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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Everyone is brokenhearted. on: August 13, 2014, 10:35:19 AM
Relevant article in the Telegraph: 'Atrocity porn', and the online campaigners who use dead children to push political points – Telegraph Blogs
Makes some valid points.
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: August 13, 2014, 10:12:04 AM
...I don't use Picasa, IPTC is metadata (not in the file name) right? Do you have some way to first IPTC tag in Picasa and then convert those tags to filename tags?
Yes, IPTC is metadata.
Tags made in photos using Picasa come out as keyword in the IPTC metadata, and as Tags in Windows Explorer.
I personally would not want to convert metadata tags to tag strings in filenames - it seems tedious and inefficient. The metadata seems useful as it is, but what bugs me is the lack of adherence/conformity to/with tagging standards.
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Homebrewing on: August 13, 2014, 08:52:07 AM
Even without the alcohol, soft-carbonated (and preferably unsweetened) lemonade is a treat on a hot day. Kiss
Learned about that one from a expat French client of mine. I understand it's big on the Continent.
Have you ever tried drinking shandy? It's a mixture of beer and lemonade. Very refreshing drink, and reduced alcohol content too - e.g., if mixed 50-50.
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Install Greenhouse | Expose Political Corruption on: August 13, 2014, 08:46:28 AM
This could be a very useful Firefox add-on for those US users who want to "follow the money": Install Greenhouse | Expose Political Corruption

Very nifty.
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: August 12, 2014, 05:05:09 AM
^^ Yes, that's what I try to do (have an identifiable "tag" string in the filename of images), but it is not feasible to independently tag each and every image in one's large collection of images, which is why I like the tagging feature for images in Picasa, which uses the IPTC fields - except not always in a "standard" way, it seems...(hence my separate lament on the subject).
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 12, 2014, 04:55:08 AM
Some really good doge jokes here: ...
Good ones!
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: August 12, 2014, 01:54:47 AM
@Nod5: Thanks for the above where you say:
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...quickly display and browse through all and only the images selected in Everything results, even when those images are from different folders.
It just so happens that, as a relatively new user of Everything, I was pondering over how to do just as you describe, so you have saved me a lot of trouble, including the learning you went through in your post Launch Everything from FARR as non-admin with UAC on but no prompt

Now I shall have to make the time to do it...
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Most advanced tagging functionalities? on: August 12, 2014, 12:44:00 AM
...Tagspaces works best for me combined with filenames based on folders, date and subject. I leave searching to an independently made selection of files in gnumeric (linux) and to stored files using wordperfect (advanced file search).
I was interested in your reference to Tagspaces. I tried this out and thought it was pretty useful, though not so much for me. The experience was partly what triggerred me to write the post (referred to above) On the lack of standardisation in "tagging".
I thought Tagspaces was a brilliantly simple idea, and I liked the way it was used within the browser UI (though that was perhaps a constraint also).
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Most advanced tagging functionalities? on: August 12, 2014, 12:36:42 AM
Personally the tag manager I use the most is Tobu and online it's Workflowy. Neither supports virtual folders though.
Thanks for making this reference to Tobu and Workflowy - I know nothing of either one. I had overlooked the reference when I first read your comment, but after reviewing this discussion just now, I noted the reference and read these:
- and Tobu looks very interesting, so I am about to download and trial it.

I shall have a look at Workflowy later.

EDIT: Some feedback:
  • Tobu: I gave this a whirl and then uninstalled it. It's very good as far as it goes, but that's not very far. It seems to have stopped development in Feb. 2010, and seems to be a demonstration of good coding rather than a finished, fully-developed and useful piece of software. Lots of potential there, but, as it stands, it was already surpassed by the DOS-based Lotus Agenda from the '80s, to which it bears some crude similarities but with a GUI. A bit of a disappointment for me.

  • Workflowy: I don't really need a cloud-based organiser and collaborating tool, so I didn't try it out. I recall going through the same look-and-see motions a while back now, and arriving at the same conclusion.
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 11, 2014, 09:52:16 PM
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136  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 11, 2014, 09:30:10 PM
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Very droll.
137  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Annoyance - Win8 "stole" the Win+s OneNote screen clip hotkey [FIXED] on: August 11, 2014, 06:42:34 PM
There was a query in a OneNote forum:
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Disable search shortcut in 8.1 - Microsoft Community
Joe Fargo asked on August 12, 2014:
I use OneNote extensively, and I recently upgraded to 8.1.  I want to be able to use the Windows+S key combo to enable the OneNote screen clipping tool, however, now it brings up the search charm.
Is there a way to disable (unhook) that key combo from the search charm so that it will just do the screen clipping from OneNote?
Thank you!

Response:
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"Is there a way to disable (unhook) that key combo from the search charm so that it will just do the screen clipping from OneNote?"
_________________________________

I am sure many people are experiencing this annoyance after starting to use Win8 or Win8.1.
I had exactly the same issue, and initially resolved it by pressing Win+n, then "s" key, but this was a tedious workaround. The theory is "the less key-depressions the better" (for efficiency and time-saving), so this was far from an ideal workaround. So I resolved the problem by using Autohotkey (http://ahkscript.org) and added the piece of script inside of the === lines below to my Autohotkey commands file:
====================
$#s::    ; Intercept Win+s to send a Screenclip request to OneNote
    Send #ns                         ; Sends Win+n, then "s"
    return
====================
This takes it straight back to what it used to be like under Win7 and OneNote 2007/2013.

The only problem you might have with this is that, if you use the Win+s hotkey combo to go to the Win8 Search menu, then that is locked out. I don't use it, but if you do, then you could alter the hotkey above (#s) to (say) LeftShift+Win+s (<+#s), or something - which would leave the Win8 Search menu hotkey as-is.
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 11, 2014, 02:05:32 AM
More strange Government logic=silly humour:
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During the Africa Summit “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate” panel, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience that “8,000 children die every day” and in sub-Sahara Africa, one in four suffer from chronic hunger.
Then a few minutes later, he stressed how creating new farms would cause too much carbon pollution so they need to discourage more farm land.
Top 5 Africa Summit Highlights | The Daily Caller
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: August 11, 2014, 12:46:15 AM
But expecting Cisco to just rattle off a list of clients that have been breached in some way, kind, sort, form, or fashion is a bit silly...as that would be even more bad exposure for all parties involved.
Yes, of course. It goes without saying that we'll never know for sure whether they actually have any proof or not, because, of course they cannot state any of it, for security reasons.
There. You and I have said it anyway.

Doesn't seem to have any meaning to make a statement that "...And we have done it.", knowing that it cannot be substantiated in any event. A marketing puff.
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: August 10, 2014, 06:22:43 AM
"If we find anyone -- doesn't matter if it's hackers or governments -- involved in any of our customer environments anywhere in the world, we tell our customers, period," Chambers said[/b]. "And we do that in the U.S., in Europe and China and India. And we have done it."

Yeah, right. Sounds great. So what? Proof to substantiate that statement? None so far, it seems. But wait...where did I put that proof...?
(Sound of crickets chirping.)
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: August 07, 2014, 09:31:50 PM
Got the metadata in the Tags.
I opened the GodMode list in xplorer² and copied all the items with data in the Tags field using Nirsoft's SysExporter. It seems that only the first 27 items have data in the Tags column. Here they are in a comma delimited TXT file. Just open it with a spreadsheet proggie (I used Excel).

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142  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: August 07, 2014, 06:44:27 PM
Whilst I was mucking about with the GodMode functions/files per my post above, I noticed that the "files" had what looks like search metadata - quite long strings of it - in the Tags field.
I had thought the Tags were in the NTFS ADS (Alternate Data Stream), along with the Comment field, however, using xplorer² (which enables you to View, Split, Bundle to Go, Unpack bundle the ADS) the View shows there's apparently nothing in the ADS. Furthermore the user is unable to edit or add comments to the Comment field, and I have not yet figured out how to access (read/copy) the contents of the Tags field for these "files" (they have no File Properties either). If they are Junction Points or something, then that might help to explain it, I suppose.

Here's a partial screenshot of the relevant columns, to give you an idea of what I am on about:

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143  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Include Windows 7 Start Button Search Results in FARR? on: August 07, 2014, 05:04:12 PM
There is a text file containing all (262) paths in the list of GodMode functions that I get using GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
Refer here: Re: Godmode

Posting link in case it could be relevant/useful in this thread.
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: August 07, 2014, 04:28:40 PM
...Also in W8 if you hit Winkey x, there's a small menu with commonly needed links such as Computer Management, Programs and Features, Disk Management, Control Panel, Admin and regular Command Prompts, Run etc..  smiley

^^ Yes, I find the hotkey Win+X to be very handy: (using Win8.1-64 PRO)
Here's the menu that I get (after having modified it a little bit).

[attach]


By the way, here are all (262) paths in the list of GodMode functions that I get using GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
(I posted them in the TXT file below as it was impossible to post them as code text in this comment - kept getting "The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.")    huh

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145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: August 07, 2014, 11:37:39 AM
Interesting.
Of course, this could presumably all be a deliberately manufactured "fog".
If it is a manufactured fog, then someone is controlling the fog generator.
If Snowden really did leak the stuff he is supposed to have done, we have certainly only been allowed to see certain bits of it, so someone somewhere is censoring things.
If there is a censor, then there is a control over the release/flow of information.
Thus, whereas it may seem that Snowden is in Russia because of a series of accidents or circumstances outside of his control, that could be by calculated design.
If it was by calculated design, then someone was the designer, and someone implemented the design.
Thus Snowden may be in exactly the place he was supposed to have ended up in at the outset.

I wouldn't put anything past the US NSA/SS administration.

My head is hurting. I think I shall go for a cup of tea and a lie-down now...
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Everyone is brokenhearted. on: August 07, 2014, 10:51:50 AM
@Tomos: Sorry, I did not intend to suggest that your perceptions of growing up were somehow "wrong", it was just that your statement suggesting "the tall grey man" was a powerful image was not substantiated. Well, it wasn't to me, but I could see that if one allowed it to have that power in one's perception, then it would probably seem so - to oneself - and it could even have subconsciously set one's paradigms at an early age.

Why do we need the metaphor of "a tall grey man"? It rather seems to be just more external locus of control.


If we now turn again to the content of the rant at that link:
It seems to be pretty good rhetoric (though I wouldn't call it brilliant, as you do) on a commercial website, and the rhetoric takes a scattergun approach to protesting about various things, including commerce. That could arguably seem to make it hypocritical. As though to prove how awful the world is, he proceeds to make capital out of, and an appeal to agreement and pity by invoking "the killing of children in Gaza". Up to that point, I had been smiling a lot at the rant, but I draw the line at cynical attempts to gain access to my agreement by invoking such things. If he had sung the song of the millions of children killed annually by (say) an avoidable disease, all because Western greenies say they must be, then I would have had some sympathy with what he was talking about:


But our author wasn't singing that song. He wasn't concerned with correcting any real and huge human injustice that is correctable. Malaria is an avoidable disease (QED) that kills upwards of (est.) at least 1.5 million children annually. Some estimates put the total accumulated deaths from Malaria to date at around 3 billion, since the use of DDT was banned/withdrawn by the West.
No, our author was sat on his backside looking at his stupid Twitter feed and mistaking it for reality whilst uttering epithets. As I said "Way to go".
Then he was generating empty, high-minded rhetoric - pontificating and protesting on matters he seemed to be clueless about, safe in his cosy, insular little worldview and demonstrating that he had no apparent understanding or perspective of the history of what seems to be an insoluble problem deliberately created by man and based on a clash of religio-political ideological beliefs.
This isn't an original thought. Some of the commenters to that post made similar points.
I felt a bit like saying what one of the commenters to that post said: "STFUP".

You tell me: Which is the greater human-caused humanitarian problem - Malaria or the Gaza standoff? - and which is immediately open to a solution? The answer should be starkly self-evident.
So why pick on Gaza then? Presumably either because he was being cynically manipulative, or (say) because he succumbed to the phenomenon of the availability heuristic - that is, always assuming he is not just an insular idiot.
 
I would take issue where you refer to my historical notes as giving "a sermon on religion" and the other points where you seem to be suggesting I am for one side or the other or promoting the "Israel can-do-no-wrong reputation". You thereby seem to have entirely missed the points I was trying to make, so I probably didn't do a very good job there. I shall try again.

First off, I think I made only statements of historical facts that are well-documented and independently verifiable. I gave links for references to substantiate some of these. Doing a Google search will bring up numerous information items - e.g., news reports and videos - on recent Israeli-Palestinian confrontations and the use of (say) dissembling as a tactic (e.g., human shield). It would thus be incorrect to call this a "sermon on religion".
I spoke of religio-political ideologies and beliefs, not of religion. The fact that these particular religio-political ideological beliefs might also be religious tenets is neither here nor there. They could, for example, have been part of communism or fascism. In fact the RC church in pre-Reformation times, and the Islamic faith can provide arguably excellent examples of fascism in the history of their structure and operational aspects, but that wasn't what I was getting at. I was laying out the construct of the artificial framework of reference that is incorporated in Islamism to show how Islamists act entirely consistently in accordance with their framework of reference. They have to, if they are devout Muslims, and I would suggest that the majority are, as some branches of it can be relatively very strict - e.g., Taliban, ISIS, Sunni (Wahabism). Generally speaking, anything that Muslims do within the hegemonic Caliphate is approved if not mandated. That's why I wrote that Hamas must not make peace - includes as per Article 15 of the Palestinian National Charter (1968).

I see no evidence that Palestinians or Muslims generally actually (say) wake up in the morning wanting to kill Jews or infidels, but it is their burden that they must, under specific conditions. One could point to similarities here in the wave of death perpetrated across the Middle East by the knights of old - the Christian Crusaders.
Nor do I expect that the Israelis want to risk killing innocent civilians in the act of defending themselves from the Hamas terrorism, but they must - are obliged to - defend themselves (as the POTUS referred to).

This type of situation is a bind that was accurately predicted by Gladstone (QED).

I had a LOL moment with your suggestion that the Israelis had a "can-do-no-wrong reputation". Very droll. I was aware of no such thing until you mentioned it. Quite the contrary, in fact. You could fill a book cataloguing what the Jews did wrong, the Palestinians not so much. It seems to me that history shows that the Jews probably couldn't have done much more that was so wrong or evil - no matter how hard they tried - than what they had already done, 2,000 years ago, and that they have been paying for it ever since.
You could argue that the whole world holds it against them, and that is why the Nazis were allowed to proceed with their genocidal activities undisturbed for so long - I mean, with the best will in the world, you can't readily exterminate 6 million Jews overnight. Like maturing a good cheese, these things take time, even with any improved technology available.
The bed that the Jews/Israelis are lying in today was arguably a bed made by their leaders who took them into exile from their homeland and by their Pharisees' murderous machinations 2,000 years ago.
Some people (not me, you understand) might say that what they are experiencing today is Karma, but I couldn't possibly comment.

But that most famous Jew of all - the one whom the Pharisees had caused to be so horribly tortured and murdered 2,000 years ago, said "Forgive them", and I would presume from the ideology implicit in His recorded teachings that He was talking about the Jews and not just the Roman soldiers He happened to be looking at, at the time.

At some stage, all this religio-political ideologically-fired compulsory hatred and killing has to stop, but it probably won't in my lifetime or until Israel is obliterated from the map, if that comes first.
My view is that cynical bloggers should not be allowed to get away with publishing posts that stand to make capital out of sniping at this eternal, insoluble human-created tragedy, or its innocent victims, or thereby risking potentially further inflaming world opinion in an already dangerously inflamed situation that threatens world peace.
(That is, STFU.)
If they really do wish and intend to make the world a better place, then they can get off their backsides and do something definite and positive about some far greater and readily solvable humanitarian problems - e.g., Malaria, or Z59.5 (QED).
But I'll not be holding my breath.
147  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: My New Temporary 14 day Blog that does not support comments on: August 06, 2014, 09:11:06 PM
I sort of keep track of the ongoing status of some software by having the relevant website or blog or forum (or all of those) in my Bazqux RSS feed-reader. If the feed stops issuing new posts, then I can check to see whether it is moribund/gone away or just a temporary faltering. I can view the history (all the old posts) from a given feed as well - i.e., those posts that were captured by my reader from when I started subscribing to that feed.
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Most advanced tagging functionalities? on: August 06, 2014, 06:05:59 PM
...I hope to revive the discussion in this thread.

Could be an interesting discussion. Tagging and commenting of files and data records is a subject I am particularly interested in, because it assists in categorisation and faster/easier data retrieval. One aspect worth considering is whether the Tags should be embedded or separate to the data/file to which they relate, and how "separate" is separate?
For example:
  • Lotus Agenda applied Tags as embedded strings appended to the text data records it held. Those records could be held either as records within Agenda's proprietary database, or as links in the database, pointing to discrete .TXT  files on the Client, and the user could select which he preferred as a general or specific rule (i.e. he could select one or the other for all, but vary the rule for any specific record).
  • The Tags field in the NTFS ADS is separate to but attached to a file, and can become irretrievably detached in file copy or move operations where the NTFS ADS is not fully supported either in the data transfer process or on the file system of the target storage media.
  • Tabbles (mentioned in the link(s) above) uses either a proprietary Cloud-based database of Tags, or a Client-based SQL database of Tags. Where offline data access and retrieval is a mandatory user requirement, the database would need to be on the Client, alongside the data to which it relates.

Please note that I have just added a link re SQL/Tabbles to my post above:
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Note 2014-08-07 1029hrs: Link to SQL Express Problems added to this post, as it relates to a rather interesting Tagging/Categorisation tool called Tabbles.
149  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: DiviFile from Qnomad - Mini-review on: August 06, 2014, 05:09:31 PM
2014-08-07: Minor update edits/corrections to the review.
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Most advanced tagging functionalities? on: August 06, 2014, 05:05:55 PM
There's been some discussion in DC Forum related to File Tagging, but it's been ad hoc and is a bit scattered about.
For example, some that I know of:
Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
On the lack of standardisation in "tagging" .
DiviFile from Qnomad - Mini-review
Help please! - Unable to install MS SQL Express 2012 on laptop.

Hope this helps or is of use.
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Note 2014-08-07 1029hrs: Link to SQL Express Problems added to this post, as it relates to a rather interesting Tagging/Categorisation tool called Tabbles.
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