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Living Room / Re: how to log boot process cpu utilization?
« on: June 08, 2007, 08:36 AM »
Thanks for the info.

BTW - I just found another helpful tool - Runalyzer from the Spybot guys...  http://www.safer-net...runalyzer/index.html




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Living Room / how to log boot process cpu utilization?
« on: June 07, 2007, 10:07 PM »
Is there an easy way to log/review CPU/process utilizatin during the (xp) boot process?
My start up time (finishing with Firefox loading) seems to be slower than usual - I'd just like to understand the cpu/time time used by the start up processes.  I know I could setup snmp for this but it's been awhile since I've done that and am hoping there is a tool I can just 'run' to record the data.

thanks

PS - There are a some entertaining picture galleries at 'dark roasted' (eg the google sign & 'really bad wiring jobs')  http://thrillingwond...lletin-bloopers.html

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General Software Discussion / Re: www.mind-mapping.org
« on: May 30, 2007, 06:15 PM »
Well - thanks to all - now I know ;D

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General Software Discussion / www.mind-mapping.org
« on: May 30, 2007, 06:00 PM »
FYI - this site has an extensive list/summary of knowledge mgmt. tools.
If you are looking for such it's a good reference site.
For example - a link to their search results for Windows Outlining tools
http://www.mind-mapp...=Show+selected+items

This is also worthwhile if your looking for outliners - http://john.redmood.com/organizers.html

ps - A noob question about editing posts - how do I create a normal text hyperlink - I don't understand how to use the "Insert Hyperlink" tag which shows bracket/url/bracket

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Living Room / Any myBase Desktop usere here?
« on: May 25, 2007, 03:37 PM »
I'm thinking of buying myBase desktop - it looks great for my needs.  But I notice there are no forums at wjjsoft or elsewhere - which seems odd.  Are there any myBase usergroups or lists?  How is the support fro myBase if you send them a question?  I may have several as I get started....the manual is good but does not go in depth on a few areas.

thanks





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Living Room / Re: Recommendation - Shirusupad
« on: May 25, 2007, 02:40 AM »
That clock is a good one - Sarbyx Trayclock - http://www.sarbyxlab...com/en/download.html

Note - there are many available font/color styles - use an image browser in the appropriate subfolder to see them.  The one I use was tweaked by adjusting hue and contrast (i got bad eyes;-)

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Thanks for the link.

What I'd like is a way to add my menu itemss/links to the HELP menu of any application.   I assume that is not possible.... and so would like suggestions for alternative tools to do something similar.
I may end up just creating my own note or html page with a list of my apps, and the links I want to include for each app.

Barrett

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Living Room / Recommendation - Shirusupad
« on: May 24, 2007, 02:04 PM »
See http://hem.bredband....t/danielc/about.html (or with ads http://www.shirusupad.tk )

This is a tiny clip/reminder tool that works great for me - just wanted to let you know.
The author (in his forums) says it needs a rewrite - but I have had no problem with it)

Barrett

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General Software Discussion / Custom Help menu - any options?
« on: May 23, 2007, 03:20 PM »
I often wish there was (in every Windows Menu) a 'MyHelp' menu item that would allow me to put in my own shortcuts for links to 'my' help or project info files.    These are typically local documents (html or a text/note tool files) that have additional 'how I did it' notes, or project notes.

I remember Barnacle - but never used it - is that a good option for this?   Maybe a (tiny) macro tool? so I could press some key combo, or click a tray icon - and a list of my links for the active application would pop up?    Any other ideas?
thanks

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I don't have a linux box....just two XPhome PCs, and a Linksys router.

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Hi and thanks for the help.   Based on some of the suggestions I found a BIOS upgrade to my dell allows me to turn it on (from shutdown state) at a predetermined time.  So that will be my solution for now.

I also have another PC that I'd like to power on for the same maintenance purposes..but have not found a bios upgrade for this pc that allows it to come alive.  So, am thinking to  use a 'Wake on Lan' signal sent to it.  I found some tools for sending a WOL packet  - from a linux box - but not from an XPHome box.  If anyone knows how to send a WOL packet from XPhome pls tell me.

thanks again to the helpful folks here at DonationCoder.

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If I use Hibernation to save power...how can I keep the PC running, or wake it up, for batch/maintenance jobs?  Generally I schedule this once a week...but not sure what to do if I also want to save power with hibernate mode.

thanks for any solutions/ideas....

Barret

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Living Room / Re: OT Help Request - registry issue
« on: April 14, 2007, 12:37 PM »
Yes...but I don't mind checking again.  I have been rebooting each time change the Reg file.
thanks for the help...  I'm sure there is a fix but 'what a pain'

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Living Room / Re: OT Help Request - registry issue
« on: April 14, 2007, 12:02 PM »
nosh....Thanks, I was not familiar with that option.  Unforturnately that does not seem  to be the probem - I set the user to have full control, and she was already a member of Administrators.  I reran the .reg script to allow 'save settings' but I still cannot save desktop icon positions.
-Barrett

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Living Room / OT Help Request - registry issue
« on: April 14, 2007, 10:47 AM »
I posted this info in some tech forums but have not gotten a response...so I thought I'd try here even tho I realize this is not a support forum...

I have an XPhome PC that no longer saves desktop icon positions.  I have seen/fixed this probleme before by editing the 'nosaevsettings' key as shown below in a script from http://www.kellys-ko...xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SystemTray"="SysTray.Exe"


I've also got X-Setup which has an option/checkbox for this setting.  And, a right Click menu optoin (on MyComputer) to "Save Desktop Icon Layout" - and it pops up a box that says 'Saved".    But none of these things have worked and I cannot save desktop icons - they are always autoarranged on the left side.

If you have any ideas how I fix his please let me know.... Thanks!

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Thanks very much!

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Thanks... I'm interested in the reg keys - do they force wallpaper to stretch?

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Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Bmap - modify to strecth Wallpaper
« on: April 02, 2007, 11:56 AM »
bmap (http://www.geocities...imakoto/main_en.html) is a great little tool I use to quickly browse and change wallpaper.  Unfortunately the Wallpaper command does not Stretch the image to fit.  I'm not a programmer...and realize there are many other ways to change wallpaper...but thought it could not  hurt to ask if someone could mod the source to strecth the wallpaper.   The source is available on the linked page.

Thanks.

Barrett
Note - I originally got bmap from Tim RIces page - bcheck.net - but have not been able to load his page for a few days.

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General Software Discussion / Monitor Resolution change tools?
« on: March 31, 2007, 10:43 PM »
Hi,
Can anyone recommend a tool for quickly changing video settings?  I have an Nvidia setup and their latest software - which includes some desktop utilities for doing this.  But I stopped loading that because it seemed unwieldy.  And I usually can usually find some free/donationware that works better.

I plan to try Reso from bcheck.net when their server is back online.
I tried http://www.southbaypc.com/FastRes/ but it lists every setting (see image) - and I'd prefer a smaller list of resolution optoins - maybe just a few I choose to display.

Update.... I just found ToggleRes which looks good for me - it toggles between 2 res settings you predefine  http://users.forthne...grams/toggleres.html

Also found WIRM2.  http://www.prometheu...uk/noshok/index2.htm

Thanks for any other recommendations

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General Software Discussion / Volume Control recommendation
« on: March 19, 2007, 10:32 PM »
Hi all,
I just found a freebie that solves a minor annoyance (for me anyway) by providing a convenient way to adjust/mute volume via the mouse.    http://www.zvolume.com/

hope it helps someone.

FBJ

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That's news to me...hope someone can answer that.
I'm not familiar with that list but will check it out.

What is the URL for that list/info??

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General Software Discussion / Crossloop.com - Remote Control freeware
« on: January 24, 2007, 05:53 PM »
Hi,

I've always had a hassle getting my non tech friends/family to work with VNC.   But these guys have it super simplified and it worked first time out.  If you need remote control check this out - http://www.crossloop.com
Highly Recommened.

Barrett

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General Software Discussion / FYI - Address Book & Event Manger
« on: January 22, 2007, 01:25 PM »
Hi all,
I did not find anything here about these 2 freeware tools and I like them both.
For the coders (not me) the PEM is open source.

Address Book - www.freebyte.com/addressbook/

PEM - Personal Event Manager - http://www5.brinkste...olombo/pem/index.htm

Barrett

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General Software Discussion / Re: CPU Utilization Alerter ?
« on: December 12, 2006, 03:08 PM »
FYI - a semi-related Freeware I just stumbled on....
http://www.steamcore.se/

Process Controller A tiny tray app to control your process priorities by creating simple rules. This software is in alpha status and is in no way complete.

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General Software Discussion / Re: CPU Utilization Alerter ?
« on: December 11, 2006, 01:39 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions.
  What a great forum!
Barrett

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