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26  DonationCoder.com Software / JGPaiva's Ahk Tools / Re: GridMove at github on: February 27, 2013, 08:13:14 AM
I wonder if the FSF would answer a license-question email along the lines of "ohaithar, you haz real software license comparable to CC-BY-NC-SA, canhazpzlkthx?" :-)
I asked google instead, and got here. I think one of the commenters says what I believe to be correct (and in line with what I found the last time I dwelved into this):
A license can't restrict use. If you look at all the exclusive rights in 17 USC 106 you'll see that none of them have anything to do with use. This is why licenses (like the GPL) restrict distribution and modification, not use. – David Schwartz Sep 25 '11 at 21:13

So, I guess I'll have to update the license.
Btw, I think it's great you have released the source and put it on GitHub, so please do not take my comments as being negative, I just find this licensing stuff interesting in a kind of masochistic manner Grin.
I don't, and I thank you for your help! To be honest, I only have 3 objectives:
  • protect the code from being copied to create another exact clone
  • allow others to use my code on their own projects (even though it's a total mess and probably not that useful tongue)
  • not allow usage in a commercial environment.
From what I understand, the hard part is the last one, since the source code does not have an EULA.
27  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: PayPal users are frauds :-( on: February 25, 2013, 12:25:16 PM
Yeah but so what.. if a user is going to do that then they weren't going to purchase from you anyway, so what do you care if they got a free license key or not.
I agree. Also, the scammer could always have gotten the software through other "less than legal" ways. On the other hand, if paypal has something like "reputation" associated to a seller, it'd be awful to lose reputation due to a bunch of scammers. I wonder how ebay handles these situations.

This report just made me find the first genuinely useful use for DRM: if a scammer tries to get free software, you could just revoke his key. (even without DRM, you can always make sure that the scammer's key won't work for the next versions)
28  DonationCoder.com Software / JGPaiva's Ahk Tools / Re: Trying to make fast move accept F1-F12 isn't working on: February 25, 2013, 03:27:28 AM
I see a few problems:
From what I understand, AHK doesn't support the "for each" loop you're using.
Also, you're defining a subroutine inside the loop, which I don't think can be done either (rubroutines can only be declared at topmost level?). Also, I don't think you can define a subroutine using the name of a variable (but I may be wrong).
If you want to use the keys only up to F9, this should work:

[copy or print]
DefineHotkeys:
  loop,9
  {
     Hotkey, F%A_Index%, WinHotkeys
  }
  if FastMoveMeta <>
    Hotkey, %FastMoveModifiers%%FastMoveMeta%, WinHotkeysMeta
  return

WinHotkeys:
  StringRight,Number,A_ThisHotkey,1
  MoveToGrid(Number)
  return

To make this work for the remaining keys, you'd have to make the loop go up to 22, and change the code for parsing the number, which currently only takes the last character in the hotkey to figure out the grid. (I'm referring to this line:)
[copy or print]
  StringRight,Number,A_ThisHotkey,1
29  DonationCoder.com Software / JGPaiva's Ahk Tools / Re: GridMove at github on: February 23, 2013, 05:26:23 AM
I am not a license expert, but it is my understanding that CC licenses are generally aimed more at "works of art" like text, music, images, etc., and not software. You might want to consider picking a software license instead.
(..)
On a personal note I would probably not choose GPL, but that has been discussed extensively on these forums already embarassed.
I understand that. I've looked at it for a bit, but couldn't find anything that compares to the CC license I'm "using" now and just gave up. Also, like you, I'm not a big fan of GPL, and it looks like it's sort of the standard these days.
30  DonationCoder.com Software / JGPaiva's Ahk Tools / Re: GridMove at github on: February 22, 2013, 06:31:53 PM
Source repository @ GitHub
Good idea, done. Thanks!
31  DonationCoder.com Software / JGPaiva's Ahk Tools / Re: GridMove at github on: February 22, 2013, 05:46:23 PM
Now all that's left is to add a github link to the dcmembers page smiley
Done! smiley http://jgpaiva.dcmembers.com/gridmove.html
32  DonationCoder.com Software / JGPaiva's Ahk Tools / GridMove at github on: February 22, 2013, 04:10:08 AM
Hi guys,

As you probably have already noticed, I haven't had the time to update GridMove as frequently as I should.
So, I've decided to make the fact that GridMove is open-source more explicit. Even though the source has been available at GridMove's site for a while, it wasn't very easy to fork, so I have created a GitHub project for it.
Not only does this simplify integrating any changes other people propose, but also makes it easier for me to update the code.

Please keep in mind that (unfortunately) this will probably not reflect in more frequent updates for the compiled version available on the site, since it's really hard for me to test code or create new packaged versions (mostly due to the fact that since 2 years ago I've moved completely to mac).

So, I leave you with a link to the repository: https://github.com/jgpaiva/GridMove
33  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: February 20, 2013, 01:25:09 PM
Really funny, fenix!

I love the switch..case construct in british english:

[copy or print]
what_about (£variable) {
    perhaps £possibility:
        //Code here
        splendid;
    perhaps £other_possibility:
        //Code here
        splendid;
    on_the_off_chance:
        //Code here
        splendid;
}

I don't know why, but the "splendid" clause got me laughing out loud at the workplace!
34  DonationCoder.com Software / JGPaiva's Ahk Tools / Re: Trying to make WindowWidth center on cursor on: February 20, 2013, 04:56:56 AM
I'm sorry, I was probably sleeping when I did the code above.

This version should fix all the problems:
[copy or print]
  If GridTop = WindowHeight
  {
    MonitorBottom := GetMonitorBottom(MouseX, MouseY)
    MonitorTop := GetMonitorTop(MouseX, MouseY)
    GridTop := MouseY - 0.5 * WinHeight
    If (GridTop + WinHeight > MonitorBottom)
      GridTop := MonitorBottom - WinHeight
    If (GridTop < MonitorTop)
      GridTop := MonitorTop
    GridBottom := GridTop + WinHeight
  }
   
  If GridLeft = WindowWidth
  {
    MonitorRight := GetMonitorRight(MouseX, MouseY)
    MonitorLeft := GetMonitorLeft(MouseX, MouseY)
    GridLeft := MouseX - 0.5 * WinWidth
    If (GridLeft + WinWidth > MonitorRight)
      GridLeft := MonitorRight - WinWidth
    If (GridLeft < MonitorLeft)
      GridLeft := MonitorLeft
    GridRight := GridLeft + WinWidth       
  }
35  DonationCoder.com Software / JGPaiva's Ahk Tools / Re: Trying to make WindowWidth center on cursor on: February 19, 2013, 06:16:29 PM
Sorry, bad math on my part. This line:
[copy or print]
If (GridTop + 0.5 * WinHeight > MonitorBottom)
Should be like this:
[copy or print]
If (GridTop + 1.5 * WinHeight > MonitorBottom)
Also, do the same on every other line similar to that one (all those that have the comparisons).
36  DonationCoder.com Software / JGPaiva's Ahk Tools / Re: Trying to make WindowWidth center on cursor on: February 19, 2013, 09:45:00 AM
Ah! Indeed that makes sense smiley
Ok, so what you're looking for is in GridMoveP1, lines 685-701:

[copy or print]
  If GridTop = WindowHeight
  {
    MonitorBottom := GetMonitorBottom(MouseX, MouseY)
    GridTop := MouseY       
    If (GridTop + WinHeight > MonitorBottom)
      GridTop := MonitorBottom - WinHeight
    GridBottom := GridTop + WinHeight
  }
   
  If GridLeft = WindowWidth
  {
    MonitorRight := GetMonitorRight(MouseX, MouseY)
    GridLeft := MouseX
    If (GridLeft + WinWidth > MonitorRight)
      GridLeft := MonitorRight - WinWidth
    GridRight := GridLeft + WinWidth       
  }   

And you should replace it with:

[copy or print]
  If GridTop = WindowHeight
  {
    MonitorBottom := GetMonitorBottom(MouseX, MouseY)
    MonitorTop := GetMonitorTop(MouseX, MouseY)
    GridTop := MouseY - 0.5 * WinHeight
    If (GridTop + 0.5 * WinHeight > MonitorBottom)
      GridTop := MonitorBottom - WinHeight
    If (GridTop - 0.5 * WinHeight < MonitorTop)
      GridTop := MonitorTop
    GridBottom := GridTop + WinHeight
  }
   
  If GridLeft = WindowWidth
  {
    MonitorRight := GetMonitorRight(MouseX, MouseY)
    MonitorLeft := GetMonitorLeft(MouseX, MouseY)
    GridLeft := MouseX - 0.5 * WinWidth
    If (GridLeft + 0.5 * WinWidth > MonitorRight)
      GridLeft := MonitorRight - WinWidth
    If (GridLeft - 0.5 * WinWidth < MonitorLeft)
      GridLeft := MonitorLeft
    GridRight := GridLeft + WinWidth       
  } 



I'm really sorry that I can't neither test nor generate a compiled version of GridMove for you (I now only own macs, unfortunately Sad ), but I hope this helps.
37  DonationCoder.com Software / JGPaiva's Ahk Tools / Re: Trying to make WindowWidth center on cursor on: February 18, 2013, 07:27:16 AM
I'm sorry, but I really can't understand what you want to do Sad

Could you try explaining in another way?

(The last lines - from 30 do 39 - only have to do with drawing the grid, so you should ignore those)
38  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Bill Gates has donated over $36,854,000,000 in his lifetime on: February 15, 2013, 09:30:48 AM
Bill should have referenced the longer one as the author explains a lot more in there.
Now you've got me curious, do you have that link lying around? (because I'm lazy embarassed)
39  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Bill Gates has donated over $36,854,000,000 in his lifetime on: February 15, 2013, 05:40:11 AM
I'm a bit more skeptical there.

I read that as "better life conditions usually mean lower birth rates".
I think you're right on the money there. On Bill Gates' AMA at reddit he mentions this, and references this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYpX4l2UeZg
40  Other Software / Python / checkio.org: a resource similar to DC's programming school (for python) on: February 14, 2013, 06:12:48 AM
I've been trying to learn some python (trying to add some value to the huge amount of procrastination I've been doing recently), and I've found this site: http://www.checkio.org/

http://www.checkio.org/
[attach=1]


It's pretty interesting because it also features this "after you complete the challenge you can see other's solutions" mentality, and has quite a large user base. However, it has four drawbacks: 1 - the english may be incomprehensible at times, 2 - you must use their interpreter (which misses some modules such as numpy), 3 - the challenges start way too hard, you'll have to know the very basics already 4 - some challenges are not very much a programming exercise but mostly a math challenge (the one I'm now requires me to do trajectory intersections).

I think the biggest advantage is the fact that there are *many* solutions, ranging from way too complicated to very simple, and every solution has a lot of user comments picking apart the code and suggesting improvements.
41  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: December 17, 2012, 12:38:45 PM
What's all the ruckus?
Facebook is creating bad habits in me: I wanted to "like" this post tongue
42  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I need your help... on: December 07, 2012, 05:59:55 AM
I'm sorry you're going through a rough patch, app. I'm sure things will get better, and I'm glad to see lots of DC members (even anonymous ones!) are helping smiley
43  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Q: Nexus 7 and Ad Blocking on: November 20, 2012, 10:40:24 AM
I also have one, so I'm interested in this topic cheesy

Have you tried using firefox with adblock? According to this thread, it has worked sometime in the past (maybe it's not working now?).
44  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Linux Distro features matrix? on: October 09, 2012, 11:53:46 AM
when it comes to software, what determines if it's ready to go for a certain distro?  the distro itself, or the desktop environment?  I'm confused because desktop environments to me sound like they are just "skins" for the OS.
It's really a mix smiley
What really determines if a software can run on some distro is if the OS has the dependencies and can compile the software, than it can run on that OS.
Sometimes, the dependencies are 1) at the OS level (a certain version of a library), or 2)at the desktop environment level (a version of KDE or Gnome) (or both? tongue ).

If 1), and the OS does not have the dependencies pre-installed, there are two options: you either install the dependencies from some repository (this is what package managers do automatically when you ask them to install something -hence why when you ask it to install something it may say "will install 100 other packages"), or if it's not compiled in any repository, you can install it from source.

From my experience, the DE doesn't actually limit your choices in software. If some software depends on a DE that you do not have installed, any package manager will install your software and the whole DE along with it. You'll be able to use that software on your regular DE, it will only look different from the rest of the stuff you're running. However, if it's something tied with the look of the OS (for example a taskbar clock), it will only show up if you start the correct DE.
45  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What web sites would deserve more attention? on: October 01, 2012, 12:44:29 PM
Uhm. What about http://www.bonkersworld.net/ or smth?
It does have some amusing stuff smiley Thanks
46  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Self-Portrait Camera - Casio EX-TR150 on: September 26, 2012, 02:08:09 PM
Man, I need one of those cameras.

Any idea how hard it was to snap this picture with a conventional IXUS? Also, I was all out of self-tan and eyeliner. #yolo #fml :-( (see attachment in previous post)
You sure have mastered the art of the duckface, though tongue
47  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wicked Cool Unusual Features in Software on: September 26, 2012, 03:26:30 AM
Vim can tweet.  Cool
I'm OK with that, as long as it doesn't turn into Emacs tongue
48  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wicked Cool Unusual Features in Software on: September 25, 2012, 01:50:16 PM
Easy. Get eyeballs installed in the back of your head. Problem solved! smiley
I can easily see a bunch of situations in which those would be handy!
49  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wicked Cool Unusual Features in Software on: September 25, 2012, 11:40:57 AM
On the other hand, if you indadvertedly hover the box, with someone overlooking your screen while you have something embarrassing in the clipboard.... Oops tongue
50  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ubuntu will now have Amazon ads pre-installed on: September 24, 2012, 04:16:16 AM
This does feel a bit wrong to me, however, I've used ubuntu for two years, and most of our test machines at work run ubuntu, and nor me nor anyone at work have actually donated anything to Canonical. So I guess I can understand that they are trying to find some other means of survival.

However, if I used Ubuntu with any graphical shell (unity in particular), I would disable this "feature". Doesn't make me feel very good about myself, though tongue
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