OneDrive (Formerly SkyDrive) has once again upped its storage capacity from 1TB to unlimited storage. The upgrade is rolling out to its subscribers “over the coming months”, but users can try to get theirs earlier by signing up to some promotional ads.
This type of business model must have been well thought out, the reason that I can think of is that users are not reaching their quotas, which makes sense. Google offers a 100GB for $2 a month, but 1TB is still significantly better, and available over 5 users, so 5TB for $10/mo, frankly. I’m sold.
I wanted colored batch files and I managed to achieve this with someones solution which I modified and made my own, it is now quite different to his but I cannot find who it was to give them credit, anyway, here is the code!
@echo off SETLOCAL EnableDelayedExpansion for /F "tokens=1,2 delims=#" %%a in ('"prompt #$H#$E# & echo on & for %%b in (1) do rem"') do ( set "DEL=%%a" ) title Startup Assist - Handler call :ColorText 08 "[" call :ColorText 08 "Service" call :ColorText 08 "]" call :ColorText 08 " Startup Assist - HANDLER - RUNNING " echo. call :ColorText 08 "[" call :ColorText 0E "WARNING" call :ColorText 08 "]" call :ColorText 08 " Startup Assist will stop if a server startup file is not found this is because of windows MS DOS functionality, Sorry " echo. call :ColorText 08 "[" call :ColorText 08 "Minecraft Service" call :ColorText 08 "]" call :ColorText 0A " Minecraft Server " call :ColorText 0C " Nexion" call :ColorText 0A " Started" echo. start "launch.bat" "C:UsersNexionDocumentsMinecraft ServersNexionlaunch.bat" echo( call :ColorText 79 "This window will now await user input!" echo. ) PAUSE exit goto :eof
:ColorText echo off “%~2” findstr /v /a:%1 /R “^$” “%~2” nul del “%~2” > nul 2>&1 goto :eof
which looks something like this
As you can tell, this is for my minecraft server 🙂 (Nexion.co.uk)
and that’s all there is to it! you can use any standard colors that you could already within batch files. (Note: When running without user, i.e. started by another process, the colors requite administrative privileges!)
I recently played around with Apache and fond it incredibly educational.
I used Apache for multiple websites and sub-domains, and its a great web server. and I like Xampp’s user Interface, allowing me to edit, configure and Error check my site.
Don’t get me wrong though, there are some downfalls when putting it through its paces using Owncloud I discovered that php supported was only allowing 2GB uploads, because it is 32Bit, I later discovered that Xampp is only 32Bit for Windows. This was a major disappointment for me, but I still found workarounds.
Apache is great and easy to use with Xampp, I recommend that anyone wanting to get into web servers and general Web hosting try it out first. I hosted it on my Windows Server, But using a server is completely unnecessary, I was also able to run it on my Laptop.
For a test Environment or to start out on Web Servers, I recommend Xampp. Its a trade up over usability and performance on Windows.