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26676 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR acts a little bit slow if a CD is in the CD-Drive on: March 17, 2006, 12:50:17 PM
go to your path search options, and UNCHECK recent folders from the search list, or move it to bottom - it's the cause of this slowdown probably. i need to add code to avoid checking removable media and network lan locations.

actually if it's at startup:
check your launch history and delete any items from the cd, which would cause it to verify their existence on startup.
26677 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: use cache to improve FARR start on: March 17, 2006, 12:48:15 PM
this is coming - i've already decided to implement it, and do it in an interesting way.
just be patient everyone, and all your farr dreams will come true smiley
26678  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: www.alexaholic - see web traffic reports for sites and compare them - cool on: March 17, 2006, 12:17:20 PM
here's a graph of millions of pageviews per day (according to them, but im not sure how accurate their stats are for pageviews):

26679  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: www.alexaholic - see web traffic reports for sites and compare them - cool on: March 17, 2006, 12:03:34 PM
yeah it's weird, i think it means that of the million people they track, 60 of them visited us.  though im not entirely sure.
i will post more traditional stats again soon, we are definitely growing well and getting a large amount of traffic.
the only way to make real sense of it is to check out some other sites and see how well other sites do.
60 out of a million might not seem too good, but it's not bad at all compared to many sites.
26680 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Feature request: text background color by frequency of launch on: March 17, 2006, 10:23:34 AM
something like this might be nice - though maybe the color would be distracting.  what about just a column of results which showed frequency or score as a color bar?
26681  News and Reviews / Older Newsletters / Newsletter for March 17, 2006 - Codename 'Fancy Forum' on: March 17, 2006, 08:10:21 AM
Newsletter for March 17, 2006
Codename 'Fancy Forum'

"If you read nothing else on our site, read the newsletter!"

1. The Forum Gets a Major Update
We've upgraded the forum software to software v1.1RC2, and taken the opportunity to add a bunch of new features:

2. Contests and Giveaways

3. Software Releases
Some minor updates since the last newsletter:

4. New User Mini-Reviews

5. New Coding Snacks

6. Games

7. Other Fun Diversions

8. On a More Serious Note

9. For Developers and Web Designers

10. New Sites and Services

11. Upcoming Reviews
We've got some new big reviews coming up and request your help in making sure we don't miss anything:

12. Current Discounts

13. Coming Soon
We've got some really exciting stuff coming up in April, including:
  • Some great new discounts and giveaways which were organized by fellow forum members like you, on software forum members have requested
  • A major new programming contest.
  • Our own micro-donation system, to make it easier for forum members to make small donations to other people on the site.

IMPORTANT! Time is Running Out to Join the Site as a Charter Member
The end of March will mark our one year anniversary (hooray)!  After that we will no longer be offering Charter Member accounts at our site.  All donors after the one year anniversary will be known simply as Supporting Members.  So if you want to be part of the founding members of, with all the benefits that may entail, you don't have much time left to make a donation before the new changes take effect..  And if you're already a member, don't miss this opportunity to tell your friends about our site!


If you have good ideas about how to improve the newsletter or the site itself just reply to this post.

More links:
26682  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: MyLife Organized (Time Management To-Do list maker) on: March 17, 2006, 05:26:07 AM
good work superboyac - look for a discount on this in april smiley
26683  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Funding Club - coming some year in the future on: March 17, 2006, 05:24:06 AM
you may have noticed the teasers about a new micro-donation system currently in the works for, which will make things like this easier.  should be working before the end of march.

will allow people to donate to each other easily.
26684 Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: text uploader on: March 17, 2006, 05:07:35 AM
im about to test this - it woudl be extremely useful.

skrommel it's not on your 1 hour software page.
26685  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: PageSpy - A swiss army knife for web-developers on: March 17, 2006, 04:19:56 AM
really nice minireview joto! looking forward to more and to hearing about your ajax-based game in the future.
also fascinating to see the visual scheme you are using because of the visual impairment issue.

ps. quick link to the discount and program info for members:
26686  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Partitioning hard drive - any point? on: March 16, 2006, 05:35:11 AM
can i put out a call for help in this thread?
baseman is writing a review of partition manager for dc and i'm helping to edit it.

we could really use some help writing up info, opinions, recommendations for the various partition management tools.

so far the programs being looked at are:
    BootIt NG
    Paragon Partition Manager
    Acronis Disk Director
    Symantec Partition Magic
    VCOM Partition Commander
    CompusApps Swissknife

we could really really use your help in writing up some of the content for this review.  if you feel like you can write some paragraphs (or pages), about one or more of these programs: how they work, how they are different from the competition, your opinions, what kinds of users should choose them, etc.

Note we're not really asking for one liner "i like it" type of responses, but really more lengthy discussions of them to help with the content of the review.  We could really use the help. thanks!

And maybe some more general comments about why partitioning is useful or not, and strategies about partitioning - any text that you think would be useful to put into a review would be quite welcome, or links to other guides, etc.  or if you know of any programs you think should be included which aren't.

You can paste your stuff on this thread or email it to me (

I'm really hoping we can get some help from someone who knows some of these programs and has some views.
26687  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website on: March 16, 2006, 05:25:37 AM
When will this contest end?
the general trend on this site has been a bit informal - no fixed date set, but when we find a new one that is a consensus winner, we end it.

but probably makes sense to have a date before which we promise the contest won't end.  Let's say April 1 at the very earliest.  Probably more like May 1.
26688  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / The 2006 Independent Games Festival Finalists on: March 16, 2006, 02:08:07 AM
Personally some of the top finalists on that page i found quite un-enjoyable (the anvil game i hated)

The 2006 Independent Games Festival Finalists
Download and play these awesome indie games, as Fargo and FilePlanet take you on a tour of the best entries in this year's IGF.
By Dave 'Fargo' Kosak | March 14, 2006

26689  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: General brainstorming for Note-taking software on: March 15, 2006, 04:30:54 PM
I was really surprised at mouser's comment on Zoot!
you mean when i said it looked nice?
i didn't mean literally that it's appearance was nice, but that the feature set on the page seemed nice. smiley

And why aren't I getting e-mail notifications about these posts?
maybe when we upgraded the forum the notifications got reset?
26690  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website on: March 15, 2006, 01:27:26 PM
what about: "A Home for Software Fanatics"
26691  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Contest - Make a new Banner for Website on: March 15, 2006, 01:12:42 PM
BrotherS and CarolH both have suggested that what with the forum upgrade, we really need to revamp the banner at the top of the website pages and forum page.

both are designed as  a pair with a main image and a sidebar that can extend as far as it needs to go.
i think the sizes are pretty good so we should probably keep to them.

I'm attaching current versions to end of this post.

Note you need to design it without the "a new kind of website" text - since we want to change that and may want to change it dynamically or per page.

Actually i was thinking of a new slogan for the site: "A Place for Lovers of Software" or something like that.


The contest does not have a hard deadline - we will end it when we get a design so good that it demands ending it.
However, it will not end before May 1st, so any entry prior to that will be considered.

hmm... not sure, free shirt or mug from
plus a usb 4x5" drawing pad if you want it, or else some other free software

Please submit files in exactly this dimension, file format (png), and file names.  And you need to provide BOTH a forum pair and website pair of images.

26692  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10 most annoying clocks on: March 15, 2006, 11:00:19 AM
how about a normal alarm clock, but get 500 of em and put em in a box, pick one random one per night and "set it and forget it" smiley
26693  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / fun cat sleding flash game on: March 15, 2006, 10:41:44 AM
this is really kinda fun

use z and x to lean forward and back

found a more recent one i think, slightly different:

26694 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Blue selected on: March 15, 2006, 09:43:46 AM
you can hit escape to reselect and fully blue it and then start typing again.. but it's not a bad idea to add what you ask as well.
26695  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / cool mafia shootup flash game on: March 15, 2006, 05:39:00 AM
cool mafia sharpshooter flash game

(violence, not for children)

26696  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: new forum feature - spoiler tag on: March 15, 2006, 05:13:20 AM
26697  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: new forum feature - spoiler tag on: March 15, 2006, 04:25:45 AM
it will search within spoiler tags.

not a bad idea to have an option to auto expan all - i'll look into it.
right now im working on the micro donation thing which is taking some real effort.
26698  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: new forum feature - spoiler tag on: March 15, 2006, 04:13:38 AM
26699  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How long will it take you to adopt Windows Vista as your OS? on: March 15, 2006, 02:03:28 AM
i have to joint the chorus of winxp praisers.  well, 2000 and xp to me are basically the same - the point is that compared to win9x and me, win2k/xp is just 10000x more stable, and it really is quite stable.  so kudos to microsoft they did do a good job in that department from my experience.
26700 Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: IdleMute - Tray utility to mute speaker when you are away from the PC! on: March 15, 2006, 01:29:46 AM
noticed this related freeware app at freewareworldteam:

Smart Mute is a tray application that has several functions aimed at the person who sits in front of his computer all day like I do. Every time I personally need a hard to find function on my computer I will add it to this program... I don't want 50 tray icons so I like to consolidate many functions in one, right now there are three major functions. Feel free to visit the Smart Mute chatwall to suggest more!
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