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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 10, 2014, 10:19:47 AM
Sounds interesting Cuffy thumbs up

Any chance of a couple of screenshots smiley

While I'm at it ;-)
would you consider doing a mini-review? The mini-review board is here:

Have you had a chance to look at the screenshots, etc. provided with download link?
Anything still unclear?

I haven't looked at your template for reviews but would be happy to give it a go if you think it would help  huh
Looking at the situation it may be information overload.... much like writing a tutorial on "How to Open a Folder"   cheesy
and reviews on how to open a folder are rare   embarassed

More Info:
Whatever File Association Manager does it has already done it!
I just added .zip extension to both a Win8.1/64 machine and a Win7/32 machine and the Tag detail in the Property sheets activated immediately which means you won't have to wait for hours each time you add a new extension to the list  tongue
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What type of development do you do? on: September 09, 2014, 11:09:11 PM
I'm not a software developer but on occasion I've managed to develop a damned fine pimple   tongue
I'm not a typist either.. tellme Two fingered hunt and peck so I have the other eight fingers held in reserve for picking pimples. tongue
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 09, 2014, 11:00:09 PM
I now have tags in all .htm files in all six partitions on that Win7/32 machine. Eight hours after installing the manager!

Surprise: This isn't a new feature. MS made in available in Vista  thumbs up
I never ran Vista so I hadn't seen it before.............

and..... the more I play with this the more I wonder what I really want from it. The web pages were my primary concern but I also selected .cat files and .azw, Kindle book files. Will I ever have a reason to add a tag to that type of file? huh
Maybe it would be wise to make haste slowly and only add a file association when you are sure you will add tags. That would also shorten the time it takes to index/parse, or whatever it does that takes so long   huh
Time will tell, I guess and in the meantime I'm having a pretty good time and am real proud of this little tool. tongue

Try it, you'll like it  Cool
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 09, 2014, 08:06:51 PM
It's been almost six hours since I installed this on Win7/32 and I'm finally getting some action on .htm files, the first extension I assigned a handler to, using the File Association Manager. I think I'll leave that machine on all night since there's six partitions on a two terabyte drive, although there's little on the last four partitions except O/S type ISOs.
I'll keep you updated as I discover additional info.  cheesy
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 09, 2014, 05:33:59 PM
It's been 3:15 mins since I istalled to Win32 and there's still nothing active with the tagger.............. the damn thing is slower than me!!!  cheesy
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 09, 2014, 04:00:34 PM
I would be happy to do a mini-review but doubt that I can add much to the information and instructions provided in the original page from Vic Laurie above. He supplies a couple of links with instructions and screenshots from Codeplex that explains as well as I could on the procedure to follow to make it work.
My biggest complaint is the waiting.... embarassed
I loaded the File Association Manager on a Win32 machine about an hour and a half ago. I selected .htm and .html to add a handler to. So far I found one html page where the "Tag" detail in the Properties sheet is active. and.... it's stated somewhere in the instructions provided that the "hotspot" to edit a "Tag" in a Properties sheet is near the middle of the line. If you click on the word Tag or near the left side, it won't open the editable link.
So.......... load the File Association Manager, select a couple of file extensions such as htm and html, following the instructions provided by Codeplex, and go fishing or take a long weekend  cheesy
That File Association Manager has to parse or index all the Property sheets on the machine so the time it takes will depend on the speed of the machine, the number of files with the extensions you selected, whether you shut down your machine at night (I did!), etc.
Select a couple of file extensions in the manager to start with. Go back tomorrow and add more if you want.... Cool
The extensions you use are the root types at the bottom of that list. Highlight the extension, then click on Add File Meta Handler and you are done. the rest remains Default Wink
The biggest bitch is waiting for the thing to parse half a million property sheets for each extension  tongue
If this doesn't work using their instructions or something you don't understand I will come up with an Off again, On again, Gone again, Finnegan type checklist.
It's worth some time and effort so give it a go  cheesy

7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 09, 2014, 12:20:36 PM
This little utility is worth installing for it's sorting abilities alone   huh
When you add a "Tag" to the Properties sheet and then customize the menu bar to show "Tag" it adds Tag behind the last item on the menu bar (size, type, date, etc.) so the tag sticks out like a sore thumb. It makes it real easy to spot the tag in WinExplor but it also allows sorting by tag by clicking on "Tag" in the menu.
I've added a "Tip" tag to web pages I've saved and opened a Tips folder. By clicking on "Tag" in the menu bar, the web pages are all sorted by Tag so all my tips pages are listed in detail list. Highlight and move the whole list of files to my Tips folder. Neat and sanitary  cheesy
I highly recommend it and the whole procedure is not nearly as complicated as it sounds. It's not something that has to be done all at once either..... tellme
Install the utility...... the next time you download a tip simply add the Tip tag in the Properties sheet  thumbs up
Right click on the Menu Bar and add "Tag" so any tag shows up on the menu  thumbs up
Later to sort click on Tag in the menu and all your tips show up in a pile... Wink  I like it   tongue
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 06, 2014, 11:59:58 AM
Has anyone installed this little beauty  huh

It's working fine for me. I was concerned initially that it wouldn't index anything other than C:\ drive but it worked on D:\ as well.
There's much I don't know about it yet... there's a 100 or so details in Properties that can be added but I haven't got much of that working yet. Just wondering if anyone else has given it a go  huh

9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hack Your VCR! on: September 04, 2014, 11:59:17 AM
I just got back from the hospital. Over 200 stitches & I'm now typing with 1 finger.

See what happens when Grandma catches you picking your nose!  Wink

My Grandma had perfect aim  cheesy She only broke the finger that was stuck up your nose  smiley
One time at the breakfast table she got me with a slap with a butter knife, maple syrup and all............ she was fast..... tellme

10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Meta-data on: September 04, 2014, 11:40:44 AM

Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find

Posted: 03 Sep 2014 03:12 AM PDT

"Do you have a lot of personal files on your PC? Want help keeping them sorted? One useful way to help organize them is to tag them in various ways with metadata. In Windows Vista and up, only a few file types normally allow their metadata to be edited. However, there is a free program called “File Meta” that allows you to add tags, comments, and other types of metadata to most files in Windows 7 and 8.x."

Here's a chance to get PO'd and frustrated for a couple of days and then experience great relief  cheesy (Better than Rolaids Thmbsup)

It works in Win8.1 but it takes a couple of days to index all your files with any new meta-data you add. They don't mention that when you sign-up  Angry  Set it up with any additional file types that you want additional tags added to the Properties Sheet and then "WAIT", yeh, wait  ohmy
You also have to customize your Menu bar to show any categories you want displayed, along with Name, date modified, size, etc.
and you also have to wait huh
It bugs the hell out of me to set something up and then have to wait two days to find out if you did it right  Sad
It works  Give it time  cheesy

11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 31, 2014, 10:08:33 AM
For Kindle Subscribers,

I have a free eBook from Kindle, titled "Introduction to the Command Line (Second Edition) The Fat Free Guide to Unix and Linux Commands".
If you use Kindle it's well worth checking it out   cheesy

12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 29, 2014, 02:09:32 PM
I'm a little lost.............. huh

Once you removed the DRM lock did Calibre open the file  ohmy

My point was that Kindle for PC may require less memory than Calibre and with only a single file in the Kindle reader it may open the prc file.
If you got the file open I'll go back to my nap  tongue
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 29, 2014, 11:30:04 AM
I wonder which direction it is going in: Calibre thinks the file is DRMed so it doesn't open it, or it can't open it, so it marks it DRM? Because it supposedly can open most anything, and could open them in Calibre 1, and the file types didn't change in your library, I think the second possibility is not likely.

I seemed to have my problem solved  huh

I removed all the Kindle files that I had copied from Calibre1/Win7 32 to Calibre2 on Win8.1 64 and then replaced them from the Kindle content folder on Win7. I also re-downloaded some files from Project Gutenburg to recheck that there was no DRM source there.
Long story short, the new load of files from Kindle content all worked fine with one exception, and when I reloaded that file from two different sources into Calibre2, one file was DRM, the other was not  ohmy
Files had a different byte count  huh
Maybe my problem developed when I tried to copy files from Calibre1 to Calibre2 or from a 32 bit to a 64 bit machine, but in any case "file corruption is the root of all evil"   Cool
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 29, 2014, 11:10:23 AM
The book (classics.prc) is at least 6 years old by now, but still I need Mobipocket Reader, to read it.

Curt, I just opened a .prc file in "Kindle for  PC", a freebie, and a good source of free books from Amazon   cheesy

This is on Win8.1/64  w/4gb mem  huh

Why not download Kindle for PC and import your single .prc file, stand back, and PULL the trigger  ohmy

15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 28, 2014, 07:32:57 PM
[How can a book not DRMed in Calibre1 on Win7 become DRMed in Calibre2 on Win8   huh huh huh/quote]

Apparently anything that Calibre 2 can't open it marks DRM   huh

I'm beginning to wonder why I installed Calibre  cheesy

16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 28, 2014, 03:44:14 PM
I've got troubles  mad
With this new Calibre 2 release I decided to upgrade my book library and move it to A Win8.1 machine from it's old spot on Win7/32 where it was housed in Calibre1.
I started discovering DRMed books in Calibre2 and I didn't think I had any encrypted books in the library  huh
Seeing the post from Scott regarding DeDRM I started playing around with that idea and discovered that the books in Calibre2 that are DRMed are not DRMed in Calibre1 on the Win7 machine. Some of these recents entries in the DRMed category are the old classics that have been in the public domain for years   Angry

How can a book not DRMed in Calibre1 on Win7 become DRMed in Calibre2 on Win8   huh huh huh
There's a whole helluva lot they didn't tell me when I signed on  embarassed

Does anyone understand this or have the same problem?  Cry

17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Homebrewing on: August 27, 2014, 08:34:45 PM
Here's one of the entries on the Free Kindle eBooks list this morning.
I realize that you need a Kindle acct, Amazon acct, etc. but this will give you an idea of what's out there   huh
Damn!, beer is big business   ohmy

This page is for free Kindle books, which Amazon downloads to your Kindle acct, AT Amazon  tellme
They areNOT downloaded to your harddrive  Sad

A slight correction is in order here............ huh
The free Kindle books are downloaded to your Kindle account at Amazon and are loaded into your Kindle for PC when you open the reader.
BUT  embarassed  by right clicking on each volume then clicking "Download" the book comes down to your Kindle content folder.
I knew I had Kindle book files in Win7 so I started playing, moving files, etc. where I discovered, (or remembered) the right click thingee. What happened in Win8  huh I went back to the Win8 machine and tried the right click. Bingo, it works in Win8 too  smiley

I found the fastest way to download was to go to the end of the list of books in the ereader, right click, Download, and keep doing the same thing (up the list) as fast as you want. As they download they disappear from the list so you just keep up with the drill until all the books in the achive are gone and they all appear in your collections. It's easy and quite fast once you get a rhythm established.  cheesy

18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 27, 2014, 05:54:02 PM
Would be nice however if the article said from which version of Windows each appeared, so we know whether or not we can use them¹ on various versions. Though there probably are not many people still running Windows 9x or 2000...

Best I can do on short notice  embarassed

19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 27, 2014, 05:41:32 PM
Edit:  This is a good example of what I run into.  I installed it.  Ran it.  Did a simple command.  Clicked the magnifying glass to do a search.  I got "has stopped working" dialog.  Uninstalled it.  smiley

I'd suggest you be more careful and try not to break things  ohmy

We don't have an unlimited supply of this junk, you know!   cheesy
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Instructables on: August 27, 2014, 11:59:27 AM

Just a reminder  huh

Instructables is alive and well and better than ever... tongue

I've got a backlog of projects that shouldn't take much over 30 years to clear up   cheesy
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 25, 2014, 03:04:41 PM
But I have not yet been able to convert the same, huge .prc file. The ebook converters epubor and Calibre are both using too much RAM in an unpatiently way...; they freeze to death before there is enough memory available. I guess 225MB is quite a job. Do I really have to buy a new computer, in order to convert this ebook into a more useful format?

At http://ebook.online-convert.com/ I can convert the file for a mere $5. Cheaper than a new PC.

A file over 100mb  huh
The largest file for online conversion is usually limited to 100mb

Go for it!   tongue
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 25, 2014, 12:03:51 PM
Curt, Take a look here. There may be a clue  huh


23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 25, 2014, 11:17:17 AM
and another toy.. holler when  huh

24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 25, 2014, 11:00:11 AM
Speaking of command line.. do you (or anyone reading) know of a utility similar to Windows Run-Command?  WRC itself isn't so bad.  But the extras it has just don't seem to be things I use commonly, other than RegEdit Button.

All the GUI prompt emulators for Windows, be they multitab or whatever, just seem unstable.  Something like WRC would be cool f it just had more useful doodads tacked on.


Try this instead... cheesy
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / VMware news on: August 25, 2014, 10:23:29 AM

A chance to play if you're into VM   cheesy
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