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26  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 30, 2015, 09:29:55 PM
I don't know if they're doing anything special with Office (except making it an online service, I guess). My point was just that anything I'd want to do on Windows, I wouldn't want to do on a VM that runs so slow. I'm more interested in games, or programming, or stuff I can already do in the browser on my host OS.

I'm not really interested in exploring Windows 10 as an OS. Whereas I felt that Windows Vista/7 brought enough new features and nifty design changes that I was more than willing to jump the ship from XP. But thus far I don't see anything in Windows 10 that is appealing enough to make me want it in place of Windows 7.
27  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 30, 2015, 04:48:14 PM
Yeah, it's pretty sluggish for me in VirtualBox.

Another sad thing is that I've gotten to the point with Windows 10 that I did with Ubuntu a few years ago. I get all excited about installing a new version, but once it's installed I just kind of look at the fresh/pristine desktop and think "Now what?"

Other than Windows itself, I'm not really into the Microsoft ecosystem. So I don't want to try out Outlook, or Excel, or Word, or any of the other included apps/programs. The one thing I did want to try out was Project Spartan, but even though Windows 10 popped up something asking me if I wanted to use Project Spartan to open websites, I couldn't find Spartan. Pressing the Windows key and typing in "spartan" led to no search results. huh
28  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MS-DOS Player for Win32-x64 on: April 30, 2015, 04:00:03 PM
Bummer!

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29  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 30, 2015, 03:26:33 PM
I was still having problems installing the latest Windows 10 images in VirtualBox.

It turns out that updating VirtualBox appears to have resolved the issue.
30  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 30, 2015, 03:08:19 PM
I don't know if this is real or if this guy is just faking, but...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK2ylXWn_v4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK2ylXWn_v4</a>
31  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The 2015 10th Anniversary DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Cheer for Victory Thread! on: April 30, 2015, 12:17:33 AM
Go thermometer, go!
32  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: April 30, 2015, 12:07:13 AM
Here's an amazing game. It has incredible graphics, music, and the gameplay concept was pretty cool, too!

33  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: April 29, 2015, 11:53:46 PM
Here's a simple game. It looks nice, has a cohesive art style, and is entertaining for a few minutes.

34  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Tweaking.com Registry Backup on: April 29, 2015, 01:03:59 AM
It's unfortunate the way http lower cases everything.  smiley

OTOH it did give us the world's most elaborate dick joke.

http://www.penisland.net

And this one:

http://kidsexchange.net/
35  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: April 29, 2015, 01:01:09 AM
Thanks tomos. I appreciate the feedback. smiley
36  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Time lapse video (thread) on: April 29, 2015, 12:49:19 AM
I really enjoyed this timelapse video of the making of a game in 72 hours for Ludum Dare 32.
Made by Deozaan,
more info in this post.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zYXOD1WXdE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zYXOD1WXdE</a>

I've no idea what the music is...

Thanks tomos. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

YouTube has a large collection of royalty free music which you can add to your videos. Since the timelapse was silent, I just picked a track that was approximately the same length as the video. That track is called The Darkness by MK2.

I did a search for it just now and found it here:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfGv0haKkk8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfGv0haKkk8</a>

I have more timelapse videos of my work from other game jams and similar things here:

https://www.youtube.com/p...h4BA8q9VUnKM6LXlDe2f9ttbK
37  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Matchstick - A streaming stick using Firefox OS [Kickstarter] on: April 29, 2015, 12:32:15 AM
Yeah, I was left wondering what the point was of sending out that email. It sounds like the update will install automatically the next time you power it on, so even if you were one of the few who got a device, why would you need to be notified about this version update?
38  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: April 29, 2015, 12:27:44 AM
Wintergatan - Starmachine2000

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEeiRXOlWUE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEeiRXOlWUE</a>
39  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: April 28, 2015, 04:51:17 PM
I have two comments
1. It's great fun to read these things and to experience the process vicariously.
2. Writing such things is such a good habit to get into for those serious about becoming good coders.
3. Participating in these kinds of projects that force you to conceive and then complete something "finished" with a real deadline is again such a great skill to get into the habit of.

tongue

Thanks mouser! I really appreciate your encouragement.
40  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: April 28, 2015, 04:13:24 PM
I just finished a writeup of my Ludum Dare 32 experience:


Ludum Dare 31 was not a pleasant experience for me. When it ended, I was so glad to be done with it that I didn’t even do any of the post-competition things, such as play and rate other games. I had lost all motivation and enthusiasm for the game jam. I didn’t bother to check for feedback on my own game (which mostly went unnoticed due to the way the site organizes the entries from people like me who don’t participate in post-competition activities). As I write this now, I still haven’t even written about my LD31 experience on this blog (though I’ll probably do that in the near future and retroactively date the post to something closer to when LD31 took place).

Considering how unmotivated I was to do any game programming related things after LD31, I wasn’t sure I even wanted to participate in LD32. I was concerned that it would ruin my motivation again and it would just stress me out too much. But as the starting date for LD32 came closer and closer, I found my enthusiasm increasing. Though I hadn’t fully committed to the idea of participating in LD32, I decided to make my final decision after finding out how I felt about the theme.

You can read the rest here:

http://blog.deozaan.com/2...dum-dare-32-a-postpartum/
41  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Where to watch soccer? on: April 27, 2015, 06:18:59 PM
First let me make the disclaimer that I'm mostly uninterested in sports. That said, I'm the uncle of many soccer players of various ages whom I love and support by occasionally attending their soccer games.

Make sure your expectations are set appropriately for his age and level of development (physical, mental, etc.). At that age it's more about developing proper motor skills and coordination rather than having any kind of grand strategy--especially when you/he probably can't expect his other teammates to be properly trained in taking advantage of the teamwork required to make use of any kind of strategy. Be patient as he learns the basics by chasing the ball around and getting a lucky kick in every once in a while. The rest will come in time, given continued dedication to the sport.

But as for the videos--which I think are a great idea to feed his passion and keep his interest in the sport--you could probably try YouTube.
42  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: April 27, 2015, 05:48:36 PM
Here's one called Troll Smakkin', by a collaboration called Shimmergloom:

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This was our first ever ludum dare, it was lots of fun. Our take on an unconventional weapon is a shovel-axe that you can use to chuck blocks behind you or damage your enemies.

Any block that is chucked will carry the object on top of it too! Chucking cacti will cause them to explode and spawn new cacti. The trolls chase you during the night but at dawn they turn to stone. Petrified trolls drop hearts when they die.

See how many days you can survive!

It's a good looking game. I found the controls awkward, and it cramped up my hand/wrist while I was trying to play.
43  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: April 27, 2015, 05:40:12 PM
Thanks for posting your reviews. I played all the ones you linked in here.


I found a bug that made this one really easy. You can buy tower upgrades even if you have no money!
44  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: New WordPress exploit makes it easy to hijack wp sites - fix just released on: April 27, 2015, 03:16:22 PM
One of the nice things about WordPress is that it automatically updates itself with critical security updates, so issues like this get taken care of automatically.

That said, I just manually updated to 4.2.1 when I went to write a post on my site. So it's nice to know I'm safe from this particular exploit either way. :-D
45  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: PayPal about to claim rights in all IP sold/licensed using PayPal for payments on: April 26, 2015, 10:48:17 PM
That's why I didn't get it.  The first thing I thought was "Cool!  A way for them to monetize their contributions!"  I guess I was in the minority with that thought process.

I don't get the problem with (read: uproar about) the idea that modders should be able to charge for their work. But what I don't like about it is that the modder only gets a 25% cut. That's hardly worth it unless you charge a lot of money for your mod.

But that's off topic for this thread, so I'll stop here.
46  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your Stuff Really Is Breaking Faster Than It Used To on: April 26, 2015, 06:55:50 PM
And that 1-2 year max on a phone is pure hyperbole.

Agreed. I think that image was made more for humor/punditry than for accuracy. I'm currently using a phone (Galaxy Nexusw) that was (nearly) a year old (specs wise) when I bought it in the summer of 2012. So it's approaching 4 years old and it still works. It's sluggish as all get-out, and the battery life is even more abysmal than is standard fare these days, but it still works.

And yeah, more demands on the battery due to larger and higher quality screens means the battery doesn't last as long. Bigger screens means it's easier to break from a fall, and relying on touch input means a cracked screen possibly spells the death of the device's usefulness. Etc.
47  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: PayPal about to claim rights in all IP sold/licensed using PayPal for payments on: April 26, 2015, 03:08:30 PM
What content gets posted to PayPal? AFAIK the only "content" that PayPal facilitates moving from one person to another is money.

Someone selling something using PayPal isn't actually giving the goods to PayPal to disburse to the buyer. So I don't get what all this means. undecided
48  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your Stuff Really Is Breaking Faster Than It Used To on: April 26, 2015, 03:02:42 PM
This is relevant:

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49  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: facebook tracing on: April 25, 2015, 06:04:52 PM
If you use Facebook Messenger on your phone/mobile device, there's a setting in there to allow the Messenger to show your location to the people you chat with. It is enabled by default and uses your precise (GPS) location.

I don't know where/how to find that setting on the Facebook website in the browser, but if/when your browser requests access to your location, there should be a notification and you can just press disallow. (If you've previously allowed it, it probably remembers your choice and will continue to allow it in the future. In this case, go into your browser settings and remove Facebook from the allowed sites to access your location.)
50  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Delete every N files, or keep only every N files on: April 23, 2015, 10:00:33 AM
I set up a couple of test folders, each with 80,000 one meg files.  From my tests, using FileRecycle will cause the issues you saw.  When I used FileDelete, the script took about five seconds to run with little to no hit to CPU and RAM.

Well shoot! Looks like I picked the wrong one. Thanks for getting to the bottom of this. And thanks for the script in the first place. Thmbsup
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