Latest posts of: Deozaan - DonationCoder.com
Welcome Guest.   Make a donation to an author on the site August 01, 2015, 07:15:06 PM  *

Please login or register.
Or did you miss your validation email?


Login with username and password (forgot your password?)
Why not become a lifetime supporting member of the site with a one-time donation of any amount? Your donation entitles you to a ton of additional benefits, including access to exclusive discounts and downloads, the ability to enter monthly free software drawings, and a single non-expiring license key for all of our programs.


You must sign up here before you can post and access some areas of the site. Registration is totally free and confidential.
 
Check out and download the GOE 2007 Freeware Challenge productivity tools.
   
  Forum Home Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  
  Show Posts
      View this member's profile 
      donate to someone Donate to this member 
Pages: Prev 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 275 Next
51  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 20, 2015, 07:18:01 PM
I read somewhere (can't remember where) that Windows 10 will officially be supported until 2020, with long-term support going until 2025.

That sounds very much like the life cycle of all past editions of Windows. So what's up with that? huh

I'll try to find the link again.

EDIT: Found it!

According to an updated support document published to Microsoft’s site, the company will offer “mainstream support” for Windows 10 through October 13, 2020, and “extended support” (that is, how long you can expect Microsoft to issue Windows 10 security fixes) through October 14, 2025.

For those keeping score at home, the five-year mainstream support and ten-year extended support periods are more or less in line with the support cycles for Windows Vista, 7, and 8, so you won’t be cut off early, support-wise, with Windows 10.

Read the entire article here: http://www.pcworld.com/ar...-fixes-for-ten-years.html
52  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca on: July 18, 2015, 12:27:12 AM
I'm still waiting on the Mint 17.2 XFCE's official release. But the upgrade from 17 to 17.1 went smoothly for me. I can't imagine it would get worse going from 17 or 17.1 to 17.2.
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ooh, CarotDAV portable ROCKS! on: July 17, 2015, 07:50:28 PM
Nice and just a note from the CarotDAV website so everyone knows...

Quote
By default, passwords are saved with no encryption. -> In the setting file, there are login IDs and raw passwords. By default, it is not encrypted. If you want to avoid risk, use master password.

Weird. The website also says (emphasis added):

Quote
Includes automatic file-splitting (e.g. OneDrive's 25 meg file size limit) and doesn't store passwords in plain text. For additional security, a master password can be set.
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I need a physics/chemistry/engineering/science forum on: July 17, 2015, 03:04:02 PM
stackexchange is ritualistic detail freaks and grammar-nazis

You didn't capitalize the first word of your sentence or end it with punctuation. Angry

tongue cheesy Grin
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 17, 2015, 02:59:13 PM
The 101240 OOBE has a whole new feel (and EULA Acceptance) to it.

Anyone got a link to the EULA? I got careless and clicked through it without reading it, thinking it was the same one I accepted when I signed up for the Windows Insider Program.

Heh. I just realized that acronym is WIP, which is often used to mean "Work In Progress."
56  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread on: July 16, 2015, 10:47:11 PM
Very cool!
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 16, 2015, 04:57:34 PM
Here's an article with links and information on getting an ISO of the (RTM?) build 10240:

http://www.computerworld....m-build-10240-itbwcw.html
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 16, 2015, 03:31:34 PM
I found this link which says it's normal for build 10240 to not show the build watermark, and has instructions on how to find your version:

Next screen is Windows version screen. We can tell you the way to this application if you never tried earlier. Just type winver in Run box.
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 16, 2015, 02:26:15 PM
Is it just me or does 10240(?) no longer show the build number in the corner of the screen anymore? How am I supposed to know what build I'm on without that thing?  Sad

Let me rephrase. Can anyone confirm (or deny) that File Explorer jump lists work in their copy of Windows 10, any build?
I've got 5 Win10 VMs running currently and they all work fine (both pinned and frequent).

Thank you for replying. I wonder if I'm going to have to reinstall from scratch to fix this. Hope not!

Mine seem to work as well.
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 16, 2015, 12:03:27 AM
Logical Fallacies, the illustrated guide. Nice.  smiley

If you like logic, argumentation, and fallacies, you'll enjoy this:

http://imgur.com/a/QDbyt#0

Oh, and if you like football, that's a bonus too. smiley
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Using a Webcam as a security camera -- software suggestions? on: July 15, 2015, 02:04:22 PM
If you set up a program like OBS to just record your webcam, you can leave it running while you're gone, just doing a Replay Buffer (of, say a minute) and then hook into that (or some global hotkeys or something) from some motion detection hardware/software to tell it to start streaming when it detects motion. This will allow you to watch your home get robbed in realtime!

And if the thief shuts down your PC in the middle of the stream, the streaming site (such as Twitch.tv) will have the stream automatically archived for a few days so you can save it or download it or view it.
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How do you resist buying ever more powerful PCs? on: July 15, 2015, 01:59:01 AM
I just look at my bank account the day after payday... no resistance required.  Sad  tongue

But how do you resist on the day of payday? tongue
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: UK to ban encrypted messenger services to combat the specter of ISIS on: July 14, 2015, 09:06:13 PM
Yes. Perfect plan! Because criminals obey all laws, especially the ones that ban them from doing certain things or using certain things.

And we will soon be able to enjoy all communication of the UK government, as well as access to all UK bank accounts.
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Patch your Flash! Version 18.0.0.203 (July 08, 2015) on: July 14, 2015, 05:53:21 PM
Firefox has become pretty aggressive at blocking vulnerable Flash versions. So maybe it's not necessary to uninstall Flash?
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How do you resist buying ever more powerful PCs? on: July 14, 2015, 03:29:47 PM
I generally don't get a temptation to buy more powerful stuff unless there's some aspect of my current gear that I'm very unhappy with. Would I like a faster CPU or more RAM or larger storage? Sure! But what I have is doing me just fine for now. But sometimes I run into issues with things that aren't working to my satisfaction.

For example, for the past couple of years, my GPU has been causing me grief. The GPU itself is pretty good and can handle just about every game I've tried on it at 1080p with the highest settings without issue. And it can almost do the same at 2K (2560x1440). But it has only a single fan, which is of poor quality. It already failed once and got replaced, and the replacement started to show similar signs of failure/wearing out after only a few months.

So every once in a while I wonder if I should buy another GPU. But for the most part, I'm still satisfied with what I have.


Even when I am actively wanting/hoping to upgrade to something more powerful, I don't buy it until I can afford it. My definition of being able to afford something is having the money budgeted and set aside specifically for that thing. It's not whether I can afford payments buying it on credit. It's not whether I have enough money in the bank (and potentially forgetting about big payment X coming up next month the money was supposed to be used on).


So for me, it comes down to having a need/use for it, then saving up the money for it. And once I'm at that point, I don't have any reservations about buying it.

Buying something you can't afford is a big no-no. Buying something you can afford but don't need (or have a use for) can be an issue, depending on the circumstances. But IMO, if you need or have a use for something, and you can afford it, go for it!
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: July 12, 2015, 10:57:51 PM
But I have to admit I got totally lost on the subject of rebasing. Usually when I had trouble following the descriptive text, I could look at the illustrations and figure out exactly what was going on. But I'm still not grasping how rebasing works or exactly what it does after having fully read the text and studied the illustrations for some time.

Among other things, the following has a section on rebasing with images:

  https://marklodato.github.io/visual-git-guide/index-en.html

There's also this:

  https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Git-Branching-Rebasing

Do those help at all?

Thanks for these links.

I've been reading more about rebasing from various sources over the past few days (I can't remember specifically from where) and I think I'm understanding it better. In fact, the book that I initially said totally lost me while it described rebasing in the introductory chapter goes into much further detail in the next chapter or two.

I think I've done enough research into Git to feel at least comfortable enough to try it out. And if I can handle it, I may end up making the switch (for future projects) from Mercurial to Git.

Thanks again, ewemoa!

Just to muddy the waters here a bit, it looks like a new desktop version of git is coming, promising "the same, native experience on OS X and Windows operating systems":
desktop.github.com

This looks interesting, but looks like it is specifically for Github. Not for Git in general. I don't use Github for my own repos because they don't allow private repos for free. That said, I signed up anyway because I do have a github account and I do follow/star/watch many repos on Github, and I'm kind of a fan of the whole gist (version controlled pastebin) thing.
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: July 12, 2015, 08:08:33 PM
as for the tv -- i used a wall mount even though it places the tv almost exactly same place a tv stand would put it, just so it would leave the top of the cabinet uncluttered.

Thanks. I was seeing that plank going down behind the cabinet and thought maybe you had built in the plank/wallmount onto the cabinet.
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Question re archiving/retrieving directories and subdirs using Mercurial on: July 12, 2015, 06:49:53 PM
Mercurial contains the entire repository history in that .hg folder. So the answer to your question is, yes, you can backup the .hg folder and reconstruct everything in the repository (at the date it was backed up) from that.

You would do it by running the update command to whichever revision you wanted. I use a GUI interface so I'm a little unsure about the exact command you'd run, but something like "hg update tip" should make the folder/file structure to be exactly as it was as of the most recent revision (at the time of backing up the .hg folder).

If you use something like TortoiseHg, you could visually browse the repository and manually update to specific revisions by right clicking the one you want and selecting Update from the context menu.

You may want to consider having copies of your repositories on a site like http://bitbucket.com/, which allows you to have private repos (for free) which will essentially automatically handle backing things up for you, as you can just push or pull to/from the bitbucket repo to backup/restore things.
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: July 12, 2015, 06:27:16 PM
Can we get more details on the spring loaded speaker cover?

Also, does your new cabinet include a TV mount? Or is it a wall mount?
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 10, 2015, 07:42:49 PM

Reminds me of this:

[attachimg=#]
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: July 08, 2015, 07:35:46 PM
Check out the part that starts:

Quote
While that's true and important on the conceptual level, it is NOT true at the storage level.
Git does use deltas for storage.

toward the end of http://stackoverflow.com/...ore-files/8198276#8198276

I don't know about being more efficient than any other system, but regarding storing deltas, I have seen that claim in a few other places (sorry, didn't find references so far).

Aha! So Git stores data contents as blobs, and then stores a delta of the blobs, rather than a delta of the files. That makes more sense. And I also think that also makes sense that it's more efficient than other systems, since (AFAIK) they all store data on a file level. Therefore if you move or rename a file, you get things being stored multiple times.

Thanks! (Now to look into the other links you provided me...)
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: July 08, 2015, 04:53:14 PM
I read through Chapter 2 of Git Internals and almost all of it made sounds and sounds really nice. But I have to admit I got totally lost on the subject of rebasing. Usually when I had trouble following the descriptive text, I could look at the illustrations and figure out exactly what was going on. But I'm still not grasping how rebasing works or exactly what it does after having fully read the text and studied the illustrations for some time.


Also, I'm a little confused about something with regard to how Git stores blobs. I like how it doesn't care about files or filenames, and that if the content is the same, it will only store it once. But doesn't that mean if you make one tiny change to a file, it has to store the entire file again as if it was a brand new file? Shouldn't that make the size of the repo huge?

On the other hand, as I understand Mercurial, it stores diffs, but this can mean that duplicate files or move/renamed files are stored multiple times in the same repo, increasing storage size as well.

I do rename or move files occasionally, but I modify existing files a lot more often than I move/rename them. But doesn't this fundamental difference in how each DVCS store data mean that Git repos will generally be larger than Mercurial repos? Or is there something else I'm not grasping?


Finally (at least for now) I'm still a bit unsure about Garbage Collection. Or the fact that in Git, parts of your history can simply disappear. It seems worrisome that things can disappear and be as if they never existed in the repo. In some cases, I can see how that would be nice (like if you accidentally included a file you didn't have permission to distribute), but the description in Chapter 2 seemed to indicate that things would somewhat often be garbage collected through normal use of Git. Scary! I had assumed that to make things disappear as if they'd never existed, it would require some advanced and very intentional edits to the history.

Maybe I just haven't yet gotten to the part where he goes into further detail about what circumstances will cause garbage collection which will allay all my fears/concerns, but for now with what little info I have about it, it's somewhat alarming.
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: July 08, 2015, 04:37:31 PM
The new furniture definitely looks much nicer. Nice work! Thmbsup
74  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Delete every N files, or keep only every N files on: July 08, 2015, 02:58:18 PM
While I think it would be nice to have a simple front-end GUI to make changing the settings a little easier, it works well enough to consider it done.

Thanks again, Skwire! Thmbsup
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: July 08, 2015, 01:53:44 AM
(for instance chapter 2 of Git Internals)

OK, why the smurf is that PDF written/designed in landscape mode? huh

But thanks for the other tips. I never really messed much with SourceTree for committing things. But after playing around with it for a few minutes, prompted by your tip, I do feel that it (using a Git repository) actually gives me more control than TortoiseHg (Mercurial repository) does to stage specific lines of code rather than what it calls entire hunks. That's really cool!

The Stash feature seems to be an all-or-nothing affair, which, if true, seems a bit unfortunate. I'd love to have the same level of control as the staging area for what I want to stash and what I don't. But with the optional exception of "keeping all staged changes", it seems to stash every change, reverting the repo back to a clean slate. Bummer!

EDIT: After further testing, SourceTree seems to work the same way with Mercurial shelves. But it's actually worse since there is no staging area, so it really is all-or-nothing. That's too bad. I know from TortoiseHg that shelving can be much more selective/precise than that. But I guess that lets me know that Git Stashes could probably be more selective as well if I had a better tool to do it.
Pages: Prev 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 275 Next
DonationCoder.com | About Us
DonationCoder.com Forum | Powered by SMF
[ Page time: 0.051s | Server load: 0.08 ]


Share on Facebook
submit to reddit