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5176  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What annoys you to no end? on: August 14, 2009, 03:32:57 AM
The uber-retarded T9 predictive text thingie - atleast the version on my Nokia. I have to keep teaching it the same words over and over because of its limited memory for storing custom words, it has the most bizarre words inbuilt, no editing functionality - all in all a total CITAG!  wallbash

I gave up on it myself (also a nokia undecided)
5177  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Online Armor Premium Firewall for Free on: August 11, 2009, 06:35:42 AM
"Thank you for your order."  Thmbsup
5178  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Myer-Briggs Personality Test For Programmers (or anybody) on: August 11, 2009, 06:26:06 AM
When the INTJ starts doing work on the GUI, the ENFP that can sometimes seem like they are capable of reading minds, only because they are good at understanding how people think, will notice the flaws in the design and how it isn't "mentally ergonomic".

sometimes I think there's a distinct lack of ENFP's in the software world - working on GUI's at any rate . .
It's an area I'd like to be involved in myself
but apart from not being a coder, I dont qualify - I got ENFJ
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Extraverted   Intuitive   Feeling   Judging
11              25            25            11
5179  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Problem with mark selected (unread messages) read on: August 06, 2009, 04:33:41 PM
after being away since Saturday:-
three pages of unread messages this evening - I checked the third page first and then select the visible messages using the topmost selection-box on the right, then I click 'Mark selected read'

I'm left left with about ten threads instead of the expected two pages
I leave it a while and come back and refresh ( - or I clicked unread messages link again - sorry, I cant remember which) and the expected two pages are there)
I would have forgotten about it but it happened after I repeated the op for second unread page (again about ten thread instead of the expected full page)

hope that makes sense, no big deal but thought I'd report it while here  smiley
5180  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2009 / Re: Chore Cards.. Almost makes it fun.. on: August 06, 2009, 04:05:51 PM
mouser, a sort of banal side-question - did you use your label printer here ? (or how are they printed?)
The printed text, especially with bold & underlined, give the notes a lot of authority smiley (maybe even the font makes a difference tellme I'm serious about font btw - a very "don't mess with me" font)
5181  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Post Your Funny Videos Here [NSFW] on: July 30, 2009, 04:05:00 AM
            IMITATING THE GREAT CELLISTS__
    http://www.youtube.com/wa...&feature=channel_page   
only know some of the names but got a great laugh when he started with Yo Yo Ma (even the second time round Thmbsup)
does she really play like that tellme
5182  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives on: July 30, 2009, 03:58:48 AM
This other morning I was upset because I was tired of working.

me too lol
5183  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Adreamsoft PDF to Word 2.0_Convert the Read-Only PDF file to Word easily on: July 30, 2009, 03:55:02 AM
Are you an affiliate?

My name is Lee and I am from Adreamsoft.

We just released a New program Adreamsoft PDF to Word Converter

not sure why the query . .
5184  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Dog Goes Blind: It's nighttime always now. Huh. How about that. on: July 29, 2009, 06:56:09 AM
Cute story, but I doubt that's what they think, since dogs can see very well during nighttime.

I think the author of the article did more anthropomorphizing of the dog when he decided that's what the dog was thinking than when he thought the dog would have difficulty adapting.

maybe they're not too far off the mark though -
I cant imagine losing my sight (even if I had such a good sense of smell as a dog!) and I could well imagine that I would get depressed for a long time and feel sorry for myself and maybe eventually come to terms with the situation, and only then, try to make the most of it ...

He doesnt actually say how long it took the dog to adapt but certainly sounded a lot quicker than the average human smiley
5185  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives on: July 29, 2009, 02:38:10 AM
have you searched smiley ?

in the Reviews section:
Best Dialog Extender

also CFDButton

Of course not. I only want your opinion about programs you knows personally, not in a list of web software....

Contro, I meant had you searched dc - the links I give are dc (here) - which is naturally not "a list of web software"

I did a bit of work for you there - I didnt do it because I was looking for thanks (more because I was bored with my work) but I would appreciate a more polite response

It is normal procedure to search for something in a forum before posting a query (not saying I remember to do it myself all the time...)
5186  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives on: July 28, 2009, 10:37:28 AM
have you searched smiley ?

in the Reviews section:
Best Dialog Extender

also CFDButton
5187  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SC: Discussion of Scanning Functions on: July 28, 2009, 03:47:58 AM
i was also thinking of making it so you could select multiple images from the thumbnail panel and it would save them all to one pdf multi-page document.
That's a good idea!

great!
5188  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 3.5? on: July 27, 2009, 04:00:49 PM
you'll get some help with extensions for 3.5 here Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful

I just upgraded lately, no problems -
Tab Mix Plus didnt work though (which for me means FF didnt work..) but the thread above directed me to a new version of it smiley
5189  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a note taking app that can link relative paths. on: July 26, 2009, 02:48:53 PM
orange386 have a look at IQ (InfoQube), a database programme (edit: I'm not good at describing these things - best look at the getting started or the home page links below)

relative links possible (havent tested them myself) see 8.20 Link to files and folders
portable
getting started    http://www.sqlnotes.net/drupal5/index.php?q=node/861
dual pane is possible (not default - yet!)   http://www.sqlnotes.net/d...pal5/index.php?q=node/133

there is a helpful forum - documentation and programme are now in (advanced) development
Home here:    http://www.infoqube.biz
Download is 90 day time limited full programme (still in beta), I'm not sure what a personal licence costs/will cost - near $50 I think - it may be overkill for you costwise and featurewise, but me, I dont use much else anymore Wink
5190  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder loading funny in Firefox - colors missing - proportions strange on: July 24, 2009, 07:43:11 AM
I've had it happen - but very rarely & not in a long time - clearing the cache fixed it IIRC

odd it's happening to some & not others . .
5191  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Should I add simple scanner features to SC? on: July 23, 2009, 04:54:38 AM
1) funny I just did exactly the same scan again (rectangular card, at an angle - needed an angle of -4 to correct skew) and auto-detect skew didnt work this time . . no idea why - instead of the required -4° rotation, it rotates image by 0.0999999999999943° (!)
same scan again and it worked this time undecided - an hourglass would definitely help though - I have clicked it and nothing has happened (could be my keyboard's fault of course, at times I find I have to be assertive with it)

with select foreground & remove background selected a selection box snaps to one corner of the scanned card

5192  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Should I add simple scanner features to SC? on: July 23, 2009, 04:44:16 AM
1) funny I just did exactly the same scan again (rectangular card, at an angle - needed an angle of -4 to correct skew) and auto-detect skew didnt work this time . . no idea why - instead of the required -4° rotation, it rotates image by 0.0999999999999943° (!)

2)
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Background removal -
I cant get this to work - scanning dark image on white (paper) background - it could be the fact it's paper - it's texture does get scanned which probably makes it difficult to remove - will try with a sheet of photo paper later

the new system lets you tweak the tolerance interactively; its that number down on the scanning toolbar.
as you change that now, youll see the selection box try to pick out the foreground.  try values around 140 or so.
A problem with Background removal:

it doesnt seem to work if the image is skewed
it doesnt seem to work then if the image is rotated and the image 'frame' is skewed
i.e. it requires a non-skewed image in a non-skewed frame to work properly
5193  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Should I add simple scanner features to SC? on: July 23, 2009, 02:33:17 AM
morning smiley

Rotation tool is working very well
-
only thing (very minor) is it can take a while to make the rotation if you choose 'Auto-detect' - might be a good idea to show an hour glass/waiting symbol ?

I was able to narrow down the scanning area - I presume in the 'Scan specific area' that the 'Left' & 'Top' boxes create a margin that isnt scanned? Worked here anyways thumbs up

Background removal -
I cant get this to work - scanning dark image on white (paper) background - it could be the fact it's paper - it's texture does get scanned which probably makes it difficult to remove - will try with a sheet of photo paper later
5194  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Should I add simple scanner features to SC? on: July 22, 2009, 04:05:36 PM
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I can't test the background remover because I have light background but have two thin strips of dark either side
i might be able to add ability to specify custom scan area/margins, which take care of situations like yours.

or I could get a bigger piece of paper for the background lol
seriously though, that could be helpful - I'm thinking of reducing the scanning area to A4 cause I rarely if ever scan more than that, and the full area of the glass doesnt get scanned anyways
5195  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Should I add simple scanner features to SC? on: July 22, 2009, 03:14:18 PM
Colour working  thumbs up

I can't test the background remover because I have light background but have two thin strips of dark either side (I using white page to create light background & it doesnt fill the scan area)

Auto-straighten image works very nicely Thmbsup

Is there any way to cancel after starting a scan ?
Is there an option to revert to last saved version of file ? Menu > File > Discard all Changes . .
5196  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: An easy software to make street/road maps? on: July 22, 2009, 01:51:18 PM
Probably not what you need, but just for the case have a look at OpenStreetMap.
anyone know anything about their export options ?
OpenStreetMap XML Data
Mapnik Image
Osmarender Image
Mapnik itself seems to be aimed at developers 
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Mapnik is a Free Toolkit for developing mapping applications.
http://mapnik.org/

Osmarender:
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Osmarender is a rule-based rendering tool for generating SVG images of OSM data.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Osmarender

sounds like both could be vector applications or at least could be used to produce usable vector drawings . .
5197  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Should I add simple scanner features to SC? on: July 22, 2009, 03:57:00 AM
scanner bed color -- can't think why you wouldnt be able to change that.. but if you have it set to auto detect, it may keep reverting each scan.
removal of background color depends on scan bed color and tolerance, so play with those.
I hadnt realised 'Bed colour from Corner' meant Auto-detect . . so it's changeable now with that deselected

Are you going to give the option to preview - personally I wouldnt use it much but, if for example you want to do a very hi-res scan of a small area, it can save a lot of time
5198  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Should I add simple scanner features to SC? on: July 22, 2009, 03:31:45 AM
Re Scanner:

I used default interface (WIA) and it found my old Benq S2W no problem

  • I set it to 'colour' - the scan was greyscale
  • I'm sure I was able to change the 'scanner bed colour' once but it has reverted to black & I'm unable to change it again
  • Removal of background colour didnt work
  • Did read at the correct DPI which I had also changed
  • I changed format to PNG which worked fine
5199  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Should I add simple scanner features to SC? on: July 22, 2009, 03:22:21 AM
Hi Mouser,

I just installed the beta version (2.60.01) and all my new screen shots are coming out just black, here is an exmaple:
 (see attachment in previous post)
I've stopped and restarted SC, but no joy!
Sad
 . . it's working fine here with or without scanner features enabled . .
5200  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: An easy software to make street/road maps? on: July 22, 2009, 02:52:17 AM
google map buddy sounds nice,
but if you want to make a quality map, I dont know of any software where you dont have to draw/trace everything and god help you if you want to add contours lol

Roads/streets - if you make the roadline say 3mm, clone the line and make the top line thinner, say 2mm. With lower line black, the upper white, you have an 'outlined' road - gets tricky at junctions so move the white lines into a higher layer so as they always show over the black (using any vector drawing programme)

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