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126  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 02:06:21 PM
In the most common cases, items in the launch history should get high scores that put them initially at the top, and they never lose their position.

Your case may be different because you may be giving items a big (decisive) bonus score somewhere later on that i didn't anticipate.  My memory now is that i do try to compute final scores when initially looking at history items -- if so it sounds like i missed something somewhere.. I will try to fix this one way or the other.

If you can definitively nail down where the subsequent higher score is coming from it would help -- it really shouldn't be coming from the heuristic pattern score list, i don't think, as those SHOULD be calculated initially when it's evaluating the item from the launch history -- but then again I may be mistaken.
127  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 01:13:39 PM
Hmm, this is a bit tricky..  So there are 2 issues here, the first is that the folder is changing score, which isn't per se causing you a problem.  The second is the possibility that the position of the item you are looking for may change during this adjusting of score -- which could very well be a problem.

The only time an item will change score, is if it is "found" in multiple ways -- because the different ways of finding things can trigger different bonuses.

I can't remember if there are other ways this can happen but the one time when this may happen is if an item is in your launch history, it will be scored first.  It will later be found again while doing a directory search, which may result in a different score.

Let me give this a little thought -- it would seem like scoring something initially from the launch history should give it its highest score right away, so that it would never go up in score later on..

In the meantime can you confirm for me that the cause of your item changing score is that it is in the launch history list?
128  DonationCoder.com Software / BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Does BrowserTraySwitch work on Win 8.1 x64? on: July 23, 2014, 07:16:51 AM
BrowserTraySwitch hasn't gotten much attention from me in the recent years.. I'm not sure why it wouldn't work with Windows 8, but it's possible that it doesn't..  If someone can confirm that it doesn't work, and has some insight into why the default browser registry settings wouldn't be effecting windows 8, I'm happy to update it.
129  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: add filter row like ditto or ethervane on: July 23, 2014, 07:15:10 AM
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In ethervane, after I type a few chars, the one I want usually ends up at the top and an "enter" will paste it it.  If more than one result remains after filtering, and the one you want isn't at the top, a double-click on the desired one will paste it in.

Ok but then are you saying that the current workflow: "Trigger menu with hotkey, press # for item to paste."  is no longer viable for people? Instead it's: "Trigger menu with hotkey, then use mouse to double click the item you want?"

In other words, I'm asking if you envision this new filtering thing will mess with the way the quick paste popup menu can now be used quickly?

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What about something like:  Hotkey to bring up quick paste menu as it currently is, but if you hit Ctrl+F you get a search bar that lets you filter?
130  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Google ad test on: July 23, 2014, 06:40:38 AM
The last time we tried ads, I set up the Project Wonderful service, which showed occasional messages on the site like "Your ad could be here" and people could, if they went through the Project Wonderful service, have their ads shown on the pages.  Just didn't happen in any meaningful way.

Like most things in this world, I think if we wanted to make real money on ads on this site we'd have to devote considerable (and continuing) time and effort to the endeavor, having someone try to reach out and find people who wanted to advertise, etc.

That's just not how anyone here wants to spend their time.  But even more so -- given how common ads have become on the web, it's nice to have a place where we can get some respite from them.
131  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: add filter row like ditto or ethervane on: July 22, 2014, 09:45:31 PM
If you hit Ctrl+Alt+w (default hotkey to show main CHS window), and then start typing, it will start filtering results.
I've considered adding one to the quick paste popup but it just seemed to me that when you need to filter a large number of results, you might as well do it from the main window?

If I did add one to the quick paste menu, can you suggest what the workflow would be? Right now you bring up the quick paste and then can hit a letter or number to paste that item.. How would we want user to be able to type in the filter and then select the result they want?
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 22, 2014, 09:34:10 AM
Love the penguin-polarbear one  Thmbsup
133  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Can't work out how to get more than 4 suggestions on: July 22, 2014, 06:36:20 AM
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why are other searches that resulted in files being clicked/chosen not added to these 4?
they certainly should be.

however, there are cases where they wouldn't be.  there is a setting to disable adding new items to the launch history you may have enabled, or if they are items on a network drive there is an option to not add those.
also note that non-file items are not added to the launch history list.
134  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Can't work out how to get more than 4 suggestions on: July 22, 2014, 04:19:55 AM
Are you sure you have more than 4 items in your launch history?
Check the "Launch History" tab in options, near bottom.
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Email notification when a reply to my post is posted on: July 21, 2014, 06:37:01 PM
You are quite welcome, please take your bill to the gentleman at the counter and he will process your payment.
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Email notification when a reply to my post is posted on: July 21, 2014, 05:27:46 PM
Is your email properly set in your profile? Have you checked spam folder of that email account?
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Homebrewing on: July 20, 2014, 10:09:26 PM
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I have to say that the mead was the most satisfying -- only because as good as the beer was, and as fun as it was to make, it didn't rival the best store bought beer.

>Really? I'm pretty shocked.


you show me how to brew a beer better than a pint of Guinness poured from a bar tap and I'll eat my hat.
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS on: July 20, 2014, 05:26:53 PM
I had another opportunity this weekend to use a cheap tiny little gadget that i love:

Neiko 03044A Mini Ratcheting Screwdriver and Bit Set, Pocket Size Close-Quarters ,1/4-Inch Drive

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This is a bit-taking screwdriver that can be used when you have virtually no access clearance -- it's tiny and it has a ratchet feature so you can tighten or untighten without removing the bit from the screw. It's only $8 and it's about 5 inches long and 1/4 inch thick.

http://www.amazon.com/Nei...se-Quarters/dp/B000XYOUS6
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Homebrewing on: July 20, 2014, 05:17:42 PM
I want to tell you a story about my early days of homebrewing.

This was back in about 1986-1988, that range.

I was walking around the house distracted and not looking where i was going, and our cat ran in front of me and i stepped on the cat.

A cat owner's worst nightmare then occurred -- I heard the cat's bones break under my feet.   I looked down to see blood on my foot and my stomach tightened up and I felt physically ill and started to panic about what had just happened.
Then I saw the cat out of the corner of my eye, and it was just sitting there looking at me, in no apparent pain.
Then I looked down again at my foot, and I saw what had happened.  That damn cat had finally figured out a way to get the glass fermentation lock+stopper off the 5-gallon beer fermenting in the pantry, and had been dragging it around with her and she dragged it right under my foot.  Sure enough I had cut myself on the fermentation lock.

So learn from me: Do not let your cats go near your brewing containers!
140  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck on: July 20, 2014, 01:35:12 PM
welcome to the site sX  thumbs up  Jody (Skwire) is going to enjoy reading your post -- though he is on vacation for the next few days with family.

just fyi:
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Personally I was reluctant to donate as I had myself convinced it would end up in a commercial form

Jody has been making apps on this site for 10 years and his apps have always remained free.  I hope everyone will remember this and send him some donations to let him know his work is appreciated.
141  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: Sort by date on: July 19, 2014, 08:55:26 PM
Last week i updated 6 of my apps, but not LBC.. So LBC, FARR, and SC are up next.. hopefully this week.
142  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device on: July 19, 2014, 06:35:50 PM
I've uploaded hamradio's latests -- i think they look pretty good.
143  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Extra Credits: Propaganda Games & Why Games Do Cthulhu Wrong on: July 19, 2014, 06:27:04 PM
I'm probably going to make a fool of myself here, since I am not an expert on Cthulhu stuff, but watching that video did *not* ring completely true to me.

In fact, my impression was that he got the key, fundamental point wrong.

His focus on the specialness of Cthulhu was that "Cthulhu represents our fear of the possibility of our own human smallness.. Cthuhlu presents us with the revelation of forces that are so much larger than us that they're beyond our control... The fear in Cthulhu is not that it's powerful, it's that it's powerful on a scale that we can't even comprehend."

Again, I may be speaking out of my ass here, but that is *not* they key element from my perspective.

They key element as I understood it was the idea of something so horrific and alien and scary that your mind could not process it, and it drove you mad with fear.

Now some of his conclusions are still valid -- but I do think that there is some importance in reconciling whether the key aspect of Cthulhu that needs to be captured in games is whether the player is up against forces so large and vast and uncontrollable that the player can never escape/win/etc.  Or if the key aspect to be captured is that the player is constantly fighting against going insane because learning about Cthulhu will beyond their ability to process without going insane.

I'm not saying that the Cthulhu stories don't feature vast forces so large that they are beyond our control.. I'm just saying that I don't read that as the key, core element.  Madness seems the key to me.

144  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device on: July 19, 2014, 05:49:18 AM
Those look great.

I put ham's "last_post.gif" in place immediately.
I tried the "new" but it seemed a bit "too" big and stark to me..  might need something in between current and new -- maybe just 12-14 pixels tall?
145  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device on: July 18, 2014, 10:43:38 PM
Ath was suggesting that both be improved.
Hamradio is on it  Thmbsup
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: July 18, 2014, 09:03:10 PM
Wonderful  thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up
147  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Changing file format with command line option? on: July 18, 2014, 09:20:14 AM
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and will download the next release tomorrow


won't be ready by tomorrow -- just watch this space for when i post an update -- hopefully before monday.
148  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device on: July 18, 2014, 09:14:17 AM
Ha! I never thought to click that icon!  Had no idea that it was even clickable.
149  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device on: July 18, 2014, 08:22:04 AM
Not sure what icon you're talking about.. screenshot?
150  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: (new) icon - make it easier to hit on touch screen device on: July 18, 2014, 07:14:16 AM
That makes some sense.  If someone makes a new larger (taller) icon and i added some whitespace, that might do the job. anyone?
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