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Skwire Empire / Re: Skwire Empire Problems?
« on: April 09, 2014, 09:31 AM »
Yep, looks like the server is throwing its toys out of the pram.  Was there anything, in particular, that you needed from the site?
Thanks for burping your baby (I figured that was a better analogy than changing it's diapers...).
I downloaded sWeather and am enjoying it now!

Skwire Empire / Skwire Empire Problems?
« on: April 08, 2014, 04:03 PM »
 :o  Is it just me, or has anyone else had problems getting to Skwire Empire?
I keep getting "This page can't be displayed" messages in both IE and Chrome. Is it just my connection to the outside world, or is there really an issue with the site?

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: 15 minute work log
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:10 PM »
Same situation here - work is logged in quarter-hour increments. I am the absolute worst at remembering what I did an hour ago with calls coming in and jumping between projects.

I found PTM (Personal Task Manager)and it's saved my bacon more than once! Highly recommended.

You can configure it to prompt you at a specified interval, it tracks the windows/applications you've used, and provides time time totals.

they do ugly, animated (!!) gifs with garish colors

It's for this very reason that it's my preference.  I've been VERY frustrated when I click on a link thinking it's part of the page or article or download I'm looking for, only to find out it's an ad.  At least these animated gifs make it clear to me that what I'm looking at is (probably) not related to the article I'm reading.

My request is that if you do put ads on the page (and I have no problem with that), that you at least make it readily apparent that it is what it is.

N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Pledge: LogFileParser
« on: December 04, 2010, 11:05 AM »
Sounds interesting.  I haven't found a really good IIS log file parser (NOT that I've exhausted the Internet  :-\ ) so I'm wondering if this would work on files like that?  If you need someone to test it on those...  ;)

N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Teaser: TaskDaddy
« on: September 17, 2010, 10:16 AM »
Cool app!  I created a shortcut ("td") and now quickly add tasks by typing
  td @category    Task title   :Task body    #duedate
in the run dialog box - slicker than snot!   ;D

Suggestion tho, is there a way to interpret date values such as "today", "tomorrow", "Monday", etc?  THAT would be cool!
Maybe a priority flag of ^H for High, ^L for Low?

I like it, so far no issues!
  WinXP SP3, Outlook 2007

Living Room / Re: How would you improve a standard PC keyboard?
« on: December 10, 2009, 10:40 AM »
app103 :Thmbsup:  FTW!!

You know what else would be nice? A mini trackball and joystick on the keyboard, that could be used in place of a mouse or switched to "old timers mode" for gaming, instead of using the arrow keys.

And in the far upper right of the keyboard, right in the corner, a mute button that lights up (optionally blinking) when the pc is muted.

And buttons on a multi-media keyboard that work with your default player, instead of whatever player they feel like associating it with. I can't stand those buttons being set for stuff I don't use and no way to change it. On every keyboard I have ever owned, that email key always opened Outlook Express instead of whatever I used for email, IE instead of my default browser, WMP instead of whatever player I used.

And how about some adjustable height feet on the bottom, so you can either raise your keyboard higher or change the angle.

A dedicated pen/pencil holder groove at the top!

And all desktop keyboards should be sealed inside, to protect against damage from spills.

I have the adjustable feet - would never want to do without them!
I would LOVE having the mouse closer or as part of the keyboard - it's a pain in the neck to remove the hand to my trackball, then jump back.
And you're right on - ALL keyboards should be sealed!


Looks like it's going to do the trick!  Thank you so much!

Can I ask, what language did you write it in?

* AzureToad shudders.    ;D

Glindra looks interesting and appears to almost do what I'm looking for.
However, a couple things that make it look like it won't work:

When a Glindra program creates a file, it will first check to see if that filename already exists. If it does, it will look for any previous old versions of that file, and determine the highest version number that is in use for this file. It will then do a rename operation on the existing file (which did until this time not have any version number), and assign the next higher version number to it.

  • The numbering scheme starts at one and increments.  Thus, the lowest number is the oldest version, the highest number is the most previous version.  Not quite what I'm looking for.
  • I have to run a Glindra program to utilize file version numbers.  That would mean I'd have to copy the existing FILENAME.EXT to something, then use Glinda's COP command to copy the file over the top of itself so the current version (without a version number) would then be given the next higher version number.  It could be done, but it's convoluted

Great find, but I'm still looking.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Add/Update Increment to File Extension
« on: October 27, 2009, 03:32 PM »
I need to save previous versions of reports from a batch process.  I'd like to call a script or program from a command line BEFORE running the batch process to rename files with the existing name, bumping a "version" number.

I'd end up with
  filename.ext       (current version)
  filename.ext001  (previous)
  filename.ext002  (2 copies back)

The pseudo-code would look something like this:

if  exists filename.ext%MaxVal
  delete filename.ext%MaxVal

set /A StartVal=%MaxVal-1

for /L %Val in (%StartVal,-1,1) do (
  if exist filename.ext%Val do (
    set /A NxtVal=%Val+1
    ren filename.ext%Val  filename.ext%NxtVal

if exist filename.ext 
  ren filename.ext filename.ext001

I'd like to be able to set the maximum number of copies to keep in an environment variable and pass the file name as a parameter on a command line.  I'd also like the values to be 3 digits long, padded with 0's when necessary.


Post New Requests Here / Re: Request/Idea-Winamp Titlebar Control
« on: August 05, 2009, 05:35 PM »
Google "Winamp titlebar"
you'll get your answer there

Hmm... Looks like this is the tool I need.
I'll give it a shot, thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Hyperterm is no longer available for Windows 2008 server.

I need a free / open source program that would let me connect to another computer over a modem.
I use Procomm on my PC, but at client sites, I simply need to test for a good phone connection on their modem.
Client OS is Win2K3 or Win2K8 server.

Google wasn't a lot of help...

Living Room / Re: Advice on Netbooks
« on: June 30, 2009, 01:44 PM »
Lifehacker had a recent article about the best 5 netbooks - the ASUS EEEPC 1000HE came out on top.

Wow!  a half-hour after I post, I get a PERFECT answer!
Thank you so much!

General Software Discussion / Remote Desktop Manager alternative
« on: June 03, 2008, 01:51 PM »
I work tech support for a company that uses Microsoft's Remote Desktop to connect to client computers.  I'm using SpeedApps "Remote Manager" and love it!  However, it has a couple problems and I'm looking for a freeware alternative.

 :down: First issue, there's some concerns about the "author" of the product (See https://www.donation...47.msg97698#msg97698).
 :down: Secondly, the program occasionally uses most of the available memory, causing my system to lock up. 

Is there some software out there that lets me manage my connections and access them in the same window?  Remote Manager has:
 :up: tabs for each connection,
 :up: multiple protocols,
 :up: screenshot manager,
 :up: inheritance of settings from a master, etc. 
Great functionality, but I'm not comfortable with the issues listed above.

Anybody have other suggestions?

General Software Discussion / Re: browse text files
« on: September 04, 2007, 01:18 PM »
TextView does what I said above for dopus, plus it doesnt let me view the file with single click, it needs double clicking (shrug)

Configurable.   I'm running version 6.0.12.  View / Options / General tab, check "Allow only single mouse-click to open objects"  voila.

 :Thmbsup: TextView is what you want if you want to select which text files to view, select text from a file, edit a file if needed, file management, etc.
 :-\ Irifanview works well for viewing one file after another, without the need/ability to select the file from a list - space bar moves to the next file, backspace moves to the previous, etc.

Both tools are HIGHLY recommended

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