Toying around I needed to query XML from VBScript and parse it out for only the elements I needed. So I wrote a VBScript and figured I would share it. Many posts out there just load a file rather than a URL, this script will do both and I simplified it a bit.
Archive for February, 2009
Well you really can’t find out where someone lives exactly, only the phone company can tell you that and that information is confidential. However you can find which town someone lives in using the NPA/NXX database. The North America Numbering Plan was first introduced in 1947 and adopted by AT&T in 1951. The NANP was made to simplify and speed up long distance calls or calls that needed to leave the Central Office they originated from. That is where ‘Mabel’ would get on and you would ask to connect to Bayside-0213, Bayside was the central office or ‘229’ b=2 a=2 y=9 or you could ask for 229-0123. The letters on the phone are there for a reason and that was when the NANP came into existence.
I was currently working on a VBScript to pull some information from a web page. So decided to build a function for it, so that it can be reused over and over again in other scripts. It uses the XMLHTTP library to query a URL and return the elements, I just ask for the responsetext and return it.
Microsoft Search should not be feared, it is now an optional install from Microsoft Update Services. It is integrates into Office 2007 for email search capability. However one problem is it changes the default search of Windows Explorer to Desktop Search. So it has pissed off a lot of people and made them uninstall it. There is hope and a way to switch it back.