avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • Saturday January 16, 2021, 5:54 pm
  • Proudly celebrating 15+ years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - BGM [ switch to compact view ]

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 19next
N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: Welcome to NANY 2021
« on: January 05, 2021, 09:24 AM »
I love my NANY mugs.  For me, getting that mug is my great aspiration.  It gets me to actually complete a program so others can use it - otherwise, I just use a half-baked program for my own needs.

I only write program when I can't find one that suits my needs that's already made.  But those NANY mugs get me to actually finish the complete project.  Everyone here at our office uses my NANY mugs (I have 5 or 6 of them).  They like the large ones.  I got a small one for one year, but folks go for the larger ones.

Is there a way in obsidian to get a toolbar for markup?  I hate remembering all the markup codes and tricks.  I also love toolbars.  I'm checking out obisidian right now, but the lack of toolbar buttons is a hangup for me.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021 Entry: The Lightning Bolt Quiz
« on: December 27, 2020, 10:27 AM »
Forums topics should be clean and on topic.  I agree with the decision to split the topic as it was easily changing scope (I admit I was helping that along, but I couldn't let things stand like that - I hope you understand what I mean).  As long as the topic was about the app, things were fine with me, and it was amusing to watch people's responses.  I think our moderator is a good one.

I don't know whether y'all think I'm part of the "bunch" or not, though.  hee hee  I do try not to engauge in religious topics here simply because it's not the reason for the site (not that I'm adverse to discussing religion).

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021 Entry: The Lightning Bolt Quiz
« on: December 23, 2020, 09:10 AM »
One seems to deserve lots of lightning bolts for things done during their whole life.  I suppose repentance and penance don't count for anything as far as electricity is concerned, eh?

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Systemus
« on: December 14, 2020, 09:06 AM »
Well, I've run Systemus.exe through PE Studio.

So, we get baddie-points because
- it is a compile ahk file "which contains another file" (that's how it works, so this is false-positive)
- we access wsock32.dll, winmm.dll and psapi.dll
- we get the computer's hostname -this gets lots of points
- we get file version information - this gets a lot of points
- we fetch network information - this also gets lots of points
- we have a "suspicious" amount of imports (of course, because it is a command center!)
- we reference "a url pattern" (link to in the credits page; but other links have no flags!)
- we get points for having "manifest identity" as AutoHotkey

So, basically, in fetching our system information, and by offering some of the flushing/clearing routines (see the "command" section in the help file) we do many of the things little baddie programs would do, except we aren't.

Via PE Studio,  I'm getting 23/69 on VirusTotal, being flagged by many, but not at all by Kaspersky, Comodo, TrendMicro, AVG  or Malwarebytes!  haha!  We get flagged by McAfee, Symantec, Fortinet, Microsoft and a bunch I've never heard of.

Have we mentioned Zettlr yet?

It is a notebook app with markdown designed for writers.
I haven't tried it yet, but I've downloaded it and plan to preview it.  (I'm still using TreeDBNotes because I've never found a suitable replacement)

N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Color Warlock
« on: December 04, 2020, 09:37 AM »

You know, I've always liked this program.  I've kept it on my computer for years.

I know it's been awhile since you've done anything with it, but I do have a list of requests for it if you are still interested in developing it any.

General Software Discussion / Re: Automatic text software for Windows
« on: December 01, 2020, 09:18 AM »
If you can *use* html markup, you could just write it once and then use autohotkey to insert your text.  I do this all the time.
You can even make it so when you type a letter combination and ahk will automatically replace it for you when put a space after it or push return. 

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« on: November 30, 2020, 09:01 AM »
This kind of reminds me a little of Mouser's program, Desktop Corral.

Yeah, I know it isn't the same thing.

General Software Discussion / Re: software to write gamebooks ?
« on: November 19, 2020, 10:17 PM »
Hey - you guys who have used Inform7 - I read through the docs, but can't find how it outputs.  Does it generate html?

Wow, rereading my description, I say the same thing over and over...  like  a rerun!  hahhahahahahha!

I write most of my programs in autohotkey, but that one I wrote in BCX (compiles as pure C) so it's super-tiny, but I think it's only 32bit.

I have a little program called ReRun whose only job is to launch another program that has no way to specify parameters.

Mouser,  so, I considered json, but I hate dealing with all those quotation marks.  XML, I decided was clumsy.  I ended up trying my hand at a sqlite.  I was reading that it has a performance superiority over json or xml, and I want to easily add more items.  Plus, I can use a type:text and store literal carriage returns.  In json or xml I'd have to always keep typing escape characters.

So, in C#, I just query the sqlite db into a datatable and then I can regex replace \r\n with <br/>.
And, as you said, I can store all the prayers in plain old text in the db and be able to use it for other applications, too, if I want.
Finally, I went with a .db because if I get up into having 500 prayers in the database, it will be much more manageable than a giant json file.

Thanks for your tips, though, even though I already decided what to do before you posted...   :D

My project is a web-application that I'm writing using C# webforms.
I have a few hundred small text blocks - (actually prayers) that I want to load into the web page and arrange so the user can easily find what they want.

Now, my question is how to store them.
I could put them in XML or an access database or a sql database, or I can just type them all right into the web page.

The thing is that if I put them in a database, I can enclose everything in the proper divs that the webpage needs to display them with sortable jquery menus and accordians.  If I typed them into the webpage, it would be hard to know what is in the page, exactly, and I'd have to type all the divs.  So, I'm leaning toward a database or xml for storing the prayers with their titles, imprimaturs, and perhaps comments.

Should I use xml, sql or accdb for storing things?  Which would be faster to load and search?

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2021: Incipitor
« on: October 30, 2020, 10:07 PM »
Yaay!  You all make me feel all warm inside!  I'm glad you like it!

I also use it to add shortcuts from the Start Menu's "Programs" folder into my own folders.

It doesn't work for Windows Store apps though - apparently, the registry key for HKCR\shell\* doesn't work for those shortcuts.  And Autohotkey's filegetshortcut does not work for those either (returns blank for the target).  Funny thing is, that MS Store app shortcuts *look* like shortcuts, but don't even have extensions.

I'm planning on adding two features: one button to open the Start Menu folder, and another to back it up.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2021: Incipitor
« on: October 29, 2020, 10:39 AM »
Okay!  I've uploaded version 1.2 now.


I removed the test to see if other instances were running. Now it ought to run just fine.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2021: Incipitor
« on: October 29, 2020, 09:48 AM »
@Deozaan,  Aaaah, I tried running it on another computer (running Windows 7) and the gui didn't open for me either.  I think I know what is the matter.  I was trying to make it so a user could not open two copies of the GUI - if it finds one window open then it would not open a second copy - but would still allow commandline usage. I wonder if that has something to do with it. 

So, basically, it is quitting as soon as you launch it, thinking that it is already running.  I'll figure out another way to do things.

If you drag a file onto the program icon it *will* open the window, placing the program in "add shortcut" mode.

Funny thing is that it works just fine on my own Windows 10.  I'll see if I can fix things here.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: Incipitor
« on: October 28, 2020, 12:26 PM »
All right - I've uploaded Version 1.1.

@Deozzan, I had forgotten to embed the resource version options in the original executable file.  They are there now - maybe that will help it to run.  I also removed the popup that reports that it is creating it's settings file (nobody needs to know that anyway).

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: Incipitor
« on: October 27, 2020, 07:13 PM »
Well, thanks for trying it out.  That' funny, because it runs fine on my Windows 10. 

The window should open when you run it.  It doesn't have a tray icon, though.

On the first run, it should produce a small messagebox saying it is creating a Settings File - but you should see that in the taskbar.  When you click okay, it should just run.  I just downloaded it again and tried it again and have no problem.  VirusTotal is probably just objecting to Autohotkey.

Other than add it's own registry key, the only thing it does is to add shortcuts to the Start Menu folder.  It's one of my less elaborate applications, in fact.

To actually use it, you'll need administrator priveleges in order for it to add itself to your Context Menu (modifies HKCR/shell/* to add it's own key there).  But you should be able to run it just fine.

You don't need Open Shell, really.  It will still manage folders you create in the Windows 10 Start Menu.  It just isn't so useful in the default shell, is all.

Anyone else have this problem?

I'll be posting version 1.1 soon enough.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: Incipitor
« on: October 24, 2020, 01:54 PM »
Working on version 1.1 with fixes, refinements and new features.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: Incipitor
« on: October 23, 2020, 02:46 PM »
Okay, folks, I've posted a working application now, and have updated my initial post to a proper NANY post.  I'm using Incipitor now on my own computer.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: Incipitor
« on: October 09, 2020, 11:27 AM »
I'm working on it!  I have a GUI now for the options, and it will install its context menu entry now - although you have to be an administrator, of course, for that to work, because the * key is in HKCR (not HKCU).

However, it would also work if you had the app open and you drag items onto it's window, or if you drag items onto it's program icon.  That could be a workaround for a non-admin with no way to install it to the context menu.  Although I doubt the practicality of that.

Right now you can change the icon displayed in the context menu, the text displayed there, general position of the entry in the context menu, and the path to the Start Menu folder.  There is an option to use a tray icon as well.

Anyway, just an update.  As soon as I get a version that is ready to try out, I'll post it up.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: Incipitor
« on: October 04, 2020, 10:46 AM »
Hmmm...  adding a context menu entry requires access to HKCU for sure.  You would need admin privileges to install the program then, I guess.  I never considered how it would work for a non-admin user wanting to install things...  I've never used a non-admin account before (hee hee)

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: Incipitor
« on: October 03, 2020, 11:00 PM »
Uh, for that not-being-able-to-install things - you can fix that and make Windows normal again, you know.  I've done it once so far - there is a Windows Store app that you download, and after you run it, it disables that silly Windows "Safe Mode" and makes everything normal.  I did this on an hp recently and everything works just fine now.

I think it's called "S Mode"; How-to-Geek tells how to disable it.

Now, Incipitor will need to add a registry entry for the context menu.  I can put an install/uninstall button in the program's GUI, but if folks want to delete Incipitor, most of them won't remember to uninstall it from the context menu before deleting the program, so I'm thinking of actually making an installer for the application so that when it gets uninstalled it can remove the registry entry and therefore the context menu entry.  But I think that might just be optional.  I don't like making installers because it's more work  ;D but for this purpose it does sort of make sense to create one.  Maybe I'll include it in the download, but specify the reason for it in the readme file and on my website's page (or something like that).  However, the program itself will come first, with the install-context-menu item in the GUI, and if I feel froggy enough, I'll make the installer to go with it.  But I dont' think this program will be so popular due to it's exclusive nature (for power users, really), so I'm not sure if it's worth the effort of creating an installer.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: Incipitor
« on: October 03, 2020, 10:53 PM »
Ah, well, that works, too, and sounds alot like the way the old Windows 7 Quicklaunch works.  (I am thinking of letting Incipitor do things with that folder too - I use it all the time).

The point of Incipitor is that you can click on the things you want to make shortcuts for.
I was planning on an option to specify what folder you wanted to use.  So Incipitor could work for your custom folder, too.  That would not be hard to do at all and is more or less what the Windows Start Menu [used to] does, and exactly how Incipitor works.  Incipitor would let you add things to that folder from the context menu of the items you wish to add and you don't have to deal with two explorer windows (or two panels in FreeCommander like I would do) which means less navigation.

Okay, so I'm working on a first version at the moment.  As soon as I have one, I'll add the official NANY entry stuff into the first post (Hi, Mouser).

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 19next