my computer:

balks at me
pukes at me
is happy


so yes, i anthropomorphize my computer.
Posted on 2003-04-21 22:11:34 by jademtech
Hmmm can you explain the meaning of "anthropomorphize ", before I do anything stupid.
Posted on 2003-04-22 03:04:58 by roticv
I think,this word means to consider a computer to act like a human.
Posted on 2003-04-22 03:11:11 by Vortex
It's a combination of anthropoid, which means human-like, and morph, which means transform or take the form of.

And no, my computer is a computer. I don't think of it as human, though sometime's I'll rest my baseball cap on top of the monitor and it looks amusing. ;)
Posted on 2003-04-22 03:18:13 by iblis
that's pretty sick, it's a thing it doesn't live :tongue:

Posted on 2003-04-22 04:03:13 by Hiroshimator
I can't imagine my computer saying me:

That's enough for today,bed time amigo!!!

:)
Posted on 2003-04-22 04:18:58 by Vortex
I call my pc "Cindy", but that was just to make the wife jealous, because i could then say "i was up all night playing with Cindy".

My pc knows its' place. There is no Space Oddessey 2001 scenario happening here anytime soon (HAL9000: "I am sorry Dave, i cannot do that.....").
Posted on 2003-04-22 07:11:51 by sluggy
before I do anything stupid.

Too late.:grin:
Posted on 2003-04-22 08:41:23 by drhowarddrfine
I must be doing it wrong, I set my box names according to the processor, in the long term it makes each box easier to identify on my netword.

Computers may be useful at times but ladies are heaps more fun. :tongue:

Regards,

hutch@movsd.com
Posted on 2003-04-22 09:11:28 by hutch--
Well I tend to antromorphize my routines and objects.... Like 'GetThisThing doesn't know anything about DoThatThing, but DoThatThing is dependent on him' stuff
Posted on 2003-04-23 03:59:37 by AmkG
To anthropomorphize something means to view it as though it has human emotional qualities.

Like HAL.

If i were to rate my computer in a anthropomorphical sense i would have to call it a b*tch.
Posted on 2003-04-23 14:17:37 by IwasTitan

There is no Space Oddessey 2001 scenario happening here anytime soon (HAL9000: "I am sorry Dave, i cannot do that.....").

Maybee he predicted WinXP: :grin:


[COLOR=indigo]##########[/COLOR]
[COLOR=indigo]##########[/COLOR] ----- /------------------------------------------------------------\
[COLOR=darkblue]#Censored#[/COLOR] | I am sorry Dave, I cannot do that... |
[COLOR=darkblue]#Wizzard'#[/COLOR] | ...because ETHICS.EXE just crashed and brought down |
[COLOR=darkblue]##########[/COLOR] | the whole system, destroyed COM1, and killed your friends. |
[COLOR=darkblue]##########[/COLOR] | [Retry] [Abort] [Continue] |
[COLOR=darkblue]##########[/COLOR] \------------------------------------------------------------/

[size=12]'Censored Because an image of him might uppset some ppl...[/SIZE]

Anthropomorphize, is that giving names to computres, ok, I name my computer depending on my temper, if I'm mad, I'll name it something like "estet", "pucko" or , if I have to temper I'll give it a name such as "thing" or "Burken", if I'm happy I'll name it something like, well, I don't know, you see I'm never happy... :eek:



;)
And when I'm in love, I'll name it (/she ;)) something cryptic.... :stupid:
Posted on 2003-04-23 15:16:36 by scientica

I can't imagine my computer saying me:

That's enough for today,bed time amigo!!!

:)


Man, i wish mine would!
Posted on 2003-04-23 19:30:05 by NaN
The computer is just a tool, I tend to anthropomorphize Windows. I keep yelling at it and accusing it of having a personal vendetta against me. You think I'm paranoid right, we'll if Windows doesn't crash I before I can type this I have proof, there was one time that I...........................................................
Posted on 2003-04-23 19:40:33 by donkey

I keep yelling at it and accusing it of having a personal vendetta against me.

Huh? I think/thought/thought Windows had an vendetta against me...
Posted on 2003-04-23 23:26:18 by scientica
my computer keeps yelling at me... :(

If you want to know the secret how I did this, post below (simple messagebox yes but it has to work together with 1 of windows features)... ;)
Posted on 2003-04-23 23:50:06 by arkane
Dose screeming at it because windows keeps crashing count?
Posted on 2003-04-24 17:49:14 by rob.rice

my computer keeps yelling at me... :(

If you want to know the secret how I did this, post below (simple messagebox yes but it has to work together with 1 of windows features)... ;)


Hm... what was so special about that messagebox? i don't get it!

Sorry for not replying sooner - i'm having problems accessing win32asm from home again... boo-urns
Posted on 2003-04-25 10:42:58 by jademtech
Setup Task Scheduler and this proggy... :grin:

[size=9]//cl /G3 /MD /c bedtime.cpp

//link advapi32.lib kernel32.lib user32.lib shell32.lib /subsystem:windows bedtime.obj

#define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN
#include <windows.h>
#include <shellapi.h>

LPSTR GetCmdText(LPSTR pCmdLine, LPSTR pTmp)
{
while(*pCmdLine != '"' || *pCmdLine == NULL) pCmdLine++;
pCmdLine++;
pTmp = pCmdLine;
while(*pCmdLine != '"' || *pCmdLine == NULL) pCmdLine++;
*pCmdLine = NULL;
return pTmp;
}

BOOL SystemShutdown()
{
HANDLE hToken;
TOKEN_PRIVILEGES tp;

if (!OpenProcessToken(GetCurrentProcess(), TOKEN_ADJUST_PRIVILEGES | TOKEN_QUERY, &hToken)) return FALSE;

LookupPrivilegeValue(NULL, SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME, &tp.Privileges[0].Luid);

tp.PrivilegeCount = 1;
tp.Privileges[0].Attributes = SE_PRIVILEGE_ENABLED;

AdjustTokenPrivileges(hToken, FALSE, &tp, 0, (PTOKEN_PRIVILEGES)NULL, 0);

if (GetLastError() != ERROR_SUCCESS) return FALSE;

if (!ExitWindowsEx(EWX_SHUTDOWN, 0)) return FALSE;

return TRUE;
}


int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInst, HINSTANCE hPrevInst, LPSTR pCmdLine, int nCmdShow)
{
LPSTR pTmp = pCmdLine;
DWORD osVer;
if(*pCmdLine == NULL) return 0;
while(*pCmdLine)
{
if(*pCmdLine == '-')
{
pCmdLine++;
switch(*pCmdLine)
{
case 'a':
pTmp = GetCmdText(pCmdLine, pTmp);
MessageBox(HWND_DESKTOP, pTmp, "Bedtime", MB_OK | MB_ICONSTOP);
return 0;
case 'x':
pTmp = GetCmdText(pCmdLine, pTmp);
MessageBox(HWND_DESKTOP, pTmp, "Bedtime", MB_OK | MB_ICONSTOP);

osVer = GetVersion();
if(osVer < 0x80000000)
{
//NT, 2K, XP

SystemShutdown();
}
else
{
ExitWindowsEx(EWX_SHUTDOWN, 0);
}

return 0;
default:
return 1;
}
}
pCmdLine++;
}
return 0;
}[/size]
Go to Task Scheduler(Control Panel)...

under the tab and on the edit control enter the path like C:\temp\bedtime.exe -a "it's time for bedtime" for the first task.

on the second task, set the time for about 5 - 10 minutes later from the first task and do the same thing for the edit control but with a different parameter now ... C:\temp\bedtime.exe -x "shutdown"

the quotation after the parameter is your message. You don't need this if you set this up from your program internally but I prefer to change it dynamically without recompiling

NT needs you to set the password (everytime it asks you to) - same password of the user currently in session
on 98, you don't have to enter the password

and don't forget to set the to daily.


of course you can complicate this further but this wil give you a headstart...


:grin: :grin: :grin:


p.s. be aware that some windows versions has a buggy Task Scheduler. I tested this on win98 (not win98 SE) and 2k(SP3)

The code is not the same version of the output on my previous post(I hard coded the message into teh program) plus some other stuff thrown in. I want mine to be unique. :grin:

And don't worry about the censor below. I did that so nobody will know my login name... paranoia stuff. :tongue:
Posted on 2003-04-25 14:35:56 by arkane
OK so can I compile this with djgpp ?
and if so what do I link it with ?


Setup Task Scheduler and this proggy... :grin:

[size=9]//cl /G3 /MD /c bedtime.cpp

//link advapi32.lib kernel32.lib user32.lib shell32.lib /subsystem:windows bedtime.obj

#define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN
#include <windows.h>
#include <shellapi.h>

LPSTR GetCmdText(LPSTR pCmdLine, LPSTR pTmp)
{
while(*pCmdLine != '"' || *pCmdLine == NULL) pCmdLine++;
pCmdLine++;
pTmp = pCmdLine;
while(*pCmdLine != '"' || *pCmdLine == NULL) pCmdLine++;
*pCmdLine = NULL;
return pTmp;
}

BOOL SystemShutdown()
{
HANDLE hToken;
TOKEN_PRIVILEGES tp;

if (!OpenProcessToken(GetCurrentProcess(), TOKEN_ADJUST_PRIVILEGES | TOKEN_QUERY, &hToken)) return FALSE;

LookupPrivilegeValue(NULL, SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME, &tp.Privileges[0].Luid);

tp.PrivilegeCount = 1;
tp.Privileges[0].Attributes = SE_PRIVILEGE_ENABLED;

AdjustTokenPrivileges(hToken, FALSE, &tp, 0, (PTOKEN_PRIVILEGES)NULL, 0);

if (GetLastError() != ERROR_SUCCESS) return FALSE;

if (!ExitWindowsEx(EWX_SHUTDOWN, 0)) return FALSE;

return TRUE;
}


int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInst, HINSTANCE hPrevInst, LPSTR pCmdLine, int nCmdShow)
{
LPSTR pTmp = pCmdLine;
DWORD osVer;
if(*pCmdLine == NULL) return 0;
while(*pCmdLine)
{
if(*pCmdLine == '-')
{
pCmdLine++;
switch(*pCmdLine)
{
case 'a':
pTmp = GetCmdText(pCmdLine, pTmp);
MessageBox(HWND_DESKTOP, pTmp, "Bedtime", MB_OK | MB_ICONSTOP);
return 0;
case 'x':
pTmp = GetCmdText(pCmdLine, pTmp);
MessageBox(HWND_DESKTOP, pTmp, "Bedtime", MB_OK | MB_ICONSTOP);

osVer = GetVersion();
if(osVer < 0x80000000)
{
//NT, 2K, XP

SystemShutdown();
}
else
{
ExitWindowsEx(EWX_SHUTDOWN, 0);
}

return 0;
default:
return 1;
}
}
pCmdLine++;
}
return 0;
}[/size]
Go to Task Scheduler(Control Panel)...

under the tab and on the edit control enter the path like C:\temp\bedtime.exe -a "it's time for bedtime" for the first task.

on the second task, set the time for about 5 - 10 minutes later from the first task and do the same thing for the edit control but with a different parameter now ... C:\temp\bedtime.exe -x "shutdown"

the quotation after the parameter is your message. You don't need this if you set this up from your program internally but I prefer to change it dynamically without recompiling

NT needs you to set the password (everytime it asks you to) - same password of the user currently in session
on 98, you don't have to enter the password

and don't forget to set the to daily.


of course you can complicate this further but this wil give you a headstart...


:grin: :grin: :grin:


p.s. be aware that some windows versions has a buggy Task Scheduler. I tested this on win98 (not win98 SE) and 2k(SP3)

The code is not the same version of the output on my previous post(I hard coded the message into teh program) plus some other stuff thrown in. I want mine to be unique. :grin:

And don't worry about the censor below. I did that so nobody will know my login name... paranoia stuff. :tongue:
Posted on 2003-04-25 20:53:25 by rob.rice