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101  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Tooltip for a setting inaccurate on: November 22, 2014, 04:05:02 PM
Thank you, will fix.  thumbs up
102  DonationCoder.com Software / UrlSnooper / Re: URL Not Being Revealed on: November 22, 2014, 03:17:32 PM
when i run url snooper, it does comes up with "rtmp://cp269617.edgefcs.net/ondemand"
the rest of the text does not seem to be part of that packet.. if you look at the raw packets you will see intervening text.. if you add ".mp4" in the "Also Find" box you will also get:
  • 264713/mm/flvmedia/2448/w/s/b/wsb5e47e_ftfn1f46_h264_996K.mp4?cid=2448&aid=2393893&afid=4631041
  • 264713/mm/flvmedia/2448/w/s/b/wsb5e47e_ftfn1f46_h264_996K.mp4

You have given me a good idea though -- perhaps an option to tell URL Snooper that WHENEVER it finds a multimedia url, it should automatically record the next 2-3 packets in the result window for human analysis.  I think this would be extremely useful because it's often the case that a streaming url is found and you want to see what the communication immediately following it was.  Sometimes it is a snippet of a filename, etc. that is useful.

103  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: Ideas Wanted! on: November 22, 2014, 12:33:14 PM
Welcome pillbug!

Please do start a new thread on it, and i think it would be wonderful if you took on this task.

In preparation for doing this I downloaded a few examples of "wrapped" installers, but that's all i've done so far, and I'd be happy to provide you with those.
I found wrapped examples from cnet, brothersoft and softonic.

I have some ideas about what the dll should do and how it should react, which we can talk about after you start the new thread.
104  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Can anyone advise this developer on commercial licensing? on: November 22, 2014, 03:22:50 AM
Welcome to the site, mmike  thumbs up

I have written in the past about my experience with an unscrupulous individual who tried to claim i infringed on a software patent that he applied for (and was actually inexplicably eventually awarded).  This despite the fact that I had publicly released my fully working software years before he claimed to have had the idea.  I did eventually prevail against the bully who was after me, but in researching software patent law I was disgusted and terrified by what I read...  There is no real way to protect yourself from a worst-case irrational person with money to burn who thinks you are cutting into his profit margins.

My eventual conclusion was this:  If you are the kind of person who is troubled by worst-case scenarios, you will be paralyzed by the possibility of being sued and will never engage in any activity except as an employee of a large corporation.
There is simply no way to protect yourself against the worst-case scenario of being sued.  Neither logic, facts, nor understanding of the law can prevent someone from trying to ruin your life with a lawsuit.

The good news is that, as with most things in life, the worst-case scenarios are exceedingly rare.

Honestly the best advice I can give you is to not let the fear of a worst case maniac trying to sue you stop you from living a full life and moving ahead with your software.  Living otherwise would be like never going outside for fear you will get hit by a truck full of sharks.
105  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Being a bit nitpicky, but... icon image missing in toolbar for a shortcut on: November 22, 2014, 02:21:54 AM
Thanks for the bug report mindstormer -- I should be able to fix that fairly easily.  thumbs up
As for replacing windows explorer -- there are so many good and powerful explorer replacements, i don't think i could do it justice.
106  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / NANY 2015 Pledge, Android App: WhenLast on: November 22, 2014, 12:40:08 AM
I decided to combine my recent experiments with alternative programming languages/platforms with NANY this year, and release an Android app for NANY 2015.

My first Android App is tentatively called "When Last".

It's a simple app that helps you keep track of the last time(s) you performed some activity (like changed the batteries on your smoke detector).
This is actually an idea that I think was discussed on the forum in the context of a desktop app several years ago -- and it may have actually been coded as one at that time?

107  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: windows services manager. such a thing? on: November 21, 2014, 03:03:29 AM
However, that does make me think that it might not be a bad idea for one of the profile "actions" to be the launching of another profile.  I'll give it some thought.

Yep, 4wd's idea is a good one.
108  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Contributor: A New (not so new) way to fund the web on: November 21, 2014, 12:33:45 AM
According to this:


In exchange for your support, you’ll see “thank you” messages where ads used to be—at least on the websites that participate in the program.

So let me get this straight, Google is going to be pushing you to cover your site in their ads, and then give people a way to throw some pennies at you in order to turn the ads into thank you images, and they take a cut of the money in the process?

This seems like an extremely cynical way to corrupt more sites into getting onto the google ad serving bandwagon, and just another step further down the road of ensuring that everyone is monetizing everything.
"Want people to be able to support your site? First cover it in ads, then we'll talk."
109  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Sorting - latest copy on top on: November 21, 2014, 12:12:08 AM
I think the conclusion is that CHS always sorts to the bottom when you start up, and I have to try to fix that.
110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Contributor: A New (not so new) way to fund the web on: November 21, 2014, 12:10:49 AM
Everything you just said.  It's a great idea.  It's not new.  Here comes google to stomp on in and trample in on top of the existing services and then abandon the field when they get bored.
On the other hand, the great PR machine that is google will mean this idea gets much more coverage and attention that it could have otherwise, and there is always the possibility they will help the idea succeed.
111  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Quick Paste Menu Number of Items to Display on: November 20, 2014, 03:51:41 PM
This is probably due to the way that Quick Paste is configured to not show old clips.

Essentially you need to edit the Quick Paste group sql and remove the time component.

See here for how to fix:
112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Worm's neurons mapped, simulated in robot on: November 20, 2014, 12:39:14 PM
Very cool stuff  thumbs up
113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Show us the View Outside Your Window on: November 20, 2014, 10:53:48 AM
I'd love to see some more photos of where people live..
114  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is it wise for amateur to invest time in NET Framework languages? on: November 20, 2014, 02:53:18 AM
Using: Mono.
115  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Experimenting with Other Programming Languages on: November 19, 2014, 06:46:04 PM
Up next is Java programming for Android..

I highly recommend this set of tutorials, which I thoroughly enjoyed:
116  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is it wise for amateur to invest time in NET Framework languages? on: November 19, 2014, 01:35:26 PM
Welcome to the site, dmytron  thumbs up

The current state of cross-platform development (writing code that runs on windows, mac, linux) is still in flux and not yet settled, so there is no one answer that is going to be completely satisfactory.

Recent developments in .NET are exciting in terms of the possibility that it will eventually become a serious option for cross platform development.  I don't think it's quite there yet.

Java has proven itself to be a good option for cross platform DESKTOP coding, and it is the preferred choice for Android mobile coding.  That leaves out Apple's iPhone/iPad of course.

If you aren't interested so much in Graphical User Interface stuff and mobile stuff, you also have some other options like Python.

I'm sorry that I don't have a very specific answer for you, but I guess my best answer goes something like this:

*DO* try to learn another language and ide.  Java would be a good choice and so would a .NET language like C#.  Start slowly and don't bite off more than you can chew.

The modern IDEs are insanely over-complicated and full of so many options and features and tools and stuff, that it can be completely overwhelming.  I think we're going to see a backlash against this one day -- because in the early stages of learning it makes everything more confusing and overwhelming.  Get yourself a good book and/or walk through some tutorials and just learn one thing at a time.
117  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: feature request for auto-screenshot on: November 19, 2014, 07:53:09 AM
I am considering a spin-off of Screenshot Captor specialized for auto-capturing of large numbers of images, sort of like an always-on screencast recording, with specialized features for reviewing past "recordings".
118  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Glass dead, already ? on: November 19, 2014, 06:44:32 AM
 Grin Grin Grin
119  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Larger Toolbar buttons and OCR ? on: November 18, 2014, 12:46:31 AM
With the trending higher resolution of today's monitors, I may indeed have to add support for larger icons to SC soon..
120  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Right Click any file and create New Folder by its Name on: November 15, 2014, 09:57:14 PM
Ah that's an interesting point..
Technically you are right.

I guess it would be nice to (or have options to):
1. trim any digits off the end of the common prefix found
2. and/or not include any partial word (unless it is the FIRST word)
121  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Right Click any file and create New Folder by its Name on: November 15, 2014, 11:21:27 AM
personally i think xd's idea is a nice one and I'd like to have a shell extension that could do that.  select a bunch of files, right-click, and it finds the common prefix (or suffix), makes a folder based on it, and moves files into it.
122  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Sorting - latest copy on top on: November 15, 2014, 08:07:38 AM
go let me look into this and see what i can do about it.
123  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SC post-capture run on: November 14, 2014, 11:08:28 AM
This issue with the directory not being available at start has come up before.. I think I'll make a function to let it not panic about a missing directory until you try to make the first capture.
124  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SC post-capture run on: November 14, 2014, 10:21:40 AM
Put those commands in a batch file and run the batch file in the post capture area.

But maybe a better thing would be to not set SC to start at boot time, and start it manually afterwords, after teh virtual shares are connected?
125  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Untitled Game on: November 13, 2014, 10:36:44 PM
nice  thumbs up
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