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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: January 21, 2018, 09:43 PM »
@Stephen, is this an Italian lesson :P
ah, okay, it does get going eventually

Haha yeah, it takes a min to get going  ;D

Two minutes, actually.  :D

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: January 21, 2018, 08:21 PM »
And see if this doesn't give you chills:
[ Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me ]
yes, that hit the spot :up:

Stupidly catchy
@Stephen, is this an Italian lesson :P
ah, okay, it does get going eventually

Haha yeah, it takes a min to get going  ;D

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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:29 PM »


Stupidly catchy

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Official Announcements / Re: New DonationCoder, New Ideas
« on: January 21, 2018, 11:14 AM »
It might be an idea for as many of us as possible to write a "pool" of articles (that wouldn't really matter if they were released a few weeks later), submit them, and they would get posted in an order that makes sense - that way we might be able to have a backlog of maybe 2 weeks worth of articles/reviews and such so if somebody suddenly cannot commit, we have backups. 

I know I personally wouldn't be able to commit to a specific day (gotta love uni life eh) but I could likely dedicate the occasional random day to writing a couple up, and adding them to the pool.

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Official Announcements / Re: New DonationCoder, New Ideas
« on: January 20, 2018, 11:13 PM »
"... be nice if we could revive the old idea of DC "columnists" who would each write...".
Monthly would even be welcome.
I really need to check in more often.
Started in 2007.
My loss.
-terribleterryc (January 20, 2018, 08:34 PM)

Well it's nice to see you back now!  We will soon have plenty of new content to give you an excuse to keep coming back!

Make sure you sign-up to our Newsletter so you can be reminded we exist if you forget :D

~Stephen

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I know it wasn't reported here, but we just finished fixing all the date/versions that were wrong on a lot of mousers software.  The downloads themselves were not affected by this in any way, but some of his software pages reported that they were last updated in 2015, which was clearly wrong lol (My fault...we created those pages quite a long time ago and didn't think to check the info before the launch lol).  All fixed now though :)

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand it's fixed  :D

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Congrats mouser and everyone, looking good!

One bug I found: clicking the "DonationCoder.com" image header on the top left of forum pages gives a 404

Good find - mouser is on the case now :D

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Do we have a new favicon? In my memory it was more blueish, but now it's more green/yellowish. I think I (still) like it :)



The ssl 'lock' on my Firefox is 'complaining' that some parts of the site aren't secure, like images (browser UI talks Dutch to me, so I'm sort of translating on the fly), some configuration issue? I seem to remember that after the last server move there was something similar, and mouser fixed it pretty quick, AFAIR.

Yeah, the favicon is new :D

As for the SSL, it's a known issue - it's on the list of important things to fix :)

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No bugs found so far, but even on the old, slow laptop I'm on now, the site is blazingly fast. Wow! :Thmbsup:

Yeah, the new server and member server are both REALLY nice spec! Should make the whole experience (and downloads, etc) a LOT faster even when there are a huge amount of people online :D

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Official Announcements / Re: Big News: New DonationCoder Server
« on: January 16, 2018, 01:43 PM »
:D

If you find any issues, please post them here: http://www.donationc....msg416235#msg416235

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Please report any bugs, issues, missing pages, spelling mistakes etc etc in this thread so we can keep track and go fix :)

Also...what do you all think of the new site? :D

~Stephen

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Living Room / Re: Did you know DoCo has a Facebook Page? You do now!
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:20 PM »
It's 5 in the morning so...that's far too in-depth for this hour...but I really think that at any hour...none of that is required when you consider the following:

- People use Facebook...
    - Facebook is a simple platform to get content to the masses
        - It's 2018...Social Media is king

In terms of what we post -

- Automatic feed from the DC blog (automated stuff doesn't get read much)
- Memes...they get attention and reactions
- Random tech/science news (reactions, comments and shares)

More shares = more fans = more reactions = more visibility = more fans = well...you get the idea...

The more followers we get on the Facebook page, the more direct content we can show to people...It really doesn't need such in-depth analysis.

The ONLY analysis things like this need is:

Do people use Facebook? (Yes)
Does Facebook increase your exposure? (Yes)
Can it be effective? (Yes)
Is it Easy? (Yes)

If all = Yes...do it.

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Living Room / Re: Did you know DoCo has a Facebook Page? You do now!
« on: January 14, 2018, 08:17 PM »
Well, in terms of bringing in new blood, it can do the world of good.  We can share our content to the masses and put it in front of them in the main place that most people visit.

Being able to get onto peoples Facebook walls (We have to understand that in 2018, a HUGE amount of people visit websites because they saw something cool on a FB Page) is a huge part of marketing. We don't pay for ads to be run on/for DC so we don't really have any "reach" other than the occasional techy website reviewing us. 

For a website to thrive, rather than just survive, you have to always look at ways to get more people onto your site, and interacting with it.  Perhaps some of the facebook page fans will never visit the website, but if they are sharing the posts we make on there, then the chance of one of their friends seeing it and visiting us/signing up/donating greatly increases.

My one and only aim with this is to give DC another platform from which to share content from and generate more interest.

On a side note:  It might also mean we get new blood on the forum, because as of recently it has mainly been the same 10 or so people posting...and although yes it is keeping the posts flowing...more people = more content = more fun!

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Living Room / Re: Did you know DoCo has a Facebook Page? You do now!
« on: January 14, 2018, 07:38 PM »
131 new "Likes" today!

DC FB.png


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Living Room / Re: Did you know DoCo has a Facebook Page? You do now!
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:37 PM »
Figured a new post was more fun than a necro-post :P

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Living Room / Did you know DoCo has a Facebook Page? You do now!
« on: January 14, 2018, 12:23 AM »
Come like us and keep up to date with everything going on at DC!

https://www.facebook.com/DonationCoder/

All the blog posts are there as well as a plethora of other cool stuff!

If you are thinking about liking us on there, but haven't made the final decision yet...then remember:

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Official Announcements / Re: Big News: New DonationCoder Server
« on: January 13, 2018, 07:36 PM »
http://www.donationc....msg416173#msg416173

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

I can confirm he isn't lying...it REALLY is going live tomorrow!!!!!!!!!

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 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

I can confirm he isn't lying...it REALLY is going live tomorrow!!!!!!!!!

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:45 PM »
The most I care about a mug design is: "Can I fit a large amount of coffee in this?"....that's where my care ends... ;D

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Developer's Corner / Re: CodePlex is shutting down.
« on: January 08, 2018, 02:38 PM »
Yeah it's odd that it wasn't posted here - perhaps one of us mentioned it on IRC or something last year.

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Developer's Corner / CodePlex is shutting down.
« on: January 08, 2018, 12:15 PM »
So...somehow I missed this news (It was actually announced last March), but CodePlex is shutting down!

https://blogs.msdn.m...tting-down-codeplex/

Almost 11 years after we created CodePlex, it’s time to say goodbye.  We launched CodePlex in 2006 because we, like others in the industry, saw a need for a great place to share software.  Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of amazing options come and go but at this point, GitHub is the de facto place for open source sharing and most open source projects have migrated there.

We migrated too.  As many of you know, Microsoft has invested in Visual Studio Team Services as our “One Engineering System” for proprietary projects, and we’ve exposed many of our key open source projects on GitHub (Visual Studio Code, TypeScript, .NET, the Cognitive Toolkit, and more).  In fact, our GitHub organization now has more than 16,000 open source contributors – more than any other organization – and we’re proud to partner closely with GitHub to promote open source.

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https://meltdownattack.com/

Meltdown and Spectre
Bugs in modern computers leak passwords and sensitive data.


Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs. This might include your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, your personal photos, emails, instant messages and even business-critical documents.

Meltdown and Spectre work on personal computers, mobile devices, and in the cloud. Depending on the cloud provider's infrastructure, it might be possible to steal data from other customers.


Link also contains technical papers on both Meltdown and Spectre

~Stephen

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Official Announcements / Re: Big News: New DonationCoder Server
« on: January 01, 2018, 06:00 PM »
Mouser was super excited to have finally made the decision on which hosting company to go for XD

happy mouser.png

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