Not Renewing

Not that anyone likely reads this with regularity (or at all, other than Google hits), but my domain renewal is coming up. I have no reason at present to renew it that I can think of (especially for basically $25 a year), so I’m going to let it lapse.

Farewell.

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Edit AutoHotkeys with Notepad++

By default, AutoHotkey opens Notepad when you right click and choose “edit this script.” I like Notepad++, so I searched online and found several recommendations, but this is what worked for me in Windows 7:

Go to regedit. (Click the Windows icon, then type regedit.exe, then enter.)

Navigate to:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AutoHotkeyScript\Shell\Edit\Command

There, double-click on “Default” to edit it.

Enter the following in the “value data” field (the editable field):
“notepad++.exe” “%1”

Note: DO include the quotation marks.

Click OK, then close the regedit window.

To apply immediately, hit Control-alt-delete, select Task Manager, and find the process “explorer.exe.”

Right click and click “End process.”

Then still in Task Manager, click “File,” then “New Task (Run),” type in “explorer” and hit enter.

It should work immediately.

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Windows 10 and No Sound

I upgraded a previously working fine Dell Inspiron 530 from Windows 7 to Windows 10. It was free, so why not? At first, everything seemed fine, but then my wife pointed out that sound wasn’t working. She was right.

After much rigmarole, research, trying different drivers (it’s a Realtek alc888), even trying different OS’s (Ubuntu, Windows XP–which killed the hard drive and made me start over with a spare), I finally stumbled on a site that had a single comment that mentioned that he had to change his bios settings for the sound card to “Enabled” instead of “Auto.” I figured, “Well, no way. I haven’t touched it and no one else who accesses this computer knows how.” But I checked anyway since I had no idea what else to do and sure enough! It was set to “Disabled,” too, not just “Auto.”

I have no clue how that happened. Maybe it was always like that and Win7 somehow ignores it? I don’t know. Whatever the case, as soon as I set it to enabled, saved, and rebooted, the sound card was found, installed without issue, and works fine.

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Previous Post

I made my previous post excoriating Ben Carson private. I realized that it doesn’t fit with the feel of my blog. Politics is something I’m interested in, but I’ve realized that I don’t have the time to devote to it that I would need to if I were to be anything more than a worthless political hack. I’ve got a problem in life of distraction. Thus, it’s private now.

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Ben Carson: Politician

I don’t know if I’ve ever blogged about politics, but I’m motivated today. Ben Carson is a scoundrel. I’ve never felt so betrayed.

I wasn’t even a Carson supporter! But I still feel betrayed just by common decency. This guy claimed to be principled. He claimed to NOT be a politician. Yet he endorses Donald Trump? What is that but a political, unprincipled move? It’s the worst form of pragmatism there is.

I’m sickened. Grossed out. I expected this from Chris Christie. He’s a known politician and scoundrel. But Carson? I thought he was a decent man. Not the man I’d want as POTUS, but still, I figured he was a decent guy.

Not anymore. I now know what he truly is: your standard, run-of-the-mill, unprincipled, lying, politician.

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Switch Control F with Control E in OneNote

I love OneNote, but I have never gotten used to a change they made at some point to have Control F search only the page you’re on whereas you have to hit control E to search everything. It makes perfect sense in one way, but in actual practice it drives me nuts. I want control F to search globally, not just in the document I’ve got open. So I wanted to remap them. I could not find any place in OneNote to make this change, so I wrote a quick AutoHotkey script to do it. Given how easy it was, I’m kind of annoyed with myself for not doing it before now.

#IfWinActive ahk_exe ONENOTE.EXE
^f::
send,^e
Return
^e::
send,^f
Return
#IfWinActive

That’s it. It works perfectly. Control E sends control F instead. Control F sends control E. It’s running all the time, but only works if the active window is OneNote.

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Compartmentalization

Sent this to my wife recently:

Funny how our brains work. I was mildly concerned on the way in [to work] about forgetting my glasses. I remember worrying about having to go back to the car to look for them while climbing the stairs. At the same time, I was worried a few minutes later about dropping my glasses out of my front pocket when I bent down for something. Then when I came back to my desk I thought again about having to go back to my car to look for my glasses when I saw the notification of a meeting where I’d need them. A few moments later I was about to remove my glasses from my pocket and doing that made the two compartmentalized thoughts collide: I’ve got them right here.

Just funny how the brain works. 🙂

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Blargh

Blargh is a useful word. Really.

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Life is crazy

It’s good crazy, but it’s crazy.

That is all.

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Configure Trackpoint on Mint

So, Mint 17.1 doesn’t have any way to configure the Trackpoint on a Thinkpad without messing with config files. This program solves the problem entirely:

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