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Nice find. At $2 I'm sure there a at least a couple of things making it worth it ;)

Getting 4-5 MB/s at the moment.

General Software Discussion / Re: Notetaking software
« on: December 03, 2017, 12:04 PM »
I like RightNote, it just wasn't the ... ahem.. right note for me. Own a license and I used it for a while, but I just prefer how I can write notes anywhere on OneNotes pages and also the syncing abilities with my Android phone and certain notebooks for work purposes. It just works.

General Software Discussion / Re: Notetaking software
« on: December 01, 2017, 12:54 AM »
OneNote for pretty much everything. For the rest I use a notebook and a pen :Thmbsup:

edit: Scrivener for a few things, but mostly for writing longer articles.

you could set rules up so that if you copied something from a specific program a specific rule would get run on the text automatically?
No such feature exists in CHS.
That would actually be a very useful feature... consider it a request ;)

N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« on: November 03, 2017, 02:58 PM »
The deadline from the first post has passed, but is there another ... "unofficial" deadline?

My favourite office suite will come in a shiny new 2018 version, and there's a beta available!

A few quotes from http://www.softmaker...maker-office-windows

Direct exchange of documents with Microsoft Office

Skip the annoying import and export: SoftMaker Office 2018 uses the Microsoft formats DOCX, XLSX and PPTX as its default file formats. This lets you edit your documents in Microsoft Office directly and without conversion.

With SoftMaker Office 2018, you can switch at any time between modern ribbons and the classic user interface with menus.

Upgrade fees: Standard - only €/US$ 69.95
Upgrade: only €/US$ 49.95

Pro (includes dictionaries and "Administration with more than 270 group-policy objects" - only €/US$ 99.95
Upgrade: only €/US$ 59.95

Non-Windows Software / Re: Google Play Store Android updates not new
« on: October 18, 2017, 01:34 PM »
Have you by any chance installed apps manually, as in downloaded the .apk? I've had this happen when I've updated apps by downloading the latest directly from the authors (mainly on xda forums).

Living Room / KRACK - WPA2 Vulnerability Exposed
« on: October 16, 2017, 01:45 PM »
This subject is beyond me, but I was a little surprised to see that there wasn't a thread on this already...

Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows attackers within range of vulnerable device or access point to intercept passwords, e-mails, and other data presumed to be encrypted, and in some cases, to inject ransomware or other malicious content into a website a client is visiting.

Some more on this:

In layman's terms, to an end user, what are the potential harm that can be done, according to the wise world of DC'ers?

Edit: To answer this myself, straight from the source:

We discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted.   This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to inject ransomware or other malware into websites.

The weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard itself, and not in individual products or implementations. Therefore, any correct implementation of WPA2 is likely affected. To prevent the attack, users must update affected products as soon as security updates become available. Note that if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. During our initial research, we discovered ourselves that Android, Linux, Apple, Windows, OpenBSD, MediaTek, Linksys, and others, are all affected by some variant of the attacks. For more information about specific products, consult the database of CERT/CC, or contact your vendor.

The research behind the attack will be presented at the Computer and Communications Security (CCS) conference, and at the Black Hat Europe conference. Our detailed research paper can already be downloaded.

Do you use ATS currently? Impressions? Looks interesting, although I'm unsure if I actually need the extra features compared to Windows Task Scheduler...

Living Room / Re: USB HDD enclosure or what?
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:53 AM »
Worked like a charm! And to my surprise the drive still works. I backed it up and can take a nostalgic look at my 2004 computer. Apparently I had gathered quite the collection of digital mess already...

Thanks again!

Now it's time to dig up a few other lost drives...

Living Room / Re: USB HDD enclosure or what?
« on: October 08, 2017, 01:38 PM »
I took another look at the drive, and it's IDE, so looks like I need a dock with that capability. Sharkoon does seem like the way to go. Now I just hope the drive isn't completely dead... Come to think of it, I've got an old WD MyBook that doesn't start, so I might be able to get the drive out from that as well.

Thanks for the suggestions, I knew I could count on the good old DonationCoder forum!

edit: I ordered the Sharkoon DriveLink Combo USB 3.0 - https://www.sharkoon...m/product/1686/13760 Not as elegant as the dock solutions, but this was cheaper and it's something that'll probably stay in a drawer and be called upon only when needed.

Living Room / Re: USB HDD enclosure or what?
« on: October 08, 2017, 11:53 AM »
Excellent, thanks! Exactly what I need.

Living Room / USB HDD enclosure or what?
« on: October 08, 2017, 11:12 AM »
Hi. Time to call on the wisdom of DC again... I've got an old hard drive laying around and have never got around to doing anything with it, but figure it's about time. There's most likely nothing of interest on it, except to please my curiousity, if the HDD even works. I only recently picked it out of the computer it came with. But what I'd like some help figuring out, is how to access it? Preferably something cheap, something like a simple USB HDD enclosure that I can put the old HDD in and plug into my laptop. Would love some suggestions for an enclosure or what I'd need to have a chance of seeing what this ancient piece of computing contains (it was made in 2000 if I remember correctly, and I probably used it until about 2005).

Thanks, people!

And again today:

I've used Total Commander since it was Windows Commander 3.14 I think, and can't see myself switching fulltime, but thought this was such a good deal that I figured it's another valuable tool to keep in my software arsenal. Impressed, so far!

I'm re-trialling nYNAB and although it's not perfect and I think it's too expensive, I do like it. I appreciate that I can alter my budget in the mobile app and on any PC. I tried Financier - - which is a good alternative, but the (single) developer is open about not wanting to put much work into new features and basically just maintain it. That would be fine with me if it had scheduled transactions and a mobile app, which it doesn't.

I think I'll start paying for the subscription once my trial runs out. Budgeting for the subscription shouldn't be too difficult, after all ;)

Living Room / Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« on: December 08, 2016, 01:28 AM »
Best wishes, Josh!

N.A.N.Y. 2017 / Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« on: November 22, 2016, 02:18 PM »
 ;D Promising title!

Drawplus X8 is only £20 / $25 and there's a discount coupon you can use for 25% off: DPSURPRISE

I'm actually tempted by it, even if I've bought Affinity Designer, exactly for the AutoTrace feature (I'll just convince myself that I'm paying for a plugin, I suppose). A bit reluctant though, as I only had problems with the last version of DrawPlus I owned, think it was X5, maybe X6. It crashed all the time, and was pretty much unusable (for me, YMMV). The software was very nice, when it came to features, GUI, etc. but the crashes, not so much  :-\

There's of course also Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, so there might be an even better deal coming up, for all I know.

From the Serif website:
Serif legacy products

Our legacy, or 'Plus' range of software is no longer being developed as we focus entirely on our new Affinity range of professional graphic design software. However licenses for WebPlus, PagePlus, PhotoPlus and DrawPlus are still available to purchase here if you wish.
They're selling these for £20 /$25 a piece.

I successfully downloaded free (latest) full versions of MoviePlus X6, WebPlus X8 and PagePlus X9 by using email address I used to purchase PagePlus X8. You'll need to pay for DrawPlus X8 and PhotoPlus X8, however.

Full version Affinity Designer 1.5 for Windows was released two days ago!

Opening offer of £30 / $40 / €40 until 24th November. Official price at £40 / $50 / €50 after that. Very decent price!

Living Room / Re: Guide to Living with Introverts
« on: August 22, 2016, 08:21 AM »
So... how about the weather, huh? <-- Me making small talk :-[

Nice guide, btw!  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: Goodbye to my father
« on: May 26, 2016, 02:07 AM »
My condolences, mouser. I'm sorry for your loss, he really sounds like a great father and a great person.

Ok, so now it works... I rebooted my computer and that fixed it. My guess is that Dropbox probably caught the PrtScr key, and waited for me to use it, and then when I declined, PrtScr was left on it's own (in lack of better words).

Anyway, nothing to see here  :-\

I'm having a problem getting PrtScr working with Screenshot Captor. Needed to capture an active window, but Alt+PrtScr didn't do anything except asking if I wanted Dropbox to save the screenshot, which I declined. Alt+PrtScr does work, but Screenshot Captor doesn't interfere with Windows 10's default behaviour. Is this possible? Or do I need to use AutoHotkey or something to catch Windows' hotkey and pass it on to SC? Apparently I haven't used SC for this since installing Win10...

... and extended for another day.

I got the free Standard edition, but if I like it, it seems like the Pro version is a regular at BDJ, so should be able to get it discounted later.

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