Stupid error that my makeimg.pl script (which we use to tag pictures and view their tags prior to upload) suddenly got with a new Windows 7 fresh install of ActivePerl. And this was in spite of having a higher version installed. God perl sucks ass sometimes. I shouldn't have to try 10 different things every time I install perl — just to keep the same goddamn script working. If the script works, it should continue to work.
Turns out this was all fixable by going into the ppm-shell and simply doing:
ppm install http://www.bribes.org/perl/ppm/Win32.ppd
But I had to scour the goddamn internet to find this info. Dislike.
Logins are stupid. My computer plays music and does important stuff. If it reboots after a power failure, I set it up to continue doing what I want it to do after the reboot! But if it's stuck at a login prompt, THAT CAN'T HAPPEN.
TweakUI met this need for the past decade, but of course Windows7 changes everything. So this is the new way.
I used these tips (and the LockHunter program) to change my Program Files permission such that I could create junctions in Program Files.
I really hate software that puts the version number in its folder name. I often make a junction to a folder without the version number in its name. This saves a lot of time calling programs at the command-line — they are in a consistent location that your script can rely on.
Software to take control of any system file in Windows 7. Useful if you're not used to the new restrictions found in Windows 7.
UNFORTUNATELY THIS FLAT OUT DOESN'T WORK ON A LOT OF FILES, DEFEATING THE PURPOSE.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
May 25, 2011