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Okay, so I am quite a few months behind in updating the kids' photoblog so family and friends can see.

Is there an "automated" batch script I could use that would add all the photos in a folder to their blog?
The two things I really need it to do are:
  • Make the post title the name of the photo
  • Make the post date the date the picture was taken
Is this possible or am I needing to do it manually?
Thanks very much.

Tried out and then saw it does some connection to the internet. Anyone recommend a freeware app that does the same/similar that does not need any sort of outgoing connection at all?
Thanks very much.

Post New Requests Here / Petrol prices around the world
« on: April 30, 2008, 11:28 AM »
I like to know how much petrol is in different countries as I have friends and family around the world. USA does uses $/US gallon. UK does £/litre and other countries do theirs. I think it would be great to be able to input the price per litre or gallon and have an app use the currency rates available online (e.g. Yahoo or whatever) and tell you how much per litre/gallon petrol is in each country chosen and then show you which country is cheapest. You could have the app show up to three (or more I guess) countries and in Settings the user can choose which countries to show and their respective price per unit.
Do you think this is possible? Any DC coding gurus able to help a non-techy coder?
Many thanks

Am using latest FireFox version and if I highlight a word, I can r-click on it and it'll Search Google for my highlighted word - very handy little feature!
On an iPhone, I saw a nice utility called WebSearch ( which allows you to add your own search sites for whatever word(s) you input. It then opens the browser to find it with that specific search (e.g. EBay, Wikipedia etc.)
Is there anything like this available as small coding "thing" for Windows users, whether FireFox or IE, when you start the browser? Or even better still, if I r-click on the highlighted word in a webpage, I can then get it to do the same thing WebSearch does?
Thanks for any help!

Hi DCers
Had a great idea :D for the guru programmers out there in DC Land as I am trying to get a digital frame ready with pics to send to dear old Mom and Dad as a gift:
It would be great if there was an utility that would search a user-selected folder (with the option to search sub-folders if desired) for certain types of files (e.g. JPGs), but it would need to find only pics that were Landscape orientation (or Portrait depending on the user-selected preference), because most people will either have their digital-frame in either Landscape (or Portrait) mode and wouldn't want the pics in the other orientation to show up as they would not fit the screen. Once the pics are found, it would then copy them to a user-selected folder.
Would anyone know how to code this and give us a working example?
This would save me many hours right now as I am going through all the hundreds of camera pics on PC to find ones that Mom and Dad have not seen/been sent of the kiddos, but I then have to choose which ones are the correct orientation for the frame.
If the digital-frame size (e.g. 5". 7" etc.) is relevant to the pixel size of the pics (e.g. 800x600), then the app could recommend (via an on-screen message) the best setting to resize the newly found pics. There are many apps out there that resize just fine so adding to it wouldn't be needed I guess.
What do you all think of this idea?

Coding Snacks / Change Outlook Express Stationery on keypress
« on: September 30, 2007, 08:51 AM »
I have two email stationery items I use depending on whom I send to.
I thought it would be great to have a shortcut key e.g. Win+1 for the one and Win+2 for the other (or another shortcut key that I could choose) so that when I have Outlook Express open, it would create a new email with the one I chose.
Not quite sure how I would go about doing this. Has anyone already done it or could help?
Thanks very much.

I just had an idea and tried it on two files and it worked.
If you have say 100 VCF files in a folder, you can't highlight them all and then drag them into Palm Desktop.
This is where my came in:
What if I go to a CMD window and copy the files together into one VCF and the drag into Palm Desktop?
I renamed my two files (e.g. John Smith.vcf and Sarah Green.vcf to a01.vcf and a02.vcf respectively.
I then typed in a command window:
copy a01.vcf+a02.vcf b.vcf
and the result was my combined VCF with both entries.

This is where I need help:
It would be great if I could r-click on a folder and, no matter what the names of the VCF files, an AHK script would then combine all the VCF files in that folder into one VCF file like in the command above.
In some of my folders I may have over 200 contacts and I don't want to spend an hour or so manually typing the names into one command. Not having to rename any files either would be nice.
Could this be done with AHK?
Thanks to any AHK wonder-gurus out there who could do it as I have no idea!

Sometimes I need to send an email which comes to my phone as an SMS. It would be handy to know when I have reached the 160 character limit as I type in real-time or even if I paste. Does anyone have an idea how this can be done and only show when I use Outlook Express (or Outlook) or when I use IE or FF for example. I don't need it when I am typing in Notepad.

There are times I need to change my Name and email address in the Account settings so once sent, it can show different info.
E.g. My default email info is: John Smith Director <[email protected]>
It would be great if I could have a shortcut key so when enabled, my email info would change to: John Smith Sales <[email protected]> and then once done, I can press another key-combo and it changes to default.

Has anyone written a script to do this or am I "doomed" to have to change it manually everytime I want to send as from someone else?

Post New Requests Here / Autocorrect doesn't always work
« on: July 30, 2007, 11:56 AM »
I have a file that autocorrects as I type but sometimes the characters don't change if they are part of a word.
E.g., if I want to type an "e" with an accute on the end, I type .e' and I get é. But if I type resum.e' it doesn't change to resumé.
My scripts looks like this:
I did originally try:
but that didn't seem to work. I find that it works okay if you just need to do the one letter combo, but not if you type the word with the autocorrect bit.
(I can't add ::resume::resumé because sometimes I need the word to mean "to continue" and not the word similar in meaning to a CV).
Is there a way to get shortcuts to work when typing a word if my trigger is a period, like in my top example?

Another thing, why does autocorrect retype my month name when I type it correctly?
If I type january, I get January which is what I want it to do, but if I type January, I get January typed out again!
I am using this in the autocorrect file:

I have the AutoCorrect AHK script running which is terrific :D
What I would like to do, is that when I am on certain websites (e.g. mobile/cell ones), that my Txt Speak script would kick in but when I have finished typing and sending the (online webpage) SMS, that the normal AutoCorrect would revert to be used.
E.g. in any application or website right now, if I type:
Are yuo going to recieve the parcel twoday?
AutoCorrect changes it to:
Are you going to receive the parcel today?

Now when I visit a site that allows me to send online SMSes, I would like to have my words "convert" to text speak:
Are you going to receive the parcel today?
would become
Ru gng 2 rcve the parcel 2day?
Then, when I have finished with that site, I would like AutoCorrect to revert back to its normal spell checking ability.

Am I asking too much or can this be done?
I actually have no idea how to do it so hope someone can give a working solution.

Post New Requests Here / Auto Correct like in MS Word
« on: April 04, 2007, 10:41 AM »
I just realised that although I don't always use Word to type documents, it would be great to have the AutoCorrect feature available for anytime I am typing.
e.g. if I type "doesn;t", then AHK would change it to "doesn't".
Has anyone created anything like this?

I have this in an AHK script which starts when I load Windows:

Is there anyway to "extract" the autocorrect list in Word and use that in the AHK script or is there a better way to do this than just adding a list of words like I have done?
Thanks very much.

I have exported my contacts into a plain text file and would like to apply a "mask" to certain numbers from certain countries so that they are in a uniform/set pattern e.g:
Below are three USA numbers with different pattern to their numbers.
+1 234 5678901
I would like the numbers to end up looking uniformly in the format +c-aaa-nnn-nnnn so the result would be:

Below are three UK numbers with different pattern to their numbers.
+44 790 123 4567
I would like the numbers to end up looking uniformly in the format +cc-aaaa-nnnnnn so the result would be:

Is there a coding snack that could accomplish this on a text file with numbers in them?
The reason I ask is because my number formatting goes for a loop depending on whether I edit the number in Outlook, on the phone or PDA. If I synchronise, it may be correct on the phone but then the computer contacts either lose some dashes or get spaces added instead of dashes. I know the numbers and dashes don't make a difference on a phone when dialling, but it makes it easier for me to read either on the phone, PDA or computer.
Can anyone help rescue my from my contacts formatting (or lack thereof) nightmare...?

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Export Outlook Express contacts as VCF
« on: December 28, 2006, 08:43 AM »
I am trying to export my Windows Address Book (WAB file) so that all of the 400+ entries will be exported as separate VCF files. Outlook Express (v6.00.2900) will not allow me to export all of them as VCF at one time.
I have a very crude macro (see below) that exports each entry and then deletes that entry. I get it to repeat for the amount of entries in the WAB.
Can anyone help me with a much better intuitive way to export my WAB as:
1) Separte VCF files and
2) One combines VCF file (with all the 400+ entries as one VCF file)
WinWait, Address Book - (C:\Documents and Settings\Me\Desktop\wab.WAB), T&ype name or select
IfWinNotActive, Address Book - (C:\Documents and Settings\Me\Desktop\wab.WAB), T&ype name or select, WinActivate, Address Book - (C:\Documents and Settings\Me\Desktop\New Folder\wab.WAB), T&ype name or select
WinWaitActive, Address Book - (C:\Documents and Settings\Me\Desktop\wab.WAB), T&ype name or select
Loop 400
    Send, {ALTDOWN}f{ALTUP}eb
    Send, {ALTDOWN}s{ALTUP}
    Send, {ALTDOWN}f{ALTUP}d
    Send, {ALTDOWN}y{ALTUP}
Thanks very much.

Post New Requests Here / Highlight text and convert case
« on: November 17, 2006, 11:14 AM »
Not sure if anyone has done this but there are times I need to highlight text and convert it quickly to:
lower case
UPPER case
Sentence case
Title Case
Instead of me having to create a Word document, paste the text and then change the case format from within there, is there a quick way I can do this by r-clicking on the highlighted text and choosing one of these options?
Thanks very much.

I have files in a folder with different names sorted (alphabetically).
I would like the file names' time and date stamps to be re-written so
that each are 1 minute older than the previous alphabetically named one
alan.jpg - 18:24am 25/12/2003
bob.jpg - 9:03am 01/04/2001
craig.jpg - 13:54am 12/12/2006

would become

alan.jpg - 10:12am 23/10/2006
bob.jpg - 10:13am 23/10/2006
craig.jpg - 10:14am 23/10/2006

Is there an utility that can accomplish this? I want the time/date stamp
to apply to the created | modified | accessed of the file.
Thanks very much.

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