Phil Edwards

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  1. I have the v93.71 Forceware drivers installed, which I think are the latest version. Right click your desktop, select 'nView properties' and click the 'Hot Keys' tab. Click the '+' sign next to 'Display Mode' and you will see an option titled 'Toggle to TV output' - you can define a key combination which will immediately switch over to your TV-out connection. Don't forget to also define another key combo to allow you to switch it back again!
  2. Generally, you wouldn't want to do it that way. Most enterprise-level relational database software supports what are called 'trigger' functions. These are just little bits of code that you build into the database itself and which get fired when something specific happens, such as a row of data getting added to the database or an existing row getting updated. You can use these trigger functions to do almost anything, but a typical usage would be to carry out some sort of sanity checking on the data being presented. By doing this job in the trigger function code, you end up with a more 'future proof' database, since it doesn't matter where the data is being presented to you from - it could be from a web-based app, from a command line prompt or from some DB management tool, it would all get validated in the same way. This keeps your data integrity rules where they belong, i.e. in the database itself and also means you don't have to re-code the validation every time you want to add a new interface between the data and the front end application.
  3. You could also try this site: http://www.auditmypc.com/firewall-test.asp It lets you carry out a remote scan of your IP address and will give you a report showing which ports and services it finds (if any) which are open to the outside world.
  4. Doh! You're right...$deity knows why I didn't notice those little buttons before now. How stupid do I feel!? I'll crawl back under my rock now, thanks... Once I've got these extra bits fully tested, I'll post them to the contributions section to try to make up for it.
  5. Hello all Just signed up to the forum to post a noob question :-) I'm building up a custom install for my machine at home - I just spent the better part of 2 days pulling together all my favourite apps, tweaks and other little 'fixes' that we all end up with after a while and I'm determined that next time I trash the box either deliberately or accidentally, I'll be able to re-install without so much effort. I have a bunch of packages to install which are all related to the Python scripting language - specifically, I want to be able to install Python itself followed by my favourite IDE, wxPython, Python WIN32 addons and all my application building/distributing gubbins that I normally use. The key to all this is that Python needs to be installed before any of the others, but I can't see an obvious way to control what order addon packs are installed in. At this point, reading the FAQ and other docs seems to suggest that I need to create one big 'uber-addon' which contains everything in one large CAB file and then have the individual silent install commands one after the other in my INI file. Does this sound about right, or is there any easier way?