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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: April 03, 2014, 05:46:23 PM
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I felt the whole thing was pretty ridiculous and implausible.
  Hmm, after reading the basic plot line on IMDB I have to check it out at some future opportunity.

But I gather it's not on a par with Three Days of the Condor.  smiley


+1 for Three Days of the Condor  smiley
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animated Map of Girl's Names Throughout the Years on: March 02, 2014, 04:32:31 PM
@IainB: naming popularity has been covered well in genealogy and the Scottish Naming Practice is very handy when looking for the names of grandparents or parents.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Clever color folder on: March 02, 2014, 04:12:22 PM
@Contro
Another way, outside Windows Explorer, to see if a folder has files is to use Eagle Mode. In it all directories, folders and files are viewable and you can zoom in on any. If any folder does not show files below it, there are none. You can use Eagle Mode from a CD to view contents of a hard drive or USB drive. There is also a PET package to add it to Linux Puppy.
Regards
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: At last, KeyNote done better :) on: January 05, 2014, 11:43:11 AM
KeyNote-NF has been made available for use in Puppy Linux and is described on the Puppy forum www.murga-linux.com and reportedly runs well in Wine.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: text file editor personalyzable on: January 02, 2014, 04:07:01 PM
I would like to find a text editor where I can personalyze the background colour of the lines.

By example each four lines change the colour.


Best Regards.

 Kiss

1. Could 'greenbar paper' be a help? Free samples in PDF form are downloadable at www.printablepaper.net/ . I don't know much about PDF. Greenbar has 1/2 inch wide rows that could be used to print 4 lines at 8 lines per inch.
2. Some have achieved a similar ability by using a transparent 'watermark' and entering text over it.
3. Others have used a scanned copy of a 'form', that might use 1/2 inch shaded bars. and using this as a graphic image for use under printing.
4. You could design, depending on the editor capabilities, a table with transparent lines and a background fill color of your choice for four rows, alternating with another plain four rows, etc.
5. WordPerfect can easily employ 'watermarks' for use as mentioned above. It also has a macro available that automates the process: greenbar.zip that I have not used.
6. 'Database Pro', my copy was about circa 2002, had the ability to design forms and enter text over shaded background areas.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mind mapping software on: December 28, 2013, 04:41:18 PM
I have been trying Freemind and Freeplane for about six months. I prefer Freeplane. I like the SVG export ability in Freemind. When I installed them both under Linux Mint_14-64 Mate/Gnome it made using Freeplane impossible, Freemind took over and .mm files only opened in Freemind. On separate usb sticks or DVD-RWs they are fine. My difficulty was that I was stuck with an early version of both Freemind and Freeplane and not able to update without some risk, from what I might mess up. I have been trying to find more recent Mint versions or other 'live' Linux DVDs as they come out but without success. My difficulty is with how I download and burn the newer Mint versions, not with Freemind or Freeplane.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Post Your Year End Top 5/10 List Here on: December 25, 2013, 05:06:14 PM
Top 5 digital art & art site/forum
  • Wetcanvas
    Krita
    blenderartist
    deviantart
    imgur
Top streaming radio
radiopecs.hu
A very wide range of international favorites in classical, folk, western and pop. Check schedules.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: myWOT uninstall nightmare on: December 06, 2013, 12:46:31 PM
I had some issues when switching to another operating system (linux variety) on the same box and trying to set up WOT. I tried lots of fixes and found one that seems to work. I use DuckDuckGo and set it up to enable WOT and it works without going through the WOT registration again. DuckDuckGo does not track so that might help.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: November 29, 2013, 04:22:39 PM
@Arizona Hot ^reply #77, Nov 23:
Re: "Anyone here planning to convert an existing XP machine to Linux..."
Yes, my Toshiba Satellite laptop has been disconnected from the Internet for 22 months so I'm no longer bothered with updates. It has WordPerfect, ViaVoice_8 Preferred, backup files, printers and scanner. If the hard drive fails or XP becomes useless I will use a live Linux CD/DVD on it or try a copy of ReactOS, if they finish that Grin.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Leap Forward in Aviation Tech on: October 23, 2013, 03:21:35 PM
^ and the Mosquito bombers that my grandfather helped build.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: October 23, 2013, 03:13:11 PM
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This limited vision is unfortunate, because KDE includes many features that have no counterpart in any corner of the GNOME ecosystem. For example, you can:[end of quote]

non-quote, added by sword:
+1 and some great applications like Krita, very powerful for drawing,  are based on KDE. I have posted a few times on the Krita forum under my username: sword. It has some of the best help of any digital drawing thing out there IMHO  smiley
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Swapping Out Software? on: July 19, 2013, 03:12:57 PM
Windows app. ..........|  main use ..........|  Linux app.
 
Photoshop                |  draw                  |  Gimp, Krita, Alchemy, Inkscape, (Blender)

MS Access,               |  db, table, form, |  Kexi (recent use)
Database Pro            |  report, search

MS OneNote,             |  notes                |  Getting Things Gnome,
Dragon Nat. Spk.,      |                           |  org-mode
Via Voice Advanced    |

Wordperfect,                |  tags, outlines    |  Tagspaces, org-mode, FreePlane, Pyrenamer
(custom design)

Wordperfect Master     |  cheat sheets     |  Tgif (recent use)
Documents, OneNote  |  (hierarchical,
                                     |  navigate in)

Adobe Illustrator           |  svg, zui           |  Inkscape, DIA, FreeMind, Delineate (trace),
and line trace,               |                         |  Image Magic, Xara LX
Eagle Mode                   |

Partition Magic              |  partitioning      |  GParted
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 14, 2013, 03:55:28 PM
Re. 40hz, Welcome to the Village, reply #149, 13 JUL:

“ The Prisoner” 1967-68, episode 6.
Who would believe that the villain in the plot could be a super computer,
doing military exercises, that promised to provide large quantities of
information, without any understanding or knowledge, through ‘Speedlearn’?
Or that the hero could be someone working in the intelligence community,
code name ZM73, who quits?
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Computers Outlawed in Florida on: July 13, 2013, 11:09:26 PM
See, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", by Lewis Carroll
15  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: DC Mug/TShirt Designs that would be nice to have an artist for.. on: July 13, 2013, 10:36:25 PM
Krita drawing application using only four brush 'strokes' (holding left mouse down and moving it). Very highly customizable and excellent help files. (453 KB)
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: digitising slides on: July 09, 2013, 03:43:29 PM
I found flatbed scanners did a good job of capturing medium format black and white negatives if the flatbed can work at high resolutions. The only scanner I found suitable for slides is an Epson Perfection V600 Photo. It works with XP. It has plastic holders for 35mm and 6x6cm film and slides. If you have a photography club near where you live you might ask if anyone could help.
17  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: DC Mug/TShirt Designs that would be nice to have an artist for.. on: July 02, 2013, 09:07:05 PM
ArtistX_12.10 (live DVD): Alchemy_0.0.8.1 Beta (paint drops and footprints).
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: [IDEA] copy on select on: June 16, 2013, 02:25:05 PM
I'm not sure if 'middle mouse click' was specifically available as an option in Advanced Clipboard Manager but it was *highly configurable*. You might check it out through the URLs I posted in:
"Any better Clipboard program", General Software Discussion, Reply # 40, Dec. 28, 2010
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Shift to Linux on: June 08, 2013, 04:50:40 PM
Re: [#31 pilgrim] live CD
For me, 'live' CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R work with Puppy and Mint_12-32 bit, Mint_14-32 bit, 
but do not consistently allow app additions. 'Live' DVD-RW works perfectly for Puppy
and Mint_12-32 bit and 14-64 bit but not 15-64 bit. USB drives work well for Puppy_5.4.3
and Mint and allow package/application additions. [dedicated Linux PC, AMD-64 bit, two
internal DVD drives failed to work but an external usb 'Buffalo' DVD drive works well.]
20  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: DC Mug/TShirt Designs that would be nice to have an artist for.. on: June 03, 2013, 06:12:50 PM
codysave.png (1.1 MB)
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Shift to Linux on: May 28, 2013, 04:22:10 PM
tosim, yes, it is fun
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: April 19, 2013, 03:25:33 PM
TagSpaces Beta firefox 17-20 add-on, latest_1.2.1284 (2013.03.29).
Add tags easily to local file system filenames in chosen directory. 
Search, filter display. Drag&Drop tagging and moving. 
See videos, youtube, features, evernote-alternative, comments
by ugg, uggrock, UggRock, tagstrator. Started Aug. 2012.

not sure what you're saying there sword (?)
Had a look at the TagSpaces addon page, and I'm still not sure what it does - any more clues? smiley

TagSpaces
Add tags to filenames.‭

Views:‭ ‬List,‭ ‬Search,‭ ‬Thumbs‭ ‬(svg,‭ ‬png,‭ ‬jpg,‭ ‬gif...‭)‬.‭
tabs:‭ (‬New:‭ ‬(file‭)‬,‭ ‬Tags:‭ ‬,‭ ‬Files:‭ )‬.
‎“‏Select a directory:‭ “ [ ‬any,‭  ‬I chose a USB flash drive‭ ]‬.
In List view,‭ ‬select Tags tab‭ > ‬click file,‭ ‬menu:‭  ‬Add Tags,‭ ‬Open File,‭
Show containing folder,‭ ‬Rename File,‭ ‬Delete File‭ ‬> clicking Add Tags:‭
Comma separated list of the Tags:‭ _______ ('‬Add tags‭' ‬OR‭ '‬Cancel‭')‬.
Tags are in two windows:‭ ‬Common Tags‭ & ‬GTD.‭ ‬Clicking‭ “*” ‬menu:‭
Create Tag,‭ ‬Duplicate Taggroup,‭ ‬Edit Taggroup,‭ ‬Delete Taggroup.

I renamed‭ '‬myoldfilename‭' ‬to genmyoldfilename[BAB‭] ‬using‭ '‬gen‭'
for genealogy and the tag‭ '‬BAB‭' ‬for the surname.‭

This will let me more easily rename files and add tags that can be‭
searched or changed.‭ Not just downloaded files but files in any directory.

[TagSpaces‎_‏1.3.1287‎ “‏latest‭” (‬from homepage‭)‬,‭ ‬Firefox‭_‬20.0,‭ ‬Linux‭
Mint‭_‬14,‭ ‬64bit on a USB flash drive.‭]
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: April 18, 2013, 02:13:21 PM
TagSpaces Beta firefox 17-20 add-on, latest_1.2.1284 (2013.03.29).
Add tags easily to local file system filenames in chosen directory. 
Search, filter display. Drag&Drop tagging and moving. 
See videos, youtube, features, evernote-alternative, comments
by ugg, uggrock, UggRock, tagstrator. Started Aug. 2012.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Luxembourg cybersecurity team takes on China's hacker unit - and wins! on: April 15, 2013, 02:26:21 PM
I can barely remember that number!


613/June 13 1792/China Tsunami 8.6
6+1+3=10
10 9 8 /countdown
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are your favorite movies? on: March 30, 2013, 06:00:21 PM
+1 Curt. Here the snow let up so I repaired my snowblower smiley
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