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Living Room / Re: Java Update on Tuesday
« on: January 17, 2013, 07:32 PM »
why would that be any different from the technetwork page?

Because the more dev-oriented types probably wouldn't want the dratted thing, and it's generally poor practice to tick off your developers?

Of course, Joe User apparently doesn't mind toolbars... (have we had a poll asking the most toolbars you've had to clean off someone's pc?)

Great questions!  I have used Dorgem in the past for single cameras (although it supports multiple) but they're locally attached.  Also have a Linksys wireless IP camera (one of the cheapie ones, no pan/tilt/zoom) that came with its own software, but the camera regularly loses its address.

After you get your six months of diddling done, please let us know what works!  ;D

I would be remiss if I did not mention SPFLite here, which is basically a Windows version of the old IBM ISPF editor, with some enhancements.  I used ISPF for years so I'm used to how it works, and it has some capabilities that are hard to match in other editors.  I use SPFLite not often but regularly these days.

And now that someone has mentioned KEXX I will have to do some looking... I have used Rexx (Regina specifically) for lots of scripting tasks that plain batch won't handle and I'm curious how Kexx compares.

When was the dotTech article written?  He complained that Ditto doesn't date stamp its entries or allow search.  In fact if you hover over an entry for a moment the popup shows the Added and Last Used dates, and there is a search field right across the bottom of the window.  I'm not sure how you could miss those.

General Software Discussion / Re: A new harddisk for my old notebook?
« on: January 08, 2013, 10:43 AM »
Oh, I don't think you have enough options yet...  how about trying Disk2vhd while it's all running fine, then run the resulting vhd in Virtualbox on a new PC... then you get your familiar environment and programs, just as they are now, running probably at least as fast, on new hardware (with a new warranty)?  :P

Screenshot Captor / Re: More Autonaming tokens
« on: January 08, 2013, 10:17 AM »
I like those ideas, especially the %clean% idea!  (Although my condolences for having to work in SharePoint! :P)

For my part, a purchaser of Photoshop 7, CS1, CS2 and CS3, I heartily applaud the result, no matter how incredibly absurdly it has been handled.  Adobe licensing assistance is THE PITS.  A valid licensee can install the software on two PCs, but heaven help you if you have a head crash on one of them because they won't talk to you over the weekend.  I have had to sneak time in a busy workday and remote into my home PC to get it licensed again.  Heavens, Microsoft is far far better!

Right click on the Screenshot Captor icon in the tray and choose Explore at Screenshot Directory, then go up one level and you should see the .ini file.

LaunchBar Commander / Re: Excel files don't open
« on: January 06, 2013, 12:30 PM »
In the meantime, Shades, I'd be glad to see the Powershell scripts you've come up with if you want to post them.

Powershell seems to me like anti-bash.... lots of power and easy to chain results (including objects) through many steps like a shell, but designed with the intent of using the longest possible command names (including semi-random dashes) instead of the shortest possible...

Works fine on my Win 8 machine with a Lexmark x7675 AOI.  After you click File, Print Screenshot, click the Print Setup... button in the middle and you can select a printer and settings in the normal dialog.

See for a quick list of what your browser tells about your PC.  Or separates everything in nice pages for you.

In IE you could go to Internet Options, on the General tab, and click the Languages button to modify the settings.  Will this work for you?

Happens to me often.  I find it difficult to resist downloading utilities that have been recommended by reasonable people, or that address an issue I've seen (even peripherally), or that just sound neat.  Or ones that do the same thing I already have a utility for but maybe have an interesting feature.  And since the landscape changes constantly I sometimes revisit topics that I've spent too much time on already (how many times have I looked at text editors?).  Most of it gets installed and tried out and I get excited about it, but then something else comes along...

Happens less often with purchased products, but still happens.  I can buy software based on an awesome demo but later find the workflow doesn't fit, or buy a product and the developers take it somewhere I don't like as much.

I think anyone who's willing to take a chance on finding a better way should see this happen now and again.

(btw, anyone want a copy of UltraEdit with lifetime updates?)

General Software Discussion / Re: HowTo repair Win 7's zip?
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:29 PM »
Much easier to just make 7-zip the default program for ZIP files and not worry about it. ;)
Yeah... remediate or mitigate, fix or work around... it's always a question of which wins.  In this case I vote the same as 40hz, especially since I could always dig into it later.

That said, Curt, does Windows handle zip files from other sources ok?  Can you create a zip in Windows (or in 7-zip) and open it successfully in Explorer?

Living Room / Re: The Internets makes me laugh
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:09 AM »
I always get a chuckle from Curt's sig... hits too close to home :D:

Remember what you said, because in a day or two, I'll have a witty and blistering retort! You'll be devastated THEN!

General Software Discussion / Re: Divide a txt file according rules
« on: December 29, 2012, 09:17 AM »
Take a look at the Windows ports of Gnu Coreutils.  The Split command may do what you want:

C:\$DATA\$installers\copy-into-winnt>split --help
Usage: split [OPTION] [INPUT [PREFIX]]
Output fixed-size pieces of INPUT to PREFIXaa, PREFIXab, ...; default
PREFIX is `x'.  With no INPUT, or when INPUT is -, read standard input.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
  -a, --suffix-length=N   use suffixes of length N (default 2)
  -b, --bytes=SIZE        put SIZE bytes per output file
  -C, --line-bytes=SIZE   put at most SIZE bytes of lines per output file
  -l, --lines=NUMBER      put NUMBER lines per output file
      --verbose           print a diagnostic to standard error just
                            before each output file is opened
      --help     display this help and exit
      --version  output version information and exit

SIZE may have a multiplier suffix: b for 512, k for 1K, m for 1 Meg.

Report bugs to <[email protected]>.

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Beet Box
« on: December 27, 2012, 07:57 PM »
Don't that beet all!

General Software Discussion / Re: Acronis Backup
« on: December 23, 2012, 10:56 AM »
Eesh, Acronis.  I wonder how many different commercial backups programs we have all used and discarded over the years?  Acronis, Macrium, GoBack, Back Up My PC, etc etc.

FWIW I've been using Paragon software for years, personally and for work, both backups and full restores, and its various releases haven't failed me yet.  Biggest score was getting a free upgrade to the server technician license just before they started making them expire.

General Software Discussion / Re: Tool for re-formatting text
« on: December 20, 2012, 06:28 PM »
Dolphin Text Editor...
I really like Dolphin, but I think what Child wants is a little different than what DTE offers.  DTE lets you select text and modify its structural formatting in situ in many ways (like sorting, changing case, etc), but to me the request sounded like Child would like to copy a snippet in Eras Bold 15pt and paste it back out somewhere else in Tekton 12pt.

If you can stand a command line, the C-style option below might work.  I've used this one and gsar.exe both in various batch processes, can't recall offhand now why I needed both of them... maybe one of them didn't want to replace in place?  hmm... <walking off muttering to himself...>

Code: Text [Select]
  1. Find And Replace Text  v1.99b                         by Lionello Lunesu
  3. Usage: FART [options] [--] <wildcard>[,...] [find_string] [replace_string]
  5. Options:
  6.  -h, --help          Show this help message (ignores other options)
  7.  -q, --quiet         Suppress output to stdio / stderr
  8.  -V, --verbose       Show more information
  9.  -r, --recursive     Process sub-folders recursively
  10.  -c, --count         Only show filenames, match counts and totals
  11.  -i, --ignore-case   Case insensitive text comparison
  12.  -v, --invert        Print lines NOT containing the find string
  13.  -n, --line-number   Print line number before each line (1-based)
  14.  -w, --word          Match whole word (uses C syntax, like grep)
  15.  -f, --filename      Find (and replace) filename instead of contents
  16.  -B, --binary        Also search (and replace) in binary files (CAUTION)
  17.  -C, --c-style       Allow C-style extended characters (\xFF\0\t\n\r\\ etc.)
  18.      --cvs           Skip cvs dirs; execute "cvs edit" before changing files
  19.      --svn           Skip svn dirs
  20.      --remove        Remove all occurences of the find_string
  21.  -a, --adapt         Adapt the case of replace_string to found string
  22.  -b, --backup        Make a backup of each changed file
  23.  -p, --preview       Do not change the files but print the changes

Living Room / Re: Yep, got bored...made Cody video.
« on: December 13, 2012, 06:10 PM »
Thank you - I really needed that.  Very calming after a stressful day.  Looks like Cody cooperated with you pretty well, too.   :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: The Most Bizarre Link...
« on: December 12, 2012, 06:44 PM »
Hey, I didn't realize the NSA had a Kids Page! ;D

Living Room / Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« on: December 12, 2012, 05:17 AM »
Let's wait and see if someone celebrates March 14, 2015
-fenixproductions (December 12, 2012, 05:04 AM)

But first let's see if anyone celebrates December 22, 2012!  :P

General Software Discussion / Re: Are you going to wait for Windows 9?
« on: December 01, 2012, 06:34 PM »

Glad to hear their strategy still got a leg to stand on ;)

Ouch!  :P

Living Room / Re: What will be your next computer?
« on: November 25, 2012, 10:51 AM »
Missing Noun Alert! Your five year old dropped dead on his/her birthday and you salvaged the parts?!

Oh, did I forget to mention the bathtub of ice water? ;D

Those dratted nouns, people always ask questions when they go missing...  :P

Living Room / Re: External DVD Writer
« on: November 25, 2012, 09:47 AM »
How pretty must it be?  Just pull out an old internal writer and hook it to one of those ubiquitous usb/ide/sata converters.  When the converter's power dongle chokes (anywhere from a day to a year later) yank out the power supply from your old desktop and short the green and black wires together.  My Frankenwriter has served me well.  :P

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