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5276  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: *Foolproof* sware to import photos & make CD ? on: November 20, 2008, 10:03:04 AM
Here's a sample I just made and published with vso to the desktop where it made it's own folder that I titled the album.
Then I put it in My Dropbox and this is the index link Dropbox gave me.

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/198326/pics/index.html

looks great
did you take those pics?!?  (some very exotic looking ones there!)
5277  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: *Foolproof* sware to import photos & make CD ? on: November 20, 2008, 09:34:11 AM
thanks cmpm


For organizing you could use paint.net.

I thought paint.net was an editor undecided
5278  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MailStore Home 2.5.1 released with lots of improvements on: November 20, 2008, 09:32:16 AM
. . . and probably too busy to notice someone in a small business that doesn't need 5 licenses using the free version.

I'm all for paying for software but, generally only when means to do so are provided tongue

ahem, yes, yes ......
5279  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 20, 2008, 05:45:01 AM
I printed on A4 pages and got myself in & out trays  tongue
5280  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 20, 2008, 04:45:44 AM
... you're much faster picking up an index card, writing several similar copies of the list on it and using it when you need to.

forgot to post this yesterday:
how about printer/paper !?!

for a while (last years GOE experiment) I printed a daily schedule PDF template, & I added in (to PDF) tasks that had to be done daily. Didnt suit my needs in the end but point being you could probably figure out some method that would avoid writing/rewriting
5281  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: JustToDoIt - Fast ToDo lister on: November 19, 2008, 08:47:21 AM
Another update, I'm using it quite a lot.

I'm glad! I'm using it every day
Like the icon too  smiley

what do you mean by
> * Improved handling of completed tasks, tasks get checked -
I dont see any difference here but then I have no problem with "handling of completed tasks"


This happen occasionally:-
  • Currently if theres too many items for the window to show it forms a double column list, but, if the text of an item in the left column is too long it gets cut off because she scollthingy at the bottom show one column or the other but doesnt actually allow you to view any text that goes off the window edge.
  • Obviously I can make the window wider or
  • could you get the text to wrap in the window at a certain width? or
  • get the scroll to show all text before going to next column.

Hope that all makes sense!
5282  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MailStore Home 2.5.1 released with lots of improvements on: November 19, 2008, 08:22:15 AM
Sensible pricing scheme. Why don't you forward that to them? Wink

I sent them a mail saying their pricing scheme rules out self-employed/sole-traders with only one or two (or 3 or 4 or 5!) computers and sent links to this post and Carol's above

Reply was
Quote
Hi Tom,

please excuse my short answer - at the moment there is only the current pricing.

Best Regards,

I guess as Carol says they too busy to look at this or the just focusing on bigger or corporate sales
5283  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 19, 2008, 08:14:03 AM
thanks for clarifying Paul,
I was confused because I had three questions. Numbers 1 & 3 were related,
so former and latter werent communicating to me

numbering is good - I'll do that next time I've questions Wink
5284  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 19, 2008, 07:43:06 AM
Tomos, I think what you're asking is inseparable IMO.

As a base model, the latter can satisfy me but of course if there's a program for the former, the better.

does that mean you're not going to answer my questions Grin  tellme

here's a couple more:
what's the former ? 
what's the latter ?

(I'm not taking the piss - I really dont know what you're referring to ...)
5285  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: List of newbie questions regarding software on: November 19, 2008, 06:35:25 AM
I'm interested in something similar -I think- I say "I think" cause I'm afraid I still dont understand what exactly you want Paul

do you want a todo list of items that you can easily reproduce & make variation on?
or
do you want a todo list hat you can simply reuse when it done - start over - to-do again?

do you have a set bunch of actions (as example of searches above) that you want to do/apply to various items/words/whatever ?
5286  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MailStore Home 2.5.1 released with lots of improvements on: November 19, 2008, 02:44:37 AM
Ah, thanks Carol! I assumed that it was no longer possible to get the Home Plus version this way. I'm definitely going to check this out  Thmbsup

I dont think that offer is there anymore
the link above gets a 404 and cant find anything about a plus version on their site
5287  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MailStore Home 2.5.1 released with lots of improvements on: November 18, 2008, 08:44:12 AM
The really stupid thing they have done is to release the Home Office version.

According to the website it is functionally equivalent to the Home version but they are charging a minimum of $445 (+ applicable taxes) for 5 licenses (minimum order is 5 licenses).

I cannot understand who would buy the Home Office version when you cann buy the full MailStore Server for $349 including 10 licenses ??????

Very strange pricing structure.

Wierd - very strange ...
MailStore Home Office can be obtained for the price of 79 € apiece (plus applicable VAT) with a minimum purchase of five
I had missed that completely - (if you go directly to the shop page you only get offered the server version)

Why not make a MailStore Workstation - an enhanced version of the Home version including scheduling etc. and charge on a simple per workstation price for it. If it was $39.99 or similar loads of people would jump at it (I certainly would). Loads of people will just settle for the free version (even if they use it outside licensing terms for business) if the Office version is highly priced and has no advantages!
would be much more attractive for self-employed who might only want one or two copies
5288  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: List of disc catalogers on: November 18, 2008, 06:06:46 AM
You must also add Camel Disc Catalog to this list. Very few cataloguers can rival with it.

FF3 doesnt like it (Camel Case)
Lists it as a "reported attack site" and give these further details:

dont know are you related to the software in some way Tobeus?
looks like some sorting out needs to be done with google at any rate

Their site is working fine today
will add it to list this week
5289  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Complaint: Why are 99.999% of all companys' customer service departments broken? on: November 18, 2008, 06:04:06 AM
Idiots can be everywhere on either side ;-)

I'm sure that's the case - one hears stories  smiley
My problem lately was trying to buy a printer with roll-paper printing facilities - it was difficult from specifications to figure out which printers could & which not. So I thought "contact"

Canon I couldnt contact - could not figure out via their website how to contact them - this seems to be their master plan

HP I contacted once, automatic reply saying I'd get a response within 24 hrs, then nothing ... second attempt I eventually got a mail to say email support broken. Even though I sent the mail from Ireland they sent me an English number that is unreachable from Ireland huh I contacted them again and they said that was the only number they had

In fairness the people in support were helpful, it was the whole structure that was screwed up ...

EDIT/ I forgot to say - to add insult to "unreachableness". I got a mail from some company doing a survey about HP support. I thought great, a chance to let them know the problem. Turned out it didnt include pre-sales support so they chucked me out of survey Grin
5290  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MailStore Home 2.5.1 released with lots of improvements on: November 18, 2008, 06:01:28 AM
The current version is 2.6 but they have just released MailStore Home Plus with an interesting marketing model.

You can either donate $60 to WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) or promote the product on your website.

It adds quite a few useful features to MailStore Home and can be installed on top of MailStore Home, retaining your settings and database.

I haven't had a chance to play with it yet but one thing that is useful is that you can add 6 import profiles with the Plus version (instead of 3) and it unlocks various other features such as scheduled backups etc. I will fiddle with my website tomorrow and send them an email.

See http://www.mailstore.com/.../mailstore-home-plus.aspx for details of the new version.

unfortunately the "Home-Plus" version is no more

Version 3 out now (probably worthy of new thread?)
It's either the free version or the server version for
-
MailStore Server incl. 10 user licenses      279.00 €$ 349.00       Buy now
Inclusive Update and Support Service for one year    362.70 €$ 453.70    Buy now
-
pity there's nothing inbetween
5291  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2007 / Re: New Getting Organized Experiment? on: November 18, 2008, 03:11:37 AM
How about starting a new child board (GOE 2009) and  people can post about their ideas what they'd like to work on and we could take it from there?

Then, when people have theme(s) they could add a distinguishing marker to their threads related to that theme - adding name at the beginning probably easiest ?
e.g. "[tomos]-Procrastinating again :-)"  (can sort by titles then and group each persons posts*)


my list (themes) would be something along these lines
clearing backlog - mostly stuff in boxes Wink
à la my post above - expectation/sense of obligation -> procrastination (avoiding/reacting because of pressure from self or others)
Again, I cant remember the third ... (organisation comes to mind as another theme!)

And because it would be individual projects it really doesnt matter how many or how few get involved - obviously nicer to have a bunch of people involved though


* I forgot: can sort by "Started by" column
5292  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: List of disc catalogers on: November 17, 2008, 10:38:20 AM
Thanks Jim
I hadn't time to follow up on it - it does give 16th as date of problem (yesterday, but no time given)... will try again tomorrow and maybe contact them...
5293  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / *Foolproof* sware to import photos & make CD ? on: November 17, 2008, 08:16:25 AM
Found a couple of threads about photo organisers but I'm just looking for something very simple for a beginner (computerwise) that ideally would:

  • upload photos from the camera or card and
  • allow very easy selection of all, none or any photos for burning on CD/DVD

I thought this would be a relatively easy one - so far, I've tried using explorer and Picassa and Nero (Express/Start Smart)

  • With XP uploading photos there is a wizard but it screws up last modified date
  • Trying to select images using Explorer and "Add to CD" or whatever it says is actually a scary experience. Plus is that you can add a few, then add a few more but then the tray icon which is the only known link to the future CD disappears regularly. Minus is the difficulty of selecting large number of images - so we gave up that route
  • Picassa uploads okay-ish - claims to find duplicates but missed about a quarter of duplicates when we imported from a card that had been partially copied before.
    Interface when uploading is confusing to me (initial problem is it doesnt tell you what it's doing but then wording in german version at any rate was very ambiguous) so the beginner doesnt have much chance with that.
  • With Picassa you can burn folders of images but cant select individual images

Import should, well, import. It would be a plus to be able to select all, none or any photos
Then re burning:
Ideally selection would be click once to select, click again to deselect. Option to select all/none
Then burn. Ideally multisession option

I can live without all the "ideally" bits - the simplicity and foolproof-ness is priority
Any ideas - two different apps would be fine

Only one I can think of is Kodak easy share which I know got an update lately - I'm wary of them cause there was lots of problems with it a couple of years ago but might chance it anyway
5294  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: List of disc catalogers on: November 17, 2008, 07:34:35 AM
You must also add Camel Disc Catalog to this list. Very few cataloguers can rival with it.

FF3 doesnt like it (Camel Case)
Lists it as a "reported attack site" and give these further details:


dont know are you related to the software in some way Tobeus?
looks like some sorting out needs to be done with google at any rate
5295  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows Countdown Timer Showdown on: November 16, 2008, 03:32:45 PM
I wish there was an application that would remind me to do something at certain times annoyingly like WorkRave.
For example, something that would annoy me to go to sleep early would be great smiley.

Anyone knows anything like that?

a live-in partner ?   .. maybe ...
5296  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows Countdown Timer Showdown on: November 16, 2008, 07:00:02 AM
Quote
Instant Boss - Too bossy smiley I didn’t like all the preconfigured messages either.

...

Workrave - A bit too complex for my needs, but has short stretch intervals and other reminders to help reduce strain.

I commented there (had to tone it down a bit first !!) :
First, thanks for the comparision!

I’m afraid I find that a ridiculous comment on Instant Boss - what do you mean by it being “too bossy” ?? and just commenting on the messages then seems pretty superficial to me…

I used to use Workrave before Instant Boss. I gave up on it because it was too in your face and didnt credit me with any intelligence/initiave - i.e. far too bossy for me at any rate (unless they’ve toned it down in the last year or so)

In fairness Workrave is aimed at people who have wrist/arm problems from use of the mouse & keyboard and who are trying to regulate their use of same
5297  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Surfulater 3 - huge price hike (166%) + where is the Firefox add-on? on: November 14, 2008, 01:48:41 PM
it certainly makes me extremely gun shy about purchasing expensive software from small developers. There are no guarantees at all!

true, I worry about that at times, unfortunately there's no guarantees from big companies either ...

EDIT/ apart from (maybe) the guarantee of bloat and (probably) the guarantee of slow or no response to your queries and/or bug reports  Sad Grin
5298  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Surfulater 3 - huge price hike (166%) + where is the Firefox add-on? on: November 14, 2008, 04:57:00 AM
I hadn't noticed the 2 year rule on upgrades!

That's the nail in the coffin for me - no way I would be tempted to pay for the product from scratch

Yeah, I find it a bit harsh in any product but especially in such a relatively young product
hmm ...
in fairness it upgraded to version 2 Dec 2006 which is almost two years now .. but still - I think he should at least offer 25% reduction to people who bought a version 1
5299  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Surfulater 3 - huge price hike (166%) + where is the Firefox add-on? on: November 14, 2008, 03:33:12 AM
I was suprised by the price hike allright  undecided

I notice if you actually go to buy, you (all) get a 12% discount, but the 50% upgrade is only valid if you bought Surfulater in the last two years - must check when I got mine, about two years ago I'd say Sad

from the email announcement
Quote
# Tags: Tag your articles with single or multi-word tags in addition to the existing folder structure.
# Tag Tree: View trees of tags, allowing you to sort and organize your articles in almost any conceivable way.
# Editable templates
# Full Windows Vista IE7 support
# One-step Firefox install
# Expanded rights: A single license now gives you the right to install it on up to five computers for a single user.
# Many other features. Read them in the Release Notes.

blog post here
5300  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DC first! A work of collaborative poetry! on: November 13, 2008, 04:51:52 PM
thumbs up well done !! thumbs up

hadn't seen the last three lines, love it Thmbsup
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