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101  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratulations Terrorists, You are getting what you want! on: January 13, 2015, 09:11:41 AM
You're making a habit of starting 'basement-style' threads Stephen :p
102  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release - Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) on: January 13, 2015, 08:27:43 AM
I'm trying Splat simply for opening a group of files - it seems like a great way to open, and keep a record of, files related to a specific query/topic/whatever.

I'm wondering:
  • Having hotkeys is great, but would you consider a generic shortcut to launch the selected profile e.g. Enter; or Ctrl+Enter
  • would it be possible to run one entry in a profile (I presume this could also be advantageous when testing) either via context menu, or again, with Enter or variation on same
103  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: drag window to edge automatically resizes it on: January 13, 2015, 05:03:49 AM
Hi KLR71,

I'm not sure why that would happen... Can someone with win7 x64 chime in to tell us if they can reproduce this issue?

only to say I cannot reproduce the issue here in Win 7 x64 -
i.e. F12 works as it should, adding window to exceptions:

added MozillaWindowClass to exceptions
104  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier on: January 13, 2015, 04:06:36 AM
I have used, since the start of this thread, and lived by http://www.gmailnotifier.se/

Worth the small price of a license! Very responsive author as well (12.95 currently)!

thanks Josh thumbs up
ah, I see that's the Gmail Notifier Pro mentioned above
105  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 13, 2015, 03:53:06 AM
Karen Carpenter was another one of these vocalists (like Presley) who might have left an even bigger mark in music history had they not done so much schlock (although very good schlock) pop music in their careers.

I know what you mean, yet I think the stuff they did was perfect. Perfectly done, perfectly sung, with this dreamlike perfect-world vibe (I know the lyrics were at times about darker things).
And what a voice Kiss
106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ideas that will change society on: January 12, 2015, 03:26:03 PM
I mean like a service, a business, etc

I think it's the ideas that will change society - the services and businesses will follow.

PS a big thumbs up to Tao's suggestion
107  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier on: January 12, 2015, 03:15:26 PM
Try webmail notifier, an excellent Firefox add-on. FF can run in the background and you still get notified.

this is now called X-notifier

Reviews of recent versions are mixed.
108  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Good Multi-account (GMAIL included) email notifier on: January 12, 2015, 02:56:11 PM
Anyone got a recommendation (for gmail in particular) for 2015?

(email checker/notifier with IMAP)
109  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software? on: January 12, 2015, 12:01:36 PM
it doesnt seem to be getting particularly good press in this thread, but it's on BDJ for the next 14 hours or so:

Copernic Desktop Search 4
40% Off -- $29.97


EDIT// extended: valid another 20 hours or so as of editing time
110  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Cutting out an image from it's background.. on: January 11, 2015, 08:36:06 AM
That being said, when I then Save it, I have the desired item now resting on the Screenshot Capture Grey rectangular background..

haven't done this myself, but just wondering, have you checked how the image looks in a different image viewer? Or on your website even.
It is possible that the grey background is actually transparent - and showing SC's default grey background through the image - which is what you need.
111  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It took 2 years to build this functioning word processor in Minecraft on: January 11, 2015, 08:15:01 AM

Shouldn't there be a link to this in this threadcheesy

That is this thread. huh

Dang clipboard managers!  I really meant this oneembarassed

hah, I thought you being extra smart in some way I hadn't quite figured out embarassed Grin
112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It took 2 years to build this functioning word processor in Minecraft on: January 10, 2015, 02:14:49 PM
They give a link there at the end to a 16bit computer:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzrFzkb3A4o" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzrFzkb3A4o</a>

also interesting for someone like me who has never spared much thought about how computers work

113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 09, 2015, 05:46:20 PM
I'm never sure of the dance music genres - what's what, I mean.
There's no video here, but worth a listen I reckon:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz_O_-yTNxE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz_O_-yTNxE</a>
114  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ALERT! FreewareBB shutting down. And with a warning from Marko? on: January 09, 2015, 04:13:48 PM
Impressive journey, Tao.
115  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 09, 2015, 04:13:12 AM

The amount of work to do this is STAGGERING.  As is the fact the he was able to do it.

it's great to be able to see how it's done (it almost makes it look easy).

The author, Sir Mashalot (that gave me a laugh) posted just an hour ago to celebrate 10k views - it's now at 1.1 million !
116  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: QTTabbar (now at version 1024) is once again my favourite on: January 09, 2015, 03:48:36 AM
It's unclear to me:
does it do dual-pane - or are the multiple panes always showing the same location?
117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: January 09, 2015, 03:45:08 AM
Society doesn't have expectations of people. That feeling you get about what society wants is your brain trying to predict what people will like. So when you complain about society's expectations, you are either complaining that people like the wrong things or that your warped brain is misinterpreting the desires of other people. Good luck solving either problem.

Comment of the day.

they've got a great word in spoken German - Yein - it's a cross between yes and no.
Society is peoples' expectations that have been enshrined in various ways, and made into the 'norm'. So, I'd say it's not all (just) in your head.
Otherwise I agree, and reckon the easier one to solve is what's going on in your own head.
Not saying it's easy though...

One new head here please ;-)
118  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Space Travel ... sort of: on: January 09, 2015, 03:25:59 AM
There's more images at the Hubble website:

Top 100 Images:

All Images (thumbnails):

Browse images by category:

another very impressive collection of "Free Creative Commons images" from European Southern Observatory (ESO) here:
119  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: If Only Once, If Only For A Little While - Comic about loss on: January 08, 2015, 05:06:41 PM
Weird. None of the images will load for me.
it's loading okay here atm.

Someone close to me died last month. I didnt get to meet them that often, maybe once, or twice a year if I was lucky, but we phoned fairly regularly. It could have been a lot more difficult - they were ready to go, and it happened quickly. But I think it's always more difficult for those left behind (or maybe not).
Then my elderly neighbour across the road died, his wife seems pretty stunned. Met another elderly woman today at a small birthday party, her partner died recently after 46 years together. That must be hard - it was for her anyways. Funny, my father died a few years back, and my mum didnt find it that difficult - she felt like he was still in the house (not like as a ghost, more like a feeling, I guess).

What I wanted to say in my first post above, (but didnt), was that sometimes it's hard to let the feelings out, to express it, whatever-it-is: pain, missing, love. And that the comic helped. Thanks thumbs up
I find people sympathising difficult, maybe that's why I didnt write anything about this earlier. But, like with the comic, sometimes it's just gotta get out there.
'Night all.
120  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Space Travel ... sort of: on: January 08, 2015, 04:32:42 PM
Travel posters - "Exoplanet Travel Series" from JPL/NASA
Available from source as *very* high resolution images:



If you want to read a bit more about Keppler 186f, try this g+ post:
Kepler-186f, the one pictured below, is my favorite because it captures some interesting physics. It orbits a red dwarf about 500 light-years from Earth, and it was the first planet discovered which is potentially suitable (in terms of things like temperature) for life as we know it. But life would be different in some interesting ways.

One of the reasons is that photosynthesis would be a bit different. Plants on Earth are green because their leaves contain chlorophyll, a chemical which absorbs sunlight and turns that energy [explains why plant green here and red there]

Further afield (I dont honestly have a clue if it's further or nearer :p) there's been a new picture of the "Pillars of Creation" released by Hubble.



Article here:

Download high-res version here:

Some interesting info about how the colours in the image are mapped:
For those wanting technical details, the picture below was taken in visible light, using a "false-color" technique to make it more visible. It was photographed through three filters: an Sii filter (673nm, a fairly dark red color which is characteristically emitted by Sulfur), a H-? filter (657nm, a brighter red which characterizes Hydrogen), and an Oiii filter (502nm, a blue-green characteristic of Oxygen). Those three colors are then mapped to red, green, and blue (respectively) to form an image that clearly highlights the gas distribution to the human eye. This particular combination of light filters is the one most commonly used when photographing astronomical gas clouds.
121  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :) on: January 08, 2015, 04:25:12 PM
^ Grin Grin Grin Grin
laugh of the day - the week, maybe thumbs up thumbs up
122  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Mugs designs? on: January 08, 2015, 01:09:27 PM
I dont have any particular talent (that I know of) in this direction, but if there were some vector files available, I could have a go - maybe just do a variation or just mess around and see what comes out at the end. Dunno, is there anything in some vector format anywhere (preferably openable by Illustrator CS4) ?
123  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: WhenLast (Android app) on: January 08, 2015, 07:20:31 AM
And while we're being picky [...]

we now qualify as what my mum used call fussy beggars :-)
124  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 08, 2015, 07:14:51 AM
[youtube]The Common Linnets - Calm After The Storm (The Netherlands) 2014 Eurovision Song Contest[/youtube]

about as 'un-eurovisiony' as you could possibly get -
which is probably why it's a good track smiley

EDIT//  here's another, a bit more country (or less Americana - whatever):

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH3VzHn-8Iw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH3VzHn-8Iw</a>

Common linnets- Broken But Home

EDIT(with apologies for all the edits)// - the lyrics are distinctly odd at times ... (guess it happens when English not the native language)
125  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Mouse-wheel zooms reverse on: January 08, 2015, 07:05:30 AM
Yeah, I noticed that (use zoom a lot in Adobe Reader which also follows the the usual setup).
a plus one here.
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