Saturday, November 25, 2017

How to convert VCF to CSV

vCard is a file format standard for electronic business cards. vCards are often attached to e-mail messages, but can be exchanged in other ways, such as on the World Wide Web or instant messaging. They can contain name and address information, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, URLs, logos, photographs, and audio clips. In computing, a comma-separated values (CSV) file stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain text. Each line of the file is a data record. Each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas. The use of the comma as a field separator is the source of the name for this file format. All vCards begin with BEGIN:VCARD and end with END:VCARD. All vCards must contain the VERSION property, which specifies the vCard version. VERSION must come immediately after BEGIN, except in the vCard 2.1 standard, which allows it to be anywhere in the vCard. Otherwise, properties can be defined in any order. The CSV file format is not standardized. The basic idea of separating fields with a comma is clear, but that idea gets complicated when the field data may also contain commas or even embedded line-breaks. CSV implementations may not handle such field data, or they may use quotation marks to surround the field.

Convert VCF to CSV

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

No Disk Sleep

Prevent Disk Sleep (majorgeeks)

Prevent Disk Sleep is designed to block your USB, primary, secondary hard disk drive from going into sleep mode.

Your machine's hard disks enter into sleep mode during periods of inactivity to allow for system life-extending operations such as disk cooling. Prevent Disk Sleep circumvents sleep mode enabling quick disk response to any file operations even in the event of an extended period of idle time. This process of keeping your HDD awake can be done manually but Prevent Disk Sleep makes it simple by allowing you to create a schedule in a plain text document for the (internal or external) disk of your choosing.

Prevent Disk Sleep comes in a simple UI that permits a quick setup and deployment. Simply choose the disk you want to prevent from sleeping from the drop-down menu, choose the disk write interval, reassign the text file name for quick reference and then click Start. That's it, so if you are looking for a less involved way to prevent your disk from sleep mode rather than manually changing your machine's settings for whatever reason, this will work.