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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How to stop Facebook from using your browser history on: June 22, 2014, 04:12:39 PM
With all the FF AddOns I don't see a History "backup and delete" then restore later.  Not that all the sites don't peek anyway.  smiley
52  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Eject! on: June 22, 2014, 09:13:53 AM
Is there an app that will work with Win 7 and give me a button in Systray to open/close my CD tray?
Either that, or give me open/close in my drop down menu for the CD drive?
Mine has open but not close.

It doesn't use a tray icon.  It uses a small window that remembers location when closed.  It has radio buttons for the detected optical drives.  Also the virtual drives I've tried it with, pressing Open is the same as Eject in the virtual drive.  You may download from Softpedia:

It has both Open and Close Buttons.

Here's a screen shot

Edit:  I tried it in XP, Vista, W7 and W8.  On W8 I only have a Laptop so I can't test the close button.  But pressing open kicks the drive tray fine.
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 4 (Maybe more) Absolute top go-to programs on: June 21, 2014, 08:25:57 AM
Oops...have I leaked out of bounds, both numerically and OS-wise?

Just run less a few more times.  That'll fix it.  smiley
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Supreme Court Invalidates Software Patent... on: June 20, 2014, 02:11:20 PM
"Young man, let me remind you that this is a court of law and not a court of justice." - Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. Supreme Court


and of course the classic..

In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
55  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: June 20, 2014, 07:43:04 AM

@tomos - Which color theme are you referring to? The note color (where the body of the note is) should be lighter than the main color.

If you would like to try a simpler alternative to adjusting the background color or allowing user chosen font colors I have a little function that returns either black or off white for text color depending on the background color.

[copy or print]
Func _calctextcolor($bcolor)
If $bcolor = 65280 Then Return 0
If $bcolor > (16777215 * 0.9) Then
Return 0
Return 16777215

The first "If" is the special case of a shade of green.  The formula would say use the white but it's just not easy to read.  So in that case I return black. I wrote the function so that users could pick a dialog background color from a dropdown list without having to pick a contrasting text color.
56  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: June 20, 2014, 05:16:17 AM
@MilesAhead - I'll see about adding a search to the notes.

Thank you.  smiley

Edit: btw I'm on a Windows 8.0 x64 Home Laptop and all seems normal so far.
57  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: June 19, 2014, 03:35:09 PM
Thanks for sharing the program.  I wonder if it's possible to add control f search without killing off the simplicity? I have a small Treepad file of OS Tips but since no note program I have tried will import the .hjt file I thought I'd break it out to a Panel in note5.  Something simple like search with optional case sensitivity would move the cursor down to the appropriate area without scroll and read.

I like the idea.  I was using a plain text editor with a temp text file for quickie notes.  Naming the whole file after a single note I would forget the filename after a day or two.  smiley

If the case sensitive check mark or lack thereof could be saved across sessions or even per panel would be super.  Or perhaps instead of an .ini setting just have 2 hotkeys.  Control f for insensitive search and a 2 modifier f hotkey for case sensitive?
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: New Here on: June 18, 2014, 12:31:49 PM
Welcome.   cheesy
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Forget about resume if Pale Moon crashes on: June 13, 2014, 05:48:24 AM
.... I simply haven't had problems with downloading files of any size with DSB. ...

I'm just curious and thought you may know the answer.  I have FF 30 installed and FF 27 Portable.  Both use DSB 2.14.  FF 30 will just show the popup and if I click save file, it downloads to the designated folder and numbers the filename on name clash.  FF 27 shows the popup and if I click save file it shows a SaveAs dialog with or without a name clash.

I can't seem to find any setting that controls it.  I pasted all DSB settings from the clipboard in an editor to search.  Maybe it's a FF setting but I didn't notice anything in about:config.  But I may not know what to look for. It's no big deal.  But it would be nice if I could toggle it at will.  smiley

Edit:  Found it.  It just works off FF setting "always ask me where to save files."  One minor mystery erased.  smiley
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Delayed Cuts on: June 11, 2014, 02:05:25 PM
His new url is: http://milesaheadsoftware.tk/ smiley

He probably just forgot to update first post in this topic to point to it.

Thank you.  smiley
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Delayed Cuts on: June 11, 2014, 02:04:45 PM
I have been searching for a program like Delayed Cuts (MilesAhead), but I cant see how to Download it. There must be an obvious way that Ive overlooked!

Sorry.  I'll update the link.
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Favorite Sci-fi movies? on: June 10, 2014, 04:30:20 PM
Some of my favorite SciFi themes and movies of that genre:

Thought brought into reality.  This is why my favorite comic book superhero was Green Lantern.

Forbidden Planet

Origin of Man

2001 A Space Odyssey

Time Travel

George Pal version of The Time Machine

Sardonic Perspective


Just fun scifi

first 3 Star Wars flicks

Hot Chick SciFi

Life Force

Campy SciFi

Anything Roger Corman - e.g. 1960 Little Shop of Horrors

63  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: [SOLVED] Ctrl+Alt+Del on: June 10, 2014, 02:53:27 PM
You can remap a key to nothing just by

64  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: [SOLVED] Ctrl+Alt+Del on: June 10, 2014, 02:48:54 PM
To get rid of Control Esc this should work

[copy or print]
  ;msgbox,Control Esc Pressed

uncomment the msgbox line to test.  For control alt del I'd try the AHK Forums.

Also if not done already you should disable TaskManager so the user can't kill the ahk process.  You can use the #NoTrayIcon directive at the top of the script so they can't right click on the tray icon and kill it.
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Stuff We Feel Like Bitching About on: June 09, 2014, 12:48:24 PM
I've done the customer support thing a couple of places.  The person taking the incoming call is totally considered a flak catcher.  Usually you are hamstrung by a procedure as they like to take warm bodies, give them a bit of training, and stick headsets on them.

Even if you have skills you have to go by the numbers.  Sometimes you are able to help the customer fix an easy problem or send them a disc etc..  Anything complicated has to go to an analyst, if the customer can avoid being fobbed off.

Some things most customers don't know or realize:

The flak catcher is not involved in the decision making process.  But the flak catcher may not point this out to the customer.  The only reason I can fathom for this policy is that management enjoys leaving the flak catcher's ass hanging out.  One example.. the customer wants to know why XYZ Corp. has such a stupid policy.. the only truthful response the flak catcher could make is to point out that he or she is never invited to the XYZ Corp. Board of Directors meetings where such reasons are discussed.  Also forbidden is to note to the customer that even if the flak catcher was given a reason to justify said policy, it's probably a lie.  Management is not going to justify itself to low level employees.  So usually the justification varies from some good sounding PR to some explanation deliberately designed to insult the intelligence(see above about leaving the flak catcher's ass hanging out.)

Most of these setups where the flak catcher works incoming calls, (s)he does not get paid when using the rest room, coffee machine, water cooler etc..  (s)he gets paid when the computer tracks that the flak catcher is available to take calls or is working an incoming call.  So although it might seem logical to the customer to ask the flak catcher to call back with some bit of information, the customer is unknowingly asking the person to work his case off the clock.  Again, the flak catcher is not allowed to inform the customer of such details(ass hung out yet again.)

One easy way to dump a customer(if you don't care how pissed they get as in your supervisor may be the one suggesting it) is to ask if they are running any third party software on the computer.  As idiotic as it seems, in this circumstance always answer NO.  Often you being willing to lie that brazenly will silence them long enough to give you whatever it is you're supposed to get.

Now and then, once in awhile, maybe on the eighth day of the week, the flak catcher gets to solve a real problem for a really nice person.  But it's no accident the turnover in that position is high.  No worry about quarterly reviews since most don't last a quarter.  Those who stick it out and perhaps can avoid must of the losing calls due to family connection, or "juice" may end up being promoted to team leader or analyst.
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Stuff We Feel Like Bitching About on: June 09, 2014, 12:15:02 PM
... so I did what any sensible person would do when faced with senselessness.  I backed away.  I didn't turn my back on him, but I backed away slowly.  And only after I was gone, did I start to breathe again.

That's hairy.  I've never been there.  There is a Transit guard I see all the time.  I've dubbed him Nomar for the former Red Sox player Nomar Garciapara.  He wears these leather gloves all the time.  I'm hoping it's to hide a skin disease on his hands and not because he's a gun nut.  I've only said Good Morning passing by.  He seemed sane when replying.  I'll hope for the best.  smiley
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: June 08, 2014, 02:23:28 PM
Reccomended. Thmbsup

+1 -- It's a fun flick.

I enjoyed it also.  +1
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Stuff We Feel Like Bitching About on: June 07, 2014, 05:17:23 PM
@wraith808 your post makes me think about censorship.  There used to be George Carlin's 7 dirty words. But the situation has deteriorated to the point where radio call-in shows are censoring euphemisms for the forbidden words.  Imagine if Clark Gable didn't give us the ability to say "damn" then all euphemisms for it would now also be banned.  So on the sports talk show when the radio personality asks "why the heck did the coach call such a stupid darned play?" they would have to bleep the word "darned" and after a year or so they would ban "hell" so the word "heck" would have to be bleeped.  And of course forget about a word starting with 'p' that sometimes refers to felines but often not.  smiley

At some point the talk shows will sound like midi sampling with some dialog mixed in.

But on your apology point, what I don't quite get is the double think that allows celebrity "scum" who had their names dragged through the scandal press(probably a redundancy these days I admit) to go about their jobs as if someone lifted the film on the magic slate.  If none of the stuff was true how is it that guys like Marv Albert weren't awarded millions for defamation?  Something is really strange.

But it does look like the Clippers owner messed up his chance to cry for Barbara Walters.  But his "punishment" may be selling his team for the most money for an NBA team ever.  Maybe that made it tough for him to shed a tear if he knew that deal was in the offing.  Makes me wonder how I can screw up royally so I can set myself up for a lavish retirement.  smiley
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Stuff We Feel Like Bitching About on: June 07, 2014, 04:59:35 PM
@Renegade the gun that shocked me most was maybe 7 or 8 years ago.  I picked someone up at the airport.  Not only was the arriving passengers area separated from those waiting by a storm fence from floor to ceiling, but a 200 LB female security guard paced up and down with a Thompson submachine gun.  I hope they didn't give her live ammo.  Perhaps it was a bluff deterrent but it sure felt like America was spelled with a 'k' all of a sudden.  Cheap air fares came at a really high price.  Sad
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Stuff We Feel Like Bitching About on: June 06, 2014, 04:40:37 PM
In spite of the alliteration I feel "pet peeve" is kind of trite.  Therefore I opted for the above subject line.  Since this isn't the basement I suggest the amplitude be kept below a rant and above a stupor.

As my first bitch I select guns.  Not should or should not the populous be allowed to carry concealed or revealed, but as in why are there so many around me all the time?

I have no grappling hook to scale the wall but I feel it's only a matter of time before the gun turrets are added to "ordinary" government buildings, business establishments, schools, airports and picnic areas.  Tourists at The Grand Canyon will pay extra to see The Grand Cannon fired at noon taking out a section of canyon wall.  The conductors on trains no longer perform a service to the public.  Instead they dress as prison guards and pack pistols.  I'm afraid to find out what the grammar school Hall Monitor is packing these days.  Got to protect that milk money!

In Miami the Transit Cops don't even have the power to arrest but carry a Glock.  It's insane.  The whole thing makes me think of Reno 911 with live ammo.

Ok.  I'll quit here to stay below the rant threshold.  smiley

Feel free to opine at will.  smiley

71  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: It's official - Mint 17 "Quina" released to distribution on: June 06, 2014, 02:40:28 PM
I just tried Mint17 Mate x64 Live.  I just set the params quickly.  2 GB ram, 16x9 video, hw accel etc.  But it seemed like something was sticky or strange.  Every time I closed the window with the Computer icon, there was another underneath.  Finally I clicked Close All Windows to be done with it.  Maybe I'll try again after a couple of intervening versions.
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Dreams thread... on: June 05, 2014, 05:30:19 AM
My dreams have all been CLASSIFIED.

Sorry. Wink

Heh heh.  I'd be tempted to share some.  But I'm afraid others would be tempted to analyze them.  It's tough enough being crazy without someone making it official.  smiley
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: We Drove a Car While It Was Being Hacked on: June 04, 2014, 07:24:28 PM
Christ we are way the hell off topic now....ain't we?
  That may be so but thank the wife.  Next time I want half a Bogo I'm gonna' go for it.  smiley

Maybe we should start another thread Titled "Stuff We Feel Like Bitching About."  I have a feeling it will be therapeutic.  smiley
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: We Drove a Car While It Was Being Hacked on: June 04, 2014, 05:14:19 PM
I remember when I first moved to South Florida, Publix would put prices up during the "season" then lower the prices and run specials/coupons/get one free etc. during the off season.  Now the prices go up by significant chunks every couple of months and never retreat.

There are still buy one get one free deals.  But in Florida if you only want one they won't sell it to you for half price like in other states where Publix does business.  A pretty peculiar policy I must say.
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: We Drove a Car While It Was Being Hacked on: June 04, 2014, 03:36:56 PM
See traffic backed up for miles going up a hill, clown at the front is one of them

These must be the same people drifting through malls looking side to side, walking abreast so I can't get around them.  Meanwhile I know the store, shelf, item, price and have exact change for what I want to purchase ready.  I'm 2.5 minutes in the store, bit 15 minutes getting around the obstructionists.  I've dubbed these types Meanderthals.  Someone should screen them when it comes to issuing driver's licenses and mall pedestrian permits.  smiley
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