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26876  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Ricky Gervais new audio show mp3 (from the british version of The Office) on: December 09, 2005, 07:27:31 PM
quite funny audio show from the maker of the brilliant british show "The Office"

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Exclusively available online from Guardian Unlimited
A half-hour of all-new drivel from Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington
In which Ricky, Steve and Karl discuss ...
the pros and cons of technological invention, leading on to Karl's Malthusian concerns and a possible solution. There's a digression into the extra sensory perception of early hominids. Oh, and some Monkey News of course. Plus strange tales about lethal drinking vessels and stately homes.


http://www.guardian.co.uk...s/0,16850,1652674,00.html
direct download -> http://podcast.rickygervais.com/episode1.mp3
26877  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: My new favorite pen on: December 09, 2005, 07:24:45 PM
wow, that's pretty incredible.
but i lose pens constantly, so there is no way i'd ever buy such an expensive pen.
anything over $2 is pushing it for me..
26878  News and Reviews / Best Firewall / Re: agnitum outpost v3 - the horror? on: December 09, 2005, 11:54:03 AM
great find with the changelog page!!! that's going right into my website watcher.

jason, the author of ghostwall is a member here, he's a good programmer, and he's been nice enough to donate some copies of his other software to the site which we've given away in the past.  definitely worth checking out his ghostsecurity site.
26879  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: TalkAboutShareware thread on: December 09, 2005, 11:41:15 AM
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Of course, maybe you'll get so many requests that you'll have to change the system...

not a problem - there are very very few people who email and ask for this.
26880  DonationCoder.com Software / ProcessTamer / Re: Problem with emule being repeatedly tamed on: December 09, 2005, 10:28:33 AM
sounds good -
by the way as you noted, the whole design of the tiny process tamer main exe that stays running in the background is that it should be as light as possible on resources (cpu+memory).
26881  DonationCoder.com Software / ProcessTamer / Re: any plans to "force" stubborn programs? on: December 09, 2005, 09:28:48 AM
zeph seems to have figured out that indeed running pt as a service solves this problem (http://www.donationcoder....orum/index.php?topic=1765)

; running as a service will be added to PT3.
26882  DonationCoder.com Software / ProcessTamer / Re: Problem with emule being repeatedly tamed on: December 09, 2005, 09:26:56 AM
that's a great report.
i will fix the bug that is causing repeat attempts to restore priority.

and it sounds like i should either and a built-in option for pt3 to run as service, or make it the only way pt3 runs.
any opinion on this? is their a downside to having pt3 run as a service?
26883  DonationCoder.com Software / Skrommel's Software / Re: Problems with Ghoster on: December 09, 2005, 09:07:13 AM
hahhhhaaa love that screenshot. kinda looks like you are playing a game of simcity and you're building hospitals smiley
26884  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: TalkAboutShareware thread on: December 09, 2005, 09:02:01 AM
while we're on the subject -

the license keys have not yet been up for 6 months, so we do not yet know if having to come back after 6 months to download a new license key is going to be something that helps or hurts.

the intention is basically just to remind people who are still using the program for six months and who haven't donated that maybe after some consideration and use, it was worth a donation.  to get them to visit the site after 6 months and see that we are still here and are still going strong, with new software and new content, and that maybe it's worth a donation.

there will surely be plenty of people who never use the program beyond six months,

and there will probably be other people who after 6 months will see the program pop up saying to download a renewed freeware license key and will say F*** this and install it immediately.

We'll have to make a decision at some point if the benefts outweight the downsides.  If it turns out that the overwhelming majority of people who donate do so before the end of the 6 month period, and very few donate afterwards, then we might as well remove that completely, especially if it engenders some distrust and frustration.
26885  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: TalkAboutShareware thread on: December 09, 2005, 08:54:23 AM
I saw your post rjbull, and appreciate you adding your thoughts.

I think its important to try to view this from their perspective, that the concept of freeware is not to be trifled with litely.  People have wars over terms all the time (check out the "Open Source" debates if you want to have some real fun).

So I'm sympathetic to them being suspicious of anything that calls itself freeware and still requires users to sign up at a forum, etc.  We are in a kind of limbo here, as we've discussed on this forum before (http://www.donationcoder....orum/index.php?topic=96.0).

And in the end I think that there's no point arguing over definitions (though I think it's clear we don't fit into the shareware model).  The only thing I care about is explaining what we are trying to do and how the site works.

In all fairness, it has to be said that they were right about the page shown to people who got to the Key download page who had not yet signed up at the forum:

That page was asking people to sign up to download the freeware license key but said nothing about having to come back in 6 months to download a new key, which it absolultely should,  no question about it.  And I've now changed the page to state it clearly (the page is here but remember that since you're a forum member you won't see what they see unless you log out first: http://www.donationcoder.com/Keys/index.php).

I think these discussions are always useful in refining ideas and helping clear up misperceptions, and in demonstrating that we are open to suggestions and constructive criticism.
26886  DonationCoder.com Software / ProcessTamer / Re: Problem with emule being repeatedly tamed on: December 09, 2005, 08:39:25 AM
im looking forward to the reply about running pt as a service.

regardless, you have found a bug.  Process Tamer has code that should tell it when it fails to be able to raise the priority back (for example if an app insists on setting its own priority) and thereafter stop trying to "re-raise it".  I'll put this on the todo list.
26887  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: My new favorite pen on: December 08, 2005, 11:10:23 PM
oh i agree with you 100% those staedtler pens are beautiful and fantastic.  i have one i got from my father, a red "pigment liner" 03 that is like a piece of art. 

http://www.staedtler.com/...b.Staedtler?ActiveID=2273
26888  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: video players / how to capture images from video files on: December 08, 2005, 09:37:32 PM
that is nice
26889  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / How'd I Get Here? - firefox addin on: December 08, 2005, 07:53:14 PM
http://www.squarefree.com/extensions/high/

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Use this extension to go to the page on which you first clicked a link to the current page. For example:
Go "back" even after opening a link in a new tab and closing the original tab.
Remember how you found a site you bookmarked yesterday.
When you are sent a link you have already seen, astound the sender by responding with a statement more precise than "I saw that on some blog a few days ago".



(linked from boingboing)
26890  Special User Sections / Activation/License/Language Help / Re: New License Key Page now online ! on: December 08, 2005, 07:17:02 PM
ah yes, carolhaynes here has been making some good stuff with it i think (or was it xara 3d..?).
26891  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: TalkAboutShareware thread on: December 08, 2005, 07:02:00 PM
i've been using googlegroups.com to browse and post to the alt.comp.freeware newsgroup - it doesn't suffer from the same delay.
(plus signing up at googlegroups is easy and once signed up you can browse newsgroups, bookmark then, and post to them).


hey, if anyone wants to post to that thread and add their 2 cents about donationcoder.com to the discussion it might be nice for the people on that thread to hear from some real members of the site who might be able to relate their experiences.

right now it mostly just me talking to people who have never visited and are just reflecting abstractly about why they don't like the idea, and i'm feeling a bit alone there.  be polite and courteous of course if you do post.

i think this should be a direct link to it: http://groups.google.com/...m/thread/7e3e5755136b0a54
26892  DonationCoder.com Software / Skrommel's Software / Re: Move a Taskbar icon to SysTray and leave Application Displayed on: December 08, 2005, 06:42:44 PM
i hope adding multiple icons is something planned for ahk.
26893  Special User Sections / Activation/License/Language Help / Re: New License Key Page now online ! on: December 08, 2005, 06:37:48 PM
thanks guys, i needed some nice words today, so it's really appreciated.

that's a cool animation seagull, what tool made it?
26894  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA - Program to identify and delete empty folders in a tree on: December 08, 2005, 05:41:02 PM
skrommel is getting too good at making gui tools with ahk now.. i'm starting to fear for my job security  Wink
26895  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / gizmodo.com - gadget site on: December 08, 2005, 03:47:30 PM
http://gizmodo.com/

that mine hovering alarm clock copter seems cool.

[linked from boingboing]
26896  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Managing Favourites on: December 08, 2005, 03:02:12 PM
as i understand it there is currently heated discussion going on over the memory use of firefox, and i think people are trying to address it.
26897  DonationCoder.com Software / ProcessTamer / Re: any plans to "force" stubborn programs? on: December 08, 2005, 01:44:01 PM
web page fixed  thumbs up

keep the suggestions coming.
26898  DonationCoder.com Software / Unicode Image Maker / Re: Open Image as Text? on: December 08, 2005, 12:50:18 PM
i'll explain.

when Unicode Image Maker itself creates an image file, it stores the original text in the image.
so if you open an image file it has made previously (or if you drag and drop the image into the program),
it should be able to recover the original text.

but the function has no effect unless the image itself was created with Unicode Image Maker.

does that make sense?
26899  DonationCoder.com Software / ProcessTamer / Re: any plans to "force" stubborn programs? on: December 08, 2005, 12:46:09 PM
welcome to the site zeph!

if it says somewhere about a members only version of the program then that's just a mistaken holdover from when we allowed members early access to the most recent versions.  now we allow everyone access to the most recent releases, so there is only 1 version for everyone.  (if you remember where it says that let me know and i'll correct).

yes, we have to add the ability to tame such things - process tamer 3 is in the works and the ability to tame these is definitely planned; as you say it's likely due to the fact that pt does not run as a service. couple ways we can solve it, not sure which route to take at the moment, but we'll get it supported.

looking forward to more suggestions as well.
26900  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: TalkAboutShareware thread on: December 08, 2005, 12:07:56 PM
well you all know my position about these things - i understand how people might be wary of a site that is so "aggressively" trying to encourage donations.  we should be open to criticism and take these complaints seriously and at face value and try to answer questions and frustrations with a plain explanation of what we are trying to do.  In fairness the world is filled with people trying to scam and spam people so let's cut them a little slack if they start out suspicious of anything out of the ordinary.
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