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Quick Tip: Download Entire Playlist with Youtube-DL CLI

This is just a quick tip or note about code to use to download entire video playlists from YouTube. I find this software very useful because you never know when a playlist you’ve bookmarked is all of a sudden going to be removed. In some cases — before I discovered this software — I found […]

Wampserver 3 Error - "None of 2 Services Running"
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Troubleshooting WAMPServer Won’t Start on Windows 10

WAMPServer doesn’t work. I launched the application from the taskbar in Windows 10, but the “W” in system tray doesn’t turn green, it just stays red. There is also an error when I hover over the W: Local server – None of 2 services running SEARCH TERMS I TRIED Here are some search terms and […]

Windows 10 Update stuck at 70%
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Windows 10 Update Hangs (KB4480116 version 1809) with Solution

For several weeks now I’ve been bouncing between using two different Windows laptops because Windows Update has felt the need to force itself on me, though I’ve already tried disabling windows update through various online suggestions. But, Windows wouldn’t budge. For some reason Windows Update kept locking up my computer, no matter which laptop — […]

Featured image for EricHepperle.com Quick Tip post - How to Group Items in Evolus Pencil for web design mockups & diagrams. (Collage by: Eric Hepperle, 2018)
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Evolus Pencil Quick Tip: How to Group Items (Especially Sketchy GUI)

What is Evolus Pencil? Evolus Pencil (not to be confused with Apple Pencil, Pencil Sketch, or Pencil Code) is a great open source mockup and design application for Windows. It is has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and it’s closest competitors are probably Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, and charting applications like draw.io and LucidChart. […]

Bulk Rename Utility lets you transpose dates in file names using regular expressions. (Eric Hepperle, 2018)
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Regex Tutorial: Converting Dates in Filenames With Bulk Rename Utility (Perl PCRE)

Regular Expressions (Date Matching and Conversion) – Perl 5 and Bulk Rename Utility. I occasionally find myself modifying my digital photo naming convention, and subsequently end up having to rename a lot of photos (thousands!). The best program that I have found for renaming is called Bulk Rename Utility (BRU). BRU is lightweight, powerful, and […]

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Project: Exporting your Google Plus page followers to CSV with JavaScript ES6

This is a side project I did based on a a question I was asked to answer on Quora. In this project, we look at possible ways to export, extract, or grab information about users from our Google+ followers page. We ultimately use JavaScript in a browser console to scape user information using ECMAScript 6 […]

Vueminder Lite - Basic standalone desktop printable calendar.
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VueMinder Lite: A Free Printable Desktop Calendar App for Windows 10

Originally published: 01/05/2016 Last Updated: 11/12/2018 Was researching a good Windows desktop stand-alone software. I ran into a lot of options that were either mobile apps or online cloud applications. I wanted something that was free, sort of like MS Outlook or Google Calendar, with reminders, and printable. I finally found what I was looking […]

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VirtualDub Articles and Stuff (2010.01.26)

Vdub – Prism nch software http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4HPIC_enUS349US349&q=virtualdub+batch+encoding&aq=7&aql=&aqi=g8&oq=virtualdub+batch http://www.videohelp.com/forum/archive/tool-for-virtualdub-batch-processing-of-video-files-dubjobs-t318680.html http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4HPIC_enUS349US349&q=can+vdub+process+multiple+files%3F&aq=f&aql=&aqi=&oq=

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Powershell – Executing commands which require quotes and variables is practically impossible!

I’ve spent the last 2 hours reading an interesting bug report/forum thread about how executing commands which require quotes and variables in PowerShell is difficult (this was originally posted on Microsoft Connect, which no longer exists; replaced with archive.org link). I’m trying to understand how to properly quote commands with parameters and interpolated paths so […]