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Duct tape your mobile to your head so you don't need earphones.

I think it would make more sense to duct tape the earphones in your ear.  That way you don't have to worry about carrying them.

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:02 PM »
Hm, though LogFusion looks like a fine log viewer, I'm afraid it doesn't handle the json-like format that is currently output by ProcessWatcher. We'll have to wait for mouser to choose another format before LogFusion is useful in this context.

Haven't tried it with JSON, but as what's there is only json-like, was waiting until he decided what that format might be in order to test.  Just showing as a suggestion for what I use for log files in general.

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 12, 2018, 08:38 AM »
Another GUI tool/task would be for filtering/searching the log-data, and that could even be the same tool, AFAICS.

This is what I use for that on my logs:

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:40 AM »
I think making those options would be a good thing, i.e. where to store, how often to take snapshots, and max size of file.  Also, I think that using a standard type log for this would make it useful, i.e. csv or tab-separated so that the data could be processed easily.  I like where it's  going though.

A CIA agent, an FBI agent, and a KGB agent walk into the woods...


With Keybase, I see lots about chat and teams, not a way to upload HTML files to have an accessible page.  Am I missing something?

This link explains the basic concepts pretty well, and don't get scared off simply because it shows some command-line stuff. The process is very doable with simple drag and drop in your explorer.

After you install the Keybase app, you will get what appears to be a "network drive" on your computer. Just store the HTML pages on that drive and you will be able to access them from anywhere on the internet. Use the public folder for things that anybody can see. Use the private folder for things that only you can see.

It's a lot easier than many make it out to be, and I find it very useful.

Living Room / Re: Working on a DCTCG and found this resource
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:52 AM »
Well, I'm impressed with both of you.  I'm done after 1 mile. 



 ;D :o :huh:

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 06, 2018, 10:33 PM »
Sounds interesting just from the name.  Sometimes I just need to watch processes to see if they spike in CPU usage.  So I'll be watching this entry with interest!

BitCoin is notoriously inefficient to "mine" and this is by design.

And this is understood.  But if the cost to mine in terms of planetary resources puts more strain on the rest of the planet, doesn't that have to be considered?  Especially if it's by design?

Energy cost of 'mining' bitcoin more than twice that of copper or gold (via The Guardian)

Article based on the following research: Quantification of energy and carbon costs for mining cryptocurrencies (note: URL so long because of entitlements- if you remove part of the URL, you will only get a preview)

One dollar’s worth of bitcoin takes about 17 megajoules of energy to mine, according to researchers from the Oak Ridge Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, compared with four, five and seven megajoules for copper, gold and platinum.


I've been sort of on the fence in regards to this whole cryptocurrency movement, and haven't gotten involved out of mostly impetus to do so.  I've thought that the other arguments against it were spurious, however.  But this...  I don't see how you come back from this if true.  I didn't look deeply into the methodology behind the findings, however.

Any thoughts?

Living Room / Re: Smart Tech people do some really stupid things
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:30 PM »
I was waiting for you to chime in Stoic.  Not disappointed  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: Working on a DCTCG and found this resource
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:28 PM »
definitely :)  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: Working on a DCTCG and found this resource
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:27 AM »
Oh, you never know. I mean, for all we know, "abudction" might be a word in Esperanto or Klingon (say) that meant "to have gone back in time", or something, and it might have been spelled correctly, though whether it would be the correct word to use in that sentence would be quite another matter.    :o
That might hold water if it were not spelled correctly two other times in the same context.  :-\

Living Room / Re: Working on a DCTCG and found this resource
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:09 PM »
That card has "abduction" spelled incorrectly, twice.

Do you mean because it's capitalized? :)

No. It was spelled something like "abudction" in two places. :Thmbsup:

I noticed it also :)

Living Room / Smart Tech people do some really stupid things
« on: November 04, 2018, 01:05 PM »
I saw this article today on Medium:

How I used a simple Google query to mine passwords from dozens of public Trello boards

A few days ago on 25th April, while researching, I found that a lot of individuals and companies are putting their sensitive information on their public Trello boards. Information like unfixed bugs and security vulnerabilities, the credentials of their social media accounts, email accounts, server and admin dashboards — you name it, is available on their public Trello Boards which are being indexed by all the search engines and anyone can easily find them.

With a simple google query, you can find this same info.  And this was a few days ago, and it still exists today.

Code: Text [Select]
  1. inurl: AND AND intext:password

in a simple google query turns up username and passwords for some company gmail accounts.

I was flabbergasted when I saw that they still exist!  There were other queries in there too for all sorts of simple information- stored in publicly accessible Trello boards.  The even worse thing about this, is that this article was written on May 9.

We know about the stupid things that people do.  Using password for their password or abcdef or 12345.  But this kind of stuff... I would still think that people at tech companies would take this into account.

I guess I was wrong.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Drag Drop renamer
« on: November 03, 2018, 11:01 AM »
A major question is this: Can you use an existing external commandline tool to do the renaming? So that the job of this app is mainly to queue up and invoke commandline calls to the renamer?
With each tile just specifying a different commandline to run?

If we go this route, I can create the command line tool to take the commands for renaming, if desired.

So *that* explains it.  I was having problems connecting to the site for a while, and didn't know what had caused it.

Living Room / Re: Working on a DCTCG and found this resource
« on: November 02, 2018, 01:10 PM »
From my experience, it was only in the first iterations of most serious CCGs where rares gave you an insurmountable advantage.  There are still rares, but they are rare for different reasons rather than mechanical reasons.  Money grabs tend to do them as pay2wins, but others not as much.

Yeah... I get that now.  Hopefully, this is better for you.  There are some idiosyncracies to it also though, so be forewarned.  That's the reason I use something else instead, no matter how cool it is.

I think most of the downsides are described on that page, though it's missing that if something saves its place in a certain way (haven't been able to narrow it down), then when you try to open it on the alternate screen, it will instead open on the original screen.

Technically, yes...but was vague to the point that it felt like my Mrs was telling me I'd done SOMETHING wrong...but not WHAT I'd done.  

That's one of the reasons that I hate using external dependencies.  It can be a bugger to tunnel down to find out where the dependency is missing.


Issue has been resolved - turned out Chromium wanted some DLLs I didn't bundle, and wouldn't cause an issue for anybody who happened to have them (other stuff may have installed them for people) - I will be bundling those DLLs with AudioMarker from now on so we won't run into this again!

* Stephen66515 dances

Congrats!  ;D  So the error message was right!  :Thmbsup:

Virtual desktops seem not to provide new 'canvases' on which to work and organize your projects.  Virtual desktops appear to be mostly for separating open windows and running programs.

Unless I missed something.

If anyone knows of a program that provides new clear desktops or folders, on which one can carefully place icons, etc., and re-establish as desired, please let me know.

As said before, strikes me as absurd that such doesn't already exist.


This does exactly what you want.  And it's free.

General Software Discussion / Re: Rename Open File in Windows
« on: October 31, 2018, 09:44 PM »
A preview aint a view?  ;D

No.  It's just a preview of the cover of it.

Best approach for now regarding the objective of providing more 'desktop-like' working space in which to carefully arrange icons, etc., is to create additional desktops.

Windows directly allows this.  Google for instructions to change desktop folder.

In order to change desktops one has to log-off and back on.  New desktop will then be in effect.

After one finishes working on new desktop, one can use the same procedure to go back to original desktop.

DesktopOK works with whatever the current desktop is.  So just save icon positioning within each as wanted.

Skwire, another one done.

You don't even have to do that.  If you're going to go to that extreme, see Lintalist's answer above.  Virtual desktops would do it for you without having to log off.

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