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Hardware / Re: HP officejet 9120 inserts blank space
« Last post by Printi on March 23, 2018, 02:01:16 AM »
Yeah I know it's old and big, but for me it's a keeper. Because I have lots of large ink tanks and spare printheads and I also have the A3 hp business inkjet 2800 which uses the same inks. It's not allways that bad an idea to have something no one else want to have :)       
The print quality is fine and the printheads also. Nothing misses in the printout, the printer just add blank horizontal space.  I don't know how the paper handling works but perhaps there's a sensor or something else that needs to be cleaned.
Hardware / Re: HP officejet 9120 inserts blank space
« Last post by Geek-9pm on March 23, 2018, 12:00:16 AM »
That printer can  do 50,000 pages before major repair is done. Or is should.
Cleansing and replacing ink is normal. A major repair is when you have to hire somebody to take it apart.
Amazon no longer has that printer and it got bad reviews on Amazon.
You can buy a similar printer for under $100 plus shipping.  :)

Hardware / Re: HP officejet 9120 inserts blank space
« Last post by Mark. on March 22, 2018, 11:01:41 PM »
just to state the obvious....

have you put the printer through all its cleaning/maintenance tasks?
like nozzle cleaning, printhead alignment etc.
when's the last time you checked/cleaned/replaced the rollers or drum or toners?
Hardware / Re: A Letter on My Keyboard Isn't Working
« Last post by Mark. on March 22, 2018, 10:55:51 PM »
Ah yes, the ol' classic "Have you tried turning it off and on again"
(you should watch some Roy and Moss from The IT Crowd, they use that one a lot)  ;D
Other / Re: trash folder
« Last post by Mark. on March 22, 2018, 10:53:35 PM »
no worries Bob, glad you got it sorted and that we could help.
Windows 10 / Re: Packard Bell Recovery Disk
« Last post by Geek-9pm on March 22, 2018, 10:34:55 PM »
I think you can still get a free copy of Acronis from Western Digital.
Google it.
Or go here:
If one of your drives is a WD, it will also use the other drives.   ;D
Computer software / Re: Where did Aldus Type Twister go to?
« Last post by Geek-9pm on March 22, 2018, 10:01:55 PM »
Very nice art work.
There other programs that have similar, but lesser features.
For example, you can do font things in  the old  of Word Perfect.
from the web site:

looks good for an old program.
Also, some kind of thing is found in Libre Office, but I don't have an example at hand. But anybody can Google it and find it out there.

I do have a very old copy of MS word. Han not tried using it.

Still, I kind of like that old Aldus program. i was,IMO, ahead of its time.

Computer software / Re: Where did Aldus Type Twister go to?
« Last post by BC_Programmer on March 22, 2018, 09:37:39 PM »
It loads instantly because it's only release is over two decades old and therefore was built within the hardware capabilities of the time. Pretty much any software from that time period is probably going to run more or less "instantly" on anything newer than a 486.

Aldus TT has nowhere near the capabilities of WordArt. That's one of the reasons it was discontinued- It had no niche in which to exist once MSDraw was integrated into Word 7. Even Word 97 has a wider feature set. (Word 97, I might add, loads instantly too on a semi-modern system)

You can save word art as images by copying it and then pasting it into paint, too. Here's one I threw together:

Computer software / Re: Where did Aldus Type Twister go to?
« Last post by Geek-9pm on March 22, 2018, 09:04:52 PM »
Aldus Type Twister was discontinued in 1993 w....

MS WordArt provides most of the same capabilities.
Well, it is not quite the same. Aldus TT was wild and offered a variety far more  what you get in MS word. And the program was very compact and would load inconstantly, so you can leave it open and save a bunch of banners and logos to you favorite phjoto editor. You click on copy in TT and then paste it into paint and save it as a BMP of GIF and use it later in a project tht needs a little life.

Samples below.
Computer software / Re: Scheduling software
« Last post by BC_Programmer on March 22, 2018, 08:12:27 PM »
Forgive my reinterpretation of your question, but:

"I want to create software for employee scheduling and management, something which is typically only provided by teams of experienced developers over a span of a few years. Also, I want it to be cross-platform. My skillset includes MATLAB and opening a Java IDE. Where do I start?"

Uncharitable? Maybe. but there is such a thing as biting off more than you can chew. And the breadth of this query is- well, a bit silly!

1. Create a design document from the perspective of the user. What capabilities does it provide, How will you, as a user, use the software? For software like this around  50 pages would be terse but workable.

2. Create a technical design document drawing from the first design document and describing how you plan to implement those features.

3. Implement the features in the technical design document.

Just as an overview- It's obviously going to use a database. Nobody can tell you what database to use- But I will say that MS Access would be a poor choice. Postgres is pretty good. You'll have to design the tables and you'll have to know how to work with a relational database if you haven't already as well as pick up  on the query language.

Since you want to support Apps, it needs to be possible to interface with that database via HTTP. This would mean learning how to program server-side web pages. So you'll have to choose a server side development technology and implement a database layer. realistically, you'll want all the business logic which deals with actually manipulating and dealing with the data as part of the web API itself. So that will be where the bulk of everything happens. Client apps/applications would interface through that web server to read and set information. For example perhaps an employee can book time off or something and that saves that information to the database which is used when constructing schedules.

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