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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are your favorite Tech News or Science News websites? on: Today at 01:43:03 AM
I often check Hacker News, mostly the comments, which are sometimes more insightful than the actual content linked.

(I use hckr news as an interface, because it shows submissions by time, so you can see what was posted since your last visit.)
2  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sublime Text Giveaway on: September 19, 2014, 04:54:07 AM
Interestingly, the Sublime Text forums are broken for a couple of days now. Intended?

The forums have been up again for a couple of days now. It is getting increasingly depressing to follow though -- there are still helpful people, but it feels like it is getting worse Sad.
3  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: KOApproach is now "open source" on: September 19, 2014, 12:37:51 AM
The _proj folder contains sln files, so that is probably a good place to start. It might compile with Visual Studio Express.
4  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Is your editors color theme too dark? on: September 17, 2014, 04:34:37 PM
This post is based on a blog post I wrote recently: Not Quite Monokai

If you feel some of the popular editor color themes are perhaps a bit on the dark side, there is a chance they were originally developed for TextMate, and your Windows editor is not interpreting the colors quite right.

You can look at screenshots here, here, or here, and compare them to how these color themes look in Sublime Text, Atom, Notepad++, and other editors on Windows/Linux.

The difference is due to color spacesw, where TextMate uses Apple's Generic RGB profile by default, and most Windows editors assume sRGB (see the blog post for more details). When people converted the themes from TextMate to other editors, not many did the proper conversion.

Here are some screenshots comparing a few popular color themes. At the top of each screenshot is what the original TextMate theme looks like in Sublime Text 3 on Windows, and below is how the theme looks when the colors are converted from Generic RGB to sRGB. Notice how the contrast between background and text is more pleasing (at least to me), and the red-ish colors look more in line with the rest.

Monokai:

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RailsCasts (idleFingers):

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Tomorrow Night:

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Twilight:

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5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for desktop calendar software that can sync with Google Calendar on: September 14, 2014, 01:29:25 PM
I switched to simply using google calendar in the browser, because of all the programs I tried, it had the best sync with google calendar Grin.
6  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: CLION: A new (cross-platform, commercial) C++ IDE on: September 11, 2014, 02:34:57 PM
It looks promising, and I agree using CMake is probably not a bad thing. I've been happy every time I found projects using CMake instead of autotools/autoconf.

One issue with the current version is that it only supports a very specific 32-bit MinGW install (and does not work with the popular MinGW-w64 builds).
7  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AdGuard: the better Ad Muncher? on: September 02, 2014, 01:52:55 AM
Does anyone know if AdGuard allows you to disable this behavior of proxying HTTPS traffic?  I'm currently using Ad Muncher and I don't have any complaints about HTTPS connections having too many ads.  However, I think I'm seeing the writing on the wall for AM, so I figure that I'll be moving to something else at some point and I'd rather that my HTTPS traffic just be left alone since I'm not seeing a problem with it.

It looks like 5.10 added support for disabling https filtering on specific sites, I don't know if there is a way to disable it for all.

YouTube's ads alone have me wanting some sort of https ad control.

I've never had YouTube ads here, and I don't really know why. I don't have an ad-blocker inside Chrome (other than Ghostery) -- perhaps it is because I am loggen in on YouTube?

Now Facebook on the other hand ... wallbash
8  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AdGuard: the better Ad Muncher? on: September 01, 2014, 12:03:22 PM
On one hand it is annoying that AM does not filter https, on the other hand from what I understand, AdGuard does it by installing its own certificate and doing a man in the middle on all your https connections, and I don't know how I feel about that.
9  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: CintaNotes Giveaway + 30% Discount on: August 29, 2014, 08:08:26 AM
Just in time! oh wait Grin
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My cat needs your thoughts | RIP Saffron my dearest cat on: August 29, 2014, 12:33:14 AM
Sorry to hear Sad
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: July 30, 2014, 02:58:53 AM
The thing with Vim is that it requires you are willing to spend the time and effort to learn to work entirely differently than you are used to. It may be able to do most anything you need, but actually doing it may be pretty hard until you spend the time learning how (which can be said about all editors, but in Vims case there is more learning involved).

I would try installing Sublime Text 3 if I were you. The trial does not have a time limit, all you get is a popup every now and then when saving. It works just the same on Linux as it does on Windows, and it is a very good text editor.

I probably wouldn't buy it though, before you feel confident development is still ongoing.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money? on: July 29, 2014, 05:27:33 PM
The only thing I've seen recently was EMET stopping an older version of flash player in FireFox after an ad set something off.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money? on: July 29, 2014, 02:22:43 AM
I just got my first call from someone who had gotten dual-bitten by a password logging bot plus (to my amazement) some ransomware.

She was running a (mostly) updated copy of Win7x64 along with MS Security Essentials.

...

Draw from this what conclusions you will. Cool

The problem is you can't draw any more elaborate conclusions than that MSE did not stop this threat. For all we know, a commercial protection might have been equally useless.
14  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born on: July 25, 2014, 05:38:11 AM
Which unpacks to almost 9000 files in 2500 folders Grin.

From release 118 changes:

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  • The Atom .zip file is now 10% smaller and contains 25% fewer files and folders
15  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sublime Text Giveaway on: July 23, 2014, 03:49:49 AM
I suppose you could always send a query to their sales department and ask if you're that curious about who won it. But with only a single copy up for grabs I don't think there's much financial incentive for the dev to be playing games over it.
 Cool

The contest wasn't run by the people behind ST itself, but by a guy called Josh Earl who has written a couple of e-books on ST and runs a mailing list with tips.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google, designing the font of the future on: July 18, 2014, 03:15:55 AM
Just for the record, the download links given so far (v1.1 and v1.2) appear to be for versions of Roboto before the re-design mentioned in the article (check the R K and 1 glyphs for instance).

There seems to be a v2.0 available for download here:

http://www.droid-life.com...id-l-and-material-design/

17  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Quality of Captured Image on: July 16, 2014, 05:00:38 AM
mozjpeg 2.0 has been released

Thanks to CMake it built without problems on Windows here Thmbsup.
18  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born on: July 11, 2014, 04:18:26 AM
To be fair, once you have opened a project folder (which takes a while), it does works reasonably well. The vcs integration is a nice feature.

Unfortunately it does not support bitmap fonts Sad.
19  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born on: July 11, 2014, 02:28:22 AM
An official Windows build was just announced

http://blog.atom.io/2014/07/09/hello-windows.html

It's a 66 MB download ohmy

Which unpacks to almost 9000 files in 2500 folders Grin.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: July 02, 2014, 04:04:20 PM
Looks like a nice couple of blog posts introducing Vim:

http://benmccormick.org/2...g-vim-in-2014-the-basics/
http://benmccormick.org/2...-in-2014-vim-as-language/
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / WinPatrol has a new developer on: July 01, 2014, 03:40:14 PM
Not sure if this has been posted already, but it appears WinPatrol (which often gets recommended here) will continue life with a new developer. The post appears to promise lifetime licenses will be honored:

http://billpstudios.blogs...patrol-generation-ii.html

http://www.ruiware.com/
22  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: June 27, 2014, 03:55:01 PM
@Jibz - I have made some adjustments to the icon, please check again.

Thanks for looking into this, but I am afraid this was probably worse than before -- now both the taskbar and the app icons look a bit strange:

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23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: June 27, 2014, 03:05:53 AM
Nice looking Vim plug-in resource (via HN):

http://vimawesome.com/
24  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: June 27, 2014, 02:13:32 AM
@Jibz - Do you mean the font of the notes? The icon on my system is smooth and looks fine, odd... I was thinking about changing the icon anyway.

I mean the font of the text the user is writing in the notes, yes.

The icon for the application in explorer is fine, the icon in the upper left corner of the app is fine as well, but the app in the task bar when it is running is a scaled up version of the 16x16 icon instead of the 32x32 icon. Here is a screenshot with the explorer, app, and taskbar icon for comparison again:

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I've seen things like this happen before, and it's usually because Windows loads the first icon from the executable and uses that for everything, if it is not instructed to load the appropriate sizes (usually a question of doing multiple LoadImage calls and filling in both hIcon and hIconSm in WNDCLASSEX).
25  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: June 26, 2014, 08:00:51 AM
Would it be useful with an option to change the font used?

Even though the small and large icons both look good, the one Windows uses in the taskbar (think it's 32x32) is pixelated here:

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