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Living Room / Re: Unable to Terminate Domain Registration
« on: October 02, 2017, 10:09 AM »
There is no mechanism to terminate a registration for most (all?) TLDs given they are for fixed periods. With UK domains we can 'detag' a domain to put it out of reach of any one registrar without the registrant contacting the registry, but it still exists until it expires, and .. iirc .. we'd have to delete the nameservers first to actually render the domain non-functional. I can't really remember as I've only ever had to detag one domain once (a knuckledragger of a customer who was confused about what they had bought and was angry about it and then making threats to "come over and sort [us] out").

Any registrar offering a cancellation option is probably doing so to quell complaints from angry people who don't understand and "just want it gone" from their account, and they just remove it from the customer's control panel account, but it still exists.

Likely when you do this, they redirect the domain to traffic monetisation platforms to get a few fractions of a cent per pageload serving ads.

There's a lot of questionable activity by registrars who change the nameservers of 'expired' (but not yet 'in redemption') domains to similar traffic monetisation systems the moment (or very shortly after) they expire - or perhaps because you 'disabled' the domain in their panel somehow -  this is probably what has happened to this one?

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday Deals 2015
« on: November 27, 2015, 12:56 PM »
Bvckup 2 - great lightweight backup-by-synchronisation (supports file-diff style backups) 20%/10% off with code BF2015 - TODAY ONLY (27/11/2015) (whoops, this was already posted!)

A bit off topic, perhaps - for the more creative of you:
Envato creative bundle - $39 for a whole heap ("$676 worth") of creative resources, icons, photoshop actions, etc
100 non-expiring Depositphotos stock photo credits via AppSumo for $39 - http://www.appsumo.c...photos-black-friday/ - TODAY ONLY (27/11/2015)
(Depositphoto's own deal is credits 20% off, subscription plans 30% off - promo CS6842346 (I actually have no idea if this is specific to just me, so let me know if you try it) - until 30/11/2015)

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Awesome! Thanks, enjoyable way to burn some time :)

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Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Personal Software Process Time Logger
« on: November 13, 2006, 01:25 PM »
TaskLog looks ideal for my growing contract work... but I wish "Pause" didnt have to be defined as a task; it should ideally be a seperate consideration in its own right and should ideally be configurable not to display reminders for "Pause" to ask if you are still working on it.. Though I guess you could just unload tasklog while you're not actively working.

It's maybe a bit beyond the scope of coding snacks but it would be nice to be able to set time-quotas for tasks over a given time period (say 10 hours per calendar month, rotated on the nth day of the month) and have the app show time spent/remaining on tasks over the past $time_period (day/week/month/year).. This would probably need tasks to be uniquely identified internally in some way instead of just being a list of strings...

Being able to maintain a per-task "scratchpad" would also be very cool.

Appreciate the work you've put in Skrommel, I use some of your other bits and pieces :Thmbsup:

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