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226  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: How to use and install FarSubScript on: April 24, 2014, 06:31:32 PM
FWIW, there's also the following:

  https://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/findrun/help/introduction2.htm

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How do I Install a Plugin? Just move the entire Plugin directory that you unzip into the Plugins/ subdirectory of Find and Run Robot.  For example C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\Plugins\MySamplePlugin. To uninstall a plugin just delete it from the Plugins/ subdirectory (you can also simply DISABLE it from FARR options).

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How can I Configure a Plugin? You can see the list of installed plugins from the Options dialog on the Plugins tab.  Here you can temporary enable or disable plugins, and find information about each installed plugin.  There are also some default options for each plugin that you can adjust.
227  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: How to use and install FarSubScript on: April 24, 2014, 06:28:48 PM
For a general plugin intro, may be the following is of some help?

  http://www.donationcoder....19784.msg177754#msg177754

I don't know off-hand whether that particular plugin still functions, but perhaps the general procedure of installation is still valid.
228  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ImgBurn - full of OpenCandy and other crap on: April 24, 2014, 09:40:38 AM
I've been using the instructions at:

  http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=583

to end up with portable set ups -- not convenient, but perhaps a work-around?
229  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: ODROID-U3 Community Edition at a special price - $59 plus shipping on: April 24, 2014, 02:53:07 AM
Among others it comes with a Samsung Exynos quad-core processor (same as a Samsung Galaxy 3 iirc)

Yes and no, says Wikipedia smiley

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The S III comes in two distinct variations that differ primarily in the internal hardware. The international S III version has Samsung's Exynos 4 Quad system on a chip (SoC) containing a 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 central processing unit (CPU) and an ARM Mali-400 MP graphics processing unit (GPU).



Very nice in any case!
230  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 23, 2014, 01:10:48 AM
Here's a quoted message from OpenWrt-Devel:

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Heartbleed - libopenssl AA binary feed update

we updated the AA release. the files libopenssl_1.0.1e-1_*.ipk have
been replaced with libopenssl_1.0.1g-1_*.ipk and the Packages index
was updated. If you use openssl on your unit you need to run :

# opkg update
# opkg upgrade libopenssl

In order to ensure that all affected services are using the updated
OpenSSL library it is recommended to reboot the device after applying
the upgrade.

To find out more about the bug go to - http://heartbleed.com/

Note that default OpenWrt installations are not vulnerable to the
particular bug, neither the builtin SSH server nor the optional LuCI
SSL support rely on OpenSSL for cryptography.

The OpenSSL library is not installed within the stock images available
on the download server.

This is not a lightweight bug. Please take it serious and check your unit.

    OpenWrt Developers

via:

  https://lists.openwrt.org...el/2014-April/024749.html



For reference, IIUC, AA refers to the latest version of OpenWRT -- Attitude Adjustment.
231  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Android: Multilingual Input Options on: April 20, 2014, 07:50:35 PM
Thanks for the confirmation and thoughts Thmbsup
232  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: April 19, 2014, 08:40:17 PM
Thanks for that.

I tried the surround plugin with some success.  I didn't find any evidence of the plugin populating the menus unfortunately -- hopefully something will turn up.



On a side note, I learned that something like menus might be possible in vanilla vim:

  http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/57911
233  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 18, 2014, 10:31:21 PM
An informal but very comprehensive series of soldering videos can be found here.

Here are the three I've found (made it through the first two so far):


I didn't know about special soldering tips for lead-free soldering and it was interesting to hear his opinion on specific types of soldering tips -- he seems to be mostly down on conical ones with a preference for the wedge type.  In the previous sentence "tips" refers to what's typically at the end of a soldering iron smiley

Thanks, 40hz!
234  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Android: Multilingual Input Options on: April 18, 2014, 06:34:23 PM
Thanks for the suggestion -- nice that it doesn't have network permissions.

I presume it's the one examined here:

  http://www.makeuseof.com/...-low-memory-device-quest/
235  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: April 18, 2014, 06:30:12 PM
By default you can't open a file, make a change and then open another file without saving the first one. That seems odd, but I am sure there is some Unix explanation for it.

I don't know about the Unix part of it, but if you think of it as opening another file into the buffer you are working in (so you might lose changes if opening is successful), then may be it doesn't seem so odd?

FWIW, at least in gvim here if you choose "Open Tab..." (:tabnew) after making a change in the current buffer, I am not being asked to save changes.
236  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: April 18, 2014, 06:26:18 PM
I think it adds a bit to the complexity of starting to use Vim that you have to fiddle with settings to get it to behave similar to what you would expect.

Can be a tricky issue when everyone doesn't share all expectations Wink

FWWI, I prefer syntax highlighting by default (and even expect it these days), but it doesn't seem on in vim (or gvim) by default...

:syntax on
237  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: April 18, 2014, 06:23:13 PM
Also, by default vim doesn't open another file from the same folder as the current one. If you just opened "C:\data\long\path\foo.c", and then want to open foo.h from the same folder, you need the entire path again. I know there's command history, but you get what I mean -- most other editors would start by looking in the same folder.

I tested this in the default installation of gvim (7.4.214-1) in Manjaro Linux and didn't reproduce -- i.e. I got the behavior of not having to navigate again.  May be it has been tweaked to behave nicely?
238  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 18, 2014, 02:38:00 AM
Ha ha ha Grin
239  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR works ok in crunchbang linux on: April 17, 2014, 11:05:12 PM
Nice!  Had tried before to get FARR working under *NIX + WINE but didn't get nearly as far as you did.

Now if mouser would consider WINE a real target Wink



Sorry I don't have any good ideas about your question.
240  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 17, 2014, 04:36:45 PM
He he.

Thanks for the link -- I had looked for some tutorials but found that there seemed to be quite a few.  Having specific recommendations is helpful!



BTW, if the serial approach doesn't work...the following was inspiring:

  http://tasksofohm.wordpre...-a-tp-link-tl-wa801nd-v2/
241  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 17, 2014, 02:01:43 AM
IIUC, the goof I made had to do with restoring to the manufacturer's firmware -- wrote the file starting at the wrong location (or put differently, didn't tell the command line utility to skip an appropriate number of bytes from the file before starting to write) [1].  From the logs and memory I believe this luckily "missed" the bootloader.  If this is correct, then the bootloader may still be functional -- if it can just be connected to and communicated with, then additional attempts to restore may be possible.  Am interested in building appropriate "firmware" for this model anyway, so having serial access sounds like it'd help there too.

FWIW, I specifically chose this model because it was 1) available locally, 2) wasn't too expensive, and 3) there had been one report of compatibility with DD-WRT and OpenWRT (unfortunately, this was for V1.x, not the 2.X I got though).  This makes it much less stressful to experiment!



[1] Another point to be wary of -- file size of "firmware" smiley
242  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: How NOT to Sort by Average Rating on: April 16, 2014, 09:51:47 PM
Does seem interesting -- not so easy to get through and understand here smiley



Have a suspicion that there is an assumption of ratings having a certain distribution (given the mention of "95%") -- anyone who understands, can you confirm?
243  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 16, 2014, 08:06:32 PM
I managed to brick my router smiley



On a side note, it looks like I've got a chance of debricking if I can manage a serial hook-up.  One way forward seems to be to get some header pins attached to the router's PCB, but it's been decades since my first soldering activity.  Anyone have recommendations regarding learning how to solder?  (I looked for press-fit / solderless header pins but haven't managed to find any locally so far.)
244  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: April 16, 2014, 08:02:37 PM
This year marks my 20th year using vi, but I still don't know that many commands.

I keep forgetting useful ones through lack of use -- this is the sort of thing that I think "standard" GUIs can be helfpul for (i.e. rediscovery).

For emacs I made a small bit of code that presents a menu of commands I'm trying to learn (those that aren't already show via menus).

I'd be interested to see if there's something like that for vi -- as a first step I've installed gvim so that I can leverage the menus.



My .emacs contains a line specifying the Dina font -- when I set up a new machine I often get a start-up error because I haven't installed Dina yet Wink
245  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Are your websites secure? The heartbleed bug on: April 16, 2014, 07:37:19 PM
For reference, here's a page from Sparkfun regarding their response along with informing users of what they ought to do:

  https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1455
246  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft open-sources the .NET compiler on: April 15, 2014, 05:56:35 PM
Beware of geeks bearing gifts.

Ha ha ha  Grin
247  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 14, 2014, 06:07:17 AM
Late to the party, but I got OpenWRT running on a TL-WR940N (V2.1) today.



I got reminded that the model number alone can be insufficient in making a good purchasing decision.  It turns out that if I'd gotten a V1.x device, installation would have been a lot easier -- V2.x turns out to not work with V1.x firmware (though there was some reworked version in the forums that ended up working luckily -- though unfortunately the official docs don't mention it).

Better to be able to verify such details before purchase it seems!
248  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: About the Python 2 to 3 Transition... on: April 13, 2014, 07:17:15 PM
Thanks for that link.

One of the comments seems to clarify (slightly edited to cope with the forum formatting):

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The core developers are not required to maintain 2.7 post-2015, and most of them won't be involved in it. That part hasn't changed.

What is happening is that Red Hat is preparing to cut a RHEL 7 release, which AFAIK depending on how much you pay them they support for 13 years. So they will need to figure out how to support 2.7 themselves at least through 2027.

Here is where I am reading between the lines. RH are well within their right to fork Python and keep their maintenance patches to themselves and their customers (Python's not copyleft). But, they are nice guys and so maybe they are willing to upstream their changes at least for awhile if there is still a Python project willing to accept them. Again, this is my speculation based on the ML discussion, not what RH has actually said they will do.

An analogy can be made to Rails LTS, a commercial fork of Rails 2.x that patio11 was involved in. Inevitably somebody is going to step in to support 2.7, and so let's see what we can do to avoid a situation where the only way to keep running 2.7 is to subscribe to RHEL.

Meanwhile, there are some large companies that use 2.7 extensively on Windows (e.g. Enthought, Anaconda) and the thinking goes that somebody can probably be found to produce a Windows installer once in awhile, assuming that Python.org will still host a download.

So really what is happening here is not very exciting. The core committers aren't doing anything different than leaving the project as originally planned. What is happening is that they will leave the lights on in the source control repository and on the FTP server, so as to capture the free labor from people at large companies who have an interest in continuing to support 2.7.
249  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Favorite GUI File Managers? on: April 12, 2014, 09:32:14 PM
Sunflower is surviving here smiley

Some nice points:
  • Handy to use the "Command entry" field to start an HTTP daemon (e.g. mongoose) for quickly making some files available.
  • Somehow the candidates that come up for "Open with" are more to my liking than with the analogous in SpaceFM.
  • Breadcrumb navigation is unobtrusive - works by clicking on an appropriate portion of a displayed path.

Some puzzlement:
  • Failed to locate a way to change the currently showing directory via editing a text field representing a path. - Clicking on the folder icon next to the path seems to help smiley
  • Control-selecting something after some row is already highlighted doesn't appear to include the already-highlighted row in the ultimate selection.

Appear to be using 0.1a (58), FWIW.
250  Other Software / Developer's Corner / About the Python 2 to 3 Transition... on: April 12, 2014, 09:43:52 AM
Curious as to the current state, went looking and came across:

http://blog.startifact.co...x-gaynor-on-python-3.html
http://alexgaynor.net/2013/dec/30/about-python-3/
https://plus.google.com/+...Bicking/posts/iEVXdcfXkz7

Any one seen more recent things?
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