Month: July 2012 blog archive

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator - 12 Jul 2012

I’m starting to get a little spare tire around the waist and I wanted to start deflating before it got out of hand. In order to set a weight goal, I used the Body Mass Index (BMI). My scale tells me what my BMI is, but initially I didn’t know what to aim for. The […]

Categories: Health,The site
Funniest Video of the Day - 10 Jul 2012

I don’t know how this video got nearly 8 million views without me hearing about it, but, like the groom, I couldn’t stop laughing. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

Categories: Humor
Easily Create Windows Shortcuts - 10 Jul 2012

While you can right click on a file and choose “Create Shortcut” in Windows 7, I disliked the naming convention of “filename.ext – Shortcut.lnk”. I use FreeCommander for all my file management needs and it didn’t have a built-in way to create a shortcut either. Here’s a short VBScript I wrote that takes two parameters, […]

Categories: Computers
VBScript Invalid Character Error - 09 Jul 2012

If you get this error, change the encoding of the file to ANSI. Windows Script Host ————————— Script: C:\Users\dan\Desktop\test.vbs Line: 1 Char: 1 Error: Invalid character Code: 800A0408 Source: Microsoft VBScript compilation error Or with Cscript: (1, 1) Microsoft VBScript compilation error: Invalid character

Categories: Computers,Programming