Miles of Life ~ My life as a donut Kylie Donia


May 30th, 2006 by

I now have a system tray icon (those little ones by the clock in Windows) that looks like a Trifuel flame. And if I hold the mouse over it, a little box tells me the exact countdown to Vineman. If I right-click on it, I get the options of showing or hiding the actual application (which is just a countdown box that appears on the desktop) or exiting. Woo! I’m pretty excited. Especially since it will be very easy to customize for other races. I could do whatever icons I want, and countdowns to any dates and then any titles (right now the application titlebar says “Vineman”. In fact, I might write a program so that all I do is enter the new title and date, and maybe icon, and it makes a countdown for me.

Yes, I would be willing to share little applications for other races. It’s just a small exe that doesn’t take much processor time (so far as I have seen, and it shouldn’t really). =) Lisa, if you need a Vineman one I could email it to ya 😉

7 Responses to “geekery”

  1. Lisa says:

    You are such a smarty. 🙂 Woo Hoo! That would be cool, but you’d have to send it to my hotmail account because they blocked .exe files here at work.

  2. Tim says:

    Programmers… hehe. I’m an IT mgr, but NO a programmer. Made it through C+ class and moved over to the networking side!

  3. kyillee says:

    networking scares me =)

  4. Tim says:

    Communications is fun. Now programming…. yikes! I am curious to see the code for that tray app though. If you have my email, could you send it to me?

  5. kyillee says:

    It’s sent… =)
    Let me know if you have any questions.
    Basically I just made a regular app, but by default it doesn’t appear on the screen. And it has a tray icon (notifyicon).

  6. oh that is WAY cool!!! Computer Geeks unite!!

    cheers 🙂

  7. kyillee says:

    *grin* I thought it was fun…
    Computer geeks are great 😉

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