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1  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Installer Crapware Wrapper Detection DLL on: November 26, 2014, 02:55:28 AM
Oh, and to pull this thread back on track:

Yes, please devise tooling to avoid Crapware and Installer-wrappers Thmbsup
2  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Installer Crapware Wrapper Detection DLL on: November 26, 2014, 02:53:52 AM
I  agree with your objections and second your questions.
This feels like a lawsuit-avoidance tactic. "Starting with version ...
The above combination makes me really wonder why in earth's name a big multinational, like Oracle pretends to be, has to include crapware for some infamous minority like "Ask" Sad
3  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Installer Crapware Wrapper Detection DLL on: November 26, 2014, 01:45:00 AM
not sure about recent versions but use to the offline installers didn't have the offers.
I'm quite sure recent versions have them, but you may have disabled the settings from the Control panel gadget that gets installed with the JRE. I only get the off-line installers, though I currently tend to no longer install a separate JRE (space-saver when having 3 installed JDK's).
4  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Installer Crapware Wrapper Detection DLL on: November 25, 2014, 04:10:05 PM
which brings to mind the question... should it even be necessary?
I  agree with your objections and second your questions. Especially when knowing that these 'sponsors' are only added to the JRE installers, and not to the JDK installers (not even the JRE installer included with those) AFAICS. But all a developer needs is a JDK (without the extra JRE), after all smiley
5  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Installer Crapware Wrapper Detection DLL on: November 25, 2014, 03:04:52 PM
The offer to install the Search App by Ask was still there, and checked by default.
Oracle actually offers a solution for disabling those 'sponsor offers': https://www.java.com/en/d...ad/faq/disable_offers.xml
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New square monitor (27" 1920x1920) on: November 23, 2014, 06:57:57 AM
I saw the announcement earlier this week on Dutch site tweakers.net (chrome can do a translation for you), so I thought: lets wait and see how well that's going to get adopted.
Next would be a 'real' developers' monitor 1:1 with 2560x2560 resolution and a 27 to 30" diagonal size tellme When that arrives, I'll try to order 2 of those at work Cool
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: windows services manager. such a thing? on: November 20, 2014, 04:21:07 PM
 Thmbsup
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: windows services manager. such a thing? on: November 20, 2014, 01:28:39 PM
AFAIK, App103 has created a tool like that, but I can't get to it atm
9  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is it wise for amateur to invest time in NET Framework languages? on: November 19, 2014, 01:51:31 PM
(While I was typing, mouser also posted, but...) In addition to what mouser said:

Javaw is as 'hard' as C#w, the mainstream .NET language, and does officially run on both Linux and Mac, next to Windows and a plethora of other OS's like Android (though with it's own programming model) and many embedded systems (think: IoTw).
.NET languages can be (created, compiled and) run on Linux, and derivatives like Mac, using the Mono compilers and runtime, but it is a kinda 'reverse-engineered' solution, as it originally wasn't supported by Microsoft, and still isn't fully feature-complete compared to the current .NET runtime, and some parts will even never be done for Mono.

The major IDE's for Java, Eclipse and NetBeans, are free. And there is a free community edition of IntelliJ IDEA by Jetbrains next to a paid version, where the free edition is also the base for the new Android Studio from Google (that currently has Eclipse as it's foundation).

Next to that, solutions for any programming dilemma in Java can easily be found using Google, while for .NET that can be a lot harder to find, or end up in a commercial solution.

(All of the above from personal experience)
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Still weird: The mouse is more accurate than a finger on: November 19, 2014, 01:38:01 AM
It's because you have to hover your entire arm above the screen, and point at something quite small, like a pixel on the screen and at ~400 dpi they can be quite small, versus resting your arm on a desk and finely control sliding a piece of plastic (the mouse) representing a sharply shaped pointer toward that same, still small, pixel.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hardware-motherboard- cell CR2032 goes down very quickly on: November 18, 2014, 01:41:01 AM
Buy a good quality new CR2032, and replace it (again if you have to).
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Possible to make application point to a directory within the drive it is on? on: November 14, 2014, 12:51:41 AM
Assuming that the downloader-software doesn't 'improve' the directory entry when storing the download, using \downloads (without the drive-letter) should work, as you start the software from that same drive.
13  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Experimenting with Other Programming Languages on: November 13, 2014, 01:39:06 AM
Wel, there is a section in this forum called Programming School...  tellme Grin Thmbsup
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: java -version -> 'java' is not recognized as an internal or external on: November 09, 2014, 08:27:33 AM
To get java available in a common CLI the environment variable Path has to be set. The value is set by the Oracle Java installer, but not (as in: can not) propagated to any open CLI. Re-opening the CLI is the least that has to be done.
When running the CLI from something different than the Windows Explorer, that application usually has to be restarted to get the new environment available for child-processes. The easiest way to achieve that is to restart Windows.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: java -version -> 'java' is not recognized as an internal or external on: November 09, 2014, 05:41:24 AM
Did you restart your PC after the re-install, or at least re-open that CLI? If not then retry that first.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Android: looking for good/working way to text from computer on: November 08, 2014, 06:56:38 AM
^That would be perfectly doable using Tasker or AutomateIt, see the threads that kilele has started recently on similar subjects for links
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: location triggers for android on: November 07, 2014, 01:26:37 PM
I hope I've found a solution for the original request: AutomateIt-Automation.
It has a location trigger that is imho, close to spot-on for what's been asked. It offers to take you to the Location tips and tricks on the developers website when you select it, where you can select a spot on a map and a radius around it where the trigger should fire.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software KWM on: November 06, 2014, 04:31:41 AM
Nope, usually request like these are directed toward one of the free solutions available.
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: customizable gui for cmd apps on: November 06, 2014, 04:22:23 AM
Or my (IMHO) similar tool WinButtons tellme

Both aren't actually feasible for n00b users to start out with, but a more seasoned user can set up a set of applications for that n00b less experienced user using either tool.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: location triggers for android on: November 06, 2014, 01:48:28 AM
It's not possible to do what you want, the mobile phone system doesn't work that way.
That is where the experimental Google Geofencing stuff comes in; it tries to make location determination more accurate by (probably, that's part of the experimental stuff) including the WiFi hotspot information that G' gathered 'by accident' using the Streetview recordings, and connection accesspoint detection when using G' applications.
You are correct in that you have to go to the actual location to activate any 'detection'. There is no global database available where Cell ID, location and range is stored, and the data is also quite dynamic, as base stations seem to be relocated or replaced from time to time, most likely based on technical triggers (I can only assume). Most likely there is data about these Cell Phone basestations, but not publicly available and per provider only.

@Kalos: Did you already try the suggestions JoTo gave about Tasker and AutoLocation? Yes, it's not free but quite affordable (as most payed Android apps), and if it works you'll end up buying them anyway Wink
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Can't Capture FTL Screenshot When Full Screen is On on: November 05, 2014, 03:33:29 AM
Would trying a DirectX capture (my hotkey is set to Ctrl-Alt-Shift-X, and that's probably the SSC default) be able to help in this case? Games tend to use DirectX graphics quite often.
22  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Dimmer? on: November 04, 2014, 04:21:37 PM
Maybe f.lux is a nice option in this situation?
It kind of takes the time of day/brightness of the sun outside into account:
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f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: IDEA: tablet toolbar creator (willing to pay) on: November 04, 2014, 01:43:08 AM
Have you considered my tool WinButtons? (and probably ask for some specific enhancements?)
It doesn't have the press-hold, press-drag, press-release stuff (yet) but that can probably be added.

And, IMHO, DesktopCoral and LaunchBar Commander would be nice 'toolbars'
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: location triggers for android on: November 03, 2014, 04:26:14 PM
You asked nearly the same question a couple of days ago... huh (and got basically the same answers)
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: This into that on: November 03, 2014, 10:12:11 AM
Something like this: http://www.onlineconversi..._volume_cylinder_tank.htm ?
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