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  1. QUOTE (TobyD @ Feb 9 2009, 12:04 PM) That's a great tip thanks.
  2. Also I tend to use the OpenG tool Fit VI Window to Largest Decoration, and then I will put down a Recessed Box decoration over the entire window, so that it will resize to that at run time. When developing there is no place to Shift + Right Click in the window, I tend to have to scroll up, to a place where there is no decoration, then Shift + Right Click, then scroll down. Really annoying, hope they fix this is the next version of LabVIEW. BTW I don't like the auto tool either, the person who first showed me LabVIEW told me to use Tab to switch tools so that's how I learned it.
  3. I think that by letting NI employees take the certification test, the tests themselves will be improved for reasons just like this. When I took the CLAD I remember a few questions that were a matter of opinion. I can't remember the exact wording but it was some thing like which method would you use to save a set of recorded data? Binary, ASCII, TDMS, or some thing else. The answer highly depends on what you would like to do with the saved data, if it needs to be user readable I would use ASCII. If there is a security issue with not wanting anyone to tamper with the file, I would use Bin
  4. Also not sure if people have seen this or not but NI has officially released their unit test framework http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/8082 I haven't used it yet but I hear that it should become a common used tool around the office.
  5. Glad to see I'm not the only one using vimeo as an alternative to youtube. I was using video.google as an alternative but since google owns both of them they are slowly shutting down video.google.
  6. QUOTE (Tomi Maila @ Jan 26 2009, 04:10 AM) That would be really cool in that from there we might be able to produce some kind of open source standard for saving a LabVIEW VI. I heard there was a topic a while ago to save a VI as ASCII art, but it didn't go anywhere.
  7. Use the Date/Time to Seconds primitive VI found in the Timing sub-palette. With this you give a cluster of inputs (including but not limited to Day of Month, Month, and Year) and the output is a Time Stamp.
  8. QUOTE (sachsm @ Jan 21 2009, 10:45 AM) Wow I guess so. I opened this up and figured it was just a boolean with the images for TRUE and FALSE replaced with a picture of a pipe (that was blue and light blue) But you said it had smarts for adding connectors, so I held Ctrl and tried making a copy by dragging the pipe, but it bent where I clicked it. I then realized you can Ctrl click on the end of the pipe, and it will bend depending on what half of the end you click on. I'd also be interested in knowing how it was made, not that I have a use for it.
  9. QUOTE (jcarmody @ Jan 9 2009, 02:15 PM) Yeah I try doing this instead. This is the closest I can be to typing with sarcasm.
  10. hooovahh

    Windows 7

    I'm sure this is just for playing around but I must say you are very bold to try to develop LabVIEW code in a beta operating system. I would also recommend trying all the different compatibility options by going to the properties of the executable. Never used Windows 7, but Windows 2000 up to Vista has it so I would assume they didn't remove that feature. I'm sure when Windows 7 is officially released NI will release a patch or something if the installer still doesn't work.
  11. QUOTE (crelf @ Jan 8 2009, 12:28 PM) Well yeah me too, but I remember watching all the episodes in syndication after I got home from school as a wee lad. (good thing this is in the LAVA Lounge or I might say we are off topic)
  12. If I were Gilligan I guess Crelf would be the Skipper, but he's not that large or hot headed. Also are there any women on this forum to play female roles? I guess I was always a Mary Ann kind a guy.
  13. I've been working in 8.6 for a little while and I notice something similar. I will open the project and immediately it states that there are changes (the asterisk) If I perform a save all it goes away. One time I clicked the "List Unsaved Changes" and it states that some attributes were changed in the project. Out of curiosity what does LabVIEW state is the changes in your project?
  14. QUOTE (Antoine Châlons @ Jan 5 2009, 11:48 AM) Completely agree. Just saying that I think it would be possible if someone wanted to.
  15. Just here to add my 2 cents, this won't work for all situations (like other operating systems) but could you use a windows DLL to act like you are pressing keys on the keyboard? Like in your LabVIEW program ask for the user name and password, then call Skype, wait for the login dialog to be active, and send the user name and password as keyboard keys (with tab in between) then return. This doesn't use any kind of API, and is very prone to problems (like if Skype happens to change the login dialog) but for a quick and dirty solution I think this should work.
  16. A useful piece of software I use is DriveImage XML It's free and it supports imaging a windows hard drive, when logged into windows. It "Locks" your files while making an image. This is useful for me so I don't have to reboot into a live OS from a CD and image the hard drive. It also is a more open standard so it "allow(s) you to process them with 3rd party tools".The one thing the software doesn't have (that other imaging software does) is incremental backup, so I just keep the most recent 2 or 3 images instead, and delete older ones.
  17. At work I'm at 1280 X 1024, but it's hardly a standard. What's even worst is some developers are wide screen some are standard. Most the systems the software is going into is standard 4:3, but some controls act funny when the monitor is not at its native aspect ratio and native resolution. One thing I noticed is circles may appear to be ovals if you are not at the full native resolution of a monitor.
  18. Wow that MIMO looks very slick, I'm curious to know the power needs since it can run over USB I'm wondering how bright the screen can be.
  19. QUOTE (crelf @ Dec 3 2008, 11:54 PM) Yeah it was also kinda weird, he would have a desktop and 2 laptops running Synergy, then one day I had to remote desktop into one of his 2 laptops, and it got weird when he would move his mouse off the screen and move my mouse. On a side note I sure wish that I had dual monitors for development, I wonder what that would be like, hmmm, crelf do you know what it's like developing on 2 monitors?
  20. QUOTE (crelf @ Dec 1 2008, 03:24 PM) I started looking at the NTBackup software that comes with XP, and the advanced features are pretty useful. It's just for me it was easier to write a 4 line batch file to backup some media folders. If I ever want to backup more OS features (like settings and such) I will definatly keep NTBackup in mind.
  21. I have several hard drives floating around my house which don't have a home. Most of them are IDE, and I've ran out of IDE channels on both my PCs. So my plan is to hook these drives up to my PC using an IDE to USB adapter once a month or so and do an incremental backup. After the backup is complete I can then put the drives into a safe location. A waterproof/fireproof safe would be nice, but for now their just in a lock box, so if the PC is stolen the data will still be safe. The software I'm using for my backup is a simple one, a batch file that calls robocopy. It's a very useful comma
  22. QUOTE (crelf @ Nov 19 2008, 08:49 PM) Well I do now, thanks.
  23. Wow the name of that person is also very suspicious, I know when I was in college our student ID would be the last 4 letters of our last name, and then the last 4 digits in your student ID number.
  24. 10 minutes? I can see from a cold boot defiantly taking me that long. But I (and many other people who don't care about energy usage) just lock my computer at the end of the day Monday-Thursday. When I come in the next morning I just unlock the PC and I have outlook and firefox, and what ever versions of LabVIEW I was using, already open. I realize it's wasteful to have a 500W pc powered on all night even if it's idle, but I can't stand that long boot up time. I've never found the LabVIEW load time to be too long, but I've never been giving a presentation and needed to launch it. Maybe
  25. QUOTE (crelf @ Nov 8 2008, 01:40 AM) Ok so lets say you have a waterproof/fireproof safe, which has a thermally conductive but not electrically conductive liquid in it, then submerge the PC into it so the heat will be dissipated through the water, and then the heat could dissipate through the metal safe. Then safe may get too hot and start a fire...or it might not get that hot. I've heard about people submerging their pc into this kind of fluid and it seems to work well. Also if it is fireproof/waterproof I assume the casing would be very heavy stuff, not sure how well wireless signals
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