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1601  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to make a local copy of an ancient Web forum? on: November 21, 2008, 08:27:03 AM
I haven't tried these before. Can anyone provide an estimate for how much space it will take to download an entire forum/website on average? I'm wondering whether as a casual user, I'm better off with the Scrapbook Firefox extension though to be honest, I don't know much about capturing to a certain depth.
1602  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: advice needed.....FirstDefense-ISR, ShadowProtect, ShadowUser, Rollback Rx??? on: November 21, 2008, 08:24:11 AM
Anyone? Ok, to be more specific, what I don't get is doesn't either Returnil or ShadowProtect already back up your files on their own?

So how does having two backups secure the pc more than either program alone?
1603  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 21, 2008, 07:14:12 AM
city_zen, I don't get the program. Where does it allow you to save a session of your to do list?
1604  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sitepoint book for free PDF download "The Art and Science of CSS" for 15 days on: November 21, 2008, 07:07:38 AM
Ok, finally got the download link. It turns out it just sends the download link to the e-mail of your twitter account.
1605  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sitepoint book for free PDF download "The Art and Science of CSS" for 15 days on: November 20, 2008, 06:19:56 PM
So how was the book? Was it worth reading?
1606  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sitepoint book for free PDF download "The Art and Science of CSS" for 15 days on: November 20, 2008, 05:31:53 PM
How does the Follow Twitter thing work?
1607  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 20, 2008, 06:06:36 AM
Yeah that would be along the lines of too much space for me.  tongue
1608  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 20, 2008, 04:59:19 AM
The problem with that is I don't have much space for paper and I don't keep them organized. You should see how many mini-notebooks I have with pages full of text in them that I ended up never revisiting again.

There's also the case of a lack of central place to store them so I'm always hitting myself on the head for throwing that 500 page paper away.

Index cards would be worse. They're small, easy to misplace and they're addictively disposable by nature. Not exactly the type of set up for something pending.
1609  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 20, 2008, 04:27:57 AM
Well, a proper systray program is often designed with speed, snappiness and direct to the point interface in mind. Some might call it minimalistic and straight to the point although I've seen exceptions.

A good example of these are Adobe Air apps. Many can eat memory, are not portable but the user interface can be less busier than an actual program tweak to do more advanced stuff. This is something where MLO (when I've tried it before in the past) doesn't achieve, interface aside.

That isn't to say such a full program can't be used but I really think it's better that the program only contains a few core features to manage to do lists of these sort and nothing else. The more content it allows in and the more this program strives to be a full to do list, the longer it takes to separate these lists with ones that you don't need repeated and even though it's still possible to navigate through it, eventually things might bog down to the point that you're much faster picking up an index card, writing several similar copies of the list on it and using it when you need to.

It really should be for lists that you find you need rewriting often enough but not often enough that you couldn't just abuse the copy-paste mechanism and have them structured in such a way that doesn't require an overt digging of all the other information that you have as to provide the snappiness in accessing several of these lists because without that snappiness, you could just simply write it down on Notepad and copy paste it and it would be like spending around the same time digging through a much more advanced notetaker/to do list program.

 
1610  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 19, 2008, 04:14:05 PM
Thanks. Glad to know there are still basic programs out there that haven't been made in bunches.

Nah, IQ and Sciral Consistency won't work for reasons that they aren't quite systray programs. (Not that they couldn't be minimized in the systray.)

Not only that but these kinds of tweak can be done more systray friendly using Evernote 2's template system, a Google Chrome app Joe's Goals and OneNote's template system. Even a tag based notetaker or MDI notepad would work.

It's not so much that these functionalities can't be replicated elsewhere. I would even think that The Form Letter or the recent Just to do it program that's in one of the recent topics in DC would eventually evolve to something like that.

It's just as you said, there's no specific program that comes to mind.

It's all tweaks and that defeats the speed by which to organize and manage these lists which is the key benefit that an app like this would have.
1611  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Opera - An exercise on frustration on: November 19, 2008, 08:20:59 AM
Thanks found it. Weird, I didn't notice any weird behaviour using Opera. Must be cause I'm typing the urls in F2.
1612  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Opera - An exercise on frustration on: November 19, 2008, 08:00:58 AM
Hmm... nothing shows up either. I'm using 9.62

Is it for an alpha? Desktop team blog also says it's the latest.
1613  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 19, 2008, 07:57:32 AM
 ;D

This is the former:

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do you want a todo list of items that you can easily reproduce & make variation on?

This is the latter:

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do you want a todo list hat you can simply reuse when it done - start over - to-do again?

I would probably want some of these things though they aren't necessary:

1) Ability to organize the same sets of to do lists together on a section so that you would know which keyword you are searching on.

Ex.
Folder = These sets of to do list
a. Name of keyword 1
b. Name of keyword 2
c. Name of keyword 3

2) Ability to save the state of the to do list.

3) Online sync

4) Export/Import to <favorite program>

5) Ability to set priorities, goals, labels, tags, etc. (Basically a portable Remember the Milk or Toodledo but that's like what all mini-to do lists should strive for anyway)

6) FARR/Launchy/Slickrun/RocketDock integration

7) Portable

8) Hotkeys/Keyboard-only compatible

9) Large Colorful icons/Multiple Skins/Pretty Graphical User Interface
1614  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: advice needed.....FirstDefense-ISR, ShadowProtect, ShadowUser, Rollback Rx??? on: November 19, 2008, 07:49:09 AM
I haven't use these kinds of programs before. Any guide on how to use ShadowProtect and Returnil together?
1615  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 19, 2008, 07:38:18 AM
Tomos, I think what you're asking is inseparable IMO.

As a base model, the latter can satisfy me but of course if there's a program for the former, the better.
1616  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Opera - An exercise on frustration on: November 19, 2008, 06:44:19 AM
Where do you find how to disable this feature? Opera:config shows nothing when doing a search for suggestion.
1617  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 19, 2008, 06:25:54 AM
The core idea is basically a to do list program that you can keep repeating without a pre-defined scheduled time.

Ex.

Say I have a set of search engines for just doing a search on a specific video.

Now this could possibley be what I have on a notetaking tool of any kind.

=Metacafe
=Youtube
=Oxytube
=Revver
=Viddler
=Google

I could even have this as a browser session for easier usage. Problem is, I might lose track of which item I have searched for already. This is unlikely but I could see it happening as I search for more key words.

So I set up a to do list/check list to do this. Unfortunately now I have to keep rewriting the to do list. Of course, I could just copy paste these items but I thought it would be easier to manage if a program specifically sets out so you can repeat this template over and over again. I'd settle for OneNote's templates but I find inserting a template as pretty much at length with just copy pasting/rewriting the to do list all over again.
1618  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 18, 2008, 04:08:48 PM
Just putting this here as a reminder:

For some reason, I can't find a simple app that does this.

Basically what I want is a check list program that repeats the check list like a session.

Sure, there are to do list programs with recurring events but none that does this that resides at the systray.
1619  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 18, 2008, 02:53:53 PM
Whew! Finally got one but the pen isn't as quick to erase as I expected. Is there supposed to be a specially designed eraser for it? It washes out but there are still outlines of the texts and those are as hard as actual markers to wash off.
1620  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / How long should I wait for auto scroll to finish? (Possible bug related) on: November 12, 2008, 01:29:47 PM
Hi,

   When I try to capture an auto scroll, the screen gets these black boxes and captor uses up huge CPU processes.

Edit:

Never mind, if this is the similar bug located here:
http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=10099.0

All I can say is it doesn't feel like I'm capture half the screen.
1621  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: [parody]: PromotingLinux.com!! on: October 22, 2008, 02:17:37 AM
Haha, my god they even made a full website out of this. Check out some of the celebrity links.  cheesy
1622  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SQLNotes...what is it exactly? on: October 22, 2008, 02:16:55 AM
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Actually Pierre talked about having a grid interdependent "layout memory". Eg : One grid would have the html pane at the bottom, the other one wouldn't have one, the other one would have it on the right, etc. The layout will also become even more flexible with what Pierre calls Ecco-like combo views, etc. I don't know when that will be available though.

Thanks. I'll wait until SQLNotes has this to try it again.

1623  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Rats! MS Auto Updates Got Me Again! on: October 22, 2008, 02:13:18 AM
I prefer to rely on patches from the source. I figure MS knows which patches are meant for the public. I've seen too many users who feel they have to have EVERY patch when certain ones are designed to fix a specific issue which is not affecting their machines.

Not sure if Autopatcher does this. Actually from what little I notice of the patches, usually Autopatcher even goes a step further and make sure there's a safe version of Autopatcher and a recent version. They even revert back to warn users where as MS is like Linux updating where unless you are using the right distro, any update can screw you up with no warning if you just click yes.
1624  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Note on: October 21, 2008, 11:29:52 AM
Awesome potential for a simple app. I can't believe how people have forgotten the horridness of sticky notes and why we tolerate them in the real world only because we can't get something looking like something else.  thumbs up
1625  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Rats! MS Auto Updates Got Me Again! on: October 21, 2008, 09:07:49 AM
That's why I just turn updates off and rely on Autopatcher.
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