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You just made me so happy dude! Thank you so much for the CMD prompt link.

My girlfriend's work assigned her this task and gave her the entire week to complete it (they insist that it can only be done by hand.  Their IT guy doesn't seem to realize that this can be done in under 5 minutes with a script).

Now she gets to take the rest of the week off!

You rock! +1
I'm looking for a quick script that can be used with a dos batch file, or some other easy thing to do this:

I have a list of SKU's and ID numbers:
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SKU:         ID:
120100   18055
107100   19879
340100   16743
709110   15162
404210   11848

The list is about 5000 long... UGH!

I have a 2TB folder with images in it that are named after the ID numbers, I need to rename those files to be the matching SKU number.
e.g. I have a file named 18055 and I need to rename it, and any other files named 18055, to 120100.

Is there a quick way to do this procedurally? I already have a .txt file with all the data. 

Disclaimer: I am really bad at scripting / programming
Express your Creativity / Me singing in 2010
December 26, 2013, 02:57:08 am
Can't believe I'm posting this, but I'm feel like being vulnerable.

I found my old myspace music page, remember when coldplay was a thing? Played the guitars and did the vocals on these two short covers.
Quote from: Blizzard on June 19, 2013, 10:02:52 am
Petitions worked for SOPA, PIPA and ACTA, so obviously the voice of the people can be heard if it is loud enough.

Hate to be the pickle in the ice cream sundae, but those policies were abandoned because big corporations like Google lobbied to have them halted; not because Joe Citizen complained.
General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Thread
December 19, 2013, 06:13:53 pm
This looks great, question though:
Why are you using VX? Then you can't use blizz abs!
Made a mysterious overworld theme, I'm proud of this one :)
Chat / Re: Your Life Here
December 16, 2013, 09:46:36 pm
I never, ever, ever, ever, use chat.

Just carry.

Btw, I play on the U.S. servers, and I'm assuming you play on EU?
That being said, it would be a surreal experience and a priveledge to play LoL with you some time soon Blizz. 

You can see what someone who's devoted 5000+ hours to the game plays like - and then feel sorry for me for all the real life experiences I missed out on :)
Entertainment / Re: Snow in the Sahara
December 16, 2013, 02:05:14 pm
Express your Creativity / Re: Shek's Music Thread
December 16, 2013, 01:57:58 pm
Sure thing, I'd provide music for someone else's project.  I'd be most excited to provide music if the project was close to completion, because it'd stink to put like 30+ hours into composition for something unfinished.

My profile picture for here is me on a happy summer vacation with my current girlfriend.
My Soundcloud is me when I was single and brooding and pissed at life :)
Chat / Re: Your Life Here
December 16, 2013, 12:35:11 pm
Quote from: Blizzard on December 16, 2013, 03:01:16 am
Yeah. Luckily so far in LoL most people are alright. After around 30 matches, I think that this was the first time somebody was being rude.

You sure that you're talking about League of Legends here? This game is notorious for having the most awful community.  I have chat completely muted. My team, and the enemy.
Instead of spamming this forum with individual threads, I thought I'd just make a music thread and start posting stuff here.
These are all original tunes for the RMXP game, using my best sound sample sets.

Overworld Theme (Dec 19th)

Heroic Cutscene Que

Melodrama (Sad Que)


Sase's RPG Main Theme, arranged for orchestra

Sase's Boss Battle 1

Sase's Boss Battle 2
I don't want to be disrespectful and if you're frustrated by this debate I don't want to goad you on.  
But I really want to respond to a few points; feel free to ignore them, respond to them, or not even read them.

Quote from: ForeverZer0 on December 12, 2013, 11:04:43 pm
Capitalism is without refute the most successful system humanity has ever seen. Period.

And so was Feudalism before that, and despotism before that.  Human existence is a progression of methods of social organization.  I see us somewhere early in the timeline of these methods.  Thinking that Capitalism will continue forever is as unrealistic as thinking that tribal shamanic hegemony would continue forever.

Quote from: ForeverZer0 on December 12, 2013, 11:04:43 pm
Human beings are flawed, therefore a system that is all about equality and selflessness will always fail.

Capitalism and the free market makes the assumption that everyone will play by the rules.  If people don't (i.e. bankers, stockbrokers, regulators, legislators, taxpayers, corporations) the system erodes and fails to fully perform its function.  Hence the fact that we are hit by recession after recession, we pollute the planet terribly, legislators can be bought and sold - and the policies they espouse seldom represent the bulk of their constituents, over 20% of children in the U.S. go to bed each night malnourished and hungry...

Quote from: ForeverZer0 on December 12, 2013, 11:04:43 pm
Human beings are not selfless, and as far as "deserving of money", not equal in the slightest degree.

All human beings don't have to be selfless for us to live in an egalitarian society.  It's very difficult to be a decent human being if your basic needs of shelter, food, and companionship, are not being met.  No one is claiming that all human beings "deserve money", but because our level of technology is easily capable of providing all humans with their basic needs, logically it is in our best interest as a species, to meet the needs of everyone.  We don't need to just hand out money to everyone, we just need to provide them with food, shelter, and the opportunity to meet their full human potential.  It's easy to go to a slum, get mugged, and say that the people there are shitty people.  The fact is they are desperate, and their needs aren't being met, they are undereducated, and angry.

Quote from: ForeverZer0 on December 12, 2013, 11:04:43 pm
The answers an history to prove it are available for all to see, and yet it is still ignored, so nothing I say here will matter, and people will just continue to believe what they believe. Its as pointless as arguing religion.

It is easy to read history selectively to support your thesis.  Assuming that a completely objective reality exists,  I honestly don't know if I personally have drawn a conclusion from my studies that is close to that reality.  That being said, history has shown ad infinitum that capitalism leads to the exploitation of many for the benefit of the few.  The pursuit of wealth has been perhaps the most destructive force in the history of civilization.  Think about the Slave Trade, the complete raping of central America by the conquistadors, the genocide of the American Indians, and the recent sub-prime mortgage induced economic collapse.  
The advancements in human being's quality of living are not due to capitalism, but are due to advances in technology.  Refrigeration, Vaccines, Electricity, do not depend upon capitalism to exist.  You could possibly convince me that capitalism motivated researches to discover these marvels, but you could not then convince me that we now need capitalism to maintain them.  

Alright I've exhausted my arsenal of responses for now; hopefully someone else will take up the torch and defend the prospect of humans having the potential to be truly civilized.
Quote from: ForeverZer0 on December 12, 2013, 06:28:57 pm
I think that it is a system that will not work. "Greed" is an inevitable part of humanity, and any system that is based on the virtue of human beings and could be corrupted so easily by it is doomed to fail.

I can understand the inclination to dismiss an egalitarian, moneyless society as fragile, easily corrupted and vulnerable.  I do not, however, agree with this inclination; I believe it to be misguided.

The vast majority of our social behavior is dictated by the social norms, mores and sanctions that have been drilled into our heads, both on the individual level, and on the macrosocietal level, since the day we came out of our mother's wombs.  In our society, competition is encouraged.  Making money is encouraged; "greed is good".  If we were born into a society where greed was considered as repulsive as pedaphelia, and cooperation was held to be far more important than competition, then that's how people would behave.  The society would not be fragile because only outliers on the fringes would be greedy, and they would have little impact on the society as a whole.

Blizzard's example isn't fictitious, it is living proof that a more egalitarian society can thrive.  Yes, Europe is in somewhat of an economic crisis, but that's only in the largely capitalistic southern and eastern Europian countries.  The Northern Europian countries that have adopted the less money-centric model have all thrived and been rather recession proof.

People have a knee-jerk reaction to dismiss that which doesn't exist.  When you get down to it, people's number one rationalization for Capitalism/our current system is not that "it works" but that "it is what we have".  If that's your fundamental argument for the status quo, you have ignored the most important thing about human history: culture, systems of governance, social organization, and existence as a whole, are emergent.  Reality is constantly becoming something new, something that has not yet existed.  I honestly refuse to take a nay-sayer's perspective with much creedence.  They were wrong about electricity, heliocentrism, women's rights, flight....

Also while we're at it:
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I grew up in a wealth bubble.  My neighbors, relatives, and friends growing up were all 1%-ers.  I can say without an ounce of hesitation that even though these individuals all did work very hard, and intelligently set goals and worked to achieve them:
a) They had the privilege of fantastic educations in their formative years that taught them to succeed
b) They were born into a situation where they could succeed
c) Millions of people work, and plan just as hard as they do, and never get rich, and it's because of the reality of their circumstances

When it comes down to it, there is absolutely no difference between a wealthy person and a poor person, other than the circumstances of their birth.
People that argue for the monetary status quo seem to believe we live in a meritocracy.  The monetary system smothers social mobility, it does not aid it.  

Express your Creativity / Re: Project S.I.T.W sketches.
December 11, 2013, 08:59:15 pm
These all look tight and are very thematically cohesive.

You really should get a wacom tablet and illustrate these in photoshop though, rather than sketching on paper.  That way the time you do making concept art can quickly be converted into actually assets for use.
When I uploaded my RPG theme to soundcloud, I remembered I made this a while back.  It's a really fun tune; I definitely want to attempt to make more of this genre.

Made in Reason 5.0
Express your Creativity / Re: SNES-style RPG Music
December 11, 2013, 01:11:38 am
Sase has an extremely polished style.  His RPG Music literally sounds like someone chopped off Nobuo Uematsu's head and stuck it on Yasunori Mitsuda's body. 
If you showed me any of these songs and told me they were in actual SNES RPG's, and if I hadn't played like most of them all the way through, I'd believe you.
Express your Creativity / Re: Concept Battle Theme.
December 11, 2013, 01:09:20 am
This piece rocks so damn hard.  Do you have an original midi file of this? Or can you export to midi?

Express your Creativity / Re: Hartschall
December 11, 2013, 01:01:34 am
Wtf how are you so good at scripting and music production.

I hate you ever so much!
Express your Creativity / Re: Intro Theme for RPG
December 11, 2013, 12:41:27 am
Ah hah! There we go!

Final draft of this piece is done.  Finally sounds like I intended it to.

Usually it takes 3 runs for me to finish a piece, 1 run to get the general ideas out, 2nd run to get the arrangement out, then 3rd run to smooth out the rough edges and perfect the mixing.

Sounds a heck of lot better than the first two.  Still using Reason though ;/