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26976  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Pet Dino Robot on: February 09, 2006, 04:41:50 PM
little foot!!!
looks exactly like him.. i feel a lawsuit coming on..
26977  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: FBSL - its own IDE on: February 09, 2006, 04:22:16 PM
looks great.
26978  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / How the Internet Works - radio show, parts 1 and 2 on: February 09, 2006, 04:01:54 PM

This is a radio show by Steve Gibson (the 'I' in the quotes below) and Leo Laporte
Quote
How the Internet Works, Part 2
During this 38-minute, part 2 episode of "How the Internet Works," Leo and I briefly review last week's discussion of the ICMP protocol, then discuss the operational details of the Internet's two main data-carrying protocols: UDP and TCP.

How the Internet Works, Part 1
During this 49-minute episode, Leo and I briefly discuss the 'Kama Sutra' virus that will become destructive on February 3rd. We briefly discuss PC World Magazine's recent evaluation and ranking of ten top anti-malware systems. And we begin our long-planned 'fundamental technology' series with a two-part close look at the history and detailed operation of the global Internet.


http://grc.com/securitynow.htm


you can listen to it online.
26979  Other Software / Developer's Corner / The Portable Coroutine Library (PCL) on: February 09, 2006, 03:41:07 PM
Interesting:

http://xmailserver.org/libpcl.html


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The Portable Coroutine Library (PCL) implements the low level functionality for coroutines. For a definition of the term coroutine see The Art of Computer Programming by Donald E. Knuth. Coroutines are a very simple cooperative multitasking environment where the switch from one task to another is done explicitly by a function call. Coroutines are a lot faster than processes or threads switch, since there is no OS kernel involvement for the operation. Also coroutines require much less OS resources than processes of threads. The idea of writing this library started when I was testing Linux epoll functionality and performance. I initially started using the coro library by E. Toernig <froese@gmx.de> and I found the library very interesting. It was simple and yet powerful. The limitations of the coro library were both non portability and crashes when not used together with certain versions of gcc. So I decided to write a new library to address the problems aforementioned by also taking portable context switching ideas from the GNU Pth library. This library is easily portable on almost every Unix system and on Windows. It can use either the ucontext.h functionalities ( getcontext()/makecontest()/swapcontext() ) or the standard longjmp()/setjmp().


[link from freeware world team]
26980  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Wikipage on IDEs on: February 09, 2006, 03:34:37 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/w..._development_environments

[thanks Gothic]
26981  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / The Athanasius Kircher Society: "all things wondrous, curious, and esoteric" on: February 09, 2006, 03:27:22 PM
some odd stuff smiley

http://kirchersociety.org/


[link from boingboing]
26982  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Pet Dino Robot on: February 09, 2006, 03:23:32 PM
[attach=1]

article -> http://www.mercurynews.co...s/technology/13803004.htm
cool video -> http://news.com.com/1606-...tag=6036803&subj=news

I want one!


[link from boingboing]
26983  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: FBSL - Net Send grabber + logger on: February 09, 2006, 02:13:25 PM
cool!
26984  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: CTRL+SPACE on: February 09, 2006, 01:36:34 PM
ahh!!!
jgpaiva just informed me on the chat channel that i totally misunderstood this post.
i must read more carefully.

ok you want to use ctrl+space instead of alt+space, and the hotkey thing wont accept it as a custom hotkey.  i will try to fix either by allowing it or add a special checkbox for it, makes sense.
26985  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Defragmentation programs doesn't co-exist that well with Norton Goback on: February 09, 2006, 01:33:58 PM
a program like goback can be a great help. i know people who swear by it.
everyone should have either something like goback or a drive imaging program.
some of us prefer to decide exactly when and how to make images, others prefer the background running no reminder needed things like goback.
highly recommend that you have one of these.

(and if you have a non-technically-advanced relative with a big hard disk goback can be the perfect solution.)
26986  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: CTRL+SPACE on: February 09, 2006, 01:29:42 PM
anyone else having trouble with the the alt+space trigger working?
once you set it in the options it should work, but 2 things could interfere:

1) do you have another program using alt+space, or that did and you isntalled without rebooting?
2) are you maybe running farr using the old tray helper special utility ? (uncheck "use helper tray utility" in options, then exit and run farr to test).
26987  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / CodyCard Contest - 'Cody's Excellent Vacation' - win a collector's item! on: February 09, 2006, 12:02:49 PM
Announcing the first DonationCoder.com CodyCard Contest...

Now's your chance to win a rare DonationCoder.com collector's item.. Worth over TEN MILLION DOLLARS !!!! (disclaimer: may be worth substantially less)

Cody the bird (the official DC mascot) has absconded with a big chunk of your donations and he's taking an expensive around-the-world vacation.

Only you can help him send back some postcards from his trip:


On March 1st, 2006 we will choose some of the funniest entries and those winners will get a custom item of their choice from the HyperRich Friends of DonationCoder.com Cafepress Shop with their winning postcard image on it.

Good luck!!!

[attach=1]


CodyCards technology provided by by Allen's imagiine and gallery scripts.
26988  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: if you get this 404 error - You don't have permission to access /Forums/bb... on: February 09, 2006, 11:39:07 AM
should be fixed now i think..
i believe it was due to the security mod known as mod_evasive, which was falsely triggering protection against denial of service attacks.

[RANT] how these people get away with such clearly defective diagnostic / error handling for these security mods i'll never understand [/RANT]
26989  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: an alias to search donationcoder.com forums from farr on: February 09, 2006, 06:38:37 AM
could point, i always forget that.  nice addition allen.  adding both suggestions to my list.
26990  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / an alias to search donationcoder.com forums from farr on: February 09, 2006, 04:31:40 AM
add the following alias:

REGEX: dc (.*)
RESULT: dc forum search for $$1 | http://www.donationcoder....hp?action=search2;search=$$1


see screenshot for more help:



26991  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Is Screenshot Captor not capable of capturing text for editing in text file? on: February 09, 2006, 04:05:37 AM
yeah win2k and winxp you can select a messagebox and hit ctrl+C, and it actually copies the text.. im sure there are a lot of people who would have liked to know about that cool trick.
26992  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Screensaver On/Off/Auto on: February 09, 2006, 12:30:29 AM
another cool skrommel utility smiley

i don't know if its possible or how hard it would be, but it would be fun if the menu had a list of all configured screensave and you could start any one of them.


ps.
please remember to make a donation to skrommel to support his work, just click his green $ or the paypal button on his page.
26993  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I just LOVE it! :) on: February 09, 2006, 12:27:27 AM
that's a bit scary.  i don't understand the "joke" of the title, "that's the good news".. can someone explain?
26994  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: animal identity crisis.. on: February 09, 2006, 12:24:51 AM
.. now that is creepy...
26995  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Idea: Static Ip address changer on: February 09, 2006, 12:22:09 AM
there are some good utilities to switch between network configurations now - most helpful if you have a laptop that switches networks.  Netswitcher is one but there are others.
26996  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / if you get this 404 error - You don't have permission to access /Forums/bb... on: February 08, 2006, 03:46:13 PM
its happened after the security "upgrade" of our server.

typical.   Angry

i'm trying to track it down..
26997  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SPAM control on: February 08, 2006, 10:27:36 AM
mailwasher is: http://www.mailwasher.net/


also see these threads discussing spam tools:
http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=2084.0
http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=1078.0


ps.
welcome to the site nodrog!
26998  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / animal identity crisis.. on: February 08, 2006, 07:51:04 AM
found this on google images by accident:

http://members.jcom.home....n/images/pop_kaeru2_l.jpg:


26999  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Some great freeware from MediaChance - incl. multimon taskbar tool on: February 08, 2006, 06:47:17 AM
Allen just pointed us to a unique and really nice renamer tool (Oscar's Renamer) on this thread:
http://www.donationcoder....orum/index.php?topic=1146

When i got there i noticed that the author of dvd-lab (powerful dvd authoring app) has a bunch of nice looking freeware:
http://www.mediachance.com/free/index.html


one really caught my eye:
Oscar's Multimonitor Taskbar: http://www.mediachance.com/free/multimon.htm
this looks like a lite version of the very nice and powerful (but not cheap) UltraMon (http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/).
27000  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: I love the Bulk Rename Utility! on: February 08, 2006, 06:41:26 AM
ah you found a renamer that lets you edit file lilst with text editor!!

we were wondering if such a thing existed at some point (maybe on coding snacks section?)...

that's a great find and could really come in handy in some tricky cases.  downloading..
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