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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ethernet cables: UTP vs. STP on: Today at 03:53:00 PM
Anyway, thanks guys for pointing out that my problem was not actually UTP vs. STP, but CAT 5 vs. CAT 6.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ethernet cables: UTP vs. STP on: Today at 03:04:10 PM
It's to do with the Category of the cable.
CAT 5 is qualified for 100 MBit/s
CAT 5e for 1 GBit/s
CAT 6 for up to 10 GBit/s and requires better signal to noise ratios (10 GBit/s not over the full 100 meters)
CAT 7 for up to 40 GBit/s with even better signal to noise ratios and less crosstalk, using shielded pairs within the cable

More info here: http://www.xmultiple.com/xwebsite-forum24.htm
And Wikipedia on CAT 5/5e: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_5_cable

One of the two cables has Cat 5E printed on it.

Ok, just checked the other one. It was indeed only a CAT 5 cable. When I wired our house I made sure to put in only CAT 6 to make it future proof. I should have been more careful with the patch cables as it turns out embarassed.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Ethernet cables: UTP vs. STP on: Today at 02:28:40 PM
After buying a new central switch for my home network I noticed that a smaller gigabit switch in one of our rooms connected with only 100 Mbps. Because I had a similar problem recently where my laptop (which we now used for like 10 years!) connected with 1 Gbps to the central switch without problems, our brand new laptop did so only with 100 Mbps. While re-crimping the respective ethernet outlet fixed that problem, doing the same with the other ethernet outlet did not have the desired effect. As it turned out, the problem was the cable connecting the outlet with the switch! It was an UTP (unshielded twister pair) cable. After replacing it with an STP (shielded twister pair) cable, the switch connected with 1 Gbps.

I was also testing my internet speed recently and was very annoyed that I only ever got like a maximum of 100 Mbps down instead of the 125 Mbps which I pay my service provider for (not that I would notice the difference if I wouldn't measure it Wink ). I complained to the service provider and was informed that my modem was working flawlessly and that my signal was optimal. I was instructed to take measurements directly at the modem, which I did and voilĂ : 125 Mbps. Because of personal paranoia I have another router sitting in between my service providers modem (it's actually a router itself) and my home network. My service providers modem was connected to my router with an UTP cable!

Interestingly, I did not find any reference on the internet stating that UTP cables would only work up to 100 Mbps.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ran a 10k race today.. any other runners here? on: Today at 03:24:21 AM
For those of you with knee problems: maybe try what we call a 'Finnenbahn'. It's a running track on soft ground. Google Images for 'Finnenbahn' to see what they look like. They are quite common around where I live. I could imagine they exist in other places around the world as well.
5  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: Today at 03:00:56 AM
icons in large or small size seem to be OK on my setup - Win8.1-64 Pro - though I am assuming that the God Mode icons (per screenshot above) are being displayed correctly as rectangular documents.

IanB/phitsc: have you tried fiddling with the font (size) override settings as a way to make text less tiny when using a high dpi screen?

I already successfully use font (size) override settings to increase the display of the FARR output panels/lists. However, fiddling with those settings further doesn't seem to have any observable effect on the size of the characters in the Options panels - still very difficult to read.

That, and FARR should really display decently on high res screens without having to fiddle with the font options.
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 25, 2015, 03:01:03 PM
Sorry mouser. For some reason I can't download the beta. Stops half-way through. Last time clearing the browser cache helped, but not this time. I really don't understand what's wrong. I'll have to try again tomorrow.
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 25, 2015, 03:57:23 AM
Any idea how to fix the DPI problem? The current FARR version is unusable like this on my 4k laptop.
8  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 25, 2015, 03:56:48 AM
can you take a look at a shortcut (or two) where farr does not show the icon properly, and look at the properties of it, and tell me if you see anything interesting?
is it a 64bit app? do 32bit apps show icons?  any clue you can give me about which shortcuts dont show icons and which do..

Both the Word and Wordpad links have no icon. Might be the icons are only missing in large icon mode. How can I force small icon view?
9  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: "Think X" Book Series and the Textbook Manifesto on: April 24, 2015, 09:44:19 AM
This looks interesting. Thanks for the heads up! Thmbsup
10  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 24, 2015, 09:36:57 AM
Wow that surprises me.. Ok I must be overlooking something.
Thanks for the testing, I'll have a new version to test soon -- I'll get this fixed.
If there's anything specific you want me to check out let me know.
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 24, 2015, 03:25:45 AM
Still no shortcut icons with v2.221.01.
12  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 24, 2015, 02:11:05 AM
Mouser, for some reasone I still can't download the beta. Gets stuck about halfway through.
13  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 23, 2015, 03:51:57 PM
Beta doesn't want to be downloaded right now. I'll try again tomorrow.
14  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 23, 2015, 02:01:52 PM
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Win 8.1 pro on laptop with high dpi screen:
- no icons

ok i need some assistance -- i just installed farr on a win8 virtual machine and i see icons.
what settings do you have that you think might be responsible for icons not showing?  can you give me any more info -- does it show no icons in any scenario, whether the icons are from typing "cpanel" alias or from browsing directories?
can you check that you have icons in windows explorer?

I see icons both with cpanel and directory browsing, but not with regular application searching. Can't tell you about options though. The options dialog is so tiny it hurts my eyes trying to read it  Wink
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 22, 2015, 02:52:50 AM
great -- excellent discovery, then i should be able to fix in short order.
i wonder if people could check the win8 icons in that older one too, to tell me if maybe that problem is new too?
It is. I have icons in that older version, but not in the new one.
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 22, 2015, 02:45:49 AM
Confirmed, this one is not tiny.
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.220.01 BETA - April 12, 2015 on: April 21, 2015, 03:06:14 PM
It's a 15'' screen, so not extremely tiny. I'm not completely sure, but I think it's a problem of the newest version. Can I download an older release somewhere to make sure?
18  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.220.01 BETA - April 12, 2015 on: April 21, 2015, 02:03:04 PM
Everything is tiny. This is v2.218.02 on a 4k screen.
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: New FARR user :) on: April 20, 2015, 10:21:29 AM
Concerning Ctrl + Shift not selecting words: this seems to be a deliberate choice and was also discussed here http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=27154.0 (a long time ago)

It still confuses me every now and then huh

Never noticed that FARR has undo though smiley
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Key combination to launch first item without adding it to history? on: April 15, 2015, 02:51:47 PM
I tell you what i could do.. I could add a right-click menu item to launch and not add to history, if that would help..

Nah, it would need to be something like Shift+Enter for me to be useful. Better spare yourself the trouble and use your time for something of broader interest.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: pound symbol on: April 15, 2015, 02:49:02 PM
Or you make your own keyboard layout: The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. Used it just recently to resurrect some dead keys cheesy
22  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Key combination to launch first item without adding it to history? on: April 15, 2015, 02:42:13 PM
Ok, thanks mouser.
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Key combination to launch first item without adding it to history? on: April 15, 2015, 09:57:26 AM
does it exist?

24  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR as bookmark manager? on: April 09, 2015, 09:05:33 AM
You say you don't want to consult browser bookmarks. But the bookmarks need to come from somewhere. They need to be stored somewhere. I'm not aware of FARR being able to store arbitrary information. It mainly queries the file system.

I see. Thank you.

Saving them as aliases would be impracticable I suppose (copy link to FARR box | context menu | add to group alias)?
Well, I guess that depends on how often you want to add/edit/remove bookmarks. If it's only a few which you want to launch over and over again that could be a viable solution. Also managing them in a FARR alias file.
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR as bookmark manager? on: April 09, 2015, 01:38:41 AM
You say you don't want to consult browser bookmarks. But the bookmarks need to come from somewhere. They need to be stored somewhere. I'm not aware of FARR being able to store arbitrary information. It mainly queries the file system. A plugin would be perfectly able to do what you want though.
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