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726 Software / Screenshot Captor / Comments on ScreenshotCaptor - Beta Version - 2.12.01 to 2.24.01 on: May 11, 2006, 07:30:19 AM
The copy path to clipboard is a great addition -- thanks!

Hey, that text scraping feature -- would it be possible to implement a pure scrape mode, so I could scrape that information without capturing the image to my hard drive?

-- Btw, a few people on the Eets forum are using this App, now smiley
727  News and Reviews / Best Dialog Extender / Re: FileBox Extender updated to 1.91.01 on: May 11, 2006, 07:28:00 AM
For a minute there you had me excited, thought there was a new update since that one -- thought maybe the additional keyboard shortcuts I'd requested had been implemented tongue
728  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: These days, it's the Usability, stupid on: May 09, 2006, 04:02:51 PM
I use a lot of those apps -- and they have grassroots followings -- but I don't think for the reasons described in all cases.  For instance, once glance at the options for F&RR or Screenshot captor and a your average cubicle dweller would ask when they get their training course on the new software tongue
729  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Web 2 Logo on: May 09, 2006, 12:56:20 PM
Way to ruin my gloating, m_s   huh
730  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Web 2 Logo on: May 09, 2006, 06:42:23 AM
I don't see any 37signals products on there -- and they consider themselves the definitive web 2.0.  pwned!
731  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Web Hosting Review on: May 08, 2006, 06:40:38 AM
A website where you resign any semblence of integrity in exchange for easy money?  That's very American of you. tongue
732  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / nontroppo on: May 06, 2006, 06:46:56 AM
I'm really slow.  I mean -really- slow.  Like, if I got my IQ tested I think I'd score a "durr" this week.

Trying to figure out some keyboard stuff for opera, I went to the Opera Browser Wiki at as I so often do and found a link to FARR.  I scurried back here to see if a link had been posted and just realized user "nontroppo", who I'd been referred to about bug reporting previously, is none other than said  Needless to say, I got to make this post instead of a "Hey, look what link I found!" post.

I'm really slow.  I mean -really- slow.  Like, if I got my IQ tested I think I'd score a "durr" this week.
733  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Web Hosting Review on: May 05, 2006, 07:31:15 AM
In an overt-cover operation, dreamhost exposes "hosting review" services for the pay-for-bias goldmines they are.

734  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Fast Beetle on: May 04, 2006, 08:40:56 PM
That's sweet, a PHD put to good use.  I want to see a demo of that baby in action.
735  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Can you read and understand C? :-)) on: May 03, 2006, 05:20:44 AM
I'm guessing it recurses through the verses and such, so in the source each gift only had to be typed once and reused to minimize text used in the source, but . . . man, that's amazing.
736  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there a News Reader that Searches the News? on: May 01, 2006, 08:14:40 PM
I don't know anything that does precisely that -- but I know both Opera's M2 and Lektora (a firefox/IE plugin) have the ability to have persistent searches -- you set up a search and it effectively acts as a filter, of sorts -- a virtual folder collecting all relevant stories.  While you're still downloading everything, you don't have to go searching manually for the items you're after.  This is a feature I, personally, take great advantage of.
737  Special User Sections / Podcast Radio Show / Re: Podcast Audio Radio Show - Upcoming Show Planning on: April 30, 2006, 09:26:29 PM
I couldn't agree more on the user interface rant -- and while I thoroughly enjoyed the blue man group rant, I have to interject -- their face paint, albeit absurd, makes perfect sense within the context of the instruments they [build and] play.

The whole podcast was great -- way to go, guys. It's gold.
738  News and Reviews / Older Newsletters / Re: The First DonationCoder Audio Podcast Radio Show - Broadcast Schedule on: April 30, 2006, 02:48:40 PM
What's the URL for the RSS feed for the podcast -- the rss image on the page doesn't have a link.

I've never listened to a postcast prior, so . . . I have no software installed to handle subscriptions.  I'll just listen to the raw mp3 file this round, methinks -- might try out juice.
739  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Dream Host maximum discount $97 Off promo code on: April 30, 2006, 01:53:13 PM
Stealing my thunder, boy . . . smiley
740  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: - Internet radio for EVERY taste! FREE! on: April 30, 2006, 06:53:24 AM
I had just downloaded the latest prior to posting.
741  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: - Internet radio for EVERY taste! FREE! on: April 29, 2006, 09:43:18 PM
Huh. Me too.
742  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: - Internet radio for EVERY taste! FREE! on: April 29, 2006, 04:49:04 PM
Hey, I didn't take the fun away -- I just noticed it wasn't there cheesy
743  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: size-changing USB flash drives on: April 29, 2006, 01:52:40 PM
Man, I'd kill for the remobeads -- I could channel surf while meditating . . . or better yet, meditate while I channel surf!

I hate people with neat ideas that are just ideas.
744  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Xara Xtreme goes OpenSource !! on: April 29, 2006, 01:45:59 PM
There's really no way around the components they don't own -- they can't give them away, so there'll always be a pay version for professionals, advanced users and people who don't like to have the light version of anything Wink I think it's really cool the way they're embracing the open source movement and opening up to other operating systems -- it's a good move for them and endusers (and future endusers) alike.

I've used quite a few vector based image editors, including much more expensive packages -- including the great, but now unnecessary, Deneba Canvas.  The bottom line for me is nothing is as effectively intuitive, powerful and flexible as Xara -- and now, with the ability to apply editable raster filters in real time (a favorite feature from when I used Canvas (called "sprite filters") basically eliminates any need for strictly raster based image editors, in my opinion.  The release of Xara X pretty much ended my maintenance of vector and raster graphic design software on my system, Xara is all I use.  Xara is one of those applications that has kept me tethered to Windows over the years -- with it becoming available on Linux, as well as my favorite editor and a few other apps, I'd find myself using windows significantly less if not for this community.
745  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: - Internet radio for EVERY taste! FREE! on: April 29, 2006, 09:37:54 AM
Strange.  What build are you using?  I'll probably just stick to having a minimized pandora window Wink
746  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: - Internet radio for EVERY taste! FREE! on: April 29, 2006, 08:18:51 AM
Awesome, the Pandora widget finally looks sexy! Last time I used it, it worked aurally but there were quite a few cosmetic, and some times clicky, problems -- thanks for reminding em to try it again!

Ack, correction, still having problems -- can you click the drop down arrow to edit a station? (Under "Your Stations") ? For me, it blinks -- doesn't keep focus, can't click it.  And I'm still seeing a lot of visual problems . . . I wonder if that's an Opera widget implementation shortcoming or the widget author . . .
747  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Xara Xtreme goes OpenSource !! on: April 29, 2006, 08:14:40 AM

This news actually broke last year--October maybe? Guess it's all happened officially now, eh?  Personally, I don't mind paying for it -- it's well worth the money.  But if you'd rather they support you than you them . . . cheesy

As an open source project, there will no doubt be more than one free version compiled and released by third parties -- and of course, a pay version which would obviously come with support, documentation, and Xara's seal of approval.

You'll find a lot of your questions answered in the FAQS

We have made dramatic price cuts to the latest Windows versions of the software to bring it closer to the free price that Linux users expect. The Windows version continues to include a shipping CD, they can buy a printed manual, and we provide direct customer support to paying customers. In addition the Windows version contains licensed code from third parties (some versions contain Pantone color support, licensed PDF components and other third-party Live Effects plug-ins, fonts and other things) which we can't make Open Source or free. The Windows product, with these premium features, is priced at a small fraction of that of our competitors. If Linux and Mac users want these additional premium features then they will also have to pay for them.

Once the porting over is done, Mac and Linux full versions won't be free -- and in this free stage, several third-party licensed components that cannot be open sourced legally aren't available.
748  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: email client. Opera's M2 vs. the Bat on: April 28, 2006, 03:34:37 PM
The honest truth, is at the moment I use M2 more than The Bat! myself -- I still proclaim, without question, that TB is -the- most powerful mail client out there, but I've become rather enamoured with gmail's search rather than organization based approach -- which M2 was doing before Gmail smiley There are a lot of benefits to both, the bottom line is chosing the client that fits your personal needs.

After having spent a few years away from it, and now playing with TB again -- the power is there, but it's starting to show its age.  Somewhere, I swear it was here but I can't find it, I made a post about the fact that I think organization based mail clients are on the out, replaced by M2/Gmail type search-based clients.  Organizing things is just too much work -- I wish I had a search button in my house.

Edit: Here it is!
749  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Earth. Overpopulated or not? on: April 28, 2006, 12:42:24 PM
I grew up in the heartland, I know the little farmers aren't getting rich -- I should be more specific -- it's the big industries that are making the money and destroying the "ideal" society. Family owned farms are increasingly rarely profitable -- there won't be room for private farms in a few more generations -- safe for those who -are- self sufficient.  Self-sufficience would be bad for the government/big business -- that would be revenue/tax dollars lost.  Not going to hapen -- just like we won't use a more efficient/cost-effective means of fuel until we can no longer profit from oil. Even then, there'll be enough markup--they'll be making more than they do now, anyway.
750  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: email client. Opera's M2 vs. the Bat on: April 28, 2006, 12:35:24 PM
This is going to be really brief as I need to get my son to sleep -- but the bottom line is: It depends. smiley

The Bat! is without question the most powerful mail client you'll get your hands on.  It is not, however, without its weaknesses -- there's a steep learning curve if you really want to take advantage of it and its search, while powerful, is nowhere near the speed of M2.  It really depends on what you need.  With huge mail bases, M2 runs into some issues -- namely the entire Opera application slows to a crawl when sending/receiving mail if the panel is open -- while TB handles large bases effortlessly.  What I like about M2 is that it's like gmail, in that it's one big flat database that you can quickly search and/or apply labels.

TB is more organized -- For power users who want to take complete control of their mail, TB! is -the- way to go -- but for simply casually checking your mail throughout the day, I'd go with M2 -- it's free, lightweight, fast and the search makes of for the awkward folder structure.  The Bat, on the other hand, is ideal for organizational freaks who like everything in a folder based hierarchy -- with its powerful filters, folders, virtual folders -- if you're willing to dedicate a lot of time, you can automate virtually everything but the actual converting letters into words, sentences and paragraphs smiley

I also find Opera's keyboard editor more succinct -- and its documentation is unarguably more reliable.

But the bottom line--Opera is great for casual users, The Bat is ideal for those who want total control from the groundup.
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