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601  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY - Image Capture and Upload Program on: January 04, 2014, 08:44:15 PM
So you would like it to auto-save to the disk as well as copy to the clipboard?

Yep! The big use case is to be able to drill (and save) a bunch of fast screen shots in a selectable folder, and each time it copies to the clipboard, where the best ones go into a Sticky. If I needed to upload them and get the URL that's much more rare for me. If I needed that step I'd go select that in the options and stuff.

602  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY - Image Capture and Upload Program on: January 04, 2014, 04:30:43 PM
The history only saves upload URLs.... I can may it store saves/auto-saves also.... I am going to make it so you can choose the auto-save location, just have not got to that yet.

I'll take a look to see if I can pin down the error.

Thanks!

Yep! The big missing item I can't get to work is to save the actual screenshot right into the clipboard (as well as on disk in the autosave!). Then I'd go back to the history and "right click to copy the URL" afterwards.

603  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY - Image Capture and Upload Program on: January 04, 2014, 04:06:49 PM
Some thoughts:

- I'm also getting Runtime error 2 at line 891 intermittently but it's a bit tricky to reproduce. I got a whole bunch at once and then it went away a little.

- Hmm. The auto saves seem to be going to:
C:\Documents and Settings\user.NONE-79DB031E3D\Application Data\ICUP\Auto-Saves
Feels a little obscure but I can live with a shortcut for now and just pull them out. (I just found Open Autosave Folder).

- "View Last Image" isn't showing the autosaved images. Maybe all that's from the tight integration into the image site that is down.

- Corner case: It doesn't seem to capture the images from the nany "overlay tool". Not that big of a deal, but that tool is useful to quickly produce "annotated" pictures aka the (something) overlain with the annotations / image mod etc.

- "Right click on a item in the history box and you can copy the URL, copy image to clipboard" -- even legit captures aren't going into my history for further editing.

604  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... assistance with a tenacious BHO ... on: January 04, 2014, 03:33:06 PM
barney, if I may ask, what security software are you using that let this thing slip through?

Might be time to start looking for a replacement.

It would be interesting to hear which anti-virus programmes *are* good against this type of thing -- I wonder if any are?
The laptop I cleaned was using avira pro which has a very good reputation - used use it myself but gave up on it cause it got too many false positives and didnt make it particularly easy to report.

I'm finding the "Anti-Virus" programs are terrible at this kind of thing. The toolbars/BHO/etc get there as "authorized installs" because the AV programs see them as "agreed to by that byzantine EULA" and therefore OK.

The types of approaches that work for me the few times I've had to deal with this stuff are much more low level and/or left-field.
605  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Too many programs in my start menu! on: January 04, 2014, 03:24:53 PM
Oh, you are using XP? You are in luck!

This will make it a nice compact, single column, scrolling menu that won't take over your entire screen:

  • Right click your taskbar and select Properties.
  • Click the Start Menu tab.
  • Select the 2nd option, Classic Start Menu
  • Click Customize.
  • Under Advanced Start Menu options, check Scroll programs and Show Small Icons in Start Menu.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK again.

Haha App!

That's very promising! Along with "Sort", to make stuff in a sensible order.

I have a bit of enthusiasm for this today, I'll go uninstall twelve-ish pieces of junk "Stuff I'm bored with" now too. (A lot of the deletions are legit programs, but for example I can remove FF-Aurora since I'm no longer interested in ultra fast updates, and so on.)

Tip of the week!

thumbs up
606  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY - Image Capture and Upload Program on: January 04, 2014, 01:56:57 PM
I have updated ICUP to 1.0.1.12- I added the option to auto-save the image if the upload fails. Imm.io has been down for the past few days and I needed a way to quickly keep my screen shots.

Forgive me for "not looking", but does it auto-save even if you select a button/toggle to turn off all uploading? I've been idly looking for something that can do rapid fire screenshots and saves all in one step when they don't need to go into a Sticky.

607  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... assistance with a tenacious BHO ... on: January 04, 2014, 01:55:22 PM
Just to close this, nothing worked.  Wasn't really optimistic, but there's always a chance.  Yes, I did pay attention to detail, did not skip any [known] steps, got response(s) indicating success, all to no avail.  So I restored a backup that wasn't, lost a pregnancy worth of data, but did get rid of the problem.  'Course, I still don't know the cause, so still subject to reinfection.  Pretty much a worse end to a bad situation  ohmy undecided.

Yikes Barney!

I've grown lazy in my old age, but this is the type of thing I used to have a special "radioactive" machine to test low level stuff on. Did you ever figure out the source so that "for next time" we can apply (as someone said) "the hive mind" at it?

608  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Too many programs in my start menu! on: January 04, 2014, 07:47:21 AM
Organize your Start Menu into folders.

Well that's an interesting idea! But I am rather confused.

- I am just one "user" so I don't understand how moving start menu items to different "users" either works or helps.
- Does this stuff work on WinXP?
- How do I create new folders in WinXP and then move the items to those folders? In theory that could work, with one folder housing 30 rare entries it would help.
609  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Too many programs in my start menu! on: January 04, 2014, 07:12:39 AM
Somewhere in these two tips is the middle ground. I do have a lot of cruft because I try out tons of programs but really use less than say 40. I also made a shortcuts folder on my desktop with the top 10 "power hitters".

Though when I'm under some 75 apps I do prefer the Start Menu for those semi obscure things I keep stumbling into every six months.

So my post this time was to check that there wasn't just some cute little utility I wasn't aware of.
610  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Too many programs in my start menu! on: January 03, 2014, 09:38:31 PM

Heh I installed so many practice programs... that now my last row of the start menu/programs is off the screen!

Is there a trick to "compact" all that blank space so you can see them?

611  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: BrowserID - Mozilla's solution to the password problem on: January 03, 2014, 08:14:29 PM

Well, it's been a couple of years since BrowserID was first introduced. But I stumbled across this thread again today while looking for information about OpenID and looked into BrowserID. Apparently it's now called Persona.

More technical details about it can be found here: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Persona

Any new opinions on the matter since this was originally discussed 2.5 years ago?

Well, for me it at least some FF add-ons cause interference. (I don't know which ones; I blanket turned them all off and got it to work.)

Meanwhile, it doesn't seem to be supported anywhere, so it's like a "toy" that I can't even try out.

But overall trying to tie all authentication into the browser feels just a little fishy somehow.

I also don't know what it means that some sites are using the email address AS the ID!

612  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: January 03, 2014, 06:29:22 PM
(see attachment in previous post)     (see attachment in previous post)
HYDROFILL - Desktop Hydrogen Refueling Station

Does anyone here have a device that uses more power than it's battery can supply in a day?

At the risk of sounding clueless... are we including things like older iPhones and iPads? Both of those will drill down the battery with use in like four hours! When they try to keep the program states, they burn the battery sitting idle in just over a day.

613  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Process Piglet on: January 03, 2014, 06:27:05 PM
Hmm. "...And then does this a few times without compacting."

Maybe. But then I'd wish the browsers would do their own compacting and go "back down" to a sensible size. I guess it's a vestige bit of being a luddite where I just hate to see "huge" memory usages for viewing what should be a "simple" web page. Maybe the Plugins get involved too.

Update:
I still don't like seeing 416 megs used, but I have spotted a "process Palemoon.exe has gracefully lowered its memory use" message!



Garbage collection is very processor intensive in many cases.  So you'd get into a position where your browser was regularly slowing down your machine rather than just appearing to use a lot of memory.

Some of all this does matter though, because I have an older laptop with only 500ish megs of ram! So I def see performance lags on that laptop, so if the browser is using that all by itself, then the laptop might be desperately caching to keep up.

614  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Reference Overlay Tool on: January 03, 2014, 06:20:51 PM
I played with this again today - it's nice as a "temporary poor man's crossfade" when you want to do something a little artsy but don't want to mess for hours in a photo program.

615  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Process Piglet on: January 03, 2014, 04:48:31 PM
I eventually turned it off now that I know how silly programs can get.

616  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Process Piglet on: January 03, 2014, 04:15:03 PM
Hmm. "...And then does this a few times without compacting."

Maybe. But then I'd wish the browsers would do their own compacting and go "back down" to a sensible size. I guess it's a vestige bit of being a luddite where I just hate to see "huge" memory usages for viewing what should be a "simple" web page. Maybe the Plugins get involved too.

Update:
I still don't like seeing 416 megs used, but I have spotted a "process Palemoon.exe has gracefully lowered its memory use" message!

617  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Process Piglet on: January 03, 2014, 02:54:23 PM
Well I had thought that PaleMoon/Firefox "had solved the memory leaks". Apparently according to piglet, not exactly.

Can someone explain what the browser is *doing* with all that space? You can go to some random webpage (not even a video) and all of a sudden it spikes!

618  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Roundup Prep on: January 02, 2014, 04:45:44 PM
Ok so it's almost time to prepare the roundup summary of all NANY 2014 entries.. Kyrathaba has been doing all the good NANY management for this year.. I don't know if we can talk him into doing the roundup summary, but we can beg and hope..

To make this easier though, it would be great if authors could make SHORT video screencasts demonstrating their entries, and either uploading to youtube or somewhere, or using some of the free online screencast tools (for example see here, here, here).

Hmm. I'm of a couple of mixed opinions on what to do with mine. Hence why earlier I joked that they were "components" aka "0.25 of an app each" and not proofed apps. It was too good of a box of tinkertoys to leave hidden forever, but they're unpolished and not really "safe for production". I just decided to unload them now before I forgot them completely! I included (almost) all of the source codes, so what I'd really be thrilled with is if someone adopted them into a "late nany".

Videos would "oversell" them in the stage they are in. For example half the buttons on the "Turbo Processor" don't even work. I got stuck in Proof of Concept before I ran out of dev funds, and that one is definitely a "coding lunch". The modules mostly work, but see my detailed posts; they all have medium serious bugs to sign off. Sad

619  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Multiple Mini Reviews on: January 02, 2014, 04:35:47 PM
^is it that you'd you want to be called a major one? tongue

Well, we have a whole pantheon of them here at DC!
(Tao runs off to form the Church of DC)
620  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Multiple Mini Reviews on: January 02, 2014, 04:34:31 PM
Quote
^is it that you'd you want to be called a major one?


I've been called a major pain, even though I've never been in the military. 

What about a Modern Major General!  cheesy
621  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: text file editor personalyzable on: January 02, 2014, 04:32:43 PM
running to try TaoPhoenix


Hi Contro,

My TurboProcessor does not do what you need yet. I was only saying that the project was designed so that one day a developer could *make it* do that as one example of combining both text editing and special features.

However, I am not a programmer!  Sad

622  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Process Piglet on: January 02, 2014, 08:21:18 AM
I'd be surprised if the "Firefox Twins" (FF and Pale Moon) really chew up that much memory per se - MS Sec Essentials is usually the one that gets out of hand for me, but it's an AntiVirus so I don't know what I can really do about it except let it do its thing.

Update:
It/They apparently do. Here's Process Piglet at work catching Palemoon jumping up 100 megs:
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Update2:
This little tool is growing on me. PaleMoon jumped from 300 megs to 411 megs! No wonder my poor laptop with only 500 megs struggles to run it!

And PaleMoon was supposed to be "optimized" for Windows!

So I guess I'm a little sad that in 2014 it takes 411 megs to render a set of webpages.

623  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Multiple Mini Reviews on: January 01, 2014, 06:36:26 PM
IainB is a minor deity!

Wink

624  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... reasonable backup software on: December 31, 2013, 11:18:01 AM
There's gonna be a whole flood this year of this... but "back forward".

For ex I am basically happy on Win XP (with minor needling of Skwire!), but if MS is about to quit even issuing security updates for it, one of these years I need to move to Win 7.

So then you get the huge issue of "what do you backup" - you can't precisely back up installed programs into an upgrade.

Now I DO have a lot of cruft on my comp and a fresh install may not be all that bad ... if competently done!

So elsewhere I went to that Backup2 program (with the funny spelling!) and copied over my "basic data". So that will get me close and I really only use 20 of the 100 installed practice programs on my comp...

A long time ago I used to use a double config called "Screen" and "Project" - this machine has taken a pounding, but it's not unheard of to go Dual Image and let the C Drive get pulverized with test pipe dreams and D Drive only gets the "real stuff".


625  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Somebody actually wrote something in GO! on: December 31, 2013, 10:49:53 AM
On the downside, it's a "btcd, our full-node bitcoin alternative..."!

tongue
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