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AutoHotkey News 2024/04/18- My beliefs and what I stand for


I want people to have a very clear understanding of who I am and what I believe in.  It ends up saving time for everyone involved.  So, to put it out in the open here are a few of my beliefs:

  • I believe in Equal Opportunity (not equal Outcomes)
  • I’m pro: Life; Gun; Business; Capitalists; Free Markets & Unconditional free-speech
  • I believe in personal responsibility & that charities, not the government, should help people. I often help people but it is MY choice, not some arbitrary gov’t that buys votes by giving away my money.
  • I’m a Libertarian and don’t trust either the Republicans or Democrats & wish all had term limits
  • I have no place for Racism in my life however I also think most people misuse the word and should probably be using “prejudice” in its place
  • I’m proud that I’m uncomfortably, sometimes painfully, honest.
  • I do what I say and I stand by my word.  Always!
  • My favorite authors are Thomas Sowell, Julian Simon, Ayn Rand, Dan Kennedy, and Jordon Peterson
  • I believe students should repay their loans; as I did
  • I have zero debt & my vehicles look like they lost a demolition derby (but they get you there)
  • I believe in myself and that man can achieve anything he puts his mind to
  • I believe wokeness is a cancer that is killing our society
  • I want more 1776 and less 1984
  • I believe my time is the most valuable thing I have & am willing to spend💲to buy it back
  • I believe Men & Women are different & that biological men should not be in women’s sports
  • While 10th, Not coveting your neighbor’s possessions is my favorite commandment          
  • Except for a few people, I don’t care what others think of me

Sadly many people in the U.S. have become completely intolerant of other people’s opinions.  I am NOT one of those people.  I wrote the above to help you understand who I am and, if you’re one of those people that can’t stand working with people that don’t share your opinion, feel free to unsubscribe.  Believe me, you’re doing us both a favor!

If the above doesn’t send you running away screaming, reach out to me by replying to this email and tell me which of the above meant the most to you.

Now on with the show…

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Introducing AHK Mastery

Quite a while back a few AHK Hero members asked if we offered a “subscription” model for our courses (instead of purchasing each one separately they could have access to all courses).  While I liked the idea, I didn’t feel we had enough courses to justify the model.   Well I’m excited to say, with the launch of our newest course (see below), I decided to create the AHK Mastery program which allows client’s to subscribe (either monthly or annually) to our courses.  You can learn more about the AHK Mastery program from this video or on this page.

AHK Mastery Subscription to AHK Courses
AHK Mastery Subscription to AHK Courses

🆕Intro to VS code Course🏎️

Hopefully you’re aware that v1 is now deprecated and is not expecting any “official” updates.  While the exe is sure to be around for a while, we highly recommend you switch to v2. 

We’ve made our own version of AHK Studio that can edit v2 files however it does crash unexpectedly.   And we’ve done our best to patch SciTE4AutoHotkey however AHK Hero members continue to have ongoing issues where it changes the file associations of .ahk files thus, currently, we only recommend VS code for working with both AHK v1 & v2.

VS code is a true “IDE” Integrated Development Environment and is the “Ferrari” of tools for developing programs.  It’s more powerful than what 90% of us need however, currently it’s the best we have for working with both v1 and v2 versions of AutoHotkey.

We discuss our new course, and some of the specific benefits of VS code, in this video.

Intro to VSCode: Installing, Configuring and Basic Debugging
Intro to VSCode: Installing, Configuring and Basic Debugging

Using GIT with VS Code

Our above Intro to VS course touches on using GIT but we don’t dive into it as, we’re really teaching you how to configure, setup, and use VS Code.

If you’re working with other people, or releasing various versions of your scripts, I’d highly recommend you learn how to work with GIT.  In this video we cover how to revert to earlier versions of your code.

How to easily revert to earlier versions with VS Code and GIT
How to easily revert to earlier versions with VS Code and GIT

API calls are Easy

API calls are a constant topic in our weekly AHK Hero calls.  While the topic itself is vast, it can be pretty easy to show a simple example.  In this video I showed how easy it is to access a weather API. 

API calls are easy with AutoHotkey |Use AHK to pull weather conditions
API calls are easy with AutoHotkey |Use AHK to pull weather conditions

📚 What we’re reading

🤖 AI / Chat GPT-3 News / Usage

⚡️Productivity tips:

In MS word you can change your selected text to small caps using Ctrl + Shift + K

🤣 A spot of Humor

Mother’s day is just around the corner.  Wouldn’t your mom just love a keyboard-waffle maker?

Take a look at the kickstarter video

The Keyboard Waffle Iron Kickstarter Video
The Keyboard Waffle Iron Kickstarter Video

What we 🅰utomated this week with AutoHotkey #41

We had a very light week because Irfan and Rizwan were off.  In this video I walk through the scripts we worked on over the past week.

What we automated with AutoHotkey #41
What we automated with AutoHotkey  #41


Having discovered Joe Glines on the Internet was the best thing in addition to discovering AutoHotkey. Joe not only shares his knowledge of Automation with this wonderful language but interacts with users via Email and other as well.

He shares his opinions and experience with all and always has his newsletter full of knowledge, topics, videos and other things to do. Having a resource like Joe is priceless.

To all programmers out there, stop wasting time with useless programming languages and useless YouTube videos that just simply waste your time and get into AutoHotkey with Joe Glines! I guarantee you will not be disappointed.  Dwight A.

AHK Hero 🦸

Consider joining the 🦸AHK Hero club! Members receive 25% off courses, consultations, tutoring, done for you project work, etc.    Currently we have over 239 private hours of recordings teaching AutoHotkey that is exclusive to AHK Hero members❗

During this Friday’s call we’re planning to discuss:

  • Binding a parameter to a Custom Function
  • Using AutoControl to inject JavaScript
  • Using AutoHotkey to send F14, F15 Hotkeys / Context sensitive
  • Send ControlSend And adjusting with SendMode
  • Demonstrating Dynamic GUI Wizard (A tool that converts static GUIs to relative)
  • Triggering a Refresh of a folder

They also have access to exclusive & pre-released content and a 3 hours a week where we help people with their AHK issues (the Saturday calls are geared towards people new to AutoHotkey.)

🗣️ 💭 Quotable quotes

  • Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” Theophrastus
  • If you’re not troubled over some of the things you’re saying no to, you need to say no MORE often! Joe Glines
  • Better to remain silent and be thought a FOOL than to speak and remove ALL doubt Mark Twain
  • Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own Bruce Lee


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Joe, Isaias, Irfan, Rizwan and staff

P.S. Some of you may my intro explaining some of my beliefs doesn’t have a place in business.  The thing is: I’m lucky enough to be able to choose who I work with and I provided the my beliefs to both attract those more like me and let people that don’t care for my beliefs to remove themselves from our list.  

It isn’t meant as a disrespect to those that believe differently.  I’m only following one of my core beliefs of being curt, to the point and honest. 

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