What is it?
It is a very smal (20KB) program i wrote in Visual Basic.
When it starts up and shuts down its logs the date and
time in the file c:\startupshutdownlog.txt
The content of the logfile looks like this:
Start;21-2-2002;09:38:07 ( This was my little daughter when i was at work )
Stop;21-2-2002;09:51:41 ( That didn't last very long (xp) )
Start;21-2-2002;09:54:46 ( Back in the air again, IT TOOK 3 minutes!, got to have a new PC )
Stop;21-2-2002;11:49:30 ( My god, she's been playing for 2 hours! )
Start;21-2-2002;16:01:55 ( My sweet wife turns on my PC before i come home from work, it is still up while i'm typing this )
What is it good for?
Practically nothing but i once got a question from someone
looking for such functionality because he wanted to monitor his
kids computer-usage whithout the boy knowing he was monitored.
The logfile is delimited with ; so it can easily be imported in Excel
to make a graph of it.
How to use it?
Copy the file to a folder of your likes and create a shortcut to it in
your startup folder.
In sequence it will then:
- log the start
- do nothing
- log the stop on shutdown
I didn't use any Windows components so no installation is needed.
Just copy the file to a directory of your likes and run it.
When you want it to start up automatically on bootup, just place a link
to it in your startup folder.
All settings will be written in the registry so no extra files are needed.
VB Runtime files
In order to be able to run a program written in VB you MUST have
the Visual Basic Runtime files installed on your computer.
Hope you'll enjoy it!