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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: Today at 02:09:34 AM

Epic line from a Spam that just appeared here (which will be gone soon but the line deserves to be laughed at!)

(Solemn visage and voice, like a C rate wise man.)

"After washing that person precisely before you go to sleep, night products should be applied just."

tellme  Grin
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MS Project questions on: Today at 01:53:55 AM
@DerekHal:
Good answer, but now you've gawn an' done it.
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"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." - Chinese proverb.

Ya gotta do both, Iain!

Police: "Why is this man dead, with a book next to him?"
Witness: "He starved while trying to learn how to fish. No one would give him dinner."

3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MS Project questions on: May 05, 2015, 05:44:02 AM

Somewhere in the middle ground, is something like what I ran into once.

"Oh look! Some client wanted a MS Project chart. Well, bang that out for me as soon as you can."

"Forced", sure. But not as part of the basic job description, but something that showed up on a one-time basis. Someone wanted something simple like a quick chart, and then that complexity gets rough.

4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: May 04, 2015, 09:43:51 PM

I think phones are more than an amplifier.

Except for minor "we forgot how to watch for people", they are changing our lives in many ways for the good because people can get "minor" things done in ten minutes that used to take three hours. (Without being rabid) a few texts, check the web for something, a map, sometimes the gps, I like my timer-stopwatch, and more.

5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox data collection and asking for help comparing to Pale Moon on: May 04, 2015, 10:10:58 AM
Yeah, that's really good!

And that's another reason I promote Pale Moon!

6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Favorite Windows Desktop Virtualizers? on: May 04, 2015, 07:36:08 AM

Well I don't think it's worth digging for a while. Dexpot is doing just grandly for me.

7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: IRLDD DC Meetup April 2015: Upcoming Trip to Singapore and Malaysia on: May 04, 2015, 07:18:07 AM

It's just neat for me to hear the prosaic opener of "I was going to Singapore for work and that's close enough for me to fly to Malaysia".

I spent the last 30 years of my life in the NH/MA/NYC triangle.   *

(    * The footnote - one year the cabin fever unnerved me enough that I took a whim trip out to Michigan just to see stuff west of NY for once! But then I came back.)

So it's grand that your life details allowed you to do that.



8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a very flexible timer on: May 04, 2015, 03:28:30 AM

I like version 2 for layout, though I wonder if it was a typo that the task-begin-end-total bar was left out?

It just seems we're so close to everything, because if there is a "stopwatch mode", then it can start with a timer of 0, start-stop works as normal, and "lap" creates its own "pseudo-tasks" aka the laps breaking down the segments of each task, below the main header of it.

It feels to me like this should be easy ... but famous last words?

9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Favorite Windows Desktop Virtualizers? on: May 03, 2015, 08:00:51 PM
I cannot speak to how effective or usable it is, but I seem to recall that if you own an AMD Radeon video card you might want to try out their HydraVision software. I seem to recall it having virtual desktop functionality.

I have an Nvidia GeForce (unless Display Adapter is not what I am supposed to be looking at).

10  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Hide My IP free for 2 days 17+ hours on: May 03, 2015, 05:57:07 AM

This could be kinda neat (or others of its class), because "everyone is saying" "we received/tracked your ip" (*Favorite line by the tech portion of 100+ TV episodes!)

And there might be a legal wrinkle with the copyright gangs trying to pin stuff "on your ip".

11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a very flexible timer on: May 03, 2015, 05:52:07 AM

I considered a start/stop button, but I thought using the clock as  button would be economical as far as UI goes; maybe I was wrong...  ohmy
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As far as tasks, the last task in the list always has focus; at this stage of development, it's the only way I could keep things straight.  When you click on another task to change the name, that's all that's allowed.  Are you wanting to change between tasks to add more time on the selected task?  Great idea, and I'm sure I can figure out how to do that.  Let me know what you are needing exactly.  
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@TaoPhoenix: It's not you, it's me Wink  I was trying to keep the timekeeping as simple as possible because even as it is I had a devil of a time keeping the time set-able but synchronized with real time, and the correct time showing up in the correct places.  That's why I made it so when you make a new task, the old task is "closed out"; that is, the time is finalized.  That can be changed in the final CSV file, but if I'm interpreting Tomos' comments correctly, maybe I should make it so you can switch between tasks to add time to a previous one.


Well, pointing out a "merge" of this program and the iPhone stopwatch, I'd suggest a row of buttons somewhere. Start Stop Lap.  That way you know what a button does, but another reason is more important - the iPhone thing tries to do *three things with two buttons* and if you mis-click them in the wrong order it messes up or wipes out your time log!

And because I like fancy "implicit tricks", for "program-chainers" like me, a set of buttons means you can do things like using one of those automated mouse-movers (or other things) so that it does stuff like:

"start, wait until 50 min, stop (because you know the user is slacking somehow!), Lap to log the fragment, Wait 10 minutes, Start". So then theoretically you can even leave it sitting there in the background for days!

And yeah, I am *totally* a fan of clicking back and forth between tasks. So for me (so far!) it's as simple as Click to make a Task Active (possibly checking if you need to finish processing the old one, to help prevent misclicks!).

And I mentioned in passing but one reason the clock didn't work for me is because on my ... fading ... system, it didn't start anything! So if you imagine, "click the clock ... nothing happens ... okay..." !


12  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: The DonationCoder 2015 10th Anniversary Fundraiser is Now Officially Over! on: May 03, 2015, 05:42:47 AM
lol oops, fundraiser banner snuck back on.. i've removed it now smiley

(Dramatization, a bunch of days later at Mouser's lair)

"Stop it! It's like the Sorcerer's Apprentice! People just keep Donating us money!   tellme      "
Ps The smiley icons are Capital D!

cheesy   Grin 
13  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Packt is giving away a free ebook each day until 17 May 2015 on: May 02, 2015, 11:50:06 PM

A couple of things I thought worth knowing:

- You can't just "download it" ; it seems you have to set up an account and I haven't looked at that.

- I don't see the "upcoming titles" so it seems like if you don't ... diligently ... check every day, you could miss some and then get grumpy that they stopped being free!

14  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / The Living Dead Fundraiser! on: May 02, 2015, 11:39:27 PM
It ain't over! Let's go $16,000 and beyond!

The main page has it today at $15,804.

http://www.donationcoder.com/

15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Firefox data collection and asking for help comparing to Pale Moon on: May 02, 2015, 11:28:29 PM
This might be a new wrinkle in that whole discussion!

Some lawyer had fun working on this!

First, the usual "privacy policy" that looks "sorta bland".

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/

But here is at least one key phrase:
"For us, "personal information" means information which identifies you, like your name or email address. Any information that falls outside of this is "non-personal information."  "

But you tech guys have shown, you can "in reality" identify someone with enough info on their specific comp configurations.

And then buried under something called "Firefox Health Report" and barely mentioned in Options/Advanced, we get *this* much more "truth in legalese"!

https://www.mozilla.org/e...cy/firefox/#health-report

The whole thing has enough discussion points I'll just let you folks read most of it as is, but just look at the astounding stuff as it combines!

mad

I'll highlight this about that "tiles" thing I knew I hated earlier:

"Tiles are a feature of Firefox displayed on new tab pages. In order to provide the tiles feature, Firefox sends to Mozilla data relating to the tiles such as number of clicks, impressions, your IP address, locale information and tile specific data (e.g., position and size of grid). In Firefox Beta, certain short-term Telemetry experiments (see above) for Tiles may collect information about commonly visited domains."

I haven't yet scoured Pale Moon to see how much of this stuff it has.



16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a very flexible timer on: May 02, 2015, 01:02:56 PM
OK, I finally worked out all the showstopper bugs I could find, and here's the first iteration:
https://www.dropbox.com/s...f/afltimer_win32.zip?dl=0

I call it AFL Timer (A Flexible Logging Timer) and it doesn't quite have the final polish, but I wanted to let you and others test it and report bugs, refine features, etc.  If anybody wants to play with the source, I can send that along too.  Enjoy!

Hmm.

I either I don't understand the interface or some stuff I would want as a main purpose is missing.

The key comparison is the Stopwatch part of my iPhone app, which mimics regular "sports" stopwatches. So you start a task with a big "Go" button, and then you can either hit "Stop" or "Lap". (Or both, in some sequential order.)

(Whether or not you have stopped the running timer), Lap (but it could be Phase or something) captures fragmentary chunks of time, which *may or may not have been edited, see below!*, which then add up to the total time.

Go and Stop seem simple enough to me.

So then what I see Edvard has already done that a "stopwatch" can't do, is fix "annoyances" with the logged time. So you can do all the add/delete chunks of the time measured by the Laps (or just the total time), and then you're left with a nice "clean" record of time spent on the project.

Is some or all of that stopwatch effect in there, and I am just having trouble with the interface GUI?

17  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: The DonationCoder 2015 10th Anniversary Fundraiser is Now Officially Over! on: May 01, 2015, 04:40:41 AM
Here's a copy of the thermometer pic:

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18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: May 01, 2015, 04:36:15 AM
I'm not really interested in exploring Windows 10 as an OS. Whereas I felt that Windows Vista/7 brought enough new features and nifty design changes that I was more than willing to jump the ship from XP. But thus far I don't see anything in Windows 10 that is appealing enough to make me want it in place of Windows 7.

I'm hoping this means that the codebase has been even further cleaned up! My theory is then in the nature of "what were they even working on then?", if not for general "under the hood stuff".

I'm just hoping they're not building any really slimy tricks like hardcoding disincentives to run Linux!

mad
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 30, 2015, 09:02:24 PM
Yeah, it's pretty sluggish for me in VirtualBox.

Another sad thing is that I've gotten to the point with Windows 10 that I did with Ubuntu a few years ago. I get all excited about installing a new version, but once it's installed I just kind of look at the fresh/pristine desktop and think "Now what?"

Other than Windows itself, I'm not really into the Microsoft ecosystem. So I don't want to try out Outlook, or Excel, or Word, or any of the other included apps/programs. The one thing I did want to try out was Project Spartan, but even though Windows 10 popped up something asking me if I wanted to use Project Spartan to open websites, I couldn't find Spartan. Pressing the Windows key and typing in "spartan" led to no search results. huh

I missed this memo, and haven't read up on what they're doing with Excel. I want to do that when I get some of my focus back.

20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The 2015 10th Anniversary DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Cheer for Victory Thread! on: April 30, 2015, 08:21:34 PM

I'm in! (Check will be in the mail soon!)

Mouser, I'll find you in the chat room with details.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Program to override usual window close button with superfast TerminateProcess? on: April 29, 2015, 05:10:10 AM
Twinbee,

You can try SuperF4 (free), http://superf4.googlecode.com/.

It is must have app for me. Since I develop programs, many a times they go into infinite loop. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F4 instantly closes them, even faster that opening task manager and searching and killing it.

I also use it to close FireFox at times when I have lots of tabs opened and one tab causes FF 'not responding'. Killing FF and then restarting it get me all tabs back and then I close the erroneous tab and have other tabs to read.

Regards,

Anand


Just chiming in, this is a broader use case than it sounds.

I sometimes don't get involved in these little programs, but the "super browser overload" problem creeps in faster than many people realize!

22  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: MyInfo organizer 51% discount on April 29, 2015 on: April 29, 2015, 05:05:42 AM

Can you post a link to the new feature list of MyInfo 7?

I'm a fan but I am finally learning how devs are starting to charge for versions, and I already paid for a Pro copy!

23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 29, 2015, 05:03:45 AM

Ath,
That's beyond epic!

<--- Language skillz failing. Maybe Renny can help?

24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need an Easy fix for annoying problem with sorting in Windows on: April 28, 2015, 02:48:11 PM
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Windows Desktop normal "Default" sort order arranges the Desktop Icons Alphabetic descending at the start but allows things to be added helter-skelter everywhere afterward.
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I have no idea what this means because the whole point of icons on desktops to me was that you get to move them around! So basically the first thing I do setting up any system is to move the icons into a visual pattern by category!

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Some users like to store a 100 icons on their desktop and when they ask me for help it takes forever to locate the ones i need.  Sorting back to alphabetic>descending takes two clicks on sort by name  instead of one.  If I could, I would lock there system icons (the ones supplied by windows) to always be where they start out.  Top Left.
 
So this ends up being two requests.  One for a way to lock the 5 default system icons to always be first starting at top left and second a way to make the sort by name always default to alphabetic descending on first click. 
Both of the answers are most likely out there and easy to find but they are never where i look . Sad
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I am certainly in that "Yay! Icons!" group! But once you get the first three system icons in the top left and the Recycle icon in the bottom left, I don't know why you'd "want to move them". The main time I lose them is when about every couple months I fiddle with my screen resolution and then Windows dumps them anywhere it wants to!

25  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: MyInfo organizer 51% discount on April 29, 2015 on: April 28, 2015, 02:14:33 PM

You may know I use and promote MyInfo.

What happens to users of 6.x versions when the 7.x series comes out?

I have a Pro edition of 6.x

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