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Living Room / Re: Would you like a rare & valuable Cody mug?
« on: December 02, 2006, 02:52 AM »
lol I didn't even know that was a contest! I just saw app's signature and joined the team for fun :)
Congrats Dr-Leech!

Living Room / Re: Qwerty Warriors: Flash Game of the Day
« on: December 02, 2006, 02:29 AM »
Awesome game :) I made to it to #15 on my first try lol

Living Room / Re: Happy articles and stories
« on: December 01, 2006, 01:56 PM »
Are you planning to take it online or print it on paper? I checked online a bit and there's a site at but it's not accessible though. In the couple of minutes I couldn't find a site for it, so I think it's a good idea that definitely has a market. If I stumble upon some upbeat reporting I'll post it for you ;)

Living Room / Re: Best Freeware FTP client?
« on: December 01, 2006, 01:35 PM »
Okay, well seems like I picked the right one, right away  :D Good to know ;)

They hover by just jumping in the air all the time, using only the frames of them in the air  :D You can tell by the motion blur at the feet. This is really awesome and it must’ve taken quite some time to make!

Living Room / Best Freeware FTP client?
« on: December 01, 2006, 09:31 AM »
What do you guys think is the best freeware FTP client and why?

I just installed Filezilla but haven’t tested it yet.

Well you can out the requests in Coding Snacks to get some ideas  :P

What's the Best? / Re: Open source vector graphics software?
« on: November 30, 2006, 03:26 PM »
I think InkScape is the best for SVG really, but that may be personal taste  :P

Developer's Corner / Re: Best Programming Music
« on: November 30, 2006, 12:12 PM »
I prefer no music or sound at all while coding, but sometimes I put on some Portishead or Leonard Cohen to get myself quasi-depressed and that usually brings out the best ideas :)

Living Room / Re: What's your "Autism Quotient"?
« on: November 30, 2006, 07:50 AM »
That could explain my ‘bad’ score. I’m pretty much unable to pretend I’m someone else.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple PC Usage Timer
« on: November 30, 2006, 05:44 AM »
Yes you can, you can edit the text file on each PC and name the field differently. But for the SQL Update command I need to specify a WHERE clause, identifying the row to use. If the table has only one row then that’s not a problem though.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple PC Usage Timer
« on: November 30, 2006, 05:01 AM »
On another note: the password which I used in the example is ‘john’ without quotes, just in case you can’t exit the program anymore :P

Another question about the SQL part: I assume you have multiple PC’s running, so what is the key in identifying the correct row in the table? Do you use the computername or some other ID I could get in the program?

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple PC Usage Timer
« on: November 30, 2006, 04:50 AM »
Using an SQL DB along with it is quite easy to implement. What I can do is expand the program to read some data about the server from another textfile or hardcode it. The program can then connect to the DB and set the field accordingly. I prefer the method of reading critical server data from a text file so that you can change these settings yourself in case you ever change the server or something. All the program needs to know is the server name, database name, table name and field name. I don’t need to know these things, you can enter them yourselves, but I do need to know whether I can use a trusted connection or a username/password combination?

Living Room / Re: What's your "Autism Quotient"?
« on: November 30, 2006, 01:56 AM »
38... something I expected though :-[ I have some issues  :D

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple PC Usage Timer
« on: November 30, 2006, 01:35 AM »
Okay I made some progress. I’m still have to find a way to intercept the Windows key to prevent access to the start menu though.

Some instructions for this version:

After installation is complete go to the installation folder and edit the file ‘info.rtf’ with MS Word or Windows Wordpad to suit your needs. This is the text displayed on the start page.

There is also a file called ‘pw.file’. You can open this with Notepad or any other plain text editor. This file contains the MD5 hash for the shutdown password. You can generate a valid hash for your password on Just type your password and click button to generate the hash. Copy the result into the file on the first line (!) and save it. This is the best security I can offer in this short period of time :) Cracking an MD5 hash is not easy though and one has to resort to brute forcing so I guess it will suffice for this purpose.

Please try it out so far and let me know what you think.

Hi everyone!

My real name is John Willemse, I’m 33 and living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I work for a multi-national company as a local IT Security Officer. All the fun jobs were taken I guess, but it pays good and I have a new company car without markings :P. Luckily I get to code some stuff too every now and then. Any ways, my main ‘hobby’ is programming and I’m quite proficient in VB .NET and C#. I don’t have Visual Studio with C# so I wrote a fully functional C# compiler in VB .NET to help myself out :). I also know Java, Javascript and C/C++ but not as good though.

My other hobbies are kick boxing, logic puzzles, reading tech stuff, keeping up with the latest gadgets and playing Xbox.

I’m married for almost 5 years now and I have 2 children, my son Keony is 3 and my daughter Ashley is 12 (different mother).

That’s about it. I’m not good at this stuff so drop me a message if you want to know more ;)

Congrats Tinjaw! You must be a happy man right now  ;) I’m jealous!!  :P

Post New Requests Here / Re: Ideas wanted for a Cody Typing Flash Game
« on: November 29, 2006, 05:07 AM »
Well since Cody looks like a pigeon, I assume he is a pigeon. What do pigeons do for fun? Drop their load on innocent peoples’ heads and clothes, for one. But that may turn out a bit nasty for a fun game. Pigeons also like to eat bread crumbs thrown at them. So maybe you can depict Cody walking around, desperately looking for some crumbs. Words are flying across the screen and when typed in completely, the words ‘explode’ into bread crumbs falling on the ground. The longer or more difficult the word, or the faster the word was typed, the more crumbs it will generate. This will partially regenerate Cody’s health bar. Increasing levels will cause the health bar to deplete sooner and faster typing is required to keep Cody alive. If you take that as the basis for the game, you can think of plenty off ‘add-ons’ like bonus words that regenerate Cody’s health completely, or bogus words that will cause his health to further deplete.

You can make the game increasingly more difficult by choosing more difficult words and/or let them pass faster.

Just my random thoughts here... what do you think?

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple PC Usage Timer
« on: November 29, 2006, 12:16 AM »
Today I’m gonna work on it further. I haven’t had time in the past days, sorry ‘bout that.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple PC Usage Timer
« on: November 24, 2006, 07:10 AM »
I’ll look into it.   :up:

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple PC Usage Timer
« on: November 24, 2006, 07:01 AM »
No problem! I’ll just setup a frame for the text and let you know how to define the text for it later. Do you still want a background image?

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple PC Usage Timer
« on: November 24, 2006, 06:55 AM »
Ruffnekk–Sorry it took me so long to get back to you.

I set up a test machine and installed your app. It’s damn near perfect! That password prompt is an excellent idea.

Couple of changes and I’d be happy as larry:
- Hide the taskbar (Form1) entry–maybe in system tray?
- When I hit the keyboard start button on the START page, the start menu appears. Maybe someway to disable the start button til START is clicked
- Possible to display Last Session Time on START page once stop is clicked?
- Possible to configure either an image or text to display on the START page?

Okay, your last two ‘requirements’ are easy, those are things I haven’t implemented yet in this alpha version. If you want you can send me an image to act as the background image... or send me whatever text you want there.

I can hide the form from the taskbar too. I forgot earlier.

What exactly do you mean by ‘When I hit the keyboard start button on the START page, the start menu appears. Maybe someway to disable the start button til START is clicked’

Do you mean the ‘Windows’ key with the Widows logo on it? If so, I can probably intercept it or hide the start menu all together.

I’m glad you like it so far, I’ll work on this later on and let you know about any progress ;)

I already have a great idea for this  :D
But I’m not going to tell  :P

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Create shortcuts from a list
« on: November 24, 2006, 01:53 AM »
Can’t you just use splut.Length?

I’m definitely in! :Thmbsup: I just have to think of something useful now...  :huh:

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