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Having fun being a father and a web geek.

Hello, my name is Rod Bergren

Who am Who am I?  I am a geek/programmer/webmaster/manager for the bestest company.  I write applications for Web Services and Windows.  I also do on the side contract programming as my time allows (which is not very much).


Friday, October 2, 2020

Mouse Mover (keep your screen awake)

 so you want to appear to be online for work. Even though you know not one person is going to IM you. But your Boss might be watching your online status. 

so you look for a little application that will move your mouse to keep your screen from sleeping because IT has forced your computer to go to sleep after X minutes of inactivity. 

Well never fear. Here is a script for you.

First though you need to download and install Autohotkey.

then you need to copy and paste this script into a notepad file called stayawake.ahk or something like that. 



; AutoHotkey Version: 1.x

; Language:       English

; Platform:       Win9x/NT

; Author:         A.N.Other <>


; Script Function:

; Template script (you can customize this template by editing "ShellNew\Template.ahk" in your Windows folder)






 mousemove, 5,5, 50, R


 mousemove, -5,-5, 50, R


send {tab}




I claim no liability in this code. I claim nothing. *cough* I have never actually used this in real life *cough*

I am not responsible for you not getting your job done 


Tuesday, July 14, 2020

America makes me sad right now.

you know what amazes me in this day and age? The amount of people who don't even try to see the others view point. Their only outlet is to attack. I remember in school being taught to think and consider the argument from the other side. I remember being forced to argue a viewpoint I didn't actually agree with. Makes you walk a mile in the other persons shoes.

Funny thing is. If you actually have to take the time to consider another persons point of view you actually begin to feel empathy for them. And of course no one wants to do that right now. Attack we say Attack!

Notice I didnít say one word about which side I am on. I will say that I try very hard to consider a persons point of view when they state it. I remember visiting a large city a few years ago. I remember an individual in that large city could only see things from his view point. He could not consider anyone outside of what he could see. That made me sad,you see, it isn't just a problem in cities; it's also in rural America. And in suburbia as well. You have to be able to argue both points in order to understand what you believe. If you cannot understand your brother or sister who is American then you cannot understand America.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

hookdrivers - Something new I am trying

It works well and at the Fishermans Swap meet this weekend I sold out of all my products both days.  I had to make more one evening in a hurry.    If you want one please email me.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Spillway Road in winter
Took the doggos for a walk. It was very cold.  They loved it of course.  It was gorgeous in its own way. 
Thursday, January 9, 2020

SharePoint Grant-SPProjectAdminstratorAccess Error.
"Grant-SPProjectAdministratorAccess : Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'WRES_GUID', table  ''; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails. Table 'MSP_WEB_SECURITY_GROUP"

Yes, this big ol error.  

Turns out we had moved from one primary domain to another.  You know company changes hands or changes names or someone decides that they don't like the Domain name for some reason.  Most of the users we had in the Domain moved just fine except for 2 Admins.  Of course it always has to be the admin ID's.  

There was absolutely nothing in the Googlina that was worth looking at.  Yay!  I was just about to call Microsoft and pay the fee to have someone tell me how to fix it.  

Since it was actually a Development system that was erroring out.  I decided to try making it worse before calling and begging.  

Opened up the Manage Users page for the PWA instance.  /PWA/Admin/ManageUsers.aspx

Search for the user.  Well paged down and paged down and paged down.   (search didn't work) 

Edit user(Click User Name).  Reattach the userid to the correct email address with the correct domain. 

Then the Powershell command worked.  and the Admin has access to DEV to do DEV work. 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Caught a bee in flight
Went driving in SW Iowa this weekend.  Caught a bee in flight in my window of my truck.  The background was pretty as well.  
Thursday, June 27, 2019

So David went on a Mission Trip and Mom and Dad went on Vacation.
David headed out of town for 10 days on a mission trip with this bunch of yaahoos.

So Mom and I decided it was time for a much needed vacation.  Those who know us know we rarely get this option.  So here Helene was trying to speak but I don't think she had enough Vacation or sleep to be able to actually speak.

But then we settled into just relaxing and reading.  And then we started driving and seeing the sights.

Like Bob and Steve's Convenience store.  This actually caused us to take a wrong turn in the middle of Wisconsin.  Seriously off track for about half and hour.

But we did take note of some stunning scenery as well.  Like the the North Shore of Lake Michigan.

Eventually we stopped looking at the scenery which is awesome on the UP and we did get to our Hotel on Lake Huron.  Which was also awesome. 

Then we ran around in Mackinaw City and toured an Ice Breaker.  The Mackinaw. She is a big boat"Ship" I was called out on calling it a boat.  Sorry those of you who actually know the difference.

And toured the Michillimackinac Fort.  Which was probably my favorite part of the whole trip.  They had guns dude!  and fresh baked bread.

We left Mackinaw City and ran up to the Soo.  Sault Saint Marie.  We did the Locks tour thingy.  They are interesting.  The Ships are huge!  Things dont' happen quickly here though.  Also we hung out with Bigfoot for awhile.  He was a pretty kewl dude.  

On the way back home we stopped at Kitch-iti-kipi springs in Michigan.  There is a rainbow trout in one of those pictures. You can even see the rainbow on him.  Just glowing away.  

Last stop was Oshkosh. This was Helene's favorite stop. We got to fly in Vintage Bi-Planes.  On a bright sun shinny day with just a few clouds in the sky.


 Finally it is time to get home.  Drove over the Bridge over the Mississippi and thru some pretty farm land.  That is Iowa don't ya know.  Stopped in Tama for supper and had some Ice Cream.



The Crew

  More pictures are here.

From Ariea

Papa's concert.


Other stuff of interest to people possibly.

Trip to Tahiti.

Belize is nice as well