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126  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: For Serious Research: Cadillac of "ClipBoard Managers" vs. "Info/Data Manager" on: February 15, 2014, 11:42:57 AM
Thanks dr_andus for answering that question.
@Tao, I think it can also depend on the topics. I dont write but I do tend to gather info -- topics which overlap and merge one into one other. Tbh a lot of it I havent orgnaised, and yeah, in a good organiser you can give an item/entry multiple parents ("clone") and tag it. Tagging can end up like another outline with decisions as to where I put this tag in the hierarchy (if it has a hierarchy - if not could be a pain too if there's a lot of tags).
Ease of linking to other items is very important I think. Hence my interest in the wiki suggested by dr_andus.
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: ScreenShot Captor is a Mess on: February 15, 2014, 03:37:33 AM
I suspect the problem might be in IrfanView with transparencies.
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Photos that spontaneously change on: February 14, 2014, 07:24:25 AM
Have a look here too:

http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/gradient.php
http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/white.php

or some similar site/images where you can check your monitor settings
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Photos that spontaneously change on: February 14, 2014, 06:26:11 AM
Giampy,
when you say you see it dark - do you mean in the forum - or do you mean on the desktop as wallpaper - or are you looking at it in some other softw.?

In the forum here, the face looks well balanced on my monitor (with brightness relatively low on monitor settings).
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Process Explorer now includes VirusTotal integration | 404 Tech Support on: February 14, 2014, 04:10:27 AM
Thanks for the heads up -
that's going to be a great help thumbs up
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Photos that spontaneously change on: February 13, 2014, 03:51:43 PM

Chris will come along and flash us. Wink

Yeah.  Puns are a reflex with him.  Wink

Not at all — as usual I'm waiting to see the latest developments before saying anything negative.

ah yes, getting back to the old-school approach: maybe the chemicals will fix the problem?
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: It's not a valid windows 32bit application on: February 13, 2014, 02:32:52 PM
Do you read my mind ?

I hope so smiley
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: ScreenShot Captor is a Mess on: February 13, 2014, 02:29:21 PM
@PhoneyVirus, I'd say: this one does a lot - if you dont want that, go try another app.
If you dont know any, try a search engine: there's a few comparitive reviews out there.
(After the initial outrage, I did have a laugh at your post, but dude, that's no way to get help tellme)

[edit] mouser got in there ahead of me [/edit]
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: It's not a valid windows 32bit application on: February 13, 2014, 01:51:09 PM
^ I say you need help from the malwarebytes forums

I was in an antivirus forum but the way they usually offer support don't go with me because the tell me : do this, do , do , do and gives no explanations at all. So finally i decided to do "searching" the web.....
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I removed a virus last week - some things got temporarily messed up from the fixes recommended, but in general I'd say you're better off going with the instructions from the antivirus forum -- but that's easy for me to say now ;-)

*****
Do you have a recent image of the OS partition(s) ?
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Photos that spontaneously change on: February 13, 2014, 12:06:30 PM
I remember you posting about this before - it is a weird one - you were even saying you could see the images change sometimes. Makes me think hardware (monitor) issues.

What are you using to make the changes to the images - some software e.g. Picasa by default only save the changes *within* Picasa AFAIK (unless you actively save the changes to the file as pl5bnsf says.

Here, found it:
Images unexplainably changed
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: It's not a valid windows 32bit application on: February 13, 2014, 08:26:03 AM
Maybe this might help (?)

Maybe uninstall/reinstall is needed?

Looks like it, plus some rebooting, if you read for instance this forum post:

https://forums.malwarebyt...index.php?showtopic=63720

you're missing the step with mbam-clean.exe
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: K-Meleon anyone? on: February 13, 2014, 08:20:47 AM
Palemoon was getting good press here on dc - I was considering trying it as FF was struggling a bit here (win7 x64), but havent yet...

I used K-Meleon for a while on earlyish XP, seems like a long time ago now. I know app103 recommends it for older machines. I've been with FF so long - with TabMixPlus and Session-saver - that I just was never really bothered to even try Chrome much. But, FWIW, for the same reason I wouldnt go back to K-Meleon either.
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: It's not a valid windows 32bit application on: February 13, 2014, 08:10:56 AM
I can't reinstall

why not?
139  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: For Serious Research: Cadillac of "ClipBoard Managers" vs. "Info/Data Manager" on: February 13, 2014, 07:27:27 AM
ConnectedText, which is a desktop wiki, has such an import function (it calls the 'delimiter' a 'separator'). It also has its own "clipboard catcher", so it can paste text directly into an open "topic" (CT document).

Advantages of CT are that it's a non-hierarchical system and it has a variety of annotating/categorising features and powerful search options, so it's suitable database for a very large number of topics (tens of thousands), which might be challenging to manage in a traditional hierarchical tree-based folder structure.

The main downside is that there is a fairly steep learning curve associated with it (unless one already knows about wiki markup and has an engineer's or programmer's type of mind - as opposed to being a 'poet' Wink).

Sounds interesting.
I tried but couldnt find any YT videos giving an idea how it might work. I didn't find the homepage very informative, but this review was a help to understand the basics anyways:
http://www.pcworld.com/ar...g-requested-features.html

(A rigid outline just seems so limiting to me at this stage -- why I find CT interesting as well).
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Tips for Windows 8 (got any?) on: February 12, 2014, 09:50:14 AM
Backup / create an image:

Quote from: gizmo
>How to Create a System Image with Windows 8.1 File History<

A previous tip showed how to create a system image in Windows 8. In Windows 8.1, Microsoft changed the procedure and made it [even] harder to find [ mad]. In this tip, I will give the new way to make a system image

http://www.techsupportale...ndows-81-file-history.htm

ftfy there Curt cheesy

I wonder if they're actively trying to hide it, or is this just good old incompetence...
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: February 12, 2014, 06:21:49 AM
^ cheesy that was good

some banjo jokes (lined up to 1:06) not very PC maybe...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEweOGUTznY#t=1m06s

they make good music too - oldtime and bluegrass even with banjo-player :-)


[edit] from your link app:
Quote
A Bluegrass band tells terrible jokes while tuning. An Old Time band tells terrible jokes without bothering to tune. Bluegrass band members never smile. Old Time band members will smile if you give them a drink. A Celtic band is too busy drinking to smile, tune or tell jokes.

there's actually a good explanation of the musical differences there too (I like all those type of music but wouldnt have been able to clearly explain the differences)
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Except for the guitar, all the instruments in a Celtic band play the melody all the time. In an Old Time band, anyone can play either melody or accompaniment at any time. In Bluegrass bands, one instrument at a time solos, and every else plays accompaniment.
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142  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Spider Oak Purge on: February 12, 2014, 06:11:52 AM
I'm not sure if this related - historical version are stored online, arent they?

Anyways, dont think this worthy of a new thread so I'll chance posting here:

until recently I had the original SpiderOak software installed, from sometime in 2012 I think (sorry I didnt keep the version number).
This older version didnt prompt to update, so I didnt embarassed

Short version of events:
I discovered a ~27GB file in Users\Roaming:
C:\Users\*****\AppData\Roaming\SpiderOak\tss_external_blocks_snapshot.db\00000007

Apparently this is resolved in more recent versions of their software, (which also prompt to update!)
I deleted the file manually after upgrading. Everything fine now...
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Veoh crapware - its Web Player installs stealth virus on: February 11, 2014, 04:51:14 PM
^If I understand correctly, OpenCandy does not install at all - it is, or becomes, part of the installer, and facilitates the installation of something(s)-you-should-probably-avoid ;-)
144  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: For Serious Research: Cadillac of "ClipBoard Managers" vs. "Info/Data Manager" on: February 11, 2014, 06:20:06 AM
For such data management..., I would think an outliner-type program would be best.  The one I presently view as top pick is Scrivener:

Followed by TreeLine

If you know of any better, please speak up.

I think this is going to be based on personal preference, and work methods, and of course what you need/want to do.

I'd say give whatever you want to use a test run. Try importing as Tao suggests. Try organising and maybe exporting (I know exporting is one of Scrivener's big strengths).

I use InfoQube myself -
advantages of being extremely customisable in terms of how you view and organise your content. Entries can be related to multiple other entries; can also be shown in multiple grids/views, and multiple times within a hierarchy.
Also, has a universal clipper where you can dictate which 'fields' are filled for this entry, thereby also allowing them to be shown in different grids/views. (Or you can copy to an inbox grid, and sort later.) See shot below.

Possible disadvantages being:
it is in beta (is very stable; is in active development - to me this is a plus)
has very advanced filtering of items/entries, but this currently requires understanding 'SQL speak'
Tagging not really implemented, but there are easy ways around this
May need more setup/learn time than Tao's or your suggestions (not sure here though)

Universal Clipper:
[attachthumb=#]
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Point About Grammar on: February 11, 2014, 05:15:36 AM
On SBS World News here, we sometimes get stories with subtitles for interviews with people in Africa - who are speaking understandable English.  They might then have a news story from somewhere in the UK where, because it's Scotland, Yorkshire, etc, you have to wonder wtf they saying even though it's meant to be English Grin
cheesy

Gosh, then the language has become rather like a local dialect. Mind you, American-English is arguably a dialect of received English anyway.
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which 'English' was, in turn, a dialect of English which got favoured for use as 'proper' English (London English, I think).
Ironically many of the quirks of American-English (for English speakers from East of the Atlantic) were words and pronunciations that stayed the same -- while English in England changed and evolved. Of course it happened the other way too. (This happens to a lesser extent with Irish-English - more with word pronunciations.)

In Maine the accent is reminiscent of a Yorkshire accent (I found). In Eastern Canada and Newfoundland you can hear accents distinctly derived from *local* Irish accents -- this from people who have lived there for generations.


Edit// Iain, I had missed your post above. Yeah, 'BBC English' was a part of that too.
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: hubiC, DropBox like service with interesting pricing on: February 10, 2014, 04:26:27 PM

cheesy I never noticed that -
they seem to ignore the info anyways:

" Dear Customer,
Welcome to your OVH hubiC!"


and the next mail starts:

"Your hubiC has been just validated and is now active. Nice one!"
147  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Seeking advice: Cadillac of "ClipBoard Managers" for Serious Research on: February 10, 2014, 11:46:13 AM
^mightn't be a bad idea, but if he's looking for a clipboard manager, it would be good if any alternative could offer universal clipping and the ability in a dialogue to dictate where the clip goes (no idea if MyInfo offers that).

@Nicholas, what (if anything) are you using to manage the info?
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Veoh Web Player installs stealth virus on: February 09, 2014, 07:05:30 AM
I'm not sure whether it qualifies for the title "stealth virus".**
Then I read that Delta Search is "an ad and tracking-loaded search engine" and thought, yeah, "stealth virus" is maybe okay.

.. but then I thought - that's actually a good description of google - ironic innit? cheesy


** see http://en.wikipedia.org/w..._virus#Stealth_strategies
no I dont think it qualifies for that description.

Edit/ and, no, I'm not defending it. But do think that (especially in a software community) it's important to be accurate.
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Veoh Web Player installs stealth virus on: February 09, 2014, 07:00:17 AM
"Included with recent installations of Veoh is a program called OpenCandy, which some security programs, including Microsoft Security Essentials, classify as adware. It also installs Delta Search, setting all the user's browsers to use an ad and tracking-loaded search engine without prompting for user confirmation."

to be fair, OpenCandy facilitates the installation of additional toolbars/software, but is not in and of itself adware. Lots of very 'respectable' apps use it these days. If the settings are install by default - without asking the user, I dont think that's acceptable, but otherwise it's the price we pay for the freeware craze. See e.g. this post here http://www.donationcoder....18297.msg164027#msg164027. Ren has also posted very positively about it from the developer POV.

As to what Veoh installs and it's settings during install, I have no idea and no comment beyond repeating: If the settings are install [additional software/toolbars] by default - without asking the user, I dont think that's acceptable.
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Configuring Directory Opus for Fun and Profit on: February 08, 2014, 03:59:09 AM
Just in case no one's noticed, DOpus 11 is available as a public beta, (and has been for a month or more).

Quite stable, haven't had it crash or cause any damage yet, (been using it since beta 3, I think).

thanks for the heads up 4wd - it sounds interesting:

Toolbars are now local to each Lister
Folder Formats can automatically turn on a toolbar (or a toolbar set)
View Modes can automatically turn on a toolbar/set
Floating toolbars are independent of Lister toolbars
Context Menus can be configured in the same way as Toolbars

In a dual display Lister each file display has its own favorites menu and fully-functional breadcrumbs path field
link
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Now they give us this customisability, I'd love it they made it easier to open lister layouts. And I'd have a few ideas for tab interface (and the viewer, although their response was negative there in the past), must go see if they're still open to requests on this...
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