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26876  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / a tip: using screenshot captor to keep a visual history on: December 30, 2005, 06:03:24 AM

just wanted to mention that lately i've taken to hitting a quick prtscr when i am filling out a form on a webpage, just in case the browser crashes or i lose some info or forget.  it can be a nice way to have a quick visual record of.  just an idea..
26877  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Resources low on: December 30, 2005, 06:01:03 AM
hmm...
sc really should let its memory go once you minimize it to the tray, and it doesnt keep multiple images open so it really shouldnt be eating up lots of memory..

BUT having said that.. WIN98SE - OUCH!!!
one of the happiest days of my life was getting rid of win98 and its constant lost of resources requiring reboots.
26878  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Create an Indestructible Shared PC on: December 30, 2005, 03:14:32 AM
Create an Indestructible Shared PC

Quote
"Need to put a PC in a public place? A free Microsoft tool makes it easy to lock down."
http://www.pcmag.com/arti...le2/0,1895,1892666,00.asp


[linked from OS News]
26879  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ricky Gervais new audio show mp3 (from the british version of The Office) on: December 30, 2005, 02:16:16 AM
episode 4 is up!
26880  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: The GodFather - Audio File Manager with Scripting on: December 30, 2005, 02:15:08 AM
i think in the future of software we should expect to see greater separation of core functionality from user interface, and the move to standardized frontends.

that is, i expect eventually all programs will come with a "core" and a "frontend" or two, the way some commandline programs already have.  and that all programs will be "scriptable" using one interface, or usable via a gui (or have multiple guis).

in fact this is of course how some crossplatform tools are already made (like a commandline mp3 encoder that can be driven with various gui frontend tools).  what i think will happen though is a move to a more standardized solution to these components.

anyway, we def. got off subject smiley

thanks for the comments about screenshot captor and the site, glad to have you here.  no doubt that the godfather is an amazing program - especially if you need to do advanced scripting.doesn't mean it's the best tool for every user.  no shame in wanting something cleaner and simpler for most tasks.  i know i can get overwhelmed if there are too many options, and for some tasks you really don't want the most powerful tool, you want the easiest tool to use.
26881  DonationCoder.com Software / ContextMenu Commander / Re: ContextMenu Commander on: December 29, 2005, 07:09:51 PM
just an update: TONS of work has been done on this over the last week or two, it's really taking shape smiley
26882  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / mysql server crashed for a few minutes, i had to restart it.. on: December 29, 2005, 02:27:28 PM
i have no idea what happened yet... first time this has happened..
hopefully we can trakc it down and figure out what went wrong.
26883  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder.com Logo Contest is Over - We Have a New Official Mascot/Logo! on: December 29, 2005, 12:29:56 PM
coooool!!!!
26884  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wireless question on: December 29, 2005, 10:30:32 AM
1. if you don't already have wireless built into your laptop (i don't think you do), then you need to buy a pcmcia wireless card for your laptop.
2. if you don't already have a router, buy yourself a router with wireless support, like this one: http://www.netgear.com/products/details/WGT624.php

you meantion you have a usb asdl modem.. if you are *renting* this modem from your isp, you should strongly consider buying your own - you may be able to get one with asdl modem and wireless router all in one, for example like this: http://www.netgear.com/pr...ducts/details/DG834PN.php  but i don't know much about that so that's just something to look at, im not saying its definitely the answer.
26885  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Drive Splitter on: December 29, 2005, 09:41:52 AM
 lol
26886  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: f*cking site it's a rip offf on: December 29, 2005, 09:11:24 AM
this site is all about responding to such things with kindness.
26887  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: IDEA: Add Commandline Support on: December 29, 2005, 09:06:12 AM
it would be very easy to do - the only reason i havent is that i assume there are a lot of good commandline screeenshot capture apps already out there which are much smaller.
26888  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Windows system tray clock replacement on: December 29, 2005, 06:46:46 AM
alfaclock free version does look nice... might be worth a try.
26889  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Drive Splitter on: December 29, 2005, 06:45:27 AM
there are other partition management tools as well, though partitionmagic is one of the best.
26890  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Drive Splitter on: December 29, 2005, 06:44:50 AM
 Grin Grin Grin Grin
26891  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: Ad Clicker on: December 29, 2005, 05:56:55 AM
as for the other idea, i don't condone using up someone's bandwidth!!!
but here is an app written for a previous request that retrieves/submits web requests on a timer: RandomSubmitter

find it here:
http://www.donationcoder....om/CodingSnacks/index.php

in response to this request:
http://www.donationcoder....rum/index.php?topic=211.0
26892  News and Reviews / Best Archive Tool / Re: No offense but one of the MOST important feature is having an "OPEN FORMAT" ... on: December 29, 2005, 04:20:32 AM
i find myself in rare disagreement with jibz here.
i think the closed nature of winrar is a very bad thing, and in a field like compression where there are so many good open source compression algorithms, i think it's a bad thing that the rar format has become so widely used.  it's like mp3, we get stuck in this trap of a proprietary format.
26893  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Links to Review and Comments - Add yours! on: December 29, 2005, 03:09:40 AM
From this month's Computer Power User magazine (thanks chr15 for alerting me):

26894  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Windows system tray clock replacement on: December 29, 2005, 03:00:13 AM
hmm,
i include a picture from my system tray - i have used it for maybe 5-10 years without issue, but i only use it one particular way so who knows..
26895  News and Reviews / Best Archive Tool / Re: No offense but one of the MOST important feature is having an "OPEN FORMAT" ... on: December 29, 2005, 12:26:39 AM
i think zaine tried to advocate for the open format 7-zip in his review, didn't he?
26896  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: The GodFather - Audio File Manager with Scripting on: December 29, 2005, 12:26:08 AM
i appreciate superboyac comments in this thread -
more and more as we go into the future it is the user interface that represents the bulk of a program.
no matter how "powerful" a program is, if it's hard to do the common stuff, many of us don't want to spend a week learning how to script something.  it does go to show you that you can't simply grab the program people call the best or most powerful, especially if you want something that is designed for smooth ease of use.
26897  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: BusyBuster -- program to redial busy phone #s using your modem (IDEA) on: December 29, 2005, 12:22:46 AM
this has to exist doesnt it?
it should not be hard to make at all.
26898  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Windows system tray clock replacement on: December 29, 2005, 12:22:05 AM
yeah, he says so on his page; there is probably another free app somewhere that does..
if you use classic mode display (as i much prefer), then it looks perfect.
26899  DonationCoder.com Software / ProcessTamer / Re: Dual-core CPU support on: December 29, 2005, 12:21:12 AM
affinity selection rules are coming in pt3, not too far away smiley
26900  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: Ad Clicker on: December 28, 2005, 02:54:06 PM
in the old days of ads, people got rich off such stuff.
now sites like google aggressively punish such behavior.  not only will you lose money instead of making it but google has been banning sites for this, and people are using these ad clickers now to attack each other and get each other banned ! crazy world.
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