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126  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.
127  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.
128  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?
129  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
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS on: November 13, 2014, 09:50:01 PM
For $22 i just bought this super affordable little dock for a cheap 7" android tablet i had laying around:


I can't vouch for the bluetooth functionality, because i connect my tablet with a 3.5mm audio cable, and the speaker quality is just mediocre.
But I love how little space it takes up and how perfectly it supports the tablet in landscape orientation, and gives it enough volume to be used as a tabletop internet radio.

To be clear, if you are looking for a bluetooth speaker for your PHONE, which will only be docked occasionally, then this is NOT the gadget for you -- there are much better quality speakers.

But if you have a spare tablet that you want to leave permanently docked with a minimal footprint and a reasonable increase in volume, this is an awesome gadget for the price.
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: November 13, 2014, 07:56:11 PM
nice find edvard.   very clever  thumbs up
132  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Announcing .NET 2015 - .NET as Open Source, .NET on Mac and Linux on: November 13, 2014, 04:25:59 PM
Guys, if you find yourself in a situation where you are in a legal battle with microsoft, these clauses are not going to be your primary problem.  Your primary problem will be raising a few billion dollars to pay your legal fees.  undecided
133  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Sorting - latest copy on top on: November 13, 2014, 11:50:03 AM
So the *only* problem is when CHS is first launched, and this issue does not present it self when the window is closed, reopened, or when you browse around and add new clips?  It's purely an issue of the initial position in the grid when the program is initially launched?
134  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Experimenting with Other Programming Languages on: November 13, 2014, 01:15:48 AM
I've spent most of my life coding C++, and dabbling in other languages (most recently Python).

But the list of programming languages that I've never written a line of code in is starting to get big, and I think it's time I put an end to that.

So I've decided I'm going to try to do a little experimenting with other programming languages, and wanted other coders here to join me, and post your updates here.

For my first stop on the tour, I spent today coding in Go.

I was inspired to write a program to solve a homework assignment given to the daughter of one of our fellow DC members.

The assignment is as follows:
"Given a set of numbers, and a target value, find an expression using + - * / and which uses each of the numbers exactly once, which reaches the target."

For example, given the numbers [2, 3, 6, 15] find an expression that reaches the target value of 7.
Answer: 2+(15/(6-3))

Note that there may be multiple expressions that reach a given target value.  Rather than find a specific solution to a specific problem -- I was more interested in writing a program that would find ALL possible expressions given a set of n numbers, and then looking for particular targets which have few possible solutions, reasoning that these would be nice and hard puzzles to solve.

I started out by trying to calculate a formula for the # of possible expressions of n numbers.  That turned out to be a very fun mathematical journey, and I encourage the mathematically inclined among you to give it a try.  I'll share my formula later so as not to spoil the problem.

Anyway, so today I coded this program in Go.  Looks like about 400 lines of code, and definitely a non-trivial and interesting project.
Speed and memory seemed quite reasonable, no complaints there.  Error messages were reasonable.
I'll post the source code soon after I give anyone else a chance to have some fun.
However, I can't say I really enjoy Go after my day with it.  Some parts of it are ugly and unpleasant, and I don't approve of many of the language design decisions.
In fairness, this wasn't really something that made use of the real strengths of Go, so perhaps it wasn't the fairest of tests.

Here's a test for you if you decide to try coding this program.  I will give out a prize of a free DC mug for anyone who can solve this by writing their own version of this program before I post my source code at the end of the month.
Given the numbers [2 3 4 5 6 7 8], find TWO good, and fundamentally different, solutions that yield the target value of "2741"

Go source code for eqsolver attached.
135  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Announcing .NET 2015 - .NET as Open Source, .NET on Mac and Linux on: November 13, 2014, 12:10:10 AM
It's hard for me to understand the details but i'll just say that there is a lot to like about .net and the one thing that has always held me back from considering it too seriously is the fact that i don't want to get too committed to a language that is not truly first class across multiple platforms.  If at some point .net is really a viable cross platform solution I will take another long look at it.
136  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Sorting - latest copy on top on: November 12, 2014, 10:58:09 AM

I actually messed with some code recently in CHS to be better about not scrolling to the end of the clips unless it was appropriate.. 
That is, in past versions it was always scrolling to bottom when a new clip was added, etc., but not CHS will try to avoid doing that if it thinks you are somewhere other than at the bottom of the clip list when a new clip comes in.

But it sounds like you are describing a slightly different scenario.  Can you try to explain what's happening and what you think should happen?
Is it that you have your columns sorted to show new clips at the top (not the CHS default which puts new clips at the bottom), and that your problem is that when CHS *STARTS FOR THE FIRST TIME* the clip list is scrolled to the bottom?
Or are you saying that this clip sorting is always a problem every time you show the CHS window?
Or are you saying that CHS is not remembering which column you had sorted?
etc, etc. I need to understand the nature of the problem.
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Veteran's Day on: November 11, 2014, 05:29:22 PM
There are lots of military veterans on this board.  A big thank you to all of them -- but especially those who sacrificed and served in unpleasant or scary circumstances.
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What books are you reading? on: November 11, 2014, 03:29:21 PM
Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics Hardcover – by Nancy Forbes

Finished it last week; quite good.
139  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Current development status on FARR? No stable version released this year on: November 11, 2014, 11:28:20 AM
Hi mindstormer.
First, thanks for letting me know that the FARR webpage has the wrong date for the last release -- as you note it was Nov 29, 2013.  I've updated the web page now.

Development on FARR has definitely not stopped, and will continue.
I have been updating some of my other apps more recently, and FARR is just waiting its place in line.

There will be an update before the end of the year for sure and I welcome any feature requests!! Sometimes what I need most to release a new version is some inspiration or feature request that catches my fancy.
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: November 11, 2014, 10:51:58 AM
J-Mac,   Grin
141  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG on: November 10, 2014, 10:26:45 AM
hmm, ill have to check into that -- it shouldn't do that.
142  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Making screenshots with ratio?! on: November 10, 2014, 10:13:29 AM
I will try to add the alt key to preserve resizing in red box soon.

I could possibly also add another kind of toggle to selection capture that might do what you want -- though I'd like to hear if others are interested in it..  It would work something like this:
Currently in selection mode you click for first corner and then drag or move and click again for end corner.
I could add a keypress that would let you toggle to a mode where you are MOVING the current selection box as a whole, instead of changing the size, and then add another hotkey to rotate through favorite sizes..
143  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Making screenshots with ratio?! on: November 10, 2014, 08:26:29 AM
yes -- unless you switch to "When to use Red box: Objects *AND* Regions" on the "Selection Capture Options" tab, which would switch you to a different way of capturing regions.  Most people find that red box mode more cumbersome but it does let you move around a preset-sized box more easily.
144  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG on: November 10, 2014, 08:20:08 AM
only by restarting Screenshot Captor and not "silently" in the background?
no, it should work silently in the background on the currently running instance.
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Show us a photo of your mutt or other creatures.. on: November 08, 2014, 11:55:41 PM
146  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Alises/Keywords/Groups support for environment variables. on: November 08, 2014, 04:46:34 AM
Sorry for the delayed reply -- i'm not sure why its not working in the first case, let me look into it and try to make it work.
147  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Android: looking for good/working way to text from computer on: November 08, 2014, 03:49:59 AM
this is an interesting idea.. is there an android app that will monitor an email address and perform actions based on received emails?  if so you could set up something where you EMAILED a designated mail account of yours, and your phone would receive the email that would instruct it to send an sms with the specified contents..
148  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Larger Toolbar buttons and OCR ? on: November 08, 2014, 03:19:33 AM
I wonder, is it possible to adjust the right hand vertical toolbar?
Say, big buttons and with text ?

Not currently possible, though it has been requested before and is on my todo list.

Will there also be a text-capture (OCR like) in future?
i.e. a screenshot with text - the text is OCR'ed and then copy pasted into something else

Again not currently possible, though it has come up before.  You can easily add tools to SC menu to launch external processes, which should make it possible to use a 3rd-party OCR tool, but im not sure anyone has done this yet..

If I drag capture1 onto capture2 (as object) I can rotate capture1. The angle is fixed, 90 degr.
Is it possible to rotate it manually ?  If not, is it on the todo-list?

It's not currently possible.  My memory though is that this limitation is only because of the user interface not the internals.. so i could try to enable it if there is some need.
149  DonationCoder.com Software / TapTap / Re: <Esc> as Key2? on: November 08, 2014, 02:51:21 AM
test version is ready..
150  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - ScreenshotCaptor - v4.9.1 - Oct 10, 2014 on: November 07, 2014, 11:42:59 AM
The first thing to check is if you have the Delay option engaged.  You can find that in the tray menu under "Capture Options..".

The second thing to check is if the delay only happens on the first capture in a long time.  That is, is the second capture fast if performed soon after the first one completes?

If you don't have the delay engaged and the second capture is fast, then the delay is due to Screenshot Captor being unloaded from memory by the operating system after a long period of disuse.  To combat this, you can go to the Startup Options for SC and choose the "Inactive Memory Use" option of "Stay in Memory Longer".
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