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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kickstarter TOS Updates on: September 19, 2014, 06:23:54 PM
There is a lot more risk involved in backing a project where the creator has no intention on doing anything to bring the project into reality, and merely posted the project to make mad amounts of cash to walk away with.

The intention of these rules seems to be for there to be no "time machine" or "personal compact size pocket nuclear reactor" projects for fools to fall for, to pad the pockets of scammers.

By being required to actually do some work, show what you did with the money, and take the project as far as you can go with it, as far as the money will allow, it is supposed to lessen the risk of backers falling for a con.

And to force creators to be a bit more realistic with project goals, not to make promises they are not sure they can keep. At the same time, they are trying to keep Kickstarter from becoming the place where creators bring their far fetched dreams. If the only thing standing between your project and completion is money, then it's a lot more realistic than lofty dreams that no matter how much cash is thrown at you, you'll never be able to make it a reality.

How they plan on enforcing these rules on scammers that will attempt to walk away with the money, any way, I have no idea. I seriously doubt the threat of a lawsuit is going to scare scammers, since they aren't even afraid of a threat of jail time for their criminal activities.  tellme
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for calendar software on: September 17, 2014, 03:11:25 AM
IIRC rainlendar has (or used to have) a pretty active community - plenty of skins available already so maybe something suitable already exists

But I have no reason to waste time looking for (or making) the perfect skin, when eM Client is exactly what I wanted, out of the box.  smiley
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for calendar software on: September 16, 2014, 06:30:49 PM
I agree an option for a bigger window would be nice.  As you're an artist, had you considered making your own Rainlendar skin?  I don't know what's involved in that, though.

No, I did not, since I needed this calendar to be functional and in use, ASAP. I don't really have time to fuss with something that isn't usable, out of the box. Every day that I didn't have access to a suitable calendar would be another day of viewing spreadsheets and pretending they are calendars, which doesn't work for me (completely wrong layout).
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for desktop calendar software that can sync with Google Calendar on: September 14, 2014, 07:03:56 PM
I just recently started using eM Client, and I am really liking it. It's a nice Outlook replacement. The calendar handles events with a date range better than anything else I have tried. (doesn't split where they overlap).  Kiss

The free version can sync with up to 2 accounts, and it supports Google Apps (Gmail, calendar, contacts, GTalk).

Pro version, if you want to use it with more than 2 accounts, is $49.95. ($99.95 if you want lifetime upgrades)

It can be configured to display just the calendar (right click and uncheck anything you don't plan on using).

It can also be used with local folders, to set up calendars that don't sync with anywhere. (which is how I am using it)

It has Backup/Restore and Import/Export features, too, although I don't know how much (if any) google data can be backed up or exported. (I am using it with local folders only)

It might be worth it to you to give it a test.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How come @Stephen66515 keeps posting here about stuff that gets expunged? on: September 13, 2014, 04:47:14 AM
What exactly are you referring to? Can you please give an example?
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: force Common File Dialog instead of Common Item Dialog? on: September 11, 2014, 07:13:01 PM
And here I wish I had a way to do the reverse, when using older software. I really like the newer Common Item Dialog.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 11, 2014, 07:04:20 PM
Microsoft Paid The NFL $400 Million To Use Its Tablets, But Announcers Are Calling Them iPads

http://www.businessinside...-nfl-surface-ipads-2014-9
8  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Ideas wanted for celebrating 10th Anniversary of DonationCoder.com on: September 11, 2014, 04:01:28 PM
How about some cool features that DC could add/host:

  • E-Mail Provider
  • Website Hosting
  • Socialization (So things like Facebook Login, Social Media Sharing etc...would get a huge boost in people coming in from those sources)
  • Document Hosting (I guess something like Google Docs)
  • A new Homepage (It hasn't been updated in forever)
  • A complete selection of EVERY piece of Software ever created on/for DonationCoder (A lot of stuff is probably lost on page 382749832 of Coding Snacks lol)


Mail provider? More headaches that it's worth, we don't need it, and there are plenty of other places you can go if you need an email service.

Website hosting? The member server already serves that purpose, while also causing mouser enough headaches.

Socialization? Perhaps it would be better to wait for DoCo 2.0.

Document hosting? Why?

A new homepage? Planned as part of Doco 2.0. Wink

An all inclusive software repository that will list every app ever made here, dragged up from the depths of the forum, aka a DoCo software repository? I offered to do that, and it would have been done already, but mouser rejected it, opting instead to make it part of DoCo 2.0.

Better - a Ninite (https://ninite.com/) like software that will help you download or update software you mentioned so you don't have to search for it ... Far fetched, but it would be nice thing to have ...

We already have DCUpdater, but it requires devs to at the very least create a text file and include it with their app (and host a copy) for it to work for updating, and giving a copy to mouser for inclusion with the Updater app, for installing from the "Available for Installation" tab.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A warning to anybody who is looking to purchase a VPS. on: September 10, 2014, 01:54:03 PM
I know someone that charges what works out to be about $0.83 per month ($10/year) for his smallest VPS package, that would give a lot better customer service than that, for free. (and yes, I already pointed Stephen in his direction) So, no, the price isn't that unrealistic.

I'm skeptical. Got a URL?

http://www.mycustomhosting.net/kvm-vps.php

From DC member pip2kk
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A warning to anybody who is looking to purchase a VPS. on: September 10, 2014, 05:53:14 AM
the $0.91cent monthly fee

Uh... and you expected something different? That's a completely insanely low fee for a VPS. It's nowhere near realistic.

I know someone that charges what works out to be about $0.83 per month ($10/year) for his smallest VPS package, that would give a lot better customer service than that, for free. (and yes, I already pointed Stephen in his direction) So, no, the price isn't that unrealistic.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What type of development do you do? on: September 10, 2014, 05:29:00 AM
PC software, 2D graphics, and web development...mostly front end work on static HTML sites and Wordpress related stuff, although I recently added Joomla VirtueMart to my list of skills.  smiley

Oh, and I also get paid to write a lot of personalized learning paths, for people wanting to learn web development and design, with a heavy leaning towards trying to turn everyone into a well rounded full stack developer.  cheesy
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 09, 2014, 04:04:50 AM
pollywannacracker
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google playing dirty, or being a nice guy? on: September 09, 2014, 04:02:27 AM
The rule is, whatever you show to the Googlebot, you must show to the traffic that Google sends you. You can't show something different, such as a paywall that blocks content from people but isn't there for the Googlebot.

If visitors coming from Google do not see the content promised in the search results, the same content that the Googlebot saw, and they complain, a site could be slapped by Google, for cloaking...and delisted.

That doesn't mean that paywalls can't be used on other traffic, just that if the Googlebot doesn't see a paywall, neither can anyone clicking a link from their search engine, to your site.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 07, 2014, 08:34:46 AM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-bnhrFnVcY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-bnhrFnVcY</a>
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for calendar software on: September 06, 2014, 03:11:26 PM
I would recommend.
I would suggest that the required functionality of the software is the issue rather than the quality of any given download site, but for greater peace of mind you could do a search on "MonoCalendar download" in DuckDuckGo and you'd get a page of relevant hits (as I did just now), so go for it if you'd like to find out more about MonoCalendar or even (say) try it out.

But you gave the link already: http://www.monocalendar.com/  Wink
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for calendar software on: September 05, 2014, 06:18:21 PM
I tried Rainlender, and it would be great if I were looking for a basic attractive desktop widget, whose sole purpose was showing me the month at a glance (and filling my desktop with eye candy), but for what I need, even with looking through a collection or 2 of skins, I couldn't find anything that made it a large enough window to be functional. (I am not running 800x600 here)

Also tried a portable version of the old Sunbird, but it doesn't handle overlapping events correctly, splitting them and causing a misalignment where event #1 ends and event #2 continues.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 05, 2014, 03:50:29 AM
beginning
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 04, 2014, 11:58:54 PM
ice
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 04, 2014, 07:41:29 PM
spider
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 04, 2014, 02:19:16 PM
tofu
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 04, 2014, 07:33:37 AM
[attach=1]
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 04, 2014, 06:33:30 AM
biofuel
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 03, 2014, 11:52:15 AM
[attach=1]
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 03, 2014, 08:01:11 AM
brutality
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for calendar software on: September 03, 2014, 07:56:59 AM
Got a reply from eM's support: https://forum.emclient.co...ndar-only?#reply_14723076

Quote
Hi April, after installing eM client, just skip the initial account setup and do not setup any account.
When the application loads go to Tools > Settings > General, and check the option to "Show local folders".

This should display a Local folder item on the list in the left sidebar. Switch to the calendar view and right click this item, or select one of the calendars to start using your local calendar.

If you want to use the application for calendars only you can also hide all the other tabs from the sidebar by right clicking them and unchecking the option to show the selected.

Hope this helps, let me know if you need more help with the setup.

Regards,
Paul.

So, I am all set!  Thanks! Thmbsup
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