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Found Deals and Discounts / Cables, etc.
« on: December 15, 2007, 03:51 PM »
I just came from where I ordered some OEM SATA cables, 18", 150mbs, @$1.50 each, postpaid, USPS.
They have other sales too but not all have free shipping. I'm going back and crawl more slowly through the site....
it's a good time to replenish the spares.
BestBuy had one SATA cable in the joint @$19.95 and CircuitCity doesn't carry them at all???

General Software Discussion / Re: Idea: File note
« on: December 12, 2007, 02:05 PM »

In replying to Armando I mentioned that notes files could all be store in one folder and used as an index. In a previous discussion using different extensions for more flexibility came up.

Putting these ideas in one pot we could easily come up a notes extension that includes the date and time. Combined with a Send To feature to send the file to a Notes folder we have solved the track record thingee we discussed using an additional txt extension to a txt extension. With the date and time the track record is maintained by adding a note to a file and sending the note to the Notes folder. Displayed by name or by date in a folder gives you Avast.exe.note.1145Dec1207........... the date that I sometimes put in the note would file the note where it keeps our track record.

Methinks you'd better quit messing around making a living and get back here to code some of this stuff. If we get better organized it might help in fighting global warming. That could lead to a government grant or, based on the latest awards in the Global Warming field, maybe a Nobel Peace Prize.

A week ago you didn't know me. Today you are in line for a Nobel Peace prize........... and last I heard you were concerned because you had no snow??  Cheer up, things are going great and when we get it all together, BigJim is buying the Moosehead (hope you like ale?).<G>


General Software Discussion / Re: Idea: File note
« on: December 12, 2007, 11:13 AM »
Yes, it is an interesting idea.
The author of filenotes here, (not the Moonsoftware app) says that
If you click on the notes file it should open up the associated file.
Cool. I wonder it the trick still works if files are renamed, moved, etc.

It really isn't much of a trick. A file named Amando.jpg would open with your graphics viewer.
When you use one of the filenoters the app adds an additional extension to that file NAME!! and opens a text editor associated with that extension.
The app you mentioned above would add notes so your new text file becomes Amando.jpg.notes and by default opens in Notepad. When saved and your files are displayed by name the two files are adjacent to each other in the folder.
Change the extension to Amando.jpg.txt and the files will still be adjacent in the folder but the file, in my case, will open in Metapad, which is my associated editor for txt files.
If you rename the file to Cuffy.jpg.txt it will still open with the associated text editor but the file is now displayed in the folder with the "C"s rather than with the "A"s and the purpose of writing the note has been defeated.
You'll suffer an even bigger defeat if you move the note file to a different folder (or drive?) unless you are using a different system for files.
One could easily move all notes files to one folder to be used as an index, etc. but in my case I want to include a note that Avast.exe was downloaded 12 Dec 07 and the serial number is xzzzxxxxxzzz#!. The folder displays
Avast.exe and immediately below Avast.exe.notes
Renaming either won't change the file contents nor it's Open with......... app but it will split the location from adjacent to afar??
Hopefully that answers your question? I'm quessing that you have an idea to use filenoter in a different manner than I do. Give it a shot!

General Software Discussion / Re: Idea: File note
« on: December 11, 2007, 12:34 PM »

I hope I didn't offend you with my remark about the women in the great NE. I certainly didn't mean to offend but on reading the post this morning it seems a tad insensitive. My apologies, Sir!

General Software Discussion / Re: how do you write a .chm file?
« on: December 11, 2007, 11:50 AM »
More tools:

In addition to Microsoft's HTML Workshop I've found that an index maker can be helpful, especially when you want to throw a little tutorial or help file together and don't want to invest too much time in the project.
Mihov's Index Maker generates an html index from a folder of html pages so by using the index and your Back button you don't need to link all the pages together. I usually just add a note at the top of the index "You must use the browser Back button to navigate these pages".
Since the index is an html page you can edit to fit your needs, use your own CSS page, etc.

I haven't been to his site in a long time so he may have some other goodies to play with.
The indexer is Freeware!

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