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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: June 15, 2015, 06:06:08 PM
Also, one unfortunate thing you can't see is that i seem to have miss aligned the top face frame rail above the drawers, and it tilts upward to the right about an 1/8th of an inch.
It's not noticable without the drawers but when the drawer fronts are in, it's noticable because the gap between top drawer left and right hand sides are different.  That's why in the photo above i'm actually using tape to raise the right hand side of the top drawer by about that much..
There are a few options for fixing it:
  • 1. carefully adjust the vertical gaps for the drawers so that the fronts angle slightly up and to the right the tiniest amount so that by the time it gets to the top the gap is gone.
  • 2. try to carefully sand the front face top rail so that the left hand side height matches right hand side (sand under left hand bottom and right hand top).  this would be my preferred solution IF i believed i could get it sanded evenly -- unfortunately most of my experience with such sanding attempts has resulted in wavy looking edges -- it's hard to sand evenly!  The result could be much worse with no easy undo.
  • 3. try to remove that top rail piece of the face frame and reattach a new one -- could be a disaster because its glued in place.

Thoughts?
52  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: June 15, 2015, 05:25:10 PM
photos of drawers:

[attach=1]
[attach=2]

What you are seeing in the first photo is the actual drawers, built from 1/2 cheapo plywood.

The second photo shows the false front approach, with the tight-fitting nicer veneered fronts (still plywood, though one could use real wood) just set in front of the drawer area -- not yet precisely positioned and attached.

Unfortunately i ran out of the nicer veneered plywood sheets so the bottom two drawer false fronts have a bit more pattern than i would like -- i havent decided yet whether to go buy some more plywood, or assemble it as is.
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 2014-2015: Best tablet specs for ebook reading on: June 15, 2015, 08:55:38 AM
awesome! can't wait to hear more about it  thumbs up
54  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Wrong colors in Screenshot Captor (4.1) on: June 14, 2015, 09:58:18 AM
whoa that is weird!
but yes, i guess this is a result of not supporting a rare 10bit color format.. it might be difficult to support that.

question: what happens if you grab the entire screen with PrtScr?
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there software for this? on: June 13, 2015, 05:52:39 PM
well there are a few programs designed to "spider" a page and download all linked pages, images, etc.

one well known one is "Teleport Pro", but there are others.
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: June 13, 2015, 09:03:26 AM
That's beautiful work -- i LOVE built-ins. Yeah i really should have bought one of those portable table saws, and i missed my perfect excuse Sad..

Well I suppose i'll find out soon enough about the drawers smiley
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: June 13, 2015, 08:49:49 AM
I figure "in for a penny, in for a pound" -- so i'm going to try to fit flush inset drawers, which are hard to get right (as compared to overlay/overlap drawers where you have lots of margin of error because the fronts hide the gaps.  However, I am going to use this "false front" technique which should meant that the actual drawers themselves have plenty of margin for error, and then i just have to precisely cut and mount the drawer fronts -- which is still a bit tough since i don't have a table saw.  Looking back i can see this would have been the right project to invest in one of those little portable worksite tablesaws -- would have made cutting the long 18" wide plywood pieces a lot easier (instead i build a little jig/track).
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: June 12, 2015, 06:09:41 PM
Today's progress: face frame cut (but not glued up), and drawer slides attached (very precisely):
[attach=1]
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 2014-2015: Best tablet specs for ebook reading on: June 12, 2015, 04:57:31 PM
That hp pro slate looks pretty neat.
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: June 12, 2015, 02:06:25 PM
that could be verrrry useful, thanks aryq  thumbs up
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: June 12, 2015, 07:57:39 AM
I ended up buying a bed on craigslist that was much nicer than i could have built for a fraction of the cost.  That's the rule I realize now when it comes to furniture, you have to be insane to try to make it yourself and think you're going to get something half as good for 10x the price of buying a nice used piece.

So having absorbed that lesson, a few weeks ago i set out to build an 8ft media center cabinet for my living room, in an attempt to learn how to properly stain and finish a big item  (it's 8ft long, 33 inches tall, 16 inches deep) and how to make drawers.  Please do not ask me why i didn't start on something smaller.

Half way done photo:
[attach=1]

Still to do:
  • Add face frame.
  • Add fancy inset/flush drawers (in center area).
  • Add base trim.
  • Stain.
  • Finish and rub out (Lacquer, shellac, or polyeurethane). <-- this is the part i'm most nervous about and have been reading so much about and testing on scrap.. It's hard to do properly when you dont have a place to use a sprayer..

I already regret taking on the project, but nothing left to do now but push forward bitching and moaning the whole way..  I'll post more photos when it's done.
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: [Infographics] WWII deaths compared w. others on: June 10, 2015, 06:40:24 PM
pretty impressive video/visualization, thanks for sharing.
makes you wonder what software they used to create it.
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: raffle/random choice software on: June 10, 2015, 09:15:48 AM
nice -- so that takes care of my point #2 above.
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A short history of Google's algorithm updates on: June 09, 2015, 05:43:51 PM
Nice find, ewemoa.
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: simply create a projection on: June 09, 2015, 11:42:03 AM
SketchUp:

http://www.sketchup.com/
66  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Feature request: One-time capture delay on: June 09, 2015, 10:02:57 AM
On my todo list is a complete revamp of the hotkey system which would let people create hotkeys for arbitrary things without cluttering the user interface so much -- similar to what i did for Find and Run Robot.
This would make it much less problematic to add new hotkeyable functions.
67  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Feature request: One-time capture delay on: June 09, 2015, 09:52:09 AM
It's not a bad idea.. You can enable and disable delay from the system tray right-click menu.. Maybe i could add a new option there for enabling the delay one time only..
Or I could add a hotkey for it..
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Scary Windows error: Failure to log in to profile, loading of temp profile on: June 09, 2015, 08:33:23 AM
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can you create a new user with it's new resulting profile?
i'll try.
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: raffle/random choice software on: June 09, 2015, 08:32:31 AM
Aryq's suggestion of random.org is a good one if you are simply trying to choose m winners from a group of n entrants.

There are a few specialized cases where you may need to look deeper:

1. If you want to select winners not purely randomly, but with some weighted probabilities -- for example if you wanted the chance that an entrant to win to be based on how many years they have been in operation, etc. [doesn't sound like you need this].
2. If you needed to be able to *prove* to some third party rigorously that you only ran the random selection once and these are the independently verified results. [doesn't sound like you need this].
3. If you were going to be running multiple giveaways over time and wanted to make it less likely that people would win twice in a row, etc. [doesn't sound like you need this].
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A short history of Google's algorithm updates on: June 08, 2015, 05:34:43 PM
Nice find... MobileGeddon is going to hurt DC in the short term, but we're moving to a CMS and upgraded forum this year (already started working on the conversion) so we should be ok before too long.
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Scary Windows error: Failure to log in to profile, loading of temp profile on: June 08, 2015, 01:13:29 PM
wasn't happening with the admin profile/login.
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Scary Windows error: Failure to log in to profile, loading of temp profile on: June 08, 2015, 10:34:52 AM
Yes, I have run avg for a year -- this is the first time this has happened to me..
73  DonationCoder.com Software / Android Apps / Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v1.82 - Feb 10, 2015 on: June 07, 2015, 11:28:14 PM
fyi: currently 51 users of whenlast according to Google Play store.
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Scary Windows error: Failure to log in to profile, loading of temp profile on: June 07, 2015, 04:33:45 PM
yeah, reboots didn't help me.
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Micro Reviews of Board Games From a Non-Competetive Perspective on: June 07, 2015, 04:23:01 PM
well i never played magic the gathering, though i have watched some of it being played -- and from watching i know it can get quite complicated.
there has been a rebellion against the "collectible" aspect of card games, as seen in magic the gathering, and most new deck builders do not follow this path.
instead there are fixed card sets that everyone can by for affordable prices and there aren't these super rare expensive cards, etc.

star realms seems to be the core boiled down essence of a deck builder, lean and mean and easy to learn and play.

here's a review that talks more about how to play it and why it's good:
http://www.nohighscores.c...cd-star-realms-in-review/
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