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601  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY - Image Capture and Upload Program on: December 11, 2013, 08:40:32 AM
Not sure why it is not capturing properly, I think I may need to update the capture method. I'll look into it. What Windows version are you using?

Hi Chris. I'm on Win XP.

So when I tried to capture the sticky it started to pull the windows desktop behind the sticky! (Or not at all, on other times.)

602  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Yahoo mail outage!? on: December 11, 2013, 08:09:46 AM

Anyone else hit by the Yahoo Mail outage?

I know, my machine is a bit ornery, but a simple check of the web says it's "not me" - something evil pulverized Yahoo Mail's servers for over a day. It's hit and miss - people are reporting one account up, one down. (Which I agree with). Someone posted a tentative ETA of 1pm today to have it fixed... but a two day outage, and there's surprisingly little screaming via the main news for this! (At least a ...uh... yahoo search didn't pull many relevant hits!)

603  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY - Image Capture and Upload Program on: December 11, 2013, 08:04:29 AM
imm.io will delete the graphic after 30 days if it is not accessed. So as long as it is accessed once in a 30 day period it will be kept on the servers. http://imm.io/faq/

Glad you like it :-) I use it almost every day to share info.

Hmm Chris. So okay, the "quick flash upload" is def the main use case. Heh I just used it over in another thread to talk about Kingsoft writer!

So if I'm making more permanent resources, I'd guess I'd use the "more durable" method via SC captor, into Stickes, into saved files, and then if was necessary to smash them into the web for remote use, if the audience is "just me", I sometimes just make "index pages".

P.S. I can't always get it to take the screen shot. So for example it fights with Stickies and isn't grabbing the image of the sticky properly. Any thoughts?

604  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta ! on: December 11, 2013, 08:01:16 AM
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Is there a way to exclude, say, files larger than 10 MB? I can only make rules for name and attributes I think.

I'm not sure. I can think of use cases where Media files of a category can easily be hundreds of files, all over 10 megs. For example, European orchestral hard rock music would do it! Or maybe certain resource files.


605  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: December 11, 2013, 07:58:27 AM

That's a new one Iain. Most of those jokes are all about "look how stupid X group is" but without actually being clever. That one is different!

606  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA - how to capitalise the first word of every line on: December 11, 2013, 07:55:26 AM
http://i.imm.io/1m271.png

Then you can experiment with the options.

[attachimg=#]

So that hymn above becomes:

Oh lord
Tell me to stay strong
Let me hold to thy name

607  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA - how to capitalise the first word of every line on: December 11, 2013, 07:53:33 AM
Hallo Stormproof!

Kingsoft writer may have some ways to help.

(P.S. these "fast posted screen shots" are from Chris Gingerich's NANY this year! This is what it's for!)

So suppose you have this hymn fragment etc.

oh lord
tell me to stay strong
let me hold to thy name

In Kingsoft Writer

http://i.imm.io/1m26C.png

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608  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY - Image Capture and Upload Program on: December 10, 2013, 10:08:49 PM
That's fascinating Chris.

A few times when I wanted to show some silly joke graphic, the only way I knew how to "get it in the cloud" was laboriously upload it through TinyFile or some such site.

Do you know how long the site holds the images? Aka is this mainly for quickie uploads to the cloud or is it worth the time to save that link in a more permanent reference file?

The other thing I am trying to figure out is how to get it to play with SC Captor saving the actual image to the clipboard to push into a Sticky. It could be useful to have the image link in that sticky!

But then it becomes a bit of a puzzle because you can't have both the url and the image in the clipboard at the same time.

But anyway, fascinating little tool! And it is useful for among other things ... rule 34 content!
 cheesy
609  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 pledge: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility on: December 10, 2013, 09:29:26 PM
Just downloaded it and it seems to be working fine. What Windows version have you tried to run it on?

Win XP.

610  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: December 09, 2013, 11:52:18 AM

This is funny:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25297044
"Eight firms, Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Yahoo, have formed an alliance called Reform Government Surveillance group."

Okay. We all have peeves against several of these companies.

But *combined* I think that's close to the A-List of tech!

I don't even know how to describe them all working together!
"Okay, Microsoft and Apple, you guys put your OS wars on hold for a bit. Twitter and Facebook, you two can put away the Wall vs Tweet discussion for a few minutes. LinkedIn, take a break from making Connections. Sure AOL, you can play too. Nice mail redesign Yahoo. Okay, let's get to business!"

611  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 pledge: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility on: December 09, 2013, 11:39:08 AM
Hmm. On my machine it comes through as only 12k zipped / 27k unzipped and is an "invalid application".

Was there a glitch uploading it?
612  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I have been pwned on: December 09, 2013, 10:51:46 AM
That's useful Curt.

So far my accounts are safe! ... So far!

613  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge + Alpha: Weather Station Warlock on: December 09, 2013, 10:29:50 AM
Everyone likes a warlock! : )
614  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: myWOT uninstall nightmare on: December 05, 2013, 11:59:11 PM
Instead of uninstalling/reinstalling Firefox, you should be able to hold down a shift key while starting it and then choose to reset to defaults.

More DC advice gold!

While not WOT, I have junked up my copies of FF a few times, so that might be handy.

615  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Submission: Kyrathaba's Text File Line Item Duplicate Finder on: December 05, 2013, 10:20:36 AM
http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=36640.0

I wrote this utility (link above) to help ferret out a problem on a FB group for which I was monitoring membership.

Downloads so far: 09
 (see attachment in previous post)

That's kinda funky!

Do you have/plan to allow "wildcards"? For example in those other threads I've mentioned doing directory reads, and because of the way I batch stuff, I'll have a lot of stuff like

C/Docs/User/Desktop/Music/NewMusic/BetteMidlerWind1.mp3
C/Docs/User/Desktop/Music/Sets/BetteMidler/Wind1 PitchDn15%.mp3
C/Docs/User/Desktop/Music/BetteMidler/BetteMidlerWind1.mp3
C/Docs/User/Desktop/Music/Sets/BetteMidler/Wind1.mp3
C/Docs/User/Desktop/Music/Sets/BetteMidler/Wind1 SpdDn25%.mp3

So *Wind1* might find all those examples above. Maybe it could separately save the "dupes" list as well, which could turn into a "files to move around" list.

Thoughts?

616  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Productivity utility on: December 05, 2013, 10:11:44 AM
I love seeing new productivity tools, even if they don't turn out to be useful they are fun.  I'd like to see more odd experiments with this genre.  thumbs up

It's not a NANY, but I'm just chiming in to say I picked up a funky timer app for my iPhone that lets you set time periods like a stoplight as Green, then Yellow, then Red. But it counts down in bars rather than numbers, so it's very holistic rather than the "overprecise digital" nature of a lot of timers.

What's proven interesting for me is you can set it for "unexpected" time chunks. (My pet favorite is 37 minutes.) So for example doing ugly stuff like dishes, it's easy to get past the "green" slot, and then right about when I am getting ancy it goes to "red", aka a mirror of my mood and a reminder to stick with it and Get Them Done. (I tend to keep "yellow" off for now.)





617  Special User Sections / Activation/License/Language Help / Re: About signing up to download freeware license keys - READ IN PLEASE on: November 30, 2013, 01:15:11 AM
Anyway, it exceeded my relatively low tolerance threshold for absurdity, otherwise I would not have made any comment.

Iain, we both just learned to increase our tolerance for absurdity! (Yikes!)

618  Special User Sections / Activation/License/Language Help / Re: About signing up to download freeware license keys - READ IN PLEASE on: November 30, 2013, 01:11:43 AM
You gotta just be wary of these people who post 1 note and no followup. Even if they are having trouble, that's sorta the new way of the net.

No easy answer to that. I'll get a bit bold and say that anyone who *replies* to a 1-shot post is who we want. If they don't bother to reply anything at all, that's not who we are. It's not what we do. Sorry, but we basically don't do 1-shot forum posts that never ever get responded to.

619  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Caveat emptor ("let the buyer beware") in Internet online purchasing on: November 30, 2013, 01:05:05 AM
Very broadly I want to react to "customer/victim" because I think that is at least part of the discussion. We're a bit cynical here at DC but many businesses would ... uh ... commit-Non-CSI-Compatible acts to generate market share and all that.

620  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Caveat emptor ("let the buyer beware") in Internet online purchasing on: November 30, 2013, 01:00:16 AM
Heh IainB is my hero for Non-Brief-Posts.

No "The proof is wonderful, but too long for the margins" for this fellow! (Fermat reference. The fella couldn't be bothered to attach any 12 pages of his key proofs?!)

In another post I'll actually look at this note. This one is just cheerleading.

621  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: November 30, 2013, 12:57:14 AM
I dunno, about the Inferior Baseball, the Red Sox started winning including this year ...

622  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: We've got roughly six weeks left, folks! on: November 22, 2013, 05:16:40 PM
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C'mon peeps! You know you want to make something for NANY! Do it for the mugs, if for no other reason!

+1  tongue

Heh would everyone quit copying Google's +1?

: )

 Cool

623  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / "HIV Tracking Technology" on: November 22, 2013, 05:13:42 PM

Okay, this one hits nerves on so many levels, but I really feel what makes DC great is that sometimes we tackle the Big Issues, esp when they overlap with software. So here goes!

"HIV Tracking Technology". Quotes added because people sorta did it on the down-low, but now someone managed to make this News. Capital N.

Some relevant links:
http://science.slashdot.o...npoint-whos-infecting-who
http://www.lanl.gov/newsr...-spread-and-evolution.php
http://motherboard.vice.c...npoint-whos-infecting-who

Slashdot's Summary:
 HIV Tracking Technology Could Pinpoint Who's Infecting Who
Posted by timothy on Thursday November 21, 2013 @10:06AM
from the yet-you-say-you-were-in-burma-at-the-time dept.
Daniel_Stuckey writes "No man is an island, but evolutionarily, each person functions like one for the HIV virus. That's according to Thomas Leitner, a researcher working on a project aimed at creating technology for tracking HIV through a population. The technology, which is being studied at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, may allow people to identify who infected them with the virus, a development that could have major implications in criminal proceedings. "If you're familiar with Darwin's finches, you have a population of birds on one island and they keep moving and evolving as they spread to other islands so that each population is a little different," Leitner said. "With HIV, it's the same. Every person infected with HIV has a slightly different form of the virus. It's the ultimate chameleon because it evolves this way."

---

Back to me.

I've sat on this a couple of days.

I'm currently Neg.

But I am now in a city where it's like the leading non-discussed slow-death crisis. Parse that as you will.

So ... as both a (former?) professional Pattern Matcher in a sense, and a humanities fella interested in software, my first reaction is ... "Now? In 2013? Someone decides this is News?"

My second reaction is "Well okay, you added some science. Good enough. But why are we deathly terrified of four ounces of baby milk on a plane when X million people can end your life (slowly!) in thirty minutes?!"

My third reaction is, "We're tracking everything else. How did this stay a Non-Trackable Topic for so long?"

So ... Summary ... It's a total mess. But there's the News Story. It's now "Safe to Discuss News". So have at it. Because even my "feeble" action of reporting it to DC ... spreads the discussion. Butterfly effects, and all that.



624  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Winamp to shut down December 20, 2013. Get the latest version if you want it. on: November 21, 2013, 01:22:02 PM
As it says here: http://www.winamp.com/media-player/en
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Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date.

...

Why do companies insist on "shutting down" rather than keeping "minimal services" like a Download Last Page?

Coming from the Abandonware vs Copyright discussion, just find a file host willing to just make the download available with a "farewell" page.

625  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: make folder set out of a txt file on: November 21, 2013, 01:18:33 PM

I'll have to this program sometime! : )

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