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Create professional autorun programs for your CD, DVD or USB flash drive

Version 10.1 is minor update to the CD Autorun Creator.

CD Autorun Creator offers fast and efficient way of building autorun programs. You can build your own autoruns within few minutes. All you have to do is import your favorite media files such as MP3s and photos in CD Autorun Creator, set command buttons, splash and exit screens, set effects etc.

Whether you are creating an autorun menu for CD ROM, DVD ROM or USB flash drive, CD Autorun Creator will generate all the necessary files for you. Burn them to CD ROM, DVD ROM or copy to flash drive, and they will start automatically when inserted.

You can test autorun without burning CD. Click on Preview button any moment and see your autorun. The program is very easy to use and will allow you to create powerful standalone autorun program for your CD ROM or DVD ROM in an extremely short time.

Software removal is possible through Control panel and standard uninstall procedure, or from start menu where standard uninstall tool is available. Simply click Uninstall shortcut in CD Autorun Creator program group.

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On payment approval (usually within a few hours after you register online), we’ll send you the registration key which will remove limitations of the unregistered version of the program. All registrations will be valid for all future versions of the program.

Your credit card information is sent directly to the credit card processor in a secure manner, so that nobody else can see it. This protects you by ensuring that nobody but you and the credit card processor will see your card.

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Visual Trace Route Tool – Find, Track, and Map the Route to an IP Address


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Awaiting IP trace initialization.

The visual tracert tool displays the path Internet packets traverse to reach a specified destination. The tool works by identifying the IP addresses of each hop along the way to the destination network address. To get more specific info about an IP address you can use this IP tracer tool from IP-Tracker.org. The estimated geophysical location of each hop is identified using MaxMind’s GeoIP database. After all of the hops locations’ are identified, the path to the destination is plotted on a Google Map. More about this tool.

Concerning trace routes

The Internet is a large and complex aggregation of network hardware connected together by gateways. Information sent over the Internet is broken down into formatted blocks of data called packets. Each packet contains a time-to-live value. Most packets originating from computers running Windows NT or later are sent with a TTL value of 128.

Every time a host forwards a packet, it decrements the TTL value of the packet by one. If the TTL value of a packet is zero and it has yet to reach its destination, the packet is discarded and the host will send a response back to the sender notifying them that the destination was not reached. This prevents packets from endlessly looping around the Internet, never finding their destination. Nowadays, it is considered worst case scenario if a packet passes over 40 hops to reach its destination.

A trace route works by increasing the TTL value of each successive packet sent. The first packet is sent with a TTL value of one (implying that it will make a single hop). The next packet has a TTL value of two, and so on. By doing so, a destination unreachable response packet is elicited from each hop. These returning packets are used to produce a list of hosts that the packets have traversed en route to the destination.

Unfortunately for those performing trace routes, sometimes hosts will just drop the last packet and not return a destination unreachable response. This ultimately means that it is impossible to always perform an accurate trace route.

It is important to note that Internet Protocol (IP) does not guarantee that all the packets take the same route.


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  • Visual Basic 6 Inventory Management System #visual #basic #tutorial,visual #basic, #vb, #vb, #vb #tutorial, #visual


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    All businesses involve inventory and need to manage it efficiently to ensure smooth running of the business activities and profitability. To manage inventory efficiently, business owners need to develop a good inventory management system. Building a sound inventory management system usually incur high cost. Fortunately, we can use Visual Basic 6 to build an inventory management system which does not require big capital, you can do it at home.

    In Visual Basic 6, there are a number of built-in database management tools which we can use to manage the data.To start building a good inventory system, we need to have a good planning. First of all, you have to sit down with your client to get detail information about his or her businesses and establish the kind of system he or she wants. For example, you need to know what types of goods they are dealing with, the turn-over volumes, cost prices, selling prices and more. Besides that, you need to know what kind of documents the system needs to deal with like invoices, delivery orders and more.

    After getting all the necessary information from your client, you can then start to build a database. Based on the number and types of products, you need to decide what are the variables or fields needed to be included in the database�s tables.

    The figure below shows the inventory management system developed by us using Visual Basic 6.

    We shall use a hypothetical case to illustrate how to build an inventory system as shown above. Let�s say our client is dealing with electrical goods. To design the database tables, we need to determine how many tables are needed. In order to keep things simple, we shall limit to two tables in our example. The first table shall be used to store the data of the inventory or stock in hand. The second table shall be used to record stocks coming in and stocks going out.

    The first table shall comprise the following fields:

    The second table shall comprise the following fields:

    In our example, we named the first table Inventory and the second table Stock .After designing the tables, we can then proceed to create a database that comprises the two tables. We can either use Microsoft Access to create the database or we can use the built-in Visual Data Manager in Visual Basic 6. Visual Data Manager can be used to create tables, add new data as well as edit data. Besides that, it can be used to modify table structure. To learn how to create database using Visual Data Manager, follow the link below:

    Step 2. Inserting controls into Form

    The next step is to insert some relevant controls into the form for displaying and manipulating the data of the database. The controls to be inserted are ADO controls, DataGrid controls, FlexGrid control and various command buttons. DataGrid controls and FlexGrid controls are used to display and store the data from the database tables. On the other hand, ADO is used to manipulate the database such as connecting the DataGrid and FleGrid to the database.

    As ADO is ActiveX-based, it can work in different platforms (different computer systems) and different programming languages. Besides, it can access many different kinds of data such as data displayed in the Internet browsers, email text and even graphics other than the usual relational and non relational database information.

    To be able to use ADO data control, you need to insert it into the toolbox. To do this, simply press Ctrl+T to open the components dialog box and select Microsoft ActiveX Data Control 6. After this, you can proceed to build your ADO-based VB database applications.

    In our example, we insert two ADO controls and name them AdoInventory and AdoStock respectively. The first is to deal with data in the Inventory table and the second is to deal with data in the Stock table. We also insert two DataGrid controls and named them DataInventory and DataStock respectively. They are use to display the data to the user. Besides, we insert one FlexiGrid control to store the data and also to print out the data by connecting it to MS Excel spreadsheet.

    Step 3. Writing the Code

    After inserting the necessary controls, it is time to write code to coordinate the controls and to manipulate the data. The first most important code for our program is to connect the ADO controls to the database when the form is loaded. The code is as shown below:

    Private Sub Form_Load()
    ‘To connect AdoInventory to MS Access database inventory_br.mdb
    AdoInventory.ConnectionString = Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:\Documents and Settings\Voon Kiong Liew\My Documents\Liew Folder\Bunga Raya\inventory_br.mdb;Persist Security Info=False
    AdoInventory.RecordSource = SELECT * FROM Inventory
    AdoInventory.Refresh
    Set DataInventory.DataSource = AdoInventory

    ‘To connect AdoStock to MS Access database inventory_br.mdb
    AdoStock.ConnectionString = Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:\Documents and Settings\Voon Kiong Liew\My Documents\Liew Folder\Bunga Raya\inventory_br.mdb;Persist Security Info=False
    AdoStock.RecordSource = SELECT * FROM Stock
    AdoStock.Refresh
    Set DataStock.DataSource = AdoStock

    Notice that we use SQL syntax SELECT * FROM to select all the data from the Inventory table and the stock table. SQL is a powerful language that is used to manipulate databases.

    The next code is to let user enter data into the DataInventory table and double click to update the data as well as to calculate the total cost. It also add brands and categories into the brand combo box and the category combo box respectively .The code is as follows:

    Private Sub DataInventory_DblClick()
    If AdoInventory.Recordset.Fields( CPU ) Then

    Dim TotalCost As Integer
    TotalCost = Val(AdoInventory.Recordset.Fields( CPU )) * Val(AdoInventory.Recordset.Fields( Stock ))
    AdoInventory.Recordset.Fields( TCost ) = Str(TotalCost)
    Else

    AdoInventory.Recordset.Fields( TCost ) =
    End If
    ‘To load all brands into comboBrand
    ‘To load all Categories into comboCategory

    Do Until AdoInventory.Recordset.EOF
    ReDim B(i), C(j) As String

    B(i) = AdoInventory.Recordset.Fields( Brand )
    C(j) = AdoInventory.Recordset.Fields( Category )

    ComboBrand.AddItem B(i)
    ComboCategory.AddItem C(j)

    Loop
    AdoInventory.Recordset.MoveFirst
    End Sub

    We also need to write the code to search for the items once they are entered into the inventory table. The code is as follows:

    ‘Search for items using SQL query

    Dim SearchString1, SearchString2 As String
    SearchString1 = ComboBrand.Text
    SearchString2 = ComboCategory.Text

    If ComboBrand.Text All Brands And ComboCategory.Text All Categories Then

    AdoInventory.RecordSource = SELECT * FROM Inventory WHERE Brand=’ SearchString1 ‘ and Category=’ SearchString2 ‘

    ElseIf ComboBrand.Text = All Brands And ComboCategory.Text All Categories Then

    AdoInventory.RecordSource = SELECT * FROM Inventory WHERE Category=’ SearchString2 ‘

    ElseIf ComboBrand.Text All Brands And ComboCategory.Text = All Categories Then
    AdoInventory.RecordSource = SELECT * FROM Inventory WHERE Brand=’ SearchString1 ‘

    ElseIf ComboBrand.Text = All Brands And ComboCategory.Text = All Categories Then

    AdoInventory.RecordSource = SELECT * FROM Inventory

    End If
    AdoInventory.Refresh

    Next, we write code to entering new item in DataStock table. The code is as follows:

    ‘To add items to Ado Stock
    AdoStock.Recordset.AddNew
    AdoStock.Recordset.Fields( Date ) = Format(Date, dd/mm/yyyy )
    AdoStock.Recordset.Fields( Category ) = AdoInventory.Recordset.Fields( Category )
    AdoStock.Recordset.Fields( Brand ) = AdoInventory.Recordset.Fields( Brand )
    AdoStock.Recordset.Fields( Item Description ) = AdoInventory.Recordset.Fields( Item Description )
    AdoStock.Recordset.Fields( Model Number ) = AdoInventory.Recordset.Fields( Model Number )
    AdoStock.Recordset.Fields( CPU ) = AdoInventory.Recordset.Fields( CPU )
    AdoStock.Recordset.Update

    *Please note that AddNew is to allow adding new data and Update is to save data.

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    Career courses in graphic design and multimedia #maac, #maya #academy #of #advanced #cinematics, #best #animation


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    Multimedia design

    Get job-ready with MAAC.

    Advanced program in digital media design

    APDMD offers job-oriented training in responsive web design, 2D animation print media. Learn to use industry software like CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign JavaScript HTML for high-paying careers in digital publication, augmented reality, mobile apps interactive web content.

    Curriculum:

    • Semester 1
      • Fundamentals of design drawing
      • Concepts of graphic illustration
      • Graphic design
      • Image editing
      • Page layout
    • Semester 2
      • Concepts of web design
      • Web page designing
      • Interactive design
      • Video editing
      • Sound editing
      • Fundamentals of JavaScript
    • Semester 3
      • Responsive web design
      • JQuery integration
      • Animation interactivity for web
      • Desktop/mobile/tablet UI/UX design development
      • Interactive digital publication
      • Basics of PHP MySQL
      • Concepts of content management system
    • Semester 4
      • Basics of 2D animation
      • Digital storyboarding
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    Software covered:

    • CorelDRAW
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe InDesign
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    • HTML HTML5
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    • JavaScript JQuery
    • CSS
    • Muse
    • Layar
    • PHP MySQL
    • WordPress
    • Storyboard Pro
    • Harmony

    On completing this course, you can become:

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    Join the DGWA course to learn to illustrate books, book covers, design layouts for newspapers magazines, motion graphics, UI design, and corporate brand design. Prepare for careers in print digital media.

    Curriculum:

    • Semester 1
      • Fundamentals of design drawing
      • Concepts of graphic illustration
      • Graphic design
      • Image editing
      • Page layout
    • Semester 2
      • Concepts of web design
      • Web page designing
      • Interactive design
      • Video editing
      • Sound editing
      • Fundamentals of JavaScript
    • Semester 3
      • Basics of 2D animation
      • Digital storyboarding
      • Digital 2D animation

    Software covered:

    • CorelDRAW
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Adobe Audition
    • Adobe Premiere
    • HTML
    • Dreamweaver
    • Animate CC
    • JavaScript
    • Storyboard Pro
    • Harmony

    On completing this course, you can become:

    • Graphic designer
    • Web designer
    • Packaging designer
    • Layout artist
    • Template designer
    • UI designer
    • Illustrator
    • DTP operator
    • Digital storyboard artist
    • 2D animator
    • Art director
    • Interactive e-learning designer

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    Eye Performance #visual #performance #manager


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    BETTER PERFORMANCE IN SIGHT!!

    Imagine taking your game to a whole new level…doing better in school…being a safer driver… just by doing the EyePerformance visual skills training program. Imagine…. gaining the edge!

    SCHOOL PERFORMANCE

    Confidence
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    Has your child seen any of those lately?

    If not, the heart of the problem might be something you never considered – a visual skills problem. And it’s very easy to miss the symptoms. Kids who have visual skills problems can be misdiagnosed as lazy, clumsy or dyslexic. They’re told that they aren’t trying hard enough in their studies when in fact, they’re trying harder than ever.

    Statistics say that 70% of kids with reading and learning challenges have undetected vision problems and many have nothing to do with the eye chart but have to do with visual skills. So what do you do next? There’s just one way to know for certain if the problem is a visual learning disability – turn to the EyePerformance System .

    Studies show computer visual skills training improves the way your two eyes work together which has been shown to improve academics and reading skills. See our testimonials and success stories from happy parents. Even the Chief of Ophthalmology at Harvard has recommended doing vision training early on for reading problems.

    SPORTS PERFORMANCE

    Did you ever think your vision might be the one thing that is holding you back from performing at your peak?

    It’s OK. Many athletes don’t. You’ve probably thought about things like aerobic capacity, endurance, strength, muscle tone and flexibility. But in so many sports where a split-second’s timing can make all the difference, exceptional visual skills are a must. In fact, many studies show that professional athletes have much better depth perception, hand-eye coordination and other visual skills than non-athletes.

    That’s where sports vision training can take you from good to exceptional with a program that actually trains your vision to a point where you can truly excel in your particular sport.

    Talent, training and commitment get you far. EyePerformance Sports Vision Training can get you to the top.

    Develop and enhance eye movement skills, eye focusing skills, peripheral vision, visual memory, visual tracking, visual concentration, speed of recognition, reaction times, dynamic visual acuity, fixation, binocularity, visual memory, visual endurance and stamina.

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    EyePerformance is a patent pending system not intended for the purpose of improving your eyesight or getting rid of your glasses. According to Prevent Blindness. 50% of all blindness is preventable so it is important to maintain regular visits with your eyecare provider. If you have any pre-existing medical eye conditions consult your eye doctor before you use EyePerformance. If you feel pain while using EyePerformance consult with your eye doctor. The red/blue glasses are meant only to be used with the EyePerformance system.


    10 Visual Merchandising Tips That Never Fade #online #visual #merchandising #courses


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    10 Visual Merchandising Tips That Never Fade

    Visual merchandising (VM) today is not only limited to floor and window display; it is not only limited to fashion and clothing.

    Visual Merchandising covers all the necessity to capture the attention of the customers by all means from the facade of the store to the location of each product inside the store – may it be a department or specialty store.

    To capture attention, awaken the senses, provide the customers a wonderful buying experience, which will bring them back to the store for the next time and become a loyal customer, and make more sales are the major concern of an effective visual merchandising.

    No one wants to have boring product display; every visual merchandiser wants to have interesting shop window and indoor display to capture not just the attention of the customers, but their entire senses.

    One of the retail elements that greatly affects you visual merchandising effort is the store environment.

    According to Dunne and Lusch (2005), store environment is an important element in retailing given that 70% of the purchase was an impulse buying or unplanned purchases.

    A critical review on the effects of store environment on shopping behaviors conducted by Shun Yin Lam (2001) shows that there are many factors and elements to consider on having a good store environment. These elements include music, color, scent, lighting, visual information, consumer density and much more.

    Today, you will be learning the visual merchandising tips and ideas, that are certain to get expected results, and some points to consider on having a good store environment. Let us start the list.

    1. Do not limit your theme to four.

    Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall may be popular but there are still thousands of visual merchandising themes which you can – actually, sky is the limit when we talk about themes. Try to employ at least six different themes in a year. If you can use varied themes in every month, it is better, but this is quite unmanageable.

    Six different themes in a year are more flexible because this will allow you to change your theme every other month. You can inline your theme with special events like Fathers’ Day, Mothers’ Day, Teachers’ Day, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries festivals, and other celebrations and holidays.

    2. Use variation to support your theme.

    Variation will support your theme to avoid boringness of display and decoration. You can use the same theme every year but avoid using the same display and style. You need to create a new look or else you will only annoy your viewers.

    Scheme is also best applied to employ variation. A scheme works like a sub-theme. Say for example you theme is Christmas, you can create one White Christmas Window, one Toys Kingdom Window and one Christmas Party Window. All of these three schemes are related to your Christmas theme.

    Also avoid using the same material for different themes consecutively. You may keep the materials you have recently used and use it again after few months or put it in other locations or other branch of your store.

    3. Go for unusual and big display.

    People love novelty, something they haven’t seen before. You can search for some visual merchandising ideas in the internet. Copy different ideas, combine them together then modify. It is copy, combine and modify – not copy and paste.

    In South-east Asia, it is common to some popular brands like Milo, Double A, Pepsi, Coca-cola, Tipco and Maggi to conduct merchandise display contest to generate more sales.

    On the contest, the participating stores are required to design and set-up displays with oversized props o get the attention of the shoppers. This strategy has been proven to be effective.

    4. Apply the Elements Principles of Design.

    Don’t forget to apply the elements and principles of design to your projects. The elements of design are line, shape, form, size, space, color, value and texture while the principle of designs are novelty, variety, harmony, unity, balance, proportion, emphasis, contrast, rhythm and pattern.

    Effectively use colors, texture, shape forms and lines.

    Establish a focal point on your window display for easy viewing then harmonize each element of your display to maintain neatness and to direct the eyes of your viewer to each element of the display.

    Always remember that the elements and principles of design are the keys to a successful visuals.

    5. Integrate dynamic techniques in your display.

    Integrating printed materials, multi-media, interactive installation and sensory input in your display are known to be dynamic techniques and are becoming the visual merchandising trends, especially in the coming years because of the fast moving digital civilization.

    Gone are those days that retails stores rely only on a simple product presentation.

    Think about what captures the attention of busy people in this digital age where almost everyone who are passing by your store are walking so quick if not looking slowly while looking at their mobile phones or tabs.

    In some countries with more advance technology, some retailers install an interactive window where customers can customize features on some products, before paying their own-designed items at the checkout counter.

    6. Keep your store’s physical appearance fresh.

    Allocate extra budget to develop your store the facade and external appearance of your store because these are the first thing that will be noticed by the people at street. Maintain the good look your store – the marquees, awnings, signage, banners, entrance and landscapes are the things areas you need to consider. You can use significant color or unique carvings and moldings that represent your business so that your store can be easily identified among other businesses.

    Shelves, showcases, racks and other POS materials should be well maintained as well; if one is damaged, do not hesitate to repair it or decorate the part that is damaged.

    Repaint the old wall and ceiling, change the old posters, remove torn stickers and wash the artificial flowers and fabrics on your display.

    Do not wait until your store will like a haunted house. Keep it fresh.

    7. Provide enough signs and graphics.

    If you have a big store, provide enough directional signs inside your store and don’t forget to include the local language in your sign and signage system. These are also known as visual indications that direct your customers to roam around your store which often results to unplanned purchase. Use light-directed signage in front of your store to attract people during the night and don’t forget to change the old signage.

    In the Retailing Management book. Levy and Weitz (1995) says that signs and graphics also helps customers find the department or merchandise they’re searching. Graphics such as photo panels can add personality, beauty and romance to the store’s image.

    8. Give enough space.

    In addition to a good floor plan, enough height of the ceiling from the floor is also important. As I observe, 10 feet is ideal but higher than this is better.

    If the distance between the floor and ceiling is lower than 10 feet, use shorter shelves to provide enough space for the eyes of your customers wander inside your store.

    Overstocking goods on the shelves and racks is also not good ideas because this would ‘choke’ the items.

    9. Enhance the ambiance of your store.

    By adding a little classic aroma, music and dramatic lighting inside your store, you can create good impression to your shoppers. It is also important to match the type of ambiance with the lifestyle and culture of you target market.

    Shun Yin Lam (2001) founds out that the effects of store environment on emotions, cognition and shopping behaviors differ across countries owing to differences in culture and adaptation level of environmental stimuli, and the effects of store environment on service quality assessment and shopping behaviors vary with consumers’ shopping experience with a store.

    10. Gather fresh ideas from different sources

    I always suggest to the visual artist whom I personally know to collect ideas from different sources like books, magazines, and most importantly, the Internet. The are hundred of websites and blogs today where you can get fresh ideas to fuel your creativity, and the good news is that most of them are available for free.

    If you have Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest account, it is advisable to connect with other visual merchandiser and professionals of the retail industry to see updates of people with of similar interest.

    I look forward that this article could help you on driving on you visual merchandising activities. Thank you for reading. Godspeed!

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