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1526  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Techno Life Skills -- anything you buy, you must maintain on: May 04, 2011, 02:29:09 AM
I try to apply some similar reasoning to data storage -- the less I store the better smiley
1527  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: May 04, 2011, 12:58:01 AM
I really ought to clean it up a bit or notify the user in some way.
Heh heh.  Any word on this?

FWIW, I've nearly put together a utility to restart sWeather when my notebook resumes.  It uses code from:

http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic21697.html
1528  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: May 03, 2011, 06:12:32 PM
A minor point of confusion:

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On a number of occasions when I go to look for the refreshing functionality in the main window, I end up looking through the menus and then (perhaps lamely) wonder how to refresh.  Somehow at first I thought each of the buttons were associated with items to their left (even though they don't really line up) and thus dismissed the possibility of the desired functionality being available via one of them.

I was thinking it might be a bit clearer if there were some border around the buttons or if the buttons were displayed more like a vanilla toolbar (though may be there's some downside to that?).

Does this seem pointless?
1529  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: May 03, 2011, 09:15:34 AM
I don't know of a good reader that supports all of those (tending to read pdfs with one set of apps and epub with another set).  Certainly would be interested in one though smiley
1530  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Code Samples from Microsoft on: May 02, 2011, 11:32:07 PM
Mmm, code samples.
1531  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: May 02, 2011, 07:47:11 PM
  • AndFTP (now anyone tell me there's ANY better FTP client?)
I think ES File Explorer may have FTP client support -- I haven't been using the FTP support though.  Did you happen to try it out?

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On random occasions, I also use:
  • AndChat (the least ugly IRC client I could find)
I did not have any luck getting this to work Sad  I keep getting what seems to be described here:

http://groups.google.com/...d/thread/80413f78ea1fbce5
http://groups.google.com/...d/thread/d02852e17123ecbe
1532  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: automated mp3 rip from video clip on: May 02, 2011, 03:22:59 AM
I haven't worked out the details, but it seems like it might be possible to apply Drag and Drop Robot to get generated mp3 files to play.
1533  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: automated mp3 rip from video clip on: April 30, 2011, 11:05:59 PM
I'm still pondering...

Thanks for asking smiley
1534  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: automated mp3 rip from video clip on: April 30, 2011, 01:12:48 AM
Seems like it was a good bet as that worked here.
1535  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: automated mp3 rip from video clip on: April 29, 2011, 04:54:58 AM
Tried using Video2MP3.exe from cmd.exe:

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C:\TEMP>Video2MP3.exe some.avi

Processing seemed to happen but didn't find an mp3 file in C:\TEMP (this is with Video2MP3.exe and a suitable config.ini in C:\TEMP).  After looking around a bit, found it in C:\.  Do others confirm this sort of thing happens in their environments too?

I realize that readme.txt has:

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    1) Drag & drop a video file or files onto this executable file.

But perhaps it could work from the command line too?
1536  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: How to index bookmarks (or is my install not listing plugins for some reason??) on: April 28, 2011, 05:42:09 AM
FWIW, took a quick look at Chrome's Bookmarks file...a single bookmark might look like:

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    {
        "date_added": "12948459931936850",
        "id": "4",
        "name": "DonationCoder.com",
        "type": "url",
        "url": "http://www.donationcoder.com/"
     }

In FF (at least with 4) that might look like:

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    {
        "index": 10,
        "title": "DonationCoder.com",
        "id": 22,
        "parent": 3,
        "dateAdded": 1260840327468000,
        "lastModified": 1260840327468000,
        "type": "text/x-moz-place",
        "uri": "https://donationcoder.com/"
    }
1537  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: How to index bookmarks (or is my install not listing plugins for some reason??) on: April 28, 2011, 04:31:06 AM
Concerning FarrFox, although I'm not using it myself, I'm not sure it can handle Firefox 3 / 4 bookmarks (Since Firefox 3 bookmarks are stored in a database instead of a text file).
FWIW, for FF3 (may be in FF4 too) perhaps some of the following may be relevant:

  http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=18615.msg195345#msg195345

  http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=18615.msg195489#msg195489

IIRC, under the appropriate circumstances, one can get at slightly older bookmark info in the form of JSON files in the bookmarkbackups folder in one's profile directory.  Don't have any idea whether this is in a form at all similar to how Chrome stores things.

Last time this was discussed with mouser, I believe the conclusion that was reached was that to get up-to-date info, one would end up copying the sqlite data elsewhere to operate on it (blech)...looks like other folks may have reached similar conclusions:

  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/627937/how-do-i-access-firefox-3-bookmarks-while-firefox-is-running
1538  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: automated mp3 rip from video clip on: April 28, 2011, 01:09:23 AM
I was thinking it'd be nice to hear some sound when Video2MP3 completed, so I tried something like:

[copy or print]
Video2MP3.exe somemediafile.avi && mplayer.exe somemediafile.mp3

but didn't have much luck -- mplayer.exe starts up before Video2MP3 finishes.

Any ideas on getting this sort of thing to work?
1539  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Article: Writing Forwards Compatible Python Code on: April 27, 2011, 09:23:32 PM
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or
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While looking into Sage (which appears to use Python to "glue" a whole lot of math/science-related software together), noticed one of their eventual goals was Python 3 compatibility.  Wondering how things were going on the Python 2 to 3 transition, came across:

Writing Forwards Compatible Python Code

Any Pythoners have any comments on the content?
1540  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: April 27, 2011, 07:26:42 PM
FavLoc sounds interesting -- FWIW, I've been using Automatic Save Folder, perhaps with somewhat similar goals in mind.
1541  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The great toilet paper debate on: April 27, 2011, 07:03:30 PM
If you mount the holder vertically, it ends the argument. Arguing about the end on the left or right isn't quite the same and doesn't carry the same passionate beliefs.  Wink
Brilliant!
1542  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wilderssecurity site down ? on: April 27, 2011, 07:11:53 AM
Works for me...

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1543  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: V2 Beta of Clipboard Help+Spell With Support for Images on: April 27, 2011, 07:01:24 AM
FWIW, I tested with FF4 and IE8 successfully (CHS v2.00.01).  I see copied images via the pop-up menu as well as in CHS' main window.
1544  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Post your FARR v2 Plugin Idea Requests Here - Plugin Writers Read In on: April 27, 2011, 02:28:39 AM
lol...silly me to not have examined your posting closely enough smiley
1545  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: V2 Beta of Clipboard Help+Spell With Support for Images on: April 26, 2011, 11:58:22 PM
Seems to work here with Irfanview and GIMP  Thmbsup
1546  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: automating web procedures on: April 26, 2011, 07:22:02 PM
Don't know of an easy way.  May be something at the following will turn out to be of some use:

http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic10224.html
1547  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Post your FARR v2 Plugin Idea Requests Here - Plugin Writers Read In on: April 26, 2011, 06:11:16 PM
Although I haven't used the following:

  http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/

it appears there is an API (Windows Messages) for getting it to do various things:

  http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/api/

There also appear to be various utilities for working with it -- on first glance it looks like there may be some kind of command line interfacing mentioned too:

  http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/tools.html
1548  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Uninstalling Google Chrome can mess up your PC on: April 26, 2011, 04:20:13 PM
Perhaps it doesn't happen for portable versions of Chrome...
1549  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Uninstalling Google Chrome can mess up your PC on: April 26, 2011, 05:14:22 AM
I got the following sort of thing trying to take a look:

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1550  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: automated mp3 rip from video clip on: April 23, 2011, 12:15:39 AM
Tried both settings successfully  Thmbsup

Thanks again!
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