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About Rhelic

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  1. This might sound like overkill but using DOS to grab updates over the internet (and compare them to current files you already have) isn't the best solution and under most cases, won't work at all. I'd recommend you install .Net 2.0 framework and get the current beta of Monad (the upcoming unix style shell for Windows) which gives you a verbose scripting language with deep access into the registry and lots of great features. Then you can write scripts to do anything you want very slickly such as retrieving updates, extracting them from ZIP/EXE, pushing them into a folder, and close & restart an application if needed.
  2. What makes this version seem faster is my favorite new feature in FF 1.5 (something that's bugged me about Web Browsers for years). When you hit back or forward your browser makes a new request for the page and re-submits any form variables. While your CSS/JS/Images are cached, the web page itself is re-requested, what FF 1.5 is doing (that as far as I've know nobody has done before) is using the cached copy of the web page, so when you hit Back or Forward, no internet access is used.
  3. iirc XP has Windows Script 5.6 by default.
  4. I don't know if this applies but it seems 7-Zip file association won't always work right (depends on the version) unless you restart explorer.exe or log off & log on. When I installed the recent 4.30 beta (upgrading from a previous version) 7-Zip stopped working until I did a log off/log on but in hindsight. But some previous versions allowed me to use 7-Zip after upgrading it.
  5. I played around a little bit and imho I think this gave it a slightly better "icon in the cube" look: 1. create a white BG layer 2. Put the icon layer below the ice cube layer I highly recommend you shrink the ice cube layer so it's only just big enough to cover the icon, because when you size this down your icon inside the cube will be microscopic. 3. Dupe the Ice Cube layer 4. on the 1st (lower) ice cube layer set opac & fill to 100%, and set the layer to "pin light" 5. The other 2nd (upper) ice cube layer set opac or fill to 50%, set layer to "normal" Honestly your biggest problem is the ice cube itself, which is way too blue (intensional?) as a real ice cube is virtually all white. If you want a more realistic look, you need a new white cube.
  6. Rhelic

    usb power

    Hmm, that's going to have to be a bios setting. I highly doubt it's something that software can address. If it's not in your bios, sounds like you're screwed.
  7. Last I used MySQL the best way is to add a new field with the correct datatype. Then do (my syntax might be a bit off)... UPDATE table SET tempcolumn = oldcolumn Then drop the oldcolumn and re-create it with the same name and new size/datatype UPDATE table SET newcolumn = tempcolumn Then drop the tempcolumn. Now you have all your data in a newly defined column with no missing data. And in case you're wondering, no, last I knew, you cannot change the order of the columns. Also, if this breaks your program then YOU CODED IT TOTALLY WRONG as the truth is, database column order is NOT set in stone so anybody who assumes column 1 is this and column 2 is that is shooting themselves in the foot. Always refer to columns by their column name.
  8. JavaScript has no way to grab the local users username. But in an Intranet solution with an Active Directory server, you can get the username via ASP and ASP.Net programming, here are my notes on the subject ================================================= Retrieving the web user's username in a Domain/Intranet for ASP.Net ================================================= Manage IIS > right Click Web Sites > Properties > Directory Security > Edit Button (Auth & Access Control) > uncheck 'Enable anonymous access' and make sure 'Integrated Widows Auth' is check marked Then if you want the ASP.Net to run as the web user then add this to your web.config <identity impersonate="true" /> Now you can access the username by: HttpContext.Current.User.Identity.Name; using System.Security.Principal; System.Threading.Thread.CurrentPrincipal.Identity.Name; or in classic ASP: Request.ServerVariables("LOGON_USER") ----------------------- If your app is not ASP or ASP.Net you're probably screwed but I haven't used PHP, Cold Fusion or Perl for years and perhaps there is a way now.
  9. Ok this thread is a month old but since nobody pointed it out... There's a free .ICO exporter for Photoshop and it still gets updated every once in awhile. I've used it for years since PS5 and it still works in PS CS2. It works for the PC and there are 2 different Mac flavors (old and new Mac). http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/ To use it: 1. Exit Photoshop 2. Put the .8bi file in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\Plug-Ins\ or similar folder 3. Re-size your image to your proper icon size (128x128, 64x64, 32x32, 16x16). 4. If you want a transparent icon make sure you have multiple layers and the bottom layer is turned off (ala transparent gifs) 5. File > Save As > .ICO
  10. Stealing content from other sites is immoral, let's just get that out of the way. I'm trying to give you the benefit of the doubt but I've read your other posts and it sounds like it's pretty clear that you want to start a new site and steal content from other similar sites.. tsk tsk, smells like a thief.
  11. Yes, you just need to edit your Apache config file and add the .HTML extension to be passed to your PHP module. But keep in mind this means EVERY .HTML on your site must pass through the PHP module, which slows your site down a little bit. If the site is very busy, this can become a problem but for the average website, it isn't.
  12. I was about to say the same thing, sounds like he just needs to allow Remote Desktop through his router and login.
  13. I'm a pro web designer & web programmer and a video game historian & retro fan... My recommendation is to do use MobyGames.com! If your seriously want to spend all the time to make a site to honor these games, then instead of trying to re-invent the wheel go make current sites better by adding your own reviews. I've dealt with dozens of people asking the same question as you, just with different content. Here's the cold hard truth: #1 In 6 months you're interest level will fall #2 You're unlikely to continue to pay for hosting after your year runs out #3 Whatever work was done on your site by users goes down the drain when it could have been spent on a permanent site. At this point you think I'm wrong, you'll dedicate 20hrs/week on this site and you'll see it through for years to make sure it succeeds. And if you are saying that to yourself, you've only proving my point now because I've seen your kind before It boils down to 1 simple thing, if you really love these oldskool games you'd spend your time populating content on a current gamer site, instead of spending your time making a system that others can use to populate content. Do you see the essential problem here? I would like to say I take my own medicine. Many times I've been tempted to post reviews of CDs and stuff on my blog but the cold truth is, off topic blog content cannot target your audience and will fade away. But a well placed Amazon review will live on forever But to give you the answer you want, websites don't use "pages", they use web apps, obviously because it's not feasible to change hundreds/thousands of pages. To handle content you use a CMS (Content Management System) but for what you want, I doubt there are any CMSs available so you'll have to do what the majority of people do, write one or have one written for you. Your choice of language isn't too important but most small time people use a Linux server, PHP and MySQL as it's often the cheapest. But there's nothing wrong with a Windows 2003 server host and ASP.Net as long as you're using a free database as msSQL will cost you a pretty penny. Honestly considering the question you asked, you're not ready to code this yourself, and without any CMSs that I know of to suite you, you'll have to hire somebody. A project like this I couldn't do for any less than $1,000 and you can expect a similar estimate from other people.
  14. I don't know why MS doesn't enable this, because if you believe it's a possible security hole, the issue is no different for CD (anybody can create an infected CD now-a-days). This app enables AutoRun on Win98 and I think it adds autorun to your USB too http://www.udrw.com/tour/download/udrun.EXE (I found this from http://www.udrw.com/tour/en/dev/support.php ) Another free solution is (probably bloatware) http://www.snapfiles.com/get/usbautorun.html There was a very long discussion on this issue at: Lesson learned, ask Google your question before you ask a forum
  15. I should have also added the best way to run a SpyBot span is while you are in Safe Mode (no network support). In fact if you know a machine is infected with something nasty, I insist on Safe Mode. It's often faster and since less things are loaded, it can remove more things. Although I've noticed with SpyBot 1.4 they do a much better job of unloading & unlocking files, so maybe this doesn't matter as much anymore.
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