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76  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
77  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.
78  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: July 07, 2015, 01:23:24 AM
On a side note, haven't read it recently, but at some point I found the following useful:

  https://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/GitConcepts

(Please note specifically the section about Git's staging area -- section 2.2.)

Thanks, I'll take a look at that. Though I think I need the reverse of that. A guide to migrating to Git from Mercurial.  cheesy
79  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: July 07, 2015, 01:21:18 AM
I've been reading the Git tutorials from Atlassian. Sounds like the Staging Area would cover my needs/wants for "selective commit" and the Stash (which I'm still unsure how to use) would cover my needs/wants for Hg's Shelves.

I've been using SourceTree to easily handle making/merging/closing branches for the Gitflow workflow (in Mercurial) and TortoiseHg for all the actual committing, shelving, pushing, pulling, etc.

I'll download SmartGit and see if I like that any better than SourceTree. I don't really care for SourceTree's interface, but I like how it has built-in Gitflow tools, so I keep it around for that. Though I suppose if SmartGit has better branch management than TortoiseHg (which basically doesn't have anything for creating or closing branches), I may not even need SourceTree anymore.

Then again, I think "branches" are different things in Git than they are in Mercurial...
80  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: July 07, 2015, 12:51:02 AM
My question mostly arises from the fact that since Git is the clear popular DVCS, there are new technologies/services being built to be used in conjunction with Git. My specific use/need/desire to make the transition from Mercurial to Git is that I do most of my coding for the Unity game engine, and they've recently-ish started a service called Cloud Build which will check your repository for changes, and then automatically make builds of your game for multiple platforms.

They fully support Git, and have for several months. Even on the free plan. Mercurial support was only added within about the past month, and it's locked behind a $100/mo paywall.

But I've been using Mercurial for years and am a little hesitant to just hop on over to Git. I would want to make sure that all the features that I make regular use of in Hg are (easily) available in Git. For example, I use TortoiseHg and I make liberal use of the "Shelve" feature, as well as what I'm going to call "selective commit" since I don't know the name of it. Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about:

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See how I unchecked the box so that change won't be included in the commit? It's important for me to be able to do something like that in Git about as easily as I can in TortoiseHg. I can also shelve things as entire files or selectively like that as well.
81  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: July 06, 2015, 10:25:23 PM
Anyone know of a modern comparison between Git and Mercurial? A few years ago when I first looked into them, they were both fairly new, and git hardly even worked on Windows. At the time, as a Windows user, Mercurial was the clear winner as far as ease of use and friendly tools to make the commandline stuff easier/unnecessary.

But both Git and Mercurial have been heavily developed over the years, adding who knows what features. And with the popularity of github, Git and tools for it have become developed enough that it may be worth revisiting this decision for future coding projects. I'd like to see an up to date, modern comparison of their features and tools, as I'm considering making the switch from Mercurial to Git if I feel it's worth it. Unfortunately, all my searches just give me links/information dated anywhere from 2008-2012, which was within the range of time when I originally did my research and chose Mercurial.

So, I repeat, does anyone know of a good, modern comparison of Git and Mercurial?
82  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 06, 2015, 12:57:43 AM
No additional software was ever added to the install, so it is only Windows 10 playing games with ~5GB of space. Where is it storing what and why?? The clean install has been running for 24hrs, and is still sitting at it's original ~7GB so I'm assuming it isn't the indexing service(s) using up the space. And trying to get a birds eye view with SpaceSniffer didn't yield anything useful in the way of what was using the space either.

My guess is that it keeps separate "images" (snapshots) so it can revert to a known working system if an upgrade goes bad.
83  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Any ideas for an entry-level "how to use a mouse" tutorial? on: July 05, 2015, 02:30:18 AM
Paint
84  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 03, 2015, 06:06:21 PM
Has anyone else had activation issues with 10?

Nope. I can't even remember Windows 10 asking me for any activation keys or anything, though I suppose it's possible it asked me when I first installed it several months ago.

When I upgrade, it just upgrades. It doesn't ask me for activation keys again, or say anything to me about activation.
85  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 02, 2015, 04:30:22 PM
Anyone else have problems with Windows Update saying "Downloading updates 0%" forever? Is the download so huge that an hour later it is still at 0%?

I finally managed to get my netbook to show some progress, but it interrupted itself and said it couldn't install some updates because some updates were being installed. Then it said it might help if I reboot. I rebooted, and Windows Update told me the same thing again, so this time I clicked retry and now it says "Preparing to install updates 35%" and has been "stuck" there for quite a while.

But my VM with Windows 10 is still at 0% and has been for about an hour.

EDIT: Just after I submitted this, I went to the VM and clicked around a bit and went back to Windows Update and it refreshed the screen and now it's saying 24%. So maybe it just sometimes has problems updating the progress bar or percentage/text while it's doing its thing.
86  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: July 02, 2015, 04:26:00 PM
That looks great! Thmbsup
87  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 02, 2015, 03:35:33 PM
I don't know if it was this way before, but now I see the "Settings" down by the "Power" options in the Start Menu (is it still called that?). I like that change. smiley

Oh, and this is still on build 10159.

EDIT: I just checked my netbook which I haven't updated in a while, so it's still on build 10130. Settings is in the same place. I guess I never noticed it before because I just recently realized that "Windows Update" is in Settings, and rather than pressing the Windows key and typing "Windows Update" I can just click Settings -> Update & Security.
88  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 02, 2015, 12:54:34 PM
The "save" button in most software shows a floppy disk icon.

When was the last time you used a floppy disk?

The scary thing is that the rising generation using computers today may have never used (or even seen!) a floppy disk!

That's one of the best examples of a skeuomorphism I can think of.
89  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 01, 2015, 01:18:08 AM
Anyone know how to get Windows 10 to update immediately? I've checked for updates and it often says "We found updates, we'll download them later."

Uh, no. Now is good for me, thanks. But I can't seem to find the option to force it to download now.

I'm on the fast ring, with "Delay Updates" disabled.
90  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 01, 2015, 01:16:11 AM
But the letter e in that shade of blue with the curve just so is so unique that it's patented and trademarked and copyrighted and everything else. So the next time anyone else writes e in blue, Microsoft can sue them into oblivion!
91  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Patent your mom tips on: June 30, 2015, 01:15:38 AM
Ah. Yeah, that particular product seems pretty silly.
92  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Patent your mom tips on: June 30, 2015, 12:13:50 AM
I don't get it. What's a mom stick? huh
93  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Documentary film online: THOSE WHO ARE JESUS (2001) - 3 people with god delusion on: June 29, 2015, 04:13:33 PM
I think part of the reason I felt the documentary didn't go anywhere was partially due to the three people it highlighted. There were scenes where each of the people describe their experience and explain why it means what it means. I'm not sure if it was due to the editing of the film or if they actually explained it the way it was presented in the film, but it felt like none of them (especially Rachel) ever got to the point.

Meh... I generally wait for the next version and a few reviews. tongue cheesy

Next version?
94  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AdGuard: the better Ad Muncher? on: June 28, 2015, 01:50:35 PM
The strange thing is that I've been using AdGuard on my PC with Firefox for weeks, if not a couple of months, and everything was fine. Then one day after a reboot, all HTTPS traffic in Firefox was broken. And since I generally only visit one site via HTTPS in Firefox, I thought it was an issue with the site's CA for several hours before finally realizing every HTTPS site I tried to access was giving me similar errors.
95  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: More Firefox-Clone(ish?) adventures - Alienforce on: June 28, 2015, 03:04:38 AM
the chrome:// thingy in Firefox is not indicative of a chrome backend, chrome is Firefox's euphemism for add-ons and shiny-shiny (like adding chrome to cars and household appliances).  
https://developer.mozilla...n-US/docs/Glossary/Chrome

I thought "chrome" was akin to "bare metal" as in the basic program before the add-ons and web sites add shiny-shiny to it.
96  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Documentary film online: THOSE WHO ARE JESUS (2001) - 3 people with god delusion on: June 28, 2015, 02:44:00 AM
I watched it. It was interesting, but I felt it didn't really go anywhere.

Also, the title seems like a bit of a misnomer, as, from the best I could understand, it was only Sadat who thought he was Jesus Christ/God. The other two just seemed to claim that they communicated with and/or channeled intelligence/revelation from a higher power/God.

Thanks for sharing.
97  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laptop tray - for your lap [Recommendations?] on: June 27, 2015, 01:53:08 PM
I got something from IKEA a few years ago called a BRĂ„DA, but searching for it on their website only shows what you attached.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/search/?query=BR%C3%84DA

Mine looks like this:

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The underside has a beanbag type filling.

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The beanbag filling is nice because you can shove it all to one end or spread it out evenly to get the angle you want. There are only 2 things that might not work well for you:

1. Your legs tend to get warm being covered up by this thing.
2. Though the top looks like it's non-skid, I find laptops/mice and other things slide around on it pretty easily.
98  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AdGuard: the better Ad Muncher? on: June 27, 2015, 05:21:18 AM
I just dealt with an issue where any HTTPS site in Firefox told me the connection was untrusted. I narrowed it down to Adguard's MITM feature to deal with filtering ads on encrypted traffic.

This knowledge base article didn't solve my problem, but linked me to some instructions on how to manually import the certificate in Firefox. HTTPS traffic appears to be working again now.




Below are some search terms I used while trying to find a solution, which will hopefully help others find this thread if they experience similar issues:
  • all https sites in firefox are untrusted
  • "This Connection is Untrusted" for all https sites in firefox
99  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: June 25, 2015, 05:21:22 PM
Thanks for sharing the photos, mouser. I really like it. Makes me want to build something. ohmy
100  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The end of the hard disk on: June 25, 2015, 05:16:58 PM
Not saying it's not possible, just that a jump like that so soon would be crazy.  Have we just been sitting on the technology all this time?

It could be a recent breakthrough in SSD technology that enables them to be produced much more efficiently/cheaply. But I'm just pulling that out of thin air. I have no evidence that that's what has happened.
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