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A foreigner living in a foreign land.

I have a love/hate relationship with VBA.
I loathe it as much as I am strangely drawn to it.
It is old but it will not die, it is ugly but equally fascinating.
When I code in VBA, I feel like I discovered an old secret that begs to be understood.
I imagine ways to hack it, to ply its ancient curses into modern idioms.
Then I fail.
Then I try again.

May the god of F# have mercy on my soul and liberate me from my sisyphean plight.


May
21
revised Simple one-way synchronisation of user password list between servers
Modified code
May
16
answered Is MySecureShell a good way to manage SFTP user with chroot on a Centos Server?
May
16
comment Is MySecureShell a good way to manage SFTP user with chroot on a Centos Server?
as leader of the MySecureShell I suppose you would say that... :-)
Nov
27
accepted Windows 2003 “Windows cannot display Windows firewall settings”
Nov
26
asked Windows 2003 “Windows cannot display Windows firewall settings”
Sep
23
accepted Allowing access to company files accross the internet
Aug
13
accepted Way to automate an application that requires a graphical login?
Jul
8
comment Allowing access to company files accross the internet
Do you recommend any good tutorial that describe the setup on Windows clients and Linux servers?
Jul
8
comment Allowing access to company files accross the internet
I thought about it but I'm not too sure: the connection isn't secure, which means you need to setup SSL separately and I'm a bit uneasy about the security issues and flaws in the various implementations. Maybe I'm just biased and I need to look it up further.
Jul
8
comment Allowing access to company files accross the internet
This also looks interesting. I found a HowTo that I will need to test: ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1027820.html
Jul
8
comment Allowing access to company files accross the internet
Client machines are Windows XP/Vista. FTP doesn't encrypt connections so I'm really reluctant to use it. Does mapping a drive to FTP work in Windows?
Jul
8
awarded  Commentator
Jul
8
revised Allowing access to company files accross the internet
added 51 characters in body
Jul
8
comment Allowing access to company files accross the internet
I'll give this a look and report back. Thanks
Jul
8
asked Allowing access to company files accross the internet
Jul
4
answered Way to automate an application that requires a graphical login?
Jul
3
comment Is it possible for a Scheduled Task to perform a graphical (interactive) logon or use a script to do the same?
Tried it and it's exactly what I needed to schedule a full interactive logon and logoff. Thanks!
Jul
3
accepted Is it possible for a Scheduled Task to perform a graphical (interactive) logon or use a script to do the same?
Jul
3
comment Way to automate an application that requires a graphical login?
As far as I understand, AutoHotKey is a fork of autoit3. It can generate executables and seems to be as feature complete as autoit3. My script does work very well in an interactive logon but some parts won't work under a RunAs logon: I have to send keystrokes and wait for specific windows to display and this doesn't seem to work outside of a graphical environment. Autoit is interesting as an automation system but I don't see it solving that particular issue that I'm having. Thanks for the suggestion anyway, I'm sure it'll help others.
Jul
3
comment Is it possible for a Scheduled Task to perform a graphical (interactive) logon or use a script to do the same?
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try it and report if it's doing what I'm looking for.