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5176  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView? on: April 28, 2009, 05:39:33 PM
I was going to say Irfanview...but that is only free for home use also.

have you looked at wanted: alternative to FastStone Image Viewer
as to what is suitable for commercial use - that can be pretty difficult to find out!

Maybe ArtSee from that thread?
5177  News and Reviews / Note Taking Software / Re: SuperboyAC's Notetaking Software Roundup #1 on: April 28, 2009, 10:26:15 AM
right, hmm, well my database is 300 meg - perhaps that is justifies the length of time it takes. i don't know???
I dont think so -
I remember in the forums over there Neville talking about only showing part of the file - whatever part would be visible - so, in theory at any rate, it shouldnt have an effect - not such a big one at any rate.
He is very responsive to problems so probably worth a post there ..
5178  News and Reviews / Note Taking Software / Re: SuperboyAC's Notetaking Software Roundup #1 on: April 28, 2009, 06:34:21 AM
it's the latest version of Surfulator, tomos...

i just tried it; it takes about 12 seconds to finish loading (with four knowledge bases), and that's on a dual core 4800 amd chip with raid striped raptor drives. there are a lot of pictures in the things i've grabbed though - maybe that's why it seems slow - or, i admit, maybe i'm being too picky.
12 sec is crazy time to be hanging around cheesy
that sounds like something to report at their forums - even if they're big files, it should not make any difference - it only loads enough of the file to get you going.
With version #2 I can open about 20MB worth of files (over 6 files) + the Help file and it opens very quickly.

Actually, like Evernote, subsequent starts are quicker than the first - under a second here
5179  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: move small dialog windows to cursor position on: April 28, 2009, 06:25:36 AM
is there a way of running AXEM silently?

"silently"- do you mean that it wouldnt show a window when started? You'd probably have to ask Justice in the AXEM thread, I dont know of a way.
5180  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: move small dialog windows to cursor position on: April 28, 2009, 03:46:50 AM
i'm about ready to make the screencast. anyone want to add anything that they think i should mention.
no actually  smiley
I just wanted to say that I've been using it since (the script version), using AXEM to start it with windows along with a few other scripts - no problems, happy user thumbs up
5181  News and Reviews / Note Taking Software / Re: SuperboyAC's Notetaking Software Roundup #1 on: April 28, 2009, 03:36:40 AM
I've been using Surfulator but I'm wondering if Evernote, either v2.2. or v3, is quicker to load. Any thoughts on that, superboyac?
Which version of Surfulator nudone?
I'm using Surfulator (last Version 2) - it starts as quickly as Evernote 2.2 here - although the first start of Evernote seems to be slower than subsequent starts (i.e. Evernote is then quicker - but the difference wouldnt bother me anyways)

Havent tried Evernote 3.

I'd like to try out CintaNotes as a possible replacement for Evernote ...
5182  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The evil of the horizontal scrollbar - and what we can do about it on: April 28, 2009, 03:04:11 AM
Very interesting thread!

sticking with the traditional list view:
IQ/SQLNotes has an interface where you can lock any number of columns (from the left side) and then you can scroll horizontally using Control Key and mouse wheel - obviously a great improvement on struggling with the horizontal scrollbar

so you might have this info visible in current window (with the first column locked):-

| ITEM | START DATE | TAG | DURATION | URL | VOL..
scrolling gives [edit] - shows the columns from further right - URL being the "overlapping" column in the two examples [/edit]
| ITEM |URL | VOLUME | LOCATION | ID | WHATEVER
-
obvious advantage being that when I scroll I can see to which ITEM the LOCATION details refer to.
But also I really love the Control Key + Mouse Wheel for horizontal scrolling - it makes it so eeeasy smiley
5183  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Acronis True Image Home 2009 Discount Challenge on: April 28, 2009, 02:40:14 AM
Please help me lower the price of Acronis True Image Home 2009, you just need go on this page and register: http://www.acronis.com/promo/happy-easter/

We can reach $25 price, that is a real bargain for that software.

I registered there FWIW
Ahh, i see it's over
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Acronis Happy Easter offer is now over! With your combined efforts the price for Acronis True Image 2009 has been knocked down to $29,65!
5184  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Post your desktop on: April 28, 2009, 02:17:13 AM
Hi Coeluh,

Take a look here: Show us your (physical) desktop.
actually although he says fysical desktop he means the non-physical desktop

Coeluh have a look at this thread Whats on your desktop?

Rainmeter looks good - must try it out, there's been an update lately I think ...

Re adding images to posts, it's preferred Coeluh cause then the images dont disappear - but also this site is supposed to be in general family friendly (or however you want to say that) and that link of yours is VERY NSFW
5185  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Start Panicking! ... and polishing those tin foil hats. on: April 25, 2009, 04:45:09 PM
well
I just had a look - it showed 113 sites I had visited - I may be wrong but I think it didnt pick up on sites I had visited via Opera(?) (Disclaimer - I swear I wasnt trying to hide those sites ohmy but if that is the case, then Opera could be a good bet for more privacy...*)


I installed it - then got annoyed with the extra housekeeping involved - and uninstalled it.
noscript? gotta admit I disabled it a short while after installing it ...


* EDIT/ * 
no, doesn't seem to pick up on Opera surfing - mind you it's showing a lot of stuff I looked at an age ago and some pages I look at regularly, but I dont see anything there I've looked at this evening for example (FF is my default browser btw)
5186  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: FREE Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 on: April 25, 2009, 04:33:52 PM
thanks Curt thumbs up smiley
5187  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: April 2009 Giveaway Results - Posted on: April 24, 2009, 04:02:54 AM
congrats all Thmbsup

If I'd have known you were giving away mugs mouser I would have entered Sad
- is that going to be a regular thing?
5188  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: RealWorld Paint.COM 2009.1 on: April 23, 2009, 05:46:10 PM
... (with a perhaps not so well chosen name?) ...

- have to admit I originally thought the thread was about a new version of Paint.NET
5189  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: RealWorld Paint.COM 2009.1 on: April 23, 2009, 06:38:12 AM
How does it compare to Paint.NET?

I see from the comments here http://fileforum.betanews...ail/PaintNET/1096481993/1 that Paint.NET does not support Photoshop .8bf plug-ins
5190  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's the dfference between using portable installaions vs PortableApps? on: April 22, 2009, 07:19:17 AM
Because FARR and LBC are both well suited to act as front-ends to a portable USB drive and other applications, i wonder if it might make sense to release a preconfigured non-install version of FARR+LBC that work together like a front end for a usb drive.  It would be preconfigured to show applications found just like portable apps launcher does.
Oh...hell...yeah!
that would be really nice mouser Kiss
5191  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: OK - lets get to know each other... who are you, what do you do, where from? on: April 21, 2009, 04:59:14 PM
Hi....guess I better stop lurking ( tho I don't think I'll have much to say anyway Wink )
I'm an Aussie sheila, living simply, in a ghost town in South Australia.
I love reading  on here, even tho most of it is beyond my comprehension....too many years on the clock to really get into all the coding stuff...more a "user" than a coder anyway.

a belated welcome phoenixxinOz - and you wont be the only non-coder here Wink
5192  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: for the past 50 years, American students were taught bullshit on: April 21, 2009, 09:51:57 AM
For what I see as good German language, I recommend reading Siegfried Lenz or Günter Grass. So going back to the English language: What's your recommendation of a Good English Book? Should I try the classic Shakespeare, or Hemingway, or Poe?
first, thanks for the german book recommendations thumbs up

so,
you're looking for a Good English Book - I'm not sure what you're implying by those capitals there, lol. That'll be like searching for the "Great American Novel". I cant tell you what's good in the context of this thread but I'll happily recommend a couple of books.

these below are all older books (but all 20th C. except for Jane Austen) - I would have to think/search some more for more recent writers.

Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice" - you may be confronted with some not so modern English, and convoluted sentences too, but she did write great books!

I've only read one short story by F.Scott Fitzgerald but that was really beautifully written.

P.G.Wodehouse not only writes in beautiful English but is also very entertaining along the way (a rare combination) - there can be a lot of slang in his books - maybe, as a non-native English speaker, avoid the "Jeeves" series because they're the worst 'culprits'. Actually, I'm not sure how readable he would be for a non-native English speaker undecided  I'd recommend any books about Blanding Castle/Lord Ermsworth.

Hemingway "For Whom the Bell Tolls" & "The Old Man and the Sea" are both great books. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" does use a sort of archaic style in the dialogue to indicate when they are speaking Spanish (or it may be a dialect, I cant remember exactly)
5193  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: for the past 50 years, American students were taught bullshit on: April 21, 2009, 02:52:16 AM
going back to the example of learning a second language -
hmmm -  well you could learn it by example if you had the option of living/working with native speakers, but if you want to learn it quickly and in a school scenario you really do need the grammar to hang the language on, so-to-speak.

Of course to really learn the language you've then got to use it with native speakers (e.g. in dc forums!) and then you'll often find that this (or that) way of saying something, while correct, is very stilted and everyone actually says it another way. The language is alive, not a set of rules.

So I guess that leaves me somewhere between Kartal and Eóin ...
but you just gotta love f0dder's spanner in the works Grin Kiss

Actually grammar is a relative construct by human beings, it is unnatural. I would  say that do not rely on grammar much. Grammar kills the language and puts it in a box. Grammar is elitist and creates class division.  Let languages flourish as they want to be. I hope it makes sense. I am an anti-grammar guy, really smiley
Eye r liek 2tally in aggrement!
Whut can i say 2 dat ????!!!!? omg wtf
5194  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: for the past 50 years, American students were taught bullshit on: April 20, 2009, 04:01:31 PM
Here we have a good example, Jimdoria is claiming that couple hundred years ago grammar was not established properly that is why he is having hard time understanding literature from that time. Well guess what, actually the language you talk today is probably more like a radiation infected amorph language compared to the past. I think you guys think that mankind keeps moving forward thus language and grammar move forward as well. That is a false feeling in my book.
I agree there.

There is no right or wrong way of talking a language, there are only vague patterns that are accepted by all levels of the society.
agreed again

I am sure none of you could pass your english class if you fail in grammar even if you write an amazing poem or story with the grammar of 500 years ago.
I think if you write "an amazing poem or story" - even using modern language, you're probably going to break any number of the more rigid grammar rules that exist today  smiley
5195  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1 on: April 20, 2009, 07:32:43 AM
2tomos
I've sent an e-mail to author few days ago

well that's great thumbs up
5196  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1 on: April 20, 2009, 04:35:13 AM
tomos, if you look I already voiced support in that thread days ago supporting a request for a discount.

Ooups, sorry Innuendo!

re getting discounts, AFAIK the problem is that no-one is really running that section at the moment..
If anyone was willing to take the initiative and contact Total Commander's author, I'm sure mouser would take it from there (if a discount were offered)
5197  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1 on: April 19, 2009, 03:55:53 PM
and,
not wanting to rub salt in (honestly! - I'm happy to see loads of requests for Total Commander discounts Thmbsup)
Total Commander discount?
5198  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: for the past 50 years, American students were taught bullshit on: April 19, 2009, 02:45:44 PM
Guys I think your over reacting a bit. The point of language is just communication. We can all see different dialects around us and so of course some consistency and rules have to be established to create a common base that all can understand and read and information can flow freely.
good point Eóin

I've just read the whole thread quickly so a couple of thoughts inspired by same

unfortunately,
the origin of actually creating a standard English (in England) involved class, elitism, and keeping the little man down. Ironically, you get snobbery on both "sides" these days - if you speak proper (:p) you may just as well get looked down on as if you don't. So everyone has to look after themselves, which is only natural after all (innit!? - I find myself alternating between compulsive urges to speak not "proper", and worrying that I'll make some stupid grammar mistake - that says a lot in itself I guess ... )

I'm living in Germany - when I moved here I went to the local Volkshochschule and did four months or so of full time courses learning German. But when I get served in the shops or meet people through the Sport club, or wherever, they speak a different language - in lots of ways it's almost the same, but it's so different that I really feel like I'm learning two languages. Then I heard people speaking Dutch and I realise that's also a closely related language. English too for that matter as you move further north. Gradually I got a sense of an area with related languages with one merging into the next. So, while it is artificial that someone at some stage decided that the dialect from around Hamburg should be the "High" German language, it is also very helpful* as Eóin says above  smiley

* [edit] especially when you have over 100 million native speakers of many different dialects. I know North America doesnt have much in the line of different dialects as such, but worldwide, English is spoken very differently (natively) in many different countries. And judging from some English people I've heard, they still have some pretty strong dialects within the country over there - never mind some of the Scottish accents Wink [/edit]
5199  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Tech News Weekly: Edition 16-09 on: April 19, 2009, 01:19:57 PM
yeah,
#4 is very entertaining:
> TWC will shelve the trials "while the customer education process continues."
dont you just love to get some "free" education for a change Grin

#2 - they'll just have to go back to old-fashioned banking undecided

#9  LOL  Grin
5200  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help me build my new computer, DC! on: April 17, 2009, 03:38:47 PM
MonitorBenQG2400WD (x2)$610.17NCIXUS

how are you getting on with these two smiley ?
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