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”) shortcut_working_directory =”C:\Windows” shortcut_save_location = wscript_shell_object.SpecialFolders(“Desktop”) Set shortcut_file_object = wscript_shell_object.CreateShortcut(shortcut_save_location & “\” & DESCRIPTION &…
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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 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 program.  Upon clicking the exit button, the application will ask you if you want…
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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 start getting better insight today.

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 some stuff here png(filename=args[3], width=900, height=300) # some more code here… dev.off() })

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 includes elements for sequential recipe scrolling for single day recipe selection.  This is in…
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Android Studio desktop icon

Android Studio for Linux needs a desktop icon.  This is a functioning one to place in ~/.local/share/applications. [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Android Studio Comment=Software Development GenericName=AndroidStudio Exec=sh /opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh Terminal=false X-MultipleArgs=false Type=Application Icon=/opt/android-studio/bin/studio.png Categories=Development; MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml Keywords=programming;java;android;ide; Name[en_US]=AndroidStudio

Yum update memory allocation issues

Yum Update Memory Allocation issues on 512M Virtual Machines: Create a Swap file: dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=655366 chmod 600 /swapfile mkswap /swapfile swapon /swapfile To disable and remove after updates are complete: swapoff -a rm -f /swapfile

High Quality compressed HPLIP scans

HPLIP produces scans far better than what I can accomplish on Windows, even with Adobe Acrobat Standard.  The Auto Document Feeder scans in 8.3 megapixel png files, and then hplip converts them to a multiple-page PDF of extremely high quality.  This is great for one page documents, but for 10 or 12 page documents, such as faxes, the file size becomes a problem due to email limitations.  Ghostscript can…
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