Last weekend I was listening to a Dan Kennedy seminar and he’d mentioned he realized he was “unemployable”. I hadn’t really thought about it but, I knew at a very young age, I was as well.
I think I first realized it when someone asked me, when I was around 17 years old, if I’d considered joining the military. I told them I didn’t think I ever would because I’m horrible at “taking orders” (especially when they don’t make sense.)
It’s why, after 20 years, I finally left Corporate America and started the-Automator.com. I got tired of working for, and with, people that had NO CLUE what they were doing. Don’t get me wrong, they were nice enough people, but completely incompetent on so many levels! And when it comes to using a computer don’t get me started! Everyday I would see people using their computers as a “fancy typewriter”.
It’s one of the reasons, unlike our previous AHK courses, our next course won’t mention AHK and will be geared to empower people’s PC Skills & rise above incompetence on a Windows computer.
You can get an idea of what we’re planning to cover here. It will likely be a few months before we release it however, if you sign up for notifications, you eligible to get 35% off when we do make it public.
And don’t forget, all of our courses come with a 200% money back guarantee. So, if in the first 30 days, you’re not happy with the quality, we refund you DOUBLE what you paid for it!
Now on with the show…
We’ve Unleashed the only Program Spy you’ll ever need!
It’s been a long time coming but, after hundreds of hours of work, we finally released the Ultimate Spy.
This tool is a huge time saver! Not only does it give you an idea about which methods you can use to automate programs with AutoHotkey, we built-in 9 inspection tools that can be used. Not to mention checks to let you know If the program is being run as an admin! You can check this “must have” tool in this video. Of course, like most of our scripts, it is 🆓
Creating a File Search tool with AHK
I was just about to record the above video when I realized that, every week, I was doing the same thing every week.
- Launch my tool
- Filter by file type
- Filter by date modified
- Display results in list.
This is something super-simple in AutoHotkey! And since Isaias was working, we created this GUI script in AutoHotkey to achieve the above. We show how to create the tool and GUI in this video. Isaias and I both agreed, if you had worked through our Intermediate V2 and GUIs are Easier in V2 courses you’d have all the knowledge needed to have created it on your own! BTW there are still a few days to get 40% off. You can find the links to save 40% here.
What we automated with AHK this week
As I mentioned above, Isaias was with me during this week’s video on what we Automated with AutoHotkey. We also created a simple script for displaying items in a menu and clicking it. You can get that script here.
The-Automator Team Meeting: Working through Encoding Issue
During a team meeting I mentioned an issue I was seeing and thought it had to do with File Encoding. I had Isaias give us a walk through and you can see how complicated programming can be.
Reasons like this are one of the main reasons why I hired people like Isaias and Irfan. Having programers where you can get help is the main driver why people join the AHK Hero Group
and is also why people hire us to fulfill their work.
📚 What we’re reading
- What is RCS, the Successor to SMS?
- How to make the most out of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales
- Windows 11 Is Removing Steps Recorder
🤖 AI / Chat GPT-3 News / Usage
- SAM IS BACK! BOARD IS FIRED!
- AI model for faster and more accurate global weather forecasting
- Microsoft launches a deepfakes creator
- Google’s Bard can now answer questions about YouTube videos
⚡️Productivity tips: Setting Reminders for your Special Day
Use your phone or computer’s calendar to set reminders for important Thanksgiving-related dates and tasks.
This can help you stay on top of preparations and prevent last-minute stress.
🤣 A spot of Humor: This is still one of the funniest clips I’ve ever seen on TV 🦃
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
- When experiencing errors with tools, typically you should blame the operator, not the tool. — Joe Glines
- If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done — Bruce Lee
- Being born in poverty isn’t a sin; staying in poverty might be — Dan Kennedy
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