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101  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge - Some Kind of Unique Productivity Tool on: October 08, 2014, 11:52:27 AM
Lots of great comments here so far -- you guys no more about this type of software than I do and have more experience with these kinds of tools, so I need your assistance.
Some quick thoughts:

I do *not* want to try to reproduce the functionality of the best-in-glass general purpose tools.  They are too good at what they do for me to think I can do better.

I'm much more interested in creating something unique, experimental, opinionated, and focused on doing things fundamentally different than the existing tools.

So, one possible angle to this is to make a tool that is really more about PRINTING cards (or sheets) from your item entries, rather than a tool meant to let you do lots of virtual work on screen.. A tool designed to help you manage and print physical cards (or todo lists) for physical use.

That's just one angle -- I'm open to going in a different direction.

102  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Fetching Preview never loads? on: October 08, 2014, 11:33:54 AM
I don't know what you guys are talking about, it works fine!
103  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Problem with icons in 2.213.01 on: October 08, 2014, 11:17:11 AM
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Yes, so far I've only noticed shotcut-icons missing.

ok that's a big clue -- it's enough to let me at least go looking at what it could be.  hopefully you will be willing to try some beta versions of farr to see if i can figure it out.
104  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Screenshot Captor 4.10 todo list on: October 08, 2014, 10:05:58 AM
On my todo list for next update is:

  • Allow user to save + load object editing tools settings (arrow sizes, fonts, etc.)
  • Allow user to configure how Ctrl+C (copy) behaves; right now it is context sensitive (in object editing mode if you have an object selected it will copy the object only); some people would prefer Ctrl+C always copy the full flattened image bitmap.
  • Possibly some kind of ruler or measurement thing

105  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge - Some Kind of Unique Productivity Tool on: October 08, 2014, 05:41:39 AM
I'm happy to hear suggestions, alternatives, etc.
106  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / NANY 2015 Pledge - Some Kind of Unique Productivity Tool on: October 08, 2014, 05:39:52 AM
I am always fascinated by new productivity utilities and ideas, and I'd like to create another one for this year's NANY 2015.

I was actually thinking of making a kind of lean and mean utility Digital Index Card Notes system, that would compliment the index-card system I have been using to keep track of todo items and ideas for many years now.
You can read about my real-world non-digital index card system here, and a brief old discussion of some ideas for a digital version here.

My current best idea is not to try to replicate visually the idea of physical index cards that you can shuffle around on screen, but rather to provide a database-driven system for creating "virtual" cards (i.e. small entries with title and text), with some keywords/group identification, with good fast search/sort/filtering, and then provide functionality for PRINTING such cards on index-card stock.

So it wouldn't be a replacement for having a physical collection of index cards, but a supplemental tool to help you create, print, and search them.

Alternatively, one could imagine the utility as a more general purpose tool for maintaining a lean and mean database of entries that you want to print out on card stock (of whatever size); so think flash cards, etc.



Just my current idea, can't guarantee it will be the one i finally end up with.

Another related alternative would be not to print the entries on index card stock, but perhaps to assist in printing a daily TODO list from selected entries, or something similar.
107  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - ScreenshotCaptor - v4.9.0 - Oct 8, 2014 on: October 08, 2014, 05:22:06 AM
Thanks.
For those who don't know what Tomos is referring to: In previous versions of SC, to do a selected region capture, you moved the cursor to the upper left, then left-clicked, and HELD DOWN the left mouse and dragged to the lower right and released.  In the new version you can still do that, but you can also just use a single left-click and release to mark the two corners.  Escape will cancel in either case.
108  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: CLIPBOARD HELP+SPELL LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.26.0 - Oct 8, 2014 on: October 08, 2014, 05:13:40 AM
works fine here -- i wonder if you dont have some other tool that has assigned alt+w and is catching it..
109  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES! on: October 08, 2014, 05:07:50 AM
Other things we could use to make this year's event special:

We have a standard mug design we tend to use, but it's always great if we can get an optional alternative design or two.   If you have artistic talents, we'd love to have some more mug designs that look different.  The resolution should be 1662x600.


Here's the standard design to show you the size and basic information on the mugs:
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Some alternatives:
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Ideally, any mug design should have a prominent role for Cody, our bird/duck mascot.
110  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES! on: October 08, 2014, 05:05:18 AM
Things you can/should post in the NANY 2015 section of the forum (start new threads please):

  • A pledge post, in it's own thread, to say you will be participating, and what program idea you might try to code.
  • Ideas for programs that you'd like to see someone else try to code.  Non-coders we need your ideas!
  • Early releases of your software for others to test.
111  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES! on: October 08, 2014, 04:54:30 AM
Since 2007 we have held an annual event that we call NANY (New Apps for the New Year), where we ask the coders who hang out on DonationCoder to create some new piece of free software and share it with the world on January 1st of the new year (browse previous year entries here).

There are no winners or losers, it's simply a celebration of programming and creating new software and sharing it with the world.  You can target any operating system (desktop or mobile) or even make a web-based tool.  It can be a game, utility, large application, whatever.

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Best of all, everyone who participates gets a free commemorative coffee mug.

NANY is really the funnest thing we do on this site, and it's one of the few times we can all play together.  If you're a coder, PLEASE participate! If you're not a coder, please cheer on the coders and help encourage them and give them ideas and cheer them on. Let the coding begin!

112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Favorite Sci-fi movies? on: October 08, 2014, 04:13:00 AM
Just saw "The Signal".
I thought it was beautiful and great, assuming you don't go into it expecting much.  I suggest watching it without reading anything about it.
113  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: CLIPBOARD HELP+SPELL LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.26.0 - Oct 8, 2014 on: October 08, 2014, 02:34:39 AM
v2.26.0 is official.
114  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - ScreenshotCaptor - v4.9.0 - Oct 8, 2014 on: October 08, 2014, 02:20:58 AM
v4.9.0 is now released as official.
115  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 07, 2014, 11:10:06 AM
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from http://jimbenton.com/
116  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite cartoons of yesterday and today? on: October 06, 2014, 09:18:41 PM
Some Saturday morning cartoons that I used to watch when i was young:
  • Superfriends
  • Fat Albert
  • Scooby and Scrappy Do
  • Wacky Races
  • Bugs Bunny / Road Runner Show
  • Richie Rich
  • Smurf
  • Snorks
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Garfield
  • Winnie The Pooh
  • Inspector Gadget
  • The Littles
  • Beatlejuice
  • Heathcliff
  • Magilla Gorilla
  • Top Cat
  • Josie and the Pussycats
  • Speed Buggy
  • Hong Kong Phooey
  • Jabberjaw
  • The Herculoids
  • Plastic Man
  • Captain Cavement
117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite cartoons of yesterday and today? on: October 06, 2014, 09:11:42 PM
Thank you.  And thank you for understanding where I was coming from despite the rudeness of my post.

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It just happened that Tom & Jerry was in the news recently and I thought it was of interest.

Don't get me wrong -- it's not that it wasn't of interest, on the contrary I often find such discussions of political correctness quite interesting -- it's just not the right place for those discussions.  I want to keep this thread happy and funny.
118  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite cartoons of yesterday and today? on: October 06, 2014, 08:39:39 PM
I *BEG* you not to make this thread on cartoons into a discussion of racism, political correctness, etc.
119  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite cartoons of yesterday and today? on: October 06, 2014, 07:15:31 PM
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Ricky Gervais Show: this is basically the old popular podcasts from Gervais animated.  I've had some of my hardest laughs the past few years because of this show.  Pilkington animated can't go wrong, it's just too bizarre.  They animate Ricky laughing, which is also very very funny.

Agreed, great stuff.


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H Jon Benjamin...he has one of those once-in-a-generation voices.

Agreed. He plays the son in the long running comedy cartoon series "Dr. Katz" and he plays one of my favorite characters of all time.  Laughed so much listening to him play Ben, the still-living-at-home-son.
120  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software on: October 06, 2014, 04:01:39 PM
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Now if I can just get Mouser to trim down the quick popup list
you can control how many items appear in that list.
121  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Your favorite cartoons of yesterday and today? on: October 06, 2014, 02:35:55 PM
A DC member turned me on to one of my favorite new cartoons, Rick and Morty:
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I'd say it's an adult cartoon, vs a kids cartoon. Full episodes can be legally watched online here: http://www.adultswim.com/videos/rick-and-morty/

Hilarious and surprisingly faithful to the science behind some of the absurdity.



I was just reading about how the era of Saturday Morning Cartoons for kids has ended.. That's pretty sad.  I have very fond memories of waking up early on saturday mornings and planning out what cartoons to watch.  There were some wonderful cartoons back then.





What are your favorites?
122  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Folder location on: October 06, 2014, 12:12:25 PM
In general the program needs to know BEFORE it loads its settings, where its settings should be.  That's why to change settings location you have to edit the ConfigDir.ini file.
Of course I could allow an entirely separate location for clip database that could be put in settings but i thought they should probably be in same place as settings file.
123  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: pasted favorites clips crowd in top of the Quick Paste Pop-up Menu [bug?] on: October 06, 2014, 12:10:27 PM
Glad it worked; i see now that the grid order is not affected by that SQL, it's only the popup menus that are; so i am changing the default ordering for QuickPaste for new users to the same as you have just changed yours -- seems more reasonable.
124  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / MOVED: Prelim NANY 2015 thread on: October 06, 2014, 12:06:59 PM
This topic has been moved to N.A.N.Y. 2015.

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=39170.0
125  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: eZiTimer - Best Free Timer for Windows on: October 06, 2014, 10:08:27 AM
Screenshots?
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