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3751  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / TableClips:Field 'Index' not found on: February 01, 2008, 10:19:54 PM
I'm getting this quite a bit lately (v1.19.02)

Perhaps not surprisingly, if I then click on the 'Presets' menu I see the attached violation.

This usually self-corrects with a reboot... any ideas where I might look for a cure?

Thanks
3752  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard? on: February 01, 2008, 09:17:11 AM

No germs on my keyboard, I keep it covered with a toilet seat!
3753  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Numpad Mouse on: January 31, 2008, 11:31:53 AM
Numpad_Mouse_download.html]Numpad Mouse[/url][/b] 0.6c
FWIW I've used this for ages and find it excellent for doing finnicky positioning stuff.

CRTL-numpad-* to adjust preferences for it (which I almost always forget)  smiley

3754  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: January 28, 2008, 09:46:43 PM
Please, can anyone tell me how to change the icon spacing for DOpus' Large Icons view?

TIA

3755  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: January 2008 Software Drawing Winners on: January 28, 2008, 09:36:36 AM
How about...

The more you win, the greater the chance of winning again until one lucky member simply receives every piece of free software?  Wink

3756  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: January 28, 2008, 09:31:00 AM
now living in England Cornwall

Welcome!  I know Devon very well, and Cornwall not quite so well. Are you at the North Devon Hospital, or one in Cornwall?
3757  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 12 Crazy old ads! on: January 27, 2008, 11:29:34 AM
Nice find Nudone, this reminds me that you can also buy copies of very old Sears catalogs:
My sister and i used to go through these catalogs like an accountant looking for tax breaks when it was time for us to get presents.

And what did each of you receive in 1897?  Grin

3758  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: January 2008 Software Drawing Winners on: January 27, 2008, 11:21:22 AM
It's always nice to win something - thank you!

Thanks, in fact, to everyone here at DonationCoder. As I see it, everyone here contributes to the success of the site and so -- directly or indirectly -- helps to make every aspect work well, including the giveaways and discounts.

Extra thanks to mouser and CThorpe and to others who worked directly on arranging (and donating) the current, very impressive list of items to win!

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mouser: The fact that the optimizer does not keep track of how many times you've won, only that you've won in the recent past.  If I modified that those who have won many times would not be winning so often, even if they have been entering a lot and for a long time.
and
Should we more actively try to bump the weights of people who are actively contributing on the site?

It seems that the more you try to weight things, the more subjective the system becomes. My vote would be for the closest approximation to a truly random system that can be accomplished. That way, everybody has exactly the same chance to win, every time. When one tries to impose 'fairness' on a system the higher becomes the chance of introducing inadvertent inequities.

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mouser: It might be nicer to put in some term which looks at how many times a person has entered and lost and boost their chances of winning if so.
Should the optimizer keep track somehow of whether you won the most prized prize or the least?

Again, my 2¢ goes onto the pile for random selection, same argument.

There are so many variables and imponderables to try to control -- entered and lost often, entered and lost seldom, didn't enter at all because no desired software in some drawings, entered every drawing no matter what...and on, and on...

To be 'fair' requires some subjective assessment of, and assumptions about, behaviour and you don't have access to the required motivational data. Seems to me that every attempt to 'deskew' the system will only skew it in another direction.

And, mouser, it's no small tribute to you that whatever you decide after taking the collective pulse will likely be just fine with almost everybody here!

3759  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: How to remove a corrupt framework.net ? on: January 26, 2008, 03:13:00 PM

Hi,

I think you need this Net 1.x uninstall.

Had the same issue, this fixed it.

Good luck!

3760  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Time to Wipe this Machine! Clean install? Or XP Repair? on: January 25, 2008, 06:06:33 PM
Jim,

I'm really sorry that you're having such a miserable time with your system. It's such a disappointment to splash out on something that ought to be great and then find it just doesn't live up to your expectations. Let's hope that a wipe and clean reinstall sorts out at least some of your troubles.

Given the history, and the fact that you're still in the warranty period, surely the onus is on the builder to make this right -- and not just by over-the-phone tech talks.

You say that "they don't want me to ship it to them" but have you insisted that the vendor take back and fix the system? Has the vendor actually refused to do this? If so, would it be worth a brief discussion with your lawyer to find out what can and cannot be achieved/expected by standing on your legal rights? What the vendor wants seems a little less important to me than what you want and have a right to expect.

Anyway, good luck,


3761  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Home Backup Protection on: January 24, 2008, 05:32:31 PM
I hope everyone realizes it's a parody & not a real ad!!

Oh no!  And I just bought this nice pair of Purdeys...
3762  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Money saving budgeting options on: January 24, 2008, 10:58:22 AM
Also good ideas on how to save money are appreciated

Whenever I've taken a look at my spending patterns with an eye to saving I've come to the conclusion that there are few, if any, 'magic' areas where cuts will work wonders. Either I can't or I just don't want to cut big-budget items to a significant degree.

Further, having been desperately poor and now, fortunately, not so poor I can tell you that the latter is better. Cutting only discretionary spending seems too much like removing the reward for hard work. On me, at least, that acts as a disincentive.

In my experience it's the mind set that matters more than the strategy, and it seems that you're on the right road by wanting to save some more.

Perhaps the best plan is to aim for a small percentage cut across the board. To give yourself an incentive, try the old-fashioned step of putting the 'savings' somewhere in physical form. For example, you mention heating -- turn the heat down by 1 degree, estimate what that'll save over one month and drop that physical amount into a jar. Next time you are about to stop for coffee, give that one occasion a miss and drop the physical amount into a jar. About to buy the daily newspaper? Miss a day and drop the physical...

Try to cut everything by a small amount. It's surprising how many of the "essentials" can be cut without any really negative impact if only the cuts are small.

Try that for all aspects of your life for a month and see if the result seems worthwhile. If so, open a separate account somewhere as johnfdeluca suggests, keep going, and watch your account grow. Results not worthwhile? Double your cuts and try again.

Good luck with your effort, let us know when you have your next million!

3763  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New Captcha System for DonationCoder.com on: January 18, 2008, 12:19:51 PM
Try this one  smiley

3764  DonationCoder.com Software / Skrommel's Software / Re: More false virus warnings in compiled ahk utilities #*(%&*(#*(&#(% on: January 15, 2008, 11:18:58 PM
Using the latest version of AHK I still get the occasional alarm from AVG about
stuff of my own that I've compiled for personal use. One day's scan flags nothing,
then there's an AVG update and something gets flagged, then there's another
AVG update and the same thing (retrieved from quarantine) passes fine. 

It's annoying and has the effect of lowering the level of trust one places in anti-virus
software in general. That in itself is a dangerous trend.



3765  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Nice little write-up of DonationCoder in usa today "tech_space" blog on: January 15, 2008, 04:51:00 PM
Nice one, well deserved!
3766  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Inadvertent Googling in Spanish on: January 15, 2008, 04:34:45 PM
Found this link in google's help center...you may have to contact them

"How do I stop Google.com from redirecting to another Google domain?"
http://www.google.com/sup.../bin/answer.py?answer=873

And that was the answer, thank you.  Google replied that a recent reconfiguration at their end probably caused this. 

Google replied surprisingly quickly.  It might take a while for them to implement a fix but it's nice to have had a response.
3767  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Deleting Files From the ..\Local Settings\Temp\ Folder on: January 14, 2008, 05:49:24 PM
Craniscopical: try going to %temp% in windows explorer. That's your temp folder smiley

Yes, thanks... see  « Reply #3 on: Sun 13 January 2008, 15:07:06 » above  smiley
3768  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Deleting Files From the ..\Local Settings\Temp\ Folder on: January 14, 2008, 04:39:39 PM
I know that the Windows\Temp file can usually be cleared without a problem.  I'm talking about the one in Local Settings under my username.  It's a lot bigger and picks up a lot more traffic.

So much for my powers of comprehension  smiley

For me, C:\Documents and Settings\me\Local Settings\Temp\ contains nothing at all.  Have you been emptying mine by mistake?
3769  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Inadvertent Googling in Spanish on: January 14, 2008, 03:47:02 PM
NO-ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!!

I see you've been coding in Python again!

3770  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Inadvertent Googling in Spanish on: January 14, 2008, 03:42:47 PM
Found this link in google's help center...you may have to contact them

"How do I stop Google.com from redirecting to another Google domain?"
http://www.google.com/sup.../bin/answer.py?answer=873

Thanks!
3771  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Inadvertent Googling in Spanish on: January 14, 2008, 02:42:43 PM
The plan for world dominance is going as expected. With the inadvertent help of those dumbasses fine guys at Google, the Spanish Empire will rise again!!
¡Hola!
Viva España

cranioscopical, maybe you're using a proxy and you forgot to set things back to normal? (I hope you're not being proxyed by the action of a trojan, our methods are not that rude tongue)

The same thing happens with both Firefox and IE, other search engines don't do this.
If I enter google.com into the address bar, or if I enter anything into the search box, off I go to google.es
If I enter an explicit google address into the address bar then I go to, e.g. google.ca

I've killed off any and all google cookies then 'reset' to english.
Nothing I've run here so far has found a trojan at work (although my grumbling has left me hoarse).

3772  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Inadvertent Googling in Spanish on: January 14, 2008, 07:48:22 AM
Thanks to you all for the helpful replies.
I'm poking around trying to sort out what's happening and all of your suggestions are useful.

Appreciated...

3773  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Inadvertent Googling in Spanish on: January 13, 2008, 08:54:28 PM
Do you have a google account, chris? Maybe the "country" option unter "my account" / "Edit personal information" is wrong.

Nope, I don't have a Google account.
3774  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Inadvertent Googling in Spanish on: January 13, 2008, 08:51:37 PM
Does this work?

http://www.google.com/ncr

P.

Gets me here, but with English labels.   huh
3775  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Inadvertent Googling in Spanish on: January 13, 2008, 08:39:20 PM
Are you in spain? smiley

I suppose not, but if you were, that'd be normal.

To get back to the english version, go to "preferences" ("Preferencias"), on the main page, then select "english" in the " Idioma de la interfaz" pulldown menu and press "guardar preferencias" at the top-right. Wink

Thanks for the quick reply, and I can do all that, including setting inglés and saving.
However, the next call to Google takes me back to http://www.google.es/
So, what your suggestion does is to let me see an English interface on http://www.google.es/

If I close and reopen, say Firefox, I'm back to Spanish so, saved or not, something doesn't stick.

This makes no real difference to me as I'm as inept in Spanish as I am in English but I'm puzzled about why/how this happened. smiley
 
I'll force it to Google.ca, that works.


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