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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2020: How can I be of service to you?
« on: November 10, 2019, 07:47 AM »
(this isn't my thread, you know)

No problemo! Discuss as you please!  :-*

The thread served its main purpose already :Thmbsup:


N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2020: How can I be of service to you?
« on: November 08, 2019, 08:23 AM »
I have been long searching for a really nice code-snippet keeper.

Thanks for your participation BGM! pdCodeBank it is for N.A.N.Y 2020!  :Thmbsup:

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / N.A.N.Y. 2020: How can I be of service to you?
« on: November 07, 2019, 08:46 AM »
Hello there!

As I've been invited to join N.A.N.Y. 2020 by mouser (thank you!) I would like to use this opportunity to ask if you guys have a program bigger than a "snack" you would like me to code?

My aim is being of most service to the community so if you have an idea for a medium-sized program you'd like to have implemented, feel free to shoot it below :)

While the core of development will be done in December; November is still young so you're invited to make suggestions at ease. Windows/Linux is OK.


Post New Requests Here / Re: Book synopsis template
« on: November 02, 2019, 10:42 AM »
Take your time AMIGO; the month is young & I'm around :)


Post New Requests Here / Re: Book synopsis template
« on: October 30, 2019, 10:27 PM »
Thanks PD, but how do I make it work?

Hello fred, my pleasure! :)

Feel free to grab a copy of the program: Book Synopsis Template v0.1.0 download-1294449_16.png

It should be very intuitive (see video):

Anything else, just "shout"; this is the very first version so there's always room for improvement.

Rest assured assistance is just one message away :Thmbsup:


Post New Requests Here / Re: Book synopsis template
« on: October 27, 2019, 06:50 PM »
Roger that Fred!

I've made an itsy-bitsy change to make this more flexible / future-proof.

You now need "entry-begin" and "entry-end" comments in your "template.txt" file (in the same directory).

Code: HTML5 [Select]
  1. <section class="container">
  3.   <p class="txt--center font-bold--200">[CHARACTER-NAME] Series</p>
  5.   <article>
  7.     <!-- entry-begin -->
  8.     <div>
  10.       <h2 id="[BOOK-ID]">[BOOK-TITLE]</h2>
  12.       <a href="[FILE-PATH]"><img src="[IMAGE-PATH]" alt="book-cover" height="200" /></a>
  14.       <p>[BOOK-SYNOPSIS] <a class="read-book-link--maroon" href="[FILE-PATH]">Read the book!</a></p>
  16.     </div>
  17.     <!-- entry-end -->
  19.   </article>

The program should be done by tomorrow [took one more day, but it's complete], to go along October's end releases.


General Software Discussion / Re: download online video
« on: October 27, 2019, 08:16 AM »
The site with the news video I want is mentioned, but I wasn't able to install youtube-dl. :( The required Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package is installed, but the youtube-dl installer fails again and again...

There is a portable release of youtube-dl (GUI):


Hopefully it gets the job done :Thmbsup:


Post New Requests Here / Re: Book synopsis template
« on: October 25, 2019, 10:11 AM »
OK, final bit of input needed:

- E-book extensions?

(For file browse dialog filter)


[EDIT: taking a guess with EPUB, MOBI, AZW, PDF, ODF and LIT. Just want you to confirm your books' file extensions as they are on disk, given their variety on the market :Thmbsup:]

Post New Requests Here / Re: Book synopsis template
« on: October 21, 2019, 06:00 PM »
Hi, thanks for this ... in the last <p> "read the book" anchor, I've added the synopsis and a space after.

Roger that! (I'm working with a copy from your first post, so it's ok)

Don't despair Fred; this definitely comes out in current releases' batch.


We're almost there!

Post New Requests Here / Re: Book synopsis template
« on: October 20, 2019, 05:51 AM »
OK, I've started the "Book Synopsis Template" GUI project.

Replacements being:

Code: HTML5 [Select]
  1. <section class="container">
  3.   <p class="txt--center font-bold--200">[CHARACTER-NAME]  Series</p>
  5.   <article>
  7.     <div>
  9.       <h2 id="[BOOK-ID]">[BOOK-TITLE]</h2>
  11.       <a href="[FILE-PATH]"><img src="[IMAGE-PATH]" alt="book-cover" height="200" /></a>
  13.       <p><a class="read-book-link--maroon" href=[FILE-PATH]">Read the book!</a></p>
  15.     </div>
  17.   </article>

Posting first release version next.

Preferably in a .ini file in the same directory (so that the app is kept portable)

Okay, after trying some ini libraries (such as Enichan/Ini) It's back to simple dotnet-native XML.

Should be rather easy to read & edit too.

Apart from this, the program reflects your petitions to the letter.

Expect it in the next few days, as I'm resuming October's releases :Thmbsup:


whoa i forgot how awesome the coders here are  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

Thank you for sharing your appreciation superboyac, it is my passion and my pleasure to assist :-*

I just want to ask what languages to include on first version.


Top 20 languages? Just these two?


Post New Requests Here / Re: Book synopsis template
« on: October 18, 2019, 06:42 PM »
Fred, two questions:

  • Is what you want simply a GUI with a text field for inserting synopsis, then replacing "[SYNOPSIS GOES HERE]" in your HTML snippet?
  • What's the source of the synopsis text? We may be able to query/fetch all of them them right into the HTML, in a sequential automated batch.


Hello again Jim!

Two points as I implement improvements:

1.  Would you like to have the ability to define/select a different directory from the app? Perhaps adding multiple directories containing sound files?

As there's a settings file now, it's possible to add & save multiple sound sources.

2. Regarding active time:

3) I'm a teacher and I use my laptop in class. During class, I need to have the program silenced, but during office hours, I want to keep it running.

This can be done automatically via scheduled active hours.

I guess you would prefer to have a schedule form in addition to the manual mute option?

Please do provide feedback to make the best program for you :up:


Hi Stephen, the proggie is shaping. I just want to ask what languages to include on first version.

(English + Italian are there)


Also, would like to get your feedback about adding a new shortcut (say, CTRL + SHIFT + F6) to invoke foreign word count directly; this way there's less GUI involved.


Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea: Global Word Counter (GWC)
« on: October 09, 2019, 11:25 PM »
Thank you for your interest in helping. Unfortunately, I am not understanding.

Hey! No worries CT. Actually, no need to understand the former message as I can make it as per your original request.

Used offline on my Windows 10 laptop. It would be something like a keylogger, but would not record any keystrokes only the fact a key was pressed and increment a counter.

As I code for the public domain and all of the program's source code is open, the fact it doesn't act as a "recording" keylogger is provable so this isn't a concern.

In short: I'll take this as per your original requirements!  :Thmbsup:


Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea: Global Word Counter (GWC)
« on: October 09, 2019, 06:03 AM »
Hello Calvin, I'm working on a "Multilingual Word Counter":

First part (CTRL-C word counter) comes for evaluation within some days.

If you consider such a copy functionality as viable, your Global Word Counter idea can be made a derivative from this code.

It's half-built. I recently did a formatter with the initial monitor functionality: Clipboard Call Number Formatter v0.1.0

What do you say? Can it work via clipboard?

Wowie Jim, I'm very happy of our interactions too! Thank you very much for joining the movement!  :)

Patron by patron we'll make great things as a joint group spread across the forums, from which every interacting user can enjoy the resulting programs & other developers can also re-use the source code.

...I'm 100% willing to devote full-time to assisting the fellows via code.

It is my dream to make a living helping others. It brings tears to my eyes to have it become a reality day by day, thanks to many kind fellows in the software community.

Software itself is truly wonderful! It has a multiplier effect: by serving an user ALL the other users with the same need are served too.

That's priceless!

I'm also using this as a space to record a wishlist for possible future features.

Your suggestions are possible indeed and are going to be programmed into the next releases in the 0.x branch during this October.

Semantic versioning is being used for these public domain releases so the whole 0.x branch is for adding features and bug fixes. There's no rush to make it v1.0; better to make it a solid applications serving its purpose to its fullest.

Also, you're correct: the program now uses a single system timer for all modes, so it's basically using brand new logic which introduced "quirks" to iron-out.

But hey! that's why we're here for.

A most-grateful,

Random Sounds App v0.2.0


> Release + download_16.png Download link

v0.2.0 changes:
  • Add "minutes from the hour" mode.
  • Fix form size.
  • Update about message.
  • Add remaining time to next play.
  • Add remember last selected radio button.
  • Add guard against empty sounds list.
  • Add silencing player when turning off or changing mode.

Usage video:

Enjoy!  :Thmbsup:

Formal release for fellow users in the making!

It's uploaded :Thmbsup:

Release: Title Changer Launcher Generator v0.1.0

Usage video:


Post New Requests Here / Re: Android?? Basic simple countdown timer....
« on: September 27, 2019, 07:45 AM »
Wonder how hard it would be to use existing Java code, and make a tiny Android app as requested.

You're right nkormanik, it should be possible to peek at ready-made source code (i.e. from GitHub) to "inspire" an app with your requirements.

I currently have a list of ~4 programs to end the month (busy weekend ahead  :)).

If nobody's taking this after my next round of releases, I can do this one for you. No prob.


At the moment, when you click the ON radio button, none of the settings below are selected by default, so it's not actually ON.

Roger that Jim. Fixing it!

Chances are next release comes this weekend [Extended by Jim]. Stay tuned :up:

UPDATE: main functionality is complete :) Only small details such as about box remain... (I'm devoting to it)

In-place allows for launchers to replace target programs in disk so start menu + other shortcuts continue to work smoothly.

It also got easier since the "previous title" field is not needed any longer.


If you want to peek at the code, MainForm.cs

Formal release for fellow users in the making! Cheers

My pleasure Jim! :)

Please let me know if that doesn't make much sense!

Your suggestions make perfect sense! Let's engage with doing them as soon as scriptkid's code is set.

...Chances are both programs are complete this very week to end the month successfully! :Thmbsup:


This solution can be deemed "permanent" as long as you don't revert to the original file names...

Let's give this one a try scriptkid. We can grow in complexity as the situation demands it.

We're going to accompany you all the way for achieving this; going from simpler to more complex solutions until one fits :Thmbsup:


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