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5276  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Metaproducts Inquiry Standard is today (2009-10-30) on GAOTD on: October 30, 2009, 05:30:42 AM

strangely it's not on their home page today
try here
http://www.giveawayofthed...quiry-standard/#more-9507
5277  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Reocities: the GeoCities one-man rescue project on: October 30, 2009, 05:14:25 AM
Also who could ever forget the annoying midi files that ran in the background of so many of those sites

it's all new to me smiley  Another Midi Page
5278  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Group files from within folders on: October 29, 2009, 07:48:17 AM


FolderGroupie
(?)
5279  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2009 / Re: Lazy Productivity: 10 Simple Ways to Do Only Three Things Today on: October 29, 2009, 04:01:20 AM
nice post Paul Thmbsup
5280  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: October 28, 2009, 07:06:57 AM
(so why am I posting it here?)!

lol,
Curt, I couldnt find anything about the new feature at that link (or under the more details link there)
5281  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows vs. Mac: I'm starting to change. on: October 27, 2009, 04:13:11 PM
I think there's two things going on here -
there's been a good bit of gratuitous bashing etc, but, on the other had,
I thought that the responses to both those articles were actually quite reasonable (in fairness, one article wasnt really about mac vs 'pc' at all).

I have noticed in comments on any articles I've read about the topic that the mac users who respond are very reasonable and practical and NOT fanatics. Maybe that's part of the problem here - there arent really any mac users involved in the thread.

Was it last year that nontroppo moved to mac and wrote some very impressive stuff here about the OS.
5282  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SC: Discussion of Scanning Functions on: October 27, 2009, 03:13:49 AM
Latest version (2.75) has improved save to PDF features in scanning functions.

look forward to trying that out Kiss  
just to report though - it's not being offered via check for updates or via dcupdater
(my version here is 2.72.01)
5283  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Unauthorized Contest: Who's been the most helpful in the last 3 months? on: October 25, 2009, 01:08:04 PM
rypple says I need to register.

after voting it asks you to login/register - it's not clear has the vote been accepted (?)
5284  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: You have a computer backup plan.. but does it work? on: October 23, 2009, 04:38:36 PM
These image backups are huge. I don't have an external HD that has triple the space of the current HD.

Using a backup software that compresses backups and can do incremental backups:
I just checked & have 3 full backups and 14 incremental backups (so you could really call that 17 backups) - they take up 30GB space.
5285  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows vs. Mac: I'm starting to change. on: October 22, 2009, 02:08:41 PM
the comments are more informative (both sides) and entertaining than the article itself (a good few from this year actually).

there's a link in the comments there for this NSFW article "Announcing the new apple iProduct" - doesnt look NSFW but some of the text is of a delicate nature smiley
5286  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: You have a computer backup plan.. but does it work? on: October 22, 2009, 08:16:14 AM
I just did my first restore a few months ago - was very nervous but thankfully it worked
I'll have to take your advice mouser and get myself another drive to restore to.

I'll probably just stick another drive in the computer - it'll be a third drive; I might, as suggested, get a rack
I love hard drive racks and the new sata racks are completely trayless and as easy as can be to use.
can you recommend one mouser ?  a search for "hard drive rack sata trayless" at NewEgg just gives three iStarUSA products which sound suspiciously like they only available in USA or N.America..
5287  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 10 things to do after installing Linux on: October 21, 2009, 03:04:14 PM
@tomos

I don't really know terminal commands but maybe this article is what you're looking for?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=35087

thanks Paul  thumbs up
5288  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: October 21, 2009, 12:55:29 PM
Hi!

I'm Kingsmob a.k.a PunkRockKarl, a 36 year-old aging punk rocker.
haha - a punkrocker and a geek - I love it smiley
welcome to the site Kingsmob, I was already listening to a bit of music on your webpage -
you could always add a few recommendations to this thread:
Recommend some music videos to me!
5289  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 10 things to do after installing Linux on: October 21, 2009, 04:31:47 AM
I'm wondering -
if I were to install Linux-(or whatever) on a machine and back up any important data &/or keep it on a separate partition:-
Can I do regular image-backups of the OS so that if something goes wrong I can just restore the last functional version of the OS?

That way I wouldnt have to try figure out how to fix "a python backtrace when one of the thousand front-ends coded in it inevitably goes bottom-up, for example".
5290  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: File Managers! Windows Explorer replacement! Come one, come all... on: October 20, 2009, 05:37:49 PM
There is little reason that software should be treated differently than other commodities (unless you want to get into the open source and FOSS debates  tongue ) DOpus is, if not the most expensive, among the most expensive of its kind. Whether the feature set justifies it and sets it apart from others of its kind is only up to each individual user.

well said smiley

I think cost-wise that XYplorer at current lifetime licence for $44.95US is very worth snapping up. I do miss some things from DOpus (didnt upgrade to version 9, bought XY instead) but I suspect I'd also miss things if I was migrating the other direction. XY is much more affordable and being developed very actively.
If I had the money though, I'd buy both cheesy
5291  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Best Laptop Input Device? on: October 20, 2009, 01:52:48 PM
or have you seen in the 'Announce your product' section:
A free laptop mouse replacement software.

disclaimer: I havent tried it, it is free (at the moment at any rate).
5292  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: BoomerApp.com - New Software Rebates Website from BitsDuJour on: October 20, 2009, 12:44:09 PM
This wont help you much Patteo in Australia but is good news for european customers:
Quote
For selected (mainly European) countries you will be paid in your local currency using using electronic funds transfer or bank transfer, these countries are as follows:
http://www.boomerapp.com/about/#rb2
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with a bank transfer the bank charges are only a few pence
5293  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: BoomerApp.com - New Software Rebates Website from BitsDuJour on: October 20, 2009, 06:27:22 AM
Update:

I just read that for certain countries (in their FAQ) , the check will be sent in the local currency. But do note that if again the check is drawn on a US bank, the back and forth thing between your local bank and the US Bank continue to apply and that means the bank commission charges.

Do correct me if I'm wrong.

for the record/example:
in Germany, cashing a foreign cheque in the same currency (I mean cashing a cheque from another EU country; cheque drawn in € euro) costs 11 euros [in my bank]

edited to clarify 'foreign'
5294  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Getting rid of "Google Goo" on: October 19, 2009, 03:13:30 PM
I am using this Greasemonkey userscript to get rid of Google tracking ...

- to my understanding this script is for google.com only? I believe Google default is any local "domain", giving different surnames all over the world - around here: .dk

I notice sometimes that google.com redirects to wherever you are (.dk .de .ie etc) and sometimes it doesnt - not sure does this depend on settings or have they changed the 'procedure'.
Can be challenging if you dont speak the local language...
5295  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Best password manager? on: October 19, 2009, 03:10:03 PM
Best password manager is your brain. Don't leave it to an app. You might end up being left when you completely forgot your passwords yourself.

the only password I'm sure of is the one that gets me into roboform undecided
5296  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: BoomerApp.com - New Software Rebates Website from BitsDuJour on: October 19, 2009, 12:15:59 PM
It all works with mail-in rebates. You pay the retail price up-front, and then print out the special rebate form. After you've posted it to one of our worldwide locations we'll send you your payment within two business days.
does that "worldwide" mean that this software can be bought from any country in the world?

The rebate deals only last one week so you'll need to act fast to make the most of them.
hopefully the postal service is good smiley
5297  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: My text file manipulation needs on: October 15, 2009, 02:59:10 PM
[...]  in which language you will write and what I will be expected to pay??
Hi forkinpm smiley
I hope Skwire wont mind me commenting:
you could have a look in the 'Post new requests'/'Coding snacks' board to get an idea of how the process might work
e.g. this thread:-
http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=19770.0

Autohotkey (AHK) is most often used to create scripts/programmes. It's portable, you can run a 'script' using AHK; or an .exe file can be made from the script - again that is portable too (the .exe file runs the programme as opposed to installing anything).

This site normally works on the idea of donations - if you use/like a programme or get something custom 'made' the idea is that you donate to the author. This is done by first donating via the last link on the right top of page. You get one credit per dollar donated. These are in your 'account' here. You can then donate 'credits' to the author via the $ icon under his/her avatar on the left. Anyone can cash in their credits.
As to amount - that's more delicate -  undecided cheesy - I guess that depends on how much you can afford, how much work is done; how much worth something has... you could also donate to the site if you wanted. There's more info at that donate link.

Hope that helps
5298  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Cancel :P on: October 14, 2009, 05:21:16 PM
I found one that does almost everything...

tell us tellme smiley
5299  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Quality Comparison: 8 x freeware PDF Readers / Viewers on: October 14, 2009, 10:16:41 AM
If the competition wasn't fierce, now Evince, the default PDF viewer in the GNOME desktop environment also has a Windows version.

sounds interesting
Supported Document Formats

Evince is specifically designed to support the file following formats.

    * PDF
    * Postscript
    * djvu
    * tiff
    * dvi
5300  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Scientists say: Alcohol DOES make people more attractive on: October 14, 2009, 01:52:59 AM
[...] marriage-a-wanna [...]

I dont usually get my laugh-of-the-day so early (8.50am here) but I reckon that's it -
thanks Miles cheesy
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