2009-12-26

Murnau and Rossellini

I watched two films this weekend.  Both powerful - both very different from one another.  The first was "Faust" by F.W. Murnau - the 2nd "Flowers of St. Francis" by Roberto Rossellini.

"Faust" by Murnau is a silent film; however, it's worth your time for it's stunning visuals, & excellent acting(particularly, I thought, by Emil Jannings).   Some things to admire:

  • In visuals look for:

    • The makeup and juxtaposing of the Angel and the
      Demon at start and end of the film. These are
      marvelous. Also, the plague demon against the sun.

    • The capture of the aged Faust in Mephistopheles
      mirror

    • The writing on the contract appearing as if burned
      in from thin air.

  • Acting:

    • Emil Jannings evil mugging and laughter and
      his characters disgust with all things holy are
      wonderfully played

    • Gösta Ekman & Camilla Horn as Faust
      and Gretchen were much more subdued-- but
      still very good.   Faust/Ekman's despair in his
      inability to work good as the aged Faust is
      very moving.
Faust is available via Google video:
http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=7688523464781787807&hl=en&fs=true

"Flowers of St. Francis" by Rossellini is not a silent film, but, is a very _quiet_ film. Simplicity, kindness, hope, and a bucholic atmosphere were as much needed today as in post-World War II Italy.  Most actors are actual monks -- their performances are really fun to watch.  Very honest, sincere great fit for the film. The additional items on the DVD, i.e., interview with Isabella Rossellini and film critic Father Virgilio Fantuzzi are also worth the time.

My favorite person in FOSF: Brother Ginepro.  In one of the vignettes, he makes a imprudent choice  in his duties  hopes of getting out all the earlier to preach --he's told by Francis he may go and preach -- but, must begin every sermon with: "I talk and talk -- but accomplish little...".

In another he says: "I was visited by the devil last night ... when he knocks on the door I call out from inside ... the inn is occupied and there's no more room."

"Little Flowers..." is available from Criterion, likely, through your public library.

2009-11-23

Notes from Emma ... Volume 3, Chapter 5 ... Cowper

...he could not help remembering what he had seen; nor could he avoid observations which, unless it were like Cowper and his fire at twilight,

"Myself creating what I saw,"

from William Cowper's - "The Task"

2009-11-11

Reading through Midsummer Night's Dream...

Great poetry:

   Making it momentary as a sound,   
   Swift as a shadow, short as any dream;   
   Brief as the lightning in the collied night,   
   That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,   
   And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!'   
   The jaws of darkness do devour it up:   
   So quick bright things come to confusion.
   -Act 1.1.145-151

   Things base and vile, folding no quantity,
   Love can transpose to form and dignity:
   Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
   And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind:
   Nor hath Love's mind of any judgement taste;
  Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste:
  And therefore is Love said to be a child,
  Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.
   -Act 1.1.236-243

Great music:

    Ralph Vaughn Williams - over hill over dale [extract]

Other:
   Wikipedia

2009-11-09

PANDORA -- shared station yours...

I didn't realize that when you share a station it doesn't necessarily become your _own_ until you right-click the new station's options menu and choose 'make this station mine'...

2009-11-07

SeaMonkey 2.0 ...made it my default browser...

As with every new version I've encountered -- it's _much_ faster than the other browsers out there.  I've made it my default browser for displaying urls and such.

If you want it to show icons in tabs Edit/Preferences ... click Appearance/Content/'Agressively
look for website icons...':


2009-11-01

Logmein and Opera...

I've been experimenting with Opera 10--at first I thought it totally incompatible with logmein.  Not so. They work together -- but, connectivity appears spotty.  Workaround: periodically hit remote control on left logmein menu to refresh.  Also, if right-click presently 'flash' hit 'appskey' and click appropriate popup menu item.

I'm going to check to see if there's something else I've toggled in Opera that may be interfering.

2009-10-26

Living Cross-centered

...Have I lost my 1st love? Rev2.4 ~ http://tinyurl.com/yh6mpvz

...William Penn's ~ No cross no crown... ~ http://tinyurl.com/ygjylo6

...1Corinthians 15:1-4 ~ http://tinyurl.com/klurjx

...Philippians 3:1-11 ~ http://tinyurl.com/yfda2ye

2009-10-25

Multiple Opera profiles: not for faint of heart...

Using multiple profiles creates independence of bookmarks, browsing experience, and services. For this example a personal, and two different work related profiles were created (each associated with a different myOpera user).

On install of opera choose the 'advanced' option and change the default install directory to 'Profile1', 'Profile2', etc.  When you enable Opera Unite services -- increment the port# for each profile, i.e, profile1 8841, profile2 8842.  When you setup ~ establish the unite service -- you have to associate each profile with a unique myOpera user.





Below is another method I've tried -- I found services less stable using this method.  I don't know if that's because I was running a single copy of Opera -- or because earlier version (the Unite Beta) was less stable...


Steps to replicate a profile:

1) Disable synchronization and opera unite services to profile1
2) Duplicate profile and matching 'program files':
    a) Copy 'profile1', to 'profile1 - copy'
    b) Rename 'profile1 - copy' to 'profile2'
    c) Copy 'profile1\Opera' (under program files)
         to 'Profile1\Opera - Copy'
    d) Rename 'Profile1\Opera - Copy'
       
to 'Profile2\Opera' (to match
         new copy of roaming profile).
3) Establish two different myOpera users for profile1 and profile2
4) Enable synchronization ~ opera unite services on profile1
    and profile2 - with myOpera users (established step3)
5) Increment port number on Opera Unite services per each
    new profile to allow independence of services

...Repeat for as many profiles as required...

Seems daunting? It is.  But results are worth it.

Visual Examples:




2009-10-18

Last testament of Lewis Carroll?


Sylvia and Bruno was one of the last items published in his lifetime.

[From preface]

...But, once realise what the true object is in life—that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, 'that last infirmity of noble minds'—but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect
Man—and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning!

[He'd indicated there were a couple of items he wished he'd written before time caught up with him. I don't agree with everything he set down (what's suitable for children and young women for example); but, in principle the ideas are good]

...First, a Child's Bible. The only real essentials of this would be,carefully selected passages, suitable for a child's reading and pictures. One principle of selection, which I would adopt, would be that Religion should be put before a child as a revelation of love no need to pain and puzzle the young mind with the history of crime and punishment...


Secondly, a book of pieces selected from the Bible—not single texts, but passages of from 10 to 20 verses each—to be committed to memory. Such passages would be found useful, to repeat to one's self and to ponder over, on many occasions when reading is difficult, if not impossible: for instance, when lying awake at night—on a railway-journey —when taking a solitary walk-in old age, when eye-sight is failing of wholly lost—and, best of all, when illness, while incapacitating us for reading or any other occupation, condemns us to lie awake through many weary silent hours: at such a time how keenly one may realise the truth of David's rapturous cry 'O how sweet are thy words unto my throat:


yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!'


I have said 'passages,' rather than single texts, because we have no means of recalling single texts: memory needs links, and here are none: one may have a hundred texts stored in the memory, and not be able to recall, at will, more than half-a-dozen—and those by mere chance:whereas, once get hold of any portion of a chapter that has been committed to memory, and the whole can be recovered: all hangs together.


Thirdly, a collection of passages, both prose and verse, from books other than the Bible. There is not perhaps much, in what is called 'un-inspired' literature (a misnomer, I hold: if Shakespeare was not inspired, one may well doubt if any man ever was), that will bear the process of being pondered over, a hundred times: still there are such
passages—enough, I think, to make a goodly store for the memory.


These two books of sacred, and secular, passages for memory—will serve other good purposes besides merely occupying vacant hours: they will help to keep at bay many anxious thoughts, worrying thoughts, uncharitable thoughts, unholy thoughts. Let me say this, in better words than my own, by copying a passage from that most interesting book, Robertson's Lectures on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Lecture XLIX.


"If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images,
which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to
memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in
verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to
repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing
imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to
him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life
from the intrusion of profaner footsteps."





2009-09-27

Changing default voice in Adobe Acrobat Reader

Default from prior versions of windows was "Microsoft Sam". However, if you are on Vista (or have installed Microsoft Streets and Trips on XP) -- you can change it to "Microsoft Anna".

Go view/preferences/reading check off "use the default voice" -- the dropdown for other available voices then ungrays and you can switch it.



2009-09-16

Perl Cookbook parsing a logfile...

I found this on googlebooks. It's very interesting. I have a current task where it may be applicable...



Perl Cookbook parsing a logfile...

2009-09-13

Opera 10 Beta - very cool!

You can use Opera Unite services to spin things(like your music or a website) from your home / work / notebook PC.

On opening up and trying these services -- there are a few issues:
  • File sharing doesn't appear to work-see filelist but download' link doesn't form completely.
  • Services don't appear to run independent of the browser -- have to keep a browser window open at all times. 
      
These are the services I find most useful:
  • Document Courier
  • Lounge
  • Fridge (updated one if you leave very short notes)
  • Media player (for MP3s)
  • Tempbin 

LeftHanded mouse pointers

On setting up a new computer I was most pleasantly surprised to find these pointers now available!



http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/lefthanded



If you go here and follow the instructions you can setup a sinister pointer scheme.







If it makes it easier -- you can get these in one .Zip here:

LeftHanded.zip



...also, to read the doc file from this website -- you need the Office Converter Pack (if you don't have Office 2007)

2009-09-06

Quotes: Brothers Karamazov ~ Father Paissy

(trans. Garnett)

Book I Part 4 Chapter 1 Father Ferapont



(Father Paissy to Aloysha)



"Remember, young man, unceasingly," Father Paissy began, without preface, "that the science of this world, which has become a great power, has, especially in the last century, analysed everything divine handed down to us in the holy books. After this cruel analysis the learned of this world have nothing left of all that was sacred of old. But they have only analysed the parts and overlooked the whole, and indeed their blindness is marvellous. Yet the whole still stands steadfast before their eyes, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Has it not lasted nineteen centuries, is it not still a living, a moving power in the individual soul and in the masses of people? It is still as strong and living even in the souls of atheists, who have destroyed everything! For even those who have renounced Christianity and attack it, in their inmost being still follow the Christian ideal, for hitherto neither their subtlety nor the ardour of their hearts has been able to create a higher ideal of man and of virtue than the ideal given by Christ of old. When it has been attempted, the result has been only grotesque.

Pevear Volokhonsky trans.
Father Paissy: "Remember young man, unceasingly...
http://books.google.com/books?id=z1k_AxXUvmEC&lpg=PP1&lr&pg=PA171#v=onepage&q=%22Remember,%20young%20man%20unceasingly&f=false

Notable Sayings About the Bible

...(from Halley's Bible Handbook):

Billy Graham: We have in our generation people who question if the Bible
is the Word of God. From beginning to end, the Bible is God’s Word,
inspired by the Holy Spirit. When I turn to the Bible, I know that I am
reading truth. And I turn to it every day.

George Mueller of Bristol: The vigor of our spiritual life will be in exact
proportion to the place held by the Bible in our life and thoughts. I
solemnly state this from the experience of fifty-four years. . . . I have read
the Bible through one hundred times, and always with increasing delight.
Each time it seems like a new book to me. Great has been the blessing
from consecutive, diligent, daily study. I look upon it as a lost day when
I have not had a good time over the Word of God.

D. L. Moody: I prayed for faith, and thought that some day faith would come down and strike me like lightning. But faith did not seem to come. One day I read in the tenth chapter of Romans, “Now faith cometh by
hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” I had closed my Bible, and
prayed for faith. I now opened my Bible, and began to study, and faith
has been growing ever since.

Abraham Lincoln: I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.

W. E. Gladstone: I have known ninety-five of the world’s great men in my time, and of these eighty-seven were followers of the Bible. The Bible is stamped with a specialty of origin, and an immeasurable distance separates it from all competitors.

George Washington: It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.

Daniel Webster: If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect
its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe
may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.

Thomas Carlyle: The Bible is the truest utterance that ever came by alphabetic letters from the soul of man, through which, as through a window divinely opened, all men can look into the stillness of eternity, and discern in glimpses their far-distant, long-forgotten home.

John Ruskin: Whatever merit there is in anything that I have written is simply due to the fact that when I was a child my mother daily read me a part of the Bible and daily made me learn a part of it by heart.

Charles A. Dana: The grand old Book still stands; and this old earth, the more its leaves are turned and pondered, the more it will sustain and illustrate the pages of the Sacred Word.

Thomas Huxley: The Bible has been the Magna Charta of the poor and oppressed. The human race is not in a position to dispense with it.

Patrick Henry: The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.

U. S. Grant: The Bible is the anchor of our liberties.

Horace Greeley: It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Biblereading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.

Andrew Jackson: That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests.

Robert E. Lee: In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.

Lord Tennyson: Bible reading is an education in itself.

John Quincy Adams: So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the
Bible once every year.

Immanuel Kant: The existence of the Bible, as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity.

Charles Dickens: The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world.

Sir William Herschel: All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truths contained in the Sacred Scriptures.

Sir Isaac Newton: There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history.

Goethe: Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in ever greater extent and depth, and the human mind widen itself as much as it desires; beyond the elevation and moral culture of
Christianity, as it shines forth in the gospels, it will not go.

2009-09-04

WebFocus - Checking a Stored Procedure

...it's not the things you know for sure that get you -- it's the things you know for sure that ain't so...

I'd been messing about in a report and couldn't understand why my report columns weren't appearing. I'd made changes to SP and hadn't correctly generated the WebFocus master.

So, here's how to check a stored procedure:

  • In Web Console / METADATA - right-click the master & click 'Sample Data'
  • Change 'OUTPUT' to 'ANSWERSET1' in the 'Select output segment' dropdown
  • In the heading row under 'Select input fields' -check the topmost checkbox
  • Fill in the required parameters
  • Click 'Sample Data' button

2009-09-01

My QuickLaunch

On restart they tend to get re-arranged --
so to reorder ~ position my quick launch items
I snapped picture & documented...

     

!lefty_mouse !righty_mouse Backup
DOS temp RunHighlighted
CopyPlayTTS… MakeUncList SaveAsText…
Compare Suite IE Drop… Google Chrome
IE FireFox Opera
Safari SeaMonkey MWSnap
ChromeStart.vbs Outlook EditPlus
%{Tab} Upper Lower
Paste +^{Tab} ^{Tab}
CopyAll Undent Indent
Size_win ExeDeskPrev ExeDeskNext
MyShowDeskTop myODBCAD32 [WinSQL]
WebFocus CrystalReports Run
KVM1 Stage… …Prod …Logoff


The '.au3' scripts are AutoIt scripts. If you do any Q/A, testing, or development - this is a tool well worth your time.

2009-08-29

Google Books ~ limit your search with double-quotes...

You can limit your xref by double-quoting ...
Example: "free will" within "Confessions" ~

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nxlkud

Google Books is sweet!

You can add books to your library and then search -- this yields a cross-reference throughout the work. This means even where there is missing page content -- say in a 'limited previews it still cross-references all content! For found items -- they appear as a series of 'boxed comments'(if you don't see these click on 'contents' link - then 'order by page'). Click on any of these and your taken to that page--then the other cross-references (including omitted material) appear as little pale-blue 'markers' on right margin. Scroll-these and float-over the mark -- the context of your search text appears in a balloon above the mark. For pages for which there is content -click--and you are taken there!



Click the 'link' on that googlebooks search -- and you can share with others.

Try this one on 'will' within the 'Confessions' of St. Augustine:



http://preview.tinyurl.com/l43f9n





Journal of John Woolman

I found this a good read & helpful in my thinking about my own & my family's growth
~ Journal of John Woolman ~ http://preview.tinyurl.com/

2009-08-21

PlayTTS from highlighted app text...

For the PC, this is the cleanest ~ quickest TTS(text to speech) option I've come up with.

  1) Download and extract the .exe files from this Zip
       (to the same folder):
       CopyPlayTTS.zip
  2) Drag the 'CopyPlayTTS.EXE' to your quick launch.
  3) Highlight some text in any (most) applications

 4) Click the

button in your quicklaunch
Notes:

{Escape} stops the speaking text.

The .exe files are compiled AutoIt scripts.
You can save them anywhere-just as long as
they're in the same folder.

Example use of CopyPlayTTS:

Example use of CopyPlayTTS

Example use of CopyPlayTTS 2 : CopyPlayTTS makes text file ~ stores in 'My Documents'...

2009-06-28

Johnathan Edwards Resolutions

If you want an app to review his "resolutions". Try this download. Save as "Resolutions.HTA"(remove the trailing "_" character).



Thereafter, to open and use - simply double-click the file.



Download:

http://tinyurl.com/mww9my



Marcus Aurelius Quotes

I don't agree with everything M. Aurelius says -- but, have found some of his maxims helpful. This is an HTML Application that serves up a random quote from his "Meditations". If you download it - save as "Meditations.HTA". Thereafter, to open and use - simply double-click.



Download:

http://tinyurl.com/kl5dtu


2009-06-27

logmein...

I've been using it for a few weeks now.    It's great.    Couple things:




-If you get disconnected -- F5 to renegotiate the same connection



-Mozilla type browsers like SeaMonkey and FireFox do work with it(exception being Google Chrome).  I've been using SeaMonkey from my home PC; however, if you have to do work over a KVM switch on your desktop --KVM requires IE.  For that purpose then, I also switch to IE on my home pc.



-Virtual desktop software _does_ work -- but, if you use ExeDesk lose the system tray icons and deskbar switch.  Right-click & use the "Windows organizer" to switch desktops or define short-cuts for next ~ previous screens.  I use ^%> and ^%< (on home PC) and +%> and +%< (on remote).

Erasmus

"Read first the best books..." ~ http://bit.ly/HD8BC



"Read first the best books on the subject which you have in hand. Why learn what you have to unlearn? Why overload your mind with too much food or with poisonous food? The important thing for you is not how much you know, but the quality of what you know..."



...good advice for other forms of information as well! ~ m.t.bee

TMS / Grow in Christlikeness

This app lets you listen to the Topical Memory Verses "Grow in Christlikeness".



TMS_GIC.HTA



You'll need 'Peedy' and other MS-Agent components, and RealPlayer.


2009-06-25

2009-06-23

ReCompare.vbs

If you're having to redo CompareSuite compares this might be helpful.

Drag & drop a set of .HTML compare suite outputs on script -- it takes current CompareSuite settings & recompares based on what's in the source ~ targets within these files. Places outputs in a directory stamped "Recompare_yyyy-mm-dd_hh.mm.ss"...


Zipped copy of script:

http://tinyurl.com/n45oc2

2009-06-18

Use an UNC list for your internal emails

I just received a message from networking indicating my mailbox size was too large. This is largely due to mailing of large attachments. If much of your mailing is on an internal intranet anyway -- rather than clog up mailservers-- I recommend using these scripts to create 'UNC' lists for your emails.

Script Link:  !makeUNCList.au3

Script Link:  !makeUNCList.vbs.zip

If you drag~drop a list of files from a shared ~ network drive unto the compiled version of this script--they resolve to an 'UNC' list which you can paste into your emails. They then open like a hyper-link.

You'll need AutoIt to compile the script.

You'll need PrimalScript to compile the .vbs script.

Script Link:  !makeUNClist_add_ql.vbs

This script creates a Quick Launch item for a compiled version of !makeUNCList.au3 or !makeUNCList.vbs

In EXAMPLE1 -- I drag the ".vbs" file atop !makeunclist.exe -- resulting in my clipboard being set to the fully qualified file name. It also works with multiple files and on files open from a mapped network drive dragged to the quick launch shortcut in EXAMPLE2. EXAMPLE3 is how I use the UNC list in an email.

EXAMPLES:





Create Inserts from CSV via WebFocus and VBS

1. Create a simple webfocus report by dragging tablename to
output painter

2. Set output to 'COMT'

3. Run report

4. Drag resultant .CSV unto .VBS

5. Execute resultant .SQL



In this example I'm simply backing up a table. However, you could use the same concept to create a WebFocus report from multiple input sources and then if you name your output with 'tablename', and use the correct 'columnname' values for headings -- use to feed another system...



2009-06-17

DRY and Find Results(alt+r in CR Formula Editor)

When using the Crystal Reports formula editor -- you can use alt+r to bring up a cross reference of the formula within the report.


I use it to by clicking on a single formula from the tree, then, right-click ~ find results to find it's reference from other formulas within the report.


Principle to observer from pragmattic programming: DRY (don't repeat yourself).



T-Mobile Dash

...kept reloading. Popped memory card & restarted -- works but the book I was reading off the memory card is now marked with red-x by mobi-pocket. I can read other books off memory card -- but, it appears _slower_ than before.

2009-06-12

From Alarms and Discursions by G.K. Chesterton

1 Gargoyles ~ III: "Realism is simply Romanticism that has lost its reason."



2 The Surrender of the Cockney ~ "I sincerely maintain that Nature-worship is more morally dangerous than the most vulgar man-worship of the cities; since it can
easily be perverted into the worship of an impersonal mystery, carelessness, or cruelty.


3 The Nightmare ~ ...All really imaginative literature is only the contrast between
the weird curves of Nature and the straightness of the soul.
Man may behold what ugliness he likes if he is sure that he will
not worship it; but there are some so weak that they will
worship a thing only because it is ugly. These must be chained
to the beautiful. It is not always wrong even to go, like Dante,
to the brink of the lowest promontory and look down at hell.
It is when you look up at hell that a serious miscalculation has
probably been made.



~ Google this ~ http://tinyurl.com/mhbhgv



~ download HTA app to listen (save as '.exe' rename from '.exe_'):


http://tinyurl.com/l6zpcw


...you'll need 'Peedy' and other MS-Agent components.



~ bookmark back to here(for Tweets): http://tinyurl.com/nj3aqy

2009-06-11

World Clocks ~ handy Google gadget

If you deal with multiple time-zones - this is a handy gadget. I replaced 'clean clock' on my Google sidebar with this.

2009-06-02

EditPlus ~ WebFocus

...here's how I've configured EditPlus for WebFocus:





...here's where to pick up the .stx ~ .acp file:


http://tinyurl.com/lv4ceq


...here's where to go for other EditPlus user files:


http://www.editplus.com/files.html

2009-05-20

Reducing PC Noise Pollution

I absolutely _hate_ default Microsoft sounds. I choose to relegate almost all to 'Windows XP Balloon.wav' -- & save this as a '!balloon' sound scheme.

Using MWSnap



This is a really great piece of software. Google ~ MWSnap If you configure it with your computer name and these settings -- it can be a great help in documentation efforts.

2009-05-16

Bible Reading Program Changes

I'm trying to update the calendar going forward to include audio links.

This may not work for everyone. The .MP3 downloads might be impractical for slower internet connections -- but, those that have the bandwidth will probably find it helpful. I'm also putting a .WAV intro to each part. Using the TXT 2 WAV google gadget and Microsoft Anna voice. Also, using .WPL (windows media playlist) as a way to tie these together.

2009-05-05

ChromeStart.wsf

Here's a script to start one or more Google Chrome profiles.


For more try a search for 'profiles'.



ChromeStart.wsf_


SVN Renaming files...

Update, do it in the repo browser, than update again. Give a generic comment like 'Naming...interim checkin'

2009-04-30

T-SQL limit SP return(for testing)

ROWCOUNT is pretty cool.

SET ROWCOUNT 5 --This limits not just SELECT but EXEC return…

ROWID for T-SQL

Place this in your output:
DECLARE @RUN_PARMS    TABLE
( [SVN]                   VARCHAR(04)
...
INSERT  INTO @RUN_PARMS
SELECT  '1362' AS SVN
...
SELECT  ROW_NUMBER() OVER(PARTITION BY [SVN] ORDER BY [SVN]) AS ROWID
,   RP.[SVN]
...


If you add this code using [SVN](in this case a static subversion number) it will add a rowid - uniquely identifying sequential number to your output.

Cnt.hta_




Example of...



-Page based CSS style

-Determining X ~ Y in Internet Explorer


Download

2009-04-24

Quick launch tools

I've got my definitive set of Quicklaunch apps
...these are .au3 scripts I use most:

[EditPlus],[WinSQL],make_unc,[Crystal Reports XI R2],backup.au3


For which I need:

7Zip

AutoIt

EditPlus

WinSQL

2009-04-22

SVN command line

I've been using Subversion command line on a network. In that context I've found it faster than the Tortoise SVN client (& more configurable).


In order to make this easier I created an HTA and .CMD file to configure a user and apply it in the command line parms.


Stores your SVN user & Pass in registry:

svn_cfg.cmd_


Fetchs SVN user & Pass for use with command line parms:

svn_cfg.hta_


Google 'SlikSVN'(check the download links):

Google SlikSVN


Useful configurability:

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2009-04-17

WinSQL .wwb from toolbar not menu




It's been a little while since I'd been in WinSQL. I'd forgotten this. When you have a work book file (.wwb) to open -- you have to open, it appears, from the toolbar vs. the menu.

2009-04-12

Setting up multiple browser profiles




Multiple browser profiles can be very useful -- whether because you use a shared computer - or like to keep your browsing habits & interested 'sandboxed'. Google Chrome has additional strengths here in that it allows you to truly have independent profiles. You can login using different profiles multiple times to different services(say GMail or Yahoo). 


For more try search on 'ChromeStart'

For Google Chrome Vista - home directory is:
C:\Users\<username>\
AppData\
Local\
Google\
Chrome\
Application


To make profile:
-Close all Google Chrome sessions
-Open local appdata folder & copy
-"..\User Data\Default" to "..\User Data\xyz"
-Run [
"C:\Users\


<username>


AppData\


Local\


Google\


Chrome\


Application\


chrome.exe"


--User_Data_Dir="..\User Data\xyz"
]


For Firefox - you'll need to:
-Close all Firefox sessions
-Run [ "C:\Program Files\
Mozilla Firefox\
firefox.exe"
-ProfileManager" ]
-Create "xyz"
-Run [ "C:\Program Files\
Mozilla Firefox\
firefox.exe"
-p "xyz" ]


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