for the feedback scancode. In the end, I chose to bypass the problem by not compiling the icon into the exe.
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2009, 08:43:28 AM »

I want to make BigTimer FOSS. But please advice me on license specifics. Do I need to use some special license to include the (adapted) files above with BigTimer? I have made an icon from the image file and that icon is compiled into the BigTimer exe. I also include some separate files in the zip: an .icl file with two adapted icons (one for each mode) and a .png of the image and a .wav of the audio. Those are used by BigTimer.exe .

I think you'd have to release it under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0, which is the most restrictive of all licences used, but IANAL.
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2009, 08:50:44 AM »

This is a small webtool that lets you download VideoJug.com videos.
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2010, 12:09:41 PM »

... called the Salatschleuder. I improved it after the contest. So download the final version here if you like.  Wink

@Crush
I think such an announcement calls for an English version, don't you?

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0 von 0 Buchstaben wurden richtig erkannt
0.0 Prozent des Textes wurden richtig zur├╝ck├╝bersetzt

- I don't understand how to use the program in its present form.

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Any difference between '_static.exe' and '_winstandardDLL.exe' ?


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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2010, 02:17:19 PM »

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I think such an announcement calls for an English version, don't you?
I┬┤ll make a translated version and release it.
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I don't understand how to use the program in its present form.
I also had some problems with it after this long pause and it seems you have to go a clear defined way to get to your aim because of a small design mistake. If it┬┤s no big work I┬┤ll try to fix it.
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Any difference between '_static.exe' and '_winstandardDLL.exe' ?
Static includes my (at this time actual) local mfc dlls into the executable (this must be able to run without problems) while winstandarddll uses older ones with differences in the interface and its calling convention that┬┤s more compatible to other compilers but can cause a different behaviour of the program.
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2010, 11:38:53 AM »

Salatschleuder english: I translated all texts and also the complete sourcecode comments. You can download it and see a video here.
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« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2010, 09:40:25 AM »

the miranda plugin doesn't seem to effect miranda... is this still working for anyone else?  thanks!
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