News Archives 2018 Q2
• Robert Van Etta notified me that Windows 10's CMD console has built-in ANSI
Those features were missing in Windows NT 4 through Windows 8.1.
Robert even wrote a demo batch file showing a "bouncing snake"
to demonstrate the ANSI features.
This batch file uses FORFILES
to generate the Escape characters, very smart!
• I had to fix an error in Windows Update, resulting in all previously hidden optional updates being offered once more.
I had hidden all Silverlight updates, having no intention to use or even install it.
However, Silverlight comes in 16
optional update packages, each of which has to be hidden separately.
I'm lucky to have found a script to automatically hide all Silverlight updates
by Tony Marques.
Tony's script was written in JScript, I translated it into VBScript: DisableSilverlightUpdates.vbs
• All tracking scripts (i.e. script based ads, custom search and analytics) are being removed from my site.
This will temporarily "contaminate" the What's New
• I used to maintain several different custom search engines to search for scripts on my site.
They have now all been replaced by a single "scriptless" custom search engine
, powered by StartPage.com
The new custom search engine will display its query in the URL of the results page, so you can use that URL to save your queries.
page last modified: 2018-07-16