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1  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: NANY 2013 Pledge - Progress Bars of Life - v1.06.01 - December 31, 2012 on: January 14, 2013, 03:06:35 PM
I would like to have it not docked, but not in front of (or on top of) all the other windows I have open. Most other software offers me a choice of on top, on bottom, on desktop, normal etc.
2  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: NANY 2013 Pledge - Progress Bars of Life - v1.06.01 - December 31, 2012 on: January 14, 2013, 08:05:06 AM
Another great app.  The one thing I wish for is the ability to pin it to my desktop.  Sometimes I just want to use it for reference between items I am working on, to help me hang on to urgency.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Some initial reflections on using an ebook reader on: August 14, 2010, 09:51:03 AM
I have a sony reader I got for Xmas, and I really love it.  I am a heavy fiction reader, and I travel, and I discovered that I can move to a smaller suitcase since I can carry all my reading material in a single small device in my carry on bag.  (although, I am a little distressed to discover that I can't use it during take offs and landings, even though it has no wireless component at all. ) Also, since I can dump PDF files on it, I carry all my meeting notes on it as well.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Timeline Software on: August 17, 2009, 04:20:06 PM
LifeJournal2 has a pretty good timeline feature that might be what you are looking for. 
5  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2009 / Re: Something I want to try this Year.. Daily After-action Reports on: May 30, 2009, 12:51:50 PM
Mouser: I do this every day.  I set aside the last half hour of my day at work and then the last half hour before bed and write an assessment, and a plan for the next day.  Lately I have been using Wikidpad as the tool for this, mainly because of the strength of its todo function.  Basically, I write stream of consciousness, and when I get an idea for a task I just type todo: and the idea.  I have added Christian Ziemski's GTD patch, which basically created a page that collects all the todo statements I have made anywhere in the Wiki and allows me to add filters and date assignments.  All very text feeling, and simple, but I create tomorrow's todo list as I go.  Take a look and see what you think.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: One answered question before you died on: October 08, 2008, 03:05:08 PM
how about:

can AI eventually demonstrate sentience/consciousness.


can humans (as a species) move beyond superstitions

Or the other way around?
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos? on: June 22, 2008, 02:35:10 PM
Yeahhh!!!!!.....a furby!!!! Finally there is still one left for target practice!!!!!  tongue
My daughter was just the right age when this little monster hit the market.  The stars aligned and she ended up with 8 of them all at the same time.   Cry ohmy  I wish I had been properly armed.
8  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: GemX Crazy Summer Specials on: June 22, 2008, 02:19:48 PM
I have to say that I visited the "missing in action" topic, and I was stunned by the negativity there ohmy.  This is such a nice place ordinarily that I thought it significant.  After all, if a company can pi** off that many of the people on this forum, they must be really baaaad.  Still, I had played with the do-organizer software in an earlier version, and was fairly impressed.  I was also impressed with the price of the entire package.  I liked the software, but not enough to justify $165 US to get the parts I liked.  At $60 US however, I had to download the new version.  So, don't anybody throw anything at me, but I kinda like it tellme.  It imported my outlook stuff seamlessly, everything can be linked to everything else, and all the pieces seem to work.  That is to say that I have been playing with it for a couple of days and nothing has failed to perform as I expected it to (except the license, which seems to be a decimal point off as noted above.)  Also, it lives on my thumb drive, giving me a portability I need.  Wherever the bugs are, I don't think they cause the program to be unstable. 
I never visited the Gemx forums, and I have had no occasion to interact with their tech support, so I can't really address those issues.  I do feel like the summer sale might be an attempt to make amends for former poor performance, and I think everyone deserves the chance to redeem themselves. 
Just my 2 cents, but I will probably buy the license. 
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LibriVox: Free Audiobooks on: May 16, 2008, 02:32:04 PM
WOW, really cool find app, thanks for sharing it. Thmbsup thumbs up Thmbsup thumbs up
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: IDEA: Mood diary/graph on: March 24, 2008, 03:48:55 PM
How is it that SQLNotes manages to hijack every freakin' thread lately?
Maybe because it's so freakin versatile?  smiley
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Timeline Software on: March 07, 2008, 05:48:41 PM
You're welcome.  Glad to be of service. Wink
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Timeline Software on: March 01, 2008, 05:54:43 PM
Back to the original question, I have been having really good luck with http://calizo.sourceforge.net/ from the open source community.  Really pretty cool stuff, a timeline that is zoomable  thumbs up
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Best program to manage information collections? on: February 23, 2008, 10:25:08 PM
What I really want is an information manager:
  • that is always available, discreet, but pops up when I need it
  • that I can drag and drop URLs, images, text, etc, into when I want to make quick note of something,
  • that is easy to organize
  • that allows me to format entries in any way I like
  • that can cross-reference or cross-link items into multiple topics
  • that is quickly searchable
  • that can link topics to programs and files
  • that is easily navigated
  • etc, etc, etc.

Don't want much, do I?
I have to say that your list is a perfect description of evernote.  I have been using it since early beta testing, and I have to say that it meets every requirement on your list (with the possible exception of the etc, etc, etc
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: OpenDNS - safer, faster and smarter DNS on: February 08, 2008, 03:52:50 PM
David: I assume you are associated with opendns?

Founder, CEO, occasional janitor.  cheesy
I love the fact that we can be having a discussion about almost anything and sometimes someone like David will chime in.   cheesy Welcome David, I hope you like the neighborhood.  I am a user of your service and have no complaints.   Thmbsup
15  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRGoogleSuggest on: January 02, 2008, 03:39:02 PM
 thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up Thmbsup cheesy tongue
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Point Motivator / Re: LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - Point Motivator - 1.05.01 - DEC 25, 2007 on: January 02, 2008, 03:22:38 PM
I have been using this for only about 2 days now, and I am already in love with it. Kiss
I have long been a user of http://www.joesgoals.com/index.cfm, but this is a lot more powerful as it allows me to modify my behavior both on the reward and the action side.  EG: I always manage to talk myself into a candy bar in the afternoon, but I skipped it today because I wanted to spend the points elsewhere, and setting up the software didn't earn me any points, so I was short on points.  I have heavier rewards for things I like doing less but should be doing more, in hopes of setting up new habits.  This is definitely a winner.
17  News and Reviews / Older Newsletters / Re: --> Newsletter for December 24th - Codename "Here Comes Your NANY" on: December 26, 2007, 10:04:38 AM
I really like the chatty tone, makes me feel like reading a note from a friend (albeit a really looong note smiley )
Seriously, the length was fine with me.  If I need more time then I can always come back to it.  I believe any piece of writing should be as long as it takes to say what you want to say, and no longer.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Anyone else having random reboots with Firefox on: December 12, 2007, 01:06:09 PM
Carol, I thought I was going completely crazy.  My symptoms are not as bad as yours, but my firefox will occasionally crash when I click a link.  It appears completely random.  One second I am clicking a link and the next second I am looking at my desktop.  I can't manually close the software that quickly.  I am certain that the trouble must be in a conflict with an extension, but, like you, I only have the trouble very intermittently.  So, you are not crazy, and neither am I (or at least this is not evidence of it smiley )
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Managing projects with OUTLOOK on: October 23, 2007, 09:29:29 PM
... it got caught in Gmail's spam filter,

How big is this file? KB or MB ?? Is it a .pst ???
It is a .pst about 130 KB
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Managing projects with OUTLOOK on: October 23, 2007, 03:22:28 PM
I have just ordered Outlook project management from http://www.outlookproject.com/
This is something they email to you, ...

Interesting to hear if you ever receive this file! The site has not been updated for two years, and their forum has been closed for at least half a year. But the extension sure sounds ideal for the purpose in question.

I paid for the file on Sunday evening, and the email came to me Monday afternoon, my time.  I was starting to worry because it got caught in Gmail's spam filter, but all is well.  I will do a review this weekend after I get to play with it a bit more, but it is a very clever use of the the features available in Outlook.  Seems promising so far.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Managing projects with OUTLOOK on: October 21, 2007, 04:56:07 PM
I have just ordered Outlook project management from http://www.outlookproject.com/
From the website:
This Extension to Microsoft Outlook will provide you with the tools needed to enable you to effectively manage a project.
The solution encompasses out-of-the-box tools and processes that enable you to:

    * Break a complex project into manageable sub-projects
    * Assign responsibility/ownership of project components
    * Gain real-time project visibility into resources, processes, status
    * Focus on highest-priority items and ensure resources are allocated appropriately
    * Develop and complete a project plan

Your projects can be as simple or complex as you prefer. It can be projects with only 1 participant, or with a group of people taking part.

Effective project management requires more than just good project managers; you also need effective processes. This Extension will integrate your project management with your Outlook features, giving you a familiar interface, and solid contact management.
Seems a lot to promise for a whopping $9.99.  This is something they email to you, no test version available as yet, so I will just test it for all of us and let you know how it goes.
22  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2007 / Re: DonationCoder.com Getting Organized Experiment 2007 - starts in September on: October 15, 2007, 03:26:53 PM
Ummm, … It's October.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: GemX - missing in action on: October 15, 2007, 03:23:17 PM

vizacc writes the free software HelpMaker.
The version in Development is HelpMaker version 8.0, which has similar features to GemX DoOrganizer.

So, when can we get a look at helpmaker 8.0?  I'll bet you could probably find some eager beta testers in this community.
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Schedule on: October 04, 2007, 01:04:29 PM
Thanks for the responses.
 To me, an alpha version means slow, buggy and prone to crash your computer with amazing regularity. Usually you see alpha releases accompanied by major warnings about possible catastrophic consequences if you are stupid enough to run it without completely backing up your computer first.
This leaves me still conflicted but I guess I will try it.
I have been "testing"   Wink  the pre-release for some time now, and I have found it to be rock solid, and getting more capable all the time.  Have no fear, I can recommend this software absolutely. Thmbsup
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Internet Forum Lightbulb Maintenance... on: September 20, 2007, 06:31:44 PM
brilliant.. maybe you could site where it original came from though, to give credit and so i could give credit when i blog it.
Actually, my wife emailed it to me.  She thinks it might have come from joke of the day.
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