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Loki15

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AcroSuite (retired)
« on: July 08, 2007, 07:09 AM »
Please read below for the newest version!!!


Hello everyone,
  Well, im back, as is AcroLiminator, I am still retired from the ever popular game, maze craze, but after a team fallout, my game "blitzkriegs" development has halted.  So, here I am, coding, I hope to do more then get my feet wet this time, and get serious about coding.  Im only 15, and juggling football, school, training (mma) and other things.  So, please be paitent for updates.  The current release contains only 70 130 acronyms.  I hope for the next release to have many more.  Please send any bugs you find to me in a private message and I will try to fix them.  I will add acronyms as I go, the old release of AcroLiminator had almost 200 acronyms, maybe more I believe, and the code was just overwhelming.  With that said please read below for how to use AcroLiminator, and for a screenshot.  Also if you enjoy this tool, please let me know.  I dont demand donations, or beg for them, so don't worry about it if you dont have the money. Your positive feedback is as good as your money to me.  Now on to the tool.

AcroLiminator is a tool, that helps compile a  proffesional letter, or conversation, or just rid yourself of that nasty habit.  Everyones seen them, lol, rofl, afk, brb, bbs, just to name a few.  Known as acronyms, some people hate them, some love them.  But with AcroLiminator, your acronym problems are resolved.  The tool displays a message box after a word such as "btw" with space or enter hit  after the word is typed, asking you if you would like to change the acronym to the extended word. Simply press yes, and the world is magically changed, but press no, and the acronym is displayed. Alternate versions will be released with less distracting boxes, and dialogs as my coding progresses.  Yes, that may have been hard to read, or understand, im not all that creative, just say something and I'll explain it better. Now for the screenshots.
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AcroSuite (retired)

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AcroSuite (retired)

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Sorry for the poor screenshots. Also, Ctrl (control) + Q, suspends the script, meaning Acronyms wont be changed until you hit ctrl+q again.  Read below for all the acryonyms acroliminator contains.



--->Acronyms included<---
1. btw - by the way
2. brb - be right back
3. lol - laugh out loud
4. lmao - laughing my *** off
5. roflmao - rolling on the floor laughing my *** off
6. roflmfao - rolling on the floor laughing my ****ing *** off
7. bbs - be back soon
8. ttyl - talk to you later
9. ttul - talk to you later
10. ttus - talk to you soon
11. ttys - talk to you soon
12. lmfao - laughing my ****ing *** off
13. wtf - what the ****
14. wth - what the hell
15. wtfh - what the ****ing hell
16. bak - back at keyboard
17. h8 (not really an acroynm, something that just really bothers me) - hate
18. cul - see you later
19. g2g - got to go
20. gtg - got to go
21. idk - I dont know
22. cul8er - see you later
23. omg - oh my god
24. imo - in my opinion
25. imho - in my humble opinion
26. afk - away from keyboard
27. afaik - as far as I know
28. yt - you there
29. hth - here to help
30. ltns - long time no see
40. bfn - bye for now
41. ttfn - ta ta for now
42. gal - get a life
43. otoh - on the other hand
44. asl - age, sex, location
45. idc - I dont care
46. asap - as soon as possible
47. b4 (another one that bothers me.) - before
48. btdt - been there done that
49. eom - end of message
50. fubar - fouled up beyond recognition
51. fya - for your amusement
52. fyi - for your information
53. hhoj - haha only joking
54. hhok - haha only kidding
55. iae - in any event
56. stfu - shut the **** up
57. imnsho - in my not so humble opinion
58. iow - in other words
59. iykwim - if you know what I mean
60. jk - just kidding
61. l8r - later
62. irl - in real life
63. jam - just a minute
64. nrn - no reply necessary
65. obtw - oh by the way
66. oic - oh I see
67. plz - please
68. ty - thank you
69. yw - your welcome
70. np - no problem
71. sol - **** outta luck
72. pmfji - pardon me for jumping in
73. atm - at the moment
74. bc - because
75. cst - central standard time
76. est - eastern standard time
77. etr - early to rise
78. im - instant message
79. mst - mountain standard time
80. phat - pretty hot and tempting
81. pin - personal indentification number
82. r&r - rest and relaxation
83. rip - rest in peace
84. c&c - comment and criticism
85. tba - to be announced
86. tbd - to be decided
87. sob - son of a *****
88. sos - save our souls
89. tgif - thank god its friday
90. tia - thanks in advance
91. wom - word of mouth
92. b\c - because
93. bcnu - be seeing you
94. bmg - be my guest
95. bta - but then again
96. cfn - ciao for now
97. cid - consider it done
98. fwiw - for what its worth
99. gl - good luck
100. gra - go right ahead
101. gw - good work
102. iac - in any case
103. ik - I know
104. kis - keep it simple
105. nbd - no big deal
106. nrn - no response necessary
107. oh - off hand
108. otp - on the phone
109. poc - point of contact
110. pov - point of view
111. pos - parent over shoulder
112. tafn - thats all for now
113. tbh - to be honest
114. w/e - whatever
115. wfm - works for me
116. wtg - way to go
117. wu - whats up
118. html - hyper text markup language
119. css - cascading style sheet
120. cu - see you
121. aamof - as a matter of a fact
122. f2f - face to face
123. gg - good game
124. w/ - with
125. m8 - mate
126. mlb - major league baseball
127. nfl - national football league
128. nba - national basketball association
129. ufc - ultimate fighting championship (im training to be in it, couldnt resist putting it)
130. pfc - pride fighting championship

Now with well over 1000 lines of code, I have decided to start work on the ability to add your own acronyms, this is gonna take the longest, so this is the last update for a bit, I hope to have a new better icon in the next release aswell.



If you have any requests for acronyms to be added, please let me know, also if there is enough demand I will make a child safe version (change "curse words", remove un necessary ones, etc.)


---> Special thanks <---
Mouser for providing this great forum
Everyone at the donation coder forum
All the helpful people at autohotkeyforum
AutoHotKey
Notepad ++ (definately check it out if you do coding)
Anyone who has supported and helped in this project
http://www.techlogica.us/ for the temporary icon
ImageShack for hosting the images

you may also contact me at [email protected]
and [email protected]

Thank you everyone! Sorry for the long post.

-- Walt :)
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2007, 01:35 AM by Loki15 »

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 09:30 AM »
This is an AWESOME idea!  Half the time, I don't even know what some of these mean (guess I don't text enough ;) ).  And don't even get me started on my Wife.  She hates acronyms so bad it is not even funny.  She can't remember what any of them mean and that is why she failed out of Information Sciences in college (or at least that is what she believes - I don't know since I didn't know her then).

My questions to you are:

1) Can you make this go both ways.  For example, can you write "Be right back" and it will substitute brb?  I don't know if this would help anyone, but it does seem like a natural extension of this program to help teach some of these substitutes.

2) Can it include user defined acronyms?  While I can see a good start and project for this to be included, you would never get all acronyms, especially industry specific ones.  Along with this, perhaps you can create a web site where they can be submitted for inclusion in the program itself.

3) I can't remember, but I know there was a third question...I will post again when I remember it.  :P

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2007, 09:42 AM »
Haha, thank you. :)  Actually the user input is something I am currently looking into and hoping to integrate very soon, that could open up a whole new world of possiblities, a censorship tool, a spell fixer , etc.  The possibilities would be endless.

Actually it is not backward compatable like that, if you want I can code it to do that, it will take a good while, maybe an hour or so, but I can definately do that for you if you want me to. :)  The program will also increase in size, but none more then 1MB.

And dont worry your not the only one that doesn't know acronyms, I have to use weblists for most of the acronyms, that reminds me I need to update the credits list.. lol.
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2007, 09:45 AM by Loki15 »

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2007, 09:53 AM »
I am not sure if the converter is worth putting your time into right now, maybe more for a future option in the program.  The user input is what I think would be most useful right now.  It is funny the timing of this, since my wife is reformatting her computer anyway due to a rootkit issue she is having.  Anyway, I am certain she will love to have this program when she brings her computer back online.

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2007, 10:15 AM »
Good to know.  ;D Yes, I am now starting to work on the option to add your own acronyms.  The program contains over 1000 lines of code, and 130 acronyms, so I figure thats a good start I may add more later, the user input will offer alot, I also hope to have the option to delete the default acronyms aswell.
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2007, 10:20 AM »
Excellent idea to remove them too.  Told the wife about it and she is excited to use it...Once she has her computer back up and running.  I will to, of course, but this sounds like one of her dream programs that she never thought to look for.

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2007, 02:37 PM »
You could also include smiley-to-text-translation.

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2007, 03:57 PM »
Hey, this is pretty cool stuff, thanks!!

I tried it with notepad for the 1st time and it didn't work.  It prompted me for subbing the text and all, but when I hit YES, it didn't do it for me.  But I restarted notepad again, and now it worked!!!


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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2007, 06:10 PM »
I hope no one else has that bug taichimaster, I'll look for ways to resolve it if they do. :)  Great idea crush, but how would I go about that :) converts to *smile* or something?  Steeladept, thank you, glad your wifes excited about it! :)
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2007, 11:58 PM by Loki15 »

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2007, 11:57 PM »
Ok everyone, small update, im currently trying to integrate the option to add your own acronyms, im having alot of trouble, so I can't guarantee when the next update will be.  If anyone here has some autohotkey experience, help would be greatly appreciated. And credit would be given :).
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2007, 06:06 AM »
Well.. In AHK, i don't think there's a way to add new acronyms.
The only solution i found was by doing something like this: abreviations importer
That is an ahk script that reads a file in the ini form, and creates a script that does all those abbreviations.

The only problem is that everytime you want to add a new abbreviation, you have to create a new ahk file.

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2007, 06:10 AM »
Thank you Jgpaiva :).  So most likely, theres no way of having the possibility to add acronyms, without using that? 
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2007, 06:11 AM »
Also, excellent job on the script, I hope to have your AHK skill one day. :)
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2007, 06:14 AM »
Thank you Jgpaiva :).  So most likely, theres no way of having the possibility to add acronyms, without using that? 
Well.. From what i understand, no. But notice that script is already a year old, maybe now ahk has evolved and it's possible.
The best way would be to ask in the forum of ahk..

Also, excellent job on the script, I hope to have your AHK skill one day. :)
LoL.. Thanks :)
AHK is pretty simple, just see how skrommel made his own scripts and you'll understand how it works really fast ;)

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2007, 06:19 AM »
Yes, I have asked around in the forum, I got a response, which allows user input, via a user editable .ini file, but then I sacrifice the dialog asking whether you want to change the acronym or not.
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.

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Re: AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2007, 04:23 AM »
Great news everyone!! I have finally coded in the option to add your own acronyms, it requires editing an .ini file, which is also gonna require you to install the program onto your system, into its own folder, I will offer a .zip archive, and a executable file so you can decide what you want to do. :)
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.

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Hi all,
  Here is the newest update, its still 0.1, as bugs are fixed, and stuff like that happen, the version number will increase, this is the installer file, I hate to do this, but it is required for you to have your own custom acronyms, please read the read me, to find out how to add your own custom acronyms.  I understand right now the logo and everything isn't all that professional, I have meager graphic skills, but I am trying and hopefully 1.0 (pro version, still free) will have a gui (not promising), and professional icons, more professional installer, read me, etc.  Anyways here it is, just download, and install.  If you want a zip file, just let me know and I'll glady upload and send you a link!
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2007, 11:29 PM by Loki15 »

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Due to request by jgpaiva here is my source code used. :)

Code: AutoIt [Select]
  1. loop
  2.  
  3. {
  4.  
  5.   Input, UserInput, V, {enter}.{tab}{Space}
  6.  
  7.   IfInString, ErrorLevel, EndKey:
  8.  
  9.   {
  10.  
  11.    IniRead, OutputVar, abrev.ini, abreviation, %UserInput%
  12.  
  13.    if OutputVar != ERROR
  14.  
  15.    {
  16.  
  17.      MsgBox 4, AcroLiminator 0.1 Beta, Convert %Userinput% to %OutputVar% ?
  18.  
  19.      fMsgBox, yes
  20.  
  21.      {
  22.  
  23.       StringSplit, EL_array, ErrorLevel, :
  24.  
  25.       loopcount := StrLen(UserInput)
  26.  
  27.       loop, %loopcount%
  28.  
  29.       {
  30.  
  31.         Send {BS}
  32.  
  33.       }
  34.  
  35.       Send {BS}%OutputVar%{%EL_array2%}  
  36.  
  37.      }  
  38.  
  39.    }
  40.  
  41.   }
  42.  
  43. }
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2007, 05:42 AM by Loki15 »

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Please download this version, it fixes a huge bug, that disabled the script from even working!!

Updates in this version
1. New proffesional icon (credit given in readme to iconsgalore)
2. New and better installer
3. Updated readme
4. Fixed bug that stopped the tool from running, sorry accidently inserted it after testing..
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2007, 02:19 AM by Loki15 »

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btw btw

Hmmm...
0.2 Beta.exe did pop up and offer to convert, but then nothing happened!

I was using Maxthon 1.6 (on IE7).

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by the way

working well with Firefox 2 :-)

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by the way

and working well with K-Meleon 1.1 :-)

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by the way

- and with IE7 :-)

But not with my Maxthon 1.6

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Try the new Maxthon 2.0 (RC4 is what I have). I haven't tested it but give it a whirl.

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Curt, im not sure what the problem is, if Brandon's advice doesn't help, I'll try to find a way to fix it. :)
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.