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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Micro-Fundraiser for the Official DonationCoder CodyMobile! on: June 01, 2014, 12:38:53 PM
for me the ship has sailed
Just enjoy the voyage!
127  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Adobe celebrates 25 years of digital type design; gives away free font on: May 17, 2014, 12:57:26 PM
^There's no italic included

Well, gosh, I can just select it and hit ctl-I if I need italics...  cheesy
I wish you'd exhibit some lack of control!  smiley
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Our experiences with LED light bulb replacements on: May 16, 2014, 04:18:48 PM
A few years ago I swapped all my bulbs (> 100) to CF and found that they came nowhere near to the lifespan indicated, so I'm a  bit skeptical about the promised life of LEDs.

That said, recently I bought 8 60w-equivalent LED bulbs that look like a regular incandescent bulb that's been run over by a steamroller. They're very light in weight, dimmable, and work extremely well as fan bulbs (nothing to be affected by vibration). They also give a good level of light output and I find them more than acceptable in floor lamps. This time round, I'll wait a bit longer before going the whole hog and replacing everything but, so far, I'm very pleased. I'd like, indeed expect, to see the price come down from the $12 each that's being asked right now.

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129  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cut Backs At Hospital on: April 23, 2014, 06:10:41 PM
She started out as a clerical worker, but ended up as a clavicle professional.
You don't say — talus more, do.
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cut Backs At Hospital on: April 23, 2014, 08:53:08 AM
That's a pretty hip play on words.  smiley

It can be adapted to fit most circumstances--one thigh fits all.
 
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cut Backs At Hospital on: April 20, 2014, 11:58:07 PM
She has a bone to pick with our bad puns though.  smiley
 
Too bad, she'll just have to humerus.
 
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cut Backs At Hospital on: April 19, 2014, 08:57:03 PM
Hmm, I'd bet her name is Ann R. Exic.   smiley
And she's being a bit cagey as she's in for a ribbing.
 
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cut Backs At Hospital on: April 18, 2014, 10:38:57 PM
The one on the left looks rather grumpy with that black look. I suppose it's a scowl and cross bones.
 
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Help! USB 3 has left the building — I want it back. on: April 10, 2014, 02:00:17 PM
Thank you both for the input!

Among other things, I disconnected from every USB port and cleared everything related to USB from my system — drivers, registry entries… every USB-related item. No luck.
I restored the system to a time before this began. No luck.

On a whim I just bought a third USB 3 cradle which works perfectly well, while the other two do not. The two cradles that won't play properly are dual bay. The new one is a single bay (and so was a previous model that works but isn't on site right now to try). There may be something to explore there, OTOH the human brain loves a coincidence.

At the moment I'll settle for one working properly and pick at why the others do not when I feel more inclined.
 
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Help! USB 3 has left the building — I want it back. on: April 08, 2014, 07:31:02 PM
If the driver has recently updated you could try rolling it back to the previous version as a first step.


Thanks for the response. There's nothing to which I can roll back (?!?).
I pulled drivers from a March 18 backup and shoved them in while Windows wasn't running and then rebooted into W81 — no go.

  Sad
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Help! USB 3 has left the building — I want it back. on: April 08, 2014, 01:09:24 PM
Something that relates to USB 3 has changed in my system.

I have a Thermaltake BlacX  external cradle for use with bare HDDs. BlacX 5G Dual Sata 5.0 GBps 3 Tb Usb 3.0 External Hard Drive ST0022U. (link)

Suddenly, when I try to move files of significant size to/from it, under Windows 8.1-64, I get a system error which is:
An error occurred copying
<name of file>
The system cannot find the file specified


Among other things this means that I can no longer run or retrieve backups using USB 3.0.

  • I have the same error with a cradle of a different brand.
  • I have the same error when trying different drives in the cradle.
  • I can read/write what I like if I'm connected with USB 2
  • I have the latest USB 3 driver in my system (Renesas USB 3,0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0096 Microsoft).
  • Using USB 3, I can read/write smaller files to from a drive in the cradle (4.96GB for example)

So, like a lumber-jacked tree, I'm stumped.

Can somebody be kind enough to suggest an appropriate starting point for seeking a fix?
 

137  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dead Hot Chicks Boost Weather Ratings? on: April 07, 2014, 04:17:14 PM
they are trying to scare me with talk about killer blizzards
That's just a snow job!
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A three drive system - the sweet spot on: March 25, 2014, 10:52:17 PM
You would be amazed how "dirty" the power in your house is.
I am the power in my house and electricity is just a servant but, please, don't tell my wife I said that as she has other ideas about who/watt is in/on charge.  embarassed
 
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A three drive system - the sweet spot on: March 25, 2014, 05:51:56 PM
That's without even getting into the issue of cooling which is a problem for all drives, but probably even more for a SSD (especially a consumer model) than a HDD.
I find that my machines run cooler with SSDs than with mechanical drives. More space for air flow?
 
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A three drive system - the sweet spot on: March 24, 2014, 06:58:05 PM
A couple of years ago I installed a 128 GB SSD as my boot drive…   
141  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: REQ: HTPC Util - Hide Desktop for x seconds while program is being executed. on: March 23, 2014, 12:44:13 AM
Just a note, I'm on a slow convict ship back to the UK in just over a week - I'll be incommunicado for 6 weeks
I'm not sure I buy your story — I'm unable to find Communicado on Google maps  Angry
 
142  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock - Can't get rid of military time!! on: March 16, 2014, 03:51:03 PM
Have you tried this version too? - T-Clock 2010 (by Stoic Joker, here on donationcoder)

Hi,

I notice, often, how helpful you are to people so I thought it time to say so. We all benefit from contributions by people like you, either directly or indirectly.

 thumbs up thumbs up 
 
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Anyone can recommend a good macro recorder for windows please? on: March 14, 2014, 11:35:39 PM
@cranioscopical: Macro Express is a good program, but last time I looked it couldn't compile macros to .EXEs.  Do you know if that feature has been added now?
No, it hasn't — good point!
  
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Anyone can recommend a good macro recorder for windows please? on: March 13, 2014, 02:28:04 PM
JoTo,
If you don't care for skwire's (good) suggestion, you might like Macro Express — I find it both useful and inexpensive.
Macro Express web site here.
 

145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dumb question but ... on: March 11, 2014, 10:33:30 AM
If I try that my camera just shuts down — it's too frightened by what it sees  Sad
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Micro-Fundraiser for the Official DonationCoder CodyMobile! on: March 05, 2014, 02:24:23 PM
Surely you don't really need four wheels, do you?
 

Apparently not tongue

Got me there  Grin

Then there's this astonishing claim:
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Elio has been designed to fit 95% of all men.
Let's see… world population > 7 billion divide by…  hmmm that's a LOT of capacity for such a little car!  Wink
 

147  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Micro-Fundraiser for the Official DonationCoder CodyMobile! on: March 04, 2014, 02:04:18 PM
Surely you don't really need four wheels, do you?
 
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Photos that spontaneously change on: February 14, 2014, 11:54:39 AM
In the forum here, the face looks well balanced on my monitor (with brightness relatively low on monitor settings).
Looks perfectly fine here to me as well.
Same here.
 
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Photos that spontaneously change on: February 13, 2014, 09:50:19 PM
Come on chaps, this topic is all over the place — let's try to focus!
 
150  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: [Idea] Quick toggle dis/connect to Bluetooth audio device on: February 13, 2014, 03:50:59 PM
A bit of script incorporating EndPointController.exe might help. See here.
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