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1  Other Software / Html and CSS School / dfm2html on: April 19, 2015, 10:28:46 AM
http://www.dfm2html.com/

Not what you asked for.  It is more of a design tool using objects.  But I thought of it when you mentioned German Language.  I think German is the native language of the developers.

From the write-up it seems like the most sophisticated open source tool I've seen for Web.  I haven't installed it yet.  I have been focused on getting Visual Studio installed properly.  But this tool looks pretty cool.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kingston USB 3.0 for ISO usage on: April 19, 2015, 09:01:48 AM
Speaking of shortcomings of USB 2-3 has anyone heard of actual USB 3.1 in the wild?  Or is it still something that only works in standards committee meetings?
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kingston USB 3.0 for ISO usage on: April 18, 2015, 04:35:41 PM
Now I just need to create a legend which monkey signifies which software.
If you use three you'll be completely free from evil. Also, since you'll be blind, deaf, and dumb you can sell off that laptop and relax.
 


I can forget about multimedia programming at least.  Wink

Edit:  I was tempted to get the Hello Kitty Sticker Sheets but they were $2.  I'm not made of money after all!  smiley
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 5 Insane Devices for Monitoring Your Kids on: April 18, 2015, 04:33:13 PM
Now a suspicious person with a conspiracy-oriented outlook might wonder how many of these products are sending copies of all that data (and more) back to the manufacturers who can correlate all that juicy data to real people located at real home addresses due to warranty registrations and online ordering.

Even in the 1950s I knew the TV watched me as much a I watched it.  Every time I got a perfect picture on the rabbit ears as soon as I set down it went haywire.  Only when I got cable could I watch TV without jumping up every few seconds.

Unfortunately I think many would check off the Privacy Policy Agreement that says the guvmint can access all this data if a beer would be sent into the Living Room every time you uttered the phrase "while you are up!" in a clearly audible fashion.  There's freedom and then there is convenienceWink
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kingston USB 3.0 for ISO usage on: April 18, 2015, 04:22:43 PM
Waitaminnit....a fistful of flash drives each emblazoned with the image of a monkey? Hmmm....is Miles the origin point of the army of the 12 monkeys? <eyes Miles suspiciously>

It may be once I get 12 of them.  I keep telling you guys I'm a time traveler.  But people waste my time asking if I am from the past or the future.  In time travel, even at 1x, there is only the present.  Don't ask me how it works.  In the 1970s I was able to repair rear wheel drive automobiles that tended to traverse space in a very limited fashion.  I am not trained in temporal displacement engine  technology.  xaml is learning curve enough.  smiley
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: TV shows thread on: April 18, 2015, 09:52:47 AM
It's too dark. It's hard to see everything when 90% of shots are at night with no lights

I hate it when that happens.  TV becomes a radio show.  All sound effects and dialog.  They should have started a tradition a long time ago of having a prompt dialog near the bottom of the screen like "the warehouse is dark but we added light so you can watch what happens" or whatever.  I don't know how many X-Files episodes went audio only on me.  Sad
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: April 18, 2015, 09:33:07 AM
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A new country just started in Europe

Starting is easier than staying, it would seem.  smiley
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kingston USB 3.0 for ISO usage on: April 18, 2015, 06:43:43 AM
@4wd thanks for the suggestion.  Cranioscopical suggested a kid's sticker instead of a label.  I'm lazy and it turns out Walmart will send 4 sheets of kid stickers(some stuff with monkeys or something) to the local FedEx Store for less than a buck.  Now I just need to create a legend which monkey signifies which software.  smiley  It may seem lazy but it is rapidly getting hot for dragging a bag in Miami.  The FedEx Store is right across the street from a MetroMover Station.  smiley

@fodder I'm not sure how fast the install will read from these Kensingtons but sequential read of both a virgin stick and one after it has a lot of data on is around 100 MBs.  I added Blend from vstudio 2013 Pro and although it did no back flips I didn't fall asleep waiting. For $.50/GB that's ok.  smiley

I'v owned various types of AData USB.  Some feel very light and flimsy, some rubbarized, some very rugged like the s102.  I don't know if it's luck but I don't remember one of them dying.  Maybe the rubbarized one as I had to squeeze it into a close space to plug it in.  One out of 10 or so seems pretty good.  Sandisk the first one I bought died which put me off the "sliding guts" design.  But you're right.  I just have to assume the worst.  I use the AData s102s for image backup as there's no other rational choice.  I can't lug WD Sata IIIs around in my bag.  smiley
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Kingston USB 3.0 for ISO usage on: April 17, 2015, 08:43:59 AM
I am starting to like Kingston USB 3.0 as a container for install media.  This 16 GB flash only writes at around 10 MBs but it reads pretty fast.  This makes it handy for install media.

At $8 a pop I find myself getting more of them.  I have one for Visual Studio 2013 Pro.  I just ordered another to use with Windows 7 Pro.  It also works pretty well as a bootable recovery for the Laptop.  I'm not sure how rugged it is.  But so far I haven't had any cause for concern.

Edit: I wish it came in more than one color.  I find myself putting a rubber band on to distinguish the contents.  I tried a web search for computer related decals or stickers.  But I didn't find anything useful for sticking on the side of the drive.  Printable labels might be fine if I was at home with my own printer.  But for something I can just stick on I didn't see anything good.

10  Other Software / Html and CSS School / Re: HTML editor for beginners on: April 16, 2015, 01:09:12 PM
Nobody has mentioned PsPad.  It is free.  Does syntax highlighting.  Comes with Tidy for html.  It does Find in Files.  Does preview in an IE compatible pane.  Plus it has templates for various html and other files.  I found if I allowed Tidy to wrap lines I was able to see what was going on.

Since it isn't a code generator you don't get the clutter like when you use html editor from Sea Monkey(back when I used it they just called it Netscape.)

If you intend to do stuff mainly with html and css it may be a good way to go.  The other thing it has going for it is small size and portability.  Also you can add commands to the menu.

Edit:  I think you need to add a plugin to get the Find in Files feature.  But it's straightforward.  Also it does spell checking for plain text files.

11  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: "IDEA" RECURSE A DRIVE TREE REMOVING WRITE PROTECTION LIKE EMPTY FOLDER REMOVERS on: April 16, 2015, 10:40:37 AM
This utility may be worth a look:
http://www.nirsoft.net/ut...ls/bulk_file_changer.html
12  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: "IDEA" RECURSE A DRIVE TREE REMOVING WRITE PROTECTION LIKE EMPTY FOLDER REMOVERS on: April 16, 2015, 10:37:32 AM
I think your only hope of doing this with check boxes is to find a file manager with the feature.  You should be able to remove read only attribute on all files on a drive from the command line using an administrator command prompt.  Just CD to the root as in
CD \ <enter>
attrib -r *.* /S <enter>

But obviously I'm not going to test it on my system since there's a couple hundred thousand files to mess with if something goes wrong.  smiley

If you have more than one partition in the command prompt just enter the drive letter
with a colon to change drives
f: <enter>
to go to drive f  etc..
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 16, 2015, 10:18:37 AM
Nope, didn't have to open my wallet for him. In fact, we got back more than twice as much as we did last year. smiley

That's one thing that's always befuddled me... people are happy to get back a lot of money.  It's your own money that you gave the government interest free for a year.  My perfect world is when I'm at $0 owed or returned.

If you can believe it, back in the 70s and 80s if you didn't file a Tax Return and the govt. owed you money(like you left it there for a couple of years) when you did file, they paid it with 5% interest for the extra time they had it.  Of course back then I think savings accounts were paying over 4% interest.  I think some people got wise to it and were just not taking their deduction(claiming 0) and using it like a savings plan.  After a few years the guvmint quit paying the interest.  It's too bad.  In fact I think I still have tax deductions I never got back.  I asked my former employer for the info but I guess they are only required to keep it a certain number of years.  I bet if I owed them money they wouldn't throw away the records.  smiley

14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: April 16, 2015, 06:44:06 AM
...Not From Aliens Parkes Observatory Clarifies Radio Signal Bursts Come From Kitchen Microwave

"Oops!"
 cheesy

But does it brown?  smiley
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / ComSysApp broken?? on: April 15, 2015, 03:45:49 PM
Edit:  This Laptop has always been funky when it comes to Restore Points.  It seems to be exacerbated by vstudio 2013 install.  But my online searches seem to come up with nothing very positive for fix except reinstall.

I ran sfc  /scannow and all it found was some Explorer Frame stuff.  Which I suspect was left over from a File Explorer modification utility.

It's frustrating because I watched an MS online vid how to use Blend.  Looks like there's quite a bit of engineering sunk into it.  But this Laptop may not be the best platform to try it out.

In any case I have the disc image and license.  I can always put it on when I get a desktop.  Or maybe I'll get lucky and this machine will stabilize.  The one thing I did learn was disabling Fast Start on the Laptop seemed to cut the hang time when running Restore Points from 20 min => fovever  to about 5 minutes.

I did see some google hits about vstudio causing ComSysApp failures but they were nearly all XP and IIS related.  Oh well.  That's one frustration of large IDEs.  You may spend 2 days to get them on only to find you can't really use them to the full measure.  Sad
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 15, 2015, 07:18:25 AM
Next time you do somehow manage to get someone that knows what they are doing, get their name!
And if you have a chance to give feedback, mention their name!

If you get a really good tech ask the person where to send an "atta boy" or whatever they call a glowing positive feedback these days.  Perhaps an email or fax.  A few of those hanging on the bulletin board and the management tends to treat the tech better.  Wink
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: April 15, 2015, 05:25:09 AM
Tokyo Boy

This was a fun flick.   Thmbsup
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 5 Insane Devices for Monitoring Your Kids on: April 14, 2015, 06:54:20 PM
(5) The new Apple Watch is a revolutionary device, but I worry it could turn into the Swiss Army Knife of tracking tools—video feeds, GPS locators, biometric sensors.

I really don't think that kids have to be worried about being tracked while wearing one of these, no doubt they'd be mugged and have it stolen before they reach the end of the block.

Besides, if it's computer driven the parents will have to consult the kids how to enable and disable the various tracking tools.  smiley
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Solved: Visual Studio Toolbox Blues on: April 14, 2015, 06:43:24 PM
There is a built in progress bar, unless I'm not understanding you.  I don't think most people use the toolbox with the advent of xaml and wpf.  Just type in the tags for the control in question in the editor.  I've not used the toolbox in a long time.

I remember WPF coming in now.  I didn't like the look of it as it was markup.  I get the theory of separating appearance from action.  If I can grok Blend maybe I'll try to get it to do something.  All in good time.  smiley
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Solved: Visual Studio Toolbox Blues on: April 14, 2015, 07:16:26 AM
One thing I did try:  My IniEdit program uses a Glass form with a Searchable RichEdit coded by a programmer on CodeProject.  Visual Studio Buttons can sit on Glass without distortion.  But it seems like the button is still the only control adapted to Glass.  I tried a standard Main Menu and everything on the menu strip turned white.. which is typical of controls that look distorted on Glass.  Seems the Glass thing has been totally neglected since VS2010.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Solved: Visual Studio Toolbox Blues on: April 14, 2015, 05:51:30 AM
I'm a bit surprised.  AFAICT there's no built in ProgressBar control that does Taskbar Button progress.  The stuff in the Toolbox looks pretty much like the stuff from VS2010 Express.  Part of this may be due to the fact I excluded DB stuff and am not interested in Phone development yet.  But Desktop stuff looks like same old same old. ( I have VS2013 Pro.  Initially I went with most of the recommended install but since it just hung there staring at me for an hour I chopped it down to bare minimum c++ and C# stuff.  Even with that I had to do a repair install the next day.)

For anything snazzy I'm still looking through user written controls in CodeProject.

The VC++ I pretty much just selected MFC and Win32 stuff.  I don't see myself doing VC++ managed form programs.  I haven't done a c++ program yet but supposedly there are 64 bit and cross compilers installed.

I remember why I decided to do most stuff in AutoIt3 and AHK because especially on the Laptop it is so sluggish.  Also one time I opened a solution file just by using Open File instead of Open Solution and the whole IDE crashed(nothing else was open,  I did a Close Solution first.)

The other thing that strikes me is why does everything look like it is running on a phone with a shades of gray only screen?  Just because it does multiple device dev the environment itself has to be drab?  I don't get it.

I still haven't stuck my toe into F# or WPF yet.  But you can't go by my experience.  I tend to do a program or two to keep my hand in.  Then go back to scripting out of an editor as it's just so much faster.

Right now I'm trying to find a free ProgressBar that does animation to make something with a humorous progressbar instead of just the plane jane green thermometer.

I had to do a Repair Install just to get the VC++ stuff to show up.  I may have to turn off fast boot on this Laptop since restore points and updates sure don't run smoothly.  The repair install basically went through the whole shooting match that should have been completed yesterday.  On the plus side I wasn'r back to square one "Toolbox hides the main form" mode.  It remembered my layout and Help Viewer settings at least.

I'll know more once I have some new programs running.  I have to slog it like a Volga Boatman since I forget a lot of this stuff.  Maybe by the end of May I'll have something small to post.  smiley
22  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Quick Website Blocker on: April 13, 2015, 01:42:30 PM
What else does it bring for that size? It's rather large at nearly 2 MB (imho). Is that because of the development environment used?

Maybe that's the debug build.
23  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Quick Website Blocker on: April 13, 2015, 10:24:40 AM
Nice idea.   Thmbsup
24  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Macrium Reflect 6 News on: April 13, 2015, 10:20:14 AM
Incremental has won me over.  I did one after install of Visual Studio 2013.  It took about 13 minutes.  Better than 1/2 hour every time for full.  I like it.  smiley
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: April 12, 2015, 07:00:51 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.

If it weren't for the cat, I could see this as a "flip illusion" like the cup/faces, but as is, I can only see the cat going up most of the time, and I certainly can't see the cat *backing up* the stairs the other way!

THAT would be viral Youtube gold!



It seems to me if the cat was going downstairs the shoulders would be hunched to prevent going down the stairs out of control.  Since the cat seems untroubled and is looking at someone next to the photographer my feeling is the cat is going upstairs.
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