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176  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Best Linux Distro for Windows HDD recovery on: December 03, 2014, 11:10:07 AM
@SJ - that's good to hear. I had heard some rumors about certain machines not allowing a switch to legacy boot. But I guess they were only rumors after all?

Drawing a conclusion from a random statistical sampling of 1 is most likely ill advised... cheesy ...Best we just call it a 50/50 on the light in the tunnel not being a train for now. Wink
177  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Best Linux Distro for Windows HDD recovery on: December 03, 2014, 08:23:04 AM
For Windows systems I prefer using Hiren's BootCD.

Does it support UEFI secure boot GPT etc?  I'm reading at the home page now but I thought I'd ask you also since I suspect you know quite a bit about it.  smiley

It does not have support for EFI out of the box AFAIK.

There are supposedly workarounds for it. And (fortunately) I have yet to need them. But I also haven't run into an issue with an EFI system - nor do I own one. So I have no way of testing or speaking with assurance on anything I've read when it comes to that.

Anybody out there have any real-world experience with any of this?

Just had an EFI (Dell) machine on the bench yesterday, that needed an offline virus scan. We enabled the legacy boot option, tossed in the Kaspersky Rescue Disk, and it booted up just fine. After the scan ran, switched it back to EFI and the OS came back to life.

Issue ended up being that the AOL Tech Fortress - that was "helpfully" auto added by AOL... - had decided to lock the machine down and break everything. So the scan wasn't actually necessary, but it can be done.
178  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Getting things done? Hey, slow down there, speedy... on: December 03, 2014, 06:44:12 AM
I'll agree without reading it, as I've always believed that frenetic motion is mostly wasted.

Robert Heinlein had a foot note in one of his books about this very thing that I ran across in my teens. Over the years it has saved me much frustration in realizing that - quite frequently - slow, really is much faster.
179  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Coding at a rate of 240 words per minute on: December 02, 2014, 06:43:54 AM
What was the old saying, '4 bugs for every 1,000 lines of code' ... But we can hit 5-7 if we try real hard.

Speed is not always the solution.
180  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A stoned guy renamed some of his favorite items while high... on: December 01, 2014, 10:15:31 PM
I still say Horse Tornado is a perfectly logical and appropriate name. And I shall at all points use it hence forth...just to screw with people.
181  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My 1-year Facebook Death-a-versary!!! on: December 01, 2014, 10:11:26 PM
...But I guess for my upcoming 50th birthday I could consider having something killed ... Is homicide usually given as a Bucket List item?? undecided

Wouldn't that be Virtual Suicide not homicide?

Nope, I'd be killing an entirely different (e.g. not me) virtual person(a) ... So homicide.
182  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My 1-year Facebook Death-a-versary!!! on: December 01, 2014, 11:45:45 AM
I don't have a presence on FB to kill off ... Never did.

I do have a fake account for occasional testing purposes, but it seems pointless to murder it just for sport.

...But I guess for my upcoming 50th birthday I could consider having something killed ... Is homicide usually given as a Bucket List item?? undecided
183  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Where is select all? on: December 01, 2014, 11:35:58 AM
Easy shortcut....Select one file and then hit Ctrl-A. All the files will then be selected. No crazy scrolling or digging through menus needed.

+1 for keyboard shortcuts, I'd be lost without them.
184  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New square monitor (27" 1920x1920) on: December 01, 2014, 11:33:31 AM
I think these would be great for programming and I'd very much like to have a pair.
That's what they said about pyjamas!

Until you realise that you can simply program naked and do less laundry...

You might not want to do that on a leather, vinyl, metal, or finished wood chair. Some surfaces should not have prolonged contact with skin, especially in summer. Think diner booth + shorts + peeling your upper thighs off when it's time to leave and you get the picture.

Who in their right mind would sit for hours programming in a "metal, or finished wood chair"?? Christ forget the skin...you bones would be stuck to the damn thing by then..

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+1 for programming naked! It keeps unwanted visitors/interruptions to a bare minimum.. Wink
185  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black friday deals on: December 01, 2014, 09:18:18 AM
NovaStor NovaBACKUP Professional, Server, and Business Essentials all half price for Cyber Monday.
http://www.novastor.com/e...anding/black-friday/deals

I've worked with NovaBACKUP Server at several client locations - I like it.
186  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: help needed: owncloud contacts on vmware with IIS on: December 01, 2014, 07:25:17 AM
Just out of curiosity, are you using only a few test contacts? Or did you toss the entire phone book at it out of the gate? It's possible a corrupt entry - or the massive size of you legendary contacts list - may be causing the issue.
187  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: November 30, 2014, 02:08:05 PM
Which throwback holiday character are you?

I haven't given my results from this quiz on the grounds that it may tend to incriminate me. Were your results any better?


Linus Van Pelt.  Yeah, sounds about right...  embarassed

Same here.
188  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cloning from 2TB to 4TB on Boot drive ..How? on: November 30, 2014, 10:08:00 AM
The issue as I understand it is booting to a partition larger than 2TB, not necessarily having one. If this is to be a file server, then the goal IMO should be to have a maximum sized single storage partition. There is no valid reason why the users would need access to the file servers OS files.

Put the OS on a separate 100GB partition. Then copy over the old 2GB partition, convert it to GPT, and resize it to take up the rest of the remaining space.


When applying 3TByte disks in my computers I always had to use software from Seagate that enabled my computers to make use of storage capacity above 2TByte and always ended up with 2 (GPT) partitions in the process (one of 2TByte and one with the remaining storage space). Happened even on a Asus motherboard that I bought less than a year ago.

I remember Seagate's DDO software from years ago (Win2k days), when the IIRC 8 GB limit was all the rage. It had three very bad habits then...that I would still suspect it of pulling now:

It never verified if it's presence was actually necessary, it just auto installed.
It made it impossible for Win2k to boot, because it was just in the way.
It was next to impossible to find and remove - I basically had to beat it to death with a hammer while suffering through a ton of dire and ominous "warnings" before it finally released its demonic hold on the drive. Now after the exorcism the drive - which previously couldn't make it through the 2k install without BSODing - ran Win2k perfectly for several years.
189  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Windows Email Server Options on: November 29, 2014, 03:29:33 PM
Set one up as a temporary for an underfunded NP about 3 years back. It worked for them with about 20 users for half a year. Can't really say more about it than that. Ideal? Hardly. But it got the job done.

I'm currently running straight MS IIS POP/SMTP. It ain't feature rich - the Exchange server at the office spoiled the hell outta my ass - but it does what I need ... Although aliases would be nice..

They eventually shifted over to a hosted service once they got better funding. Which made sense. They really couldn't afford IT support on their budget.

I generally don't bother "budgeting" for IT smiley But I do have to budget my time, so moving parts need to be kept to a manageable minimum. There are obvious risks to self hosting and I don't need to complicate them with flakey systems that want to tie into things they don't need to...or are unnecessarily complicated in their implementation.

If you have serious security concerns, I'd probably forget about freebie solution for email.

My "security concerns" are why I'm self hosted. cheesy

Btw...What's wrong with phpMyAdmin?

Not a damn thing. I actually love it ...(for MySQL administration)... I just thought it was a really odd thing for a mail server to require.

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I'm from the less is more minimalist camp ...(I detest bells and whistles)... "Features" to me are just more holes to exploit.

...It's also a 4 day holiday weekend - which has been total shit, because -  I've got some kind of flu, and I'm feeling a bit old and tired of having to keep up with all of this shit.
190  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Visualization of Algorithms on: November 29, 2014, 02:50:06 PM
A nice idea for an app would be an Algorithm Visualizer Screensaver, where it would simulate and visualize different algorithms.

Damn, that would be cool ... But I suck at graphics programming. Sad
191  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Windows Email Server Options on: November 29, 2014, 02:25:09 PM
Take a look at hMailServer. It's about as easy as it gets. And it can even be run on a vanilla workstation machine. No server OS required. Got an old Win7 box with decent RAM just sitting around?

Is this a solution you've used successfully in the past?? I spotted it in a web search too, and it seems pretty popular ... But then again so was AOL.. cheesy

There's a couple of things about it that I found troubling. Like, why is PHPMyAdmin (mentioned frequently in the support forum) apparently part of the setup? If the thing has a browser based configuration, that's an added level of exposure I'm not tickled about. I also didn't see a lot of professionals commenting in the support forum...which makes me a bit uneasy.
192  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Looking for Windows Email Server Options on: November 29, 2014, 01:10:29 PM
As Windows Server 2003 is quickly approaching EOL, I'm faced with the prospect of having to migrate my Email server to something else...and I do not have the (hardware) resources to run a full blown Exchange server here in the home office lab. So...

I'm looking for suggestions on a lightweight free - preferably Windows - Email server, that will need to support no more than a dozen mailboxes. Straight POP/SMTP is fine, although IMAP might be nice if the resource usage can be kept tightly reigned in (it will be running in Hyper-V).
193  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Visualization of Algorithms on: November 29, 2014, 11:57:51 AM
Fascinating - Seriously, I've been staring at the thing for like 10 minutes now. It's almost hypnotic.
194  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New square monitor (27" 1920x1920) on: November 24, 2014, 10:45:38 PM
So now that the layout for most applications is designed for a wide screen interface they're going to recoil back into a completely square screen???

Several of my favourite software are modular, where you can either rearrange panes manually (e.g. PDF-Xchange Editor or ConnectedText) or portrait/landscape mode can be toggled (e.g. Dopus). Maybe the square layout would encourage developers more to make their software to suit both portrait, landscape, and square views.

Yeah, sure (me too), that's what you can do. But it's not what you should have to do every time you open something.
195  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A stoned guy renamed some of his favorite items while high... on: November 24, 2014, 04:52:12 PM
Sand Moose?? ...Okay, That's funny!

Please be sure to have someone available to take notes next time you get stoned.. Wink

Sand Moose made me laugh like crazy tbh hahaha

Yeah, I was trying to follow the 'Stoner Logic' (having had some experience with it in the past...), and the first few almost made sense. But when I got to that one it was just a total swan dive off the deep end into WTF land. Tehehe!!
196  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New square monitor (27" 1920x1920) on: November 24, 2014, 04:48:02 PM
So now that the layout for most applications is designed for a wide screen interface they're going to recoil back into a completely square screen???

 wallbash
197  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A stoned guy renamed some of his favorite items while high... on: November 24, 2014, 04:42:48 PM
Sand Moose?? ...Okay, That's funny!

Please be sure to have someone available to take notes next time you get stoned.. Wink
198  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Thoughts on "Piracy". on: November 23, 2014, 12:17:17 PM
I have always gone by my own definition of what is to be construed as 'Fair and Reasonable'. If I'm going to be deciding on the purchase of an application that is hundreds or thousands of dollars...then my 'Trial Period' will be just as long as it takes for me to be comfortable with said applications fitness to preform said task.

I've been hustled through demos by ISV reps far too many times to fall for the slick sales tactic of saying "Oh Sure It'll Do That"...only to find out later that the list of caveats - oddly enough - is a mile long.

So yes, there is - quite literally - a pirate flag hung proudly above my desk ... Because before I parts with any of me Spanish gold I'll be damn sure Ye's not foolin' me. Or the plank it will be with yer carcass for sure..

199  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: November 21, 2014, 05:19:55 PM
...and the Joker in a more jester-like costume.

Speaking for the darkly humored and criminally insane ... Oh hell no! We ain't wearing no friggin bells like a %&^^$ reindeer..

 cheesy
200  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Where do you buy your printer ink? on: November 21, 2014, 06:51:46 AM
But I don't remember how laser printers work..

(condensed version)Laser draws image on drum, drum picks up toner where laser has altered the drum's charge, drum transfers image to paper, fuser (or fixing unit as they are sometimes called) melts toner into paper.

Side note: In certain really cold environments a laser printer will emit a visible amount of steam when the paper comes out if the humidity is high enough for the paper to be just a tiny bit moist ... Oh the fun we had on that service call..
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