Nov 13 2010

CSS: font-size

Posted by: Chace in Categories: Code, CSS, Programming.

Today almost everything can be found on the World Wide Web. In my experience with web design and web development I’ve run into some questions, issues, concerns and conundrums. This is one of those items that will definitely confuse you unless you do a little research and know what you’re trying to achieve. Take it from me, I’ve spent hours playing with these different types of font-size and have just started seeing things clearly, but don’t fret!

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Oct 21 2009

Below is a very basic way to check for error’s when creating basic Vb-script’s. Just add this procedure to your script and call it after your main code has been executed. This is useful if you run and test a lot of scripts from the command prompt on a Windows machine. I wouldn’t recommend this as a long term production solution but it’s quick and gets the job done for trouble shooting!

Aug 14 2009

Today I am going to talk about a handy dandy little command available to us from the Windows Command Prompt.

If you are like myself and work in the IT world your computer and the applications, tools and configuration of it mean the world. Sometimes, as in my case, you have a set of applications and tools that are constantly open on your machine, from the time you flick it on until the time you shut down for the day. Instead of having to start each application individually each time you boot up, wouldn’t it be nice to have them all start as part of the computer booting up? Take for example myself. I ALWAYS have TOAD, OUTLOOK, a Browser, and AutoSys open on my work laptop. So I created a simple batch file that uses the START command to open all these tools for me when my computer starts up. That way I can boot my computer, then go get some coffee, chat with a colleague or get some breakfast, and when I get back all those applications are loaded and ready for use.

I know half of you are saying, “Chace, why don’t you just add these items to your Start Up directory?” That is a good question, but I have found with different versions of Windows and depending upon the application, they don’t always start up as desired. Aside from that this gives you one place to add, subtract and adjust what you want to start, just simply by editing the Batch File. Read the entire post…

May 17 2009

Spring Time

Posted by: Chace in Categories: Code, Sports, Thoughts.
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Well it’s spring time and that means several things. One, my time spent inside on my computer is taking a backseat slowly and surely to being outside. Especially now since I have a house of my own to keep up with I have plenty to do including weeding, planting, mowing, painting, cleaning and all the joyous things home ownership brings. Another thing that comes with spring time is the NBA playoffs and as you all may know, my Denver Nuggets are killing it so far this year. I really haven’t missed hardly any games at all this year (thank God for Altitude), and I do mean from game one in the fall to game one of the playoffs and up until now. I am not your run of the mill local band wagon jumper; I even placed a bet on them to win back in October right after the Rockies blew it! Doesn’t it grind your gears when you are devoted and supportive of your team regardless of their record and then they finally are doing well for themselves and all these faux-fans come out of the woodwork, laying claim that they were always down for the cause?! Read the entire post…

Jan 17 2009

Simple Encryption Tool

Posted by: Chace in Categories: Code, Encryption, Privacy, VBScript.
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So lately I have been trying to keep better records of my spending habits to better understand my financial status. This means I have been recording all my bills, when they were paid, all my receipts for everything from food to gas, entertainment to clothes. I got this idea from my cousin who has been doing this for some time and I just made my own modified version based off his spreadsheet. I carry this spreadsheet with me on my 4gb thumb drive along with some useful apps, some music, Xampp and a few other things. What happens if I lose my thumb drive accidentally? Whoever finds it could then go through all this information and do what they please with it.

Since I work for a company on a system that uses different forms of authentication and encryption for sensitive data I decided to take my first attempt at a simple yet effective encryption tool for my Financial spreadsheet. This actually turned out pretty good in that it can be used on roughly any type of file and is so jumbled that unless the person trying to decrypt the info has your passkey, they data is gone! Any how the name of the file is EncDec.vbs and as you can see is written in VBScript and can be run by double clicking the file. Since the VBScript isn’t compiled and can be seen by anyone you would think that someone could simply reverse the code to decrypt the file, but without the passkey it is not likely at all. Read the entire post…

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