Desktop Shortcuts for Kids 5.2.1

This is the VBscript for shortcuts on Windows 10 that open in Edge browser. ‘ Desktop Shortcuts for Kids, for Windows 10 ‘ Robert Knight ‘ bobby@rdknight.net ‘ version 5 – July 2017 ‘ ———————————————————-‘ Option Explicit Dim wscript_shell_object Dim shortcut_working_directory Dim shortcut_save_location Dim shortcut_file_object Dim EXEC Dim ICON Dim DESCRIPTION Set wscript_shell_object = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”) …
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Data to S3 with command line and encryption

This article details how to archive folders with their contents, encrypt the archives, upload them to S3, and remove the local copies.  A typical usage might be to archive the version of a website that I have with twenty thousand files on a certain date before changing the folder layouts of images for ten thousand images.

Better Update Browser 1.1.1.2

After clicking “Scan” the software will appear to hang for a long time.  This is normal.  For future development, I hope to add a status indicator that shows what is going on.  For now, let it sit there hung until results appear in the list.  After some time, the list will populate. Better-Update-Browser-1.1.1.1 with update capability. …
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Better Update Browser shareware

Better Update Browser is now updates capable. The first two releases of this application did not allow updates because the updates facility that I use does not allow administrator access.  To bypass this, there is now a peculiarity.  Install the application as normal.  Then open it, and then click the close button to exit the …
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Osmhic Calculator shareware

Osmhic Calculator 2.2 is now released.  This is fully-featured shareware.  This includes update-capability and is now an ongoing project.  This application first appeared on Windows Desktop a few years ago, and fell by the wayside.  A basic version of Osmhic Calculator is also included in the Windows store for Desktop and Mobile. Download Osmhic-2.2.0.1 and …
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Osmhic Calculator 2.2 initial release

Osmhic 2.2 release notes: Added Purchase request screen and modified graphical interface to show all information regardless of version. This converts the application to fully-featured shareware instead of a demo. Download Osmhic-2.2.0.1 and run the setup program.

Try blocks in R for error handling

R scripts halt execution when an error is encountered.  When batch processing this produces situations where the error can not be merely skipped like it could in a .net application with  user involvement. To use Try() blocks for error handling in R, enclose the entire block of code in a try() block. try({ # Do …
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Meal Plan and Grocery List shareware

The application now shows nag screens, but otherwise has full features available in all modes. New Recipe: Black Bean Zucchini Cheese Queso Wraps. This is a meatless, and no dairy recipe, with a zucchini cheese, which isn’t really cheese, but a food made from zucchini’s that behaves like cheese. Partial New Feature: Graphic Interface now …
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