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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sponsor me! 100 miles in 10 Days for Charity on: September 11, 2014, 08:50:33 AM
I am now mentally psyching myself up for the final 10 miles. I'm sore, tired and ready for a break but [hopefully] no worse for wear. Thank you Donation Coder for the donation/sponsorship!
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite podcasts? on: September 08, 2014, 07:57:27 AM
I'm a regular listener of Group Therapy with Above & Beyond (previously Trance Around The World) - I try and download the split versions and keep the tracks I like. I don't have words to express the amazing, positive impact this show has to my life. Not even being dramatic.  Grin

I'm excited to add this to my queue for today's run, thanks!
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite podcasts? on: September 05, 2014, 08:49:32 AM
My most listened to podcasts is Euphonic Sessions with Kyau & Albert - Nice and LONG trance play lists, for those long runs.

Ah! I'll need to check that out. I used to listen to a lot of Armin Van Buren and Phil somethingsomething (forget at the moment).

Definitely check out Euphonic Sessions, you won't regret it. While A State of Trance is great, ES is by far my favorite. Paul Van Dyks podcast is pretty good too. Get back to me on this Phil guy...
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite podcasts? on: September 05, 2014, 08:13:01 AM
Mostly lit and sci-fi audio stories for me:

Thanks! I've been looking for something to fill the gap since I finished We're Alive and Leviathan Wakes.

My most listened to podcasts is Euphonic Sessions with Kyau & Albert - Nice and LONG trance play lists, for those long runs.

I really enjoy a number of NPR podcasts, favorites are Wits (comedy) and Radio Lab.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sponsor me! 100 miles in 10 Days for Charity on: September 03, 2014, 08:13:57 AM
10 miles x 10 days in a row?
That sounds crazy.  I'm going to donate but i'd still feel better if you didn't try to complete it if it risks injury.

Thanks mouser! I am pretty sure I'm up to the challenge, keeping the pace nice and easy. 10 miles down, so far so good!
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: collaborative software, note strong, for small biz on: September 02, 2014, 04:59:06 PM
Not the silver bullet you're looking for, but what has worked for me the last year or so is Draft for collaborative document editing and Asana for... well, everything else.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Sponsor me! 100 miles in 10 Days for Charity on: September 02, 2014, 04:45:54 PM
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I'm running 100 miles in 10 days to support a good cause -- I'm looking for sponsors in the For Lucas 10 x 10 challenge. To sponsor my run, go to forlucas.com. You can either donate in my name (Allen Day) or mention me in the comments. If you want to donate now, great--that'll put the pressure on. If you want to donate by the mile after I finish, even better, but please let me know you're doing it. It'll serve as encouragement to finish... and maybe run a couple extra miles.

For more info on the challenge and charity, check out the for lucas 10 x 10 running dad challenge.

Thanks, and please spread the word if you're so inclined!

Via Facebook
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: web hosts on: April 22, 2014, 07:10:59 AM
Thanks for the input all, getting a nice little list of options to mull over!

I'm still here representing Seraphimlabs.

At the moment my own site is down indefinitely, it is in dire need of an overhaul and redesign that I just plain haven't gotten to. But I do have servers still active, and can set you up with an account.

I appreciate the offer, and if it was just me I'd probably jump on it. For present purposes though it's probably not what we're looking for. We're generally deploying 1-3 standalone client-owned sites per month and my parent company is going to require a service with a more obvious support structure to lean on when/if things do get bumpy.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: web hosts on: April 21, 2014, 11:43:44 AM
Thanks guys, keep 'em coming!
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / web hosts on: April 21, 2014, 11:03:15 AM
All right DC brain trust... my company is in need of a new web host for our clients, as Hostgator has been in a significant state of decline over the last couple years. Ideally we're looking for shared hosting plans as VPS managing/reselling has proven to be more trouble than it's worth for a shop as small as ours. 

I can read feature lists and prices as well as the next guy, but what I'd really like is recommendations based on real experience--especially if you've used a host for a long-ish time and are happy with them. Obviously reliability is important, customer service being a close second priority.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What books are you reading? on: March 07, 2014, 03:24:22 PM
Just finished Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running, it was pretty interesting. Although it was rather inconclusive, it did dispel some things I'd taken for granted.

I may not finish The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing -- there's a ton of great info in here, but he's extraordinarily long winded and repetitive and I'm starting to think I've gleaned all I'm gonna...  as with your book there mouser, I feel like it could have been boiled down to a few pages. (Actually, it has. By the same author. )

Finally, I'm reading Ancillary Justice and it's a bit mind blowing. I haven't enjoyed a sci-fi book so much in a very long time.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Beyond Compare v4 Open Beta on: February 28, 2014, 01:50:20 PM
Beyond Compare is an amazing tool.

Yeah, it's pretty much open 100% of the time on my pc
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Beyond Compare v4 Open Beta on: February 28, 2014, 01:31:59 PM
The REAL killer feature here -- you can now search your saved sessions. This alone is worth the upgrade price as I have several hundred for the various websites I maintain personally and professionally.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Beyond Compare v4 Open Beta on: February 28, 2014, 01:26:08 PM

Looks like pricing For v3 pro to version 4 pro (windows only) is going to be 25 bucks

  • Mac OS X Version
  • New Home View
  • 3-way Folder Merge Pro only
  • Ad Hoc Unimportant Text
  • WebDAV, Subversion and Dropbox Support Pro only
  • Overhauled Picture Compare
  • Overhauled Preferences Dialog with Search
  • Hex Compare wraps lines to fit the window, and adds in-line editing.
  • New View Patch command shows diff/patch files as a text comparison.
  • Added new text comparison algorithm choice based on Bram Cohen's Patience Diff.
  • HTML folder comparison reports can now embed links to file comparisons.
  • Improved appearance on high DPI (retina) displays.
  • Version Compare now compares the fixed PE header in addition to the version resource.
  • Zipx archives can be compared, complete with PPMd, LZMA, WavPack, and WinZip's JPEG compression.

Beyond Compare v4 Beta
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge! on: October 04, 2013, 11:16:19 PM
I'm down about 40lbs and in the best shape I've been in... a long time. I've definitely been in the "a little bit every once in a while" camp, life isn't worth it without the little pleasures.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge! on: September 03, 2013, 07:32:19 AM
I fell a bit off the ladder.. can we do another 30 days of September? Who's up for it starting TODAY?

Might as well just make this a permanent thread. The coffee mugs can have checks for each time you restarted smiley
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos? on: August 05, 2013, 10:55:50 AM
I'm not sure how to answer this, precisely -- is Roku "DVD Etc." or is it computer?

I watch most stuff on my TV; I watch a few shows live (I pay 10 bucks a month and get all the major local networks; ideally bunny ears should be able to do this but only 1 channel is OTA here).

I watch most shows/movies  via streaming through my Roku, but there are a handful of shows I'm unwilling to wait 6 months to watch that I otherwise coerce to my screen.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Show us a picture of your.. CAR!!! on: August 05, 2013, 10:50:43 AM

The whole fleet

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19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Well, I got it: Nokia Lumia 920, Windows 8 on: July 30, 2013, 12:54:00 AM
PS.  Can someone attach the latest bittorrent sync windows installer here?  Wink

D'oh
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge! on: July 26, 2013, 02:52:51 PM
20 lbs down and I've been running 3 miles a day for the last week -- I'm really excited about that, after not being able to run at all for the better part of the last decade.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Help me choose my next smartphone on: July 17, 2013, 04:01:35 PM
I don't want to turn it off.  then i have to turn it on whenever i'm in an area i can connect to wifi automatically.  but yes, i can turn it off.  and on when i get home.  and off when i get back to work.  and back on at home.  Yay.  what convenience.

There's a setting to tell it not to automatically scan for new networks, have you tried that? I have that option enabled, and always have WiFi on. I have to manually add new networks by opening the wifi settings, but you only have to do that once. When you're around that network, it'll reconnect but ignore all others.

As for deleting . . . can't you just press and hold and then forget the network? (My phone is in the shop, so I can't confirm, but I am certain you can forget networks)
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'm sooo exhausted with the overhyping of everything. on: July 15, 2013, 09:32:35 AM
I consciously try to avoid to popular media to great degrees, and I'm STILL exhausted by hearing about all the nonsense, overhyped things going on in recent years.  Maybe it's always been this way, I don't know.

Hype is here to stay. Quit overhyping it bro.  tongue
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Help me choose my next smartphone on: July 15, 2013, 09:31:38 AM
I personally think the hype of the 41 megapixel camera is stupid.  Not that the camera isn't great.  I find that it distracts from some of the more important windows phone related issues that could be addressed.

Windows Phone 8 has been a disappointment on many levels. When Windows Phone 7 first happened, it was exciting ... but didn't even have clipboard support. Eventually the "Mango" update came along, and that was the only significant update to the platform in the last couple years. Windows Phone 8 was a major update in that it was a major version bump and total rewrite of the OS, but I don't consider it a significant update. In many (most?) ways, it was a step backwards in terms of usability. It came with the promise that this new RT based platform would be more actively updated over time... exactly zero significant updates later, we can write that off as false. There's a similar promise coming along with the next update but I won't hold my breath. Nokia has done its best to fill the gap to some extent with its own third party additions, Network+, Phone Extras, exclusive apps/games; at the same time, Verizon is the only network that supports the first party data sense.

There's been a lot of hype and a lot of disappointment. Despite all that, it's the platform I keep coming back to. I prefer the simplicity and elegance of Windows Phone over Android. While BlackBerry has a similar charm and even better usability, its app selection makes Windows Phone's modest selection seem robust.

Hopefully some time soon Microsoft (and BlackBerry for that matter) gets into its groove and really starts actively developing the platform--you've got to be fluid to keep pace in the mobile space. You can't start behind the pack, stagnate and expect to compete let alone win the race.

24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why you should record video of the everyday people in your life on: July 09, 2013, 10:06:14 AM
I have email going back decades . . . and more often than not find revisiting my youth quite uncomfortable. . . I can't imagine video evidence of how much I have/had to learn.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Opera 15 Preview on: July 02, 2013, 02:07:24 PM
I'll stick with Opera 12 until either they re-add all the missing features into Opera 15 or the current one stops working, in which case i'll search for something else.

I think you can count on finding something else.
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