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General Software Discussion / Re: Irfanview4 released
« on: May 29, 2007, 07:13 AM »
I know I would like to remote control Media Player Classic...   ;)

This is a piece of cake with AutoHotkey.  I have the following hotkey'd for MPC:

Volume up/down
Next/prev audio track
Next/prev subtitle
Close MPC

This functionality is part of my larger AHK amp script that controls Winamp/Foobar, MPC, WMP, ScreamerRadio and XaMp studio.  It wouldn't take much to break out the MPC functionality and build a quick GUI for it (if you're interested).

N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2007 / Re: Volt - v0.0.6 - December 17, 2006
« on: May 08, 2007, 01:56 AM »
Good to hear.  So, does it work in Vista?  I'm curious to know.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Screamer Radio fontend - ScreamerMenu
« on: April 24, 2007, 04:19 AM »
Skrommel, I've written (quite a while ago) a global hotkey front-end for Screamer.  Interested in incorporating it into your app?

N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2007 / Re: Volt - v0.0.6 - December 17, 2006
« on: April 05, 2007, 06:06 AM »
Does this support windows vista? I tried it, and it didn't do anything to my volume while on vista, I haven't tried it on xp yet.

I really doubt it.  I've no desire to access or install Vista.  Apologies.

I did release a later version that isn't on this thread.  You can download it here:

It offers recursive zipping as well as a single wildcard (*.jpg, etc.) option.  If you find problems with it...don't hesitate to let me know.  Thanks.  =]

And I'm happy that Miranda doesn't do any text formatting, that's a plus for me :)

I concur whole-heartedly; plain-text only for me as well.  I've been using Miranda for several years (since it was an ICQ-only clone) with minimal issues.

N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2007 / Re: Cody Mug for NANY Participants
« on: January 19, 2007, 03:34 AM »
Wow, what do you do at work, skwire? :)
I'm a senior network engineer for a large-ish ISP.

N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2007 / Re: Cody Mug for NANY Participants
« on: January 18, 2007, 01:04 PM » bad.   =]  Those six actually form one desktop space on a Sun server.  Two mini-fridges right below them, too.  =]

N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2007 / Re: Cody Mug for NANY Participants
« on: January 18, 2007, 12:29 PM »
Thanks!  I need a third for the complete cockpit-view.  I keed!  I keed!

N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2007 / Re: Cody Mug for NANY Participants
« on: January 18, 2007, 12:13 PM »

Here's two shots of me at my desk at home...


...and one at my desk at work (camera phone for this one...sorry about the quality).


N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2007 / Volt - v0.0.6 - December 17, 2006
« on: December 17, 2006, 10:33 AM »
Volt - v0.0.6 - December 17, 2006
  • First public release.

I humbly submit "Volt", a tray-based, hotkey-driven system volume controller.  The app is a redux of VolumeTray ( that can use the same skin format but that will allow me to add/change a few things that VolumeTray does not have/allow.

Tray menu and default skin icon:

Options dialog:


Main installer:

Help file (CHM format):

Additional "Mirrored" skin pack:

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Create shortcuts from a list
« on: December 12, 2006, 11:45 AM »
if you can find a commandline program to make a single shortcut of a file,

Here's one I've had in my toolkit forever called SLink.  I've attached it to this post.

([email protected] 11:40:36)
Probe/ ~$slink
SLink  -  Command line Windows shortcut file creator
  2003(c) Stephane Grobety - Released under BSD license
  Slink <source file name> [<target file name>]
  Slink -?
  <source file name>: Source file. Can be a wild card
  <target file name>: Optional target name of the Shortcut.
  -?: This help text
If Source file name is a wild card, the target MUST be a folder.

You're welcome; I'm happy to help.  =]

Here's the latest version (v0.0.3) with some fairly comprehensive error-checking.  Let me know how it works for you.  Thanks.


Count me in.

1. I entered 8 in the Size field and all (almost) the resulting zip files are more than 8 MB in size. Pls chk the attached screenshot. Is this a bug? I think this will be fixed by being able to specify the size field in bytes and not in megs.

No, it's not a bug; it's a by-product of the way the app works.  It goes through the list of files in the folder one-by-one (in order) and keeps track of the total size.  Once the amount goes over the value you entered, it zips those and the process repeats until there are no more files in the directory.  In other words, there is no magic algorithm going on that scans the whole folder and attempts to make perfect-sized zip files.

2. If the Output directory doesn't exist, even tho the prog says that zip files are generated, they aren't. Ideally the output directory has to be created if it doesn't exist.

Again, there is little to no error-checking implemented at this point; the GUI was more of a proof-of-concept for you.

3. Rename the program from Sri-zip to "SPinZip" (SP = Span, in = independently). That is, this is a program that generates spanned zip files that are independent of each other.

Can do.

4. What's the max. allowable value in Compression field?


I've attached the setup package for the GUI version.  There is only very basic error checking involved at this point.  Let me know how you like it and if you'd like anything changed.

Yes. Please do. Being able to specify the max individual .zip file size is useful. Also, if you can code it such a way that there is a provision to enter the name used for the generated zip files.

Like if I enter "skwire", it should output "", "" etc.

Easily done.

Another way it could be extended is by giving the user an option of output being .zip or .rar.

I could write the code to do that, however, the end-user would have to provide the rar.exe themselves since it's not a free program.  If I'm mistaken, somebody please correct me.

Great to hear.  If you'd like, I can make up a GUI for it with options for zip size, output directory, etc.

Try the attached version.

Hmmm...not sure what the issue could be.  It works here in my (albeit limited) testing.  Is the zip.exe file in the same folder as sri-zip.exe?  Each zip is generated sequentially so you should be able to watch them be created in the zips folder as the script runs.

Mind giving me a small sample of the filenames you're using?

Are the new .zip files placed some where else?

Hmmm...they shouldn't be.

What will their names be?

Since it's the closest post to the top that I can edit, I'm going to hijack it to provide the latest download link for SpinZip.  I had a report of the links pointing at not working properly so please use this link instead:

SpinZip v0.0.9.0

Here's a quick-n-dirty script.  Unzip the attached file to its own folder and run sri-zip.exe (or sri-zip.ahk if you have AutoHotkey installed).  A folder dialog will pop up, select the folder that contains the files you want to zip and click OK.  There's no GUI (except for the tray icon) so a message box will pop up when the app has finished running and you'll find your zips in a "zips" sub-folder of the one you chose when running the script.  Currently, it does no recursion through folders (all your files must be in the folder you chose at the start) so if you want something more configurable, just ask.  I can write up a GUI for it in no time.  Let me know how it works for you.

General Software Discussion / Re: IDEA: Kid-Safe browser
« on: November 24, 2006, 08:09 AM »
My daughter really likes the Kidz CD 1 and Kidz CD 2 at

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