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176  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kickstarter Highlight: Amanda Palmer: The new RECORD, ART BOOK, and TOUR on: July 22, 2014, 03:42:01 AM
she's playing about 9;30 tonight (ET) at the 'Seeger Fest' (in about 5 hours or less) which is being streamed live:
their idea of what constitutes a livestream is different from mine - they do have a 3+ hour video up there, but it's the same one today as yesterday...
but yeah, it's on YT, just a bit of fun really:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSgCUI5V8cs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSgCUI5V8cs</a>
177  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Can't work out how to get more than 4 suggestions on: July 22, 2014, 03:24:27 AM
I'm a basic FARR user.
When you open FARR first it will show files/shortcuts that were launched via FARR. If it's newly installed it will only show a couple, but this does sound different...

Have a look at display settings - see the mouse point in below screenshot:


that might help (?)

PS the 'score' varies according to what you're searching for - as I type e.g. p a l e - Pale Moon gets a higher score after each letter typed.
If the entry field is empty, all listed are @ 100
178  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Program windows contained in a frame? on: July 21, 2014, 05:31:30 PM
Was a bit distracted when I last replied:
my search-fu is fairly poor, but I often have a good memory of a post or thread and keywords used. OTOH trying to remember what I did last week can require quite a bit of mental straining smiley
179  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Program windows contained in a frame? on: July 21, 2014, 04:49:42 PM
Task Space is it.  Thank you.  Just one of those memory lapses that plague me intermittently.  smiley

I see it's been updated, let us know how you get on with it.
180  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Program windows contained in a frame? on: July 21, 2014, 04:10:12 PM
Does anyone remember this Windows utility?

I remember the thread undecided vaguely
was further back than a couple of weeks ...

I searched for tabs and eventually found this - is that it?
181  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'd like to get a Windows Tablet: help me decide. on: July 21, 2014, 03:53:18 PM
MS is still such an abrasive company these days, you don't even want to buy their good stuff.  This is my dilemma.  I don't like what the company is doing at all, but this tablet is really great.

FWIW I wouldnt let that stop me. Good is good
(are Apple or Google any more attractive these days!? - dont answer that or we'll go completely off-topic :p)
182  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kickstarter Highlight: Amanda Palmer: The new RECORD, ART BOOK, and TOUR on: July 21, 2014, 03:39:42 PM
This seems to be the Amanda Palmer thread:

she's playing about 9;30 tonight (ET) at the 'Seeger Fest' (in about 5 hours or less) which is being streamed live:

that's well past my CET bedtime, so hope to get to see it on youtube. Be interesting to see what she plays in that scenario.
183  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: New cross-platform Vector app [looking for your support] on: July 21, 2014, 02:23:29 PM
Whats going on regarding Stagestack?

[...] Quasado is not ready to give up. They have decided to build a pure web-based (JS/HTML5) edition of the product first, which will help to better fit into present investor strategies (web and mobile apps) as well to allow it to run on mobile, web and for getting a prototype out much sooner. Furthermore, thanks to the donations received--and Quasado's own financial fund--this first prototype can be developed completely on its own. Quasado is planning on publishing a limited-function prototype for people to play around on the web by early to mid-April 2013.


We asked about details on their programming process and Quasado tells us they will be using the same web-code for building up a desktop edition by replacing performance-critical parts with native code. They believe this is quite an interesting experiment and will still allow users to work with exactly the same feature-set on the web as well as the native application. They are also building an infrastructure / SAAS Solution around the web edition that will allow designers to better manage and handle their designs as well as interact with their customers. It will support interactive components; meaning users can do UI-Drafts, for example, and other such functions.

They've gone ahead with those plans:
New name is Gravit... (these guys are *not* good at names imo)

Quasado's Alexander Adam:

Q: What is the reason the former Stagestack project was abandoned, or better said, changed to Gravit?

Alexander Adam:
Let me start with some numbers. Gravit’s codebase consists of about 150k lines of Javascript code while Stagestack’s codebases consisted of about 450k lines of code. However, Gravit already includes most of the UI functionality. Gravit has been rewritten from scratch in pure Javascript and HTML5. This was a tough decision for us but it worked out pretty well.

Another point of our decision was the idea to build Gravit fully web-based. While it still will also be delivered as a standalone Mac- and Windows App, we strongly believe in the future of web-based applications. Having a Javascript-Codebase opens the world of Gravit (Extensions, etc.) to millions of developers. Gravit will run on Desktop, Web and Mobile out-of-the-box, giving it a major advance over other technologies like the ones from Adobe.

Imagine designing and viewing your documents everywhere, looking exactly the same. No matter whether you keep them in your Google Drive or DropBox account, design them locally on your Computer or view them from your Mobile. Gravit is built for the future while Stagestack was build for the past like most existing design tool solutions are.

The codebase, the UI, the UX, Gravit is less strict on “cloning“ Freehand but rather works towards transporting the Spirit of Freehand in combination with up-to-date design tools.

Q: What has been reached with Gravit and what is planned for the near and far future?

Alexander Adam: Gravit is pretty close to Beta which should be due in July. All basic stuff for creating full working designs like paths, text, styles, pages etc. are implemented. The next version which should follow close enough will fulfill the missing parts which are mainly symbols and master pages. Gravit will be a free product as we want everyone to be able to use it and enjoy a better world of designing. We want to steadily improve it, making it the most versatile design tool available on the market.

After releasing Gravit version 2 this year, we’re planning on working on Gravit365, a SAAS-Solution for managing design-related Projects. This is ought to be our “cash-cow“ that will fund the development of Gravit. Our goal has always been to improve and innovate in the design-related field and that’s what we’re trying to do with Gravit as well as with Gravit365.
can free and SAAS live together  undecided
maybe free for personal use...

Me, I dont care how they do it at this stage, I just want a professional alternative to Illustrator - I hope this does do well, if only to prompt illustrator to change a little lot :p

http://www.freehandforum.org/news.html (July 2014)
184  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: July 21, 2014, 02:13:31 PM
^ yep
185  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Homebrewing on: July 21, 2014, 01:41:10 PM
I always thought of home-brewing as being about making a bottled beer (but maybe I'm wrong). Good Guinness on draught is a drink I grew up with and love, but bottled beer is simply a different world - there's such an incredible world of variety out there.

186  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Extra Credits: Propaganda Games & Why Games Do Cthulhu Wrong on: July 21, 2014, 12:46:58 PM
His focus on the specialness of Cthulhu was that "Cthulhu represents our fear of the possibility of our own human smallness.. Cthuhlu presents us with the revelation of forces that are so much larger than us that they're beyond our control... The fear in Cthulhu is not that it's powerful, it's that it's powerful on a scale that we can't even comprehend."

[^] that is *not* they key element from my perspective.

The key element as I understood it was the idea of something so horrific and alien and scary that your mind could not process it, and it drove you mad with fear.

Leaving out the going mad aspect, it seems to me that the two above could be reduced to the same underlying ideas: fear of the unknown, and of our inability to control it.

as a result of his (many times dangerous and/or foolhardy) investigations, discovers forces beyond his control or comprehension that brutally exposes his own smallness in the face of the vastness of what he observes.  This, in turn, drives him stark raving mad and/or drives him to pen an entry in a letter or diary warning the rest of us not to tread the path he forged.

You've actually got a pretty good grasp of the argument, as madness IS the inevitable end, and I think you'd agree with the author's opinion that any game based on the Cthulhu mythos would be better served by NOT making defeatable bosses out of unnameable horrors.  I mean really...

Yes, "making defeatable bosses out of unnameable horrors" sounds like a fail, but reassuring us about the unnameable horrors seems like an okay idea to me (if maybe impossible in a game). FWIW, I guess I'm saying the idea that madness is the inevetibale end is Lovecraft's belief - and doesnt have to be our's, or the game makers'.

Going back to the fear of the unknown: it's interesting that in most fairy tales, the unknown is mostly presented very casually - and the main protaganist gets help left, right, and centre on their journey into it (the unknown). The evil characters usually represent some behaviour known, or something vaguely known (for the listener), like the wolf in little red riding hood (who represents getting sexual at too young an age).
187  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: DiviFile from Qnomad - Mini-review on: July 20, 2014, 03:28:51 AM
2014-07-20 - Major update to review (in the opening post).

it sounds very interesting thumbs up
188  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device on: July 20, 2014, 03:15:21 AM
I've uploaded hamradio's latests -- i think they look pretty good.

me too thumbs up
189  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: July 18, 2014, 07:09:41 PM

I also enjoyed:

Tim Conley cites the following: "Philip Howard assembled a list of seven implied meanings for the word "ironically", as it opens a sentence:

    By a tragic coincidence
    By an exceptional coincidence
    By a coincidence of no importance
    You and I know, of course, though other less intelligent mortals walk benighted under the midday sun
    Oddly enough, or it's a rum thing that
    Oh hell! I've run out of words to start a sentence with."[64]

Ironically, I'll have to read the rest of the page to find out how to use the word 'ironically' properly cheesy tongue
190  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: maths anyone? on: July 18, 2014, 05:34:32 PM
What got me was that we dont know the question any more:


any chance you could reupload that (to the forum instead of imgur) Kalos?

TIA thumbs up
191  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: July 18, 2014, 09:23:05 AM
Nice @tomos - Mind if I put these on my theme page?

Please do - thanks thumbs up

I kept the same name as the default themes (as they just variations), just adding a 'Lite' - e.g. DirtLite, SeaLite, etc.
192  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: July 18, 2014, 09:13:17 AM
Note5Lite theme -
all text backgrounds lightened to about the same intensity (wrong word there? if converted to grey they would be roughly similar)





especially suited if you dont keep your monitor overly bright, or have trouble reading text on the darker backgrounds
193  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 8 Pro System Image Backup. on: July 18, 2014, 06:48:07 AM
I haven't tried it on Win8 yet, but for Win7 I swear by EasUS Todo Backup.

EaseUS (you're not the only one here spelling it ^that way :-) )
Curt reports this offer:
free Softmaker suite (more spelling fun: they call it 'suit') with "EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation" @ $39
EaseUS & SoftMaker Office
194  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Capture only part of a scrolling window on: July 17, 2014, 10:38:50 AM
I have to make a selection which the closes the Dialog Box in order to regain control of SC.

Dont know -
as I said SC is not designed for working with PDF files (and I have no idea if it supports drag n drop) so just cancel out of the dialogue and stick with image formats

EDIT// yeah, you're right: it wont capture those drag and drop dialogue boxes - it also wont capture the auto-hide Capture bar on the top of the screen - but it will capture everything else :-)
195  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Capture only part of a scrolling window on: July 17, 2014, 10:14:47 AM
1) you cannot edit a PDF unless you give Adobe about 500 dollars for the privilege smiley even then it's often problematic - the format was designed as a final product that would (hopefully) look the same on every machine.


2) Re taking screenshots of SC windows/dialogues/etc
Go to
Preferences: Basic Capturing > Capture options
and deselect "Hide SC window"
196  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google, designing the font of the future on: July 17, 2014, 10:06:38 AM
always enjoy reading about / looking at fonts thumbs up

The thread title made me think of a slimmed down version...

"Google, designing the future"
197  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Oh god...It's him! on: July 17, 2014, 04:57:32 AM
hi Stephen! smiley
198  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Micro-Fundraiser for the Official DonationCoder CodyMobile! on: July 16, 2014, 04:01:53 PM
looks very nice - did you get the ones on the side done professionally?
199  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Capture only part of a scrolling window on: July 16, 2014, 03:46:09 PM
The cropping would be done afterwards:
  • Open the main SC window after you have saved your capture
  • If your image is not already selected, select it in the thumbnail panel on the left
  • Click and drag in the image to select an area you want to keep
  • Click on the crop button on the toolbar on the right (see mouse pointer below)


(click image to enlarge)
200  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Filter and order folders by the date of original creation time on: July 16, 2014, 07:47:55 AM
So you want folders, but no files - in a 'flat' view where they can be sorted by created date?

How can i do that ?. The flat view is very useful for me nowdays for filtering files from several folders.

Did you not get Directory Opus recently?
Or are you still on Windows Explorer (or whatever they call it these days)?

I dont know if you can filter for just folders in Dopus, I suspect you can - but first: do you have it?
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