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Living Room / Re: Holy S***, I've been here for 6 Years!
« on: January 30, 2016, 04:45 AM »
This prompted me to see when my "DC birthday" is.  In a couple months, I'll be 10!
Gonna have to take my shoes off to keep track of the number of years after March! 

Living Room / Re: Show us a photo of your mutt or other creatures..
« on: January 30, 2016, 04:43 AM »
His name is Hurley, but in this picture with his favorite chew toy, he looks more like Groucho.
Hurleys Cigar #2.jpg

General Software Discussion / Re: Comment Explorer
« on: January 27, 2016, 10:00 AM »
Well poo.  It was the hotkey combo. That's so frustrating - I tested it before and got no reaction, checked assignments using Ethervane ActiveHotkeys (might be an old version...) and couldn't find any reason why F11 NOR F12 would work.
I changed it to Ctrl+Shift+M and it worked perfectly.
I've since reassigned it to Shift+F10 and Ctrl+F10 and those both seem to work.

Thanks again, sir!

General Software Discussion / Re: Comment Explorer
« on: January 26, 2016, 02:51 AM »
Having problems getting the Add Comments function to fire off. I tried shift+F11, nothing happened. I changed the trigger to shift+F12, again no prompt to add a comment. Ctrl+F11 (and now Ctrl+F12) both prompt me for a destination folder to copy to, but for whatever reason I can't seem to add any comments!

Got any suggestions?

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: November 03, 2015, 01:11 PM »
Love sWeather, does what I need it to do very well, thank you.
I'm currently running v4.5.4 build 1 on Windows 7 Pro.

This falls under an enhancement request, I guess.
Having the current temp displayed in system tray is fine, however I typically auto-hide my taskbar/system tray so I don't see the temp unless I change my Windows focus to the taskbar.

What'd I'd like is to have the titlebar be configurable to display current information and to have an option to roll-up the display to just the titlebar and to keep on top of other windows.
The advantages to this are:
  • the information would be displayed in a small, unobtrusive bar
  • it would always be available without having to move/click the mouse or hit the Windows key
  • it would show the information I'm interested in at a glance

This is a mock-up of what my current sWeather window would look like with this change (yes, I know my theme isn't to everyone's liking...) :

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: July 13, 2015, 09:42 AM »
Any time-travelers here want to comment on this article?

I already did, next Thursday.

I haven't used them, but I have been subscribed to BookBub since around the beginning of the year.  I really like them as I have a lot of choices for sources such as Apple, Amazon, Smashwords, etc.  I've loaded up my iPad for offline reading that'll keep me busy and entertained for quite awhile.  :)

Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :)
« on: May 06, 2015, 12:55 PM »
what's her accent - sounds like Montana?
Remember that Coen brother's film set in Montana? I cant remember the name, hang on - Fargo - the same accent...

Ok, so I finally took a peek at a few of these posts and I must say, I take exception with this one. ::)
SOUNDS LIKE MONTANA??  The Coen brother's file set in Montana?
Try North Dakota.  Hello?  Fargo?  As in, Fargo, North Dakota?  THEY talk like that over there, NOT here!  lol.
I can hear it in my head...  "Ya, sure, you betcha"
</tongue in cheek>

Wow, I like how compact your example is!  :up:
I managed to modify my script, using an array of users and a FOR loop, somewhat similar to yours.

Output from the QUERY USER /SERVER: looks the same as query on localhost.  Here's a sample (names changed, of course):
Code: Text [Select]
  2.  ablebz                                    2  Disc         4:25  5/5/2015 5:33 AM
  3.  wertala                                   4  Disc         2:57  5/5/2015 10:21 AM
  4.  trowe801              rdp-tcp#40          7  Active       5:18  5/5/2015 10:49 AM
  5.  aspensma                                  8  Disc         4:17  5/5/2015 3:18 PM

After looking at your code a bit more, i think it would have to be modified a bit. I think you'd need to create a file of the users that should NOT be logged off, then have a FOR loop for each server, and have a FOR loop extracting each user currently logged on that server. Then you could use the FIND command to see if the current login ID is in the file to be ignored, and if it's not, then you'd issue the LOGOFF command.  Unless I totally missed your example?

Bottom line, I finally did get my script to work.
Thanks for your reply!

General Software Discussion / Help with Windows batch script
« on: May 05, 2015, 11:11 AM »
Ok, 1st off, I'm guessing this probably isn't the best place for this post. If not, someone can move it to the best area - as long as it's not the trash bin!

I am having problems with a Windows batch script. Maybe someone out there can point out my error.

What I'm trying to do is to retrieve a list of remote desktop sessions on a server, then log each one off unless the login name matches a list of names to be ignored.
The list of sessions and logging off is not a problem. It's when I need to check against the list of names that I have a problem.

Here's my code:

Code: Text [Select]
  2. FOR %%s in (%serverlist%) DO (
  3.         FOR /f "tokens=1,2,3" %%a IN ('QUERY USER /server:%%s^"') DO (
  4.                 ::      Don't log off this list of users:
  5.                 ::      administrator, Zebra, Yankee
  6.                 IF /I [%%a] EQU [administrator] (
  7.                         ECHO Ignored user %%a
  8.                 ) ELSE (
  9.                         IF /I [%%a] EQU [Zebra] (
  10.                                 ECHO Ignored user %%a
  11.                         ) ELSE (
  12.                                 IF /I [%%a] EQU [Yankee] (
  13.                                         ECHO Ignored user %%a
  14.                                 ) ELSE (
  15.                                         IF %%c LSS 65536 (
  16.                                                 ECHO Logging off ACTIVE user %%a on session %%c
  17.                                                 LOGOFF /server:%%s %%c
  18.                                         ) ELSE (
  19.                                                 IF %%b LSS 65536 (
  20.                                                         ECHO Logging off DISCONNECTED user %%a on session %%b
  21.                                                         LOGOFF /server:%%s %%b
  22.                                                 )
  23.                                         )
  24.                                 )
  25.                         )
  26.                 )
  27.         )
  28. )

When I DON'T check for individual login names, all users are logged off. That part works great - has been working for years.
Checking for the individuals doesn't work - all users are logged off anyway with the message indicating whether they were active or disconnected.

PLUS, with username checking, the script stops after the 2nd server loop. Server APPLE and BANANA are checked and all users are logged off, but the loop stops without checking server CHERRY.
  (Turns out the script only had APPLE and BANANA defined - no CHERRY on top!)

I figured I must have an unbalanced parenthesis, but I've gone over this until my head hurts and can't find it.  So I turn to this group for help.

Interesting update.
If I use a non-Aero Windows theme, the titlebar clock shows on each display as one would expect.
So... I guess we can ignore this issue and chalk it up to some Aero oddity.

TicTocTitle  :Thmbsup: from skrommel displays the time, date, and toggle key states (configurable) in the active window's titlebar.
Original forum thread

Currently when a window on my 2nd or 3rd display has the focus, the time is displayed on the desktop of the 1st display.

Is there some setting to get TicTocTitle to work correctly for multiple displays? 
Help > About shows I'm running v1.5.

Living Room / Re: wierd mouse click problem
« on: February 05, 2015, 09:25 AM »
Been using a Logitech M705 for nearly 3 years. 
My experiences have been similar, but not exactly the same.
I've always thought that a fresh set of batteries took care of my problems.

N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: Ballistic
« on: December 18, 2014, 06:48 PM »
Smokes!   ;D

This is gonna come in handy with those sneaky Sunday crossword puzzles!
Whoo, nice!

I'm excited to give this a shot!


Is that a pledge to polish off his problem?  I'm sure he was just paranoid his query wood gather dust.  I mean he doesn't seem like the type to go against the grain.  ;)

I saw what you did there, stud.
Were you board [sic] when you wrote that?

is it just me, or does the website not work anymore?  I end up going to some portal for other sites.
I end up getting redirected to

In the US, they were a one-hit-wonder, with this song, introducing Americans to the phrase "pissing the night away", which we mistakenly thought meant something else.
Curious. What did people think it meant when they first heard it?

Generally, Americans think that pissed = angry

Hunh.  That wasn't what we thought when we heard it (we being my "mates" and I).
To us, "pissing," coupled with some reference of time, followed by "away" meant wasting time.  Thus, "pissing the night away" meant we'd spent the time regretfully doing nothing of value.

Based on your requirements, I'm wondering if Gina Tripani's QuickLogger utility would be along the lines - or maybe a launch pad for your own design?
I've used it before, easy to use.

For my needs, I too use ManicTime.  It doesn't quite cover what you're looking for, but some others might find it useful.

General Software Discussion / Re: Automated web launcher
« on: October 03, 2014, 09:20 AM »
I use Morning Coffee with FireFox.  I click on the button to open URLs I want to see on that particular day of the week - links for Friday are different than those on Thursday, etc. It works really well, easy to use.
However, it doesn't offer the granularity you're looking for.  You can't specify time of day, nor day of the year - only Sunday through Saturday.

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: September 24, 2014, 11:08 PM »
Anyone know of a really crisp way to search Google in privacy?

I always use DuckDuckGo

Thanks for these tips on OneNote - always interesting to find the little "undocumented" features, isn't it!  ;)

Finished Programs / Help with WinWarden
« on: September 02, 2014, 10:12 AM »
Ok, so i'm a long-time user of Skrommel's WinWarden but must be as dense as a fence post.

I've got it set so that my particular window opens with the correct size, but I open several copies of it (help tickets) and they all open at the same X,Y coordinates. I'd like to have the windows cascade somehow so that I can see the titlebars.

Documentation states that I can set the X and Y values as a percentage of "the other window". If anyone has used this to successfully open windows so they cascade, I'd sure like to chat!


On my office computer:
  • Evernote. Even paid for the premium license. Use it for resolution tracking, to-do, note taking, etc. Life would suck without it.
  • Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager - with hundreds of customers to support, no way could I manage my connections to their servers without it. Are there alternatives? Sure, but this is the one I keep coming back to.
  • WinWarden - I use this gem with my support ticket software. By default, it opens a window that needs to be resized to view the contents, otherwise I'm scrolling up and down to view it all. WinWarden does the resizing for me whenever the window's opened (20+ times a day).  The others in my office are jealous!
  • ManicTime - "What the heck did I spend my time on last week?"  "How much time did I spend on project X?" "I was on DonationCoder for HOW LONG?!" ;D  I have a lousy memory - this tool saves my bacon by tracking what windows I spend my time on, allowing me to review and bill appropriately. My guesses at how much time spent in a browser or program are SO way off - I can't live without this tool.

There's others, but looking at ManicTime... I gotta get back to work!

Ok, just got a shiver after reading this article about suffering a destruction of not just their web site, but their entire set of servers!

Anyone else using Amazon Web Service?  Change the passwords, quick!

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