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1  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Delete every N files, or keep only every N files on: Today at 06:12:38 PM
Hi folks,

When I do Ludum Dare, I take screenshots which I can compile into a timelapse video. This means that over the course of 72 hours I often end up with around 80,000 to 120,000 screenshots. I've recently decided that I don't need to take so many screenshots and the timelapse video will be just fine, either by being shorter or having a slower framerate. But that's all kind of beside the point.

So basically, I have ~80,000+ files all in the format of ss######.png (where the #s are actually digits, such as ss000001.png) and I'd like a utility that will allow me to easily cull them down such that I either delete every N images, or perhaps even more effective, delete all of them except every N images.

Is there already a utility that exists to do this? If not, can one be provided as a Coding Snack?

Thanks.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The 2015 10th Anniversary DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Cheer for Victory Thread! on: Today at 04:40:24 PM
Congratulations mouser for the successful fundraiser and for the amazing community you have fostered here! It's really great to see the generosity of so many helping to keep this site going.

As for the fundraiser themed "LOLMousers," I was planning to make more of them for this fundraiser, but that site (cheezburger.com) has devolved into something that is no longer LOLCats. Sad
3  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: Today at 04:27:01 PM
I played your entry, Deo, and I enjoyed it! I even beat it.  The damn robots scared the hell out of me.  I think you did a great job with the theme.  thumbs up

Thanks! I appreciate the feedback.  Kiss

I found a fun little tower defense about poultry birds on a farm, which will at least get a quick writeup. But I figured out an "artful pattern" pretty quick, and then my computer couldn't handle past level 19, so I took a screen shot and then had to close it down.

No links or screenshots? Cool
4  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: Today at 12:28:55 AM
Phew! Ludum Dare 32 is officially over. Now there will be about 3 weeks of playing/rating games before the final results are announced.

I submitted my entry a few hours ago, then went out to eat dinner to celebrate. I'll post a more thorough write-up of my experience with this LD later, but the short of it is this:

This one started out rather frustrating, and I ended up scrapping about 3-4 ideas (after spending precious hours on each of them!) and I even gave up a couple of times. Shortly after I gave up For RealsTM, I had another idea and decided to try it out. It ended up working for me, though by then most of my available free time had been used up on the scrapped ideas. Therefore, this one is really rough and not very polished. That said, it's still a success and I feel pretty good about the outcome.

Here's a link to my entry:


And don't forget you can browse all entries here:
http://ludumdare.com/comp...m-dare-32/?action=preview

Though I prefer the look and organization of the entries as listed here:
http://ludumdare.itch.io/
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: April 19, 2015, 01:03:45 AM
This is me when I notice there are brownies in the microwave.


6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: BitTorrent Sync 2.0 Sucks! on: April 18, 2015, 11:09:34 PM
I tried Syncthing and couldn't get it to work for me.

I'm still happily using my copy of BTSync 1.x. Thmbsup
7  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: April 17, 2015, 08:03:25 PM
The theme for LD32 is:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8H1jUvqJFE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8H1jUvqJFE</a>

See you all in ~72 hours. I'm going to give it a shot.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 16, 2015, 07:39:45 PM
Let's get this thread back on topic:

Running an app after finishing a refactor:

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9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Youtube Subscription Channels on: April 12, 2015, 02:28:21 PM
I'm not sure how different this is - above is subscription for one channel, IIUC this below is a general YT subscription.

YouTube's paid subscription offering takes shape — and it's almost here (The Verge)

this caught my eye:

Quote
And YouTube's carrot comes with a stick — creators are required to participate in the subscription offering, or every video on their channels will be set to private, sources said. The move will likely upset some creators, who may object to aspects of the program.

Does this mean I get paid when a subscriber watches my videos even if they don't see any ads?
10  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: April 12, 2015, 02:22:52 PM
Voting for the theme has begun!

http://ludumdare.com/comp...e-32-theme-voting-begins/
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The 2015 10th Anniversary DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Cheer for Victory Thread! on: April 10, 2015, 12:27:24 PM
Woohoo!  Goooooo thermometer, go!
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 10, 2015, 12:25:56 PM
I read lately about the name Hitler being used for a child in the States, I think it might even have been the middle name for a girl - but cant find it now - not worth finding really...

If you're talking about the same story I'm thinking about, it was a boy, and his name was "Adolf Hitler [Surname]" and the part that made it notable or newsworthy (as I recall) was that Child Protective Services threatened to take him away from his parents. But I can't remember the details of why or what eventually happened.

But none of this is really on topic for this thread. :-D
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help Archive Team save Friendfeed's content on: April 08, 2015, 03:05:27 AM
Holy carp. It's virtually finished!

There are no more items on the to-do list. And there are only about 1,500 items checked out that are awaiting finalization. I suspect if they time out, Kenshin will nab them up very quickly and take care of it. Kenshin did over 70% of the total archiving!

I guess I can shut my Warrior down. There's nothing left for me to do.

Thmbsup
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help Archive Team save Friendfeed's content on: April 07, 2015, 07:29:18 PM
For anyone interested, you can watch the rescue in real-time, here: http://tracker.archiveteam.org/friendfeed/

No wonder I can't do anything! Kenshin is doing like a bajillion items per minute! I just keep getting messages saying things like:

"Tracker rate limiting is active. We don't want to overload the site we're archiving, so we've limited the number of downloads per minute. Retrying after 300 seconds..."

Impressive!

P.S. The first two items I did took over 10 hours each. Everything else has gone much faster. I guess I just got a couple of accounts who posted a bajillion things on their friendfeeds.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help Archive Team save Friendfeed's content on: April 06, 2015, 06:45:45 PM
It's pretty easy to set up. Just install virtualbox (or use the portable edition) and then follow the other few steps they have there.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help Archive Team save Friendfeed's content on: April 06, 2015, 01:12:39 PM
Though I am looking into setting up a "Warrior" myself, DC probably isn't the best place to find 1,000 volunteers. You might get better visibility for this using reddit or slashdot or something.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Busy Body Browsers on: April 04, 2015, 01:27:20 PM
it's not quite as bad as saying "We refuse to download this software because it will probably give you cancer", but you can see where we are going

But they already do that as well:

http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=38693.0

Chrome just says the file is malicious and the only option is to dismiss the notification. You actually have to open your recent downloads list to be able to override this behavior and download the file. Chrome itself does not mention this workaround.
18  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: April 02, 2015, 11:22:49 PM
Ludum Dare 32 is fast approaching. Only 14 days until it begins.

This thread can be used for any and all discussion of LD32 and the games that result from it. I've entered the past three LD Jams, but felt severely burned out after the last one, so I don't know if I'm going to enter this time or not. We'll see what happens.

But in the meantime, the Theme Slaughter is going on right now! Go vote on themes you like. Slaughter the themes you hate.


See previous DC posts about Ludum Dare:
Ludum Dare 31 - (I made Worm Wars during LD31)
Ludum Dare 30 - (I made Planetary Devourers during LD30)
Ludum Dare 29 - (I made It Came From... Beneath!! during LD29)
Ludum Dare [29] topic for other games - A thread about LD29 games.
Ludum Dare 23 - (I made Be Tiny, World! during LD23, and continued to work on it and improve it for years afterward!)
Ludum Dare - Game Programming Challenges
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 02, 2015, 07:17:13 PM
Customer goes berserk for Chicken McNuggets(TM) at McDonalds drive-thru (NSFW for language):

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t20h1PWSGq4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t20h1PWSGq4</a>

According to this video (thanks edvard!) the above security footage is real, but the audio/captions are fake:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h7SFboHPQY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h7SFboHPQY</a>
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The 2015 10th Anniversary DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Cheer for Victory Thread! on: April 02, 2015, 12:14:47 PM
Woohoo! Go Cody!
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 02, 2015, 11:51:35 AM
It worked! Thmbsup

The mind control or the human sacrifice?!

ohmy

What the heck? I don't remember posting that! huh
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 01, 2015, 08:52:07 PM
It worked! Thmbsup
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 01, 2015, 12:55:11 PM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irJQDGw8Ptk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irJQDGw8Ptk</a>

This video is funnier if you watch it full screen so you can read the DOS prompt commands on the phone. cheesy
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 01, 2015, 01:20:30 AM
Funny joke. But how come the Irish guy has a name but the Polish guy doesn't?
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Introducing a New Project: Forever Flash Games on: April 01, 2015, 01:18:20 AM
I remember really liking the music. It's nice to hear it again. Thmbsup
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