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26  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Umbra on: June 09, 2015, 01:04:00 AM
I'm not an experienced kickstarter. What negative indicators do you see?
27  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Umbra on: June 08, 2015, 02:17:46 PM
I was just recently thinking about how I enjoyed playing through dungeon siege. While I'm not even sure if the game would still run on Windows 8 if I should still find it, I'm pretty sure I would only be disappointed should I try to re-play it (not that I would have time for that anyway, haha). And just about when I was thinking about that emotional moment, coming out of the dungeons onto the white snowy mountains, I somehow stumbled over this:

https://www.kickstarter.c...projects/1062682568/umbra
28  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility on: May 28, 2015, 06:15:10 AM
You actually can't separate by commas right now, because commas are used as a separator for the strings/characters by which you want to split. Kind of stupid. Will fix.
29  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: I think 4K VideoDownloader is better than Video-DownloadHelper on: May 12, 2015, 09:12:33 AM
I don't see a lifetime license on their web site. Actually, it says:
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Most of our applications are completely free: no payments and no registration, ever. Full functionality instantly and forever!

The FREE one is advert-driven. Pay, and get rid of the adverts.
I didn't say they are saints.


Ah, I see. Makes sense. Thanks.
30  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: I think 4K VideoDownloader is better than Video-DownloadHelper on: May 12, 2015, 05:28:30 AM
I don't see a lifetime license on their web site. Actually, it says:

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Most of our applications are completely free: no payments and no registration, ever. Full functionality instantly and forever!

The product looks intersting though.
31  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.223.01 - April 28, 2015 on: May 07, 2015, 04:04:52 AM
I'm afraid it doesn't mouser. Both result 3 + 4 from Nod5's alias above still do not launch with v2.224.01 under Win 8.1.
32  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft is releasing a cross-platform code editor on: April 29, 2015, 03:25:24 PM
Just looking at the web site, this really looks like a very capable editor. The next challenger for Sublime maybe.
33  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.223.01 - April 28, 2015 on: April 29, 2015, 02:33:53 PM
v2.223.01 works fine for me, including options dialog.

I can confirm that the above aliases work/fail on my Windows 8.1 laptop as reported by Nod5.
34  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.223.01 - April 28, 2015 on: April 29, 2015, 07:09:02 AM
Thanks, using FARR v2.223.01 on Win8.1-64 PRO.
All OK, except the font size in the Options panel is still almost too small to read properly.
Not a showstopper - I've been putting up with that and can continue to do so.

Options dialog was fixed for me with v2.222.03. Will try later with the current official release.
35  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 28, 2015, 01:29:56 PM
v2.222.03 fixes both the icons problem and the scaling problem for me, including options screen! tested on a 4k 15'' laptop. No font overrides active.

excellent  Thmbsup
36  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ethernet cables: UTP vs. STP on: April 28, 2015, 01:14:46 AM
I personally hate STP. The shield is annoying to work with when preparing the cable, and is of no benefit at all unless connected to a good earth ground at one end only. UTP cable is cheaper and easier to install.

Most installations don't take enough care in preparing the cable and properly grounding it to actually achieve any benefit from having it shielded, and accidentally grounding the cable at both ends can make the interference worse by way of ground loop.
Interesting. I certainly did not care when I made my home installation.


The quality of the switchgear and NIC matters as much as the cable itself does. Cheap NICs and switches do a poor job of filtering noise and will be unstable at speed over a long or old cable, while the good ones can meet and even exceed the standards for network performance and noise immunity.
That matches my experience with my old laptop, which had a reliable 1Gbps connection every time. It was actually quite a disappointment when I connected my new laptop for the first time and it connected with only 100Mbps. On the other hand it forced me to finally fix that problem (which I had known about for a long time already).
37  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ethernet cables: UTP vs. STP on: April 27, 2015, 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.
38  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ethernet cables: UTP vs. STP on: April 27, 2015, 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.
39  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Ethernet cables: UTP vs. STP on: April 27, 2015, 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.
40  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ran a 10k race today.. any other runners here? on: April 27, 2015, 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.
41  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 27, 2015, 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.
42  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.
43  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.
44  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?
45  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
46  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.
47  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.
48  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.
49  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.
50  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
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