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Screenshot Captor / Re: Please Assist with Forum Coder
« on: May 13, 2022, 10:06 PM »
If you're talking about Screenshot Captor, let me start by saying that the program will never stop working or work in a reduced way based on whether you have a license or donate.  So something else is going wrong.

Living Room / Re: Happy Mother's Day!
« on: May 12, 2022, 02:02 PM »
Sorry I didn't see this earlier -- happy belated mothers day to all the mothers.

Just thought I'd share this little code snippet for a batch (zipcurdir.bat) file that I use quite frequently.
Requires 7-zip but could be adapted for any other zip tool.
Then just put this little .bat file in any directories where you want to be able to super quickly make a uniquely timestamped zip file of the contents of the directory, and then move the zip file out of the way to the parent directory.
I use this all the time when I'm working on a project and it's not under version control and I want to make sure I have quick backups before something goes wrong.

Add any exclusion patterns you want to the extraoptions line, and change 7-zip location if different; or maybe you want to change the destination folder..

for %%a in ("%cd%") do set "CurDir=%%~na"
set thedir=%CurDir%

set mydate=%date:~12,2%%date:~4,2%%date:~7,2%
set HOUR=%TIMEZERO:~0,2%
set MIN=%TIMEZERO:~3,2%
set mytime=%HOUR%%MIN%
set zformat=zip

set extraoptions=-xr!Temp -xr!Junk

set zcmd="c:\program files\7-zip\7z" a -t%zformat% -r %extraoptions%
set fname=%thedir%_%mydate%_%mytime%.%zformat%

echo %zcmd% ..\%fname% .\
%zcmd% ..\%fname% .\

As an example if I put this zipcurdir.bat file in my Documents\Arduino\ folder and run it, I get the file in the parent directory: ""

The only thing neat about this batch file is the autonaming of the created file based on the current directory and the fact that you never have to modify the batch file no matter where you put it.

Living Room / Re: Arduino anyone?
« on: May 04, 2022, 10:20 AM »
Video of my espresso scale in progress can be seen here at the 11:12 mark:

Yeah that would be very easy.. I'll add it.

Living Room / Re: Arduino anyone?
« on: April 29, 2022, 11:43 PM »
It's such a crazy feeling to be sitting tinkering with a $25 device on a little cutting board and realize you are playing with something that the equivalent of which 60 years ago probably would have cost half a million dollars and been the size of a hotel lobby, and taken a team of people a year to assemble and debug.

Living Room / Re: Arduino anyone?
« on: April 29, 2022, 11:33 PM »
I have to agree with you, the ease of just writing a little code and uploading it and communicating back and forth make it a really enjoyable platform; the ease of sending info back to display on the pc console window is another thing that makes it relatively painless to tinker with.

The highlight of my recent project has been getting a nice little options menu system working with a 20x4 lcd screen and a rotary knob, based on a library called LCDMenuLib2.

The ease of use of 3rd party libraries has also been a bright spot in working with the Arduino family.

So far I've only messed with the Arduino UNO and Mega.  The UNO seems quite limited in ram for program code and global variables, but nearly everything just compiles and works fine on the big brother Mega, so it's easy to upgrade when you need to.

Living Room / Re: Arduino anyone?
« on: April 29, 2022, 10:30 PM »
Well this is interesting timing.. I've been working for the last couple of weeks on a new Arduino project, a deluxe espresso scale.
I'm having a blast.  I'll put up a youtube video soon.. Here's a quick photo:

First version was on Arduino Uni; here's a slightly newer version running on Mega:

There is a button to "Reuse the last file list"..

Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: April 26, 2022, 08:20 PM »
Bob Dylan has a cover of (Johnny Cash's) Ring of Fire that is one of my favorites.. I can't listen to any other cover:

Yeah the dried ink was what was really killing me with the rarely used inkjet.  Every time you use an inkjet that hasn't been used in a while, the printer actually dumps out a bunch of ink into a "waste pad" in the machine to help clean out the nozzles.

Remarkably, the color laser printer still has 4 different toner cartridges in it -- it's remarkable how almost the entire cavity of this small machine is mostly toner:

I am pretty sure that the laser toner is cheaper -- but the clincher is that inkjet ink dries up in a major way, and inkjets have to dump quantities of ink into a waste reservoir after periods of disuse, which really exacerbates things.  Laser toner is in powder form so doesn't seem to have that problem.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Grapics Card error pop-up on capturing
« on: April 24, 2022, 12:52 PM »
All's well that ends well, and thank you for the kind words.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Grapics Card error pop-up on capturing
« on: April 24, 2022, 11:48 AM »
I know what's happening now.. It's not complaining about an external graphics card, but an external graphics EDITOR program.
You must have an option set telling SC to launch a graphic editor on each screenshot immediately after capturing.

Here's the option to disable:
Screenshot - 4_24_2022 , 11_46_03 AM.png

Screenshot Captor / Re: Grapics Card error pop-up on capturing
« on: April 24, 2022, 08:36 AM »
That is a bizzare error!!!!!

It does not come from within Screenshot Captor -- no where in the code does it say that.
I wonder what is going on... Can you reinstall the latest version of Screenshot Captor -- maybe try the portable version...
I can't think of what would trigger such a message.

When exactly does the error come up? When you start the program or when you make a capture?

Living Room / Bought a color laser printer -- it's a game changer
« on: April 24, 2022, 04:01 AM »
I have always done a lot of printing on my (black+white) laser printer.  I love the speed of printing, long lasting ink, easy and fast duplexing, and the quality.  I frequently print papers to read, documentation, board game rules, etc.

And I have always had a color inkjet printer, upgraded through the years, but never a pleasure to use.  Too slow, ink is too EXPENSIVE, and dries out from infrequent use, slow startup times, waste of space.

I would only use the color inkjet on the rare occasions when I needed color -- most of the time if it was a document with just a little color or where I didn't care, I'd print on the laser in black and white.


But I finally bit the bullet and bought a color laser (HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw for about $350).

It feels like a bresh of fresh air.  It has almost all the advantages of the black and white laser, but I now can print out documents with some color in them, and just have to deal with 1 printer.

Now if you need to print photos, then the color laser is not going to satisfy you; inkjets produce far better nice glossy color photos.

But for everything else it's been a joy and a relief to not have to mess with the inkjet.

I'll also say, I do think the black pure text printing from the color laser is *slightly* worse quality than my previous black+white laser, but especially with my eyes not being what they were, it's barely noticable and an easy trade off for me for the benefits of color printing.  I'm so glad to be done with inkjets.

Minor update to my extensions posted to github to better let you filter out MOGRT from normal video clips in the TimeStamper and SoundFxAdder extensions.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Y2K problem in SC (not April Fool's)
« on: April 02, 2022, 06:21 AM »
I can fix this.

Glad to hear the new version is working.  I think I could add an option to list the duplicates.
Thanks for typo report, will fix.

Got it and was able to reproduce the error, which should make it easy to fix.  Should have a new version up this weekend.

Screenshot Captor / Re: where is auto capture button
« on: March 20, 2022, 04:28 AM »
ps. The options for the frequency of auto capture is in the options under Basic Capturing -> Capture Options.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021: yaydl
« on: March 20, 2022, 01:08 AM »
Getting an error about "relative url without a base" quite frequently with some youtube urls, not sure why.  For example this one:

Screenshot Captor / Re: where is auto capture button
« on: March 20, 2022, 12:39 AM »
If you right-click on the tray icon and choose Capture Options -> "Engage auto capture timer".
But if you want to do a lot of automatic capturing, I would suggest my other app, Automatic Screenshotter which is more designed specifically for this kind of thing: https://www.donation...omatic-screenshotter

PublicDomainVic / Re: [DEV] IMDBfetch - Alphas, Testing & Reports
« on: March 16, 2022, 11:57 PM »
It's working now for me.. I think I just misunderstood imdb api key -- i was using their sample api key not the real one.

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