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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: August 26, 2014, 03:53:51 AM
^ and lovely accents too Kiss
127  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 ??
128  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
129  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)
130  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 :-)
131  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
132  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
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: August 22, 2014, 03:00:51 AM

very interesting thumbs up cheesy
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 22, 2014, 02:45:05 AM
^ Privacy Badger sounds good Iain -
and nice to know you can pretty much completely trust the source thumbs up
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: [Solved] Easy way to mark file as done on: August 22, 2014, 02:36:24 AM
It would still be nice to have an optional way of colouring "done" or read-only file differently from the rest.  Maybe there are ways to do that in advanced file managers...

that would be nice. In this case read-only is a solution, but where it isn't...

If you commit to always using one of those heavy duty file managers you mention, they may have their own way of leaving notes or tagging files that will display them differently within that program.

yeah, I see they both support tags of some sort, must look closer there.

Maybe I'll remove the [Solved] prefix and see if there's any more suggestions.
136  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: SuperDuperRoboPrinter on: August 21, 2014, 03:24:45 PM
Anyone using this on Windows 7 x64?

I just had a go with PDFs, and didnt get any response...
(Adobe Reader X is default PDF prog.)
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Share your photos! Travel shots, photoblogs, etc. on: August 21, 2014, 02:05:10 PM
Thanks everyone. Now share yours!

well you might inspire me to get in gear and upload a few pics - which I haven't done in years. Did work on a batch lately but was nearly all with family.
Here's one though from July in Ireland (click for 768*1024):

[attachthumb=#]
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Talents and talent shows on: August 21, 2014, 01:48:01 PM
Wow Kiss
I couldn't view either of those, but did find this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-VA0w_eX4Y

It's a brilliant idea and she is just great!
I cant vote over this side of the water, but wish her the best of luck !
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Best keyword-powered program launchers for Windows: Find and Run Robot is on top on: August 21, 2014, 10:48:35 AM
Yeaaay !! well done !! dance
140  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Fully automate screen shot to image on: August 21, 2014, 10:45:45 AM
I guess the easiest way is via the quick-capture-bar which is docked on the top of the screen.
Click the button there with tooltip "Select post-capture options ..."
this menu will show:

[attachimg=#]

that should do it !
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: [?] Easy way to mark file as done [/?] on: August 21, 2014, 07:31:10 AM
Solved
should have used the brain a bit more before posting embarassed

Simply select the files:
  • alt+enter to show properties
  • press 'r' for read-only
  • return out
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 21, 2014, 07:20:23 AM
[edit] Note: I found a solution for this case (post#2 simply marking files as read-only), but very interested in any other suggestions - also those that will only work in one file manager! [/edit]

I'm looking for a simple way to mark files as "done".

I would like to use a method that is part of the file and visible in various file managers, so I guess changing one of the file attributes would be the way to go (e.g. archive it - is that the same as making it read only? that would be fine).
The attribute could be easily displayed in detail mode in any file manager.

So I reckon using a file manager would probably be the easiest route (?)
I currently have XYplorer and Dopus installed, so could use either of them, (or windows explorer).

I did do a search online, and in both help files, but my search-fu isnt very good, so didnt come up with anything helpful. (Note: I'm a fairly basic user.)

TIA for any suggestions smiley
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Share your photos! Travel shots, photoblogs, etc. on: August 21, 2014, 05:26:10 AM
^ yeah, very nice Kiss
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: High School Student Laptop Policy on: August 21, 2014, 02:58:23 AM
^ that *is* often the case,
but these one's use Windows (and MS Office)
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 7 Best Tools To Print To PDF (From The Web) on: August 20, 2014, 03:50:22 PM
Been using PDFCreator for years and can recommend it.
http://www.pdfforge.org/

Pros:
# you can make PDFs up to publication standard on this (yes I've successfully sent stuff to press)
# great control over options
# it has gracefully managed graphics that even Acrobat struggled with (YMMV)

Cons:
# Terrible interface (although they've just introduced a completely new/different version that I havent yet tried)
# trys to install crapware (from that article, it sounds like it's not the worst)


I see PrimoPDF also makes pre-press PDFs, must have a look
146  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: PDFInfoGUI on: August 20, 2014, 03:36:17 PM
I'm trying to find page-size of PDF's - PDFInfo shows the page size in points** - I found very little info in the Xpdf page - do you know if this can be changed to metric (or anything else) within PDFInfoGUI ?

I'd have to write the conversion routines myself in order to do that.

no, thanks Skwire, dont bother - it's not worth it - in fact it wouldnt even help me that much....
I have to print a lot of PDF's and can only print A3 or A4 at a time (only one tray in printer). I've worked out a workflow:
I open files and print the bigger ones; I copy the A4 ones into another folder for later printing. I think I can even batch print the A4 ones.
147  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: PDFInfoGUI on: August 20, 2014, 06:48:11 AM
Hi Skwire, thanks for another great app smiley

I'm trying to find page-size of PDF's - PDFInfo shows the page size in points** - I found very little info in the Xpdf page - do you know if this can be changed to metric (or anything else) within PDFInfoGUI ?


** I reckon Adobe is probably responsible here...
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Frustrated Mom Creates ‘Ignore No More’ App To Get Teen Kids To Return Calls on: August 19, 2014, 04:51:31 PM
Dunno. You see it or you don't. Or maybe it's just me? That seems to be the consensus, so I think I'm gonna drop it before it starts going in circles.

if we were having this conversation in a pub, you would have to buy at least the next two rounds tongue
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Frustrated Mom Creates ‘Ignore No More’ App To Get Teen Kids To Return Calls on: August 19, 2014, 02:00:46 PM
^ I get a sense this is leading somewhere?

Could it be plans to introduce surveillance of the parents to ensure that they do what you, or the government, or whoever, want and think correct?  smiley

You're railing against things that I'm not reading in this thread. No one here said they're 'automatically qualified' (or did I miss something?).

If: "Parents. Only. Exclusively." :then: Why so?

Related:
# we all know that the state does intrude there occasionally, with mixed results.
# society has largely lost it's traditional structure where an extended family and close-knit community could compensate for parents' lack of experience.

I believe that most people at some level love their parents (even if they have reason to hate them too).
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 19, 2014, 06:59:38 AM
^nice find Arizona, some good one's there thumbs up

Not sure if the comment below this one was being ironic or not - either way it's brilliant:

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