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Everything posted by Darren

  1. QUOTE (TobyD @ Apr 21 2009, 10:05 AM) That's hilarious. Man, this is so cool that there's HP calculator zealots here. I guess it goes with the territory, though...you guys all have impeccable taste in programming language, so it only makes sense that you'd all like the best calculators too. -D
  2. QUOTE (Mark Yedinak @ Apr 20 2009, 05:26 PM) Awesome! I had an engraved name plate on my 48GX! I still contend the 48G series was the best graphing scientific calculator ever made (always bugged me that TI-85 was the standard in my high school). A few months back I reluctantly sold my 48GX, since I haven't used it since undergrad college. I sold it in 2008 for as much as I bought it for back in 1993! -D Oh, and in case anybody wants to start a calculator debate (snicker), I contend that the HP 32SII (which I still own) is the best non-graphing scientific calculator ever made. 384 by
  3. Definitely a bug, I was able to reproduce in 8.6. I couldn't find a workaround, but I filed CAR# 160408 on the issue. -D
  4. Many of the VIs that ship with LabVIEW were written long ago, before too many people thought much about coding standards. We had the AEs go through and scrub all the examples a few years back, so a lot of those should have gotten better. As for vi.lib VIs, those don't typically get edited too much after being written. I do make it a habit to clean up any shipping VI I happen to be editing though (just did one this morning), so given enough years, I may single-handedly clean up vi.lib. -D
  5. Ben, your use of the term octothorpe just made my day! I thought my dad and I were the only ones who used the true name of the # symbol! -D
  6. QUOTE (Norm Kirchner @ Apr 2 2009, 05:20 PM) I don't know if this wins me the beer or not, but I can get you darn close. Assuming you have all that crazy "scripting" stuff turned on, check out the App method "Hilight Palette Menu Item": http://lavag.org/old_files/monthly_04_2009/post-4441-1238728342.png' target="_blank"> Pass it the name of an object on the palette you want to bring up, and that palette will appear in the position you specify, with the object whose name you specified highlighted. So it works based off palette object names, not palette names, but it's the closest I
  7. When you guys do start using Quick Drop, make sure to read my Advanced Quick Drop Tips post on the NI Forums. Keeping one hand on the keyboard for typing object name shortcuts, and one hand on the mouse for placement and wiring, is *exactly* what I do all day long. -D
  8. QUOTE (Michael Aivaliotis @ Mar 25 2009, 09:01 PM) I agree. It seems like something we should be able to do. But then again, there may be a good reason for why it can't be done...AQ? -D
  9. QUOTE (rpursley @ Mar 16 2009, 03:41 PM) That was actually a bug in LabVIEW that I introduced in 8.6 where an expired VI Analyzer license would cause the long LabVIEW launch time (sorry about that). It's fixed in 8.6.1. The easiest workaround, as you discovered, was to uninstall the VI Analyzer after its license expired. -D
  10. QUOTE (Gary Rubin @ Mar 5 2009, 06:48 AM) My Zs have a distinct angular upper corner...my 2s have a curved upper corner. They look pretty much exactly like 'Z' and '2'. Thread hijack ftw! -D
  11. QUOTE (crelf @ Mar 4 2009, 09:23 PM) I say 'zee', and I don't draw lines through the middle of my Zs or 7s either. -D
  12. QUOTE (dannyt @ Mar 3 2009, 02:33 AM) Last I checked, my address is in Austin, TX, USA. http://www3.telus.net/linguisticsissues/BritishCanadianAmerican.htm' rel='nofollow' target="_blank">We use Zs here. -D
  13. Looking at the diagram of the Conditional Error Probe (vi.lib\_probes\default\ConditionalErrorProbe.vi), it looks like either the General Error Handler CORE.vi or that mysterious Conditional Disable Structure is to blame. -D
  14. QUOTE (jasonw @ Feb 27 2009, 08:20 AM) If you chant 3 times at 8:20 AM, no, I'm afraid Darren won't come answer this. I'm not what you would call a "morning person"...in fact, my pre-10AM response to this message is quite an anomaly. Kids woke up earlier than usual this morning... Anyway, when I developed Quick Drop, I wanted to make sure I could drop items without having to move my hands from their normal "left hand: keyboard, right hand: mouse" position. So I added the ability to click and dismiss Quick Drop to immediately drop the item, as Ben pointed out. This is called Super Quic
  15. QUOTE (crelf @ Feb 24 2009, 05:20 PM) Oh crap, that was hilarious. Louis CK is great, I've watched some of his stand-up. Too bad his HBO show tanked. -D
  16. Why are you building your tool into an EXE? If it is to simply call the tool as a scheduled task in Windows, you can always schedule a task that launches LabVIEW.exe and specifies a VI to run as a command line parameter. -D
  17. The VI Analyzer VIs do not work in a built executable. There is certain internal functionality used by the VI Analyzer that is not supported in the LabVIEW Runtime Engine. I was surprised to see that we do not mention anywhere in the VI Analyzer documentation that the VIs are not supported in a built EXE. I have filed a CAR against the documentation (CAR# 147643) that we add this information. -D
  18. QUOTE (Aristos Queue @ Feb 12 2009, 05:34 PM) I believe this statement will be my motivation to actually write the blog article on LabVIEW Object-Oriented Programming that has been brewing in the back of my brain for months now. You have been warned... -D
  19. QUOTE (ACS @ Feb 12 2009, 11:19 AM) Lest someone read this and get confused, I should point out that LV Class programming is not required on the CLA. You can certainly use them if you want, but they are not a required component of your architecture. I did not use LV Classes in my code for the CLA (and I passed). -D
  20. QUOTE (Darren @ Feb 5 2009, 09:37 PM) I just finished the article on my blog about preparing for the CLA. See http://labviewartisan.blogspot.com/2009/02/labview-certification-preparing-for-cla.html' rel='nofollow' target="_blank">here. -D
  21. QUOTE (Michael Aivaliotis @ Feb 5 2009, 06:37 PM) Thanks for the shout-out, Mike. And congrats on passing the CLD, Mark! I plan on posting an article on my blog soon about preparing for the CLA...stay tuned! -D
  22. Darren

    My CLD plan

    I posted my suggestions for preparing for the CLD on my blog. See here. -D
  23. QUOTE (Michael Aivaliotis @ Feb 4 2009, 02:26 PM) Quad core @2.4 GHz, 4 GB of RAM. I don't think that counts as an old slow machine, does it? I don't have any shoes in my Start Menu...maybe that was the problem? -D
  24. I just got a new Vista machine at work a few weeks ago. One of the first things I did was change the system theme to "Classic" so it looks like the old Windows 2000 look. All the font sizes look normal to me, I'm not seeing any bent wires in old code or larger-than-usual comments. I changed the theme just because I figured the fancy Vista shinyness probably wasn't worth any performance hits I knew I'd encounter (for example, the Start menu took a second to appear with the default Vista theme, but appears instantly with the Classic theme). From what y'all have said, it looks like the font i
  25. Q: What are you if you are a naked secret agent answering a 40-question multiple choice exam about LabVIEW? A: The Man from U.N.C.L.A.D. -D
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