Michael's Tech Notes
Michael's Tech Notes
Hello and welcome this this site, a place for tips and information related to things technical but presented as non technical as possible. A sharing of ideas and projects that hopefully will benefit many of you.
I have also been developing free software for a while and have dedicated a lot of this website to that endeavor. Software information, screenshot photos and downloads are readily available.
Check the Software Photo Gallery for screen shots of the programs.
Blog articles on my Free Software and other tech stuff are here. This site and the Blog site are new and are being worked on as my old site is currently not accessible.
Feel free to download and comment on any of the programs.
Oct 29th - As an offshoot of Constant WORD, I used similar programming to create Constant Info, a program that can serve as a daily reminder or be used in workgroups to alert of important issues or hot topics. It uses a number system from 0 to 5 to color code each info item. It can also use dates to determine how long and when items appear onscreen. It's blog page is here.
Oct 4th - For those who enjoy reading the Bible, you can use a new application called Constant WORD. It displays up to 2,500 items from Popular Bible verses, Bible Trivia and quotes from Christian authors, pastors, speakers. It only uses one line of scrolling text that can be placed in six areas of your main monitor. Randomly, text items are scrolled across this area constantly. Blog page is here.
Sept 4th - A new program to help automate switching between applications, documents, folders and web pages called Shortcuts Creator is available on its Blog page here.
A new program that assists users in choosing safe, stronger passwords is called Password Helper and is available from the its Blog page here.
For a program to quickly search for predefined Office 365 and other documents, try Data File Search and Copy. You can do a fast search of the whole C drive or just the current user's profile folders. The Blog page is here.
A new application for download is called Bible Promises and is based on a popular promise book. It also includes a daily devotional plus daily New Testament and Psalms/Proverbs readings. The New Testament is also available for reference. The Blog page is here.
Multi-Launcher whose Blog page is here.
I am currently looking for more ideas for Ready Bible Study. Your suggestions are appreciated. Blog page is here.

Version 1.44 of Memory Hogs is now available with a number of additions including a left click menu and a couple of fixes. Blog page is here.

 

Version 1.74 of Get Exercise is now available with an all new Exercise Dashboard, Stretching timers, 1-Minute exercise timer and Pomodoro Work/Break timers. Blog page is here.

 

Version 1.29 of Click Eye Reminder is now available. It is a more limited use program, specifically for people who typically read more with one eye. It reminds those users to switch eyes with a variety of methods and supports multiple monitors. Blog page is here

 

I hope to add more reference materials to Ready Bible Study in the next month.

 

All of these programs are written with the AutoHotkey script language.

 

How to get a free AutoHotkey book.

Data File Search and Copy v1.57

 

While Windows does a pretty good job of helping you to categorize and search your files, sometimes it is handy to expand that search to the entire hard drive. With this program you can search quickly and display a list of matching files. From there you can further search and also copy files or folders to another location.

 

Data File Search and Copy.zip

Bible Promises v1.07

For those who desire an ultralight Bible application, they should try Bible Promises. It contains verses grouped by God's promises, a daily devotional, daily readings of New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs. I general Bible reader is also included. And all text can be played via audio by pressing the F6 key.

Bible-Promises.zip

ZIP format [1 MB]

Ready Bible Study & Reference v2.70
For beginner and experienced readers of the Holy Bible. Easy answers to common questions, general Bible study, daily Readings and Devotionals. EVERYTHING can be played through Audio on your computer. Daily readings and devotionals can be queued up for easy listening. v2.70 - added more control over window and text background colors.
BibleReferences.zip
Compressed archive in ZIP format [9.1 MB]
Get Exercise v1.74
Exercise Reminder for office / IT workers who sit at computers many hours per day.
GetExercise.zip
Compressed archive in ZIP format [3.7 MB]
Memory Hogs v1.44 - PC performance activity monitor
Memory Hogs can alert users of the following:

1) When any process uses more than a certain amount of RAM.
2) When any process is ‘Not Responding’ a Tray Tip window will be displayed.
3) When the CPU Load is over a certain percentage.
4) When free Disk space is below a certain amount.
5) When Used RAM is above a certain percentage.
6) When Used Pagefile is above a certain percentage.
7) Monitors processes that use one or more windows, not window-less processes.

It can run in Stealth Mode and log these events for you to check later on.
MemoryHogs.zip
Compressed archive in ZIP format [645.1 KB]
Memory Hogs - AutoHotkey source file v1.38
For those who wish to modify it for themselves.
MemoryHogs.txt
Text document [53.3 KB]
Memory Hogs main window
Memory Hog Processes v129.png
Portable network image format [13.9 KB]
Click Eye Reminder v1.29
For people who predominantly use one eye while reading, this program periodically displays a small prompt to switch from Left to Right eye after a user chosen number of mouse clicks. It can be customized by font, size, display time, etc. For multiple monitor users, it can be set to use one eye for each monitor. In Clicks Only mode, after 5 minutes of no clicks, the prompt to switch eyes will be displayed at twice size, centered with audio. I have only tested multi monitor support with three monitors at work. You can also set a simple Timer Only mode where the program alternates between Eyes after x number of minutes. v1.26 adds Timer Only Audio mode where only sounds are used to let users know when to switch eyes.

Users can also Pause/Resume the program by clicking the Tray icon. And have
Click Eye Reminder.zip
Compressed archive in ZIP format [633.1 KB]