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Evan
05-24-2006, 12:51 AM
I've been working on the computer machining toolkit a bit lately. I figured out how to reduce the file sizes considerably and now have the average file size for a module down from 300k to about 20k. :)

Nothing much is set in stone yet except the appearance design and I am still open to suggestions. Here is a screen shot:

http://vts.bc.ca/pics/sneakpeek1.jpg

Excitable Boy
05-24-2006, 03:16 AM
Evan, that's cool. I could have used the belt calc a few times in the last year.

Great job.

PTSideshow
05-24-2006, 05:39 AM
Evan looks good, Have you looked in to the PDA versions of some stuff like that out there. I have a drill speed calculator,conduitfill,fuse sizing, extension cord sizing,a number of electrial code sections,drill and tap sizes,o-ring size chart ect in mobile DB they don't take a lot of space but they do come in handy to carry around.
http://www.mobiledb.com/
http://www.memoware.com/
http://www.palmgear.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.home&PartnerREF=&siteid=1
The stand alone applets were down load years ago and the site is gone did find some on the above site as shareware now.
Here are the sites the second one with the software has some very starnge things people put on computer to carry around with them.
Don't know if you can convert the way they do stuff to a regular program.
But it looks like you have a good start on the full size version.:D

gramps
05-24-2006, 08:33 AM
Hi Evan,
I could sure use the machining tool kit you are working on.
I could also use some help figuring
out why I can't see the picture you posted showing your work.
when I use Firefox. It shows up ok when I load HSM with Internet Explorer.
I have looked at all the Internet settings that I can find but no joy.
Gramps

Evan
05-24-2006, 09:53 AM
Gramps,

In Firefox go to Tools>Options>Content

and uncheck the box labeled "for the originating web site only"

I don't know when I will have the program done as I haven't yet decided how much to put in it. Most of the code isn't written, yet. I am used to working in a total control environment, mainly assembler programming and working with visual basic means finding ways to trick the system (within the rules) to do what I want. One of the biggest problems is accomodating the fact that the user has a lot of control over global system settings that affect the display, especially the font sizes. There are ways to work with that but it's a pain.

I don't know why MS calles it "BASIC" anymore. It only has a distant relationship to the original BASIC programming language.

gramps
05-24-2006, 10:46 AM
Thanks Evan,
In my case it was Tools>Options>Web Features>for the originating web site only.
I'm up to speed again :-)

Evan
05-24-2006, 11:22 AM
Gramps,

You should download the latest version of Firefox. It fixes a few important security issues.

tattoomike68
05-24-2006, 12:56 PM
That looks like a handy program, whens the next beta release?

Evan
05-24-2006, 01:28 PM
That looks like a handy program, whens the next beta release?

That depends on how much rain we get. Lots of rain and I get to stay inside and play with my toys. No rain and the lawns die and I get to play with my toys. Just the right amount of rain and sun and I get to mow lawns and build more decking.

wierdscience
05-24-2006, 09:11 PM
That depends on how much rain we get. Lots of rain and I get to stay inside and play with my toys. No rain and the lawns die and I get to play with my toys. Just the right amount of rain and sun and I get to mow lawns and build more decking.

Then buy some Roundup,problems solved:D


Neat looking program there Evan,nice to have all the commonly used stuff in one spot.