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5276  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 17, 2009, 05:00:42 AM
Maybe it's to do with the 'update'
I'll try it with a fresh install so-to-speak -

Fresh 'install'.
Attempted 'Open in Notepad' (with single files only selected)
unfortunately doesnt work here with archived files *or* current.

The install that was updated - that now suddenly opens everything tellme

Okay, I've figured it out smiley - I presumed it opened the currently ticked file(s) but it opens currently selected files

PS: another 'icing' request - that single (left) mouse-click on systray icon would also popup the menu
5277  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 17, 2009, 03:28:40 AM
hi all
missed the last few updates so catching up today thumbs up

I'm a bit confused about a couple of things:-

I updated, started app, opened AnuVu from the tray:
I was able to look at "current.anu" which, as it happens, was still the one from friday (I have it set to archive log every one day undecided - I didnt have Anuran running over the weekend btw). I havent checked it properly - will check tomorrow to make sure it archives. It would be nice (for my use anyway) if it archived at the end of each calender day - I'm not sure with "archive logs every [1] day(s)" - does that mean calendar day or 24 hours after the option is first set?

Anyways, I manually archived via options - made a few test entries & opened viewer. Looks good, I tried to open the current file in Notepad (via menu) - got a message
---------------------------
Notepad
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Cannot find the .txt file.

Do you want to create a new file?
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Yes   No   Cancel   
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Ahhh, okay - it only opens archived files - maybe that could somehow be made clear? Or could it be possible to open current.anu?

BTW
Thanks for all the great work Skwire Kiss credits heading your way smiley
5278  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Choosing a new PC package for a relative.. Post your recommendations on: November 16, 2009, 11:00:23 AM
I think there's a lot to be said for buying locally from someone who actually builds the computers. Although, that's maybe not so common as it used to be due to internet prices. My experience that way was very good at least.
Pros -
  • if there's a problem, bring machine into town (but not as good as a pickup-return guarantee).
  • There's one person (or a couple) that you deal with.
  • after the guarantee time you still have someone there to fix hardware problem
Cons
  • they could always go out of business
  • you'll probably pay more

There's a guy in town here selling refurbished pc's & laptops.
For basic use & maybe not so cheap (in comparision with new) but good quality machines & monitors etc. with one year warranty and the pros listed above.
Of course my relatives are all very very basic computer users smiley
5279  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Choosing a new PC package for a relative.. Post your recommendations on: November 16, 2009, 09:06:27 AM
Related query (I think!):

when researching a readymade product, if you use one of the price comparision sites (not familiar with english language ones, e.g. http://Geizahls.at & http://www.schottenland.de) I often see a model that's a lot cheaper than other models that seem to be exactly the same e.g.
Samsung NC10@nyNet N270BBT  and  Samsung N130@nynet-N270BN
both described as
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10.1 Zoll Netbook (Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Intel GMA 950 XP Home) schwarz
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and 40 euros price difference from same supplier (Amazon.de) (after a bit of digging, I think the cheaper - the N130, has a less good display but also has WLAN which other doesnt)

So I guess my question is: if there's a good site that will compare models so that you can quickly see the difference between models. In general I find the producers sites are useless for this - e.g. Canon does compare but doesnt show any models that arent totally uptodate - which is typical, yet those models no longer shown on homepages are on sale for months afterwards...
5280  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: New duplicate audio files finder... I am open to features suggestion on: November 16, 2009, 08:01:26 AM
I've not used any file duplicate apps (-yet, I recently bought DupeTrasher but havent had a chance to install yet) so any suggestions may vary wildly smiley

It seems to me that ít would be good to be able to easily differentiate between Exactly the Same & Similar - similar being where the percentages come in

Also, maybe an indication of what 90% similar could mean - could that be a different file (e.g. diff bitrate) but actually the same recording.
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Another example - this may be unusual - I have a small collection but relatively a lot of live tracks - I often crop them at either end if there's too much waffling & naturally keep the original recordings. Would the app be able to tell me they exactly the same except one is cropped (this not really a feature request but you did ask for scenarios!)
5281  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Portable computer on: November 16, 2009, 01:02:47 AM
Be sure to get a nice warranty with Acer. From my experience they haven't been to reliable.  

Acer have a very bad rep (here in Germany anyway) - I've seen [many] stories online of people sending off their laptop & getting them back not properly fixed but with additional problems
Something else to consider...

I'm looking at the Samsung NC10 netbook (sub-notebook) supposed to have a very good screen (but only 10.2 inch) and good keyboard. There's an older version - called 'BBT' here (NP-NC10-KB03DE), which is almost 100 euro cheaper than other models - I think the reason is that it doesnt do wireless (which suits me fine)
5282  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Tech News Weekly: Edition 46-09 on: November 15, 2009, 04:44:25 PM
"You just gotta love Christopher Walken."
yes yes Grin that was a great mashup too

I remember seeing Christopher Walken on Johnathon Ross years ago (same show) reading some fairytale (cant remember which). I just remember him being so totally deadpan but at the same time giving it such character - he's just great!
5283  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 13, 2009, 07:32:42 AM
Yeah - the maximise window would normally not be a problem & not a problem to me as I just used gridmove to resize it

Attached test file from a fresh 'install' - the only thing I changed was the timing of the popup. Still same problem with double dates showing in viewer - I had to change the extension to upload
5284  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 13, 2009, 06:32:58 AM
1) I think any feature requests I make at this stage are icing Wink
so...
 ~ Option in AnuVu to launch file in default (or custom) text editor ?

2) Also: Confirm Dr.Frog's report above - viewer showing double date/times

3) I'm wondering out loud here - if there's any way of stripping out the dates in a text editor - may seem like an odd idea - but I'm still unsure how I might use the programme in the future - & for some possible uses the times might just get in the way.
I'm not that familiar with find and replace - maybe if some editor can use wildcard (*) and removes from the § to the carriage return (I think Textmaker can do that actually)
5285  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 13, 2009, 05:48:42 AM
minor window bug (I think)

  • Launch AnuVu
  • Maximise window
  • Close
  • Relaunch - it's full screen
  • Click the middle button for 'Normal' window - window stays full screen size

so I guess it's not remembering previous normal window size (or do apps usually have a default normal window size?)
5286  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: CHKDSK Assist - Schedule CHKDSK Operations on: November 12, 2009, 04:04:47 PM
hi darklight
I had a go at this today (been getting some blue screens lately..)

First:
I used the portable version
OS xp sp2 home

So I scheduled it for a restart,
I rebooted & went for a cup of tea
when I came back, it was finished - I checked the log & it said
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The type of the file system is NTFS.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process.  Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N) y

This volume will be checked the next time the system restarts.
so I restarted & went off again but came back again to the same message

Third time, I got a beer & manually entered chkdsk c: /f /r & sat in front of the computer smiley - it checked everything, showed the results for about 1/100th of a second.So I went back to your app & checked the log again to see the same message again.

So now I googled & discovered I could look in the event viewer under applications (eventvwr.msc) (I'm learning a lot today)
The log of the chckdsk was there

so, I'm wondering:
a) have I done something silly (well possible)
b) is my computer wonky (well possible)
c) is your app not able to find the logfile (see next)

Just in case it's related:
Quote from: me (in another thread here somewhere)
unfortunately in my case I had an error report for the Dr.Watson debugger last year - MS's 'solution' was to disable it - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949820 (I remember at the time it was seizing up and created a multi GB log file).
5287  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How would you improve a standard PC keyboard? on: November 12, 2009, 02:21:36 PM
Put the App/Context/RightClick (whatever you call it) back next to the Right-Control key.

Nobody else misses the APP key?

it's still here lol -
Logitech media keyboard - german layout though

Advantage of the Shift+F10 is it toggles the context menu. dont know why the apps key doesnt do that Sad
But true it is a lot more awkward
5288  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: November 12, 2009, 02:17:10 PM
Quiver in fear Evil
Grin
5289  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Linux Desktop Turns 10: World Yawns? on: November 12, 2009, 09:48:50 AM

It's very interesting to learn the history about Corel trying to make a go of it as a desktop OS -
pity they didnt make it...
5290  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 11, 2009, 06:22:35 PM
frog_1.wav rocks.  =]

lol - have to agree there Grin

thanks for new version Skwire, will check it out tomorrow

[edit] like pong & droplet sounds too thumbs up [/edit]
5291  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for freeware ghost clone with boot manager on: November 11, 2009, 06:04:20 PM
GRUB4DOS and Partition Saving sound good. But I need a "fully legit" solution instead of WinImage. I have UltraISO myself, but that is a personal license and not one I can let the folks at work use. And I don't have floppy drives on these machine, so I want a virtual floppy solution.

so you're looking for free for commercial use -
have you checked out Steven Avery's thread here listing software free for commercial use?
Here's the post about backup etc:
http://www.donationcoder....18955.msg169835#msg169835
5292  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 11, 2009, 02:04:16 PM
just passing through here so have only glanced at previous posts
Personally I wouuld have kept all time stamps (or at least the logfile name/timestamp) as
2009-11-11 21:00
or something comparable e.g.
2009_11_11-2100
to avoid the : & spaces in the filename
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I know Skwire you say some people have a problem with 24hr clock but I think everyone understands it & it sorts logically
5293  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 11, 2009, 12:57:30 PM
overlapping post:-

Notes:
1. When multiple logifles are checked, how will they be displayed in the main viewer? In a chrono-order? Will there be any visual grouping, such that entries from different logfiles are separated somehow?
2. Minor suggestion: to keep with the current trend of searchboxes in apps and online sites, move searchbox to upper right corner, in line with the toolbar.
3. Consider changing the style of timestamps, such that they are visually separated from entries. My preference: slight reduction in font size, and bolded.
4. With search filters in place, my next want will be to "export the current view" to another text or .csv file.  At the very least, I should be able to select text in the viewer pane and copy it elsewhere, but more advanced users might want to keep the logfile markup intact for their purposes.
5. Quibble: I prefer a white background for the log viewer pane rather than gray. It's consistent with the look and feel of most other apps.
6. I already see 'select all' and 'select none' functions are planned. CTRL-CLICK on a checkbox should also toggle the behavior.
7. Does the search also respond to dates/times? Obviously, if the user changes his timestamps midstream, he's up his own creek with how consistently this would work.
8. Earlier request, repeated: When AnuVu is started by opening a .anu file, it should display the logfile, plus any other logfiles in the same directory. This is for users who end up moving their logfiles around.
9. What if a user has logfiles in multiple folders but wants to display them together with AnuVu? This strikes me as a fairly rare use case, so I don't think it's necessary to address it, but I feel it should be mentioned.

2) I prefer search box where it is - one would probably often open this from systray - mouse moves up naturally to search box - also not taking from actual viewer pane

4) csv would be nice [answered above]

6) +1 (would be nice anyway) [Ctrl+Click in one box would select/deselect all]

8] could be very helpful if working from usb stick (dont know if that possible?)
5294  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 11, 2009, 11:50:26 AM
'edit field' sounds great (does that mean I can actually 'edit' - presumably copy text at least?)

I think I'm getting carried away again !!
But copyable text would be great
5295  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 11, 2009, 11:46:28 AM
sounds very good to me just refreshed & got your last post:
LOOKs very good to me cheesy

'edit field' sounds great (does that mean I can actually 'edit' - presumably copy text at least?)

5296  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 11, 2009, 08:36:24 AM
will one be able to search all log files via the viewer ?
or would you recommend using another app?

A simple text search would be easy to implement since each entry is properly delimited with a "§`r`n" sequence.

that would be nice (= one vote)


Right...this is where it gets fuzzier since custom timestamps are allowed.  Furthermore, I haven't designed Anuran with this in mind.  It's not really a time-tracker.  It's more of a "what were you doing/thinking/feeling at said time" application.  This behaviour is more in line with doctorfrog's original request.

I'm a fan of the "one tool for one job" way of coding.  With that in mind, I think there are plenty of time/project trackers out there that do a much better job than anything I could code.  Please don't take this as me discounting your suggestions, tomos.  I really appreciate the feedback.   smiley smiley smiley

no worries Skwire Wink - just an idea, I was unsure of it myself & realised it might not be suitable
(BTW I like TaskLog a lot but never really used it due to aforementioned problem - so I've bumped that thread)

5297  DonationCoder.com Software / Skrommel's Software / Re: TaskLog v1.1 - Small bug and an improvement or 2... on: November 11, 2009, 08:11:01 AM
is there any way you can get TaskLog to recognise when the computer goes into hibernation mode -
I tend to use this when i leave computer for any length of time & of course I forget to tell TaskLog and
& come back to
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still at task XYZ running for 168mins?

I'll give this a friendly bump smiley -
standby doesnt work properly on my machine so I use hibernation fairly often...
5298  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 11, 2009, 08:06:37 AM
we might be reinventing the wheel with the time-tracker idea
I was just having another look at Skrommel's TaskLog - mind you after doing a search I see I had a problem with hibernation which I use relatively often (my computer has problems with standby)

TaskLog
You define your tasks - it logs amount of time spent on each (asks at user selected intervals)
Saves in a csv file, which it can also sort before opening (in Notepad)
5299  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system on: November 11, 2009, 07:40:52 AM
will one be able to search all log files via the viewer ?
or would you recommend using another app?

Re: the timetracker idea -
one would really have to indicate when you're starting on a project & when ending - otherwise:
if all other entries are filtered out you wouldnt know at which times you began / ended
5300  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: fully free software utilities for biz use - discussion on: November 11, 2009, 04:28:48 AM
Thanks to tinjaw's recent post, someone on friendfeed told me about this one:

Anti-virus/anti-spyware/anti-rootkit/firewall (and more) intended for commercial use.

Standard version of FortiClient Endpoint Security Suite is freeware.

http://www.forticlient.com/standard.html

found this (unfortunately) not very promising review (you could call it a mini-review/test).

According to one comment (from Prosa)
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The databases are not equal, free editon is a subset of premium edition

From releases notes:

Antivirus updates / Database

Free Edition – Daily (using core signature database)
Premium Edition – Hourly (using extended signature database)
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