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1526  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: May 13, 2011, 09:22:13 PM
AFAICT, seems to be working fine here...at least I have not seen the NA icon in some time.
1527  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: email troubles on: May 12, 2011, 11:10:34 PM
If there is no SSL involved, perhaps you might get some further details by running the likes of Wireshark or SmartSniff to capture the network traffic for closer inspection.
1528  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? on: May 12, 2011, 08:39:18 PM
There's also the MQ extension (Mercurial Queue). I remember liking MQ a lot.
This looked interesting to me, but I never tried it out.  Perhaps some day...

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I don't have the time to discuss that in depth, but I also remember that I found it easier to work with the "index" like features in Git using the GUI (Git GUI), than with Mercurial (Tortoise Hg). Things are changing fast though and I'll revisit tortoise Hg in a while to see how it does this whole "partial commit" thing.
Looking forward to nicer UIs smiley

Perhaps I'll try out gitsum for Emacs in the mean time:

  http://chneukirchen.org/blog/archive/2008/02/introducing-gitsum.html

BTW, any thoughts on the likes of:

  http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/
1529  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My own posts showing up in Unread Posts - Am I the only one experiencing this? on: May 10, 2011, 10:25:01 PM
I don't know if it's related but I noticed that my own posts show up under "Show new replies to your posts".  I don't remember it being this way before...but then my memory isn't the most reliable thing in the world smiley
1530  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: [Freeware] TimeClue - a simple time reminder that fades the desktop on: May 10, 2011, 10:22:34 PM
Thanks for adding this  Thmbsup

I really appreciate being able to adjust the auto fade interval.
1531  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: May 10, 2011, 10:18:45 PM
1.0.8 build 2 definitely feels nicer  Thmbsup

I'm puzzled though -- by the time the resuming from hibernation is complete and I can see the icons, they already seem to be updated.  Perhaps 15 or more seconds have already passed by that time...As I recall it, for previous builds, I'd often see an NA icon.  May be more observation / timing is in order on my end.

At any rate, thanks!


P.S. Perhaps the way I use PCs is a bit odd -- I've been putting them in to hibernation when I leave my seat and I don't have some ongoing network activity.  Resuming is something that typically occurs more than a couple times a day...
1532  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? on: May 10, 2011, 09:35:10 AM
Thanks Armando, for your continued efforts  Thmbsup

As the topic of the index / staging area in Git is being touched upon, perhaps the following two extensions in Mercurial might be of interest:

  http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/RecordExtension
  http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/CrecordExtension (demo video)

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The record extension provides the record command, which may be used in lieu of commit. This command lets you choose which parts of the changes in a working directory you'd like to commit, at the granularity of patch hunks.

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The crecord extension is a curses (i.e. text-based GUI) interface which provides the crecord and qcrecord commands that may be used in lieu of commit or qnew -f. These commands let you choose which parts of the changes in a working directory you'd like to commit, at the granularity of patch hunks or lines.

I've used both and much preferred the crecord extension experience (see video link above for a sample).  There were a few times when crecord didn't seem to take note of some things I wanted committed -- but perhaps this has been fixed by now as it has been over half a year since I used Mercurial.

At:

  http://kevin-berridge.blo.../04/mercurial-record.html

I encountered the following:

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sometimes you forget to be proactive about separating your changes and then you want to untangle them after the fact.  You can do this using the Record extension.  This is another extension that ships with Mercurial, but you have to enable it to use it.

The Record extension is invoked with "hg record" and will go through the files you've changed (or just the ones you tell it to look at) and will iterative over each change "hunk" in the file.  A change hunk is a set of sequentially changed lines.  For each hunk it asks you if you want to record the change or not.  You simply say "y" if you want it, and "n" if you don't.

The result is a new commit that contains the changes you recorded.  It's a surprisingly easy process.

However, there's a flaw with this approach.  The resulting commit might be broken: it might not compile, or the tests might not pass.  And since it turns directly into a commit, you don't really get the chance to test it...
1533  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: May 10, 2011, 09:18:11 AM
Thanks for making this attempt.

I have 1.0.8 build 2 on two machines now and hope to report back with how it works before too long.


P.S. Sorry for taking a bit for getting back to you on this.
1534  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: May 09, 2011, 04:16:29 PM
but still problems when coming out of sleep-mode...
With respect to this, I've tested some code from:

  http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic21697.html

Some (lightly edited) relevant bits include:

[copy or print]
OnMessage(0x218, "DispatchOnResults")
Return

DispatchOnResults(wParam, lParam)
{
  If (lParam = 0)
  {
    ; PBT_APMSUSPEND or PBT_APMSTANDBY? -> System will sleep
    If (wParam = 4 OR wParam = 5)
    {
;
    }
    ; PBT_APMRESUMESUSPEND or PBT_APMRESUMESTANDBY? -> System wakes up
    If (wParam = 7 OR wParam = 8)
    {
;     
    }
  }
  Return
}

What is master skwire's opinion on this matter? Wink
1535  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: [Freeware] TimeClue - a simple time reminder that fades the desktop on: May 09, 2011, 03:56:12 PM
Thanks for the concrete steps!

Any chance this info could be made readily available via the application?  Or perhaps it is already and I haven't found it  embarassed
1536  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? on: May 08, 2011, 10:46:00 PM
Regarding some SmartGit functionality...

not having an option to use the system JDK but installing it's own separate copy.
Currently there is something like the following bit in section 5.4 of the bundled file quick-start-guide.pdf:

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5.4 JRE search order (Windows)
On Windows, the smartgit.exe launcher will search for an appropriate JRE in the following order (from top to bottom):
  • Environment variable SMARTGIT JAVA HOME
  • Sub-directory jre within SmartGitā€™s installation directory
  • Environment variable JAVA HOME
  • Environment variable JDK HOME
  • Registry key HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment

I haven't personally tested this functionality though as I'm currently trying the portable installation (it comes packaged with a JRE).
1537  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: May 08, 2011, 08:31:42 PM
Thanks for the update, it is working well here so far  Thmbsup
1538  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: May 08, 2011, 08:27:33 PM
FWIW, I think that's Japanese Wink
1539  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: [Freeware] TimeClue - a simple time reminder that fades the desktop on: May 08, 2011, 05:15:57 AM
Giving it a try.  Thanks for sharing smiley
1540  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: May 08, 2011, 12:33:13 AM
    + Cosmetic GUI change.
Looks clearer from here -- thank you!  (And thanks Ath for the support Wink )

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    + Added "Refresh weather data" entry to the Options menu.
    + Added F5 hotkey to refresh weather data when sWeather is the active
      window.
I see these and hope to be trying them soon.

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    + Right-click the main dialog for two new copy-to-clipboard options.
It seems that the first popup menu item "Copy" leads to copying individual "chunks" of information (so "59%", but not "Humidity:") close to beneath where the pointer was when the popup menu was invoked.  Does this interpretation seem close?

FWIW, the popup menu seems to appear when right-clicking in the area where the 5 buttons are as well as in the status bar.  Is this behavior intentional?  At least with respect to the "Copy" menu item?
1541  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: After PSN. Who's next? on: May 05, 2011, 05:29:14 AM
It sounds like LastPass is saying they may have had a breach -- PSN is a reference to the recent SONY incident, perhaps?
1542  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Clipboard Help+Spell Screencasts on: May 04, 2011, 04:33:40 PM
On a tangential note, with these screencasts I tend to download them first (as the DownloadHelper FF plugin makes them available as mp4) and then view them using an external player such as smplayer or VLC.

I find that this kind of "offline" viewing provides a less frustrating, robust, and familiar experience smiley

(I appreciate that one has a choice in the matter though (thanks mouser!) -- it's not always so easy to obtain a local copy.)

1543  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app) on: May 04, 2011, 09:09:05 AM
Thanks for the background info -- I should patch myself to pay attention to status bar info more smiley

I think the vertical separator is an improvement  Thmbsup
1544  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Clipboard Help+Spell Screencasts on: May 04, 2011, 08:26:28 AM
Clicking on the triangle in the lower left for pausing and dragging the rectangle found to the triangle's right seemed to work for here for advancing / rewinding.

[attachimg=1]

FWIW, this was with Firefox 4.0.1.
1545  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
1546  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
1547  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:

[attachthumb=1]

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?
1548  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
1549  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Code Samples from Microsoft on: May 02, 2011, 11:32:07 PM
Mmm, code samples.
1550  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
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