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Living Room / Canadian adventures
« on: May 18, 2018, 01:04 PM »
Nothing interesting but a lesson in life perhaps. Would expect a lot more from Canada and any so called first world country.

Living in a big city suburb, Toronto suburb, definitely not rural. Phone service is down on several streets for 5 days and counting. Internet (DSL) is sporadic at best. Somehow internet, presumably because it uses 1 pair of wires not 2 is not 100% affected even though the phone company rep cites the issue as 'water soaked cable, trying to find location of the soaked cable'  :huh: Makes very little sense and the downtime length is down right ridiculous.

Living Room / Re: Basic banking issues
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:06 AM »
You should be searching and exploring these sites, figure out which are too basic or not


Living Room / Re: FreewareHome closing down
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:54 AM »

A good source for reviews and info

N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Mug showoff
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:58 PM »
2007 NANY ....A PBS Masterpiece Mystery

Mini-Reviews by Members / Mini review: The Journal
« on: May 13, 2018, 09:29 AM »
The Journal to keep a diary, to write, to create reminders

App NameThe Journal
App Version Reviewed7.0.0.1099
Test System SpecsWin 10 1803
Supported OSesWindows 10/8/7/Vista/XP
Support MethodsEmail recommended
Upgrade Policy$29.95 to upgrade from v.6 and older
Trial Version Available?45-Day full version
Pricing Scheme$64.95 US, a few paid add-ons such as a Devotional Edition and Writers Edition which include presets for keeping a journal of prayers and aid you in writing respectively
Relationship btwn. Reviewer and Product No relationship, won a copy on the April 2018 giveaway here on DonationCoder

The Journal is most of all a record keeper, a diary or journal with added benefits of supporting reminders, images, to do lists and free form "doodles".


Who is this app designed for:

Many would benefit since this overlaps a personal information manager with writing tools.

The Good

The tree style categories that support both a calendar or daily journal format or writing kept in a "loose leaf" format which as its name suggest is like a white page.
The possibility to display a day calendar to a page adds flexibility in creating reminders and remembering any writing by date.
There is big emphasis on securing the database including entry encryption, password protection, lock up on minimize. Plus 'extended security' to lock the program after X failed logins.
Plenty of formatting options and support for icons, tables, timers and stop watch.
Word counts, spell check and thesaurus included.
Global or filtered (date, title, category, image description based) search add more usefulness. Search queries can be saved.
Bookmark entries, move between entries based on set dates (eg 1 year ago)
Built in back and restore option, auto save as you type.

Why I think you should use this product

The product seems stable enough to keep records and makes it easy to save your database in any location including cloud drives to share across devices as its license allows this.

The extended trial period makes it very easy to decide if price is worth it and it fits into a user's workflow. It is a well rounded information manager.

Wait.. Stephen is making sense? When did that start?

That and he doesn't even own a phone?  :P

Which software did you receive?  Just curious.  I have to start writing my reviews, so don't feel bad  :-[

The Journal.

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Alias: WolframAlpha Search
« on: May 01, 2018, 12:11 PM »
2+3 becomes 2%2b3 is what I think he is saying.

 :Thmbsup: but yes as wraith said was not about need

If the writing idea is implemented I think I can participate. Which reminds me to write a mini review of the software I won in the giveaway, hopefully by weekend  :-[

Other than hosting and site costs the priority should be the coders. I would increase the coders amount, that includes yourself of course. They create 'loyalty' to the site and concept of DC.

General Software Discussion / Re: GodMode - Windows 10 Tip
« on: April 14, 2018, 11:46 AM »
How to enable CodyMode?

Unlike my home setting experience disk space is more expensive than bandwidth and other things in the hosting world. Of course hard drives used on servers are not the same as those for personal use but over my time I have shopped for hosting countless times and one can get the best processors, bandwidth but suddenly over 100GB disk space (or 500GB for example for dedicated servers) the price climbs rapidly. I suspect hosting all software, images, videos here on DC servers is itself requiring more cash. Several examples I have come across are in hosting forum sites. The 'not expensive' processor and RAM options can easily handle the number of connections and users who are simultaneously viewing the site and demanding resources...but as the forum accumulates GBs of posts and content the costs rise faster than one might think.

If you truly like the software you won, it would be nice if you posted a little mini-review about it, as a way of saying thank you to the company that donated it for us to give away.

Good idea, will after a few days of using it.

Thanks mouser, wraith808, Cranioscopical and the software companies  :up:

Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder 2018 Fundraiser
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:32 PM »
 8) good job everyone

 Thanks mouser and everybody :up: :up:

Starting, be back in a few days  :P

Seriously though, thanks, will read with interest  :up:

Living Room / Re: Looking for smartphone
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:39 PM »
Tapping on the wifi name in question and tapping on 'forget network' should do that

Adventures of Baby Cody / Re: Where is Baby Cody
« on: March 10, 2018, 04:16 PM »
US postal service is way faster than Canada Post  :o

Official Announcements / Re: Big News: New DonationCoder Server
« on: February 23, 2018, 03:36 PM »
Mouser Tails


Amazon best sellers list Spring 2018

Living Room / Re: Why doesn't DC make its own browser?
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:08 AM »
The biggest issue with open source small team (or not even small) projects is the need to keep up with issues. There is no way any one should use just any even if it 'works well'. Not to get off track but even in major linux repositories very old browser versions last months, even something like old insecure Putty version for example.
Browsers are very much a case of surrendering to the big guys, unfortunate but reality.

In before someone posts that Mac did it first  :P

Official Announcements / Re: Big News: New DonationCoder Server
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:00 AM »
Another yes

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: February 04, 2018, 10:25 AM »
Windows Switch (to Linux)  :P

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