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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Update MS14-045 (KB 2993651) problems - Win8.1 on: September 01, 2014, 10:24:05 AM
In her most recent "Patch Watch" column in Windows Secrets Newsletter, Susan Bradley advises holding off on installing KB2993651 for a while.  Any time she offers such advice, I take it.  An "Important" update is not nearly as pressing as one that is "Critical."

thanks cyberdiva, think I'll follow your example / Bradley's advice.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Update MS14-045 (KB 2993651) problems - Win8.1 on: September 01, 2014, 09:01:55 AM
Re the new/replacement update KB2993651:

I suppose that, as a "security update for kernel-mode drivers", it's a fairly important update undecided
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2993651

I havent installed it yet...
(thankfully I didnt have the other older updates installed either.)
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: collaborative software, note strong, for small biz on: September 01, 2014, 08:26:22 AM
I've used wiznote for collaboration, and it worked out really well.  My only complaints were superficial gui issues.  i don't know about the rtf feature you want though.
[...]
If I were you, I'd start with Wiznote, then look at others.

WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
(going for another look myself)
4  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: Finding the path of a file on your computer on: August 31, 2014, 10:52:53 AM
A tray utility that showed RECENT files and RECENT folders when clicked would solve this and be a nice coding snack..

aka FARR from your good self ;-)

I'm pretty sure this works out of the box:
  • Launch FARR (Pause button is default)
  • type mru to show options related to recent files - I usally use mrua (once the files show, hit pagedown button if you want to see a longer list)
  • select relevant entry (with mouse, or use the down arrow) and hit Ctrl+C to copy the filepath

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5  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: CintaNotes Giveaway + 30% Discount on: August 31, 2014, 10:30:13 AM
Got the license - Thank you Alex Thmbsup
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Movie and Book Writing Thread on: August 29, 2014, 06:16:26 PM
^ never having laid claim to grammatical powers - I'm enjoying the slagging Ren is getting, but dont understand why...
Should we be saying 'our pets the peeves' maybe ? tellme
or what?

S/B - ...just how many of these pets do you have? There must be hundreds. Wink

Okay, I got that - but presumed you were slagging some fault in Ren's post undecided
hang on,
I should read the whole thread, shouldn't I embarassed embarassed embarassed


EDIT// I understand everything now (and my grammar is now perfect :p) cheesy
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Movie and Book Writing Thread on: August 29, 2014, 05:47:49 PM
^ never having laid claim to grammatical powers - I'm enjoying the slagging Ren is getting, but dont understand why...
Should we be saying 'our pets the peeves' maybe ? tellme
or what?
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Rollback RX or Acronis ? on: August 29, 2014, 05:42:37 PM

was kind of thinking the same - but what alternatives? -
I guess there's lots of dc threads about imaging software ...
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hack Your VCR! on: August 29, 2014, 10:03:06 AM
Durn, finally gave mine away just last year Grin
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: August 29, 2014, 08:20:12 AM
^very interesting

Seems like Bitcoin [Bitmonero/Monero] (and [possibly] other) mining is artificially crippled so the miner devs make higher profits:
http://da-data.blogspot.d...-with-monero-and-cpu.html

FTFY (just trying to be objective)
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: August 29, 2014, 07:52:47 AM
NigelH gets 200 for passing Go,
no...
gets a license for passing 200 thumbs up

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12  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: CintaNotes Giveaway + 30% Discount on: August 29, 2014, 07:36:46 AM
Licenses left: 1

if that's still the case, I'd be very happy if I got it :-)
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My cat needs your thoughts | RIP Saffron my dearest cat on: August 29, 2014, 01:48:35 AM
So sorry for your loss. It's terrible losing a loved one Sad
^yes,
hang in there Jesse...
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting response to a request for "work for free" on: August 28, 2014, 06:25:03 AM
This article is a good read for anybody who is freelancing or running their own business. Although it involves a designer, this same sort of solicitation often crops up with coders and other technical professionals.
his work is lovely too Kiss

another quote from BuzzFeed:
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In response, a spokesperson for Showtime told BuzzFeed:

    Showtime is a strong supporter of artists around the world. This contest, like many others, is entirely optional. Under the contest guidelines, those who choose to submit their art are eligible for a grand prize of a Las Vegas trip, in addition to invaluable national exposure across multiple platforms.

However, Cassaro is unimpressed.

He told BuzzFeed: “The whole thing is just unethical. You would never cold call a bunch of licensed electricians and ask them to do the lighting for an event like this for free. You certainly wouldn’t ask them to hashtag their ‘submission’ on Twitter to drive traffic to your website.

He added: “To call it a contest is a bit insulting. A contest is guessing how many jellybeans are in the jar so you can win all the jellybeans. … To participate in a contest like this as a working professional devalues the work of everyone.”
(my emphasis)
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Chrome and Malware detection on: August 28, 2014, 04:24:34 AM
I've recently encountered this a lot while trying to download/play Ludum Dare 30 games, but having the downloads blocked by Chrome with seemingly no way to keep them anyway.

I'm glad I never fully went down the Chrome road
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Talents and talent shows on: August 28, 2014, 04:12:54 AM
Well, it's over at last and she didn't make it through. Sad It was a pretty tense finale, they were the last to find out their verdict, and it was chosen by the judges. The way they structure the show is just so stressful... Anyway, she got really far and did great, I'm very proud of her. Thanks once again to all of you who watched, voted, and read about this little moment in my life. smiley

Sorry to hear that :-(
But well done to her, and I hope she continues down that road Kiss
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: August 26, 2014, 04:16:13 AM
^ and lovely accents too Kiss


Glaswegian is...not exactly what one would classify as "lovely".......... Grin

Beyond Scottish, I wasn't sure where exactly it was - I'll stick by my 'lovely' classification though - no matter what people think :p
I like a good strong characterful accent (there's lots of them in England too).
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Talents and talent shows on: August 26, 2014, 03:58:43 AM
Well, the voting here will be Wed, 27-Aug-2014  1PM. smiley

... trying to figure out where 'here' is cheesy tongue **

11pm Eastern time would be 4am GMT


** I did click on your map icon, but that doesnt seem to work at the moment (or any more maybe)
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: August 26, 2014, 03:53:51 AM
^ and lovely accents too Kiss
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DOCX in html file? on: August 24, 2014, 01:13:48 PM
Sorry, have no idea what this one is about ...

(PS... That link is from the DotTech list above)

Can you clarify - there's no link ??
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Let's have some weekend Science and Tech! (A bit of a roundup!) on: August 24, 2014, 01:04:15 PM
 thumbs up thumbs up a good mix thumbs up thumbs up
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 22, 2014, 08:39:22 AM
Would not clearing the archive bit work, assuming your backuup method just copied everything without twiddling bits?

I thought of that, and my backup (Syncovery) does allow *not* using it (I'll have to check what it does by default).
Any tips how I do that? (again, I searched unsuccessfully embarassed)
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 22, 2014, 08:36:06 AM
For my purposes at the moment, read-only is ideal:
  • quick and visible by anyone anywhere
  • if I (or someone else) decide the file needs more work, it simply gets replaced by a new version (they're PDF's created from working files) - this new version will not be read-only, so I can see at a glance what is unfinished /not-checked /not-approved-yet


Me think, "read-only" is a file attribute and could be set even by accident.

Wouldn't be renaming (adding a tag. e.g. a leading or trailing underscore)
or moving to a folder (e.g. sub folder "\Done") be a option?
Your used file managers would do that by a script from a button click or a keyboard shortcut.

renaming is not an option (in this case, I'd have to change the names back);
but simply moving to a sub-folder could be the easiest solution thumbs up
Funny how sometimes the easy ways are the ones you dont think of first undecided


I was thinking today though:
ideally I'd have and use a cross between an IM and a file manager, that is fully integrated with a commentable versioning backup system :-)
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 22, 2014, 04:21:08 AM
Thanks Don thumbs up
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 22, 2014, 03:26:46 AM
How does downloading something for free fund anything? tellme Please tell me that's photoshopped or somehow satirical.

Unfortunately, I don't think it is. But the insanity is still funny in a dark way.

EDIT: I did a bit of Photoshop analysis on it, and it looked like it was shopped (some lines were a bit straight). So I looked into it more. See here:

http://boingboing.net/200...emixing-the-london-1.html

here's images of the original billboards (and commentary)
http://boingboing.net/200...each-ne.html#previouspost
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