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Skrommel's Software / Re: Run
« on: February 28, 2007, 12:05 AM »
StartMenu2.png

Not possible :D

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Developer's Corner / Re: Linked Lists versus Lists in .NET
« on: February 27, 2007, 01:16 PM »
Yes they were a rage in C for a while and there are of course advantages to using a linked list, like simulating a stack or queue, inserting and deleting items is faster. Also, it's easier to use a neighbouring object directly from another object in iterations. The downside is the overall performance and accessing items in the list. Arraylists are much faster in general and you can access the nth item quickly (myArray[n]). In a LinkedList you have iterate over all items to get to the nth one. And last but not least, sorting linked lists is difficult.

What I don't understand is that Microsoft decided to give us a LinkedList collection in the .NET Framework 2.0 (it's a doubly linked list, so each node points forward and backwards).

The only useful application for a linked list I can think of is something like a preview. For example, you are displaying information on the screen and the user can click buttons to go to the next or previous item. You could easily display information about the next and/or previous items using a linked list; this would be more cumbersome in a normal list I guess.

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Developer's Corner / Re: grr SQL and C#
« on: February 27, 2007, 12:59 PM »
What the fritz_j said and also look up the Now(), Date_Time() and Sub_Date() functions in SQL. They can make it more easy for you I think.

Example:

SELECT *
FROM table
WHERE date_field <= Date_Format(Now(), "%Y-%m-%d")
AND date_field >= Date_Format(Sub_Date(Now(), INTERVAL 7 DAY), "%Y-%m-%d");

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Developer's Corner / Re: Linked Lists versus Lists in .NET
« on: February 27, 2007, 12:51 PM »
Any scenario where an object in your list needs to be aware of a neighbouring object, either singly linked or doubly linked, which is practically never :) I have searched for an answer to this question before, because I was also wondering about it and more than once I stumbled upon pages stating that a linked list is probably the most useless list of all.

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Skrommel's Software / Re: Run
« on: February 27, 2007, 12:42 AM »
The option is enabled... but my start menu looks different than the default (by domain policies) and I cannot change anything about it. Therefore I think that somehow it's disabled. I can drag and drop any other item though...

StartMenu.png

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Living Room / Windows Power Shell 1.0
« on: February 26, 2007, 07:33 AM »
I discovered the Windows Power Shell from Microsoft. This command line shell is absolutely a must-have for any serious IT professional. I've been playing with it a couple of days and the type of information you can get is amazing. A nice touch is that you can use most common *nix/Linux commands as well (Microsoft created a set of aliases for those). Check the Windows Powershell homepage for downloads and documentation. It's on the Windows 2003 Server section, but they have a version that runs on XP and Vista as well.

From the Microsoft site:

Microsoft Windows PowerShell command line shell and scripting language helps IT Professionals achieve greater productivity. Using a new admin-focused scripting language, more than 130 standard command line tools, and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell allows IT Professionals to more easily control system administration and accelerate automation. Windows PowerShell is easy to adopt, learn, and use, because it works with your existing IT infrastructure and existing script investments, and because it runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server “Longhorn”. Exchange Server 2007, System Center Operations Manager 2007, System Center Data Protection Manager V2, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager leverage Windows PowerShell to improve efficiency and productivity.

EDIT: This Microsoft site has a nice collection of sample scripts to get you started.

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Skrommel's Software / Re: Run
« on: February 24, 2007, 01:50 AM »
Just drag and drop the run dialog in the start menu to the desktop, it should work, thats what I did.

I really can't do that :huh: I might have to do with a security policy though. I'm using a company laptop and it has all sorts of restrictions.

83
Skrommel's Software / Re: Run
« on: February 23, 2007, 06:09 PM »
That doesn't work on my version of XP (XP Pro, SP2). I can't drag and create a link for the Run... entry. However, you can press [WIN] + R to show the Run Dialog. Or you can use Fixed Run Dialog.

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How about a coin with DC on it that slides in and out from behind the golden edge at random positions? When clicked it opens a new window to DC...

See example pic.

(Excuse my terrible Photoshop skills :P )

Example.png

85
Living Room / Re: cost of running a pc (in the UK)?
« on: February 23, 2007, 12:03 AM »
i've suspected this 'never off' syndrome for a while so i have several multi socket thingies that have their own on/off switches for each socket. it makes it a lot easier to control what's on/off then as you don't have to physically pull the plug - just flick the switch.

Well I was just wondering about that. I also use socket extensions with a switch and if you still have the meter, I wonder if you could measure between the wall socket and the multi-socket extension to see if power is still being drained or not (with the switch 'off' of course).

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Living Room / Re: cost of running a pc (in the UK)?
« on: February 22, 2007, 12:53 PM »
I heard about devices consuming power while 'off' before, but I never reckoned they would consume so much! Since the device is not really 'using' power, I wonder if it's the result of some sort of leakage.

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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Browser? With Roboform?
« on: February 22, 2007, 12:13 PM »
It's amazing how quickly one can go from being a mature computer user to being a newbie again.  Is there an option or extension in Firefox which reopens the tabs from a previous browsing session automatically when starting a new one, a la Opera or Maxthon?

Thanks for any help,

Jeff

If you use FireFox 2.0 or higher, it's a built-in option now. It works great, for single and multiple tabs.

(http://www.mozilla.c...irefox/features.html)

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Developer's Corner / Re: Best Application for Simple Game Development?
« on: February 22, 2007, 12:03 PM »
Better yet, check THIS out:


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RPG Maker XP is specifically for RPG making...

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Developer's Corner / Re: Best Application for Simple Game Development?
« on: February 22, 2007, 11:57 AM »
Well, you should really check out http://www.kidsprogr...nguage.com/index.php

There's another thread about it here: https://www.donation...?topic=7259.msg52028

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Excellent site nudone! Quite remarkable :Thmbsup:

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Developer's Corner / Re: C# TreeView problem
« on: February 22, 2007, 09:52 AM »
Thanks for the tip! I'll check it out when I have time :) I might work I think!

92
Living Room / Re: The Machine Is US
« on: February 21, 2007, 01:45 PM »
... and was blown away by what I perceived to be a highly effective way of contextualizing the information for students. Brilliant.

I agree with f0dder about a missing wOw factor - in fact it was a bit of a disappointment. BUT, I agree with Darwin about the way the information is presented. That's indeed brilliant and most appreciated if it's in your line of work.

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Living Room / Re: New footage of JFK motorcade is discovered...no joke
« on: February 20, 2007, 01:11 PM »
The site must be flooded by visitors! I'm downloading the movie (5.0 Mb) at a rate of a whopping 4 Kb/s. I'm very curious about the contents though!  :tellme:

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Living Room / Re: The Machine Is US
« on: February 20, 2007, 01:06 PM »
I use to have a blog, but then the guys at Eponym.com decided to go bling-bling and make me pay for their previously free services :( They had awesome editing (full HTML + CSS editing) and now I can't find a good free blogging site anymore...

95
Living Room / Re: Extended Character Aascii Art questions
« on: February 19, 2007, 01:27 PM »
Hey man, you got software from AmoK :) I used to be a member and coder for them. As a matter of fact, I see my name is still listed on the site *lol*.

!!! Big P.S.: AmoK has NOTHING to do with cracking other applications !!! (Before the flaming starts :P)

Any ways, maybe you can use ASCII Art Studio. It full of functionality and supports extended characters.

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Yes I plan to make it a plugin / add-on which can be customized easily, but first I have to make the core application function well enough ;) After that I will start researching how to handle this particular subject. I find it very useful myself so it's on the top of my todo-list :)

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 ;D

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It's still far from a beta version, but the program will be freeware no matter what and I will probably publish some alphas and betas on DC to get opinions and bug reports.

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You might also consider the fact to program your editor or utility to treat accent letters like ù, é, ê, Â as regular letters.

Yes I forgot to mention that. I'm from Europe so I'm used to the concept of accented letters and I will take them into account.  :up:

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Living Room / Re: Knology Connection Speed Test
« on: February 15, 2007, 04:02 PM »
@JGP: wow that's a way off result! Look at the round trip time and max pause...

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