Latest posts of: app103 - DonationCoder.com
HOME | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate
Click here to
donate and join now!
Welcome Guest.   Make a donation to an author on the site April 21, 2015, 04:01:25 PM  *

Please login or register.
Or did you miss your validation email?


Login with username and password (forgot your password?)
Why not become a lifetime supporting member of the site with a one-time donation of any amount? Your donation entitles you to a ton of additional benefits, including access to exclusive discounts and downloads, the ability to enter monthly free software drawings, and a single non-expiring license key for all of our programs.


You must sign up here before you can post and access some areas of the site. Registration is totally free and confidential.
 
Read the Practical Guide to DonationCoder.com Forum Search Features
   
  Forum Home Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  
  Show Posts
      View this member's profile 
      donate to someone Donate to this member 
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 214 Next
1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 16, 2015, 12:46:05 AM
Happy April 15th?





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

But I did have to chip in an extra $8 towards this guy's breakfast. First time in my life that I actually owed money, instead of getting a refund.  Sad

[attach=1]
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 16, 2015, 12:33:31 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!

And say they deserve a raise!  Wink

Last customer that said that in reference to the support they got from me, I not only got that raise, I got a $100 gift card for my favorite restaurant, too!  Grin
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 15, 2015, 02:57:02 AM

Next time you do somehow manage to get someone that knows what they are doing, get their name! That way if you ever have to contact support again, you can ask for them, specifically. It doesn't always work, but when it does, it's worth it.  smiley
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows Batchfile can't recognize long file name...!!!! on: April 14, 2015, 01:28:53 AM
Path Copy Copy adds entries to the Explorer context menu that will grab the short names for you, and it's free open source.

[attach=1]
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 13, 2015, 01:44:03 PM
The Worst Room: A blog about trying to find affordable housing in new york city (and elsewhere)

The descriptions of these rooms for rent, along with the tags used by the author, are hilarious.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help Archive Team save Friendfeed's content on: April 08, 2015, 07:19:43 PM
[attach=1]

7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help Archive Team save Friendfeed's content on: April 07, 2015, 03:15:46 PM
For anyone interested, you can watch the rescue in real-time, here: http://tracker.archiveteam.org/friendfeed/
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why are car stereos so flimsy? on: April 07, 2015, 10:45:20 AM
I was offering you a vintage New In Box car stereo (radio/cassette) that you can use one with.  smiley

^ your generous offer just made me wish for a car, April  Kiss


Yeah, not having the car makes it kind of useless, which is why I offered it.  smiley
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help Archive Team save Friendfeed's content on: April 07, 2015, 08:26:26 AM
If it didn't require the use of a VM it would be a good use of all the unused RasPi's sitting around doing nothing.

There is a way to do it without the VM, running the script directly, on Linux, but it's a bit more complicated: http://archiveteam.org/in...nning_the_script_manually
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help Archive Team save Friendfeed's content on: April 06, 2015, 01:33:01 PM
Though I am looking into setting up a "Warrior" myself, DC probably isn't the best place to find 1,000 volunteers. You might get better visibility for this using reddit or slashdot or something.

I didn't expect to find all 1000 qualified volunteers here, and there are posts elsewhere, including on Friendfeed, G+, and Frenf.it, and I believe that a member of Archive Team has made a post on Reddit (or is going to).

The Archive Team project looks pretty cool.  thumbs up

If you have the time to spare, you should see the action from inside their IRC channel on efnet #humancentifeed It's quite an interesting show, just as it was when they were grabbing Geocities.  Wink

Hmm.
Well, please post an intro post with some basic instructions for us and I will try to test if I can run one of these warrior things!

Original post above has links to instructions about setting up and running a Warrior. Try following those instructions, first, and if you have any questions or problems, ask them here and I'll try to get someone to answer them.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help Archive Team save Friendfeed's content on: April 06, 2015, 11:48:48 AM
they used to have rules against "servers" on home connections

You would not be running a server. Nobody will be connecting to you. You will be running a grabber that will grab chunks of content off the friendfeed site and then upload it to Archive Team's servers. As long as you have a connection that meets the qualifications spelled out, you can do this on a home internet connection.


I, personally, can not provide any support for running a Warrior, but if anyone runs into any issues, I can ask a member of Archive Team to reply to anyone that needs some help getting it running.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help Archive Team save Friendfeed's content on: April 06, 2015, 11:20:10 AM
I doubt I'm in the market for this, but I support the effort against yet one more "launch and dump" trend by the big corps!

Angry

At this point, there is no hope that anyone can change Facebook's mind and stop the shut down, but archiving the public content to archive.org can still be accomplished, if enough people are willing to pitch in and help with that enormous task.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Please help Archive Team save Friendfeed's content on: April 06, 2015, 11:05:30 AM
Facebook is shutting Friendfeed down on April 9, 2015.

Archive Team is attempting to grab as much of the public content as possible, before the shutdown removes it from the internet, for good. All content grabbed will eventually be posted to archive.org's Wayback Machine.

These are the same guys that saved most of Geocities, when Yahoo shut it down. (they have also rescued content from other sites)

As an active, dedicated Friendfeed user, I have a personal interest in the success of this project. I have been in contact with them, answering some of their questions about Friendfeed, providing them with other info (api limitations, etc), and doing some community relations work related to this enormous project. (like making this post)

What they need now is at least 1000 volunteers to run a Warrior for this project, right now, or they will have no hope of being able to grab all of the public content in time, before the shut down.

If you qualify to run a Warrior, and you care about what they are trying to do here, please run one for at least this project.

To qualify, Please ensure the following:

  • No OpenDNS. No ISP DNS that redirects to a search page. Use non-captive DNS servers.
  • No ISP connections that inject advertisements into web pages.
  • No proxies. Proxies can return bad data.
  • No content-filtering firewalls.
  • No censorship. If you believe your country implements censorship, do not run a warrior.
  • No Tor. The original IP address is needed for the WARC file.
  • No free wifi cafe. Archiving your cafe's wifi service agreement repeatedly is not helpful.
  • We prefer connections from many public IP addresses if possible. (For example, if your apartment building uses a single IP address, we don't want your apartment banned.)


The Warrior runs on Windows, OS X and Linux using a virtual machine. You'll need one of the following:

  • VirtualBox (recommended)
  • VMware workstation/player


Or alternatively, if you are running Linux, you can try running a script for this project, directly: https://github.com/ArchiveTeam/friendfeed-grab

For more info about running a Warrior for this project, and other related project info, please see the following page: http://archiveteam.org/in...e=FriendFeed#Content_grab

For more general info about running a Warrior for this or any other Archive Team project, please see this page: http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Warrior

[attach=1]

PS: DonationCoder has had a Friendfeed page for quite a long time, and this project will rescue it's posts, likes, subscriber list, subscriber comments, etc, to save them for future generations, too.



14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Best Windows 7 desktop background changer? on: April 05, 2015, 05:11:56 AM
Most of the listed programs there either don't support time intervals lower than 1 minute or don't support choosing images randomly from subdirectories or aren't compatible with Win7.

I do not understand why is it so difficult? Is not it easier, periodically, to take a new wallpaper from the network? In Google's full of them. And sites like this http://lafozi.com/us-en/ enough. For example, I change the background of your desktop once a month and no program for that I do not need.

I used to use a wallpaper changer that changed my wallpaper every 15 minutes, and I had saved lists that were specific to various holidays and seasons. Once it is set up, you can keep recycling the same lists year after year, unless the file locations have changed.

And I would name & link to the one I used to use, but the developer's site is gone and it doesn't work with Win7, any way (was from the win98 era)  Sad
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why are car stereos so flimsy? on: April 05, 2015, 03:55:54 AM
app103, I appreciate the offer, and that IS a cool gizmo. The current Pioneer unit in my car is radio / CD only though, so I'm afraid I can't take you up on it.

Not sure if you understood what I was offering, so I figured I'd clarify it, just in case.

I was not offering you one of those cassette adapter thingies...I was offering you a vintage New In Box car stereo (radio/cassette) that you can use one with.  smiley
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS on: April 04, 2015, 12:36:24 AM
This was a gift I received today: Turtle Beach P12

Had a little trouble getting the mic to work with my laptop, and I have no clue what I did to make it work. But the sound is great, it's comfortable, and it doesn't make the inside of my ears itch (a problem I have with most earphones that sit on or in the ears)

[attach=1]
http://www.turtlebeach.co...eadsets/ear-force-p12/506
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Introducing a New Project: Forever Flash Games on: April 01, 2015, 02:04:32 PM
Thank you! (I have a whole brand new bunch of people to prank with it this year  Grin)
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Introducing a New Project: Forever Flash Games on: April 01, 2015, 12:24:33 AM
One of the greatest April Fool's pranks ever, and nobody can find it any more.  Sad
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why are car stereos so flimsy? on: March 31, 2015, 07:27:12 PM
I just want a new unit that can play the songs stored on my smartphone!

I have an offer to make you, that could solve your problem, and at a much lower cost than you might have originally thought.

I have a brand new, still in the box, vintage car stereo with a cassette deck (purchased about 10 years ago, or slightly less), that I am looking to get rid of. You could use with a Bluetooth adapter.

[attach=1]

It was purchased for a car that ended up totaled before my husband could get it installed, and since he doesn't drive any more, there is no chance that we will ever use it. I can't remember if he bought it for a Honda Civic or a Ford Escort. We chose this particular one because my husband is a destroy machine that can't be trusted with CDs....so, it had to have a cassette player.

If the stereo is compatible with your car, I am willing to let you have it for the cost of shipping, or if you still live in my state, you could optionally just pick it up.

If it is something you would consider, let me know and I will dig it out of the closet and give you more info about it.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: March 31, 2015, 06:09:26 PM
For Apri Fool's Day, don't forget my fun prank app, Dr. Windows:

But your best was the flash game.  Grin
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: March 31, 2015, 04:52:12 AM
It would be funny if a whole class of those kinds of kids showed up in high school Algebra 1 and confidently parrots back versions of that speech. Teacher would do a double facepalm!

There was a study where small groups solved problems to come up with the wrong answer. 1 person in the group wasn't "in" on the fix, but usually went along with it. I forget where I read that though. I guess you could get a class to "fix" the answers they give the teacher to mess with them. smiley

I certainly could have, all by myself, (pranking the whole class and the teacher) since I did have an Algebra I teacher that insisted on using my test as the answer key (without checking the answers to make sure they were correct, first) and refused to accept any submissions turned in before mine. And since he was such a bad teacher, he was used to 90% of students failing his tests, so he would likely never have known, and neither would the rest of the class. (But I was too busy trying to prove a point by only showing up to class on test days to ever think of a prank so epically awesome.)  cheesy

But I did come up with a good one the following year, when I didn't bother to show up for math class at all, not even on the first day. That teacher just assumed I was on his list by mistake and wasn't supposed to actually be in his class and never submitted a cut slip for me, freeing up that part of my school day to do whatever I wanted, without any consequences. And I got away with it for 4 months, till I went to drop out and had to have all my teachers sign some paper and return it to the main office...and I had no idea who my math teacher was or what room he was in. The argument with that teacher was funny, trying to convince him that he was my math teacher for the last 4 months, when he had never seen me before, and getting him to sign that paper. But by then, what were they going to do? They couldn't give me detention for cutting his class for 4 months, so I completely got away with it.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: March 30, 2015, 03:57:02 PM
The importance of using icons that people can actually understand.

[attach=1]
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: March 30, 2015, 03:50:53 PM
Contextual advertising win? Or fail?

[attach=1]
24  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: I have put a "share with facebook" type thing on the pages (temporarily?).. on: March 29, 2015, 07:06:29 PM
App your design looks pretty good -- and your suggestion about putting it off until we do some other changes is a good one -- especially since I think the move to a cms is in order and that would be a good time to do it.  Right now i'm comfortable with where they are.

What you have on the site is a different type of social buttons than what I am proposing. The kind you have on the site right now are the kind that help people share the page they are on, on social networks.

The kind I am proposing, as a first step, are the kind that link to our pages on social networks, which encourages people to follow what we do more, bringing them back to the site again & again. It allows them to subscribe to us, since most people do not use RSS readers and do their subscribing by following sites on social networks. They can be added now, and it would be trivial work to do it...it's just an image that links to a page, no scripts needed.

If we are going to use the type we currently have at the bottom of the page, they would be best added to the most visited content on the main site, first, so people can spread the word about the software. And they need to be closer to that content to actually work. Way at the bottom of the page or at the bottom of the sidebar doesn't cut it. They should be at the upper right of the actual content of the page, in the same area, so visitors see them.

And since there is currently no room on most of those pages, without a slight redesign, and if there is plans on moving the main site to a CMS adding them now would be a waste of work, that was why I said to wait.

And JavaJones' comment about Discourse is something to think about, too.

If you are going to move the main site to a CMS, Discourse can be integrated into Wordpress. It's how SitePoint is currently publishing their articles on their main Wordpress based site, where every article automatically becomes a forum post, too, and integrating the replies on Discourse back as Wordpress comments to the articles on the main site.

You have a need for something like that with the various sections of the main site, and this would make things much easier in the long run, and make the forum content much more visible than the current DC blog, which doesn't integrate the discussion on the pages with the articles, which means visitors that land on those pages miss a lot of the action, here.

This is the original wp-discourse plugin: https://github.com/discourse/wp-discourse

And SitePoint's fork of it, with some extra added features & fixes: https://github.com/sitepoint/wp-discourse

You might need to do your own fork to add options for different behaviors for specific categories, like software pages, so that when someone wants to comment on an app, perhaps with a bug report or other issue, they get sent to the section for that app (if it has one), rather than the carbon copy of the app's content page on the forum.

25  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: scrolling window OUT OF MEMORY CRASH...EVERY TIME on: March 29, 2015, 11:48:45 AM
Believe it or not, this is a common problem I experienced with all other screen capture applications, and the primary reason why I gave SC a try.

And like all other screen capture applications, SC did have the same issue for me, in the beginning, but at least mouser was willing to work to find a solution (which he did), and I no longer have the out of memory problem in SC. Can't say the same about the rest of the developers of those other apps.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 214 Next
DonationCoder.com | About Us
DonationCoder.com Forum | Powered by SMF
[ Page time: 0.053s | Server load: 0.17 ]


Share on Facebook
submit to reddit