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3376  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Quick AVI Creator on: May 20, 2010, 02:40:29 PM
Since my first post I've converted a few more .wmv HD to standard .avi using xvid codec without an issue.  A handy tool if you don't mind doing the files one at a time.  afaik there's no provision for batch mode.  But the nice thing is it fills in the stuff you absolutely need in the .avs script such as color space conversion, and leaves it to you to add filters. It seems to have at least built in .srt subtitle support but I haven't tried any subs with it yet.
3377  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sharkoon USB 3.0 QuickPort Dock on: May 20, 2010, 02:28:58 PM
btw if anyone is considering these USB 3.0 docks, the longer I use them the more I wish I got the SIIG USB 3.0 station with fan right off.  The Sharkoon method of cooling is allowing the drive to spin down from idle time out.  The SIIG just seems better quality.  The power switch feels like a much more positive action.  The HD in the dock is blood warm but not hot to the touch.

If you leave a performance drive like WD Caviar Black spun up in the Sharkoon docks they get quite hot.  Ok maybe for watching TV for a few hours but to leave spun up all the time on your PC is not such a great idea.

I ordered another SIIG.  Granted the power consumption is a bit greater but it just seems like a better design.  No moving parts other than the fan and power switch(no eject button etc..)

I can leave the HD running overnight and it's not hot, whereas the Sharkoon the drive is hot to the touch and I get a bit of that electronics smell that tells me the operating temperature is not ideal.

Live and learn. smiley

edit: btw I don't know if it's hype but they are hinting at buy.com that stocks are running low.  Currently you can get an SIIG USB 3.0 superspeed dock with fan for about $57 with 2 day shipping.  That's the best price I've found. Plus with the 2 day shipping you get Saturday delivery rather than it sitting on the truck if the weekend happens to intervene.
3378  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Selector 2.2 on: May 19, 2010, 02:11:34 PM
Selector 2.2

Fixed bug: change hotkey commands didn't clear the old hotkeys during reset.
3379  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: ReOpen 4.4 on: May 19, 2010, 02:10:57 PM
ReOpen 4.4

Fixed bug: change hotkey commands didn't clear the old hotkeys during reset.
3380  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: FolderCache 4.4 on: May 19, 2010, 02:10:10 PM
FolderCache 4.4

Fixed bug: change hotkey commands didn't clear the old hotkeys during reset.
3381  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Shell extension to open the folder of a running application on: May 19, 2010, 02:08:36 PM
HomeFolder 1.5 is available for download on my hotkeys page:

http://www.favessoft.com/hotkeys.html

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edit: make sure the build is at least 1.5.0.3
I just fixed the About dialog and .ini file handling of the hotkeys.
Should be working correctly now I hope. smiley
The latest has been uploaded.
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Note that it's a small app so I hard wired the Set Hotkey dialog routine to use Sky Blue background color if you have Glass enabled. On XP it just uses the standard theme colors.

btw thanks nogojoe for bringing this up.  Turns out I had a bug common to several other hotkey apps where changing the hotkey didn't clear the old one.

Those are fixed now also. I'll post updates under each title.

3382  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Shell extension to open the folder of a running application on: May 19, 2010, 12:19:22 PM
Would you try this version?  I commented out the section of the loop where it detects if the FavesSA program is running.  That's likely to be the CPU expensive section.

edit: the reason the file is large is I disabled UPX compression.

edit2: I phased out the FavesSA support as it's a lot of resources for limited functionality.
Also I added some calls after completed functions to reduce memory footprint.  The new
version 1.4 is available on my hotkeys page:

http://www.favessoft.com/hotkeys.html

(If it still runs up the CPU let me know. But I suspect the call to ProcessExists() to check if FavesSA is running, in the loop was the resource eater.)



Hi Milesahead  Great little program only trouble I have with it is Control numpad minus is also the hotkey for decreasing the font size in Chrome.   Control numpad plus being for enlarging the font size.
Any chance of a choice of another hotkey being assigned to your program to cover the problem.
nogojoe

Thanks, I didn't know about that hotkey. Just started using Chrome myself. I'll fix you up with something soon. smiley
3383  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Shell extension to open the folder of a running application on: May 18, 2010, 11:43:56 AM
Would you try this version?  I commented out the section of the loop where it detects if the FavesSA program is running.  That's likely to be the CPU expensive section.

edit: the reason the file is large is I disabled UPX compression.

edit2: I phased out the FavesSA support as it's a lot of resources for limited functionality.
Also I added some calls after completed functions to reduce memory footprint.  The new
version 1.4 is available on my hotkeys page:

http://www.favessoft.com/hotkeys.html

(If it still runs up the CPU let me know. But I suspect the call to ProcessExists() to check if FavesSA is running, in the loop was the resource eater.)

3384  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Quick AVI Creator on: May 17, 2010, 07:00:37 PM
I just started messing around with this little freeware, Quick AVI Creator.

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Quick_AVI_Creator

I haven't really explored the x264 side of it yet.  But for downsizing HD content to play on a stand-alone divx DVD player using xvid, it seems ideal.


After experimenting with the settings file, xvid.presets, I found I could add a One Pass Mode just by adding a section in brackets like an .ini file.  I copied the 2nd line from the 2 pass mode and just took out the stuff about stats and passes.  I've only tried one .wmv file but it processed it in both 2 pass and 1 pass mode without choking.

Even with resizing down to 720x480 it processed the video in One Pass Mode faster than real time on my quad core.  Looks like a nice little program.  It uses AvsP and generates an AviSynth script with the basic stuff for you to modify.



3385  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is your preferred font? on: May 16, 2010, 11:31:39 PM
Tried Dina, didn't like it for some reason.
I remember the capital 'M' being really out-of place looking because the middle appears to go lower than the baseline.

For standard user interface stuff (desktop icons, menus, etc.), I've gotten real cozy with Eurostile. The square-ish look is easy to read while retaining the monospace techy vibe.
For everything else, there's DejaVu and ArtWiz
 Thmbsup

Eurostile does look nice for plain text. Even the smaller sizes are very legible. smiley

3386  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need recommended site for online data storage with ftp capability on: May 15, 2010, 10:35:28 PM
I understand how it works. It would have a lot more functionality if the stuff was backed up.  For a free service I can see it.  But I know even though I back up my web site contents, I wouldn't hire out a web server company that didn't even back up their servers.  Seems like a half assed way to do things to me.
3387  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser on: May 15, 2010, 12:34:53 PM
Supposedly this "run once" utility will strip the unique ID out of your Chrome install.  The link to it is on on Chrome forums extensions:

http://www.abelssoft.net/unchrome.php

I just ran it and nothing exploded is all I can say so far. smiley
3388  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need recommended site for online data storage with ftp capability on: May 15, 2010, 12:15:05 PM
Seems of rather limited utility since you can't depend on it to be there.  Safety deposit box in an unlocked vault.
3389  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser on: May 15, 2010, 11:35:44 AM
every time when i close the last tab in Iron, the whole program closes. i understand that this behaviour is carried over from Chrome but there should be a fix for this by now.

Yeah, that is annoying.

Right now I'm running 6.0.401.1 dev version of Chrome.  Don't really see any difference and I'm not sure what the new features are supposed to be unless it's plugins.  Seems a tad snappier, but it seems like any time you install a new browser version stuff snaps open the first couple of days.  So far it seems stable.  Guess I have to see what the plugin deal is about.
3390  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser on: May 15, 2010, 01:16:36 AM
I think Adblock.ini is an Iron only thing.. if that's what you mean. At least every search hit I got on the web how to use it said Iron.  So far Adblock Lite seems to work and it's a no brainer to configure.  The place in the page where the ad would be is just blank rather than a box with a red x... doesn't seem to distort the page.  So far so good.

I really like ClickCutter AutoCopy in Firefox, at least as to how it functioned.  But the nag tool tip really got on my nerves. I had to put the original AutoCopy back on.  Every time I started Firefox I got the popup asking me to buy ClickCutter.  Sheesh!!
3391  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need recommended site for online data storage with ftp capability on: May 15, 2010, 01:12:16 AM
A backup site with the proviso that it doesn't back up your files?  Sounds like an attorney that doesn't give legal advice.
3392  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser on: May 14, 2010, 03:00:28 PM
btw Adblock.ini doesn't work for chrome but Adblock Lite seems pretty cool. Install the hit the "update default filters" button and you're good to go.  The other thing I notice is AutoCopy extension seems a lot more accurate.  In Iron I had to keep guessing where the start dragging the mouse cursor to select text for copy.

3393  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is your preferred font? on: May 14, 2010, 02:56:34 PM
I tried the Dina ttf.  Seemed very hard to read.  For now I went back to default courier new. Just for chuckles I tried the Book font.  Really weird to look at code with a handwriting style font.

Semi-off topic but since you mention Scite, one thing that drives me nuts is editors that make it difficult to find navigation keys in the help.  So many now it's trial and error how to delete a line other than selecting and deleting.  Seems like if the programmer comes from Delphi it's Control-Y but if he's grounded in MS languages it's Control-L.  Just seems like the last thing documented, if at all, is the actual hotkeys to use the thing.
3394  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need recommended site for online data storage with ftp capability on: May 14, 2010, 01:18:04 PM
I don't think they have FTP only service, but I've been on JaguarPC web hosting for several years.  They run apache server and are very reliable:
http://www.jaguarpc.com/

The web hosting account claims to boost your disk quota as much as you need. As you park more storage supposedly it's automatically increased. I haven't tested it out since my web content is less than 100 MB. My experience with them has been that they are very responsive to problems.  Also there are user forums hosted by them where you can get tips from other users etc..

You can contact them but I believe to get FTP you'd have to get a web hosting account and a domain name.  The longer the contract the cheaper per month but no commitment monthly is about $10 or $11 a month.  I just upload and download using FileZilla.  If you google .htaccess you can see how to keep outsiders from downloading particular types of files and limit access to the public web stuff(or you could just have one dummy index.html page I suppose,, but the .htaccess keeps people from getting indexes of folders.)

There are also raw storage accounts for less money with other providers but I have no idea how reliable they are.  Jaguar has been around for awhile.  Any outages I've noticed have only lasted a few hours and are unusual/infrequent.

edit: if you have to purchase a domain name you should be able to find one that allows anyone to host it for about $10 a year.
3395  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Favorite Bookmarklets on: May 13, 2010, 02:46:07 PM
Speaking of passwords, this one works with Firefox Secure Login AddOn(and likely others too)

after you fill in the login info, click to remove the stuff that blocks saving it

Remember Password

[copy or print]
javascript:(function(){var%20ca,cea,cs,df,dfe,i,j,x,y;function%20n(i,what){return%20i+%22%20%22+what+((i==1)?%22%22:%22s%22)}ca=cea=cs=0;df=document.forms;for(i=0;i<df.length;++i){x=df[i];dfe=x.elements;if(x.onsubmit){x.onsubmit=%22%22;++cs;}if(x.attributes[%22autocomplete%22]){x.attributes[%22autocomplete%22].value=%22on%22;++ca;}for(j=0;j<dfe.length;++j){y=dfe[j];if(y.attributes[%22autocomplete%22]){y.attributes[%22autocomplete%22].value=%22on%22;++cea;}}}alert(%22Removed%20autocomplete=off%20from%20%22+n(ca,%22form%22)+%22%20and%20from%20%22+n(cea,%22form%20element%22)+%22,%20and%20removed%20onsubmit%20from%20%22+n(cs,%22form%22)+%22.%20After%20you%20type%20your%20password%20and%20submit%20the%20form,%20the%20browser%20will%20offer%20to%20remember%20your%20password.%22)})();
3396  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Favorite Bookmarklets on: May 13, 2010, 02:39:24 PM
Zap Colors is excellent!! Fixes those unreadable pages right up!! I tried a bunch of style sheets and this works much better!!
3397  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker? on: May 13, 2010, 02:27:12 PM
hmmmmmmm, instead of bumper sticker, how about a blue sharpie with the URL down the side?
3398  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker? on: May 13, 2010, 02:22:28 PM
This might just happen in my country, but i'm guessing that if you use a magnetic bumper sticker, it'd get stolen VERY fast.

I think the best option would be the ones for the inside of the window.

+1

Especially if it had a funny graphic magnetic probably wouldn't last a day.


3399  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is your preferred font? on: May 13, 2010, 02:14:52 PM
afa the 'c' and 'e' if you look closely you can see the hint of a crossbar.  But yeah your mind would probably go from context to figure what what it should be.  I'd feel better if it was fixed.  But I think it's worth fixing.. unlike a lot of stuff in my fonts folder.
3400  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is your preferred font? on: May 13, 2010, 02:13:30 PM
it's user-selectable if you like it or not. For some reason Miles does.

select if you like it...:
 (see attachment in previous post)
I don't. How can you possibly LIKE this, Miles???!  tongue

I think it's very smooth.
Just look through the list of fonts Windows puts on your machine by default, click them in an editor, and add up how many you can't even read.  I bet it's at least half.


edit: one thing I do like about it, for readme files and that type of stuff, you can read it clearly without making it so large the editor window has to take up 80% of the screen.  It's less likely to kick in word wrap if it's enabled in an editor.
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