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I was too shy to do that.

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@DougWeller: Are you able to define in more detail:
  • (a) what your requirements are to replicate what you already do satisfactorily using ClipMate, and
  • (b) what extra features you might like to see/use in a new clipboard manager?

You might include things such as, for example:
  • Manually tagging/categorising specific clips.
  • Auto-tagging/categorising of clips, according to user-defined logical rules.
  • Managing image clips in collaboration with image viewers/editors.
  • Coupling text with images.
  • Combining text clips.
  • Manually manipulating/changing/checking text in clips.
  • Automatically changing text in clips.
  • Stripping formatting from text clips.
  • Keeping formatting/rich text
  • Sophisticated searching of clips.

Some clipboard managers are likely to be better than others at addressing some of these requirements, and whether a clipboard manager would be "good" for you personally would very much depend on your peculiar requirements - in the present and as they might be in the longer term (one's requirements are not necessarily fixed).

For example, after years of searching, I have still not yet found the "ideal" clipboard manager for me, though I have tried most of them and have settled for two that can meet 80% or more of my requirements. Some of the clipboard managers I have trialled have even enabled me to discover some "new" requirements, when I have learned what the possibilities were from trialling these clipboard tools. So my requirements are slowly developing/expanding and becoming more demanding of the technology.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Personal keylogger
« on: April 23, 2018, 10:26 PM »
^^ Oh, well done. I did wonder why you didn't use AHK, which can  monitor and log everything from the keyboard. However, I figured that because the output file would be a jumbled heap, it probably would not be able to meet your requirements.
Let's see how you get on with using it.

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I couldn't decide what to do with this.

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^^ You're going down a slippery slope with that line of questioning, @Shades.

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Nice graphic, but...
(found at <https://blog.ashampoo.com/en/2018-04-17/four-superior-windows-explorer-replacements>)

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Under the Windows OS, sometimes a process that has been killed/terminated in a non-graceful way (i.e., not a normal exit) will leave a residual component in the stack, that retains the original PID (Process ID) but has zero private bytes in RAM. If you try to kill/terminate such processes, the system responds with an error message. In the case of a killed Explorer.exe process which has entered this state, here is an example of such an error message:
Unable to terminate explorer.exe (PID 106484): An attempt was made to access an exiting process.

Below is an extract from a discussion thread from 2007 about this issue from someone wanting to know how to fully delete/clear such a residual process from the list of running processes:
(Copied below sans embedded hyperlinks/images.)
I closed an application, but the process remained in the list. I try to stop in from the task manager, but nothing happens. No error messages, process just stays in the list. I try to debug it, but the debugger says:
Unable to attach to the crashing process. The requested operation is not supported.
This happens with VS2008 and some other programs, sometimes.
How to terminate it?
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That's one of the reasons I switched to Linux. Though I experienced this problem under Win XP, it seems that it hasn't changet since then. – petersohn Apr 30 '10 at 7:07
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According to samba.2283325.n4.nabble.com/… there's exactly the same situation in Linux - processes waiting on the kernel are unkillable. This is one of the reasons I switched to Windows. – ta.speot.is Jun 12 '11 at 2:25
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Copied from: windows 7 - How can I kill an unkillable process? - Super User - <https://superuser.com/questions/136272/how-can-i-kill-an-unkillable-process>

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Living Room / Re: [Game] Answer & Ask
« on: April 21, 2018, 06:53 PM »
Do you believe Russia will become the global ruler as predicted by Baba Vanga?
No.
I can't seem to get a decent might's sleep some nights, whereas other nights might be OK. Would standing and hopping around on one leg all day improve the quality of my sleep?

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If a law of physics is broken, does it make a sound?
Yes, but it travels at the speed of light, so your ears can't hear it...

There is no answer to that Q because it postulates the impossible - i.e., that a law of physics can be broken in the first place.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Personal keylogger
« on: April 21, 2018, 06:35 PM »
@kalos:
OK! I installed FreeKeylogger and it seems now that Windows Defender doesn't quarantine it.
However, it has one MAJOR flaw: it doesn't allow you to seach for typed/clipboarded text across any date! You have to choose a specific date and search!

This must be very frustrating for you.

Your original requirement was:
  • Hello!
    I am looking for a program that will monitor and save all the text I am typing, along with date, window/app info, etc.
    Is there a simple solution?
    thanks!

As @mouser suggested earlier in this thread:
  • I find a clipboard tool (of course I use my own, CHS) an excellent emergency backup for such occasions.  All I have to do is Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C and I've got a copy of the text in its current version saved in case of a crash.
    I'm sure I'm not the only person who uses a clipboard tool for such purposes.

That is: using CHS and going Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C would suffice.

Using CHS would give you:
  • capture/retention of the block of text that you are working on;
  • along with date/time;
  • along with window/app info plus other metadata, where relevant (e.g., URL);
  • a simple solution.
- which would seem to meet your requirements. What's not to like about that - or have your requirements changed?

Did you trial CHS for the purpose?

If you had started to trial CHS for this purpose on 2017-11-05, then you could have been trying it out at your leisure for about 5+ months already by now, to establish whether it could work for 80% or more of your requirements and you with it, and you may well have discovered in that time that you actually did not really need the left-handed screwdriver that you thought you needed.

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It did its job too well, the MPAA had a Cease and Desist issued against him.
Yeah, I read about that. Still, the cat was out of the bag by then. Bother!

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Images pasted into onenote are half size
« on: April 19, 2018, 05:18 PM »
@absoblogginlutely: Been a bit tied up, but today got back on this problem.
Two relevant posts in a "dead" Google Group discussion.
  • The first one is worth trying to see if it makes any difference (I had mentioned it above, but thought it probably unnecessary. I may have been wrong.)
  • The second is still apparently alive (I haven't tried it, but Wayback would also have it anyway), but I don't know whether it could do the trick. Suggest you download the fix, check it for viruses, and, if it is OK, then run it.
au201...@gmail.com   
18/06/2015
Hey Todd!
I've had the exact same issue as you had and i found the cause of the problem.

The problem lies within your Microsoft Office Setup!
1. Open File->Office options->advanced
2. Locate the section "Cut, copy, paste"
3. Make sure all "cut, copy, paste" settings are set to (Keep source formatting)

After I did this One Note no longer f#ck#d up formatting ;)
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samueljos...@gmail.com   
04/01/2017
Hi Todd,

If you have continued to work with OneNote I have created a little addin that pastes rich-text into OneNote 2016 keeping the format:

https://github.com/S...uelOConnor/RichPaste
_____________________________________________________
Copied from: One Note 2007 Won't Keep Formatting in Paste - Google Groups - <https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/microsoft.public.onenote/tWkuY8OOqV4>

Let us know how you get on, please.

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Mini-Reviews by Members / BazQux Reader - Mini-Review
« on: April 19, 2018, 01:31 PM »
Originally posted:2018-04-20
Last updated2018-04-20

Basic Info
App Name  20_128x128_3E3C308F.png   BazQux Reader service
DescriptionA service - an online $PAID RSS feed-reader or "feed-aggregator".
Thumbs-Up Rating :Thmbsup:  :Thmbsup:  :Thmbsup:  :Thmbsup:  :Thmbsup:
App URLhttps://bazqux.com
App Version ReviewedThis is an online, browser-based service, and the version is always "latest".
Test System Specs
  • Win7-64
  • Win8/8.1-64 and Pro
  • Win10-64 and Pro
- variously using:
  • old (now defunct) Firefox browser,
  • latest Slimjet (Chrome-based) browser <-- superb with display control NoSquint Plus extension,
  • IE11 browser,
  • MS Edge browser.
  • Brave browser.
Supported OSesAny web browser.
Support MethodsHelp: is via https://bazqux.com/
Trial Version Available?30-day free trial.
Pricing SchemeThis is a commercial service with a 30-day free trial period and then $19 or $29 (pay-what-you-want) annual subscription fee.

Intro and Overview:
BazQux Reader is a very fast online Web-based feed-aggregator, capable of reading Atom and RSS feeds.
It shows comments to posts, able to retrieve full article text, have several view modes, search, can subscribe to Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Google+ pages and has sharing and bookmarking to popular services.

It is commercial service with a 30 days free trial and then $19 or $29 pay-what-you-want annual fee.
Copied from: BazQux Reader Alternatives and Similar Websites and Apps - AlternativeTo.net - <https://alternativeto.net/software/bazqux-reader/>
Someone was asking me how I arrived at using BazQux reader, and I thought it might be helpful/useful to post this review, as it could potentially save people a lot of time (if they were not already happily using a feed-reader).

Background to my use of BaxQux:
  • The former exemplar: Google Reader - Mini-Review

  • DC Forum: Go to the Search page for DC Forum: http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?action=search.
    Do a search there for: Google Reader BazQux
    The rearch results will will display lots of references, many from people who - like me - looking for an alternative to Google Reader (an RSS feed-reader/aggregator). That is, something that was at least as good as, or better. This followed Google's announcement that their excellent Google Reader was to be killed off.

  • References to BazQux: I always mention BazQux when noting interesting items I may have read, because many people won't know what it is, nor what they could be missing (how excellent it is as a research and information-gathering tool). I rarely browse web-pages per se now without first reading them in BazQux, and usually I don't need to browse them after reading them in BazQux - including comments on blogs and in user groups (and it's all Ad-free as well!). I think that last bit (Ad-free) might be why Google killed off their RSS Reader.

  • BazQux? For starters, see Re: Google Reader gone

There are also some useful discussions in the DC Forum that refer to Google Reader, and these two seem most relevant:

Why use a feed-reader?
  • If you don't want to have to spend time wading through the often confusing mass or clutter on a website in order to read the few bits of something that could be of interest, then the best you could do would probably be to subscribe to a thread/posts on the website, or to comments in a forum (e.g., including the DC Forum) without having to post something and requesting email notification of responses - as you normally would have to do. (This only applies to websites where you are already a member.)

  • To do this, you have to initially subscribe for yourself (providing an email address), rather than expect the website to do it for you. For example, I have been doing this for several forums and blog sites for years, including the DC Forum. The subscriptions come to one's email box.

  • However, many people do not seem to realise that they could avoid cluttering up their mailboxes and achieve the same ends (getting focused and selective reading of the items they want) by subscribing to the RSS feed for the forum/website, and getting all the posts/comments delivered via a feed-reader – as I do.

  • I currently use BazQux Reader, but there are others probably just as good, though none I have come across so far that meet my peculiar requirements

The reasons that I settled on BazQux Reader (in Slimjet) were mainly:
  • (a) Performance: BazQux emulates and surpasses the excellent Google Reader service that I used and that Google killed off (Curse you, Google!   >:(  ), and
  • (b) Ergonomics: I have a couple of peculiar eyesight problems and need to wear spectacles. To enhance/adjust the perceptual/visual and reading experience in  Slimjet, there is a Chrome browser extension that provides a simple and superb display control NoSquint Plus

Screenshot of the Google Reader UI.
Reading the comments from DC Forum.
This was via the old/defunct Firefox, using GR's "Compressed" setting and add-ons that control/filter the layout and colour of the GR display screen. (This results in some of the on-screen artefacts appearing as black or opaque objects, but that doesn't particularly interfere with the efficient reading process.)
One of the subject lines (about Cody) has been opened, displaying the contents of the comment.

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Screenshot of the BazQux Reader UI.
This is a similar view via Slimjet, using BazQux's "List View" setting (there are 5 view settings), and control over the layout and filtering is part of BazQux functionality. The colour of the display screen is controlled via the excellent NoSquint Plus Chrome extension. (This results in some of the on-screen artefacts appearing as black or opaque objects, but that doesn't particularly interfere with the efficient reading process.)
One of the subject lines has been opened, displaying a short snippet of the contents of the post.

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Description:
To get started, you can set up a 30-day trial account for BazQux.
Try it out for 30 days, and, if you like it, then pay what you decide to pay (see $above).
To sign on, you could use a Gmail account to sign on with, or alternative methods (e.g., valid IDs for social networking sites).
Then you can start to add/import to BazQux the websites or RSS feeds that you want it to deliver to you (these are your subscriptions). (I imported all of my old Google Reader feeds, and have added many more since.) If a website does not seem to have an RSS feed, then BazQux will make a decent attempt to feed the site from its URL, if it can. I have found that most sites can provide a feed this way, with few exceptions, and for the exceptions, you can often obtain a pseudo-RSS feed by searching the net for same (usually for free).

The comments on some websites, or the discussions on some forums could make for very cluttered BazQux pages, but, because it has very good good filtering tools, the user can declutter the bulk of the website subscriptions in BazQux, affording an near-ideal presentation according to one's preferences.

However, a few discussion forums do not seem to feed through in conformance with the same labelling standards that one finds in many/most other forums, thus making them currently difficult to access or filter in any useful fashion.
For these sites, I am still playing about with browser extensions that might be able to send the user information about changes to webpages that have been marked for monitoring.

Though it is a major timesaver for the time-conscious reader, from a website Admin's perspective, the probably bad thing about feed-readers could be that the user can read a lot of what they want on a website without actually going to the website itself – unless of course they want to read more about a certain post or comment thread, or make/post a comment. Thus, the website probably doesn’t get all the users' “flypaper clicks” to support advertising revenue - as they otherwise probably could if the user was obliged/forced to always have to wade through the confusing mass on the website.

It can usually be a tremendously useful timesaver – of your valuable time. Your reading material is served up to you on a plate in the Reader, grouped in whatever order you have chosen, for you to pick and choose by scanning headers/labels and then clicking on those items that you want to read more of.
We only have so much spare time or cognitive surplus, and I’d rather not waste any of either on wading through such clutter and trying to identify and then scan/read anything/everything that I might have found useful on a website. I rarely actually visit a website unless there is something I want to do whilst I am there – e.g., to read more of an article or related posts, to seek help or points of view for some debate or resolution of an issue, or to make a point, or to communicate something that might be of help/use to others (as in this post).

In the BazQux Reader GUI screenshot above, one of the subject lines has been opened, displaying a snippet of the contents of the post. More - sometimes the whole page - can be read in the viewer (press a small "Expand" button on the top right), or by going to the website itself. The DC forum is one of several websites that does not allow collection of more than "snippets". However, one can generally get enough from the headline items and the snippets in the BazQux interface so as to determine whether one might actually need to go and read that post on that page (most times, I don't), or whether it is informative or superficial - e.g., "click-bait" - which could be a potentially major time-saving factor.


Who the BazQux Reader is designed for:
Anyone who might wish to automate their reading input as far as possible, and minimise waste of time or cognitive surplus on material which is peripheral to their main needs.


The Good:
Does what is is designed to do, and very simply and effectively.
The layout of the UI (User Interface) is petty near perfect for me, and is stable (not subject to periodic changes).


The needs improvement section:
Nothing to add here.


Why I think you should use this product:
We are being inundated with information, but how much of it is really useful/informative/educational is debatable. The majority of it seems to be driven by commercial advertising and/or political propaganda (e.g., "fake news", "click Subscribe or Like to my YouTube video"). If you would like to optimise the use of your time/cognitive surplus, then automating your reading input via BazQux as far as possible would help you to focus on material which is more central to your core needs and avoid the clutter of subject material that might be peripheral to those needs.


How it compares to similar products:
There are various online and offline feed-readers, but your effective use of BazQux would tend to depend on your peculiar preferences and needs.
Some feed-readers and news-readers are browser-based online tools - e.g., as is BazQux - whereas others are client-based. I find that by using:
  • BazQux,
  • .mhtml page saves of webpages and
  • the Chrome extension OneTab,
- most of my news-reading and information-gathering needs can be met.


Conclusions:
BazQux is a very good online browser-based feed-reader.
You don't need to install anything on your PC (except for the browser and the NoSquint Plus extension, if wanted/needed).
The NoSquint Plus extension can probably help to overcome a majority of any eyesight or perceptual ergonomic constraints and thus make the Reader much more effective than might be possible otherwise.

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I started to have a discussion offline about OneNote, but I realised it might be worth recording it here, as it could be of interest to others. It's between me and someone I shall call "Frank":

On the subject of webpage copying:
  • I have searched the Internet for years to find something that makes a decent copy of web pages, for archive/library reference purposes.
    The best I had found was the Firefox add-on Scrapbook.
    More recently, I found Zotero.
    Nothing else seems to come close.
    They are both very good indeed.
    Then I discovered that they both use the same engine:WebPageDump <http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/user/pollak/webpagedump/>
    (Details partially copied below and with just the download file embedded hyperlinks.)

  • WizNote: Superb web page copying (and editable too), but I had the same qualms as you re Cloud-based and security, so do not use it. By the way, I did a review of WizNote on the DC Forum:
     WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum.

  • See also comments here: Re: flamory <http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=41879.msg392045#msg392045>

  • OneNote is not very good for webpage capture/viewing, but is good for partial webpage clips.

  • Wezinc could have been almost exactly what I was looking for as a PIM, though it's performance for webpage copying was unreliable - it would occasionally miss some parts of pages. It also did rather nifty relationship mind-maps. I was a Beta tester for Wezinc and was disappointed when the developer seemed to just shut down without notice. Maybe he was ill/died. If you wanted it, I have the last Beta version that he provided to me. It was never published on his website, so it'd not be in Wayback.

  • Zotero remains current and supported and thus arguably the "best" proprietary option left by default.

  • .mhtml copies of webpages is probably the most "open" and non-proprietary way to go at present, under the circumstances, so that is where I have gone. This has the advantage of providing webpage copies  that are self-contained single files that are  readable by various browsers and able to be indexed by WDS (Windows Desktop Search and GDS (Google Desktop Search) - the latter still being fully functional and best-in-class by default. Web pages saved by Scrapbook are also indexable by WDS/GDS, and are easily viewable if one goes to the index.html file for each Scrapbook page. This is of course a pain, but I have not yet figured out a way to batch convert the thousands of Scrapbooked web pages I have in my library (together with their nested lower levels and any embedded files).

On the subject of audio index/search + privacy/security concerns:
  • (Frank): I too remember my mind being blown when I discovered that ON had this ability [indexing of identified words in audio files]. However, I have refrained from using it because of the hurdles I mentioned AND my hope was that OCR and Audio indexing would become available in the opensource landscape. It has, but only as web services.
  • IainB response: If you are using ON on client-based notebooks, then the notebooks are processed in isolation on the client (i.e., not in the Cloud), by audio analysis and OCR capture software functionality in the client app., and, whilst it is processing, there is no chitchat or "phoning home" between client and Cloud, and (for paranoia belts and braces) ON can be easily blocked at the Firewall, anyway (I use Windows Firewall Control to manage this). Also, don't forget that Notebooks or individual pages within Notebooks can be locked/encrypted. (Woe betide you if you forget/lose the key.)

On the subject of automation of functionality (e.g., tagging, search) in the database:
  • (Frank) I still think that it would be possible to automate these things. Something like ultrarecall with indexing or an AI or machine learning back end. While tagging is very important, I want to spend less time processing the information I collect and more time digesting and doing interesting things with it.
  • IainB response: Automation of sophisticated tagging is possible and has been for years - just not in OneNote or any other of the current clutch pf PIMs (that I am aware of). The technology for this seems to be difficult to implement however, using conventional database design methods. The assumption implicit in what you write is that the database would need to be stored and processed within the microcosm of a self-contained proprietary database system. This would be a conventional approach.

  • My guess is that, in ON, the conventional approach of a single (probably relational) database would seem to have been superseded by default and by design, by Microsoft, presumably in the interests of simplicity and efficiency. The database is now comprised of the structured collection of OneNote's .one files/folders stored on the hard drive (or SSD), and the processing is being/can be done by a suite of ON client-based apps able to operate on those files. To a greater extent, that describes what ON is/does. To do this, ON would need to also be maintaining a local database of pointers to the location of the data held in these files - e.g., hyperlinking.

  • Thus, the entire database would consist of two major components (database stores):
    • the largest volume of data - the data itself (objects} - held in an integrated, structured collection of discrete .one files/folders, on disk,
    • a smaller volume of data  - indexes/pointers - held in a proprietary database of pointers to the locations of the data held in these files.

    This would seem to be redolent of the design patent for Lotus Agenda - US Patent US5115504 - Information management system which defined:
    Two DATA structures:
    • FILE .AGA:
        - CATEGORY OBJECTS
        - ITEM OBJECTS [NB: in Lotus Agenda, ITEM objects could be optionally saved externally to disk, as discrete text files).
        - GENEOLOGY OBJECTS
        - VIEW OBJECTS

    • FILE .AGB:
        - LINK STRUCTURES

  • The ON notebooks consist of discrete page files with a .one extension (suffix). This not only makes them accessible at the file level (e.g., for WDS/GDS indexing and search), but also means that updates to a Notebook only involve single pages (files), so file read/write access is greatly simplified and does not require updating a whole database. Similarly, in the case of online (cloud-based) Notebooks, file data traversal/transmission is required only for those small files as and when they are actually updated, so bandwidth is kept to a bare minimum, leading to speedy/efficient updates of Cloud-based files as and when they are edited/changed.

On the subject of Tagging:
  • Tagging in ON is pretty restrictive and manual/tedious, having to be done to information items individually or by groups within a page only. Microsoft probably could have implemented a much more useful and sophisticated form of automated tagging in the design, if they had wanted to, à la Lotus Agenda.

  • In Lotus Agenda, tagging was done through the use of a semi-hierarchical tree of CATEGORIES. These CATEGORIES were effectively what we might call "tags" today, and they had selectable properties - they could be treated variously as, for example, strict hierarchies in places where you wanted that (with normal Parent-Child inheritance properties), with mutually exclusive categories, or multiple/inclusive categories, and some special categories could have Condition/Action properties (e.g., trigger an alarm at a certain date/time), or be numerical strings, alpha strings, or alpha-meric strings. Tags could be manually assigned on an individual or mass group selective basis, or automatically and dynamically assigned/reassigned to ITEMS, depending on certain conditions of the set/changed data in any given ITEM.

  • This was incredibly flexible, but it had a steep learning curve, which might have explained why Lotus Agenda was reputedly not a great seller.

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EDIT 2018-04-18 0836hrs: Just updated the OP to better reflect and introduce what this discussion thread has developed into.

I was prompted to do this after someone - not a DCF member - telling me how they had stumbled upon this thread and how useful/informative they had found it.

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I saw in my BazQux feed-reader that this was mentioned on Gizmo, 29. March 2018:
A CCTV System For Your PC Screen
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Last updated by rob.schifreen on 29. March 2018 - 13:30

AutoscreenshotterYou know how it is. You have a vague memory of having seen a really neat toaster recommended on a web site a few days ago, but you thought nothing of it. And then today your toaster blows up and you need a new one, but you can't remember where you saw that recommendation.

Wouldn't it be handy if you could just wind back through a continual recording of your PC's screen activity in order to see the web page you were looking at?

If such a facility sounds useful, then check out a really neat application called Auto Screenshotter. You'll find it at <http://www.donationcoder.com/software/mouser/popular-apps/automatic-screenshotter> and it's a 4 MB download which works just fine under Windows 7 and above. The file is malware-free according to VirusTotal, and the download site is rated as reputable by Web of Trust.

Just install it, tell it where to save your screen shots and how often to take a picture, then just leave it to get on with the job. I'm actually using it on my main PC right now and it's been working flawlessly.

The program is free, although the developer asks for a donation which is optional. Full details are on the web site.

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I took a look at How the Paint Effects Tool works, but there was nothing about TweakMPE there that I could see.

Separate searches for TweakMPE were fruitless as they mostly took me to a lot of rubbish or Malwarebytes-blocked sites.

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Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:17 PM »
Just watched Quatermass and the Pit - <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2HSbfeXeBs>
It was a 1958/59 B&W BBC TV serialisation in 6 parts -stuck together end-to-end in this YouTube video (3hrs 27mins.).
The sound synchronisation goes off a bit in the last couple of parts, but not so as you'd fail to get the plot.
It's rather good SF and ties together science, fiction, archaeology, ghosts, devils, poltergeists, aliens, black magic, telekinesis, bad acting, over-acting, the works. The end culminates in the commencement of a rapidly-spreading contagious mass racial purging (killing) of all those people in London and beyond who don't think the same and who use irony in their jokes. Well, iron comes into it, at any rate.

I saw this years ago in an old colour movie remake: Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
 - but I think the old BBC series might have been a bit better!    :Thmbsup:

Well worth a watch:


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Post New Requests Here / Re: New Software Suggestion
« on: April 15, 2018, 11:22 AM »
Actually, a decent accounting package would keep tabs on this sort of thing - due dates for bills to be paid to/by named debtors and creditors - e.g., Microsoft Money Plus Sunset - Mini-Review
(Admittedly though, this could could be overkill for what is apparently required here.)

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I was working on an update to the mini-review of RarmaRadio (Rarma Radio (Raimersoft) - Mini-Review) today, and started playing about with it, trying to get it to play the Kiss Radio feed.
RarmaRadio couldn't make sens of any of the links, until I inserted the one (that streams a huge MP3 file) that @thehijacker came up with:<http://van1049.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/176/80909/v1/rogers.akacast.akamaistream.net/van1049>

I added Kiss Radio as a new radio station, giving just that URL as the feed, and copied/pasted in the logo and added a comment linking to this DCF post.
This is what the RarmaRadio Properties panel looked like after that:

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I then played it in RamaRadio: (it was just streaming the MP3 file (the station does not seem to be identified in any database of Canadian radio stations). There is no data in the stream to identify the station, or the tracks/artists currently being played.
This what RarmaRadio looked like whilst the streamed file was playing:

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At one point, the audio in the feed mentions "CKKS is Kiss Radio" so I searched that up and found an interesting Wikipedia entry about CKKS-FM at <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CKKS-FM>

I also found another link - this time to Kiss 91.7 <http://player.kiss917.com/?stationletterprefix=k>
Inspection of the HTML code of the webpage at that URL could turn up the feed to be added as a new radio station (Kiss 91.7) to RarmaRadio as well. I must say, both those feeds seem to play nice music streams, and I found the adverts interesting - because they are "foreign" (to me).

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@Stephen66515:
Back on the topic of the review though....I had NO idea this existed and shall now go download it because I have a crap load of math stuff to do for Uni and this looks damn perfect for it :O
-Stephen66515 (April 10, 2018, 02:22 AM)

If you do try it out, could you please leave some notes about your experiences with this calculator, for posterity, on this thread? (Thanks.)

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2018-04-10: Added:
  • A new section "Ancient books/manuscripts"
    - and reference to Bibliotheca Palatina and its digitisation of 3,000+ items.
- to the index table in the opening post.

(A good thing when there is less "squatting" on ancient knowledge-bases, by religio-political organisations/libraries.)

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I rather like some of the humour displayed in FalloutNV:

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@Stephen66515:
I'm confused....this (SMF forum) has nothing to do with the CMS (Joomla) - They are 2 entirely different applications and moving from the static website to Joomla wouldn't affect SMF 

EDIT: Hey, the rearranging of the images was a trivial and easy exercise in this new CMS!   
(Was a world of pain under the old CMS...)
Thanks, @mouser.

  There was no old CMS O_O
-Stephen66515 (April 09, 2018, 01:29 PM)

Ahh, thanks. Now that explains it. Because it had been so easy to make the changes in the OP in this thread, I had assumed that this amazing and unprecedented ease-of-use must have been brought about as a result of changes of which I had no idea about.
Sadlement, I realised later that it was a fluke - as I discovered later after trying to tidy up another mini-review that has lots of images, where I found myself back again in the familiar, clunky, constipated chronic world-of-pain with which one has become so accustomed to on this forum.

So, I take it back: No thanks to YOU, @mouser, you ratbag!    :down:  :down:  :down:

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Quite a good pun, under the (current) circumstances:

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