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Living Room / Re: Help me pick a midrange Android phone?
« on: August 14, 2012, 06:17 AM »
Another option: Motorola Photon (BYOP) + ACRS Wireless + PlatinumTel
Then I would have a world phone with above average battery life.

This option is no longer available, the article was updated August 10: "ACRS Wireless is no longer activating Sprint phones on PlatinumTel."

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I think I saw something like this in OfficeMax or CompUSA about a decade ago..not Android of course.

This would be great for schools. all the textbooks and reading books and assignments in one device, no need for a heavy backpack anymore. Technically for that you don't really need paper, just a stylus, but I don't want people to forget how to use pencil and paper just yet.

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Living Room / Re: Curiosity Mars rover - live feed from NASA
« on: August 07, 2012, 06:40 AM »
Is Marvin their leader?

You have angered Queen Tyr'ahnee.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook.com
« on: August 06, 2012, 05:30 PM »
They sure have a generous selection of emoticons:
Screenshot - 8_6_2012 , 6_27_58 PM.png

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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook.com
« on: August 06, 2012, 04:52 PM »
Carol, I just noticed your ads in the screenshot look more like "user tips," mine looked more like Groupon type discounts, they seemed so far to be all from restaurant dot com iirc. I supposed they roll things out differently based on region.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook.com
« on: August 06, 2012, 10:51 AM »
Since this is brand new, it's hard to search for help on this stuff, all you get is links to the desktop client Outlook, outlook365 or office365 or whatever it is.  Good to know about the official blog.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook.com
« on: August 06, 2012, 10:48 AM »
If you sign up for this using a Windows Live account that uses a non-Microsoft email address, you don't get a new Microsoft email address you can send from, you'll have to send from your non-Microsoft email address within outlook.com.

I now realize this is INCORRECT, based on IainB's "potentially useful" link and seeing the "Rename your email address" option myself under the original Live account. So.....I have deleted my new one, going to wait a few days and try to rename my old one to the same one I deleted (unless in the meantime I decide that [email protected] is going to be too much of a spam magnet).

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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook.com
« on: August 04, 2012, 10:15 PM »
I then found myself trapped in a tight security-checking process where I had to ask my parent/guardian for proof of approval.

It doesn't sound like it would matter, but I'm curious: did you do your daughter's email address as a whole new account or as a "child" account (both literally and figuratively -- see screenshot)



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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook.com
« on: August 04, 2012, 10:07 PM »
So I signed on as myself to give it, but then the security process wanted to send a text key message to my phone and insisted that I accept a charge for it via Credit card/Paypal (part of which charge would go to a charity),

Oh, wow, that's nutz..

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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook.com
« on: August 04, 2012, 04:33 PM »
The ads "feature" seems to have rolled out to me right before my eyes, that gray area was blank before. Time to re-enable ABP! Ads are pretty though, and showing local restaurants, so maybe I keep them for a while.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook.com
« on: August 04, 2012, 04:31 PM »

You can choose to send from an alias by creating an e-mail and pressing the little down arrow next to your name on the left

Oh, I didn't see that, thanks!  :Thmbsup:

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Living Room / Re: Windows 8 Metro has gone ...
« on: August 04, 2012, 09:04 AM »
Suggested new name: DeskMet (see my post with screenshot there)

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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook.com
« on: August 04, 2012, 08:23 AM »
Adblock plus blocks all ads in outlook.com on my system

There is an Ad bar down the right when adblock plus is disabled

(using Google Chrome)

I have Adblock Plus as well (Firefox version), but I just tried going to the site in another browser and didn't see any ads there either. I guess they show up after you actually start using it, which I'm not yet.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook.com
« on: August 04, 2012, 08:05 AM »
AdBlock Plus works well with outlook.com

Do you mean because there are no ads adverts yet, or have you seen some that it is blocking?

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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook.com
« on: August 04, 2012, 06:50 AM »
Found a couple of things out the hard way. If you sign up for this using a Windows Live account that uses a non-Microsoft email address, you don't get a new Microsoft email address you can send from, you'll have to send from your non-Microsoft email address within outlook.com. (I wouldn't recommend it, when I sent from my gmail address TO my gmail address from outlook.com, it gets flagged as a possibly not from me when I logged into Gmail to check it out.) You can create email aliases which are @outlook.com, but you can't send from them (at least in the above scenario). And the really important part, once you create an alias, you can't use that email address for a new account even if you delete the alias later.

One feature I just glanced at that hasn't gotten any hype yet to my knowledge is that you can have sub-accounts for kids.

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Living Room / Re: New version of Chrome can WATCH and LISTEN
« on: August 01, 2012, 12:31 PM »
So basically you can now embed webcam and microphone support without Adobe Flash. Well at least the Register had a misleading article to match the misleading headline. That's worth something.

I'm not so sure about that:

http://www.html5rock.../getusermedia/intro/

This tutorial introduces a new API, navigator.getUserMedia(), which allows web apps to access a user's camera and microphone.

Looks about right. If the application can access it, well, that's game, set, match.

But it's nothing new, it's just the same thing sites like Forvo do already with a Flash plugin. You are actively pressing record for the purpose of uploading it to the site. Haven't you seen the little Flash dialog where you can tell it to enable the microphone or webcam?

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Living Room / Re: New version of Chrome can WATCH and LISTEN
« on: August 01, 2012, 12:08 PM »
So basically you can now embed webcam and microphone support without Adobe Flash. Well at least the Register had a misleading article to match the misleading headline. That's worth something.


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I would to scan my hard disk (or disks) for a file with certain conditions

What tool do you currently use to search for files on your system, are you using the Windows default or a third party tool such as Locate32 or Everything. If Windows, what version of Windows?

Are the "certain conditions" fairly constant or do you want to full search power of your chosen tool?

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Copy the command line utility of winrar (rar.exe) into somewhere in the path (i.e. windows folder)

Put this in a batch file (*.cmd or *.bat) and run this in the relevant folder.
for %%1 in (*.txt) do rar m -x*.rar -m5 "%%1.rar" "%%1"

I know this does not scan the whole disk for subfolders, but only the current folder, but you can develop the batch file a bit.

MilesAhead's proposed solution may be easier though.

I have a batch file that can run another batch file in the current directory and all subdirectories. Nothing special but I wanted to recreate something I had from the DOS days because I had a need at the time. I call it sweep.cmd

Code: Text [Select]
  1. @echo off
  2. setlocal
  3. set oldcd=%cd%
  4. for /R %%D in (.) do (
  5.  cd "%%D"
  6.  %*
  7. )
  8. cd /d %oldcd%
  9. endlocal


Maybe it would be of some use.

Edit: corrected a bug I just now saw, lol

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Just now I did this (I have Locate32 and HAOzip installed, I think any archiver would probably do)

  • Brought up Locate32 (I can bring it up using Win-F on my system)
  • Did a search for .py (Python) files
  • Selected a dozen files from the search results.
  • Right clicked on the selected results
  • Clicked HaoZip > Add to archive (Note: the Windows Explorer right click menu is replicated in Locate32)
  • Clicked Browse and browsed to the Desktop
  • Gave the filename Test.zip and hit OK.
  • Opened the file Test.zip from the desktop and there were all the files I selected.

Is that something like what you need? (Re-reading the original post, I guess you are needing something more automated. It is a little more GUI, though. ;) )

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You can also sort of override the default application using the "dosearch +alias" and a regex.

For example, if I want to launch a python file in Notepad2 instead of run it in Python,  I can just add 2 slashes to the end of it (aliases in FARR alias export format below):

Code: Text [Select]
  1. 1000>>>notepad2>->Notepad2 - $$1 | C:\Program Files\Notepad2\Notepad2.exe "$$1"
  2. 1000>>>notepad2_dosearch>->dosearch +notepad2 $$1>+>^(.*)//$

The problem is the display template part before the vertical bar "Notepad2 - $$1 " seems to be ignored, so I'm launching blindly. I'd like to see Notepad2 - filename.py in the results so I am 100% sure of what's going to happen.  (I've also tried putting "Notepad2 - $$1 |" in the notepad2_dosearch line.)

So I have a more modest (I think) request to make the display templates work even with dosearch. I'm sure it's more complicated than it sounds, but that would be handy.

(Note: I got the idea of this technique from the first part of this post )

EDIT: There may be a way to do the same using ++ in the alias action - haven't figured out how yet.

EDIT 2: I'm only getting started with the advanced stuff, but I wonder if there is a way to use restartsearch to make a menu prepending different appllications to the file in search results.

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I wonder if maybe ONE of the icons is corrupted and it's breaking farr's icon rendering.
Can you look for any possible icon file that you may have changed that is broken?

I was thinking this too, and I was only working on the one .ico file, so I would think it would be that one if that's the case. Now that I seem to have arrived at a way to fix it, I am going to try to re-create the "icon of death." No luck so far.

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Uninstalling and reinstalling FARR fixed the problem.

I had renamed:
Documents\DonationCoder\FindAndRunRobot
"C:\Program Files (x86)\FindAndRunRobot"

I had renamed those folders previously but reinstalled without an uninstall and that didn't work.

But after uninstall and reinstall the problem is fixed and I was able to put back my existing "Documents\DonationCoder\FindAndRunRobot" and "C:\Program Files (x86)\FindAndRunRobot" and it remains fixed. Weird.

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The icons look fine in Windows Explorer.

But..I just noticed I am getting generic looking icons in Firefox downloads as well! I don't think that was the case before.

And speaking of downloads, that thing I downloaded from the free-icon-editor .com domain with 4 giant ad banners every time it launched, that I immediately deleted, was probably malware and I bet it screwed up something with my .ico association.

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I did try deleting IconCache.db and rebooting.
The icons look fine in Windows Explorer.

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