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Well, good news and bad news... Due to a recent robbery, my laptop was stolen and the source for LineByter now only exists in my head. I will be redoing LineByter very soon, so if you'd like you could perhaps write something up for me with the specifics and let me know since I will be redoing the application anyways :) I might be able to incorporate this myself if it's something you'd be willing to wait for :)

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Living Room / Re: Sad Weekend....
« on: September 15, 2008, 11:44 PM »
Hey KenR :) Just finished changing every password of mine... I remembered that I had written a utility that connects to my site every time I had turned on my laptop (given it had access to the internet.) This program would check a file on my website for any updates. I wrote a utility that checks the last view/edit of this particular file and my website logs all of the IP addresses of the people that access it. The utility I just finished writing sends me an email with the IP address and time of access to the file. This might help in finding a list of suspects or something... Not sure, just an idea... My brain is starting to hurt now, lol!

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Living Room / Re: Sad Weekend....
« on: September 15, 2008, 09:19 PM »
This whole thing makes me ask this question: Is there something that we, as members of DC, can do to contribute to those who have lost things and experienced something like my incident? Maybe a guide of steps to take... I have no idea, but there has to be something...

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Living Room / Re: Sad Weekend....
« on: September 15, 2008, 09:13 PM »
I have learned alot from this incident and it's very sad that I came home to it. I am grateful in a way that I did come home to it and wasnt sleeping when this happened because my life could have been at risk. However, it's one of those moments that I wish I had taser or something next to my bed and was home to stop the situation. The laptop was my high-school graduation gift (2 years old) so it was outdated anyways... but money is hard to come by in college... luckily, I have a wonderful family: my grandmother donated 500, my grandfather donated 500, and my parents paid the rest for me... i love them alot and will continue to thank them daily for their support. Had it not been for them, I wouldnt have been able to make this post... In fact, id be in my bed and staring at the ceiling wondering, "Why me?"

@ Mouser: I managed to find all but the LineByter files, thankfully. It sucks that LineByter wasnt backed up before this but the thief didnt take my external HDD that held several backups of all my important information... Gives me an excuse to develop a LineByter 2.0 with new features =P

@ zridling: It sounds like alot of anger and frustration would have developed from that story... Im curious to know what happened after this... did you replace it? how did it get better? or did it get better at all?

@ lanux128: Thank you for your support! :)

Who knows? Maybe, just maybe, i'll write an article on DC about this incident and provide a guide about things to prevent loss of data in this situation... Maybe there already is one... I'll check into it =P

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Living Room / Re: Sad Weekend....
« on: September 15, 2008, 07:58 PM »
Thanks guys! Im doing just that mouser; walking around checking my apartment and what not constantly. So much lost work... Ugh, but ya... I'll keep at studies for sure, thanks for the support. :)

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Living Room / Sad Weekend....
« on: September 15, 2008, 04:39 PM »
Hey DC Friends,

Long time, no talk. Been really busy with college and everything... But I'm trying to stop in here and there just to catch up on the forums, etc...

This past weekend was probably one of my worst weekends of all time... I went out on Saturday night to go see that movie "Righteous Kill," which was amazing, and came back at 5:30am to my apartment only to find that it had been broken in to. I found out that my beautiful laptop had been stolen along with my flat screen TV... I was a mess and partially still am... That laptop had EVERYTHING on it.... including all of my source files for LineByter (www.codebyter.com/linebyter .) My parents ended up coming up just to help me out with everything for the weekend... I actually went out and bought this bad boy:

http://www.gateway.c...roduct/529668123.php


It's very nice and everything I could ask for in a notebook, hardware wise. Very good pricing too. Anyway, My University has the MAC address of my NIC and I was wondering if I could call the local ISP (Brighthouse Network) and see if they could monitor this MAC address to gain access to an IP address which could be tracked by the police? Idk if this is any good solution but I've already included the Serial numbers of the stolen software in the police statement, etc.

It has been quite a busy weekend and I have a couple of exams to study for still, lol. Reality hit me in the face... once again!

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Living Room / Re: DonationCoder credits for money...
« on: August 25, 2008, 06:02 PM »
lol, k... sometimes im so blonde... lol

p.s. - moved in, ill be active on forums, mIRC in a couple days :)

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Living Room / DonationCoder credits for money...
« on: August 25, 2008, 05:50 PM »
Possible that anyone would be willing to send me $17.75 to my paypal, and ill give you $17.75 on these forums... They are loose credits that I could use on something for college atm... Thanks :)

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I just want to say that writing this program was alot of fun and a big learning experience for me. I found it very addicting to follow through with this software from start to finish and then sit back and watch as people download/view/purchase LineByter. It was alot of work to create this utility and programming was only half of it! I hope that any of you newer programmers out there have the same opportunity that I did to learn as much as I did. When I started LineByter last week, I knew nothing about Regex (Regular Expressions) and now I fully understand how they can be used and how powerful they can be! It's truly quite amazing to sit back and watch my software scan 2,000+ lines a second as I realize that no human could ever compete with this! Anyways, long story short I will be following through with this software as people come up with more ideas/suggestions! Please post comments, suggestions and anything else you can to help me better this piece of software! It is always nice to hear positive remarks about something you created!

I launched the application yesterday and won this Award earlier today. It is nothing too significant but it might help you in your choice to choose LineByter.


http://www.softpedia...er-Clean-106558.html


Enjoy!

p.s. - Thank you Mouser and JoTo for the continued support throughout the development phase!

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Developer's Corner / Re: What do I need to do for Game Design?
« on: August 06, 2008, 10:57 AM »
yay! my brothers first post! (Getting him involved.... well... sucked into this beatiful god-given site!)

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Developer's Corner / Re: Problem?
« on: August 02, 2008, 10:37 PM »
Nevermind.... Fixed it with 2 lines of coding....

CoInitializeEx(NULL, COINIT_APARTMENTTHREADED);
//blah blah blah
CoUninitialize();

lol

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Developer's Corner / Problem?
« on: August 02, 2008, 05:16 PM »
Is there something i have to initialize? If so, I was unaware... this is a quick post as I am in a hurry to leave...


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Living Room / Re: Flash game : Fantastic contraption
« on: July 26, 2008, 02:46 PM »

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Developer's Corner / Re: Mutex Problem
« on: July 19, 2008, 11:02 AM »

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Developer's Corner / Re: Mutex Problem
« on: July 18, 2008, 08:59 PM »
Here is my problem... no matter what I do I seem to be getting these errors that cause my program to bug out on close... I get Error 1400: Invalid Window Handle... but I have been able to identify that this occurs only when some threads are created... I cant seem to find the problem so I think that there is something I'm missing when it comes to this whole thread thing... Basically, the extent of my program is using a thread to take care of ftp work in the background so the ftp component wont lock up the program... it seems to work great except that I tend to get bugs here and there... idk though... I got Error 1400: Invalid Window Handle on RAD Studio startup screen earlier tonight.. 1st time ever... so it might not be me... any ideas? i can send you the source in private if u need... i've just smacked into the wall and cant get passed it

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Developer's Corner / Re: Mutex Problem
« on: July 17, 2008, 10:23 PM »
How do I free these Threads on Terminate?

//---------------------------------------------------------------------------

#include <vcl.h>
#pragma hdrstop

#include "Unit1.h"
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------
#pragma package(smart_init)
#pragma resource "*.dfm"
TForm1 *Form1;
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------
HANDLE Thread;
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------
DWORD WINAPI Thread1(LPVOID Param);
DWORD WINAPI Thread2(LPVOID Param);
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------
DWORD WINAPI Thread2(LPVOID Param)
{
//code here
ShowMessage("test2");
//terminate Thread
TerminateThread(Thread, false);
return 0;
}
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------
DWORD WINAPI Thread1(LPVOID Param)
{
//code here
ShowMessage("test");
//terminatethread
TerminateThread(Thread, false);
return 0;
}
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------
__fastcall TForm1::TForm1(TComponent* Owner)
: TForm(Owner)
{
}
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------
void __fastcall TForm1::Button1Click(TObject *Sender)
{
//initialize the thread to CheckRegistry
DWORD Id;
Thread = CreateThread(0, 0, CheckRegistry, Form1->Handle, CREATE_SUSPENDED, &Id);
ResumeThread(Thread);
}
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------
void __fastcall TForm1::Button2Click(TObject *Sender)
{
//initialize the thread to CheckRegistry
DWORD Id;
Thread = CreateThread(0, 0, RefreshStore, Form1->Handle, CREATE_SUSPENDED, &Id);
ResumeThread(Thread);
}
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Developer's Corner / Re: Mutex Problem
« on: July 15, 2008, 02:47 PM »
one more thing, kind of irrelevant depending on how you look at it... Is there a windows API call that I could use to close a process that is currently open?

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Developer's Corner / Re: Mutex Problem
« on: July 15, 2008, 02:30 PM »
works, like a charm! you rock :) ty

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Developer's Corner / Mutex Problem
« on: July 15, 2008, 01:15 PM »
Im using RAD Studio... This is the code:

//---------------------------------------------------------------------------

#include <vcl.h>
#pragma hdrstop
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------
USEFORM("Unit1.cpp", Form1);
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------
WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE, HINSTANCE, LPSTR, int)
{
HANDLE mutex;
try
{
const char mutexname[] = "SingleInstanceProgram";
mutex = OpenMutex(0, false, mutexname);
if(mutex == NULL)
{
mutex = CreateMutex(NULL, true, mutexname);
}
else
{
ShowMessage("Application is already running.");
return 0;
        }
Application->Initialize();
SetApplicationMainFormOnTaskBar(Application, true);
Application->CreateForm(__classid(TForm1), &Form1);
Application->Run();
}
catch (Exception &exception)
{
Application->ShowException(&exception);
}
catch (...)
{
try
{
throw Exception("");
}
catch (Exception &exception)
{
Application->ShowException(&exception);
}
}
ReleaseMutex(mutex);
return 0;
}
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Somehow, every time i launched the compiled executable it seems to just recreate the mutex as if it was never created in the first place... Any Ideas?

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Developer's Corner / Re: Collision Detection...
« on: July 13, 2008, 07:42 PM »
know anything good from personal experience?

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Developer's Corner / Collision Detection...
« on: July 13, 2008, 07:24 PM »
Anyone familiar with a good collision detection algorithm for 2 objects? Im messing around with a networked game atm.. bored, lol

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Hrmm... I saw this post the day it was made... It sparked my interest... ALOT! Im actually craving to write an MMORPG but I really am not too familiar with loading sprites, etc. in RAD Studio yet... Let me know if you have any ideas... I wouldnt mind writing something like this... Besides, i've been wanting to play something that I can enjoy... I have alot of great ideas from personal experience in Playing WoW since beta, City of Heroes/Villains, Star Wars Galaxies, and many many more MMO's... wasted alot of my life playing these games but I love them with a passion... the concept is amazing and the fact that you can unite people from different cultures/races makes it even better! Please keep me posted, send messages if you need anything... i'd like to help with something as I think this would be a cool experience to delve into!

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you can put me down for one, if u have one extra.. This would be pretty cool in my opinion!

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even better, this could be an option included in the "Advanced Configuration" for the plugin, so that you could manage what plugin's you would like to be running and which you want to run and close...

EDIT: Might be certain times when you have a plugin that is collecting network traffic or something and you want it to stay loaded in the background to measure activities and not just load on command and then close... just an idea or something, idk

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