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51  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
52  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Delete every N files, or keep only every N files on: April 22, 2015, 08:31:47 PM
Yeah, that script definitely caused issues. I moved all the images that were already kept into another directory so it could just resume from where it left off and started the script up again. Here are some screenshots of behavior I saw.

As expected, it immediately maxed out my CPU usage to 100% and made my computer somewhat sluggish (occasional "hiccups" of unresponsiveness). I opened the task manager to take a look at the CPU usage and noticed the RAM usage climbing sky high:

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RAM usage kept climbing, so I closed out Chrome, Firefox, and other misc. programs, anything using more than 100MB of RAM got shut down.

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The RAM kept climbing up, but soon peaked around 13-14GB of RAM(!), and then started alternating between going down and climbing back up, like so:

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And to get an idea of how fast/slow the files were being deleted, here's an animated gif:

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I lowered the process priority so it wouldn't slow down my PC and left it running for a few hours while I was away from my PC again. It eventually finished the job, though I'm not sure how long it took.

Final results of the cull: ~80,000 files totaling ~80GB reduced to ~13,000 files totaling ~13GB. I guess that means the average filesize is about 1MB per image.
53  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Delete every N files, or keep only every N files on: April 22, 2015, 11:15:13 AM
Sorry I wasn't clear. I took your advice about being paranoid about file deletions, made a backup of the 80GB directory of screenshots, then I used Skwire's script to delete things. I figured if I wasn't happy with the results while it ran over night I could just restore the backup and try something else.

Starting at almost 80,000 files (~78k to be more precise) I let it run for about half an hour before I went to bed, at which point it had reduced the number of files to just below 60,000 files. So, about 20k files per half hour meant it should have finished in about 2 hours.

When I came back to my computer this morning just before 10AM, my PC was completely locked up and unresponsive. The clock still said 8:23AM, the mouse cursor wouldn't move, and ctrl-alt-delete or ctrl-shift-escape would not bring up the task manager.

After resetting my computer, I see that the AHK script didn't finish the job. There are still about 23,000 files left and there should be roughly only 13,000 when it finishes. So it still had about 10k to go before things locked up.

I'm guessing that the reason my PC locked up was due to the script, as I can't recall ever having such a total lockup on this system, and the script was putting my Core i7 2600K to near 100% usage on all cores/threads.
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Text-To-Speech Freeware? on: April 22, 2015, 01:25:03 AM
I've used Speakonia (http://www.cfs-technologies.com/home/?id=1.4) for this, but I'll take a look at some of these others, now that I know about them!

I know this is a bit of an outdated recommendation from Jimdoria, but I downloaded Speakonia this past weekend planning to use it for my Ludum Dare 32 entry since it was recommended to me as a good TTS tool by someone unassociated with DC. The installer not only tried to install additional crapware, but it made an effort to confuse the user (me) into not being sure whether "OK" meant to install the crapware or to not install the crapware.

It was something really horrible, such as "Are you sure you don't want to install any crapware? Press OK to cancel."

I opened task manager, killed the process, and mentally added Speakonia to my malware/crapware list. For that reason alone, I can only strongly suggest you avoid Speakonia at all costs! thumb down thumb down thumb down
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Google Ads to move to full HTTPS as of June 2015 on: April 22, 2015, 01:08:44 AM
I don't care if the traffic to Google ads are encrypted. I want all traffic to/from Google ads blocked, encrypted or not. cheesy
56  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Delete every N files, or keep only every N files on: April 22, 2015, 01:06:25 AM
Thanks!

I'm letting it run now, keeping only every 6th file. It doesn't win any prizes for speed, but it does seem to be working as advertised. I'll let it run overnight so it can finish its thing and I'll report back later.

Thmbsup
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: April 22, 2015, 12:59:35 AM
Cows Fascinated by the Sounds of a Didgeridoo
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqvDDsMjgH8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqvDDsMjgH8</a>

This is going off topic, but that guy's didgeridooing reminded me a lot of the beat/sounds from this song. Especially as it sounds starting around 2:50.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxPdrK8uuwY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxPdrK8uuwY</a>

EDIT: But now that I'm hearing them in such a way that I can directly compare them, they of course don't sound as similar as I thought. cheesy
58  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Delete every N files, or keep only every N files on: April 21, 2015, 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.
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The 2015 10th Anniversary DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Cheer for Victory Thread! on: April 21, 2015, 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
60  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: April 21, 2015, 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
61  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 32: April 17th-20th, 2015 on: April 21, 2015, 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/
62  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.


63  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
64  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.
65  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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66  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?
67  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/
68  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!
69  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
70  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
71  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.
72  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.
73  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.
74  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.
75  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
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