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301  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Process Piglet on: January 03, 2014, 05:38:13 AM
^ you're doing well there Dave - my FF starts at 400+mb and goes up from there (also Win7 but x64 - maybe it depends how much memory is installed).


Edit// meanwhile the associated FlashPlayer plugin is using 1383mb... (playing a YT video is hard work!)
302  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 03, 2014, 05:27:52 AM
^that's on third replay at the moment Curt Thmbsup


(It's hard to beat a good live version - I think it's better than the og myself)
303  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Quick-Capture Bar on: January 03, 2014, 04:07:21 AM
+1 to this -
I still have trouble with the bar when closing 'half-screen' windows which I use a lot.
304  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Very thin hard disks on: January 02, 2014, 03:42:02 PM
^ with a single platter, it seems to me like only half as much can go wrong.
But I've never seen any stats about failure rates, so I dont really know.
305  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... reasonable backup software on: January 02, 2014, 01:40:03 PM
^answered in the other thread.
306  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Very thin hard disks on: January 02, 2014, 01:39:14 PM
With reference to http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=35130.0 I take advantage of this thread to ask (again):  would you ever use those thin (*) external hard disks for backup?

(*) pocket hard disks, thickness 13...15 mm / 0.5" about (the only ones available in the shops)

I know a couple of people using them without problem. I think the verdict above is also that they ok.
Do you have reason to think there might be a problem with them?
307  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Multiple Mini Reviews on: January 02, 2014, 12:49:14 PM
^is it that you'd you want to be called a major one? tongue



More thanks to IainB btw  Thmbsup
308  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: TClock on: January 02, 2014, 05:44:02 AM
I have had TClock Light forever.  Windows98 and XP.  Is there a version that will work on Windows 7 and is there a version that will work on version 8.1?  Thanks

Are you familiar with Stoic Joker's TClock 2010 ?
Works with windows 7, dont know about 8 (might not)
309  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Process Piglet on: January 02, 2014, 05:29:15 AM
Love the name & icon thumbs up cheesy
310  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF DONATIONCODER - 2014! on: January 01, 2014, 02:26:31 PM
Happy new year to all Kiss


Thank you all for sharing your time with me.
-mouser (jesse), 2013
and thank you for sharing your time/creativity/software/etc with us smiley
311  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Blasteroids on: January 01, 2014, 12:13:27 PM
Hah, I need a cry-my-eyes-out emoticon = a very nice vĂ­deo Deo, and a very nice score to boot Thmbsup
I keep blaming my trackpad for not reaching 50K, but tbh I'm usually below the 20K mark :-)

One mistake I keep making is moving the mouse too far from the ship - then when I need to do big turn I dont get there in time...
(Looking forward to playing the download version btw - but it'll have to wait a bit as I have a banjaxed wrist at the moment.)
312  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: eM Client 70% off on: December 31, 2013, 11:40:55 AM
That free version is only a trial, isn't it?  The home version is free, but it seems like there are limitations.

main difference (far as I can see anyway) is free is up to two accounts only
http://www.emclient.com/pro-vs-free
313  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... reasonable backup software on: December 31, 2013, 06:55:40 AM
Acronis had a nice feature that you could browse the image/backup and copy out files from that. But yeah, Acronis gets a lot of bad press. I havent used it for a few years - before that I was lucky and it worked for my purposes.

People always do say to check the image by restoring. I prefer to hope for the best with the image-backup - and then have multiple backups of important data. Backing up data is a pain though, unless you have a data partition and backup the whole thing regularly. My backup has grown organically, which means it's a bit of a mess and some things get more neglected than other. Might make a spreadsheet (or add info to outliner) to make sure everything is being backed up.
314  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... reasonable backup software on: December 31, 2013, 06:45:19 AM
+1 to seperating data from OS/programmes. The data backups being ultimately the most important.

I dont fully understand the details of you losing the data, but it hurts to read it Sad

When you say "I'll just restore the lost data bits from a recent [daily] backup"
   1) what backup software did you use?
   2) was that backup not incremental - i.e. did you not have older versions of it?


I'd recommend some sort of incremental backup. One that stores the files in zip so that tthe backup can be easaily manually browsed.
Incremental backup will build up, so, probably worthwhile investing in software that can weed out backups, saving one per week or whatever.
315  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: December 28, 2013, 12:23:35 PM
cmpm 2000 thumbs up

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316  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Blasteroids on: December 28, 2013, 03:10:48 AM
I just tried this and think it's really well done.  I love the smooth graphics and explosions.  I also like the fact that there's an extra challenge because the explosions can hide an oncoming asteroid fragment.  Really nicely done, Deo.   Thmbsup

+1 to all this - I've really enjoyed playing this game thumbs up
317  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews on: December 27, 2013, 05:26:26 AM
EDIT// screenshots are from 0.0 build 38 - but still the same problem in version 1.0 build 1

A very odd bug:

writing a mail in Thunderbird -
when I typed "2" this dialog pops up:

[attachthumb=#]

I click it once (either [OK] or "x") - it reappears. Second time round, it goes.

I am unable to type "2" anywhere! But so far, the dialogue shown only pops up when I in Thunderbird.

Settings:

[attachthumb=#]

Note: this happens:
- whether 'switching' is enabled or not
- whether minimised to tray or not
318  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: So, about wallpaper changers... on: December 26, 2013, 01:43:19 PM
Windows 7's Fit option does enlarge pictures which are smaller than the desktop, and that's exactly what the Scale option does in this program.

How does Fit differ from the Scale option already in the app?  If I choose an image smaller than my screen resolution, and have Windows apply it using the Fit option, the image is enlarged.
-
sorry for the confusion people:
The option I wanted doesnt seem to exist at all for windows: Dont enlarge, but reduce if necessary.
Oh well...


Many thanks for the other options Skwire - will make it easier to change things.
319  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: So, about wallpaper changers... on: December 26, 2013, 09:45:40 AM
Just trying this again (build #28), three queries/requests

1) is it possible to add the option "Fit"? This reduces larger images to screen size - but doesnt enlarge anything.
(The Windows 7 options are Fill / Fit / Stretch / Tile / Center.)

2) would it be possible to change the browse dialogue, to an open file type one. More info here:
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The Browse window - I hear you and I will be redoing it shortly. Though I am so NOT looking forward to it. But regarding the file dialog - got an example?

For instance SourceTree, when I click one of the '...' buttons to select a folder, I get a dialog like the one to select files, but one that lets me select a folder:
 (see attachment in previous post)

Would you look at that ... apparently it's a standard Windows dialog, just a (much) less popular one.
Here's a code for it just in case if anyone else needs it - http://code.msdn.microsof...CommonFileDialog-17b20409

3) I'm wondering would it be possible to disable a folder rather than have to delete it. If #2 above is implementable, this would not be of such big interest :-)
320  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Post Your Year End Top 5/10 List Here on: December 26, 2013, 09:11:47 AM
Not organised enough in terms of reading or viewing to easily give a best-of list.

So,
I went through CHS and searched for quotes I had copied from mouser's PopUpWisdom this year - and picked out 10. Think they all from the "Philosophy" book.
Tbh, I'm unsure of this idea - lists of quotes can often be very kitschy and/or moralistic/idealistic/unrealistic I find embarassed - but will try to avoid all that (and stfu) and let you read:

# A neighbor came to Nasrudin, asking to borrow his donkey.  "It is out on loan," the teacher replied.  At that moment, the donkey brayed loudly inside the stable.  "But I can hear it bray, over there."  "Whom do you believe," asked Nasrudin, "me or a donkey?"
[I always have to smile at this one]

# Go outside. Shut the door.
[when this one pops up, I mostly do go outside - and it usually helps]

# Breathe more deeply

# You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
--Mahatma Gandhi
[may come across as a bit clicheed, but that one does get me thinking (what/why/how/whatever)]

# Standards are different for all things, so the standard set by man is by no means the only 'certain' standard.  If you mistake what is relative for something certain, you have strayed far from the ultimate truth.
-- Chuang Tzu

# Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
-- Jean-Paul Sartre
[in the 'free world', this makes sense to me - might not under other cirumstances, I dunno]

# Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
[I really do believe there is a lot of truth in this one]

# "It's today!" said Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.
[Yaah! :p]

# Facts are the enemy of truth.
-- Don Quixote
[must read that book sometime]

# If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
-- Albert Camus
[maybe a bit heavy to end with - but it can be an easy thing to do...]


aaaand as a bonus -
the kitchiest quote from the 'book':
The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears
 - if that doesnt draw a tear to your eyes, be grateful ;-)
321  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: December 25, 2013, 05:56:39 PM
^ Grin Grin
322  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: So, about wallpaper changers... on: December 25, 2013, 05:47:56 PM
^ got that from you saying you should "be able to whip up a prototype pretty quickly".

On another note, I *think* I came across an image that is stretched with the "Scale" setting - but I cant find it in the folder (should have started with a smaller sample). [edit] found the image, it was laready stretched, so no problem there [/edit]
Where the path to file would be very helpful. (Is the new version up yet?)

I'm also wondering now if it would be worthwhile/possible to add sorting, as well as random. Could [in theory] be done like trout: list/repeat-list/random/shuffle. Or more like a file manager: by-name/by-date/random/shuffle.
(More of an idle idea than a personal request.)
323  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: So, about wallpaper changers... on: December 25, 2013, 05:31:25 PM
^ WallpaperWhipper (?)
324  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: So, about wallpaper changers... on: December 25, 2013, 04:53:58 PM
Nice app!
I actually thought it didnt work, but then I realised I had to click "Enable Wallpaper switching" at the bottom embarassed
I'll bet that's why you made that button so big - so as I wouldn't miss it. (But I still managed to...)

The resizing is being done quite well.
Last requests from ConstanceJill sound very good thumbs up

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win7 x64
325  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are Your Favorite YouTube Channels? Here are Mine for Board Games on: December 25, 2013, 04:13:40 PM
A word on Accents. King's accent is closer to "Received Pronunciation". Martin's is a different kind of dialect. (Northern? Half-Cockney without the slang?)

No expert here, but Martin's is more London (reminds me of the snooker player Steve Davis). King's seems more generic ('Essex'?), but I'll restate that I'm no expert ;-)
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