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3751  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Graphics Tablets - opinions (nudone, hamradio, tomos etc. care to chime in?) on: November 15, 2007, 07:31:25 PM
Darwin, I haven't tried these (I still use an old WACOM ArtPad II which has been rock solid for years).

One point I'd offer for consideration, however, is the physical size of the tablet itself.  On mine the drawing pad is only 4" x 5".  While this doubtless would be risible to a graphics professional it's more than enough for me to do the kinds of operations to which you refer. 

A small desktop footprint means that the pad is always in place and accessible, without having to be moved around.  FWIW if I were buying another tablet today I'd look for the same small footprint.  Newer versions offer more levels of pressure sensitivity etc.
In my case small footprint = less hassle = greater propensity to use. 

As Carol pointed out WACOM is supported by just about every serious graphics application.  WACOM is good about updating drivers, too.

If you've not had a graphics tablet before you're in for quite a bit of fun.  I hope you enjoy yours when it comes. 
A good chance to deploy some of those smokin' dollars  smiley

3752  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: Script/batch file that copies two files from a drive(usb) to a location on: November 15, 2007, 05:29:28 PM
Yes
3753  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: For the love of Money... on: November 15, 2007, 01:44:17 PM
This is no surprise to me, but it puts things in perspective just a bit...
Mouser: pay special attention to #36  Thmbsup
I looked at 36
At the last charity dinner I attended I thought the envelope was intended for me to secrete the fish bones Sad
3754  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: EverNote - Free today at GAOTD on: November 15, 2007, 01:32:59 PM
Regarding the app itself, I dislike the "toilet paper" model.
Although I also dislike the TP model, some of my coworkers believe that most of what I write is complete crap and is best suited for toilet paper.

That may be so, but it's hard to stop when you're on a roll!

3755  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Question about Super Flexible File Synchronizer on: November 13, 2007, 03:59:31 PM
An impressively fast response from the developer says:

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Tobias Giesen:
currently you need to add another word as the first word in order to
group them for example,
Backup My Documents
Backup My Pics
Backup My Music

That will create a group called Backup.

Currently it's not any more flexible.
I will consider making it more flexible in a future version.

Nice to encounter someone who's open minded about this kind of thing.

I think tinjaw's solution is good for now.



3756  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Question about Super Flexible File Synchronizer on: November 13, 2007, 03:18:05 PM
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J-Mac: I won't bother writing the developer about it.

It just might be worth asking, in order to see what comes back.

Like you, I was a little startled by this behaviour and it annoyed me.
(Curmudgeon that I am, any thing or person that demands that I zig immediately causes me to zag.)

After a while I found that the grouping often turned out to be useful.  I'd still prefer an 'override' for specific circumstances.
I think I'll send an e-mail and see what transpires -- I'll post the gist of any reponse.

3757  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: November Discount and Giveaway - Updated! on: November 13, 2007, 12:28:42 PM
cthorpe, just wanted to say thank you for your on-going efforts on our behalf!
3758  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Buy a new harddrive, get a virus on: November 12, 2007, 07:58:00 PM
Not the first occurrence, either, apparently.

If only reports like these would slow down the rate of North America's (the world's?) increasing dependence on Chinese manufacturing.

3759  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Top 10 Signs You're Coding Too Much on: November 12, 2007, 10:47:24 AM
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converting degrees celcius to radians doesn't make much sense

It offers a whole new angle on weather forecasting,  though.

3760  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Paint Shop Pro X2 - installation from hell ... on: November 09, 2007, 11:04:47 AM
It worked first time! Boy was I ecstatic.
Glad you're fixed up!  Good to learn that someone at Corel has a modicum of common sense.
I wonder if anyone there will have enough of it to fix some of those circular/dead-end links to which you referred.
3761  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Paint Shop Pro X2 - installation from hell ... on: November 08, 2007, 05:37:13 PM
tsaint, if it weren't so patently aggravating for you it would be amusing!
I think most of us have experienced that sense of utter astonishment  when a long, annoying venture like this is just dead-ended.
You don't know anyone at the phone company, do you, who could connect Corel support USA to Corel support in Australia? You can almost hear the sounds of their brains fusing from here cheesy
3762  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Computing. A Goal in itself, or a means to an end? on: November 08, 2007, 01:22:00 PM
About half and half.
I spend a lot of time doing stuff 'just for the heck of it', often when I'm supposed to be doing something productive instead  smiley

The early days of home computing meant creating most of one's own stuff anyway and that was some of each.
Now I mainly use off-the-shelf stuff.

These days the necessity of using computers as everyday tools dilutes some of the 'gee-whiz' factor for me, even though some new developments are astounding.
Until an entirely new medium emerges I don't think anything will replace for me the adventurous feeling associated with moving from 'no computers' to 'my computers'.
3763  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Genuinely stupid laws - that still APPLY !! on: November 07, 2007, 11:03:38 AM
Ah.  That explains the "Mandatory Corpse Reanimation Act of 1978" then.
It's long been known that members of the House of Commons are always looking for a free bier.
3764  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Genuinely stupid laws - that still APPLY !! on: November 07, 2007, 10:44:40 AM
Here is a well known law from my home state of New Jersey, that is enforced, and makes us kind of an odd-ball state:

It is against the law here to pump your own gas.

And very welcome it was too, the last time I was there in the pouring rain!
It used to be that when we pulled in for gas here, in Ontario, Canada, someone would hurl him/herself at the car and scrub all the windows, check the fluids, replenish the gas and even check tire pressures.  (This was after most of the UK had moved to self-service stations.)  Those were the days, especially when it was 30 below freezing outside!
3765  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Genuinely stupid laws - that still APPLY !! on: November 07, 2007, 10:35:41 AM
This had me rolling about ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7081038.stm

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Legislation said to prohibit people dying while in the Houses of Parliament
This one doesn't work, obviously. Some of those guys have been dead for years, especially in the Lords.
3766  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: To wide-screen or not to wide-screen on: November 06, 2007, 07:54:25 PM
Nah.  You just need a standard-size desk with nothing else on the back half, and accept the loss of physical real-estate.
I *used* to have three 19" glass monitors, and that was retarded.  I barely had room for my keyboard and had to sit back in my chair to avoid bumping my nose into Windows.

You're right but...

My computer desk is 63".  The two monitors I now have take up 37".  So, I could have 3 without changing built-in furniture but I'm thinking of four.
Some of the new, larger Acer monitors look interesting and have been reasonably well reviewed (and are going for a song compared to the amount I paid for mine not so long ago -- always true that).  Perhaps 3 of those would work well. 

I find buying monitors to be a bit problematic.  The only real way to tell if a particular model is right is to run it in situ and then with the kinds of applications one uses regularly.  So few places are set up to allow even the latter.  Also, it gets a bit expensive to upgrade 2 or 3 at a time and I don't want mismatched panels (though reduced prices probably mean that buying three, now, would cost less than my current two did when new).

I know what you mean about sitting back from large CRTs.  I have a few 22" Philips still in my basement.  You can't give them away these days Grin
3767  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: To wide-screen or not to wide-screen on: November 06, 2007, 05:44:51 PM
BTW I also prefer the 4:3 format. Though if I were to buy a new LCD screen today I might get one that can be (physically) rotated 90 degrees. Very useful for those of us that read a lot of pdf files on the screen.
To your first point, stands or mounts probably depends on the hardware supplied. I use the stands supplied with my two Samsung 214Ts (1600x1200). They provide a lot of adjustment: height, tilt, rotation. Were I to refit my study I might build the computer section around wall mounts but, for now, I have a bunch of stuff I'd rather not see lurking behind the panels so I'm content.

FWIW, I thought when I bought these monitors that it'd be as useful as all get out to rotate them to 'portrait' mode, especially for dtp etc. In fact I tried it once and never bothered to do so again. I find 1200 vertical resolution gives me all that I need for full-page 8x11" documents (reading or layout).

The way I'm set up now, I haven't room for more horizontal screens without some prior upheaval (there's a little Ralf Maximus envy here, though) but I'd sure like to have a grid of 4. That arrangement would surely need wall mounts, eh?

3768  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: PLEASE STOP POSTING on: November 06, 2007, 12:45:03 PM
I already have two pages of threads to catch up on...
There's an easy way to keep up that I adopted about a decade ago.
See below for anyone interested.
 
3769  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Consumating’s Ill-Fated Point System: Nice Blog Essay on: November 05, 2007, 07:54:50 AM

You get two thumbs down for "sucking up" Mike...   tongue

3770  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: To wide-screen or not to wide-screen on: November 05, 2007, 07:48:22 AM
after maintaining for so long that CRTs are better for gaming, i am forced to make the change to LCD..

I felt the same way for years, until I freed myself from the tyranny of monstrous, desk-eating CRTs smiley
I still think CRTs are a bit better but not enough so that I'd switch back.

• is it better to go wide-screen if i'm not going to watch movies on PC? since i sort of miss the extra height of the normal size..
I think that's always a personal preference, it's not my choice. I don't watch movies.

• this model doesn't come with any extras such as USB ports etc. is this a plus or a minus?
None of mine have extra ports, it never mattered to me.

• what is the general feelings of this model, if anyone is using?
FWIW, at one point my wife had a 930 and was perfectly content with that.
I have a couple of 214Ts and am happy with those.

I am a bit nervous of the 'soft' LCD screens when it comes to cleaning them. On the other hand, they don't attract as much crud as a CRT would.

I wish all LCDs came with a 'food, drink, and sneeze repulsion field' Wink
3771  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: November 04, 2007, 08:28:17 PM
Hi!
I've been a member of DC for about a year now.
I'm English
Anyway, if there are any dog lovers out there, do yourselves a favour and at least download our free book about Parvo - it could save your dog's life!
Hello Mark, nice to see you here.
I'm English too, been hanging out in Canada for the past 30 years or so.
I'll take up your offer of the book as we have two dogs at the moment.
Have fun on Donation Coder!
3772  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Tor - The Onion Router on: November 04, 2007, 11:15:27 AM
Free Download a Day is highlighting The Onion Router today.
It's nice when one doesn't have to shallot for software.
3773  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Pet Peeve: I will never buy a rechargeable mouse again for as long as i live on: November 04, 2007, 11:10:56 AM
hey, that clockwork mouse isn't such a bad idea. why not have a wireless mouse that recharges itself via the motion you put it through - yes, that's right, using a ball underneath it connected to a dynamo (or whatever).
Some mice now use that dirty great flywheel of sorts for scrolling... so you're right, harness the energy! smiley

You missed a golden opportunity there, Chris: you've got the mouse thing "wired"  tongue
You and I both know that the only opportunity I missed was to avoid posting more nonsense  Wink

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edit by jgpaiva: fixed the image for you, chris Wink
Thank you kindly!  embarassed
3774  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Pet Peeve: I will never buy a rechargeable mouse again for as long as i live on: November 04, 2007, 09:10:25 AM
Got the mouse thing solved!

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Edit:   But not the posting thing!!


edit by jgpaiva: fixed the image for you, chris Wink
3775  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity on: October 31, 2007, 10:23:14 PM
WHO IS THIS "SPAM" PERSOM WHO CONTINUES TO INTERCEPT AND READ OUR PRIVATE EMAILS?? ...
I AM GROWING WORRIED THAT YOU ARE NOT SERUIS...
CONSIDER SENDING ME YOUR CAR TOO, AS I KNOW ALL WESTERN PEOPLES HAVE 2 OR MORE CARS THIS WILL NOT BE A HARDSHIP?  ALSO PLEASE PUT GAS IN IT BECAUSE PETROL HERE IS $11.00 PER LITER.


I am doing my best.

Let me assure you that SPAM is a Canadian acronym for Sending Petrol And Money and not, as your close but secretive friend in your government asserts, Squash Poxy African Mendicant.

I am sorry that my car does not have Sirius but I am sure you will enjoy its state-of-the-art 8-track player and custom-fitted spice rack.
When the car does arrive it is very important that you test the hazard lights. This is best done while travelling at high speed with the sun-roof fully open. Look for the large red button marked with the word "EJECT". By the way, I heartily endorse the use of hackers in our joint venture and am despatching my own to meet with you in case the hazard lights fail to function as planned. Do be ready to welcome Machete-Man, he bears a little gift that might give you an edge.

Meanwhile, over on DoCo, my AHK coding snack request has been fulfilled and the 0-4-U key combination has caused all recent transactions on my accounts to be reversed.

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