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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: OK - lets get to know each other... who are you, what do you do, where from? on: August 18, 2013, 09:27:23 AM
Good to meet you fredemeister, welcome!
I think you'll enjoy the community here.
 
127  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Pet Peeves in Language in Games? on: August 17, 2013, 06:02:09 PM
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Anyone have any pet peeves (or general complaints) about the language they see in different games?
Games, newspapers, and just about every piece of software with a "spell checker" — I don't do magic.
 
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: What Android apps do you use to read digital books? on: August 10, 2013, 06:46:06 AM
CoolReader.
About a week after I put CoolReader onto my phone my Kobo went into a drawer and hasn't been released since then.
 
129  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Autographed Paperback copies of Kyrathaba Rising novel available on: August 07, 2013, 11:03:13 AM
The list, to date:

  • mouser
  • rgdot
  • superboyac
  • 40hz

I'll be the fifth, having long nurtured a secret desire to be a wheel.
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Prim Does Your Laundry. Pickup, Wash, Fold, Delivery, Awesome (techcrunch.com) on: July 28, 2013, 03:41:48 PM
"ironing" - what's that tongue
It used to be common but I can tell that you've developed a new wrinkle.
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Prim Does Your Laundry. Pickup, Wash, Fold, Delivery, Awesome (techcrunch.com) on: July 26, 2013, 11:58:04 AM
... and then there's Crim. Drop all your small valuables into a laundry bag, give them a call, leave your keys taped to the front door and they will come to unburden you of the goodies, even leaving you a thank-you note.
 
 ohmy
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Swapping Out Software? on: July 20, 2013, 10:49:18 AM
I went this year with the promo for Kingsoft Office. (I left the Writer on Libre, no qualms there.) But for spreadsheets, however they did it, they just managed to mirror MS's placement of features. Roughly I count about 20 simple things that I rely on in spreadsheets, and using the "muscle memory" I learned at work on the "real" MS package, just made the switch to Kingsoft easier.
Kingsoft is a good option. I agree with the muscle memory thing.
While I still have MS Office (and some shares in MS) I'll continue to use it, mainly because I'm lazy. I doubt that I'll be upgrading it, however.
Anyway, with a one-day $32 billion loss as an example, the possibility exists that they might one day be losing some serious money.
 
133  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: Easy Screencast Recorder - NANY 2013 Entry on: July 20, 2013, 10:40:57 AM
Very useful! Saved locally for reference  Thmbsup
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Swapping Out Software? on: July 18, 2013, 08:45:30 AM
As I haven't the skills required for serious programming I've relied on various "languages" for scripting stuff. A bit of BASIC, some Rex, a smattering of Python etc. Over the past year or so I've switched to AHK_L for that kind of thing.

If Adobe doesn't amend its cloud-only subscription policy I'll be switching from Creative Suite to the first competitor to include the features that I want (I suspect that will take a while to occur).
 
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Off-brand li-ion camera batteries - personal experiences/recommendations, please on: July 14, 2013, 09:46:50 PM
Thanks both  Thmbsup

Food for thought.
 
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Off-brand li-ion camera batteries - personal experiences/recommendations, please on: July 13, 2013, 05:04:24 PM
I recently acquired a new pocket camera.

I'd prefer not to pay the manufacturer's price for spare lithium-ion batteries (or charger, come to that).

I'm aware that there are plenty of very dodgy ones out there. So, can anyone give me some pointers to reliable sources, based on personal experience?

Thanks for your time!
 
 
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: This Just in: From the You Gotta be Shitting Me Dept. on: July 11, 2013, 05:49:47 AM
While waiting for a traffic light, benind two other cars, a truck pulling a tank with 20.000 liter of milk though the traffic light was green. My car took the real beating…
No use crying over spilt milk!

 
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Privacy Policy on: July 11, 2013, 05:40:34 AM
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139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge! on: July 10, 2013, 01:30:55 PM
Every day i have to fight off the urge for candy!
Sugar's a vegetable isn't it?

Yep - but only if you are bovine!
Moooo  Wink
A very cuddly evocation!
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Micro-Fundraiser for the Official DonationCoder CodyMobile! on: July 10, 2013, 01:25:35 PM
Contributions still welcome
Here's a wheel nut…
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: This Just in: From the You Gotta be Shitting Me Dept. on: July 10, 2013, 01:23:29 PM
Airhead behind us doing ~50 mph did not stop
Really sorry to hear about your truck. Same sort of thing happened to a favourite car of mine. The excuse from the driver who spoilt my ride was "I was trying to get the lid off of my coffee cup." <sigh>
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder Recipe Sharing Thread on: July 10, 2013, 01:15:27 PM
Dead simple but good for those avoiding wheat.

Chic pea crêpes.

1 egg
1/2 to 2/3 cup chic pea flour
1 cup milk or milk/water mix
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fine sugar

Start with the flour, add half of the milk and the egg, salt, and sugar. Blend until smooth. Add remaining milk and blend fully.

Make a frying pan or crêpe pan hot enough to boil off a drop of water instantly. Spray the pan with a mist of olive oil.

Add enough batter to cover thinly the bottom of the pan. Cook on medium to high heat for about 2 minutes (or until the crêpe moves freely in the pan when shaken). Flip the crêpe or turn with a spatula and cook the other side.

Add filling to crêpe, roll and serve.

Filling suggestions:
Asparagus and cream cheese
Black cherries
(not all together  Wink )
 

143  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your thoughts wanted: The right way to honor the passing of a DC forum member on: July 09, 2013, 08:29:49 AM
I too think it a good idea. It has a certain dignity to it.
 
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge! on: July 09, 2013, 08:21:04 AM
Every day i have to fight off the urge for candy!
Sugar's a vegetable isn't it?
145  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - ScreenshotCaptor - v4.5 - July 8, 2013 on: July 09, 2013, 12:21:40 AM
Keep the requests coming thumbs up
I don't see why it can't figure out what I want and then just do it. Can we be done with all this keystroke/mouse click business?

Thanks for your endless patience with accommodating any number of quirky requests   Thmbsup
SC is seriously useful software.
 
 
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Samsung Galaxy Android Camera EK-GC110 Anyone have real-world experience of it? on: July 03, 2013, 08:18:51 PM
Thanks for the link  smiley
I'm not blown away by the quality of sample images.
Plenty of noise in there. (Rather like my parties, now I come to think of it.)

You could trade in your smartphone for the new Galaxy S4 Zoom and replace two stones with one bird.
147  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Samsung Galaxy Android Camera EK-GC110 Anyone have real-world experience of it? on: July 03, 2013, 08:16:54 PM

I put the nicest of them on display when we have a shindig. I like to put on my best party flock.

You could trade in your smartphone for the new Galaxy S4 Zoom and replace two stones with one bird.

he's already gotten more birds than he can poke a stick at
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Samsung Galaxy Android Camera EK-GC110 Anyone have real-world experience of it? on: July 03, 2013, 03:04:24 PM
is this the same camera?
Close enough. Thanks for the link. Having tried one now, I'm not sure that I agree fully with the reviewer. Does one ever?

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Compact cameras are dropping the viewfinder, and I dont know if any are particularly visible in sunlight (? - not saying they arent, I just dont know)
The better models tend to have screens that articulate, which helps a bit.

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What attracted you to this particular model?
Fits in shirt pocket. Already have a Galaxy phone so this camera could become two gadgets in one and save me some pocket space. Great user interface - all that's nice about handling images on a smart phone but now with half-decent images.Surprisingly good zoom for a pocket camera. I have a DSLR but don't want to lug it around where I'm going to be, and this is one of those times when good enough is good enough. The Galaxy is on my short list at least.
 
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dannon "fruit on the bottom" yogurt missing in Miami on: July 03, 2013, 02:20:59 PM
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It almost has the consistency of Crisco shortening.  It doesn't run when you tip the container.

I'd run when you tip the container! Who wants to drown in an avalanche of Crisco? I have enough trouble in my life already. Heck, I'm already an orphan... on both sides.
 
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Samsung Galaxy Android Camera EK-GC110 Anyone have real-world experience of it? on: July 02, 2013, 06:29:11 PM
To answer my own question, and in case anyone is interested, I can't see a thing on its screen in moderately bright daylight (as with my Galaxy phone).

When one can see it, this camera has a very slick interface and takes quite creditable pictures. One picture I took was a close-up of a store sign, separated from me by a five-lane road and a shopping plaza car park. Only when I enlarged that by a factor of roughly four did I begin to see a significant level of noise. I'm not good at holding a camera steady, and that shot was at quite a high zoom level but there was no sign of shake. From power off to ready was about 1.5 seconds. If were able to see what I was doing with it I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
 
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