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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: April 12, 2015, 04:37:07 PM
Based on the angle of the walls at what appears to be the entrance to the stairs, I'd say the cat is going up.
2  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: WordPress Login Fiasco on: April 12, 2015, 01:56:56 PM
Server side caching on a server that doesn't even seem to have a control panel? You probably need to use phpinfo uploaded via FTP to get some php and other version info. Something like wwww.domain.com/cpanel or serverip:8443 doesn't exist?

Yes, caching is an IIS default, the cpanel is optional. *Shrug* ...The hosting is also donated by another company, and was in place prior to my involvement...so I've no idea what agreements were made.

On the "bright" side...the db crashed shortly after my post (main site displayed db go poof error). So after whoever restarted whatever (or maybe it was automated) I was able to get in just fine (about an hour later).

But thanks for chiming in!
3  Other Software / Developer's Corner / WordPress Login Fiasco on: April 11, 2015, 09:45:30 AM
Greetings
   This is one of those nagging issues I've been contending with for a while, that has finally come to a head. From the research I've done it's a somewhat common issue that has no real concrete solution. When trying to login to the WordPress admin backend the login keeps looping back to the login screen (yes the password is correct). The reflexively regurgitated answer is to dump the browser cache...which - for whatever reason - has never worked. The issue affects all browsers I have tried (IE, FF, Chrome, and Safari (Yes, I actually got that desperate..)).

   The only thing that I have found that had a high rate (98%) of success, was to toggle IE's compatibility mode. Start normal, let it fail, flip on compatibility mode, and it succeeded (Usually..). After this, the site could be put back in normal mode...and the login would work fine. Once again...Usually.

   Now the behavior has changed so that the redirect maze which is the WP login just stops at a blank page that after a few (5-10 - sometimes forced) refreshes finally kicks me back to the login page. I suspect that it is something that is being cached on the server side. But this is the only site I deal with that I don't have direct access to the server on. They don't even have a control panel that I (have ever seen) am aware of. I do have FTP access to the site root so I can attempt to force the issue from there...but I'm not entirely sure what the best angle of attack would be.

   The site is for the local Humane Society which I donate the time to maintain for them. So the creatures and I would greatly appreciate any assistance we can get with this issue.

Thank you,

Stoic Joker

   
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Solved: Visual Studio Toolbox Blues on: April 10, 2015, 11:20:10 PM
I was thinking about giving it a shot, but the MPN subscription requirement just didn't sit right with me. Is there really anything that exciting in 13 to make it worth shenanigans?

I'm currently running 10 (08 & 05), and I can score a copy of 12 from the office ... It's just that this subscription shit gives me the willies..
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: So, what pdf reader app is your fav? on: April 10, 2015, 07:02:44 AM
I use Acrobat 9 Pro, and it's very fast. Small files open instantly, and opening larger ones only takes a few seconds. (3 seconds with a 150 MB file I just checked.) However, it's rather expensive. It does include all the bells & whistles, but most are rarely needed, similar to how few of MS Office features are ever needed.

Just throwing that out there as nobody had mentioned it, and it is very fast.

Isn't 9 EoL, or do you still get security updates for it?
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: So, what pdf reader app is your fav? on: April 09, 2015, 07:04:04 AM
Derp! ...Apparently I've been using the Editor for a while now and didn't realize it.


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My PDF requirements are fairly minimal, just view and occasionally create (with Cute PDF)...but the view part must be fast. Apparently the Editor is a bit slower than the viewer - I had been wondering about that - but not enough to be really aggravating.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help Archive Team save Friendfeed's content on: April 08, 2015, 11:29:10 AM
it's worth noting that VirtualBox will not work if you have a modified version of uxtheme.dll (which has to be modified if you want to use non-windows themes for the OS).
https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/13767
Damn, that's arrogant!

That was my first thought, also- though I'd assume it would be possible to fork it and remove that check.

Not everything UI plays nice together. T-Clock had a similar check in its code for many years. For the most part I'd just left it there - trusting the previous author - to see if anybody ever complained ... which they never did. TBH I'm not entirely sure if it's still there of not.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 08, 2015, 06:44:30 AM
Posting from within Spartan

Posting this from the new Project Spartan browser in Windows 10 b10049 ... It's definitely fast. Really, really fast.
Does it use multiple executables?
Yes, I'm showing 4 listed in TM just to get here - New tab == new .exe instance.
Does it do that for every tab? One of the things previous versions of IE was smart about, was doing tab/process grouping - so, unlike insane-o chrome, you don't end up with a zillion processes not executables. The separation of "UI" and "Worker" processes seems like a sound thing to do, but each site in its own processes is... ugh (sure, there's some security implications, but mostly it smells like a "uh, threading and async is hard" thing to me).


Sorry, it took me a while to get back to this (I didn't have time to fiddle with 10). It starts with 3 for the first tab/page, added a forth for the 2nd tab, then held there for the 3rd tab. Added another for the 4th tab, and held there for the next 7. The 8th tab finally added another instance of the .exe.

So...I'll go with yes on this one.





- I just saw an article that says a search bar (may?) be hard-coded to sit there starting at you in Win10, and it's part integrated with Bing.

It is currently the - search every with tiled MSN like web highlights (ick) - default, but there is an option to remove it ... Which I'd sincerely hope they never drop.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: April 07, 2015, 10:27:52 PM
For the record, my dick has never been photographed.

However, if the NSA is truly that desperate for cheap thrills... I will - as part of my patriotic duty - post pics to the forum of their choice for $3,000,000 (tax free). Payment in Bitcoin preferred: 1HQXMMLwvqNH4jrJD7YVMeLx9wqDgSswsi

 cheesy
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 06, 2015, 06:47:46 AM
^Hay, that's Groovy man!
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 03, 2015, 06:58:43 AM
Posting this from the new Project Spartan browser in Windows 10 b10049 ... It's definitely fast. Really, really fast.

Can you give a couple of examples of how "fast" affects normal websites? Such as a site (I will load here), and "before and after" aka Spartan vs FF&gang/Chrome&gang/IE/Safari or whatever.

(In all 3 minutes I got before the VM locked up) Testing is strictly - click-->result - subjective. If I have to use a stopwatch to "see" improvement...there ain't none. But for the test sites I used (here/MSN/Bing image search), the get there and load (to usable e.g. I can scroll smoothly) times were as close to instantaneous as anything I've seen. Much faster than IE, FF, or Chrome on the native hardware host machine.

I'm lately deciding UI interface and maybe usability is my number one metric of software. (See my other Kingsoft office post today on the other thread.) So I can't even think of a time when I felt my browser was the culprit for not rendering a page. Often a site will be slow, but the status bar at the bottom will say things like "waiting for site at 3.14.15.926 to load..." so it's not the browser render fault.

Funny thing you mention the status bar...because there ain't one that I can find ... So I can't see where I'm going when hovering over a link. Other than that it hasn't pissed me off, yet..
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 03, 2015, 06:49:00 AM
Posting from within Spartan

Posting this from the new Project Spartan browser in Windows 10 b10049 ... It's definitely fast. Really, really fast.

Does it use multiple executables?

Yes, I'm showing 4 listed in TM just to get here - New tab == new .exe instance.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 02, 2015, 02:10:12 PM
Posting this from the new Project Spartan browser in Windows 10 b10049 ... It's definitely fast. Really, really fast.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 02, 2015, 01:58:28 PM
(Notice timestamp of post above is/was ~8:00am this morning - And it's now ~3:00pm) Holy Galloping Horse Shit Batman!!! That took forever...but it did work using a .vhd, instead of a .vhdx.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 02, 2015, 06:58:00 AM
Hm... Okay, after a bit of digging at the error code it appears to be a UEFI vs. BIOS issue. And since this is the first time I've tried playing with a .vhdx drive...which doesn't seem to want to let me get into the VM's BIOS...I'm thinking a switch to .vhd (where IIRC the BIOS shows up normally) should (should...) resolve the issue.

Testing theory now.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 02, 2015, 06:37:43 AM
Now I have an excuse not to VM 10041.  I'll just wait for the 10049 ISO.  Wink

10041 went in just fine (update & clean), it's the jump to 10049 that's killing me. I left the update running last night, and it did a fail and rollback to 10041 again. But at least this time I got an error code (0x8000000A - 0x20003) to play with ... Yay (F...).

17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 01, 2015, 02:33:15 PM
Update: It finally finished, buy crashing, rolling back, and going up in flames.

FFFFuuuormat C:..
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 01, 2015, 01:42:48 PM
10049 Update Taking Forever!

While the 10041 update only took an hour or so ... Going from 10041 to 10049 has - so far - taken over 4 and a half hours ... With no end in sight.

Overall Progress is at 23%
Configuring Settings: done
Setting up: 78%
Applying settings: Yet 2 Go
Setting up a few more things: Yet 2 Go


Disk activity (single 6G/s SATA3 drive) on host machine (it's running in a Hyper-V VM) has been at 100% the entire time.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The conflict of interest that is Google on: April 01, 2015, 11:11:54 AM
^Nailed it!
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: March 31, 2015, 06:48:13 AM
I don't think I could give it a fair test in a VM.  Although I notice for some reason Windows x64 versions of Vista and W7 aren't all that slow in a VM on my Laptop.  But W10 I have to turn off a bunch of services to keep it from stalling.

I'll probably VM the new build today or tomorrow and take a look.

You could cheat and try dual booting to a .vhd for the 10 testing.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: March 30, 2015, 06:40:58 AM

One should bear in mind that History is written by the victuals.

huh History was written by food?? ...And I thought that the new math was bad...but this new education system has really got me baffled. Sad
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act on: March 29, 2015, 04:18:44 PM
American Politics...I R Bored!
Patriot Act affects all of us, because of its sheer crazyness.

+1 - It's a mad dog off its leash at best. Glad to see you back man!
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: TV shows thread on: March 28, 2015, 02:29:51 PM
For some light campy mindless fun check out the new iZombie It's a knockoff of the 'Dead Like Me' formula, but very well done IMO.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: March 28, 2015, 02:26:13 PM
I'm totally qualified for that job~! °°hic°°°

Hell... I'm even Irish°°~! It°s in my DNA.°°°

I think he°s just a dirty poser! Gimme a bottle and I°ll prove it°!

50/50 Portuguese/German mix here ...(I drive better shitfaced than most people do sober)... And I'll be applying for that job as well! cheesy
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: March 28, 2015, 07:51:23 AM
The User is Drunk

Quote
Your website should be so simple, a drunk person could use it.
You can't test that. I'll do it for you.

WHAT: I'll get very drunk, and then review your website. I'll send you a document outlining where I thought the website needed help, and a screencast of me going over the website.

How's that for a job?

Considering you have like 3 seconds to either captivate or lose a visitors attention, I think it's a brilliant idea. I see way to many sites that play games with key features that no one should ever have to dig for. They should do this for application design too ... Never ever (Ever...) make the user dig..
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