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.. Tomos can you send me (or post) your css fixes?
that was a photoshop job

Taking Ath's list:

>brown accent color?
this presumably the same colour used for member-names -- it does look much more vibrant though due to the adjacent white.
I think a thinner band on the left would be better.

>larger font?
slightly smaller font, as before, is my preference too

>large cursive quoted name/date-time?
I like the cursive,
but I'd prefer this text to be smaller than the body text (within the quote).

>enormous upside-down-quote added?
I think definitely too big -- if font size is going to be requced, this will have to be reduced anyways -- but I'd reduce it even more.

In my browser the quote is serif font, the rest is sans-serif -- this also emphasizes the quote over the other text. To me, the quote is of importance, but of lesser importance than the text of the response -- that's why I think it should have less emphasis all round.

Below an edited sample:
  • quote body text smaller
  • quote 'title' even smaller
  • brown band on left thinner
  • one quote has a (much smaller) quote mark; the other has none

Screenshot - 2017-11-21 , 13_56_58-psd.png

Living Room / Re: Chess?
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:14 AM »
"Jerry from Chess Network" is still "only" a "national master" aka rating about 2300. That's a whole order higher than a 2000 player - the ratings are *exponential*, not "linear*!
I didnt know that, makes a big difference.

Here's a short video with a game I could stand to look art twice, featuring that Bishop to e6 move. I forgot my exact opinion when I spent a week studying this opening in medium depth but I think I chose not to use it.

(IM John Bartholomew on the black side of a Panov Bitvinnik Caro Kann)

that was really good -- very enjoyable :up:

I reckon we have different interests here, in this thread, in our approach to videos -- that one from Bartholemew overlapped for me:
you (I think) are looking for instructional videos, I'm looking for entertainment. That, to me, was both. Advanced, pleasing, a good 'explainer', so a good teacher.

Going back to the YT channels you criticise -- I'll only mention agadmator here, because I hardly look at the other any more. He loves chess, he steeps himself in chess, new and old. He tells a good story, he explains well (I think) what's happening. Also looks at historic games, which as you say, (summarizing from memory), would be weak today. But so what! I could compare it to snooker: I love watching a good game of snooker. You go back to the 80's, the pockets were bigger, the standard of play a lot lower than today -- there's still classic games and matches from that time that are well worth watching imo.

You repeat the thing about them getting their info elsewhere: I've already said before it makes no difference to me where they get their info from, (and note btw that agadmator very often does check the moves via engine). If I'm starting to sound a bit defensive here, I think that partly goes back to the above (different interests / approaches). I watch to be entertained. Not to learn. (But I have learned a lot along the way -- which wouldnt be difficult given my standard :D). But also goes to you admitting you haven't watched much (or any?) of his channel, and still being critical. Note that I *completely* get the point that someone at that level would not be good enough to comment off the cuff about a game. So not as live commentators. But as someone who tells a story, and explains a game -- certainly, for my level (zero or so :p) at any rate. For your level, it's natural you would have different interests, and standards.

Not sure what you meant by the accent thing (are they 'cool' or something?)
Oddly, for me, Bartholomew's accent is a lot more foreign, because I have so little exposure to American accents (in media or IRL). But the accent, and moreso the voice, are important -- to me anyways -- if I'm going to be listening to someone, I'll want it to be pleasant (for want of a better word), or at least not grating.

Hope you understand my slant a bit better now!

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: November 18, 2017, 01:02 PM »
quotes got a bit messed up there wraith, but point still clear.

We'll have to agree to disagree.  He's not sending because of the value is a very salient rebuttal to the he's not sending because of some other reason.
A misunderstanding there: the quote tags got mixed up in your post.
like you I don't like things to be misqouted, nor taken out of context.
Was also saying that I nevertheless found his previous post convincing.

Now to read what Ren has to say about it all :-)

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Softmaker Shop 40% 0ff
« on: November 18, 2017, 04:14 AM »
One big benefit of the new version is that it's much more Microsoft friendly, regarding file types.

You mean in that it now uses MS Office file types by default?

@disenchanted, I haven't upgraded, but will at some stage. The advantage to me is continued support and improvement. They have implemented a few requests, and made a few bug-fixes over the years for me (via forum).

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:58 AM »
^ quotes got a bit messed up there wraith, but point still clear.

Out-of-context quotes aside, what you write Deozaan, sounds very convincing to me.

Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Error DB65 means...
« on: November 16, 2017, 01:47 PM »
Format and reinstall always helps  ;D

I think it's actually my second harddrive, which not so bad, except I'm realising there's some stuff not backed up. The usual sh story...

Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Error DB65 means...
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:12 PM »
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=38388.0 May be helpful or not  :-\

there's a handful of threads related, but I didnt find any clear indication of the error meaning (could be that there isnt a clear meaning, as I'm finding out about a lot of windows errors :-/ )

Clipboard Help+Spell / Error DB65 means...
« on: November 16, 2017, 11:14 AM »
hi mouser, this not the fault of CHS but may help me find the fault: I'm having major problems including BSOD's. Possibly hardware related. Possibly HDD related.

I'm wondering could the following CHS error give me a clue -- it appeared after a reboot after a BSOD.
Error DB65: DBISAM Engine Error # 9732 A value must be provided for the field 'Index' in 'Cliptable'

  • is 'Error DB65' to do with CHS trying to write to the system temp folder?
  • or could it be ...\My Documents\DonationCoder\Clipboard Help+Spell\Database\Temp
  • or is it trying to write to the location of the database?
  • or the backup location?

(they are on various partitions)
TIA for any tips,

General Software Discussion / Re: New faster Firefox browser released
« on: November 16, 2017, 07:43 AM »
And there's no decent session manager addon yet.

this seems mainly due to a Firefox bug:
if you restore via a session manager extension, it cannot load a tab 'inactively' -- all tabs restored will be fully loaded.

Oddly, it *can* do this natively: i.e. if I use the options to restore tabs on restart, they are *not* all loaded -- they are only actively loaded when I click on them.

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: pCloud
« on: November 16, 2017, 07:13 AM »
if you want to give me a free GB and score a free GB for yourself by referral link.

went for this: got 12GB (havent installed yet)

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:16 AM »
Rare 17th-century map of Australia resurfaces after 350 years

there doesnt seem to be any decent images of it available yet, but here a video with more detail:

source: http://www.abc.net.a...-restoration/7421516

noticed a dllhost.exe constantly opening and closing, which made me raise an eyebrow. I looked at it's command-line and it's to C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe /Processid:{AB8902B4-09CA-4BB6-B78D-A8F59079A8D5}.

A possible solution (see also the previous post at this link)

(I'm struggling with similar problems at the moment, think it might be hardware here though.)

General Software Discussion / Re: New faster Firefox browser released
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:38 AM »
Could imagine sticking with it.

Some odd things:
  • I'm unable to get it to start with 'Windows & tabs from last time' (option is greyed out). And there's no decent session manager addon yet.
  • History not working here -- is blank (can be changed in options >Privacy)
  • Unfocused tabs are transparent here (Windows 7 w. a transparent theme) so unreadable with dark desktop behind

EDIT// #1 is available when #2 option is changed.

General Software Discussion / Re: New faster Firefox browser released
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:01 AM »
Who has tried it and has some thoughts?

Freshly installed -- most of my addons no longer work (FWIW I haven't used Firefox much in the last while).
It is being *very* responsive -- with just two active extensions anyways :-)

The big test for me is video -- Firefox has been a disaster for years in terms of watching video -- fullscreen especially.
That seems to be resolved now.
Might say more later..

With SyncBackPro, you'd have to check if excluding sub-folders is an option. (In Syncovery I can select what subfolders to in/ex-clude.)

Re the memory usage:
in this day and age, memory usage at that level (~30mb) doesnt seem significant (to me at any rate).

I may be completely wrong, but you give the impression that you dont have an effective backup strategy, re local backup at any rate. If you have files of any importance that you modify, it's worth considering and looking at the monitoring possibilities of your backup software.

I have SyncBackPro, the installation-file is close to 27MB and it typically is something to run as a separate session, backing up your entire system.

from the Syncback comparison page, for the pro version:
Real time Backup/Sync when files/folders change

I presume they would have a 'move' option -- I just checked and Syncovery does do this:
I use it for monitoring important files/folders, but for backup with versioning. FWIW: currently using 11mb in the tray, cant say I ever been bothered by it doing its job.

Use a backup programme that can monitor the folder & move the files. I use Syncovery for backup (not able to check right now, but 99.9% sure it can do that).

Living Room / Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« on: November 11, 2017, 04:55 PM »
How much do you need to backup mouser?

I'm currently backing up about 8GB with Spideroak.
No synching.
I can check my upload speeds if you want and let you know, but cant say I've ever noticed a problem with it.

I use notation for this and/or notepad++.  Notepad++ saves what you write as you write it and persists it between settings, though not in a file; there are plugins to make it more normal auto-save to a file.  Notation is the better option and the one I use more.

will try Notation, thanks wraith

What looks better for the sidebar of "Latest Forum Posts" (generated from rss) that are shown on some of the new dc cms pages?

style #2 jumps out more:
I miss pirate Cody though ;-)

The shortcut Ctrl+R works as a universal hotkey to restore scratchpad.exe -- not only that,
it seems to close whatever scratchpad file you have open, and bring the initial scratchpad.exe dialogue/window to the front ("Which scratchpad would you like to load?")
I have the same issue as Tomos. Is there a config file or registry setting that can be tweaked to change hotkey combinations? When I try to reply to emails, I instead get a new Scratchpad prompt. And another dollar in the swear jar.  :mad:

looking (again) for a scratch notetaker:
any chance of the above being fixed @camerb?

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: November 10, 2017, 04:49 AM »


In a nutshell: The Bitcoin "Core" developers refuse to increase the blocksize limit from 1MB to anything larger even though people and developers and businesses have been clamoring for an increase for years. So the blocks are at full capacity. Which means if you want your transaction included in the blockchain, you need to compete with others for the limited space in each block. The only way to incentivize a miner to include your transaction over others is by paying higher fees than others. But everyone else is also trying to pay higher fees than everyone else so they can get their transaction included, so the fees just go higher and higher. Meanwhile more and more transactions are being added to the backlog. So if you intentionally try to get away with paying a low fee, you could be waiting days for your transaction to clear (the backlog tends to catch up over the weekend). And even if you pay what your software deems a decent fee, but for some reason fees skyrocket due to sudden increased demand (making miners consider your fee to be a comparatively "low" fee), then you could be waiting days for your transaction to clear anyway.

I remember now, thanks... so, that never got resolved.
Odd that it's still going up in price -- IIUC it's now totally useless for it's original intentions, currency etc.

is now worth about $22.50), he has finally taken an interest in crypto, and asked me how to access the funds I gave him. But it would cost ~$5 in transaction fees for him to do anything with it so I've told him not to bother.

one question - does that fee go up exponentially -- if someone wants to transfer more bitcoin, will it cost proportionally more?

General Software Discussion / Re: Anyone familiar with Excel?
« on: November 09, 2017, 01:37 PM »
will p.m. Excel file to you as it seems it can't be uploaded here.

you can zip it, or changing the extension might work. (You cant send files per forum PM)

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:45 PM »
That's about $5 to send a transaction at current prices. And if you have a bunch of small amounts in different addresses, which is the recommended way to do it for privacy, transactions can easily be over 1,000 bytes (or over $20 in fees to send a transaction). And if you try to pay a lower fee, you could be waiting days before your transaction finally goes through, if it ever does.

it's ironic that it's so user-un-friendly, considering the opposite was the intention.
Was that covered here in this thread -- how that changed (I think it was, but I'm being a lazy beggar here - I mostly work on memory first, then search, but tonight I'm leaving out the search part...)

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