My Cyborg Name

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Apple Macintosh 25 years old

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1984 Super Bowl ad

 

The Original 1984 Macintosh Introduction

I've been working on code to figure out how many days of events are in an each event log on a given system.  I started out by using two articles from Microsoft's Hey, Scripting Guy!:

How Can I Find the Date of the Oldest Event in an Event Log?

How Can I Retrieve Information About the Latest Event Added to an Event Log?

 

The Oldest Event seemed to work:

   1: strComputer = "."

   2: Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:{(Security)}\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

   3:  

   4: Wscript.Echo "System"

   5: Set colEvents = objWMIService.ExecQuery _

   6:     ("Select * from Win32_NTLogEvent Where Logfile = 'System' " & _

   7:         "AND RecordNumber = 1")

   8:  

   9: For Each objEvent in colEvents

  10:     Wscript.Echo "Time Written: " & objEvent.TimeWritten

  11: Next


This seems to work.  I duplicated lines 4 through 11, for the event logs Application and Security, all seemed okay. (Yeah I know redundant code, but sometimes it is just easiest.)



C:\Data2>cscript EventLogOldest.vbs
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.7
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

System
Time Written: 20081125044952.000000-300
Security
Time Written: 20081125044947.000000-300
Application
Time Written: 20081125045015.000000-300


All of this testing was on Windows XP SP3.  I then tried it on Windows 2003 SP2:



C:\data2>cscript EventLogOldest.vbs
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.6
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1996-2001. All rights reserved.

System
Security
Application


Hmm, what's going on here.  Well, via another script, I figured out that the first event log record isn't always 1.  Well it is, but the oldest event log entry in a given log isn't always record 1.  See, as a system runs, it will remove old entries as the event log fills up.  Thus the oldest record number slowly increments as the old records fall off and new records are added.

The following script, iterates through each event record on a server.  It Looks at the record number and log file name and records the oldest and newest record for each log file.  It then dumps out the desired information.

   1: 'EventLogRecNumbers.vbs

   2: strComputer = "."

   3: Dim HighEvent

   4: Dim LowEvent

   5: Dim HighEventDate

   6: Dim LowEventDate

   7: Set HighEvent = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")

   8: Set LowEvent = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")

   9: Set HighEventDate = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")

  10: Set LowEventDate = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")

  11: ' Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")

  12: Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate,(Security)}\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

  13: Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery( _

  14:     "SELECT * FROM Win32_NTLogEvent ",,48)

  15:  

  16: For Each objItem in colItems

  17:     currlogfile = objItem.Logfile

  18:     currlogrecord = clng(objItem.RecordNumber)

  19:     If not HighEvent.Exists(currlogfile) then

  20:         HighEvent.Add currlogfile, currlogrecord

  21:         HighEventDate.Add currlogfile,objItem.TimeWritten

  22:     else if currlogrecord > HighEvent.item(currlogfile) then

  23:             HighEvent.Item(currlogfile) = currlogrecord

  24:             HighEventDate.Item(currlogfile) = objItem.TimeWritten

  25:         End If

  26:     End If

  27:     If not LowEvent.Exists(currlogfile) then

  28:         LowEvent.Add currlogfile, currlogrecord

  29:         LowEventDate.Add currlogfile,objItem.TimeWritten

  30:     else if currlogrecord < LowEvent.item(currlogfile) then

  31:             LowEvent.Item(currlogfile) = currlogrecord

  32:             LowEventDate.Item(currlogfile) = objItem.TimeWritten

  33:         End If

  34:     End If

  35: Next

  36:  

  37: For Each ELog in HighEvent.Keys

  38:     Wscript.Echo "EventLog: " & ELog

  39:     Wscript.Echo "     High Record: " & HighEvent.Item(ELog)

  40:     Wscript.Echo "     Low Record:  " & LowEvent.Item(ELog)

  41:     Wscript.Echo "     Newest Date: " & WMIDateStringToDate(HighEventDate.Item(ELog))

  42:     Wscript.Echo "     Oldest Date: " & WMIDateStringToDate(LowEventDate.Item(ELog))

  43:     Wscript.Echo "     Days:        " & DateDiff("d",WMIDateStringToDate(LowEventDate.Item(ELog)),WMIDateStringToDate(HighEventDate.Item(ELog)))

  44: Next

  45:  

  46: Function WMIDateStringToDate(dtmInstallDate)

  47:     WMIDateStringToDate = CDate(Mid(dtmInstallDate, 5, 2) & "/" & _

  48:         Mid(dtmInstallDate, 7, 2) & "/" & Left(dtmInstallDate, 4) _

  49:             & " " & Mid (dtmInstallDate, 9, 2) & ":" & _

  50:                 Mid(dtmInstallDate, 11, 2) & ":" & Mid(dtmInstallDate, _

  51:                     13, 2))

  52: End Function


 

This works both on my fairly new XP SP3 system, as well as a Windows 2003 SP2 system.  The draw back, is that because the script iterates through every event entry in the logs, it takes a while to come up with the answer.  It isn't the most efficient, and I welcome alternative ways of performing this tasks.  A plus is that it shows all event logs, not just the common Application, System and Security.



C:\>cscript EventLogRecNumbers.vbs
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.6
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1996-2001. All rights reserved.

EventLog: Application
High Record: 1232635
Low Record: 1210462
Newest Date: 12/19/2008 11:24:04 PM
Oldest Date: 12/11/2008 10:02:05 PM
Days: 8
EventLog: Directory Service
High Record: 8142
Low Record: 5336
Newest Date: 12/19/2008 1:51:13 PM
Oldest Date: 2/23/2007 3:15:56 AM
Days: 665
EventLog: DNS Server
High Record: 486
Low Record: 1
Newest Date: 11/10/2008 1:37:02 PM
Oldest Date: 1/18/2004 5:50:52 PM
Days: 1758
EventLog: File Replication Service
High Record: 334
Low Record: 1
Newest Date: 11/10/2008 1:37:41 PM
Oldest Date: 1/18/2004 5:30:46 PM
Days: 1758
EventLog: Security
High Record: 22647817
Low Record: 22455586
Newest Date: 12/19/2008 11:25:49 PM
Oldest Date: 11/27/2008 7:04:18 AM
Days: 22
EventLog: System
High Record: 203041
Low Record: 92196
Newest Date: 12/19/2008 11:23:49 PM
Oldest Date: 10/10/2006 5:28:22 AM
Days: 801


Robin Williams on the Election

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Guess I'm addicted to blogging

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Below you will find my schedule for Mon - Wed at DEC 2008.  The sessions I've decided to go on are in light turquoises.  If I haven't decided, there will be two white squares.

I am concentrating on the AD aspects of the conference and ignoring ILM and Federated Identity.

DEC2008Mon-Wed

There is also a Welcome reception on Sunday.

Event 6: Prime Time

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This one was fun.  Although, I knew what a Prime number is, I don't think I've ever learned methods to find them.  The method I used is fine for a small number, but really wouldn't scale.

Advanced Event 6 in the Microsoft Scripting Games 2008.

   1: '*********************************************************************

   2: ' Script Name: Event6.vbs

   3: '     Version: 1.0

   4: '      Author: Perry Harris (PHactotum)

   5: '     Updated: 8:45 AM Tuesday, February 26, 2008

   6: '     Purpose: Solves the 2008 winter Scripting Games Advance 

   7: '              Event 6: Prime Time

   8: '              

   9: '       Usage: cscript Event6.vbs

  10: '       Notes: 

  11: '    Keywords: 

  12: '  versioning: 1.0  Original release

  13: '*********************************************************************

  14: Option Explicit

  15: Dim StopPoint,StartPoint,i,j

  16: Dim Primes

  17: StopPoint = 200

  18: StartPoint = 2

  19: redim Primes(StopPoint + 1)

  20: For i = StartPoint to StopPoint

  21:     Primes(i) = True

  22: Next

  23: For i = StartPoint to StopPoint

  24:     If Primes(i) = True then

  25:         WScript.StdOut.WriteLine i

  26:     End If

  27:         for j = i to StopPoint

  28:             If i*j <=StopPoint then Primes (i*j) = False

  29:         Next

  30: Next

  31:  

  32:     


I'm not sure how well this one went.  I ran out of time and I'm not very good with regular expressions. Advanced Event 5 for the Microsoft Scripting Games 2008.

   1: '*********************************************************************

   2: ' Script Name: Event5.vbs

   3: '     Version: 1.0

   4: '      Author: Perry Harris (PHactotum)

   5: '     Updated: 10:45 AM Tuesday, February 26, 2008

   6: '     Purpose: Solves the 2008 winter Scripting Games Advance 

   7: '              Event 5: You Call That a Strong Password?

   8: '              

   9: '       Usage: cscript Event5.vbs

  10: '       Notes:

  11: '    Keywords: 

  12: '  versioning: 1.0  Original release

  13: '*********************************************************************

  14: 'Option Explicit

  15: Const ForReading = 1

  16: Dim strPassword

  17: Dim intPassScore

  18: Dim objRegEx

  19: Dim objFS, objFile

  20:  

  21: Set objRegEx = CreateObject("VBScript.RegExp")

  22: intPassScore = 13

  23:  

  24: if WScript.Arguments.Count < 1 then

  25:     WScript.StdOut.Write "Please enter your password to test: "

  26:     strPassword = WScript.StdIn.ReadLine

  27: else

  28:     strPassword = WScript.Arguments(0)

  29: end if

  30:  

  31: 'Open and read our WordList, we'll need this for some of the tests.

  32: Set objFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

  33: Set objFile = objFS.OpenTextFile("C:\Scripts\wordlist.txt", ForReading)

  34:  

  35: strAll = objFile.Readall

  36:  

  37: ' Test one: Make sure that the password is not an actual word.

  38:     objRegEx.Pattern = ucase(strPassword) & "\r\n"

  39:     Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(ucase(strAll))  

  40:     

  41:     If colMatches.Count > 0 Then

  42:         Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password is found in the dictionary"

  43:         intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

  44:     End If

  45:  

  46: ' Test two: Make sure that the password, minus the last letter, is not an actual word.

  47:     objRegEx.Pattern = ucase(left(strPassword,len(strPassword)-1)) & "\r?\n"

  48:     Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(ucase(strAll))  

  49:     

  50:     If colMatches.Count > 0 Then

  51:         Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password, minus the last letter, is found in the dictionary"

  52:         intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

  53:     End If

  54:  

  55: ' Test three: Make sure that the password, minus the first letter, is not an actual word.

  56:     objRegEx.Pattern = "\r\n" & ucase(right(strPassword,len(strPassword)-1)) & "\r\n"

  57:     Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(ucase(strAll))  

  58:  

  59:     If colMatches.Count > 0 Then

  60:         Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password, minus the first letter, is found in the dictionary"

  61:         intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

  62:     End If

  63:  

  64: ' Test four: Make sure that the password does not simply substitute 0 (zero) for the letter o (either an uppercase O or a lowercase o).

  65:     if instr(strPassword,"0") then

  66:         objRegEx.Pattern = ucase(replace(strPassword,0,"o")) & "\r\n"

  67:         Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(ucase(strAll))  

  68:     

  69:         If colMatches.Count > 0 Then

  70:             Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password is found in the dictionary after replacing zeros with ""o"""

  71:             intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

  72:         End If

  73:     end if

  74:  

  75: ' Test five: Make sure that the password does not simply substitute 1 (one) for the letter l (either an uppercase L or a lowercase l).

  76:     if instr(strPassword,"1") then

  77:         objRegEx.Pattern = ucase(replace(strPassword,1,"l")) & "\r\n"

  78:         Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(ucase(strAll))  

  79:         

  80:         If colMatches.Count > 0 Then

  81:             Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password is found in the dictionary after replacing ones with ""l"""

  82:             intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

  83:         End If

  84:     end if

  85:  

  86: ' Test six: Make sure that the password is at least 10 characters long but no more than 20 characters long. 

  87:     If Len(strPassword) < 10 then

  88:         Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password is two short"

  89:         intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

  90:     else if Len(strPassword) > 20 then

  91:             Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password is two short"

  92:             intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

  93:         end if

  94:     end if

  95:  

  96: ' Test seven: Make sure that the password includes at least one number (the digits 0 through 9).

  97:     objRegEx.Pattern = "\d"

  98:     Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(strPassword)  

  99:     

 100:     If colMatches.Count = 0 Then

 101:         Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password must contain at least one number (0-9)"

 102:         intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

 103:     End If

 104:  

 105: ' Test eight: Make sure that the password includes at least one uppercase letter.

 106:     objRegEx.Pattern = "[A-Z]"

 107:     Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(strPassword)  

 108:     

 109:     If colMatches.Count = 0 Then

 110:         Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password must contain at least one upper case letter"

 111:         intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

 112:     End If

 113:  

 114: ' Test nine: Make sure that the password includes at least one lowercase letter.

 115:     objRegEx.Pattern = "[a-z]"

 116:     Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(strPassword)  

 117:     

 118:     If colMatches.Count = 0 Then

 119:         Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password must contain at least one lower case letter"

 120:         intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

 121:     End If

 122: ' Test ten: Make sure that the password includes at least one symbol.

 123:     objRegEx.Pattern = "[^A-Za-z0-9]"

 124:     Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(strPassword)  

 125:     

 126:     If colMatches.Count = 0 Then

 127:         Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password must contain at least one symbol"

 128:         intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

 129:     End If

 130:  

 131: ' Test eleven: Make sure that the password does not include four (or more) lowercase letters in succession.

 132:     objRegEx.Pattern = "[a-z]{4,}"

 133:     Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(strPassword)  

 134:     

 135:     If colMatches.Count > 0 Then

 136:         Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password contains 4 or more lower case letters in succession"

 137:         intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

 138:     End If

 139:  

 140: ' Test twelve: Make sure that the password does not include four (or more) uppercase letters in succession.

 141:     objRegEx.Pattern = "[A-Z]{4,}"

 142:     Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(strPassword)  

 143:     

 144:     If colMatches.Count > 0 Then

 145:         Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password contains 4 or more upper case letters in succession"

 146:         intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

 147:     End If

 148:  

 149: ' Test thirteen: Make sure that the password does not include any duplicate characters.

 150:     objRegEx.Pattern = "(.)(.*\1)"

 151:     Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(strPassword)  

 152:     

 153:     If colMatches.Count > 0 Then

 154:         Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine "Password contains duplicate characters"

 155:         intPassScore = intPassScore - 1

 156:     End If

 157:  

 158: 'Final Score

 159: WScript.StdOut.WriteLine

 160: WScript.StdOut.Write "A password score of " & intPassScore

 161: Select case intPassScore

 162:     case 11,12,13

 163:         WScript.StdOut.WriteLine " indicates a strong password."

 164:     case 7,8,9,10

 165:         WScript.StdOut.WriteLine " indicates a moderately-strong password."

 166:     case else

 167:         WScript.StdOut.WriteLine " indicates a weak password."

 168: End select


Event 4: Image is Everything

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Here is my submission for the Advanced Event 4 in the Microsoft Scripting Games 2008.

   1: '*********************************************************************

   2: ' Script Name: Event4.vbs

   3: '     Version: 1.1

   4: '      Author: Perry Harris (PHactotum)

   5: '     Updated: 1:30 AM Friday, February 22, 2008

   6: '     Purpose: Solves the 2008 winter Scripting Games Advance Event 4: Image is Everything

   7: '              

   8: '       Usage: cscript Event4.vbs

   9: '       Notes:

  10: '    Keywords: 

  11: '  versioning: 1.0  Original release

  12: '              1.1  Modified to put lines in our calendar using + - and |

  13: '*********************************************************************

  14: Option Explicit

  15: Dim intYear, i, intMonth

  16: Dim strText

  17: Dim StartDate, EndDate, CurrDate

  18: Dim intLeft, intRight

  19: Dim a

  20:  

  21: 'Get the desired Month and Year for the Calendar

  22: WScript.StdOut.Write "Please enter Month/Year using numeric digits: "

  23: strText = WScript.StdIn.ReadLine

  24:  

  25: 'Assuming the user used a / as the separator

  26: a = split(strText,"/")

  27: intMonth = a(0)

  28: intYear = a(1)

  29:  

  30: 'Start our Calendar on the first day of the given month and year

  31: StartDate = DateSerial(intYear,intMonth,1)

  32: EndDate = DateSerial(Year(DateAdd("m",1,StartDate)),Month(DateAdd("m",1,StartDate)),1)

  33:  

  34: 'Write Top border

  35: WScript.StdOut.Write chr(43)

  36: WScript.StdOut.Write string(41,chr(45))

  37: WScript.StdOut.WriteLine chr(43)

  38:  

  39: 'Write out our Month and Year

  40: WScript.StdOut.Write chr(124)

  41: intLeft = (41 - Len(MonthName(intMonth) & " " & Year(StartDate))) /2

  42: intRight = 41 - Len(MonthName(intMonth) & " " & Year(StartDate)) - intLeft

  43: WScript.StdOut.Write space(intLeft)

  44: WScript.StdOut.Write MonthName(intMonth) & " " & Year(StartDate)

  45: WScript.StdOut.Write space(intRight)

  46: WScript.StdOut.WriteLine chr(124)

  47: WScript.StdOut.WriteLine chr(124) & space(41) & chr(124)

  48:  

  49: 'Yes, we could have used a function for these three lines seeing as we use them repeatedly

  50: WScript.StdOut.Write chr(43)

  51: WScript.StdOut.Write string(41,chr(45))

  52: WScript.StdOut.WriteLine chr(43)

  53:  

  54:  

  55: 'Write out our days of the week tab separated and in abbreviated form

  56: For i = 1 to 7

  57:     WScript.StdOut.Write chr(124) & space(1) & WeekDayName(i,True) & space(1)

  58: next

  59: WScript.StdOut.WriteLine chr(124)

  60: 'And again these three lines

  61: WScript.StdOut.Write chr(43)

  62: WScript.StdOut.Write string(41,chr(45))

  63: WScript.StdOut.WriteLine chr(43)

  64:  

  65:  

  66:  

  67: 'Pad the first week

  68: i = 0

  69: While i < Weekday(StartDate) - 1

  70:     WScript.StdOut.Write chr(124) & space(5)

  71:     i = i + 1

  72: wend

  73:  

  74: 'Print The Days

  75: CurrDate = StartDate

  76: While CurrDate < EndDate    

  77:     If Weekday(CurrDate) = 7 then 

  78:         WScript.StdOut.WriteLine Chr(124) & LeftPad(Day(CurrDate),4) & space(1) & chr(124)

  79:     else

  80:         WScript.StdOut.Write chr(124) & LeftPad(day(CurrDate),4) & space(1)

  81:     end if

  82:     CurrDate = DateAdd("d",1,CurrDate)

  83: Wend

  84:  

  85: 'Pad the last week

  86: If Weekday(CurrDate) > 1 then ' If we are at 1, we don't want to print a blank row

  87: While Weekday(CurrDate) < 7

  88:         WScript.StdOut.Write chr(124) & space(5)

  89:     CurrDate = DateAdd("d",1,CurrDate)

  90: wend

  91: WScript.StdOut.WriteLine chr(124) & space(5) & chr(124)

  92: end if

  93:  

  94: 'One more time

  95: WScript.StdOut.Write chr(43)

  96: WScript.StdOut.Write string(41,chr(45))

  97: WScript.StdOut.WriteLine chr(43)

  98:  

  99:  

 100:  

 101: 'This is used to right justify the dates under the three letter abbreviations for the days of the week.

 102: Function LeftPad(strText,intWidth)

 103:     LeftPad = Space(intWidth - Len(strText)) & strText

 104: end function


 

I spent a little extra time on this one.  I had a calendar that looked just like their example:



C:\scripts>cscript Event4-1.vbs
Please enter Month/Year using numeric digits: 2/2008
February 2008

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29
C:\scripts>


 

But I thought I'd like to take it up a notch.  I like calendars with grid lines:

C:\scripts>cscript Event4.vbs
Please enter Month/Year using numeric digits: 2/2008
+-----------------------------------------+
|              February 2008              |
|                                         |
+-----------------------------------------+
| Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat |
+-----------------------------------------+
|     |     |     |     |     |   1 |   2 |
|   3 |   4 |   5 |   6 |   7 |   8 |   9 |
|  10 |  11 |  12 |  13 |  14 |  15 |  16 |
|  17 |  18 |  19 |  20 |  21 |  22 |  23 |
|  24 |  25 |  26 |  27 |  28 |  29 |     |
+-----------------------------------------+

Event 3: Instant (Runoff) Winner

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Here is my submission for the Advanced Event 3 in the Microsoft Scripting Games 2008.

 

   1: '*********************************************************************

   2: ' Script Name: Event3.vbs

   3: '     Version: 1.0

   4: '      Author: Perry Harris (PHactotum)

   5: '     Updated: 9:49 PM Thursday, February 21, 2008

   6: '     Purpose: Solves the 2008 winter Scripting Games Advance Event 3: Instant (Runoff) Winner

   7: '              

   8: '       Usage: cscript Event3.vbs [phone number]

   9: '       Notes:

  10: '    Keywords: 

  11: '  versioning: 1.0    Original release

  12: '*********************************************************************

  13: Option Explicit

  14: Dim Politicians, Losers, Candidate

  15: Dim Done

  16: Dim objFS, objFile

  17: Dim strLine

  18: Dim aVote

  19: Dim i

  20: Dim LowestVote

  21: Dim LowestName

  22: Dim TotalVotes

  23:  

  24: Const ForReading = 1

  25: 'We'll be using two Dictionaries to keep track of our Politicians and our Losers.

  26: set Politicians=CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")

  27: set Losers=CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")

  28:  

  29: 'Open and read our Voting File

  30: Set objFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

  31: 'Just to be clear, We're not done yet

  32: Done = False

  33:  

  34: Do 

  35:     Politicians.RemoveAll

  36:     TotalVotes = 0

  37:     Set objFile = objFS.OpenTextFile("C:\Scripts\votes.txt", ForReading)

  38:     Do until objFile.AtEndOfStream

  39:         strLine = objFile.ReadLine

  40:         aVote = split(strLine,",")

  41:         i = 0

  42:         Do until not(Losers.Exists(aVote(i)))

  43:             i = i + 1

  44:         loop

  45:         

  46:         If Politicians.Exists(aVote(i)) then

  47:             Politicians.Item(aVote(i)) = Politicians.Item(aVote(i)) + 1

  48:         else

  49:             Politicians.Add aVote(i), 1

  50:         end if

  51:         TotalVotes = TotalVotes + 1

  52:     Loop

  53:     'Debugging statement

  54:     'WScript.StdOut.WriteLine "============================="

  55:     'We set LowestVote to 100%, or 1.00 so that as we find lower numbers we bubble down to the lowest result for possible extra passes.

  56:     LowestVote = 1

  57:     LowestName = "" 'Just to make sure it doesn't affect the outcome in future passes

  58:     For each Candidate in Politicians

  59:         'The following line was used for debugging purposes

  60:         'Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine Candidate & ": " & FormatPercent(Politicians.Item(Candidate)/TotalVotes,1)

  61:         If Politicians.Item(Candidate)/TotalVotes > 0.5 then

  62:             WScript.StdOut.WriteLine "The winner is " & Candidate & " with " & FormatPercent(Politicians.Item(Candidate)/TotalVotes,1) & " of the vote."

  63:             Done = True

  64:             Exit For

  65:         else if LowestVote > Politicians.Item(Candidate)/TotalVotes then

  66:             LowestName = Candidate

  67:             LowestVote = Politicians.Item(Candidate)/TotalVotes

  68:             end if

  69:         end if

  70:     next

  71:     Losers.Add LowestName,LowestVote 'Really don't need the vote but the Dictionary add method requires an item.

  72:     objFile.Close

  73: Loop Until Done


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