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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: For better security, maybe it's time to abandon e-mail? on: December 21, 2014, 03:54:00 PM
Bonus side effect: No spam!(?)
2  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application) on: December 20, 2014, 08:24:27 PM
Sweet! Thanks!
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Looking for Kubuntu Plasma 5.1 that works with VMWare Player on: December 20, 2014, 08:43:46 AM
Thanks ewemoa. It seems the issue for me was as simple as disabling 3D acceleration. I can now boot into the LiveCD on VirtualBox without issue.

This is on the 14.10 Plasma5 edition.

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4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Looking for Kubuntu Plasma 5.1 that works with VMWare Player on: December 19, 2014, 05:20:57 PM
If I boot directly to the plasma I get black screen or scrambled eggs.  Just not worth the effort.

I'm experiencing similar video errors when attempting to install Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4 or 5 in VirtualBox. I can't get it installed because the graphics are messed up. :-/
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Looking for Kubuntu Plasma 5.1 that works with VMWare Player on: December 19, 2014, 07:18:15 AM
Do any of these Known Problems/Known Plasma 5 Problems seem to fit your issue?

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-14.10
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: which phone? on: December 18, 2014, 03:35:49 PM
OMG, how long has that been there?

Years. Grin
7  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: All Packt Publishing eBooks and Videos are $5 today on: December 18, 2014, 03:34:23 PM
Thanks!
8  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Handmade Hero - Game made from scratch with each line of code explained on: December 18, 2014, 12:54:49 PM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2dxjOjWHxQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2dxjOjWHxQ</a>

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What is Handmade Hero?
Handmade Hero is an ongoing project to create a complete, professional-quality game accompanied by videos that explain every single line of its source code.
Is it a simple game, for teaching purposes?
Quite the opposite! The game design has been specifically tailored to require more complex code than exists in most game designs. Sophisticated procedural level generation, intricate item interactions, and globally propagated effects are just some of the many aspects of the game that will be implemented during the series.
Are the videos just recordings of someone coding?
No! Although 100% of the programming for the game is captured in the videos, each step is also accompanied by continuous explanation of what is going on and why. It is meant to serve as a de facto class on game programming.



from http://www.tigsource.com/2014/12/17/handmade-hero/
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application) on: December 17, 2014, 02:12:22 AM
I found another bug:

If I click Load directory for md5 checksums, then click Load Directory for files to check, it will add an extra \ to the path if I load from the root of a drive, and will therefore consider the file to be "new" instead of matching it to previously saved checksums.

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And now that the GUI is disabled while verifications are in progress, this includes the scrollbar, which means if you are scrolled down (or up?) then you can't see the results of scans as they're happening, other than the status bar at the bottom of the application. It would be nice if the application would keep the most recent results on screen by scrolling the list automatically as checksums are verified.
10  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge, Android App: WhenLast on: December 10, 2014, 07:27:12 PM
also it looks like its not doing a good job of highlighting the current section ("Home") in lolipop.

Yeah, I added another section ("Work") and I can't tell which one is the current section. There is no indication on the screen. Except, I suppose, that "Home" has 2 entries and "Work" has 1 entry.

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11  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge, Android App: WhenLast on: December 10, 2014, 06:53:23 PM
Seems to work fine in my tests.

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The grey colors are kind of boring and ugly in Lollipop's Material Design theme.

12  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application) on: December 10, 2014, 06:26:50 PM
Thanks!

Another issue I've noticed is that when I create/verify a bunch of checksums, with some new files added to the mix, if I save the file, SFV Ninja doesn't "reload" the md5 file. So the files I've generated checksums are are still considered "new" and will generate/verify them again if I add more files and click the "verify new" button again.

Not only that, but if I verify a bunch of new files, then save the checsums to a md5 file, then load the md5 file, the files are all still considered new. I have to clear the list first, then load the md5 file before the checksums appear in the "saved checksum" column.

It would be nice if, upon saving the file, all the checksums would be moved over to the "Saved Checksum" column. This would prevent checksums from being generated repeatedly. I suppose this could be "faked" by just clearing the list and reloading the newly saved file immediately.
13  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application) on: December 09, 2014, 02:49:02 PM
I've been using this again recently and I've discovered 2 (possibly related) bugs:

  • If you clear the list while it is verifying files, it will keep verifying files. Or at least the one it was working on.
  • If you delete a file from the list while it is still verifying files, it will not update the correct rows.

On that last one, what I mean is this:

Say I have 10 files I'm verifying. And it gets through the first 5 and is working on #6. But I realize I don't care about #4, so I click on it and press Delete. Well, now #6 is #5 and #5 is #4, etc. But when it finishes verifying the file, it will write the data in the 6th row.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Show us a photo of your mutt or other creatures.. on: December 09, 2014, 02:04:18 PM
I hope you don't mind... These images reminded me of Disney/Pixar's Up.

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15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi project: wireless file server on: December 09, 2014, 12:52:24 AM
Re. BTSync, having used it across both LAN and Internet I'd say it's fine if you only want to sync up to a couple of thousand files total.  I uninstalled it after using it for 12+ months because for 30,000+ files it was more annoying than it was worth.

What was the problem? Was it the sheer number of files or was it more to do with them being interspersed all over your hard drive?
16  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 31: December 5th-8th, 2014 on: December 08, 2014, 10:59:47 PM
Phew! It's over. I submitted my entry a little over 2 hours ago and have just returned from a celebration breakfast/dinner (breakfunner) at IHOP.

I had a bit of a harder time with this one than previous ones, but I still had a finished game by the end of it, so it's a success. If anyone wants to see the game I made, you can find it here:

http://ludumdare.com/comp...tion=preview&uid=3156

And you can browse all LD31 entries on Itch.io here:

http://ludumdare.itch.io/
17  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 31: December 5th-8th, 2014 on: December 05, 2014, 07:35:07 PM
Ludum Dare 31 starts in about 25 minutes.

I'll be streaming my development off and on over the next few days, so you might be able to catch me on http://twitch.tv/Deozaan (especially Saturday and Monday).
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi project: wireless file server on: December 05, 2014, 03:53:30 PM
I watched the video which just showed the base. It said you plug in your own storage. And the product page says you need to use your own wifi router.

The base unit costs $100 and doesn't include any storage, and as previously established, doesn't provide any wireless data transfer.

Since the 2TB device you linked is $350, that means they're charging $250 for a 2TB drive (and HDD "toaster" stand, I guess, enclosed in a sleek plastic shell).

So really the thing is just a doohickey that handles syncing files across your network. You still have to provide your own storage (or pay out the nose for their storage options) and you still have to provide your own wifi adapter. You can already achieve that same functionality with just about every device that you already use or carry around with you using BTSync.

And my guess is that it's not just "plug it in and go." You probably need to set up which files/folders to sync, and where to sync them, and install their special software/apps on all your devices.

BTSync has a simple set up process, you do have to set up your folders, and install the software/apps on your devices, and it will also sync across the internet using bittorrent technology (so transfers don't have to happen all at once or fail if interrupted). And I don't have to pay $100-$350 for it. (c:

I guess I just don't see why anyone would use that thing except if they didn't know something like BTSync exists. I can't think of a single feature it has that is an improvement over BTSync, but I can think of at least a few areas where it is not as good as BTSync.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi project: wireless file server on: December 05, 2014, 01:35:21 PM
I suppose there's this too. Plug a the officially recommended TP-LINK TL-WN823N 300Mbps Wireless Mini USB Adapter into it and you're done.

Huh? $100 for a device that does what exactly?

It doesn't provide the storage. That comes separately (or as optional add-on for another $250 for 2TB (but hey, free shipping!)).
It doesn't provide the wireless data sharing. That comes separately.

So... it enables you to sync the data across your devices?

I tell you what, send me $30 and I'll tell you to just use the excellent and free BTSync to sync data across all your devices. You save $70 (which you can use to buy a TP-Link or Raspberry Pi or more storage) and we're all happy. (c:

(My incredulity isn't directed at you, 40hz, but at the folks selling that thing at such a steal.)
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX - Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) ISOs are now available for download on: December 03, 2014, 07:59:55 PM
Cool. Linux Mint has a backup utility you can use to backup files or applications. i didn't know about that. Thanks 40hz (for your info and the link which is where I found out about the backup utility)!
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi project: wireless file server on: December 02, 2014, 08:59:29 PM

Which app is that? The link is blank.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox begins its mass rollout of ads on new tab tiles on: December 02, 2014, 12:33:54 PM
So, to me this made Mozilla top of the list evil ... but they're telling us about it! Are any other browsers doing this without saying so?!

Is Sphere owned/run by Mozilla? If not then it's just advertising. If Sphere is evil, that doesn't make Mozilla evil.

Don't click the ad if you're not interested.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do any wifi-DIRECT adapters actually exist? on: December 02, 2014, 12:28:37 PM
Then how come my Android tablet suddenly has Wifi Direct capabilities because of an OS update? huh

Must not be a Samsung tablet then. All of Samsung's recent Android phones and tablets have Wi-Fi Direct implemented in them from day one. I know I should hate Samsung with all the TouchWiz and the glut of features that a lot of people call bloatware, but I got a Galaxy S5 because of the rave reviews of the screen and I just love all the functionality packed in there. Loved it so much I just bought a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 for $199.99.

Loving it as well. I used to be a die-hard Samsung hater, too. What happened?

I suppose my tablet (Asus Nexus 7 2013) could have had WiFi Direct the whole time, but the option for it wasn't in the software until recently, or maybe I never noticed the option for it until recently.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX - Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) ISOs are now available for download on: December 02, 2014, 12:10:54 PM
Is it true that you can just backup your user directory/partition and then copy those files back after an upgrade. I've heard rumors to that effect about Linux distros, but never tried that, since I'm pretty much always using it in a VM and it's easy enough for me to simply wipe and reinstall.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX - Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) ISOs are now available for download on: December 02, 2014, 12:03:50 PM
Still eagerly awaiting the release of 17.1 XFCE. (c:
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