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5176  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Great Britain is frozen! on: January 11, 2010, 04:38:57 PM
Somerset, 4th January

lovely picture (+ lovely landscape!)
5177  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: "Renaming" a list of names (not files) on: January 11, 2010, 01:04:27 PM
Well, progress indeed cheesy all methods working thumbs up

First with RegEx:
I downloaded both Notepad++ & 2 (in portable formats) and tried both
It's like magic - zap zap & everything's reversed  Thmbsup  I swear I was staring at the screen with my mouth open :O

Tom Jones Singer
becomes
Singer Tom Jones
+
Jones Singer
becomes
Singer Jones


I also wanted to strip out the last part (so I would be left with the singer's name in the above examples)
so, in Notepad++

Find: (.+) (.+)
Replace: \1
worked a treat


I can see why people like regular expressions - thanks for all the help again people
=============================================================

Skwire, that script works perfectly too Thmbsup - I was initially getting error messages, but because I did a 'save as' from the copy or paste box embarassed which of course was html...
I will use both methods as I'm getting bits of lists sent to me in dribs & drabs & I need to be able to sort (again using the example above) by 'Name' and by 'Occupation'
5178  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: "Renaming" a list of names (not files) on: January 11, 2010, 04:00:54 AM
Here's some AHK code to do what you want.  Simply copy your text to the clipboard and run this script.  The modified output will be copied back out to your clipboard.  Alternately, this snippet could easily be modified into a hotkey.

saved [edit] I meant I saved the script! [/edit], thanks Skwire thumbs up will get back to you/this later
5179  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: "Renaming" a list of names (not files) on: January 11, 2010, 02:08:24 AM
Thanks Iain,
I'm afraid I dont have Excel though (mentioned above)
I do have Softmaker office (Planmaker), I can have a look there with your suggestions but I presume they work different

Snail2, your suggestion doesnt work due to some names having three 'parts', some only two

Re the RegEx - can someone recommend a Text Editor for this ? Textmaker doesnt seem to be able to use the regex.
I have a notepad replacement (Win32Pad) - doesnt seem to be able to handle it either
5180  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: NITRO PDF Professional for $49.95 after $30 discount on: January 10, 2010, 12:49:52 PM
Hi Curt,

At the site that you have listed one can download file but it then asks for
a code??   Do you happened to know just what code should be entered?
Thanks.

from the top of that page Curt links to:-
Quote
Update: You can use any “bar code” in the registration form.

1234 worked for us.

not sure what they mean by barcode here (I didnt read any further), but 1234 sounds worth a try Wink
5181  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Great Britain is frozen! on: January 09, 2010, 03:01:13 PM
It's been about -20C - -15C in Oslo this week. Pretty cold, but with proper clothes [ AND A BEARD :p ] it's not really a problem.


f0dder, you're a brave man going cycling at minus five thumbs up
5182  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: "Renaming" a list of names (not files) on: January 09, 2010, 09:27:09 AM
I started reading about regex lately - I didnt get very far so your explanation is very helpful Stefan Thmbsup
Will try it out later or tomorrow (only passing through now) & will try snail02's as well

Thanks all  smiley
5183  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / "Renaming" a list of names (not files) on: January 08, 2010, 02:42:26 PM
I have a list of names - they are actually file names but they arent files

The format of the names is below - where    X or Z are letters or numbers or underscores or '-'    and spaces are spaces.

XXXXXXX XXXXXXXX ZZZZZZZZZ
or
XXXXXXX ZZZZZZZZ

I want to be able to take the last part of the name (ZZZZZZ) and put it in front so I would end up with

ZZZZZZZZZ XXXXXXX XXXXXXXX
or
ZZZZZZZZ XXXXXXX

Basically I want to be able to sort the list via the ZZZZZZZZ part of the name


Maybe this should be in new requests (?) or maybe there is something out there that does this already ?
I dont have Excel but do have Softmaker Office - dont know if it's possible via that...

TIA smiley Tom
5184  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Great Britain is frozen! on: January 08, 2010, 08:30:53 AM

great picture,
Ireland too (even more unusual due to the Gulf Stream)
5185  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Thunderbird 3 Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: January 08, 2010, 05:20:32 AM
stole the title from the Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful thread smiley

I currently only have one extension - and only one theme that I'd go as far as to say that I like it (have a bunch other I wouldnt recommend).
So I'm curious to hear what other's use


AttachmentExtractor http://www.eviljeff.com/?page=moz-extensions
The author was responsive the one time I made contact. I dont use it a huge amount and it has been buggy- but also getting updated regularly

WhiteHart theme https://addons.mozilla.or...US/thunderbird/addon/3791

[attachthumb=#]

only thing I'd change would be to make the background less white

So any recommendations?
5186  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: 1x NOD32 key FREE on: January 07, 2010, 04:45:56 PM
Magazine including a "c’t-Security-CD including NOD32": €3.70
http://www.heise.de/ct/inhalt/2010/02/6/

 (see attachment in previous post)

One must say the price for the magazine is covered at once with this fine offer :-)

It's a good magazine as well
5187  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Monitors - Resources - Recommendations on: January 07, 2010, 10:01:47 AM
> How much time do you figure went into your research/decision-making process?

I knew the price I was willing to spend, I knew I didnt want a TN panel - so that narrowed it down very quickly to three screens or so. Knowing the LCD thread (recommendations) & the Prad website made it all very easy & relatively quick (although I didnt notice the Prad recommendations page till after purchase). I only searched the Prad forums once I was happy with the Prad review for the Dell model (just in case).
Time, I dunno - I was kind of tipping away at it for a while so couldnt really say undecided
5188  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Monitors - Resources - Recommendations on: January 07, 2010, 04:39:04 AM

update:
someone sent me this link for calibrating your monitor without hardware Monitor calibration and gamma. There's a longish intro about ambient light and lighting in relation to photo printing. Recommends QuickGamma programme for windows, but worth reading the first link - first.
5189  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Monitors - Resources - Recommendations on: January 07, 2010, 01:59:48 AM
Monitors - Resources - Recommendations
I've done a bit of research lately so if you're looking for a monitor, some of these links might help


The famous LCD thread & it's very good recommendations has moved house - it's now here. The post with the recommendations (#2) is here.

Prad Reviews - English & German - the German reviews are more uptodate - you'll be able to get an idea from them at least!

Prad Recommendations (again the German list may be more uptodate) - English & German

X-bit labs http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/monitors/

Gaming Recommendations http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/ & their Master Monitors List(s)


Forums

Prad Forums - English & German

X-bit labs Forums http://www.xbitlabs.com/forum/


Panel Types

Not All LCD Panels Are Created Equal - old but still good (Coding Horror 2007)

A paragraph in a review here about text as viewed on different panel types (s-PVA vs PVA vs e-IPS). Scroll down to "Gargantuan disappointment: Text looks like crap". sPVA seems to be very poor in this regard. His review of an e-IPS panel (positive) here (Dell 2209WA)


Colour/Calibration/(etc.)

Extended Color Gamut: Highs and Lows (from an xbitlabs review)

sRGB vs. Adobe RGB (Ken Rockwell)

Do you really want a Wide Gamut display? (dpreview forums)

I still havent figured out how to display CMYK properly (dont even know what it's called for monitors). Obviously the monitor has to be capable of displaying [INSERT NAME HERE], but then come expensive factors like calibrating (confused by the fact that some 'cheaper' models of calibrators only calibrate sRGB colour range but they dont specifically say this on their sites). You've got to be in the know for all that stuff - if you havent been initiated by someone it's a bit of a nightmare world. Me, I gave up & bought a monitor with a good sRGB colour range out of the box (the Dell 2209WA)

10 Tips for Better LCD Image Quality (ExtremeTech) mostly a fairly general (but helpful) intro

~ Calibrating your monitor without hardware

Monitor calibration and gamma. There's a longish intro about ambient light and lighting in relation to photo printing (& some very dated advice about monitor size). Calibration part gets going here: Gamma and black level. Recommends QuickGamma programme for windows, but it's worth reading the first link - first (in fact the QuickGamma site links back to it as a tutorial).

The Lagom LCD monitor test pages - Calibrate and/or Test your LCD Monitor

Kalibrierung (auf deutsch, but there's some more good test images here that you can test your screen with)

The GretagMacbeth ColorChecker - a card with printed colours used by photographers, originally developed in the 70's. Now useful for checking your monitor colours/calibration/profiles. Costs around US$50 for the smallest version - I couldnt even find it secondhand (probably a good sign!)


Related Threads

To wide-screen or not to wide-screen
5190  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: To wide-screen or not to wide-screen on: January 06, 2010, 02:14:29 PM
well, I've finally gone widescreen (& flatscreen lol) - just yesterday so still adjusting
Congratulations on the change!

thanks Chris  cheesy

I've have gotten more vertical resolution over my last monitor, it's just getting used to the proportion that makes the screen *feel* compressed.
So far I find it's great for drawing, working on photos, having two dualscreen filemanager windows open (!),
far too wide for to maximise a browser window though, but yeah it's growing on me all the time, and true - there's very few new 4:3 models being produced (if any)
5191  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - ScreenshotCaptor -2.78.01 - Dec 24th, 2009 on: January 06, 2010, 02:04:02 PM
Quote
1) Not impressed that it automatically took all my existing files and placed them in subfolders without asking (hint, a prompt would have been nice). Resulted in a "WTF !" but was easy enough to work out and undo.

You're right -- the new autofiling option is on by default in the new version; at least on first use it should come up and tell user what's about to happen and give them option to disable.

that had me in a little panic for a while too I'll tell you (just got the update today)
I personally dont see any advantage to the new filing system - cant I sort by date if I want to ? although maybe not in SC itself? - I usually sort the folder by date (or name) in file manager
5192  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: To wide-screen or not to wide-screen on: January 06, 2010, 01:00:55 PM
well, I've finally gone widescreen (& flatscreen lol) - just yesterday so still adjusting

16:10 as opposed to 4:3 (which is 16:12 undecided)
It's amazing how much difference those two units make to the proportions of the screen. I miss the 4:3 format and would ideally like two 4:3's, I think, but space is limited. Maybe on a 24" (as opposed to 22") the screen wouldnt feel quite so compressed (top to bottom)

Got this one Dell 2209WA - 'only' 22 inch but has an e-IPS panel (as opposed to TN) so has great viewing angles and almost perfect sRGB colour out of the box. Have the option to return it within two weeks but suspect I'll be sticking with it smiley 
(It's a great price here but not the best for gamers I think)

all else I can say at the moment is thank João for Gridmove Wink
5193  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: “Is PayPal good for your microISV business?” A short PayPal horror story on: January 06, 2010, 12:34:26 PM
By the way, the Amazon payment system is now quite competitive with paypal for small amounts.

having read some of the linked pages I think I'll be avoiding PayPal where possible, I only use it for making payments but I don't want to support a company that works like that.

I dont know much about Amazon, - they have made buying stuff dead easy which I'm sure has helped them - it's a pleasure to buy stuff there it's so easy!
hmmm  . . .  Amazon Payments only seems to be available to United States residents - it doesnt allow me to change the country in the activation form. Also they only allow US residents to add Bank Accounts, which would actually be the more common way of paying online in Germany (also via PayPal). I wouldnt care what I pay with (CC or Bank a/c) but it looks like I'll have to wait for Amazon
5194  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Saving web pages on: January 06, 2010, 03:17:49 AM
Do you mean when you go back to save a second version of a page that it overwrites the previous version?
mhtml should open in IE or Opera - have you tried opening the various files with different browsers?
If you save file as Web Page, complete (that's how it's described in FF at any rate), it should save the images in a folder with the same name as the file name - is it possible you moved the html file but left the associated folder somewhere?
I used to save web pages & had problems with mht but not with others


There's a few different software that do this - the only ones I know personally are Surfulater & InfoQube, both of which I would recommend
Surfulater saves all content in a large file
InfoQube gives you various choices - link to images or store them locally

There are a few others (there was a thread not too long ago about which the best but I cant remember the name of it..) but if you want to compare before & after / changes to a site >> TucknDar's recommendation
5195  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: XYplorer File Manager on: January 05, 2010, 12:20:40 PM
We'll have to start a thread for pretty pics of file managers lol
I know when Superboyac got into Dopus he got it to look like TC.
It probably depends a lot on your theme - TC is very functional looking & looks fine out of the box if you have a nice Classic theme (I think).
Nothing looks good with the default XP theme (hah!)
I cant imagine what default TC would look like with Aero, culture shock I think.

Sortof getting back on topic, XY looks good out of the box - again very functional but not as clunky as TC
5196  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling on: January 03, 2010, 11:43:18 AM
Oh, there's one thing I'm not 100% certain about, though: is the rule for choosing "an" that there's a vowel, or a "vowel-sound"? Iirc it's the latter.

Yes, it's based on how it sounds rather than how it is spelled.

Examples: a house, an hour, a xylophone, an x-ray

just thinking about it, the 'y' sound is usually (always?) said with an 'a'
a yulelog (whatever that is)
a yoghurt dessert
a yam

also when it starts with e but sounds like y
a ewe

English is pretty weird all right when you look at it closely
5197  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling on: January 01, 2010, 08:20:39 AM
Fun allright all right
I suspect 'alot' will be a single word in the future (along [a long?tongue] with a lot of other changes)

PS lovely font there - Fontin I think
5198  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 RELEASE: DupFind on: January 01, 2010, 06:49:35 AM
What I mean by duplicate is identical data, regardless of name

that sounds good - any tips re the download link - I'm afraid I dont know where to begin over there...
5199  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea: Utility to allow user to set delay for AutoHide toolbar activation on: December 31, 2009, 02:27:14 AM
other thread here http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=21126.0

I'd love to get something like this as well, for the taskbar, and, (if possible) for a Directory Opus taskbar-like toolbar

[edit] I'm on XP SP2 btw [/edit]
5200  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Why is there no eps plugin for ACDSee? on: December 31, 2009, 02:18:19 AM
I believe Adobe Bridge shows EPS files - FWIW
Support for vector files in viewers/managers has always been between minimal & non-existent. I suspect it's difficult without much mainstream demand...
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