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Congrats Mouser, we love Screenshot Captor!

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I would recommend MyLifeOrganized, they just launched their new (long awaited) Android app which is really great. There is a learning curve with MLO but it's well worth the investment. Over the last 10 years, I've tried many task tools, the only one I always come back to is MLO.

Cheers,

Jerome

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Hi there,

If you feel like tweaking a bit yourself, I would definitely recommend the Chrome extension Stylish, you can do pretty much what you like on any website. You can start with an existing 'style' and customize it to your needs.

Stylish extension can be found here: https://chrome.googl...fgmeleoegfcffe?hl=en
Styles for youtube can be found here: https://userstyles.o...tyles/browse/youtube

Enjoy,

Cheers  /jerome

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Hi there,

Here is another tutorial on how to clean install Windows 10, I've not tested it yet, I'm just waiting for things to stabilize before upgrading

http://www.theverge....install-how-to-guide

Cheers,

Jerome

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Thanks mouser (and good positive thoughts to you after the loss of Saffron) and IainB for the suggestions.

I'm using Chrome as my main browser, I'll look if there is an alternative to the UpdateScanner FF plugin, the thing is that the websites I want to monitor contain fairly sensitive information and I'm not sure I'll trust an online service to store my passwords. Which makes Website Watcher (which I tried years ago) a good contender despite the price.
I'll go on with my search...

Cheers,

Jerome

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Hi DCers,

I'm looking for the best way to monitor a web page for changes (this is a website that requires me to login first).

Ideally, this app/script would:
  - send me an alert (email is fine).
  - crawl the page every x hours/minutes and send an alert every time the page is different from the previous state

Any suggestion?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers from Paris,

Jerome

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This is great Kahmal, thanks! I'm not a Growl for Windows user yet though but it made me aware of pushover which I didn't know before.

By the way, Growl for Windows seems to be stale (or even plain dead) from what I can see on the website, is this just me?

Cheers  /jerome

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General Software Discussion / Re: Organize files using virtual folders
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:41 AM »
Isn't that what the native Windows Libraries feature is for? Combined with saved custom searches (grouped by date/size/etc) should make for a fairly flexible solution.

Kind of... if they worked! Maybe it's just me but the saved searches are *crap*: some files seem to be missing, the searches do not refresh as I would expect... And Windows Search syntax definitely lacks some flexibility (for me).

I've been hoping for that kind of solution for a while, so curious what people find

What i want to do is avoid having to *manage* my files and folders like I have to.
In my email I have switched to a "big archive pot" and using search and virtual categorisation for finding things.

I'm trying to do the same, but it seems to be much easier to do with email than with files.

I even thought about developing something myself (using symbolic links) but I was wondering whether some better, ready-made, good options existed out there!

Cheers  /jerome

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General Software Discussion / Organize files using virtual folders
« on: September 21, 2012, 11:26 AM »
Hi DCers,

I'm looking for a different way to organize my files (on Win7). I think what I'm looking for is a concept of virtual folders... Let me explain :
I'd like to have specific (virtual) folders, for example, for all files modified or created in the last 7/30/60 days, whereas all the files are physically organized in a (physical) folders tree.
I'm maybe considering using some kind of tags that would allow me to present files in other virtual folders (e.g. by tag).

After a quick search I could find some interesting solutions like Tabbles, but I was wondering if anyone is using or has in some way tested similar solutions...

Thanks in advance folks!

Cheers  /jerome

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 :up: Thanks Curt, I'll keep you posted

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Hi DCers,

I know this is not a software question, but since DC is the community I trust the most, I'm asking anyway...

I'm thinking about building my main PC at home, I want it to be a high-end type of machine that could also be used as a storage space for the household.

I'm looking for good sources of inspiration about a potential machine. I'm a great fan of ArsTechnica building guides for this purpose but their guides get updated once or twice a year now. And I'd also like advice from reliable sources (not individual preferences).
To give an idea, I'm considering an IvyBridge based system, 16Gb RAM (so I can run a couple of VMs on it), a dual-SSD (Raid0) for the system and probably a Raid6 area of 4 x 2Tb disks for storage.

Any pointer to reliable sources of inspiration will be warmly welcome!

Cheers  /jerome

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Folks,

There's still something on my mind when I think about backing-up online: security and longevity...

What I mean by longevity is what would happen to my data if, for some unforeseen reason, the company stop its activity.

Any thoughts on this?

CrashPlan really seems a good alternative to my current system (Superflexible + AmazonS3).

Cheers  /jerome

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Hi mouser et al.,

I'm jumping in a bit late on this thread... I've been using SuperFlexibleSynchronizer to backup all my files on local USB drives and also online using AmazonS3 for years, I'm a bit paranoid and I used SuperFlexible encryption (zip-based AES 256 bits) for local and online backups.
I'm also using Dropbox and SugarSync as simple, non-secure file sharing systems between my devices (pc, mac, phones, ipad). I'm also using SpiderOak file sync feature to sync a 2Gb-TrueCrypt container of my personal files between my work pc and my main home pc.

Cheers  /jerome

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Hi from Paris (France), keep up the good job guys!
I would tell it's almost (well... eh... not really but very close) a pleasure to give some money to you guys and keep this site as my fav place for information about software and also a *very* nice place just to hang out.

"Merci beaucoup" as we use to say on this side of the globe  :Thmbsup:

Cheers  /jerome

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General Software Discussion / Re: Software to share To-Do lists?
« on: February 22, 2011, 12:37 PM »
Hi superboyak,

I understand you may have given up already, but I will definitely recommend TodoList mentioned earlier on this thread... I've used it to share a common todo-list between several co-workers and it just works and offers some more advanced features if you need them.

Cheers  /jerome

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N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Pledge: Windows Productivity App
« on: August 05, 2010, 09:44 AM »
Great news  :up:... Thanks in advance!

Keep us posted.

Cheers  /jerome

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Thanks urlwolf, I might give it a try as a notetaker... I like the vendor/os independence!

Cheers  /jerome

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Hi urlwolf and others,

I'm looking at clever ways of using lyx as an outliner/notetaker, hints are more than welcome.

Cheers  /jerome

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@urlwolf

Actually, false alarm. LyX is plenty fast even on large outlines. It was some problem with qt on linux and the nvidia drivers. So I still highly recommend LyX. Sorry.

Hey urlwolf, can you please describe a bit more how you use lyx as an outliner? Do you use a specific class?
Thanks!

Cheers  /jerome

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General Software Discussion / Specs for new pc?
« on: June 06, 2010, 03:54 PM »
Hi fellow dc-ers,

I'm looking to build a pc for my kids (email, web surfing and some gaming). I'm looking for some ideas in terms of cpu, motherboard, case, disk, memory... possibly tested configurations. The excellent guys at ArsTechnica used to have hardware guides with several configurations (budget box, hotrod and god box) but they've not been updated for quite some time (Oct 2009), any other good trusted source?
Thanks in advance.

Cheers  /jerome

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General Software Discussion / Re: What to use to back up 1:1 ?
« on: May 18, 2010, 04:30 PM »
+1 for SuperFlexible!

I've been using it for years for synchronisation between several PCs, backup to external drive and backup to AmazonS3 (using AES 256 bits encryption) and I'm still discovering new customisation options!

Cheers  /jerome

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Hi there,

You might want to have a look at this list by Scott Hanselman:
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/LightItUpListOfApplicationsThatUseNewWindows7Features.aspx

Some tools have already been mentioned here (Gmail notifier) but there are some good finds as well.

Cheers  /jerome

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I've been using MyLifeOrganized for a few years and I like it, even though I'm not using some of its more advanced features.
You can pretty much do whatever you like and it syncs with my smartphone (which was a requirement for me).

cheers  /jerome

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I also tried Chrome when it was announced, as suggested by a friend of mine I read the end user license agreement... scary to say the least.
My view on this is that google has forgotten its original motto "don't be evil", they just launch a browser to get more data about what people are doing on the web and use that to improve their engines and above all to improve the monetization of their work through ads.
If you have the smallest concern about your privacy, don't use Chrome... Use firefox or even IE (given the scrutiny MS gets, you're probably safe)
By the way, you should also try alternative search engine, I must admit I don't use google a lot these days (try ask.com, exalead.com or even bing.com, their results are as good as, if not better than google). I hate monopolies and to me, google is probably one of the most perverse of all monopolies.

Jerome

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Thanks for the suggestion. I eventually ended up writing my own command line version of it (quick'n'dirty way but works like a charm).

Cheers  /jerome

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