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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 0catch .. that's a laugh on: February 01, 2014, 01:15:49 PM
0no 0problem :-)
52  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: RightNote Pro 50% Off Thru January 31 on: January 22, 2014, 09:01:20 AM
I've hesitated to stick a foot in before now
Thanks for the tip!

Don't stick a foot in, jump right in with both!
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Make your treadmill an entertainment center for almost nothing on: January 13, 2014, 05:36:25 PM
Just wanted to report on a recent cheap solution to making my treadmill more entertaining.

For me there's a cheaper way. Persuade my wife to use it and rev up the speed.
 

54  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Laptop utility to run any program on Lid Close on: January 10, 2014, 12:50:17 PM
Big bubble wrap is a prize on the street.  Almost like sleeping on an air mattress if it's the really large ones.  smiley
I borrowed your expertise in this! I wrapped a sheet of bubble wrap around a 2'x2' solid foam core. Next, I sandwiched it between cardboard, then wrapped and sealed that in sturdy black plastic. Now an ice-hockey-going friend of mine has warm feet at the games.
 
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: [concept feedback] Workload management software on: January 10, 2014, 12:40:37 PM
taking a staples lined desk calendar and using it as a desk mat with the answers to the 30 most annoying questions ever, but then all the rest can use the basic note software he's looking at.
Good trick, I have one of those!
 
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56  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Laptop utility to run any program on Lid Close on: January 09, 2014, 10:53:29 PM
Snorkels and parkas.  What can I say?
Sounds like bubble wrap to me...
57  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Laptop utility to run any program on Lid Close on: January 08, 2014, 06:05:22 PM
Anything below 70 F they wear a hood.
Must look a little odd with the thong!
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Multiple Mini Reviews on: January 08, 2014, 05:54:27 PM
Quote
In fact, it's a star  Thmbsup
 


Thanks.  Heh heh.  In fact I'm thinking of having it Patton-ted.
Well then, that's four stars  Cool
59  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Laptop utility to run any program on Lid Close on: January 07, 2014, 05:17:35 PM
Believe it or not I was looking at these weird things around 5:30 this morning, hovering around the light over the stairs up to the train platform.  I could have sworn they were tiny snowflakes.  smiley
Nah, the guy on the next step up has dandruff.
 
60  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck on: January 04, 2014, 10:05:32 PM
Great demo Jody, really fluent  Thmbsup  Thmbsup  Thmbsup
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... reasonable backup software on: January 04, 2014, 09:53:01 PM
Sorry, but as liberal as DC is  undecided, that language cannot be used here  tongue.
Okay, I'll back up a bit.
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Multiple Mini Reviews on: January 04, 2014, 09:51:11 PM
Quote from: MilesAhead
Unless he's a...
Nice one! In fact, it's a star  Thmbsup
 
63  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Progress Bars of Live V2 feature - Zeno's Alarm on: January 03, 2014, 09:31:38 PM
FWIW, on my system the version from the new link shows its 'About' box behind the main window. I don't know if that was true of the previous version. W7-64.
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Multiple Mini Reviews on: January 03, 2014, 05:17:04 PM
Quote from: MilesAhead
one should avoid generalities.
There's a colonel of truth in that.
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... reasonable backup software on: January 03, 2014, 05:14:12 PM
Note:[/b] "PCMCIA" also apparently stands for "People Can't Memorise Computer Industry Acronyms").
And "USB"?  Wink
 
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Multiple Mini Reviews on: January 02, 2014, 05:48:46 PM
I've been called a major pain, even though I've never been in the military.
That calls for corporal punishment!
 
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Multiple Mini Reviews on: January 01, 2014, 04:51:05 PM

May I suggest that we owe a vote of thanks to IainB for the past year of thorough, well-researched, and interesting mini reviews. These take a fair bit of time to assemble and have proved to be enlightening.

So, thanks IainB  Thmbsup
 
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF DONATIONCODER - 2014! on: January 01, 2014, 11:06:53 AM

Happy New Year for 2015!

(Damn, I thought I'd mastered this counting thing!)  embarassed
 
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... reasonable backup software on: January 01, 2014, 10:55:03 AM
He does your basic backup imaging(I think he uses Macrium.)  But periodically he puts an internal drive that is identical make/model/size to the system drive in his PC, in a docking station and restores the image of his working system to that drive.  He stores the drive away.  Now if he has a drive failure he opens the box, replaces the HD, and boots to a working system.

Of course if there's nothing wrong with the boot drive physically, then he just does an image restore from the drive in the dock, booting the Macrium rescue disk from USB or whatever.

FWIW, I do the same thing, also with Macrium Reflect. Luckily, on my main box I have a twin-bay drive caddy with two SSDs, so its a piece of cake to do this. That caddy is one of the most convenient items I've ever had on a computer.

I used to use Rollback RX when on XP but even the latest versions of it hose my W7 and W8 systems.

I have yet to see Macrium fail. For example, I just restored a four-drive system to Win7 from Win8.

Having a clone of the boot drive is useful but I tend to forget to keep it up to date, whereas I do remember to carry out regular backups, rotating the backup media (I know that's illogical).

70  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Q-FlashCards for Android on: December 30, 2013, 08:05:11 AM
@TPReal:

Thanks for the entry… looking forward to trying it out  Thmbsup
 
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Facebook D.O.A. on: December 29, 2013, 06:39:21 PM
Your memory functions?  Lucky bastard.  smiley
Who the heck are you?    Wink
 
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Facebook D.O.A. on: December 29, 2013, 12:34:16 PM
(if you don't know what it is, you send someone an image, and they have 10 seconds(?) to look at it before it's deleted).
Hmm...that's how my memory functions  ohmy

73  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: ImgFloat (a tool for Screenshot Captor) on: December 28, 2013, 02:12:51 PM
And done.  It does look better with the tweaks, IMO.  Let me know what you think.
Sorry for the delay (working on a major computer castrophe here).
That is better for me — thanks a lot! I can't see the cross very well but I can see the check mark, and one indicator is enough.
It doesn't help that the background on my screens is grey  Grin  ohmy

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74  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: ImgFloat (a tool for Screenshot Captor) on: December 28, 2013, 09:50:53 AM
It should be fading in on hover... maybe I just need to make it fade in more and change the animation.  Let me tweak it a bit more.
Sorry,  I wasn't clear about what I meant. It does fade in on hover now, but not enough for me to see whether the icon indicates locked or unlocked. A tweak might well do it.
75  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: ImgFloat (a tool for Screenshot Captor) on: December 28, 2013, 01:39:55 AM
Very nice indeed  Thmbsup

Thanks for adding image locking!
My only quibble is that I find it a bit difficult to see the state of the lock/unlock icon.
Is there a way to help with that? Fade in, on hover, to a higher degree of opacity? A tooltip? A locked/unlocked menu?
The settings icon is fine as it pops up a menu.
 
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