How can we allow users to run VBS scripts on their laptops when not on our domain? 

by on November 2, 2010

Q: I’ve got a batch file that creates a local account with certain rights and runs a vbs script that logs the success/failure ratio.

Only problem is… the average user doesn’t have the rights to run it successfully. We are in the process of removing DNA (NetSupport) and installing LanDesk, which will allow us to send the batch with admin rights, but our laptop users are complaining that they cant use their laptops at home because they’re not on the domain.

Is there a way we can run the batch file with admin rights? possibly with a script? (we had a contractor do it a month ago for something else with a visual basic compiled exe if I remember correctly…)


What is a good beginner programmer language to develop simple video games in? 

by on August 25, 2010

Q: What are 2 languages that have these characteristics?

1. easy for beginner programmers / user friendly

2. has graphics capabilities and moving sprites and graphics is not too complex, no 3d just 2d

3. I want to make some games. Real simple, cheesy games — think Atari 2600 from the 1980s type of games .. combat, space invaders, etc

any info would be appreciated, websites, books, etc.


What is an infinite loop? 

by on August 21, 2010

Q: What is an infinite loop?


What is a do-while loop? 

by on August 21, 2010

Q: What is a do-while loop in the pre-test iteration?


If I want to get into mainframe programming is COBOL the way to go? 

by on July 20, 2010

Q: I am currently working in the non-profit world and manage a database program for client data. I have a Masters and Bachelor’s in social services. I would like to get into the programming field, primarily mainframe programming and have been told that COBOL is the language to learn. Any advice on how to start? It’s hard to find affordable classes in COBOL. What would be optimal is to find a company that would be willing to hire and train. Are there many of these out there? Where should I look. Are recruiters worth the effort? Any advice is appreciated.


How do I make a function that will randomly select a function from a list? 

by on March 5, 2010

Q: I am trying to make a function with a while loop that does a random function from a list. How do I do that?


Is there such thing as binary code with nine digits per letter? 

by on February 7, 2010

Q: Is there such thing as binary code with nine digits per letter like 000111000, 001000100, or 010000010?


What do I need to do to write computer software? 

by on January 4, 2010

Q: What steps should I do to make any kind of program?


Is there software out there that makes programming a BASIC stamp easier? 

by on September 26, 2009

Q: I have a Halloween project and I have built a I/O controller with solid state relay’s to trigger different effects. I know nothing about writing code or BASIC stamps. Is there any software out there to make it easy to assign things to turn on, off, and how much time to do so?


Is there a device I can program where it will click certain spots on the screen when pressed? 

by on July 20, 2009

Q: Where can I find a very simple freeware program where I can control mouse clicks assigned to different points on my screen with my keyboard. I would also like to know if there is a way I could buy some sort of USB device like a keypad that I could customize and use to do these mouse clicks/macros. (ie I click a button on the device and it clicks a specific point on the screen and I press another button and it clicks another assigned position on the screen.)