Have you played with the Google Now Search App on iPhone or voice recognition on Android? Or maybe you’re even lucky enough to have played with Google Glass.
Say “Ok Google” and it springs to life ready to listen for instruction just like magic!
Although.. I see this could become an issue once we all have more Google Glass, Androids, or the Google Search App. One person could activate them all! In a crowded place when one says ‘Ok Google‘ all nearby device will spring to life! How fun!
Hopefully we will be able to customize the buzzphrase to activate Google voice recognition. Else this could be quite interesting one day.
Aside: For fun, I’m told on Android Google Now, you can say ‘Ok Javis’.
I often sleep or hibernate my computer when I’m finished for the night so I can resume where I left off in the morning.
Problem: I was listening to some music I figured I’d like to fall asleep to. However, I don’t allow my pc to fall asleep on its own. So how could I (for just this one time) set a delayed Hibernate?
With a batch command naturally!
timeout /t 1200 /nobreak && rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0
There you have it. Timeout + Hibernate/Sleep. A silly solution for a silly problem.
I write code. I often find my self manually uploading every change to an ftp server using wither FileZilla or Windows Explorer native ftp browsing. Keep the FTP in sync is tedious as you may know. Save file – Switch to ftp – upload – refresh browser. In the past I have searched for a simple answer for ftp automation but found nothing. Perhaps I didn’t search long enough, however I have an answer at long last!
WinSCP has a built in “Keep remote directory up to date” function. It is brilliant let me tell you. You select the local folder and remote folder, tinker with settings (like if it should monitor subdirectories in addition), and away you go! Instantly as soon as you save the file it will upload any changes. FTP automation. What a time saver and frustration eliminator!
FTP Automation – It’s like magic!
There is very little latency for WinSCP to detect a changed file, perhaps a fraction of a second at most! It is important to note, this automation is upload only, it doesn’t appear to support download sync as it doesn’t monitor the server side for changes. However, it does have a directory comparison tool and manual two way folder synchronization options in the main toolbar. But both of these are manual operations.
I recommending give it a try to see if WinSCP can help your workflow and save you time by eliminating the pains of manually uploading to an FTP server.
Overall I’m very pleased with this application, I think I may say farewell to FileZilla.
Head over to WinSCP’s site for the latest downloads.
In addition WinSCP has some great scripting options with WinSCP.com. I have used it for automation / scheduled FTP transfers. I will write more on that in the future.