On windows 10 basestation the plane tracking software needs a copy of ftd2xx.dll (32bit) in the same directory as basestation.exe and try running it as administrator ideally right clicking on basestation.exe and changing the properties to force it to run as administrator on each run
To forece windows 10 to resync the local time to the default time servers try running
from an admin powershell/CMD promptDOS |copy code |?
1 w32tm /resync
further details available here: https://serverfault.com/a/294791
local chest = peripheral.wrap("front") print("Radcom's Enchantment sorter V1.2") while true do sleep(1) for i = 1, chest.getInventorySize() do local item = chest.getStackInSlot(i) if item and item.ench then print("Found a ", item.name, " with an enchantment") print("Moving") chest.pushItem("south",i,1) else if item then print("moving: ",item.qty, " ",item.name) chest.pushItem("east",i,item.qty) end end end end
Often at work I need to copy data around and I use a niffy program called robocopy its built in to windows from at least 7 and above (not sure about vista & XP)
this is how I use it
DOS |copy code |?
1 robocopy <source> <dest> /E /ZB /XJ /R:1 /W:1 /XF hiberfil.sys pagefile.sys
Continue reading “A useful robocopy command”
At work I needed to extract the contents from 600+ zip files to one place and select all, right click extract all did not work.
7-zip to the rescue, I used the command line version of 7-zip in a simple batch comand to loop through the files and extract each one
this code is written to be run from the same dir as the files to be extracted,
“C:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip\7z” needs to be the location of the commandline version of 7-zip
“%CD%Backup files %x.zip” this the format of the files to be extracted in this case it was a series of sequentially numbered files all called “Backup files 1,2,3,etc”
It is run straight from the command prompt not as a batch script
“C:\extracted” is the destination of the extracted files
DOS |copy code |?
1 for /l %x in (1, 1, 100) do "C:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip\7z" x "%CD%Backup files %x.zip" -o C:\extracted
all in all about 20 mins work to write and test
A while ago I found this article http://jeffreyv.hubpages.com/hub/Youtube-to-MP3-on-Ubuntu-Linux it did exactly what it wanted at the time but me been lazy like I am decided it was time to upgrade it a bit mainly so I just need to supply it with the location URL and it names the file itself. cue investigation into youtube-dl (which is awesome) after finding that it can return the video’s title I fairly quickly got the rest sorted so here it is: Continue reading “My improved youtube2mp3 converter script”
Found a cool looking matrix screen saver today need a bit of work and better messages but its a start
I Will be hosing a copy on my git server as soon as I can
Update 10/1/13: A number of the instructions listed here are now out of date and there are now much better guides and articles available than were available at the time I originally wrote this article. Two of the more useful guides are available here and here I will be leaving this here for reference (as some of it still holds true) but not updating it any further for the foreseeable future as I don’t have the time available
I took the plunge today and installed Xfce on my Ubuntu Laptop after my last fight with unity on gnome after discovering the magic of panels and the fact you can have them auto hide I am glad I switched but one thing is missing a button the toggle the auto-hide so I cant turn it off easily with out going through many layers of menus, so I decided to add one. Continue reading “Add a button to toggle auto-hide with XFCE on Ubuntu 12.04”
anyway here it is get it while its hot(my git server died & I haven’t recovered the data yet)