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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: when will we eventually be able to on: Today at 09:55:02 AM
in order for something to get implemented properly, you need people with a clear vision, and with a lot of enthusiasm - but you also need people who see the problems. Those are two different approaches: if the first doesnt take the second into account, you get a botch job; i.e. both approaches are necessary.
From a practical POV,
it doesnt really make much sense that you keep trying to convert those with the latter approach, to your enthusiastic approach.
2  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Hard Disk Sentinel Pro 4.40 - *FREE* on: Today at 07:10:00 AM
Thanks smiley
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: October 21, 2014, 07:58:19 AM
Why are cats so different from dogs in this way [responsiveness to owner's voice]? The researchers speculate that the difference can be explained by evolutionary history: dogs were domesticated an estimated 15,000 years ago, compared to just 9,500 years for cats. Additionally, it's believed that dogs were actively selected by humans (to guard and herd animals), whereas cats likely selected themselves, spending time near people simply to eat the rats consuming grain stores. This difference — along with the extra evolutionary time — could explain why dogs are so much more interested in responding to the human voice.

they miss out on possibly the most relevant difference here:
cats are loners, dogs are pack animals.
   Dogs respond to their 'owner' as the leader of the pack (then again, with some owners, this doesnt quite work as it should...).
   Cat's dont see you as an owner, nor as a leader.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DRM in your coffee maker, to stop you from brewing unlicensed coffees on: October 20, 2014, 02:11:43 PM
Ok i'm [retty frigin drunmk and i think i culd use some koffe and it hink theat I shucl d not clik ppost or anything or athat coffee or what what that thinking.... perhaps moar coffee...

5  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: You Can Relax Now v1.0 on: October 18, 2014, 04:46:35 PM
Still on 665 days!?

Am I missing something?

Cthulu is mousering you :-)
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: How to save an enlarged image? on: October 18, 2014, 01:55:32 PM
hi xbeatle (I almost posted that with the mistyped xbeastle :-))

the zoom is only for 'preview' - if you want to resize the image:
in the menu under Edit, click Resize image or canvas

Resizing the canvas ("Expand canvas") would make a border around the current image, so you need to deselect that.
Hang on I'll make a screenshot - go with the options below.
"Preserve ratio" is important.
Then increase the pixel number as desired, or the percentage.


I'm not sure what the best "Smoothing filter" is here - you could experiment - but it is important to note that, as soon as you resize a screenshot, you will lose a lot of the quality/crispness of the image.

Resized image @150% below (click to enlarge)


that's a lot better than I would have expected actually thumbs up
7  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: SoftMaker Office HD, the only complete Office for Android tablets, free beta rev on: October 17, 2014, 12:23:38 PM
^I noticed that.
FWIW, I think it could also be just straight-forward enthusiasm.

@CoolCat26 either way is actually fine:
if you are associated with the company though, it is expected that you state that (and here, that's no disadvantage, the opposite often).
But, as you can see -
if you only post about one app in your first few posts in a forum, it, eh, creates the wrong impression...

PS are you going to write us a mini-review then ? cheesy


Unnecessary Disclaimer: I'm a happy Softmaker Office user (but only on Windows)
8  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: You Can Relax Now v1.0 on: October 16, 2014, 02:43:22 PM
looking good!

9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Time lapse video (thread) on: October 15, 2014, 08:28:35 AM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xusdWPuWAoU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xusdWPuWAoU</a>

posted in the 'Interesting...' thread by ewemoa, thought I'd add it to the collection here

Reminded me of Perpetual Ocean -- may be y'all seen it already smiley

also brilliant - reminds me of Van Gogh's paintings :-)
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: October 15, 2014, 08:24:06 AM
Brilliant site Ren thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up

Reminded me of Perpetual Ocean -- may be y'all seen it already smiley

also brilliant - reminds me of Van Gogh's paintings :-)

[edit] took the liberty of also adding it to the timelapse videos thread [/edit]
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DC MicroGathering USA<->Germany :) on: October 15, 2014, 08:22:41 AM
Thanks for the report and photos JoTo Thmbsup
Klingt gut!
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Child board set up for discounts and deals found on the web on: October 14, 2014, 06:39:26 PM
Good to see you back Chris! Grin smiley

Thanks  smiley
I hadn't left, I simply had virtual duct tape over my virtual mouth.


I probably should add an embarrassed smiley there too :-)
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DRM in your coffee maker, to stop you from brewing unlicensed coffees on: October 14, 2014, 06:10:32 PM
If you want REALLY authentic italian-style single-cup coffee, get one of these:

that's what I'm using thumbs up

PS that coffee machine is very reasonable...
14  Special User Sections / Activation/License/Language Help / Re: License Key on: October 14, 2014, 05:26:14 PM
Just to clear the obvious out of the way - I presume this is what you attempted:

Instructions for using this license key:
  • Select and copy (Ctrl+C) the multi-line license key above
  • Open the "About Box" in the program of ours that you want to register (from menu choose Help->About) [or access via tray-icon context menu]
  • Click the "Enter New License Key" button
  • Paste this text it into the application and Click "Accept" [paste via Ctrl+V, or via button]
  • You can check or change your license status at any time from this About box

I notice in that "Enter New License Key" dialog, you can also load it from a file - you could try that as a workaround:
create a text file with a .dat extension, and paste your license into it. Browse to the file from the "Enter New License Key" dialog. (Note: my license starts with *r1; and is paragraph length.)
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: October 14, 2014, 01:42:14 PM
I watched the video and wondered what was so entertaining about it... I found it amusing with the dog being all dressed up and stuff, but not especially entertaining. Until the end. Heh heh. Now I see what you were talking about. Grin

No - I'm just easily entertained smiley
The end does make it, but I just loved that little twist on "that look you gave that guy, I wanna see, looking back at me".
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DRM in your coffee maker, to stop you from brewing unlicensed coffees on: October 14, 2014, 08:40:20 AM
I wonder if there's such a thing as a consumer model cafe con leche machine?  That's the only coffee I like to drink now.  The machines the restaurants use have an espresso coffee maker with a siphon that heats the milk.  They make each cup individually.
  • is that steamed milk then?
  • what, roughly, are the proportions milk to coffee?
(trying to figure the difference from a cappuccino)

There are consumer versions of those machines (most are expensive, some *very*); I make something like that at home with a traditional espresso pot and heat/whisk the milk (not too hot though, or you get that boiled milk flavour) - does take a bit of work...
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: October 14, 2014, 05:39:51 AM
Eels - Things the Grandchildren Should Know
- Very few artists write songs that have the same impact as a good Eels song do. Live version.

interesting lyrics there...

dont know a lot of Eels music (apart from the classic Novocaine For The Soul), came across this one lately - nice song with an entertaining video:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNtlGwYJCUQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNtlGwYJCUQ</a>
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dropbox and privacy (or lack of) on: October 14, 2014, 05:11:02 AM
^ thanks for the tip thumbs up
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: internet of things on: October 14, 2014, 04:45:54 AM
^ I'd say: the weekly shopping
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: October 11, 2014, 12:59:25 PM
yep, we's watching you Wink


(thanks to Tao)
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend image comparison tool, please? on: October 09, 2014, 08:19:11 AM
I bought Photo Supreme lately (formerly idImager).

I'm still trying to figure it out (have toyed with a couple but never *fully* used an image catalog programme)
It can show six images side by side via the 'Light box'


- in case you're wondering those images are identical (just copied for the shot)

  • zoom via mouse wheel
  • mouse-down => blow-up (to 100% - which doesnt work well for my usage - I prefer to zoom manually)
  • unable to move an individual image - more relevant when comparing multiple images of a view, as opposed to versions of one file
  • 'pan' using scrollbars

I checked out their forum and they seem to be quite responsive to requests, and there's a new major update out soon.
22  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY Q&A about what software can be submitted on: October 08, 2014, 05:05:44 PM
Then again, there's another Ludum Dare coming up in December which I'm planning to participate in. That's close enough that perhaps I could combine LD31 with a NANY 2015 release. Though honestly I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about that idea, either.

that's a good idea, I'd say (why not?)
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Right-click tray icon displays SC and taskbar menu on: October 08, 2014, 04:16:13 PM
I actually noticed this before I updated SC on my laptop (Window 8.1 x64). Problem remained after update.

When I right-click the SC tray icon, the SC context-menu shows *behind* the taskbar, and the taskbar context-menu simultaneously displays on top.
Taskbar is on auto-hide.
No problem with other tray icons (CHS, FARR, CintaNotes, Dopus, Listary).

Previous version (I *think* it was 4.8.x):


latest version, 4.9.0:


the SC menu shifted a bit between versions but otherwise no difference.
24  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Fetching Preview never loads? on: October 08, 2014, 02:53:16 PM
I should come clean.  There was a problem introduced by latest smf forum update a few days ago; i just fixed it 5 minutes ago and was teasing you guys Thmbsup
So it should be working now.

hah, I was just going to report that it works fine in Win 8.1 (as opposed to 7 earlier)
25  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge - Some Kind of Unique Productivity Tool on: October 08, 2014, 02:12:54 PM
^ Have a 'front' and 'back' for each card?

Printing - I like the focus on this.

If printing a bunch of 'cards' on one page, a couple of ideas below - may not be the direction you were thinking, but I'll throw them out anyway:

  • how about being able to emphasise importance via size? (You would then have the challenge of getting the rest to fit in the remaining space. It could be done portrait, either by rotating the card - or the text could be fit to the portrait orientation)
  • different colour backgrounds for different themes a la GTD or for different aspects or projects. Or maybe just a colour strip on the card to save on ink costs.)
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