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DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: July 04, 2022, 05:12 PM »
Does anyone have a thought about whether I should follow through and buy this stream deck if I don't care about gaming? My initial thought was that it was just such a cool piece of hardware that I might do some fun coding for it (possibly coding games), or doing some custom electronics hacking, etc.  But I haven't really given it much thought.

I don't know if anyone has experienced any errors printing, but I discovered that my new color laser occasionally gets mad that Screenshot Captor is not setting a title for print jobs.
I'll upload a new version this week with a bugfix.

General Software Discussion / Re: software to write gamebooks ?
« on: July 02, 2022, 07:20 PM »
Nice!  :up:

DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: July 02, 2022, 07:12 PM »
"Reserved on Mon, July 19, 2021
 Your expected order availability:
Q3 (July-September) 2022"

DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: July 01, 2022, 10:00 PM »
I have one on preorder based on deozaan's excitement, but i dont know why  :P

ShareX support was put in when ShareX was mostly an uploader and not a full screenshot taker, is my memory, and before SC had imageshack uploading.

v1.42.01 - June 27, 2022
  • [Feature] Added -capturehwndat commandline parameter
  • [Improvement] Noticed significant slow capture on some window captures, due to minicap trying to use PrintWin capture mode and failing; this mode is no longer attempted by default (see -trypwcapmode to reenable)
  • [Feature] Added -trypwcapmode tells minicap to try using the PrintWindow capture mode which was used in some older version of windows for minicap older than v1.42
  • [Bugfix] Sometimes printing without printer preview would fail with generic printer driver error, due to no printer document title being set.

Living Room / Re: Arduino anyone?
« on: June 20, 2022, 12:16 PM »
New video:

Living Room / Re: Happy Father's Day 2022
« on: June 19, 2022, 09:58 AM »
Yes, happy father's day to all fathers alive and passed.  A good day to remember our fathers.

Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor
« on: June 17, 2022, 09:24 PM »
LOL to the Demon one.

On kickstarter now:

50 Years of Text Games: From Oregon Trail to A.I. Dungeon
A definitive book about the first half-century of interactive fiction.

Living Room / Re: 3D Printing - General Discussion
« on: June 09, 2022, 05:47 PM »
A tip for 3d printing folks: For most 3d printers you can get replacement nozels and parts where the fillament gets heated and comes out of, very cheaply, and install yourself quite easily.
I recently replaced mine for like $15 and the difference has been huge in terms of less problematic prints -- it's clear to me that my old nozzle/head had started to perform quite badly due to being dirty or whatever.
Feels like I have a new printer now, much more reliable.

Just a tip!

Living Room / Re: Arduino anyone?
« on: June 01, 2022, 06:17 AM »
And here you have a video of the final product in action:

Living Room / Re: Arduino anyone?
« on: May 27, 2022, 03:19 AM »
Yeah I am not a fan of touchscreens.. however.. logically speaking this whole project might have been a LOT simpler if I had just used a touchscreen ui interface and something like a phone app or Raspberry pi, rather than arduino..
But I had more fun this way :)

Living Room / Re: Arduino anyone?
« on: May 26, 2022, 09:37 PM »
If you look at the first picture you'll see the wall mounted big box where the brains of the thing live.. Then there are 3 modules that connect to that via custom usbc cables: A small scale built into the base of espresso machine, a larger black scale in front of the grinder with the cup on it, and the control panel module with keys and screen.

Living Room / Re: Arduino anyone?
« on: May 26, 2022, 09:24 PM »
Some recent photos:

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021: yaydl
« on: May 23, 2022, 03:45 PM »
I still use yaydl, so looking forward to new version!

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:

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