Music of the Day

“Spektra” by Karfagen, a Ukrainian prog band.  Released in 2016.  Mellower than Transatlantic, and very interesting to listen to.

 

Music of the Day

“Treason” by Gryphon, released in 1977.  I’ve just started the third consecutive play of this record, so I think it’s time to give it the recognition it deserves!  The opener, “Spring Song,” is fantastic.  “Flash in the Pantry” is light and enjoyable.  High-grade prog.

 

By the way, my thanks to the WordPress team for clearing out the outlook.com spam-followers that have been popping up over the last several months.  I appreciate it!

How to delete all the animations in a PowerPoint presentation using VBA

Very useful! This answer is copied from here. I tried to archive it, but archive.org wasn’t able to save it for some reason. I am posting it here so it can be archived for posterity.

answerspleasee asked on October 19, 2010
 Q:
 How to delete all the animations in a presentation
 heyehy

how do I delete all animations i have put on for the past 200 slides.

k.thanks.bye

Shyam Pillai replied on October 19, 2010
 MVP
 A:
 Hi,

You can turn off the animations by going to Setup Slide Show and under Show Options tick the Show without animation option and click OK. Now run the show and it will display without the animations.

If you really want to delete all the animations in a single sweep then you will need to run this macro.

Sub StripAllBuilds()
 Dim I As Integer: Dim J As Integer
 Dim oActivePres As Object
 Set oActivePres = ActivePresentation
 With oActivePres
 For I = 1 To .Slides.Count
 If val(Application.Version) < 10 Then
 ' Older versions of PowerPoint 97/2000
 ' In each slide set the animation property
 ' of the Shape object to FALSE
 For J = 1 To .Slides(I).Shapes.Count
 .Slides(I).Shapes(J).AnimationSettings.Animate = msoFalse
 Next J
 Else
 ' New versions support the Timeline object
 For J = .Slides(I).TimeLine.MainSequence.Count To 1 Step -1
 .Slides(I).TimeLine.MainSequence(J).Delete
 Next J
 End If
 Next I
 End With
 Set oActivePres = Nothing
End Sub

Regards, Shyam Pillai. http://skp.mvps.org
 Regards
 Shyam Pillai

http://skphub.com

 

What are the Most Disliked Programming Languages? – Stack Overflow Blog

Should I be worried?  The three most-disliked programming languages in  Stack Overflow’s latest blog post are perl, delphi, and VBA.  And those three languages all have a special place in my heart.  Oops…

Perl I have been enjoying recently and VBA is most of my day-to-day coding (since what they actually pay me for is driving MS Office).  Delphi remains the only piece of software I have ever bought based on one marketing presentation.  After QBASIC, I moved up to Turbo Pascal 6.  When Delphi came out, I only had to see it on screen to be hooked.

Delphi is also what taught me that the magic in a toolchain is really the linker.  As I was learning C, I was able to write Windows programs using my DOS version of Turbo C++, linked with the Delphi linker.

Excerpts from Stack Overflow’s analysis follow.

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