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26  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do any wifi-DIRECT adapters actually exist? on: November 15, 2014, 09:48:41 PM
While playing around with the new Android 5.0 "Lollipop" I noticed in my "Wireless & networks" settings there's a new Wi-Fi Direct option in the advanced section.

I had no idea what it was at the time. And if I'm being honest, I basically still don't. cheesy
27  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do any wifi-DIRECT adapters actually exist? on: November 15, 2014, 08:49:46 PM
How is Wi-Fi Direct different from ad-hoc wifi? undecided
28  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 30: August 22-25, 2014 on: November 14, 2014, 02:27:01 PM
Here's a non-LD game I'd like to see your opinion on. It's definitely Phoenix-Easy.

http://blocsilent.itch.io/dance-to-the-finish

Okay, I'm gonna try to use some careful wording, because I may be missing giant creatures in the room.

What ... is this ... "piece of software" supposed to do?

If I scroll to the right for twelve seconds, I ... Win!?!

For this post I am avoiding the topic I had to work harder to avoid paying than "playing" the ... whatever it is.

So do you have any key info that I am missing, such as having adblock running?

But this thing is ringing a bell like I'm missing something huge, so officially I can't rate it yet.

I don't think you're missing anything. I saw some people praising it in my Twitter feed, saying how amazing it felt to play that game. So I checked it out and was puzzled. My reaction was similar to yours.
29  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: November 13, 2014, 10:51:26 PM
I like that one, Edvard. (c:
30  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Untitled Game on: November 13, 2014, 10:36:05 PM
The visuals haven't improved much since my last screenshot, but here's a video showing off a little bit of gameplay:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07st1NWEtuU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07st1NWEtuU</a>
31  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How The Internet Was Born. on: November 13, 2014, 07:20:21 PM
Too bad for all the typos in that infographic. Otherwise it's pretty cool.
32  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Developer Edition on: November 13, 2014, 01:23:21 AM
Looks fine to me:

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You can also Revert the Developer Edition theme:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvJwofTjsNg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvJwofTjsNg</a>
33  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: eBay AddOn via FF Update? on: November 12, 2014, 05:27:56 PM
No eBay for me.
34  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Big two day Fall sale on Gog on: November 12, 2014, 02:47:20 PM
Thanks!

Looks like a bit further down the page you can visit GOG every day and click on an image to "collect stamps" and after you do that 7 times you get The Witcher 2 and a movie for free.

Also, today is November 12. The sale ends November 25th. I'm not sure how that counts as a 2-day sale...
35  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 32bit vs 64bit question on: November 11, 2014, 06:47:28 PM
Another thing is that 64-bit programs automatically take up more memory because they need larger pointers or need to allocate larger something something or something. I'm no expert at it, so I am probably wrong about something here.

But the amount of extra memory you have to work with more than makes up for the little bit of extra memory it takes up to allocate/point to the memory.
36  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 11, 2014, 06:34:50 PM
I think I figured out encryption! At least on my Linux VM.

If you view the contact and from the contact page click "Compose" to write a message to them, encryption doesn't work. But if you just click the pen icon at the top of the screen to start composing a new message, and manually add the contacts by typing the name in and clicking on the contact from the dropdown list (should have a green padlock icon) then the message will work with encryption.

I've also been told that it can take about 5 minutes after you add a contact with encryption keys before the green padlock icon appears. (I added a new contact with key information about 20+ minutes ago and I'm still waiting for it to show up...)

I'm not sure if there's much/any difference in the two versions of Mailpile I'm running. The one I am running in my Linux VM was cloned from the release/beta branch whose last commit was in early October. The one I'm running on Windows was just using the installer. I've gotten the green padlocks to show up in Linux, but I added the contacts sometime yesterday. I can't get them to show up on my Windows copy, but it's "only" been 25 or so minutes since I added them. Mailpile is still slowly but surely trying to download all my messages from my linked Gmail account (about 45k of 75k downloaded), so I'm not sure if that slows things down or not.
37  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Developer Edition on: November 11, 2014, 04:20:35 PM
I might use this Developer Edition, if/when it's available in a portable version, since there are some differences between how Pale Moon and the latest Firefox renders pages.

Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition, Portable 35.0a2 (web browser) Released
38  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free on: November 11, 2014, 04:19:03 PM
Fixed for legibility.

Or are YOU? 
How do you know HE is doing it wrong?
Who are YOU to say HE is wrong?
YOU might be wrong!
Trololololol
haha

39  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 30: August 22-25, 2014 on: November 11, 2014, 04:17:16 PM
That's what I see, too.

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40  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 11, 2014, 04:10:27 PM
Anyone have any information on how to make Mailpile work on a portable device? The website talks about putting it on a USB, but, then why does the installation default to Program Files? I'd like to do that.

Right now I'm testing it both in a linux VM and I've got it installed on my Windows box (in Program Files).

As far as I'm aware, MailPile is exclusively a client, not a server, and you can't sync between the clients. At least, I can't seem to find a way to do that. Maybe if you could forward the port, then have it on another computer and connect to it via direct IP? You can send mail P2P, and it will be stored locally, but not sure if P2P is implemented yet. I was trying to look through the FAQ for confirmation, but the website seems to be down at the time I'm writing this.

I've tried forwarding the port but I can't seem to access the web end of Mailpile from another device on my network. )c:

I guess I could use something like BitTorrent Sync to backup/sync the Mailpile data between multiple devices. They recommend that you backup the Mailpile data file(s) anyway. But hopefully in the future the web front-end will be (optionally) exposed to the network.

So... this has been hard to test because I don't really know anyone else using GPG, but I tried setting up multiple accounts and I can't get Mailpile to actually encrypt anything. It signs the messages just fine, but can anyone get actual encryption to work? huh I click the padlock icon and nothing happens.
Not yet implemented, seemingly. Or, I believe it requires a direct connection with someone who can decrypt it, that is, someone who is also using Mailpile or similar.

It makes sense that you can't encrypt a message if you don't have the public key for the person you're sending it to (since you encrypt it using their public key). But I've added an address to my contacts with the public key, but I still can't get Mailpile to encrypt the messages. I also tried consulting the FAQ and other information, but their site is down for me, too.

What I would like to do is download all my mail from Gmail's server so that, from Google's point of view, I have no mail stored on their mail servers. I would then like to be able to access my self-hosted webserver/client where all my mail actually resides. I want the convenience of accessing my email from anywhere without actually having to store it "in the cloud" where 3rd parties can read/snoop through it.

No, IMAP does not do that. You'll have to wait until they finish implementing POP3 into it.

That is incorrect.  Most IMAP clients only download headers- but some implementations download the whole message.  It really depends on their implementation.

So IMAP can download all the mail from the server, and then remove it from the server, but keep it locally? The way POP accounts (used to) work?
41  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Call to arms on net neutrailty on: November 11, 2014, 04:00:47 PM
I'm no fan of Ted Cruz. [...] But he's about right on this. [...]

And while I actually really do like The Oatmeal... he's full of baloney.

How is he right about it? And how is The Oatmeal wrong?

I think it's a very poor analogy to compare Net Neutrality to Obamacare. Net Neutrality isn't about government restricting the speed. It's about the government telling ISPs that they cannot selectively restrict the speed of traffic. It's basically a non-discrimination clause for internet traffic.

And sure, maybe The Oatmeal isn't mentioning some of the other problems that would/could arise (such as the possibility that if ISPs can't restrict some traffic, they'll just restrict all traffic unless you pay more), but that still doesn't invalidate the things The Oatmeal is saying.
42  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 11, 2014, 01:36:41 PM
So... this has been hard to test because I don't really know anyone else using GPG, but I tried setting up multiple accounts and I can't get Mailpile to actually encrypt anything. It signs the messages just fine, but can anyone get actual encryption to work? huh I click the padlock icon and nothing happens.

So it's an email client... than I run on my computer... that has a web-server... that I can connect to from anywhere (as long as my PC is running/connected/reachable)?

Mailpile does not have a web-server. They don't own any servers. Using servers is completely optional and only available if you sync an account from a service that has servers, like Gmail.

But it does have a webserver. Or else how could you access it from your browser? You install Mailpile and it runs a web server on your local machine (localhost:33411). Which you could then theoretically access remotely.

Can IMAP also remove mail from the server like POP3 traditionally did/does? Would that make it look like it was erased/deleted from my Gmail account?

With the advent of MIME, IMAP2 was extended to support MIME body structures and add mailbox management functionality (create, delete, rename, message upload) that was absent from IMAP2.
This then carried over to IMAP4, which is the current implement. Now, this could be just referencing the local structure, but I'm not really sure.

I think I failed to accurately describe what I meant. I know that IMAP can delete, rename, create, etc. emails. But as I understand it, IMAP connects to the server and makes changes on the server, leaving all your mail on the server. Whereas POP would download everything from the server so that once it was finished checking your mail, your mail was no longer on the server.

What I would like to do is download all my mail from Gmail's server so that, from Google's point of view, I have no mail stored on their mail servers. I would then like to be able to access my self-hosted webserver/client where all my mail actually resides. I want the convenience of accessing my email from anywhere without actually having to store it "in the cloud" where 3rd parties can read/snoop through it.
43  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 30: August 22-25, 2014 on: November 10, 2014, 06:48:24 PM
Per sort categories, do you know if it pulls the same games in the same order?

I believe so, but I haven't done anything to absolutely verify that to be the case.
44  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 10, 2014, 06:37:36 PM
Quote from the Known Issues part of the release notes (emphasis added):

IMAP
  • There may be noticable delays between when a message is downloaded and when it appears in UI
  • Does not yet recognize whether messages are "new" or already read (so all are marked as new)
  • Can not yet delete from server or otherwise synchronize local changes
  • Non-ASCII characters in folder names are not properly decoded
  • Support for STARTTLS is missing

Having all messages marked as new is annoying, but can be dealt with. But being unable to synchronize any local changes basically makes MailPile read-only as far as organizing your mail goes.  Can't delete or mark as spam or archive or sort into any various folder/tags and have your changes saved on the server. So it's kind of worthless for reading Gmail right now. And since POP3 doesn't work at all, IMAP with the above limitations is the best you get for now.

I really like the idea of MailPile and I'm looking forward to it being developed a bit more fully. It looks really cool. I'd really like to use it.

One question I have that I can't find the answer to is this, there's an option to Download mail from the Server or Do Not Download. I'm not sure what this does. I thought IMAP left the mail on the server so it can be accessed (quickly) from multiple devices/locations. Whereas POP3 downloaded the mail from the server so that only the device that connected to the server would get the mail.

Is this a fundamental misunderstanding on my part? Can IMAP also remove mail from the server like POP3 traditionally did/does? Would that make it look like it was erased/deleted from my Gmail account? Would that then allow me to use my MailPile client as a "server" which I can access from multiple devices/sources?
45  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 10, 2014, 01:53:46 PM
I'm confused. The features make it sound like an email server. But they say repeatedly that it's just an email client. I guess I need to research a bit more on how email works behind the scenes.

So it's an email client... than I run on my computer... that has a web-server... that I can connect to from anywhere (as long as my PC is running/connected/reachable)?

But I'd still need to use e.g., Google's SMTP servers to send and receive mail?

I think I like it. I've downloaded it. I'll install it and see how it goes.
46  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 30: August 22-25, 2014 on: November 10, 2014, 12:50:34 PM
Here's a non-LD game I'd like to see your opinion on. It's definitely Phoenix-Easy.

http://blocsilent.itch.io/dance-to-the-finish
47  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 09, 2014, 11:58:45 PM
[EDIT] Mailpile was previously discussed on DC in this thread. [/EDIT]

Anyone else excited?

It's generally considered good form to include a link to what you're talking about.

Mail clients that are brower-based make me sad. Sad

This was my opinion ("I feel sorry for people who use webmail") until I started using Gmail. Then I started feeling sorry for people who didn't use Gmail. Nothing has done email nearly as well as Gmail.

Or maybe I'm misunderstanding what "browser-based" means in this case...
48  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Untitled Game on: November 09, 2014, 01:41:47 AM
Earlier today I posted a sneak peak image of the game in it's very early stages. It looked like this:

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After others had seen that image with my awful placeholder graphics, I had a few comments in IRC about how awful the game looked (they said it more tactfully than that). Mouser mentioned that it looked like an old Atari 2600 game. TaoPhoenix asked me if I could use some of the visual resources I'd used for my LD30 game to make it look better. I knew it looked awful. I hadn't started working on making it look pretty yet. That was going to happen later. I had only blocked out a few visual elements so I could prototype and get the game working as quickly as possible. But to try to appease some of the visual concerns, I quickly added some colors and took another screenshot.

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But it still looked like an Atari 2600 game. Only this time in color. Further discussion about the graphics motivated me to start spending time on making it prettier right away. So I focused on the visuals for a few hours and while it's still a work in progress, here's how things look now:

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I'm glad I spent the time doing this. Now that it looks nicer it also seems a lot more fun to play, even though virtually nothing has changed gameplay wise.

So thanks for motivating me to polish it up! Thmbsup
49  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Untitled Game on: November 08, 2014, 06:59:52 PM
I just updated the main post with a sneak peek.
50  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Untitled Game on: November 08, 2014, 09:23:59 AM
I don't go into the basement. It's dark and scary down there.
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