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201  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Editor able to handle very large files on: January 17, 2011, 12:07:46 PM
Give Boxer text editor a try, of the text editors I use or have used it seems to be the most nimble with large files.

Edit:
You might also try Editpad Lite -- it's big brother, Editpad Pro, has always been more efficient than Notepad++ or e, Lite might be a viable solution and it's free.
202  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Dropquest on: January 17, 2011, 08:03:16 AM
Yeah, got to have mad respect for the first few to complete this thing. There are at least a couple of the puzzles I would never have solved doing this thing honest.
203  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Dropquest on: January 15, 2011, 03:46:28 PM
Anybody who uses dropbox can earn an extra free gigabyte of space by completing this scavenger hunt:

https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2011/
204  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Exclusions on: January 14, 2011, 04:44:35 PM
If you did, I'd use it!
205  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Exclusions on: January 14, 2011, 04:36:41 PM
The exclusions functionality in the settings appears to be filename only, is this the case? I'd stopped using CHS because it logged passwords copied from my password manager. I see that in the options, it tells me all sorts of info about the last active window -- is it possible to use this information (namely %windowtitle% in this case) for exclusion?
206  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Ethervane Radio on: January 14, 2011, 03:39:22 PM
Looks like you have 2/3 of the Blue Mars stations. The third is self-titled

Blue Mars
http://207.200.96.225:8020/listen.pls
207  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Ethervane Radio on: January 14, 2011, 12:59:29 PM
This is outstanding.

Where is the default db drawn from?
208  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What the heck has happened to Google search? on: July 18, 2010, 02:19:15 AM
had acquired habits to "correct" for bad results. In a way almost everyone has acquired forms of Google auto-correction...

You say that as if it's a bad thing . . .

I mean, no tool is or ever has been perfect -- I doubt any tool ever will.  In ever walk of life, expertise is judged not by the tools used but by the results one can achieve with them.

While google isn't my primary search engine these days, it's still where I go when I've got a difficult search at hand. I quite firmly believe that, if nothing else, they have the best spidering and content database on the web. I seriously doubt there's anything that can be found elsewhere that can't be found with Google.

To the original question, I guess I cannot confirm/agree. . . it still serves me well enough. Admittedly when I query google it's generally a fairly lengthy query and one oozing with "familiarity" and "correcting habits".
209  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Some initial reflections on using an ebook reader on: July 16, 2010, 09:05:25 PM
The Nook already can play games.

And you can loan eBooks to friends. And if you go into a B&N you can read ANY book on your Nook (when you leave the store the book(s) will disappear).

Sounds like the Nook is a clear winner. Except for those pesky games. Wink

I wouldn't go so far as to call it a clear winner -- there's a one hour per visit limit on reading a nook book in B&N. If you want to go to B&N for free reading, skip the Nook and forgo the hour reading limit and just read the paper books.  Friend loaning is also limited, as I understand it, in that you can only loan out a book once for 14 days.  Not once at a time, but once period. Granted, that's 14 days more lending time than you get with the Kindle, but... hardly compelling.

Whether or not there is a clear winner between the Nook, Kindle or any other reader is another thread altogether, though.  Sony, Nook, Kindle, I'd take any of them over a paper book. Ereaders are my favorite tech this decade.
210  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Some initial reflections on using an ebook reader on: July 16, 2010, 05:48:36 PM
Admittedly, I use it exclusively for novels, a few philosophy books and a handful of personal documents.

As for annotations failing miserably. . . I guess I don't understand that at all. I have no experience using it as a with reference books, but for my purposes it's far superior to margin scribbles.  I don't have to maintain the books/volumes themselves, the references are all there on my kindle. I can search them. I can view them in a list without having to find where they are in the book.  If I am recalling a part of a book I really liked, I can simply go pull it up on my kindle or on the computer.  Far more convenient than finding the book on a shelf (or in a box or realizing I no longer have it), then fanning through the pages hoping to find what I'm thinking of.

And I guess I haven't had the same experience as you, Mouser--with the kindle books being more ethereal and vanishing from memory. . . Since moving to the kindle, I'm reading far more than I had been. In truth, my reading had really tapered off in recent years.

The kindle has been a, dare I say, magical experience for me. It's like something out of science fiction. A book with a cursor and a dictionary and a database of my notes and it looks and reads like ink on paper.
211  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Some initial reflections on using an ebook reader on: July 15, 2010, 08:25:47 PM
There are 3 reasons why I absolutely adore using an ebook reader and would perhaps sooner stop reading than know I'd have no choice but go back to the old paper books.

Searchable text, annotations (also searchable) and inline dictionary lookup are things I have dreamt of having for as long as I've been reading.
212  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DuckDuckGo - new search engine on: April 21, 2010, 07:42:09 PM
Since this post hit, I've been using duckduckgo as my primary search, on a trial basis--and I'm sold on it. I try every search engine that comes along, but this is the first one that's really drawn me away for more than a few hours. I absolutely love it.  I still use google for deeper, more intense(ive) searches but for general queries, it's faster and far more to the point than google. Plus, keyboard support is excellent, !bang makes it easy to get out and the zero click / disambiguation features are brilliant.

It is exactly the opposite of that over-hyped, entirely useless cuil crap that claimed to be a google killer a year or two back.
213  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Boxer editor 14 released - paid upgrade, $29.00 - text wrap at last on: March 03, 2010, 07:23:12 PM
As cyberdiva mentioned,  until now, boxer did not have on screen word wrap. You could wrap and unwrap it but it was adding/removing hard breaks.

The XML formatting/unformatting works great, too . . . but for the most part, Boxer 14 is a lot of nice, subtle enhancements to the real core of the product--text handling.  Too soon to even reasonably mention it, but it'll be interesting to see what, if anything, David can come up with for Boxer 15.  Boxer does it all -- more than enough to make one suspect bloat but it's rock solid/stable and < 7 megs.
214  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Google Chrome - What Will It Take on: April 20, 2009, 09:29:10 PM
Because mud slinging is the sign of true superiority.
215  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows editors - do they have to be so bad? on: April 19, 2009, 06:57:37 PM
Excuse me, but I am running the five year old version 3.94a and now you're at 3.96r? That change is in the SECOND DECIMAL PLACE of the revision number. That's supposed to be MAJOR?

Your upgrade page says

"This upgrade option is available to any Zeus user running the older 3.9x version who wishes to upgrade to the latest version."

and the cost of that would be $49.95.

But that's a-z then a-r, plus 2 decimal places -- that's at least 36 point changes ;P
216  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Set GMail as default email client - not just in browser on: April 17, 2009, 12:48:21 AM
Using Gtalk Labs Edition also offers this functionality
217  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows editors - do they have to be so bad? on: April 14, 2009, 11:03:49 PM
There's an editor I have not heard of before coming up on BDJ in a few days - HippoEDIT (can't say I'm fond of the name, but that doesn't really matter): 


It seems interesting, and the little bit I've put it though it seems worth looking into more (which I don't really have time for at the moment). Does anyone else have any experience with this that they could post?

I've been playing with it a bit, and wow -- it's *really* powerful, really extensible; actively devolped and has an active support forum.  For 15 bucks, it'd be a shame not to add this to my text editor collection.
218  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Braid - Awesome independent run 'n' jump game on: April 13, 2009, 04:06:08 PM
Braid is an absolutely stunning game -- the visuals are lovely and the music is brilliantly done.  I love how it was chosen for its ability to be played, memorably, both backwards and forwards.

All in all, I found it to be a truly memorable experience.
219  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Magmahost.com | cPanel 11 w/ 99.9% Uptime [24/7 Support] | Only $1.00 on: April 04, 2009, 01:50:14 PM
Nice to see you returning to the thread MH -- I'd posted the note about the links not to be critical but to be helpful. And the comment about reselling was in jest . . .

That said, it looks like rereplace.com has migrated over successfully, going to give your services a test drive.  Your resources per dollar ratio dwarfs asmallorange hosting--the last non-oversell host I tried.

When you say free site transfer, what all does that entail?  I have a bunch of domains scattered across 2 different hosts (including dreamhost, which doesn't offer the convenient transferability that cPanel offers) I might be in the market to consolidate all that if it wasn't such a hassle.

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I paid 15 bucks for 2 years of hosting with UNLIMITED disk and bandwidth with dreamhost.

Damn, when did they run that promo?
220  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Magmahost.com | cPanel 11 w/ 99.9% Uptime [24/7 Support] | Only $1.00 on: April 04, 2009, 08:59:06 AM
Your links don't work (looks like you forgot the : in http//).

Your rates are pretty astounding -- makes it about the least appealing reseller package out there eh?
221  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Favorite Firefox Theme(s) on: April 01, 2009, 07:37:22 AM
I always liked breeze, based on our own NonTropo's theme for Opera -- don't know if it's still maintained, though. Ought to fire up the Firefox more often.
222  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Internet Explorer 8.1 released on: April 01, 2009, 07:35:56 AM
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Eagle Eyes’s most exciting (and highly anticipated by developers) feature is its wide support of Mozilla-based add-ons. Though IE 8.1 duly notes that not all plugins will work perfectly, we have tested four popular Firefox plugins (Firebug, Web Developer, Tab Mix Plus, and No-Script) and they worked flawlessly (some of the developers even claim that – in terms of performance – they work much better under IE 8.1 versus Firefox 3).

If the JavaScript "performance" graph reflects seconds to render the benchmark, then at least that looks believable.
223  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web? on: March 22, 2009, 12:22:53 PM
That audio one makes no sense whatsoever. And while we're on the subject again, Megaupload has gotten pretty difficult recently cheesy

Generally, I don't mind re:captcha's --I can usually figure them out without much trouble and they are some times amusing.  But that megaupload one... brutal. I'd close the browser window.  That audio one -- wtf is that?
224  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Tech News Weekly: Edition 12-09 on: March 22, 2009, 12:18:06 PM
That is a bit disconcerting.  I'd lump it in with taking performance enhancing drugs, 'morally'.

I've never considered bug reports to be donating anything to the company -- if it gets fixed, then I benefit.  And the rest of the end users do, too.  Of course, I've never been sitting on a bug I could call a real gold winner.  I might sit on that, too Wink
225  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Safari 4 on: March 22, 2009, 12:04:43 PM
Software geeks.  Always trying something -- either to find something you like better or (more likely) to affirm your convictions that you already use the best out there Wink
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