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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ImgBurn - full of OpenCandy and other crap on: Today at 10:24:59 AM
One good thing about http://www.videohelp.com
Even if the author no longer provides a download, videohelp usually still does:

http://www.videohelp.com/...urn/old-versions#download

It looks like is has Imgburn installers back to 1.0

also this:
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/DVD-Decrypter
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: HashTab - Great little tool ... on: Today at 07:11:36 AM
@MilesAhead: Thanks. Have downloaded it to try out.

Thanks for taking a look.  It's a vanilla c++ dialog.  It's main feature, other than speed, is you can feed it multi-GB files and it won't choke.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cut Backs At Hospital on: April 23, 2014, 07:03:08 PM
She started out as a clerical worker, but ended up as a clavicle professional.
You don't say — talus more, do.

Hmm, I must say it looks like she cut off her nose to spite her face.  

4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cut Backs At Hospital on: April 23, 2014, 10:49:41 AM
That's a pretty hip play on words.  smiley

It can be adapted to fit most circumstances--one thigh fits all.
 


She started out as a clerical worker, but ended up as a clavicle professional.  smiley
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: HashTab - Great little tool ... on: April 23, 2014, 08:52:09 AM
I don't know about the other checksums, but a nice feature of the MD5 Hash algorithm is that it is designed to produce wildly different strings on the smallest difference.  It eliminates the need to do side by side string comparison.  If I do an MD5 Hash to compare files I just look at the first 4 characters in the string.  I've never seen an instance where they match and the rest of the strings do not.

Anyway, to pimp my own version MD5Hash is available here.  It queues up files to a depth of 4095.  You can right click a fairly large folder and let it go.  I tried a hybrid single/multi-instance scheme, but it is quirky since window creation, which is the governing resource of single instance, takes to long to guaraantee only one instance.  But if a copy is already open, multiple right click in Explorer sends the command lines to the open copy.

Unfortunately I don't have the source anymore to de-quirk it.  smiley
6  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. for Win7 Pro/Ult on: April 22, 2014, 07:47:36 AM
i am confused, where is the link to the promotion? undecided

There is none.  The person asked in the Windows VIP forum if someone wanted a license since she had it left over.  I'm just explaining where it came from so people know it's not a keygen.

Edit:  To clear up confusion, I asked Mouser if I could post the swap msg here since it's just a "one off." I don't expect to get any more W8 Licenses.
7  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. for Win7 Pro/Ult on: April 21, 2014, 06:29:00 PM
Ok.  I successfully downloaded Windows 7 Pro 32 bit English image.  I can swap the W 8.0 Pro Licence for W7 Pro or Ult. License.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Once again, magically expensive items are only different in your mind on: April 21, 2014, 05:46:15 PM
I enjoyed the Dan Ariely video.  Good humor while making his points.  Some of the "deals" used as examples reminded me of the old bit "would you like to buy 3 for a quarter?"  When the potential customer says no then, "how about 2 for a dollar?"
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Windows desktop productivity tool on: April 21, 2014, 11:37:04 AM
@Stef if you want to be cautious just make a Restore Point periodically and/or use this ERUNT Gui front end to back up just the Registry.

The underlying utility, ERUNT, I've been using for more than 10 years.  It's a good tool to have in any case. smiley

Edit: but as skwire says, most programs use it to store their settings.  For example, the window size and position when the program was last closed, so it will open in the same place and size.  Most programs store that in Registry keys.  It's not that fragile, especially if you have backup.  Some registry cleaners can be dangerous.  But that's because they are deleting things wholesale.
10  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Have Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. Swap 4 W7 Ult. on: April 21, 2014, 10:52:10 AM
Thanks for the advice, both of you.  I'm not sure what release has Previous Versions of Files.  But with ShadowExplorer you can get old versions of files out of Restore Points even with Home Premium.  So I guess Pro and higher is pretty much the same for my purposes.

Edit: On the other hand I already have the Ultimate image.  Downloading a complete image is not trivial as the Library blocks almost all software downloads via WiFi.

11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cut Backs At Hospital on: April 21, 2014, 10:48:02 AM
She has a bone to pick with our bad puns though.  smiley
 
Too bad, she'll just have to humerus.
 


That's a pretty hip play on words.  smiley
12  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Have Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. Swap 4 W7 Ult. on: April 20, 2014, 05:36:25 PM
FYI, Windows 8 keys will work on a Windows 8.1 or 8.1.1 installation disc. I just re-built my machine last night after using the 8.1 update 1 ISO from MSDN using my Windows 8 key.

Very cool.  Thanks for the info.  I was just going by the info from the person who provided the License.  A relief to know all that rigamarole isn't required.  smiley
13  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. for Win7 Pro/Ult on: April 20, 2014, 03:31:00 PM
I have a legit Windows 8.0 Pro Upgrade License to swap for a Windows 7 Ult License.

Edit: As per Josh's info below, this License should work with 8.1 install Discs.

Initially I intend to use the W7 with VM Player.  If I get another PC I may install it there instead in the future. So I may be able to delay W7 activation until you are satisfied the W8 License passes muster.

Edit2:  The source of the License is a person on one of the Windows forums who has a software company.  Apparently she has a deal with MS to raffle off so many copies of W8 Pro.  She has been on those forums as a VIP member for some time.  So I'm confident it's not pirated.

Those interested please PM me.  smiley
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: WinXP is officially dead! on: April 20, 2014, 08:37:37 AM
Maybe what's needed is a fake version handler.  Like when your Firefox browser says it's IE so the web page will load.  Replace the GetVersionEx() API to return 6.1.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cut Backs At Hospital on: April 20, 2014, 07:43:47 AM
Hmm, I'd bet her name is Ann R. Exic.   smiley
And she's being a bit cagey as she's in for a ribbing.

She has a bone to pick with our bad puns though.  smiley
 

16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cut Backs At Hospital on: April 19, 2014, 09:53:16 AM
Miles, that wouldn't surprise me at our Government Hospital!  Wink

17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cut Backs At Hospital on: April 19, 2014, 09:51:09 AM
The one on the left looks rather grumpy with that black look. I suppose it's a scowl and cross bones.
 

Hmm, I'd bet her name is Ann R. Exic.   smiley
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cut Backs At Hospital on: April 18, 2014, 11:11:06 AM
When I read the subject line I expected a surgical alternative to the Chiropractic.

btw the woman wearing the kerchief was only a teenager when she began the wait in the Emergency Room.


19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hey Mouser... you still drowning in student loan debt? on: April 18, 2014, 10:56:10 AM
I overheard a guy talking in the library a couple weeks back.  Evidently he ran into an old friend he hadn't seen in awhile and was bringing him up to speed.  The gist of it is he got an Associates Degree, then went on to get his Bachelor's(I don't remember the discipline.)  He found he couldn't get a job and is carrying $30,000 in debt.

If I ever do manage entry into college I plan to do the minimum to maintain 1/2 student status and get some grants/aid etc..  I started applying in January and still am not at the point of registering for classes.  At this rate I'll be dead before I make it out of Freshman Year.   Unless life expectancy skyrockets soon.  smiley
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Windows desktop productivity tool on: April 18, 2014, 10:45:24 AM

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Hmm yeap, i think something like thi one solves the problem of the unexpected moving icons.. & in combination with the upcoming Skwire's tool i'll be sooooo cool
Unfortunately i'm on a x64 PC , but i think there are many similar tools out there.. 

Yeah.  Most adapted Jeffrey Richter's code same as I did.  I would look for one that computes the positions as percentages of the resolution.  That way you are not forced to do a save for each screen resolution.  At least that technique should work going from low to high res as long as the aspect is roughly the same.

I got so fed up with desktop icons I reduced them to 3.  A folder that acts as a Toolbar.  Recycle Bin, and one for the volume mixer.  All the rest are in the toolbar/folder.  It saves a lot of grief.  I could replace the Volume Mixer shortcut with a hotkey.  But I write so many hotkey utilities I have trouble remembering all the key combinations.  smiley
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Windows desktop productivity tool on: April 18, 2014, 09:45:13 AM
Skwire has the switching under control.  If your Windows is 32 bit this old Icon Position Save/Restore I did years ago may still work.  Simce it's a shell extension for 32 bit it won't work on x64.  Also it's not tested on multimonitor.


22  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Windows desktop productivity tool on: April 17, 2014, 03:16:20 PM
If that guide works then it shouldn't be difficult to have a bunch of existing folders.  The program would let you select a folder and change the Registry value to point to it.  Then it would kill all copies of Explorer. In fact I have a program that pops up a list of folders near the mouse.  When you click a folder it just opens it.  I may be able to adapt it so the chosen folder is made the desktop folder.

I'll try out the concept tomorrow.
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Windows desktop productivity tool on: April 17, 2014, 10:40:41 AM
This claims to allow desktop folder change in Windows Seven.

I didn't find the registry key in Windows Eight. I don't have W7 anymore to see if it is there as noted in the article.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows Aero (transparent window borders, etc.) is dead.. Good riddance on: April 13, 2014, 03:53:38 PM
Late to the party.  I finally got a usable Aero look on W8.  The window borders aren't as pretty as Vista and W7 but it's still better than W8 drab.  Now I can turn the colors back on my hotkey tray utilities without them looking totally lame.

Edit: If you set it too transparent then caption bar will be totally clear.  It's just too weird to get the mouse on it then.  Other programs like Pale Moon, the caption bar is more transparent than what is shown here.  Edit: tweaked it with a bit more transparency and a bit less blur.

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25  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Split file when some binary patterns are found ? on: April 13, 2014, 07:19:34 AM
I think I'll leave this to others as the utility in question is Win9x based.

(  Edit:  Actually I'm in error. It's Dos based. Even C based languages are vastly different now.  )
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