A couple months ago I bought a 35 hp tractor from Cody (a really nice, honest, guy that had done some work for me). When he delivered it he asked me where I’d like it parked and I asked him to park it in our shed.
He started pulling up to the shed and was watching the ROPS (Roll-Over Protection Structures) to make sure it would clear.
It was going to be a very tight fit and Cody said
”I think if we grab a shovel, we can easily make it fit”
The look on my face made him re-think what he’d said. He realized he had “the worlds largest shovel” on the front of the tractor! 🤦🤣🤣🤣
We both had a good laugh but, I assured him, it is a pretty common thing to happen.
Our brains the most brilliant thing in the universe however, at times, we get “locked” into a way of thinking and it is really, really hard to “re-think” the problem to escape out of the situation.
It’s why it is nearly impossible to proof-read our own work (and really hard to troubleshoot our own code).
Our brains are great at problem solving but not great at listing out our assumptions.
This is one of the main benefits of the AHK Hero group. We’re constantly helping each other work-past our assumptions! I highly recommend you have a “coding buddy” so you can bounce things off of them like we do in the Hero group!
Now on with the show…
Saving User Preferences
Most programs have a way to save your preferences. In this video, extracted from Intermediate AHK, Isaias explains when & why you want to save user preferences. Don’t forget, all of our courses come with a 200% money back guarantee.
Why save User Prefernces Extracted from Intermediate AHK
In AutoHotkey it’s a breeze when you use ini files however there are a LOT of ways you can save user preferences! At the AHK Con we discussed the pros & cons of many of them in this video.
AHKCon 7: Data Storage (ini,text,JSON,XML,SQL, etc.)
Responses to AutoHotkey Challenge
I was happy to see Hellbent took my AHK Challenge to heart and did 5 separate videos on his best AHK scripts! You can check out his 5 favorite scripts by watching this playlist. Don’t forget to subscribe to his channel here.
5 Scripts I wrote using AutoHotkey
Bill Gates does the Unthinkable
I was watching an old Microsoft video and Bill Gates displayed something spectacular in one of his marketing videos. It’s almost like he invented AutoHotkey! 😊
I never expected to see this in a Microsoft Video by Bill Gates
Speaking of Mr. Gates. I had a bit of fun a while back putting together this video.
the Automator interviews Bill Gates
Update to Chat GPT API
A while back we mentioned that the Chat GPT API had a drastic update which caused our AHK library to break. This is not something that happens frequently with APIs (which is one reason why we prefer it over Web Scraping). This morning Ryan Wells was asking about connecting to the Chat GPT API and I shared our library and this video with him and had Isaias update our download for the AHK Chat GPT Library.
Update to AutoHotkey GPT library
📚 What we’re reading
🤖 AI / Chat GPT-3 News / Usage
- Moonvalley: is a groundbreaking new text-to-video generative AI model
- Gan AI: Offers efficient customization of video content to evoke emotions & enhance purchase decisions
- LLaVA: Upload pictures and ask questions about your photo. I demonstrate it in this video
🆓 How to use AI to examine pictures for FREE❗
⚡️Productivity tips: Ctrl + [ and Ctrl + ] in MS Word
Ctrl + [ will Decrease the font size while Ctrl + ] will Increase them.
🤣 A spot of Humor: Funniest blooper of all time
I remember seeing this years ago. Be prepared to ROFL!
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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
- Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive and Believe, It Can Achieve. — Napoleon Hill
- Work harder on yourself than you do on your job — Jim Rohn
- A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.
- Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value — Albert Einstein
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Joe, Isaias, Irfan, and staff
P.S. Make sure you find a “coding buddy”. The other person doesn’t have to be an expert, they just have to be “not you”. Getting feedback from other Hero members is one of the top things AHK Hero members mention as a huge value! We are constantly helping each other out!