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801  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: How to add a link from your webpage to your DonationCredits Donation Page on: April 11, 2006, 05:45:28 AM
Cool deal, going to have to take it for a spin myself.
802  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: How to use transparent png properly even in IE 6 (!) on: April 11, 2006, 05:44:36 AM
IE is the only browser that has had any trouble with PNG images -- AFAIK Firefox and Opera both support them through and through.

Thanks for posting this -- I'd read it (albeit at a different site) but couldn't be bothered to implement it.  I tend to think IE users deserve what they get cheesy
803  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website on: April 10, 2006, 10:15:01 PM
Yuk - I hate the American 'Deep Throat' tone ... sounds like a naff film commercial  undecided

. . . and I hate the nasal bordering on anal French pronounciation.  Call me throaty American. smiley It's ironic I live minutes south of French Canada and nearly everyone here speaks French as a first or strong second language.
804  Special User Sections / Podcast Radio Show / Re: Podcast Audio Radio Show - Upcoming Show Planning on: April 10, 2006, 10:11:46 PM
irreverent and fun? Now we're talking my language.  I suppose I still have to supress the English dialect I learned in the Navy, eh? cheesy
805  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount on: April 10, 2006, 09:42:08 PM
Great link, Patteo.  While PocketPC doesn't do my antiquated palm-loving self much good, the desktop software will certainly torment my obsessie reg-code collecting habbit smiley
806  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Best digital photo print service? on: April 10, 2006, 06:57:30 PM
I like flickr for online photos and know they offer a printing service, but I've never tried it.  Assuming the prints are good (and I imagine they are) it would probably be a good one to try -- their online stuff is good, at any rate.
807  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Happy birthday Carol H. on: April 10, 2006, 05:23:45 PM
808  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Luu Tran's wry philosophy of programming on: April 10, 2006, 05:13:53 PM
Xnews is under development again?! I quit using it a few years back, as he'd pretty much stated he wasn't going to be doing any more with it.  I quit checking.

Man, happy day . . . <downloading>
809  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Do you use RSS feeds? on: April 10, 2006, 12:19:43 PM
Don't know -- I know where you're coming from, though.  Even an application that is seemingly perfect, knowing it's abandoned just makes me . . . abandon it.  I loved, for example, Lektora -- but it went for a long time looking abandoned.  I think it's back in development again, but . . . I don't feel like launching Firefox or Internet Explorer for it. So it goes.
810  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot? on: April 10, 2006, 09:51:27 AM
It sort of cuts out the need for the start menu Wink
That's quite a simple approach.
For me, it takes out the need for start menu, windows run box, calculator, alias in opera (for some sites), and sometimes, even takes out the need for file browser (since i have my disk very organized, i can use farr to search for my documents) cheesy

Truth be told, I use it for most of those things things, too . . . perhaps I should have said

"It's cuts out the need for any other software . . . except the software you launch from it." smiley
811  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot? on: April 10, 2006, 08:05:06 AM
It sort of cuts out the need for the start menu Wink
812  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot? on: April 10, 2006, 06:20:45 AM
I'm sure it's a great program, but FR+R works better for me.  The reason I use it, as opposed to a tray launcher or something, is simple: I can't be bothered to "configure" everything.  I want to type and have it magically know what I'm talking about.
813  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: I want to learn how to make a webpage. Where can I start? on: April 10, 2006, 06:06:37 AM
It won't take a year to make a website with html, it's nothing like trying to learn a programming language.  You won't be building the csszengarden immediately, but you shouldn't have any trouble picking up enough to build a basic, functional page in under a week.  Laying out a page is really quite easy -- it's getting into the deeper stuff that gets more tedius -- block level stuff, structuring for css, styling with css . . . smiley

When it's all said and done, though -- it's not that difficult.  The hardest part is the artistic part -- trying to figure out how to make it look good.  That's not my forte . . . cheesy
814  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot? on: April 10, 2006, 05:56:30 AM
FR+R gets the super-efficient smart software prize, loses points for clicky-clicky-mouse users and both lose in the name department smiley

FR+R is immensely keyboard friendly, hence my extreme dependence on it.  Those buttons on mayk . . . <shrugs> Meh, what's the point when you've got a snappy little command line?
815  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: I want to learn how to make a webpage. Where can I start? on: April 10, 2006, 05:48:34 AM
I'd advise against nvu, or anything WYSIWYG editor -- especially if your initial goal is to learn how HTML works.  It's like driving a car -- you're better off to learn on a manual transmission. Learn that, you can drive anything later on.

That said, the websites listed here are good resources, they don't offer much for the fledgling would-be web developer.

That said, I strongly recommend HTML Dog.  Their stuff is, suprisingly, as easy to read as it is competent -- wish they had this stuff around when I was learning HTML smiley  HTMLDog is mindful of web standards as well -- so you won't just be learning how to get by, you'll be learning how to craft succinct, proper (x)html -- a feat most wysiwyg editors don't do themselves.  If you want to do something, do it right . . . right? smiley

As far as easy to edit pages go, you could give my Wiki a try -- though the template is the only place html is used, it's fairly easily managed.
816  News and Reviews / Best Music Service / Re: tech crunch article comparing music services on: April 09, 2006, 09:44:10 PM
I apologize, I might be dyslexic, I read it crap:music ratio smiley which made more sense as a reason to leave it out.  Had I read more carefully, I could have saved myself the post smiley
817  News and Reviews / Best Music Service / Re: tech crunch article comparing music services on: April 09, 2006, 08:29:30 PM
Why not say they're leaving it out because their music:cr*p ratio is so high compared to the others?

I wouldn't quite phrase it that way.  I'd just say their mainstream to obscure taste ratio is incredibly low.

They have an incredibly high quality database, it just happens to be a very diverse database -- much of which you're not likely to enjoy.  Not so much because it's crap but because it's diversity.  I love their bluegrass, new age and electronic selection (and some pop-rock), but find a lot of their stuff to be, to me, abysmal -- that isn't to say it's bad.  For me to say it's bad would be downplaying Hirudin's taste in music.

That's the thing about a service that dares to grab up such a varying selection of music from such diverse genre's -- you end up with stuff everybody hates as much as they enjoy the stuff they love.  Most music services are too mainstream to have anything as "good" or as "bad" as emusic.

My 2 cents, anyway.
818  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: More secure passwords... New/Old thoughts on: April 09, 2006, 05:09:37 PM
Your inverting is a great idea.  I've, since before "leet" speak became popular, used a form of it for my password -- an example of a long-since outdated one is
c)olc)10n

Which is "coolcolon", but replacing some of the o's with zeros and others still with "uppercase" zeros smiley nev*abl3 is another I used once upon a time.  "inevadable" or "inevitable", with the "uppercase 8" in there cheesy
819  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there anyway to automate the the bat ! i.e. check mail every 15 minutes. on: April 08, 2006, 10:17:46 PM
I'm not popular, but it has saved me on many occasions when I forgot about my family's birthdays cheesy
820  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there anyway to automate the the bat ! i.e. check mail every 15 minutes. on: April 08, 2006, 09:50:34 PM
Sure -- in the account properties, check out the . . . I think "transport" section, you can set an interval to check.

You should also check out the scheduler, you can have messages automatically send (so it remembers birthdays even if you don't), automatically backup periodically, etc.

Edit: That was post 300!
821  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: FTP Uploader on: April 08, 2006, 09:46:40 PM
You could use rcftp and a script to get the location copy + convenience of RC.
822  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Find and Run Robot got an Award on: April 07, 2006, 08:56:03 PM
Wow, great news for the community -- congrats to mouser!
823  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Firm pitches $2,800 64GB USB Flash disk on: April 07, 2006, 10:41:20 AM
According to this, BitMicro has a 155 gig in the works.

I'd read an article somewhere on the lifespan of a USB drive -- and basically what it came down to was with normal usage, there's a very good chance it will outlive your harddrive -- and potentially  you. smiley
824  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: GeminiSoft Pimmy on: April 07, 2006, 05:48:30 AM
Is TB's configuration in one or more identifiable files, so that you could back those up in case of disaster?
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I had everything backed up, as TB has a very effective backup/restore feature.  Unfortunately, the backup was on the same hard drive -- in my defense, I was in the Navy and didn't have a lot of options on where/what to do with my data.

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I've only just started with conventional email clients (mostly been using CompuServe) and haven't got very far yet.  I'm assuming I'd keep identifiable folders for mailing lists, but I hadn't thought farther than that.  Sounds like TB needs a faster searching system...

It's not picking on the bat specifically -- this is the case, in my experience, across the board.  Search is often thrown in as a feature not the focus -- the result is a mediocre search -- and when you're talking about a massive mailbase, seconds or even minutes are at stake smiley  TB has a new improved search, but I really haven't tried it yet.

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I thought TB had virtual folders?  It was really all a single message base?

No.  Well, TB does have virtual folders now -- they're a relatively new feature (Last year or two) -- I haven't spent enough time to know just how effective they are, though.  Even with virtual folders, one can lose a lot of time organizing smiley I do keep my mailing lists in separate views, though -- as I don't need them mixed with personal mail or vice versa.

re: m_s
-- Might be time to start a new thread about mail conversion/archival smiley
825  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Firm pitches $2,800 64GB USB Flash disk on: April 07, 2006, 05:37:13 AM
That's is awesome.  I couldn't possibly get my money's worth out of it, but cool nonetheless Wink
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