Apr 162016

The bookmarklets in the wp-edit.htm file linked below are for WordPress websites that do not display a login link, which is commonly in the Meta widget in the sidebar.  If the only reason you have a Meta widget in your sidebar is for the login link it contains, then you can add these bookmarklets to your browser and then remove the Meta widget from the sidebar of your WordPress site or sites.  The links inside the wp-edit.htm file are javascript based bookmarklets.  Bookmarklets are intelligent bookmarks (or Favorites as Microsoft calls them) that dynamically determine what url to open.  The javascript code could be much shorter, but the first several steps in the code attempt to ensure that the current site is WordPress based, and that the page can be opened.  The link below is configured to open wp-edit.htm in a new tab or window.  wp-edit.htm contains text instructions for each bookmarklet and it’s purpose.

WordPress Bookmarklets wp-edit, wp-admin, wp-login

The Press This link offered in the Tools control panel in a WordPress site is a bookmarklet.

A web page with some good notes on how to develop bookmarklets:  http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-bookmarklets-the-right-way–net-18154

Aug 182013

I created a program compiled in Microsoft Visual C 2010 to control the Command Prompt window from the command line.  It is a friendly substitute for MODE CON [COLS=c] [LINES=n], and it’s intended audience is people that do a lot of command line work, like network system administrators.  The reason the program was compiled in C was so that it would not require any run-time DLLs.  It is a standalone executable that runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.  It has also been tested on WinPE 3.0 and WinPE 5.0.  It has been tested in Remote Desktop, including with the “Use All My Monitors for the remote session” option with a Windows 7 Ultimate remote machine.  It fails with an access denied error on Windows 2000 because the program calls several system functions that were introduced with Windows XP.

SetConsole.exe does not require administrator privileges, but administrator privileges are required to put the program in a convenient place like C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32.

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Aug 172013

This site is about command line programming, scripting (mostly Microsoft Windows), automation, and COM/ActiveX objects.  It contains information about VBScript scripting, Command Prompt scripting, C programming and the construction of COM components.  Many caveats will be documented here. Continue reading »