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Living Room / Re: What will be your next computer?
« on: July 12, 2012, 05:36 AM »
An 11" Ivy Bridge Ultrabook for me, which I would use mainly whilst traveling with my wife. In the past I've used 7" and 9" Asus Eee netbooks, but the keyboard is a pain to use. After upgrading my DLSR recently I discovered that the Eee is now just too slow for handling the now-larger images. This is important as I take over 10,000 photos each trip.

My concern now is being able to get one before our next trip, as they (Asus UX21A) are not currently available in Australia. I briefly flirted with the idea of getting the corresponding Macbook Air, but the thought of having to master a substantial learning curve at short notice made me abandon that idea.

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That's pretty much exactly what I wanted. There's an extra click when turning back on, but it gets the job done.

Many thanks!

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Finished Programs / SOLVED: Suspend and resume network activity
« on: June 15, 2012, 12:36 AM »
I'd like a tool that can live in the system notification area which when clicked toggles suspending/resuming network activity.

As you know, the installers for many programs do all sorts of things behind the scenes, including phoning home and possibly more nefarious things. What I want is a quick way to suspend network activity prior to initiating an install, and then resuming activity on completion.

I'm aware that some firewalls have or had options to do this, but I mainly only use the Windows' firewall.

I'd need this for Win XP and Win 7 machines.

My trawl of the Internet didn't turn up anything, but perhaps some of you know of such a tool? Or can create one?

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Post New Requests Here / Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« on: September 13, 2010, 03:14 AM »
Tried v1.1 butit still exhibits the same behaviour of not selecting the filename. I have reloaded XP SP3 since my previous post.

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Great idea, and I'd love this utility to work for me, but its operation at present is inconsistent.

First, it seems to depend on which camera an image came from. Second, it won't find the GPS data in an original image, but it will find it in a resized version of the same image. Third, when it does find the GPS data and displays it in Google maps, the location is incorrect, getting the sign of the longitude wrong.

Here are some images taken in Carcassone France that illustrate this problem.

Can't find GPS data for this original image.
The resized version of the same image goes to incorrect Google Maps location - West instead of East longitude. Camera is Nikon D80.

It does find the GPS data for this original image, but shows the location as West instead of East. Camera is Panasonic DMC-FX30.

I'm using GeoLocate version 1.0.0.16, downloaded today.


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General Software Discussion / Re: Dealing with HUGE text files?
« on: September 28, 2009, 12:54 AM »
You could also try command line less which will instantly open and read files of any size without loading them into memory.

You can get it here.

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General Software Discussion / Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« on: August 22, 2009, 01:09 AM »
Contro, I've talked a lot about these programs here.  Currently, my program of choice is Direct Folders.  See my review:
http://aram.dcmember...ware/direct-folders/

NOD32 says there is malware in the download

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http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/

I think MaxView 2.2 is also still freeware.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: simple timer
« on: October 09, 2008, 09:11 AM »
You could also try EggTimer from http://www.elegantpie.com/. It remembers the last time interval.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« on: October 09, 2008, 08:17 AM »
When I run it, the cursor is at the end of the filename before the extension, but the filename is not selected. Is this the intended behavior?

I also have Explorer2 but use it infrequently so this could be really useful if it selected the filename.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Best password manager?
« on: December 09, 2007, 02:08 AM »
Used Whisper for many years but switched to KeePass earlier this year and like it. The availability of a conversion tool for my several hundred passwords was a key factor in the choice. I did briefly try Roboform in between, but I must be a klutz because I could not get it to work the way it should. Anyway, sounding a little like sour grapes, I'm somewhat wary of apps that automatically fill in login info, even if it is done securely. I don't find the extra effort of opening KeePass and doing Ctrl-B, Ctrl-C for the login and password a chore.

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Coding Snacks / Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« on: November 22, 2007, 08:16 PM »
You could also try DeskSweeper  http://www.no-nonsen...e.com/download.shtml

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