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3176  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What the hell is OpenCandy? on: March 31, 2011, 03:47:50 PM
So, The torches and pitchfork wielding villagers are incensed by the frankin-monsters insistence on playing possum?
3177  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Candy Enthusiast Blog on: March 31, 2011, 03:42:12 PM
Quote from: From Deozaan's Article
While it may seem trivial to some, U.S. authorities followed up with a seven-page letter asking Ms. Bird to formally authorize the destruction of her seized Kinder egg, she told CBC.

...You gotta be shitting me.

Does this story remind anybody else of the scene from Airplane where heavily armed terrorists trapes right through security, seconds before security decides to tackle, slam on the floor, and strip-search a 90 year old woman with a walker?
3178  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 30, 2011, 07:44:43 PM
Ok, here what appear for some different languages in older version:
Eng
Greece

And your version only show english locale(ie. the first one) no matter what other locale i set!
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Okay, this is rather interesting. It seems that you have identified a paradigm shift in the project that I've never seen/noticed before. The original TClock, and TClock Lite both have the same behavior in that the Clock's regional language is independent of (and completely ignores) the system.

Where as Two_toNe & I (albeit unwittingly), Use/leverage the system's regional setting (ignoring its-own) to determine the clock's output (see below).

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(Now if by chance that ain't actually Greek ...(I've not a clue)... I may be screwed)


So actually the Locale setting on the Time Format tab is a decorative artifact of a configuration that (perhaps was only for Win9x) is no-longer used.

Does that make sense? Or do you think there would be need to have the clocks textural region working independently of the (rest of the OS) Windows shell?

Obviously something must be done, as the non/dysfunctional control could be quite annoying. I'm thinking that (pull the control) shell integration/harmony is the (long term) less confusing option ... But you it seems do use/have a need for this feature. Yes?

I'll hold off on doing anything in either direction until I hear from you.
3179  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 30, 2011, 06:36:58 PM
I know it was asked before but, is there going to be a portable version of T-Clock?

I recall it being asked before also, I just can't remember the who & where. Ironically it was started on in the origional source ... but I pulled it all out during the cleaning phase of the project (It's due for another one now I think).

I'm not adverse to doing it. I've even found times when it would have been handy. I just gotta get the time to do it (it is and has been on the project's to-do list for some time).
3180  News and Reviews / DonationCoder.com Newsletters / Re: Newsletter for March 29th, 2011 - "6th ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER - FINAL DAYS" on: March 30, 2011, 11:20:38 AM
Only 32 Dollars more to break the 13K barrier!

Covered that... Wink
3181  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 30, 2011, 08:28:34 AM
- Local option doesn't work for non english languages, while it was working fine in old versions.
Can you expand on this a bit, and give an example of what output should but isn't working.


- Timer options from old versions is much better, i wish you could return the options as in TClock Lite version by Kazuto Soto.

That's actually a different code branch, but I can look into it.
3182  Other Software / Developer's Corner / W3Schools is trouble..? on: March 30, 2011, 07:16:46 AM
So I went out looking for some of the new cutting-edge HTML5 sites to use as examples for an in-house project...And I ran across something quite perplexing.

http://w3fools.com/

Seems they have quite a Bone-to-pick with w3schools.com:
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W3Schools offers certifications whose value is highly debateable… No employers recognize or respect W3Schools certificates. Unlike Microsoft’s MCP or Cisco’s CCC, W3Schools has absolutely no authority over the technologies for which they claim to provide certification. Unlike CompTIA’s ANSI/ISO accredited certifications, W3Schools has no support from governing standards bodies. W3Schools frequently publishes inaccurate or misleading content. We have collected several examples illustrating this problem below.

I have used w3schools.com in the past to get past an issue or two, but... After reading through some of their examples it does appear (that I shouldn't be) they have a point ... But I wanted to run it past the crew here to see what you thing of their body-of-evidence.
3183  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 30, 2011, 06:53:53 AM
What about us who use the classic theme on windows 7, background should work fine.

Actually, I'd forgotten that group existed - Even though I'm fighting to maintain Win 2000 compatibility (Doh!) -  (you win) I'll put it on the to-do list smiley
3184  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot on: March 29, 2011, 05:38:34 PM
Okay, two thing:
1. It does work in IE9
2. As I type this...It seems oddly quiet now.

Best I could do is level 7 - Looking at my fingers - I can't type.
3185  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot on: March 29, 2011, 01:34:38 PM
Still using IE8 here at the office...I click on the Ztype link above... And get:

Quote from: the site
To play this game you need a good Browser, like Opera, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Um... I need a "good" browser like Safari?!? Good for what? sharing my Identity with people in the next universe? I wouldn't use that POS if the only alternative was  2 soup cans, 30' of kite string, a 6 year old phone book and a telegraph keypad.

Hopefully the site will run on IE9 ... If I can remember to try it when I get home. Sad
3186  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Graphical depiction of web browser popularity from 1995-2011 on: March 29, 2011, 11:24:53 AM
I view Google like one big benevolent giant -- as long as the ad revenue is pouring in like a tsunami they are kind and generous and behave well.  If anyone threatens their revenue stream they have their hands deep within the gears of the internet ready to do whatever they need to do to kill off the competition.

I think you meant big malevolent giant... cheesy ...Trust being a factor - In them - I have none.


Dragons never attack a village when they're being fed ("properly") a virgin or two on a regular basis... Wink
3187  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Graphical depiction of web browser popularity from 1995-2011 on: March 29, 2011, 07:48:18 AM
I'd also like to know why the commonly used "Windows" browser isn't on the chart. Every client I come in contact with uses the "Windows" browser when I ask them which they use (which usually translates to "Internet Explorer 7").

(hehe) Yeah, that should be listed right up there with the ones that give you the name of their ISP, when asked what browser they use.

Note: In defense of the end user, this confusion/phenomenon was caused by the practice known as branding.
3188  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Researcher Nabs $500K to Work On "Green Software" on: March 28, 2011, 03:18:35 PM
I'd say the "Green" Hot-Button" is well on its way to getting way out of hand.

What's next? Bog slow gutless - But ToTallY GreeN - computers? ...Don't laugh, they did it to the automobile.
3189  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Can't wait for Flash to die! on: March 27, 2011, 06:37:37 PM
And I'm not alone in the feeling. Apple hates it (which makes me think I should reconsider),

Hm...

Anything Apple doesn't own and control it tries to ridicule or litigate out of existence.

Shit. Now I can't hate Flash even though it really annoys me... (Er...) ...Sometimes.
3190  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: shutdown and startup manger recommendations on: March 25, 2011, 07:29:15 PM
T-Clock does not do this ... And quite frankly, I don't have a really good explaination for why that is. Sad

...I, Forgot...
3191  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: free, very fast FONT VIEWER on: March 25, 2011, 11:07:31 AM
Frome their website:
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The problem is well known: Only the written form is remembered, but the name is forgotten.
Here FontViewOK can help .It creates a quick visual overview of all installed fonts.
The deployment is so simple, a help file is not required.
3192  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 24, 2011, 11:43:07 AM
video conferencing while driving

?!? ohmy ?!? ...That hardly seems wise...
3193  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Snap DB on: March 24, 2011, 11:27:04 AM
I mean, there really is not a good place to put a multiline edit/text field on the main form without sacrificing listview space in some way (which I'm loathe to do).

There is the option to anchor an edit control window to the listview cell, that can be triggered (by double click or something) to open & display the full text, and then auto close when it looses focus. That way you can keep the clean single line view and still be able to peek at larger blocks of text as/if needed.
3194  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: [PREDICTION] You Will Eat a Tablet in the Next Few Years on: March 23, 2011, 08:50:39 PM
To me it just proves that half of the people that buy laptops don't really need them.

In the 6 years I've had my laptop, I've probably used it less than 15 hours total. Typically for some manner of diagnostic (or router configuration), that only required that I have a network connection and a command prompt or browser window.

So I could easily deal with a much smaller & lighter device ... as long as it had a proper OS that would run whatever app~lication I chose to write for it.
3195  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My Movie Fantasy on: March 23, 2011, 08:34:39 PM
A mix of -1408,30 days of night, farm house and Hostel, is what i would like to see someday.

I take it you like Rob Zombie's movies? Those are wicked evil. He's got a very twisted, sinister imagination.

Homicidal Clowns (The Devils Rejects)... What's not to like? smiley

Hostel = People with a piqued sense of entitlement + Kicks Just Keep Getting Harder To Find... Funny really how "evil" is easier to accept when it's a mythical creature of some kind. It keeps things tidily abstracted to the it can't really happen zone. - Call it horror at a safe distance. - But when it's just people, be they egotistically sick & twisted or not, doing evil deeds ... the level of "real" becomes a bit (more unnerving) harder to be/stay disconnected from.
3196  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Instantly Increasing Password Strength on: March 23, 2011, 01:58:20 PM
I use "Keypass" to store my passwords. It also offers to create random passwords with a single click.

What I really hate is that many websites limits the maximum password length.
Better yet: some truncate your password [to a smaller length] and don't tell you anything. So, when you try to use your large password generated with keepass, you can't get access. It happened to me at least once!

Damn, that's just cold ... If they're gonna just trunc it blind they ought to do it on both ends so you're not locked out from square one.
3197  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is your Hosting Company Secure ... Really? on: March 23, 2011, 07:53:56 AM
I've advised the client to switch hosting companies ... and they are.

And thanks for all that mail… some interesting reading, eh?

 huh Ya know, I'm usually pretty good at this ... But I have no I dea what you mean by that.  huh

=>
2nd Call:
I requested that all the existing MX records be removed (Um... Yeah), a new MX record be created, and that all the mail was now to be sent to an off-host IP address that I specified.

...you gotta be on your toes with that guy cheesy

 wallbash ROFL Okay, got it ... Thanks for the map!

 cheesy
3198  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is your Hosting Company Secure ... Really? on: March 23, 2011, 07:52:16 AM
I'm with a VPS.  If you were to call or email them about something like MX records, they would point you at a website that tells you how to do it and tell you to do it yourself.  I call it security through RTFM.

C

 Grin ...I like that! (hehe) - However this particular hosting company doesn't give its users that option unfortunately (I checked for that first). Which is also quite sad for a $600 a year hosting account.

DNS is one of my favorite things to play with...So I tend to insist on having unrestricted access to it.
3199  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is your Hosting Company Secure ... Really? on: March 23, 2011, 06:50:54 AM
I've advised the client to switch hosting companies ... and they are.

And thanks for all that mail… some interesting reading, eh?

 huh Ya know, I'm usually pretty good at this ... But I have no I dea what you mean by that.  huh

Previously they had their Exchange server suspended between the hosting company (via POP Connector) and their ISP (via SmartHost forward), on a increasingly shakey DSL connection. Now their Exchange server is fully public on a fiber connection (one of yesterday's speed tests hit 35Mb - I wonder if the wife will let me get one...).

So the mail load (for them) hasn't really changed, it's just fast & reliable now.
3200  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Is your Hosting Company Secure ... Really? on: March 22, 2011, 05:41:45 PM
From the Department of You Gotta be Kidding Me...

While working with a client's network trying to resolve some mail flow issues...I was required to contact their web hosting company. This can be "fun" to varying degrees depending on what type of verification is used to ascertain whether or not you should be allowed to be making change requests. This is frequently called Big Fun with Social Engineering when the client can't remember or find the account info. which nobody has seen for 8+ years.

Now imagine (if-you-will) my dismay at getting absolutely no challenge what so ever. None. Nothing. Notta.  Straight to the red carpet from hello. This has now happened on two separate occasions, which were weeks apart. So it ain't like somebody was having a bad day, and let it slide... What were the changes I was requesting you ask?

1st Call:
I requested that all mailboxes be tripled in size to (and this was directly stated) allow for larger Emails (with 20+MB attachments)to be sent.

2nd Call:
I requested that all the existing MX records be removed (Um... Yeah), a new MX record be created, and that all the mail was now to be sent to an off-host IP address that I specified.

And at no time was I asked for anything (not even my name - which I didn't offer) other than what domain I would like to make changes to.

Now the web-based management interface requires, domain name, user name, and pass word ... ALL of which are case sensitive. So there seems to be some level of understanding in regard to security. It just doesn't extend (or pertain) to the folks at phone support. Try this with your hosting company sometime to see how well they fair ... You might just be mortified ... I was.

...I've advised the client to switch hosting companies ... and they are.
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