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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wonderful New Year's wishes from a long absent member on: January 06, 2013, 04:22:56 PM
kyrathaba: I love the text "while(! dead_horse){beat}" on your avatar.
mouser (Jesse): Thanks man. It's nice to visit my old haunt.
Deozan: Thanks man. Good to hear from you as well.
Tinman57: I think you get the award for the most clever response.
Mitzy:What a riot. I had long forgotten about my old IRC departing comment.

It's SO GOOD to hear from all of you.
All my best,
Ken
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wonderful New Year's wishes from a long absent member on: January 01, 2013, 11:49:25 AM
Hey Josh,
Go read the personal mail I just sent you and get back to me. Good to see/hear from you. Happy New Year man.
Ken
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Wonderful New Year's wishes from a long absent member on: January 01, 2013, 11:24:31 AM
Hello to the DC community! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and that everyone has a healthy, happy 2013. My very best wishes for all of you!

Fondly,
Ken Reeder
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Looking for e-Books/e-Docs (and Happy New Year to all) on: December 26, 2009, 01:45:43 PM
Hello all,

I am looking for information about where I can get ebooks (edocs) that I can read on my computer. If anyone knows anything about where they can be obtained or resources in this area, I would really appreciate it if people would be share any/all information about what they know.

In addition to information about where I can obtain e-books, I would also appreciate any information people know about software that will read text aloud, including ebooks and web pages.

Thanks so much & again, a joyous (and financially good) New Year to you all!
Ken
5  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Outliner/Diary application AllMyNotes Organizer (freeware) on: December 13, 2009, 01:29:37 AM
MetaRoot,

What is the update (within major versions) upgrade AND upgrade (from one major version to the next) policy for those who decide to purchase your program? For tho software buying addicts among us, who could resist buying it with that ENORMOUS DC discount you have offered??? Do we get all future versions free though (please please please) or what exactly?

Thanks, Ken

P.S. Best of success with your startup company!
6  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Outliner/Diary application AllMyNotes Organizer (freeware) on: December 08, 2009, 09:30:28 AM
Twice I've tried to install this program and twice Norton AV2010 has deleted it, with a notice about suspicious activity detected. Whilst I'm sure it's a false positive given that others seem to be having no problem I thought it worth mentioning because there may well be something the author can do to prevent this happening.

Any thoughts ?

I am having the same problem.  I am using NIS v17.1.0.19 under Win 7. It notified me the installer was engaging in "suspicious behavior" and removed it. Perhaps it's also worth mentioning that under Details, it says "Very Few Users, Risk High". This was the first time I tried to install the program.

On the bright side, the program looks great. The cost seems very reasonable for what the program does. Thanks for developing it and THANK YOU VERY MUCH for giving DC members the generous discount.

Ken
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: time delay power down on: August 18, 2009, 05:30:58 PM
Raghu,

I would suggest that you try DShutdown (http://dimio.altervista.org/) if you have not. It is the most full-featured of these programs that I have found. The front page shows his awards indicating I'm not the only one who likes his software.

Ken
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What's the best registry cleaner? Ask Leo says: none on: July 06, 2009, 04:00:26 PM
... or just backup (create an image of) your operating system and then restore it when things get to nutty. This is what I do. That way, I only need to focus on one OS. Running things in an artificial env. is protective, but doesn't give much info about how it will fit it with everything else. For these two reasons, I prefer the backup and restore method.

Ken
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Hidden toolbar will not respond in XP on: June 27, 2009, 07:12:32 AM
Sweet! I feel so helpful! smiley

LOL. OH, I realized after I wrote my message that I had also changed the name of the folder. That might have made a difference as well. So, now you can feel EVEN SWEETER. Seriously, thanks again for the suggestions Hirudin.

Ken
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Hidden toolbar will not respond in XP on: June 26, 2009, 10:16:41 PM
What happens if you try to move the Task Bar over there?

Yes, I had done nearly all the things you suggested (I did not think of Safe Mode), but none worked. This time though, in addition to dragging the Task Bar over, I tried setting it to auto-hide. As with other toolbars, when I attempted to do so, it complained that it could not do so because there was already a hidden toolbar there and left it not hidden. In addition though, IT POPPED THE HIDDEN TOOLBAR UP AS A NON-DOCKED WINDOW, which I could then delete.

Thanks for all the suggestions and inspiration to get rid of it Hirudin!

Ken
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th) on: June 26, 2009, 04:52:30 PM
This may not be the place for this question, but does anyone know what the difference between the pro and home version will be?

Thanks, Ken

P.S. Sorry if this reply is sorely out of place or so obvious most barnyard animals would know the answer.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Hidden toolbar will not respond in XP on: June 26, 2009, 04:45:02 PM
Right click taskbar.
Is it in the toolbar list with 'quick launch' and the others?

Good question. I should have said in my post that it is NOT listed there.

Ken
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Hidden toolbar will not respond in XP on: June 26, 2009, 04:36:03 PM
Help! (please)

For several years, I have used a hidden toolbar on the left side of the screen on a computer configured with XP. Now however, when I move the mouse to the left side of the screen, the toolbar will not emerge. When I try to put another toolbar there, it tells me I cannot because I have a toolbar there. I cannot find anyplace to close the toolbar or manipulate it in any way. Can someone please tell me how can I get the toolbar to work or close it?

Thanks very much!
Ken
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is best program to create a DVD from any video file? on: June 19, 2009, 12:09:31 PM
I probably should have mentioned this in my last post, but I'll share my solution with you. I used to run around scurrying for the best ways to put divx files on DVD & I finally got fed up one day & bought a DVD player capable of playing divx files that had a USB port on the front of it.

Now I just put my video files onto my USB flash drive & plug it into the DVD player. Saved me a crap-load of money in blank DVD discs.

Cool idea Innuendo. I'll definitely use that approach when I can.  Thmbsup

Ken
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is best program to create a DVD from any video file? on: June 19, 2009, 09:05:00 AM
Ken,

I have good success with Ashampoo Burning Studio 9. It supports a wide variety of video formats. It sells for $49.99 but if you click on the "Service Letter" option on the menu bar and scroll down a bit on the new page you will see an offer where you can purchase the program for $29.99.

mwfuss,

I have been using Burning Studio 8. I found there were video formats that it wouldn't read though. Have video formats been added from 8 to 9? When I looked at it, it looked llike the changes were elsewhere, though I forget the big change now.

Thanks, Ken
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is best program to create a DVD from any video file? on: June 18, 2009, 11:16:40 PM
Hello.

Great start to the thread. Thanks for the comments folks. Hopefully a lot more members will comment.

I am a little surprised that no one has mentioned ConvertX to DVD, Video DVD Maker, or DVD Flick. All of these are encoders and writers. Do people dislike these three programs for some reason? Negative feedback about software to warn me away from problematic software is also welcome!

Again, thank you very much.

Ken
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is best program to create a DVD from any video file? on: June 18, 2009, 06:11:53 PM
the first thing you should probably decide is what best matches what you want:
  • Do you want to have control over creating title pages, chapters with menu items that link to each one with a nice label or picture, etc.
  • Or do you just want to take a bunch of video files and click "go" and have it build a compatible dvd where you can play each of the video files.

Different programs tend to focus on helping you do 1 of those 2 things.  The first case means more powerful flexible program that will have a higher learning curve.  The second case you should be able to find a really dead simple solution.

Great thoughts Mouser. So what are the best of each?  dance

Ken  cheesy
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / What is best program to create a DVD from any video file? on: June 18, 2009, 10:32:14 AM
Hi. I have a variety of video files that I would like to put on DVD. What is the best program (features, ease of use, etc.) that will convert the file if it needs to be in a different format and then write it to DVD in a format that my DVD player will recognize and play it. The file does NOT need to be freeware. I would rather pay for better software than have less able freeware.

Thanks, Ken
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: XYplorer 8.00 released with DUAL PANES (!) on: June 17, 2009, 11:16:18 AM
Since no one else has done so, I am really glad to be the first to say

"Hey Don, thanks for adding dual panes".

I know you have been asked to add this feature over and over and over and ... While you always resisted in the past, you gave the users dual panes this time.
So here's to you! beerchug
Ken
20  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: LaunchBar Commander Beta with "Tab Nodes" on: June 17, 2009, 07:38:34 AM
I think i can hear the crickets..

Well, don't take it personally Jesse. I love all your software. Since I am using DOpus though, I just use it to generate my launch bars rather than running an additional program to do it.

Ken
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Baby Cody Plushie is born on: June 15, 2009, 12:04:09 PM
Any donation of $1 million dollars will get you a free cody plushie  Grin

Well, it looks like I have my answer then. Also, that certainly lets me know what you think of the size of my donations.  Angry

j/k  cheesy

Ken
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Baby Cody Plushie is born on: June 15, 2009, 11:52:01 AM
This is wonderful. Better copyright it (can you do that?) before someone else does. Also, at the next fundraiser, I expect to see a "Cody Plushie" level of donation so I am getting back a cody for my donation!

Ken

NB: No boos, hisses, or other simiar responses, please  cheesy
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Collectorz.com... again! on: June 07, 2009, 09:35:11 AM
Man, there are two programs I can't use. If KenR is using XMM or DVDP, I cannot in good conscience use either :/

Wink Thmbsup

LOL!!! That's right Josh, you can't. So you just go on using using Movie Collector. Keep making angry posts in the forum that get deleted, paying for the new required service, and buying the latest required update because the last one is no longer supported.  Enjoy that collection of DVDs Josh!
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Collectorz.com... again! on: June 07, 2009, 12:06:56 AM
I already moved to DVD Profiler. I still have MOC v 5.6 but I don't believe I will be going forward with it. It is working fine for me now but I'm sure that won't last, as Alvin is trying to get all users to upgrade of course.

You know, I am not quite that upset with the changes he made. It is his attitude toward users and his terrible demeanor that I don't like. He gets too offensive with his users. I don't need that!

Jim

Yeah, I know what you mean Jim. While I have my issues with the software, I am going to stop using it because of the way Alvin does business and abuses his customers. Also, I like to support the development of good software whenever I can and this seems like the perfect opportunity.

To those ends,  I just bought Extreme Movie Manager (for only $10), though I haven't started using it yet. After looking at DVD Profiler though, I like the looks of it too and all future versions after purchase are free of charge. So, I'd like to purchase it and support its development as well, but surely NO ONE would EVER buy yet another program largely to support the competition's software development.  tongue

Ken
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Collectorz.com... again! on: June 06, 2009, 08:25:49 PM
Really good to see you posting here again, Ken! I'm having a hard time really adjusting to eXtreme Movie Manager TBH, Collectorz really made a good app. But I'd love to move away from this company, which seems more intent on collecting money than anything else, really. A shame, since they make great software.  undecided

Thanks Tuck!!! It's very good indeed to 'see' you here, as well as the other users. I have not been following the forum for a while, perhaps at all since I moved to Austin. I have been busy trying to adapt to my new life in Texas and my participation in the forum and chat room have been on pause. I am starting to catch up with things a bit though and hopefully, I will be able to drop in more and more though.

Here's to the next time, beerchug
Ken
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