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About Don_Macaroni

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  • Birthday 08/19/1976

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  1. Not for Windows as well? Need it cross platform, the reason why I chose the web viewer way...
  2. I made an awesome capture utility to capture pics from a webcam for ID card purposes. Works perfect online, but in the fm web viewer is does not (it loads the basic html, but nothing more). It uses javascript and css, nothing fancy or out of this world. Tried it as a link to my server, and as complete html code. Anyone got an idea on why this is not working? https://fieldsmedia.com/cameracapture/
  3. I have a customer that uses 4 stations and still uses FMP 11 (database was created in version 9, I believe somewhere around 2008)... They (still) do not want to spent 4x $299 to upgrade to the latest versions. One, because everything works, so why? Second, because in their view they use the database, not the app with all of it's features they don't use and never will. Adobe made Elements, basically a limited version of Photoshop. I still believe a non-layout version would be a great addition to the line up. It would sell like hot cakes and for sure be appreciated by developers and (small busin
  4. What do you think about an affordable Filemaker Pro Layout-less license? I explain: As a developer, and small business owner, I often run into problems selling 4+ $299 Filemaker licenses on top of my developer fee. The $299 x 4+ equals big bucks for a small business. And 10 out of 10 times, the people working with my database, never go to Layout mode. I am suggesting an affordable layout-less license for small business office use. (You would still need a regular license to update the database) I am convinced fellow-developers run in to this as well. Please sign the petition to see if this c
  5. I challenge anyone to decrypt this... Even with the verify weblink, which is not available normally, I think it will be hard to impossible. Just added a better hash which adds lower caps and numbers for more randomness. Oi23825l7455 oP47247E0887 VO957142K378 13739448P283 0f78772Ok163 https://fieldsmedia.com/verify/
  6. Maybe a little too enthusiastic with 'super secure', but thanks to the 'constructive' critics ;-) I was able to better the concept. Random string is checked for doubles prior to being calculated, added double letters to the sequence, made the hash longer and made the calculation more complex. SQ66450CB119 AM12264BR442 SD76146FA698 FA78819SW656 https://fieldsmedia.com/verify/ If you give away the key of your SSL certificate, hackers can decrypt it and your doomed. Same here, if the calculation and hash are known, it would be an easy game. Hackers will always go for easy pray first, a
  7. Got some numbers here, generated in Filemaker with a different formula than described above... Y74173N355 G06493Y759 G31838W608 T91983H414 W03699M112 X80284G309 U89344M788 H41948W509 J07854R652 X41583B633 W71034X431 T63546G371 A21734J047 A40260U124 G06500Z626 Z70316G696 B44227R409 D95958K519 G37676K811 R64986D515 Y89980P698 E21673G203 J14951M324 H18747J139 C12631G989 N44233Y131 K76552V582 B25520M706 M47966M194 C54096P508 V45181A942 M54891C968 C46686K554 B59307H098 N44677W353 N94671M631 X41505C241 P31948S471 U14764
  8. The formula listed is an example of how to implement a long verification string. It is not a login or password, it is an alternative to using sequentially numbered unique ids. It is not meant to give access to anything, therefor your arguments are not valid (they are in their respective sence). As said, I used this method to number 100,000 cards, which belong to a proprietary system I own. To prevent my customer from ordering stock sequentially numbered cards cheap from another source, I invented this. For my customer to discover my formula and 'secret' string to make 100,000 numbers that work
  9. Because you know the formula stated you can do so. It is up to the programmer to use a formula and verification sequence that is kept secret.
  10. I sure can... It makes proprietary cards. I implemented this twice. Once in a system where a hotel uses cards to identify pool chairs. I supplied a system and barcode cards. By using this method I forced the customer to buy my cards, because cards with a sequential numbering will not work. And second on a harbor entry system. The system is unmanned and uses rfid cards with my numbers. Prior to the system looking up the person id-ing himself, it checks if the card is one of the system (and not some random id-ed card you can buy anywhere. It has huge potential and a wide range of implementa
  11. To all interest in creating a virtually bullet proof Unique ID sequence and reverse checker. I designed this concept for use on rfid cards for an entry system. But it can be implemented with barcodes, as well as reverse checked with PHP in case of a web-based solution. This concept grown from a need to verify the ID on cards. If you have a unique ID of 12345, a person can create a badge with any numeric sequence. But what if you can, as an added security, verify if the sequence is valid? Came up with the following: 1 Global field with something like this "QYUMGZRIHGHMIQSCEBYCWYWLNIPBCEZZC
  12. Don't know if this is still relevant, but if you only need the UID of an rfid card than buy an HID RFID Reader on eBay ($20-$30). The unique 10 digit ID on each tag will be your reference in the DB. Make sure the scanner is HID so it works just like a keyboard (plug in and scan, id will display in Notepad). You then make a script which is triggered by the 'ENTER' of the reader (the rfid reader works just like a barcode scanner and adds an 'ENTER' after each scan). You don't have so safe anything on the rfid card it self, all is done in filemaker. I tried too many times to write back to th
  13. Thanks for the replies... Would be a nice feature if Filemaker had a menu function that allows 'flip horizontal' and 'flip vertical', next to the 'Rotate' feature that is already there.
  14. For a solution I need to horizontally flip or mirror text. I have a card printer on which I print transparent stickers. These stickers will be mounted on the inside of a window, so in order to be read from the outside the text needs to be mirrored (or flipped, whatever term you prefer). I thought of making a "Reverse" script and use a custom made font that has all characters flipped (eg. http://abc-font.com/font.php?font=Arial Mirror). But this seems a little complex...
  15. Been 3 days now... almost turning kookooh here. I created an awesome bar database where paper pencils and notepads are now iPads. Drinks can be selected and customized, all works flawless. Up till the moment I need to print. This is a no go. I kind of got a LAN receipt printer working, 100% correctly on the Windows 8 computer that shares the database. The LAN printer came with "iPosCloud" and supposedly works on iPads, but iPosCloud probably hard coded something to make it work as there are no drivers available for this printer (PBM P-822D), not for OSX nor for iOS. The following issues I nee
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