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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Awesome software for kids on: June 04, 2015, 08:56:23 AM

The Last Ludum Dare had an interesting game about mythpology that could be cool for kids.

"Kids software" doesn't have to have that "stripped and sterile" look to it!

If I get the mood I might do one of my writeups on that if I can find it again, for this thread.

127  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: June 04, 2015, 06:43:51 AM

Nice to see you finally post cheesy
you're welcome. i hope i can participate in this wonderful community cheesy

Yes! Yes you can!

 Thmbsup
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: June 04, 2015, 06:25:38 AM
[attachimg=#]And y'all keep your eyes out for Stephen's next one!

129  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: June 04, 2015, 06:24:46 AM
100!

Nice!

Anyone capture the picture?

130  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 02, 2015, 01:45:05 PM
Wasn't Windows 10 supposed to be free?  lol.

A PlaysForSure music player and a Zune got to talking about Microsoft consistency of marketing...

 smiley
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: June 02, 2015, 01:39:16 PM
There are two sets of people in the world.  Those who pigeonhole people and enlightened.  Unfortunately, the enlightened set is a singleton. 




Ra and Buddha got to talking...

 cheesy
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 02, 2015, 02:25:54 AM
Heh so everyone can mark May 1 2016 (or so) on their calendars to be within the upgrade window, and by then more information will be available! And probably at least two minor horror stories! Go Microsoft!

But well before that, it feels like the July 29 release will be pretty bumpy. I'm def interested in the overall evolution of this version of Windows, but MS is kinda known to be rough at the seams with a big OS release.

133  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 12:14:14 PM
But I'll have to decide what their timetable is, and whether if whatever they would call 10.1 with their rolling updates contains any bugfixes that sound really important.

What worries me is that they want to do everything using the Window Update.  That is just too much work if something blows up.  I even had several machines balk at installing ordinary service packs.  Never mind sifting through all the updates to see what to put on and what to leave out.  The descriptions are not very informative.  I feel like I am working for them at no pay when I start reading through all that stuff.  I try to stay away from Windows Update if at all possible.


I'd normally prefer to just install all updates, but I recall some of the stories about how not all of the 8.x updates connected smoothly. Now imagine that with the entire OS involved with lots of updates! You can have say 20 updates that go just fine, then "that one update" hoses everyone or something.



Well, I meant from the perspective of not installing it at all until "10.1", but yes, I am also quite distrustful of their "rolling forever" approach - because let's just suppose it doesn't work, then they change their minds again (!!), and "go back to classic distribution", but in the meanwhile the early adopters become guinea pigs!

134  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: June 01, 2015, 10:13:56 AM

And ... some of the over-reaching provisions are starting to expire and lapse! Yay!

And then someone's spin doctor got the green light, because the following is among the most inflammatory writeups of that event I have ever seen!

Angry

http://news.yahoo.com/sen...bill-fails-070641402.html
"Senate takes up House bill but fails to avoid spying lapse"

(THAT headline?! Really?!)

The rest of the article is more slanted than a snow-resistant roof on a house!

135  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 09:56:46 AM

Hmm. If the release date is July 29, that's not so far away!

The kinds of bugs people are reporting above bother me, because they feel so "simple". Last I knew the "mood", Win 7 was solid, Win 8 was taken over by the Interface discussions, so I was hoping by now the backbone of the OS is supposed to be really polished!

I'm especially keeping an eye that the 8.x updates were far from smooth! Summarizing my big posts elsewhere, I'm keeping an eye on Win10 for its "place in the timeline". But I'll have to decide what their timetable is, and whether if whatever they would call 10.1 with their rolling updates contains any bugfixes that sound really important.

136  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Audio clipping in MP4 and MP3 on: May 30, 2015, 06:00:03 AM

Guessing - maybe in the export settings of YTD, there is on the audio "allow clipping". Because that is there on the audacity side when you are exceeding some sound thresholds.

137  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SourceForge takes over GIMP for Windows’ account to peddle adware on: May 28, 2015, 03:39:05 PM

That's a pity.

Meanwhile, in the middle of some other discussion thread, an Anonymous Coward over on Slashdot posted that these projects also got affected by similar things:

"Other projects recently hijacked by SF include many Apache projects (Allura, Derby, Directory Studio, the Apache HTTP server, Hadoop, OpenOffice, Solr, and Subversion); Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and FireFTP; Evolution and Open-Xchange; Drupal and WordPress; Eclipse, Aptana, Komodo, MonoDevelop, and NetBeans; VLC, Audacious, Banshee.fm, Helix, and Tomahawk media players; and many others."

Dropped there as an Info-Blob - I'm not all that interested in a detailed rundown. Just if this is the thing they are doing, via your note, it's an FYI level item to me.

138  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SourceForge takes over GIMP for Windows’ account to peddle adware on: May 28, 2015, 01:16:14 PM

That's disturbing! Because it's "not about Gimp", it's about any account whatsoever being locked out in this manner. Last I knew, Sourceforge had a decent reputation, but this could really damage it if it proves not to be a 1-time thing!

139  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: May 28, 2015, 12:11:55 AM

Hmm. It doesn't seem to be in PaleMoon.

I set it on, in FF Dev Ed. I'll try to test it / get vague impressions.

140  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: WildOpal - hypothetical new idea for a "find and replace" program on: May 25, 2015, 11:08:45 PM
wraith808: Shame it isn't fully standard in the spec, but crumbs, you're right - the \Q...\E does indeed work to treat chars as literal, at least in Notepad++. Asking at SuperUser.com produced no response, and it was missing from practically all of the tutorials I saw from searching with Google, so I assumed it was impossible.

It's going to be a lot easier to create this hypothetical program than I anticipated, since I thought of the (now obvious) idea to use Regex as a middleman. My program simply becomes a sugary wrapper for Regex.

There's a couple of nice points there.

Asking at one forum (SuperUser) and checking the Tutorials is a "fair effort". So that's far beyond what usually gets derisively replied as "RTFM". Lucky that DC has some smart people!

Thmbsup

And next, from what I understand, making backbones and frameworks is hard. But there's a great need for little apps that borrow an existing backbone and make it friendly to people who are only middle-skilled users. Because then your "engine" is there - and you can add features a little easier because they can be explanatory / useful features, rather than trying to re-invent a wheel that isn't a wheel and getting your head wrapped into a pretzel on meta design issues!

141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Synology Note Station (runs on Synology NAS devices only) on: May 24, 2015, 06:09:09 PM

"Synology Note Station appears to be a proprietary multi-text and even multimedia (image, video and audio) scrapbooking and note-taking system which is locked-in to only run on Synology NAS devices."

Can you help us with a basic note? I don't even know what a Synology NAS device is!

142  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: May 24, 2015, 04:56:55 PM
I'm getting a message not compatible with my version of Pale Moon.

Try Resurrect Pages if the page you're visiting has died.
 (see attachment in previous post)

No, the server is there, but the addon is "not compatible" with my version of Firefox and won't install.

143  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: May 23, 2015, 10:07:27 PM

I'm getting a message not compatible with my version of Pale Moon.

144  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MS Project questions on: May 23, 2015, 09:41:47 PM
Maybe we could consider whether it might be useful and worthwhile pooling our collective knowledge of computerised project management tools and training in same, and documenting it somehow in this site?
However, I'm not sure whether - in that way - expanding the scope of purpose for this site would necessarily be a good idea.

I don't know either. That sounds like a ... project!
Sometimes the quick tips address specific little needs. You seem to be worried about scope creep on those, but I'm also not sure where the middle grounds are between "too many little disjointed tips" and "let's make a 50 page manual".

145  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: May 23, 2015, 06:54:41 PM
The key question here is: are the horrible fonts introduced in office 2013 (not cleartype, but whatever new B/W tech they are using now) the default for more apps in the OS? If so, I'm out. I'm only tolerating windows thanks to mactype, an ancient, unsuported app that fixes fonts for good.

Quick guess is even if they are, if it's just fonts, there could be a way to load your own fonts and then use a utility to make them default and global and stuff.

146  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MS Project questions on: May 23, 2015, 06:53:43 PM
I find this kind of advice interesting, based on the small similarities I once encountered similar to his situation, but it depends if you get an incoming file already in project format and if his bosses need some kind of "killer feature" only available in MS - P.

Sure, but aside the killer feature scenario, software like RationalPlan can import/export MS Project file format.

Perfect crisp tip!

I wonder what that could have meant to me back in the day when I had my whatever-it-was assignment!
147  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: May 23, 2015, 04:06:45 PM

Weird, the "meta scene" behind Win 10 feels different than most other releases since maybe Win2000 and Win XP.

It's a little confusing what it all "means".

148  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MS Project questions on: May 23, 2015, 01:11:32 PM
"If the objective is to end up with a Gantt chart to stick into someone's PowerPoint presentation, there might be other (lot more user-friendly) options out there and the end user may never know (or need to know) that it wasn't produced in MS Project.

I used RationalPlan some time ago, which I found a lot simpler and easier to use than MS Project (though not for presentational purposes but for actual project planning).

It seems to have got a bit more expensive since I bought it, but the Linux version is free. And there might be other free sofware (possibly even PPT add-ons) that can create a nice-looking Gantt chart."

I find this kind of advice interesting, based on the small similarities I once encountered similar to his situation, but it depends if you get an incoming file already in project format and if his bosses need some kind of "killer feature" only available in MS - P.

149  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how to delete this empty file? on: May 22, 2015, 11:43:32 PM
Does doing a system restore to before make any sense?

150  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: PayPal about to claim rights in all IP sold/licensed using PayPal for payments on: May 21, 2015, 05:12:59 PM
Heh we really need to encourage some lawyer to be the In House DC Lawyer to settle stuff like this! : )

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