Here's a little batch file utility to get your installed programs from your Windows 7 registry. This was adapted from an online script that doesn't work on Win 7:
C:\Windows\System32\reg export HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall temp1.txt
This needs to be all on one line in the batch file, with a space between export and HKEY... my editor broke it into two lines.
Every once in a while you need to go beyond the Excel feature that screens out duplicate records and single out records with a duplicate field, that contain data you want to get rid of.
Here's an Excel VBA Macro that does that. This one works for a sheet called "singletons" so you're going to have to change "singletons" to "sheet1" or whatever your sheet is called.
If Sheets("singletons").Cells(i,2) = Sheets("singletons").Cells(i-2,2) then
This also starts at row 100679, so you'll need to change that to your last row. The program works from the bottom up, which is the way it has to be. So make sure that the row and data you want to keep is sorted so the good record is the first one, and all the bad records are below that. This Macro checks the data in the B or second column, so you'll probably need to change that too:
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. BACK YOUR DATA UP!!!!
Here's the whole macro:
For i = 100679 To 2 Step -1
If Sheets("singletons").Cells(i, 2) = Sheets("singletons").Cells(i - 1, 2) Then
For the last two days I've been looking at options for making a Flash website readable on mobile devices paying particular attention to iOS devices. We all know how much Apple loves Adobe Flash. Apple is not real fond of developers in general actually, but they really hate Flash developers.
So I looked for the easy way out, of course. Solution number 1 was to use Adobe Flash CS5 and develop in Flash lite. I still can't get it to work with the iPhone, but it did work on Android and Rim devices which are the other two I'm shooting for. Not great, but a partial solution. PARTIAL PASS
Next, I tried Swiffy by Google, where you can upload an swf file via web page, and it will create an html5 solution for you. Except in my case where it FAILED. Tried several different versions of swf, all of which FAILED.
Next I tried Recool Video Converter which not only FAILED but crashed. Two for one. I tried it on both my Win 64 boxes. When I moved it over to my XP box it did make a video, but the quality was suspect and unusable. FAIL.
I recently had a problem while using MySql with Hibernate in a Java app. Everyone and his dog had elaborate answers on this issue, including changing your connection pool settings, rewriting your entire codebase, and rebuilding the Space Shuttle. The answer was simple. You need to close out the session factory, not just the Session. This is done with this line:
Assuming you named it fact like this:
SessionFactory fact = new Configuration().configure().buildSessionFactory();
Which probably would have saved a lot of trouble for most of those developers. A lot of the examples on the internet excluded this simple answer.
Here's a good article on how to customize the Outlook 2007 Command Bar:
Just one problem: It doesn't work. Or doesn't seem to. The author forgot to mention a key detail. If you don't actually see the menu after you build and debug-run the project, it doesn't mean it isn't there. Try going to the command bar. Pick the View menu, then Toolbars. Once you pick the Toolbars option you should see a MyToolBarButton. That's your baby. Pick that selection and you should see "My ToolBar Button" command button show up on the command bar.
I have a large set of documents in a small amount of formats (html, pdf) and I have to analyze their content and try and classify them in some sort of order, so that I can find what I'm looking for. What does this describe?
If you answered yes to all three, then welcome to the wonderful world of search engines. This is a big ticket item obviously, and hard to do. If you're successful you'll probably be riding around in your own Gulfstream jet. Google looks for pages that are popular and let's the human resources of the Internet classify their pages for them. Subcontracting out the classification scheme to the human race. In lieu of having several billion people classify the docs on my desktop, what can I do to analyze and classify my docs? A couple of things:
2. Manually classify them by looking at their subject matter and using a guide. Since we are already classifying books by that system, that might be a semi-decent way to start. But only librarians use that and there are limitations. There is also the Amazon classification system. I was unable to find out the exact method to their madness, but the first hierarchy under books is:
Arts & Photography
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Investing
Christian Books & Bibles
Comics & Graphic Novels
Computers & Technology
Cookbooks, Food & Wine
Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Education & Reference
Gay & Lesbian
Health, Fitness & Dieting
Humor & Entertainment
Literature & Fiction
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Parenting & Relationships
Politics & Social Sciences
Professional & Technical
Religion & Spirituality
Science & Math
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sports & Outdoors
Which looks like it is done by sales, and changes often. So we are presented with few viable options. You can attempt to create a classification system by using a Computational Linguistics definition of the document given by analysis of the doc's corpus. Many have tried, many have failed. May fortune favor the foolish.
I bought an ASUS RT-N12 router yesterday and set up a network for my wife's office. The routher works great, but the instructions that came with it for quick set up were not so great. First of all, the software to setup the router did not come up automatically when I connected to the router through a network cable. Second of all, the ip address to connect to the router was not
Like the quick setup guide tells you. It is
Which shouldn't be a big deal, but became one. After I ignored the docs to the router and figured out the setup screen on my own, things got a lot simpler. Also, when I tried to install their drivers and software on my Windows 7 system I got this error:
Error: two network connections detected
Even though I had disabled my wifi when I was connected to the router through a network cable. Other than that, it's a great router.
I've had the hardest time installing Calibre book reader and ebook converter on my Windows 7 64 bit machine with no idea why. It kept erroring out with the message "Calibre setup wizard ended prematurely." I finally got it to set up by following these steps:
After this I finally got it to install. If you still have problems I recommend trying different options on the first tab to get it to install.