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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: RightNote version 3.0.0 released on: January 27, 2014, 02:29:19 PM
You see, Pierre Paul has got sw that for any mention of his prog, wherever that might be, he's informed of it, and pronto! Neville should have similar, so no prob for discussing sw within threads named for different sw. ;-)

No special monitoring software... simply using Google !

- Could we have a (short, schematized, but nethertheless) real-life example of where recursion in IM would really be useful?

In IQ, hierarchy is something that is added to items. It is sometimes shown, sometimes not. Closer to a hyperlink than to a disk folder structure.

Items exist in the database, like you and me exist on this earth. If a parent is deleted, its sub-items are not necessarily deleted. Same for you and me... if your father dies, you don't automatically die with him.

So items exist in the database. At any moment, you may want to show an item as a new child of another item. For whatever reason. Why prevent this for the sole reason that somewhere up the hierarchy chain, that item is also present ?

Another example is any good old web page. It may link to sub-pages, and these will typically link back to the main page. A nice convenience and something we don't even think about. The same can be done in IQ.

So, there are at least 2 cases where this is desirable: (1) The hierarchy is deep and (2) To bring a parent close to an item.

Regarding sloppy IM and programming, I believe that IM software should not constrain users.
If recursion is supported, it is certainly not because of laziness, but as a feature. Example of this: IQ support hierarchy equations (i.e. such as value=SUM(children)) and inheritance. Both of these require that recursion be handled correctly to ensure that one does not get into infinite loops !

HTH !
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: RightNote version 3.0.0 released on: January 27, 2014, 11:15:53 AM
Most outliners, once you clone an item, will NOT distinguish anymore between the "original" and the "clones", whilst conceptually, there should be an (updatable) difference, and which I call "natural parent" and "adoptive parent" - name it as you like, but it's evident any item in a tree hierarchy should have a "natural/main context", and then, perhaps multiple, "additional contexts" - and be it only for avoidance-of-recursion reasons: btw, I mentioned this problem within a discussion of InfoQube in the outlinerswforum, where the developer of IQ, Pierre Paul Landry, suberbly said (I'm citing from memory), "IQ allows for recursion"... when in fact, recursion is a PROBLEM of IM, and which has to be avoided/contained, and certainly not a feature of IM (development illac ;-) ).

Hi Peter,
re: natural Parent: Agreed: In InfoQube, an item has a "Main Parent" and any number of other parents. Users can change which item is considered the main parent. The "Main Parent" is used to show hierarchy in grids.

re: Recursion: Why do you see recursion as a problem for IM software. In InfoQube, it is a very useful feature. This ensures that items can be moved around in the hierarchy without limitations (only limitation: an item cannot be a child of itself)

HTH

Pierre
IQ Designer
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: General brainstorming for Note-taking software on: December 13, 2012, 09:02:09 AM
Exactly. Conceptually, hierarchical tags can be used in exactly the same way as folders

This is true only for container-type folders. Item is in the folder or item is not in the folder.

However, value-type folders carry a new dimension. Much like a database field, an Excel cell, an Ecco folder, URp attributes, or in my own InfoQube (where they are called fields), you can put text, dates and numbers in a folder. Tags don't support this.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: web clipping on: December 04, 2012, 10:50:33 PM
I'm using InfoQube - when I add a clip from FF (or via paste), a dialogue window opens with the web-clip. If I leave it open, I can add multiple clips to the first.
Which is grand (for me). When I eventually click on OK, the clip gets added to my inbox. I go to my inbox later and can move it around or give it whatever properties I want - which means it will display in different 'grids'/under different tabs.

If I copy a new clip, I am unable to add it to a previous clip (unless I go find it, and paste it in that saved clip - I'll prob have to also go copy/paste the url).

FYI, the latest version (v0.9.26PreRel6) can join items and merge their HTML content into a single item. This should help in the situation you just described.

HTH !

Pierre
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: web clipping on: December 04, 2012, 05:53:14 PM
I can send you a free personal license if you want.  Thmbsup
That's very gracious and generous, please do!  I can't promise to make any genuinely useful comments, though.

Simply PM me with your name and email (used in generating the license key) and I'll have IQ send you an email with the licensing info it generated  Cool
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: web clipping on: December 02, 2012, 10:29:35 PM
I didn't realise it was still in beta.  I seem to recall that beta testers were offered a fairly good deal, but would still like a good idea of what it's going to eventually cost.  However, I think my days of major data munging are over, it's just personal interest now.

I can send you a free personal license if you want.  Thmbsup

Pierre
IQ Designer
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: InfoQube rocks as a CRM on: February 13, 2012, 07:34:41 AM
- right now all the G+ circle contacts are sent by google over the gmail contact api. This is really bad for people sync'ing with phone or outlook. They are contact with no information and just 1 name, the G+ handle. No information anywhere (like a URL or tag) to identify where they came from and that they are G+ circle people. Google doesn't connect them with the contact if you also has the person as a contact, so you also end up with duplicates. Hopefully there is a way via the API to limit, but if you don't use G+ you might miss it.
- somehow with the recent gmail update, it lost the format awareness so that on sync what was earlier sent as firstname lastname was now sent as lastname, firstname - without some kind of indication for the sync tools. result? 3000 duplicates. Not sure what it means for people developing sync but might be useful to know

I tested and the above has fooled plaxo, funambol, and a couple other tools. It has fooled Gist too but at least Gist filed them as low value to i's easy to find them and clean up.

Thanks a million iphigenie. I'll look into this and do extensive tests !
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: InfoQube rocks as a CRM on: February 12, 2012, 07:20:27 PM
Thanks urlwolf !

Interestingly, the very first application of IQ, was exactly that, CRM.

If you have a web site where customers can register, IQ can connect to the web-site server database and import new contacts / updates.

Yes, 2-way sync with Google services (Calendar, Contacts and Tasks) is coming soon (all I/O is fully working now). And then onto your mobile devices.
9  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: InfoQube (IQ) Information Management System Q & A on: April 22, 2011, 11:44:11 PM
You're welcomed !

Make sure you download the latest version of InfoQube. Version v0.9.25R has improved Gantt charts and coming up in v0.9.25S are many UI improvements, namely changes to fields and some program actions which previously required closing grids and / or IQ are now applied immediately.
10  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: InfoQube (IQ) Information Management System Q & A on: April 22, 2011, 11:18:35 PM
Hi rgdot,

OK, got it now. Menu.dat contains the customization of the menus you've done. Dock.dat contains the current placement of the various panes. Options.ini contains the options set in tools>>options

The best for you would be to force a given user name. Check the file InfoQubeForUser1.bat in the main IQ folder. Main line is:

start InfoQube.exe /user:User1

Change User1 for your preferred user / account name. IQ will use this, instead of the Windows logon.

Then, start IQ using this .bat file. I'll add the option to use a user.ini file which will override the Windows logon, while still starting with the InfoQube.exe file.

HTH !

Pierre
11  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: InfoQube (IQ) Information Management System Q & A on: April 22, 2011, 05:54:11 PM
Hi rgdot,

A few questions for you...

1- Where did you copy the portable package ? The portable version must is copied to a non system-protected folder.
2- If I understand correctly, the IQPath\Users\yourLoginName folder was not created ?
3- The IQBase (.sndb) file contains everything entered in both the grids, the calendar and the rich text editing pane. The one exception is when this rich text content is saved as MHT or as HTML, an IQBase.files folder is created and contains this content. Other than this, there are files used for program settings. The master copy is in the IQPath\AppData folder. Each user's settings is saved in IQPath\Users\yourLoginName folder. Does this answer your question ?

HTH !

Pierre
12  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / InfoQube (IQ) Information Management System Q & A on: April 06, 2011, 12:46:43 PM
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Hi,

InfoQube licenses (qty=5) were offered as part of the 2011 Fundraiser Giveaway Extravaganza. Special thanks to the DonationCoder Team for including IQ in their Extravaganza !

While in beta, InfoQube is free to download an use. Initial release is planned for Q4 2011.

It comes in 2 flavors: Installable and Portable. Both have identical feature sets, so users are encouraged to use the Portable one, as it is standalone and requires no admin right whatsoever.

An IQCommunity has been setup to allow users share tips, solutions, and yes, at times, bugs  huh
Community-based documentation is available both online and as an offline CHM Help.

The latest version (v0.9.25P) is very stable. Work has begun on v0.9.26 which will include a revamped Calendar with (yes!) Google Calendar Sync. Stay tuned !

Should DonationCoders have any IQ related questions, feel free to post to this thread.  Thmbsup


Pierre, IQ Designer  smiley
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Drupal is f*cked on: September 23, 2010, 01:30:59 PM
there is just no way to express in a human language how horribly horribly wrong configuring and maintaining drupal is.. i've experienced few things that are as convoluted and guaranteed to end in frustration and anger.

Details ? Perhaps I can help ...
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What HTML5 can do -- cool site on: September 14, 2010, 07:48:48 AM
This is also a good example of what HTML5 can do:

http://www.kevs3d.co.uk/dev/asteroids/
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other? on: September 02, 2010, 09:09:44 AM
Hey! I wrote my master's thesis on a TRS-80 Model 100 :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80_Model_100

It would fit in the 32k memory of course, so I wrote software to transfer stuff to a PC through the RS-232 cable

I still have the Model 100, but wish I had kept the Concerto through, it was a beautiful machine...
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other? on: September 02, 2010, 12:39:45 AM
I had one of the first generation tablet PC. In fact, it was a convertible. Compaq Concerto back in 1990, running Win3.1 and a pen. Beautiful machine:
http://mvardon.com/2010/0...ears-apples-tablet-specs/

At the time, I was working for a large engineering company. The best thing (at the time anyway) of having a tablet PC was not to be able to enter stuff on the go (while standing up, chatting with co-workers), but accessing your information.

n.b. If (one day) voice recognition (multi-lingual, in my case) gets to be good enough, perhaps, one could consider entering significant info on a tablet
n.b. #2: Of course, now, you can achieve the access part, really easily and cheaply, using DropBox and an Ipod Touch
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other? on: August 07, 2010, 01:35:25 PM
I'm a PC kind of guy, for as long as I remember, I mean DOS days... and I bought an Ipod Touch (8G, $199 Can) 2 months ago...

And do you what, I never thought I would use it so much. In good part, because it is small, so my first recommendation is get something small so you carry it with you all the time without asking yourself if the extra weight is a problem.

And there are so many things it does... Here are my favorites apps:
- email
- Calendar and Tasks (both of which will soon sync with IQ)
- photos and music
- Facebook
- Weather
- Maps
- Local news paper
- Read e-books (there are tons of free books out there)
- Dropbox which allows me to see all the stuff in my Dropbox folder of my PC
- Tons of games of course, most free

And of course you can browse the web for stuff that doesn't have a dedicated app

(and don't listen to people you complain about battery life, it is excellent (I charge it at night and go through my day on a charge)

HTH
18  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Embeding content on your web pages -- iframes vs native content? on: July 28, 2010, 07:42:24 PM
You can't embed content in a DIV from a 3rd party website.

Absolutely true, my mistake  embarassed
19  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Embeding content on your web pages -- iframes vs native content? on: July 28, 2010, 06:01:33 PM
If the content formatting does not contain any CSS specific styles, putting the content inside a <div> </div> works quite well, and it does auto-size correctly (unlike iframe)

FYI, one way to auto-size iframes, it is to run a script to size it once loaded, setting the height property to the document height
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for Business Process Modeling? on: June 01, 2010, 07:26:08 PM
This diagram will be modified big time, because we have nothing now.  So when I make it, all the managers will look at it, and we'll spend some time messing with it until it's correct.

Hi superboyac !

Just an idea, but if it's going to be a work-in-progress, an online solution, such as
http://www.dabbleboard.com/

might be a good approach, initially at least.

Just my 2 cents !
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word 2007: Are Table Styles safe to use now? on: May 27, 2010, 10:11:06 PM
I have used the html export feature, but is that the "best" way of putting it into a Word document?  I make a point of this, because this is the first time I'm using Word the "right" way with styles, templates, fields, etc.

HTML Export is one way,

The other way is :

1- Select the content
2- Edit>>Copy and choose Tab-delimited format.
3- Paste this into Word (paste special > unformatted text)
4- Select the text and Table >>  convert it to a table (tab delimited)

22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word 2007: Are Table Styles safe to use now? on: May 27, 2010, 08:17:09 PM
Sorry to jump in, but isn't that exactly what the InfoQube built-in HTML export (settings mode) gives you ?
23  Special User Sections / What's the Best? / Re: What's the best: Wiki Host? on: May 26, 2010, 06:47:23 PM
I've used both wetpaint and wikispaces.

Of the two, wetpaint has a better editor. Performance-wise, wikispaces page loads are faster than wetpaint (as far as I've observed)

HTH
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google demonstrates new communication platform "WAVE": mail, chat , wiki, .. on: May 20, 2010, 08:08:59 AM
Hi,

1- I haven't tested it in Chrome or IE, but in FF, printing is more of a screen capture, so if your wave is more than a screenful, you won't see it all.
2- True you can link and embed a wave, but if you email the link to someone which is not a participant (i.e. you want them to view the content, but not participate), he/she cannot view it.
3- Copy/paste of a wave to an email client sort of works (formatting is just OK, outlining is lost)
4- There is no export (XML or OPML) to transfer the wave to an outliner
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google demonstrates new communication platform "WAVE": mail, chat , wiki, .. on: May 19, 2010, 02:11:28 PM
But still no printing, export or even copy/paste   Sad Angry
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