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26  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Sublime Text 2.0 final on: June 27, 2012, 03:43:53 PM
Sublime Text is such a wonderful text editor, best $59 I ever spent on software Kiss
27  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Google Drive launched on: April 27, 2012, 12:13:38 AM
1 TB for $49.99 is a steal.

$50/mo is a steal for 1 TB? At that price I could buy about six 2 TB hard drives per year. At the end of a year I'd have 12 TB of storage space for the same price.

You're right it's a steal. But who is stealing from whom? undecided

Compared to the competition, it's a good deal. Also, yes, it's expensive compared to purchasing a HDD yourself, but that's hardly comparable. Sure, if I upgraded my connection I could run my own server, but for that to be anywhere near useful I'd need to upgrade my connection to something that's up for the job. At that point, I'd be spending a lot more than $50/month, and that's without factoring in the cost of having yet another PC powered on 24/7. Also, I'm not about to start making my own Win/iOS/Android clients either...
28  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Google Drive launched on: April 26, 2012, 10:54:16 PM
Btw, am I the only one who feels drive is .. underwhelming?

I mean .. 5 GB free storage, with the same features as everybody else. It would have been awesome 5 years ago, but today it is just another one undecided.

5 GB is pretty average. On the other hand, their upgrade plans such as 25 GB for $2.50/month, 100 GB at $4.99 or 1 TB for $49.99 is a steal. My main concern, privacy aside, is what happens a year or two from now. Does Google yet again just find out that they can't be bothered with the service any longer?
29  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need Disk Imaging tool that can restore from external HDD on: February 28, 2012, 01:31:40 PM
i highly recommend this:

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/index.htm

for a external (usb) image for linux will do the best job (i tryed in all my computers and worked perfectly).

i can restore a 4gb image in less than 3 minutes from usb.

I'll throw in another vote for IFW/IFL, a really solid and reliable tool. Been using it for the last 4-5 years, and it has yet to fail me smiley
30  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Configuring Directory Opus for Fun and Profit on: January 05, 2012, 12:15:43 PM
While this isn't a customization tip, this functionality is perhaps the one I use the most...

While in a lister, type the following:
  • : (this selects all files and folders with the name you type in after the :).
  • * (displays only those files and folders with the name you type in after the *.). I find this especially useful while in flat-view!
  • ? (runs any command (cmd) in the current folder. You can hit CTRL+ENTER to insert the name of the focused file). I use this with certain command-line tools, or with simple batch-renaming tasks as I do it faster this way than I would with the GUI.
  • = (this searches for whatever you type in, starting in the current folder).
I used to be a Total Commander user for years, until I purchased Dopus 8. Since then, I find it hard to be productive at all without it smiley

EDIT: Also, whatever you do, make sure you add a keyboard shortcut to toggle flat-view (Command: Set FLATVIEW=MixedNoFolders,Toggle)! So useful!
31  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Currents app takes on Flipboard on: December 10, 2011, 08:26:53 AM
I've only played with it a bit on my iPad, and so far I see no reason at all to use this instead of Flipboard. It feels less optimized, not as pretty (very subjective, I know) and lacks the same level of integration with services such as Twitter and Facebook (this last point might perhaps be a positive for some?).
32  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dropbox Left User Accounts Unlocked for 4 Hours Sunday on: June 21, 2011, 01:16:25 AM
This incident was bad enough for me to delete my Dropbox account, and dropping them a message stating why. I'm just hoping enough people do the same, so that they'll actually care. Will they improve in the future? I'm sure they eventually will, but this incident coupled with their lack of ssl-encrypted logins in their mobile client...well, enough is enough.
33  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: June 12, 2011, 05:00:50 PM
Just realised that I still haven't posted anything by one of my favourite artists: Nicole Atkins.

Been a few years now, but I still get goose bumps every single time I listen to her performance on Letterman:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_NVsPM87eI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_NVsPM87eI</a>

Here's the music video as well, in case you'd rather watch that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1LsbfHPNrQ

...

To change genres, here's a lovely song from a Norwegian electronica artist: Philter. He's been releasing tracks for free for a few years, but finally released an official album a month or so ago. Here's his first music video:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b24ALjuvR3M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b24ALjuvR3M</a>
34  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Directory Opus 10 on: May 01, 2011, 11:33:00 AM
Anyone know are they going to do that again this time around, where the 40% upgrade price is only for a limited time?
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For a limited time, ...


When I purchased my upgrade from v9 to 10 yesterday, the website told me that my discount code was valid until may 15th.

It was well worth the price, even though I haven't had the time to dive deep into the new features. Still, here are some things I immediately noticed:
* The built-in archive support is a vast improvement over the old one. Now you can compress to 7z, zip, rar, tar, tgz & tbz2, and you can open the following formats as folders: 7z, arj, bzip2, cab, cpio, deb, dmg, gzip, hfs, iso, lzh, lzma, rar, rpm, tar, win, xar, z & zipx.
* Improved copy/move dialogues, with "unattended mode." Does wonders for my productivity when dealing with large batches of files.
* Native virtual folders (my computer etc.)
* Win7 library support.
* "Cleaner" and prettier compared to the previous version. The redesigned settings dialogue is much improved.
* Finally adds the possibility of showing the ".." item in file lists (like TC etc. does it). This makes keyboard navigation quite a bit faster for me.
* Integrates with Windows Search. I don't use it a whole lot, but now that it's supported that may change.

I'm sure I'll discover more in the days and weeks to come smiley
35  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: April 08, 2011, 05:34:23 PM
God is a Astronaut - Snowfall

Now you are wandering into my favorite genre (post-rock).  Kiss

A lot of great music to be found in that genre smiley Oh and that reminds me, I don't think I've posted this video before. One of my favorites, Kwoon - I lived on the moon

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTysF1E4Ft0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTysF1E4Ft0</a>
(HD version can be found here)
36  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: April 08, 2011, 03:44:48 PM
Been a while since my last post, so here's a few more that I really enjoy:

Joe Satriani - Always With Me, Always With You (Live)
I never get tired of Satriani, and this song is just...  Kiss
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1DzRb4DHGw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1DzRb4DHGw</a>


...and this one with Grace Potter, Joe Satriani, Steve Kimock, Reed Mathis, Willy Waldman and Stephen Perkins, where they cover Neil Young's Cortez the Killer, is fantastic:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paeNnR33i5Q" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paeNnR33i5Q</a>


To keep up with the guitar-theme, here's another sublime song to round of this post:

God is a Astronaut - Snowfall
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBfvoianLNw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBfvoianLNw</a>
The video isn't official, but I think it suits the song really well.

Enjoy! smiley
37  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Minecraft - An Incredible Indie Game on: October 07, 2010, 07:10:07 PM
One thing to note, if you have a low end machine the game may not run smoothly even though the graphics are extremely simplistic. My machine runs Half Life 2 and WoW smoothly, but this game chops and pauses for seconds.
Plus then you can maximize it for near full-screen gameplay. smiley

Protip: F11 is your friend Wink
38  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sins of a Solar Empire - 80% off on: May 31, 2010, 09:11:24 AM
I bought Sins at this sale price and I am waiting for the expansions to go on sale later. They would just be sitting unused while I played through the main game anyways.

That's not how the expansions work. They simply add functionality and features to the main game, making the whole thing (much) better. At no point would you not be playing the expansions if you have them installed.
39  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: HowTo repair/replace tcpip.sys ? on: May 01, 2010, 11:24:20 PM
You could also try running the following command in a console as admin: sfc /scanfile=c:\windows\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys

It'll check the integrity of the file and repair if needed.
40  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: March 23, 2010, 05:30:47 PM
There are some really great music posted previously in this thread, and I thought I'd add a few more that I like.

Let's start with some bands from my country, Norway

A couple of tracks from the great Norwegian folk band Katzenjammer, adds +2 to you mood, guaranteed:

Katzenjammer - Ain't No Thang (Live...in a small boat)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AIdYoMpINQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AIdYoMpINQ</a>

Katzenjammer - A Bar In Amsterdam
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kbdCDeKSoI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kbdCDeKSoI</a>

...

and a couple of tracks from the fantastic (now disbanded) Gåte. Norwegian folk music meets progressive rock. This band is (was) quite possibly the best live band to ever set foot on this lovely little planet.

Gåte - Bendik og Årolilja
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOxqY5IH2aI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOxqY5IH2aI</a>

Gåte - Sjå Attende
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JZAhpigTr4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JZAhpigTr4</a>


El Caco is another band from .no. I don't listen to them all that much, but this video is just to much fun not to post!

El Caco - Substitute
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvSOUh49rN4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvSOUh49rN4</a>



...and now for some assorted good tracks from other places

Feeling a bit down, and need a tune to cheer you up? This one from the Canadian band Immaculate Machine works wonders for me:

Immaculate Machine - C'mon Sea Legs
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSeNZTwkoqc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSeNZTwkoqc</a>


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are one of my favorite bands, and if you listen to a few of their tracks I'm sure you'll understand why.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Apologies (Live)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jP7qYLJEMM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jP7qYLJEMM</a>

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Stop the Bus (Live)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOpdGFkKA8Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOpdGFkKA8Y</a>

....

smiley
41  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Bypass internet filtering? on: August 13, 2009, 10:18:00 AM
The answer here, if talking with the IT dep. at your school doesn't help, is to make use of a VPN. You should be able to find yourself a fast and reliable one for ~$10-15/month (if speed isn't that important, you could probably get away with half of that).
42  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Generic.dx Trojan on: July 13, 2009, 07:07:24 AM
Word! I used virustotal.com, and it said the file was clean....So I dont understand why my VS says there was a generic.dx trojan...I dont know which to trust..lol

If VirusTotal says the file is clean, then I'd say listen to them. False positives is a problem with all AV programs, so to get a second opinion from other vendors is always a good idea. Especially when the detection is of the generic kind, like the one you're having smiley
43  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Generic.dx Trojan on: July 13, 2009, 06:51:44 AM
Your best bet in situations such as this is to use a service such as the excellent VirusTotal to check the file. It will scan your file with just about every AV engine on the market, for free no less. You can then use this information to make a judgment on whether or not the file is safe (you will be presented with the result from all engines). The easiest way (at least I think so) is to use their tiny uploader utility to send the file to them. All you have to do is right-click the file, and select the uploader from your send-to menu. When it's uploaded, it'll open your browser with the results. Couldn't be simpler smiley

Oh, and remember to disable your resident AV protection while doing this, as you really don't want the file deleted/quarantined automatically.
44  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The Best TV Show Renamer Around (afaik):theRenamer on: June 09, 2009, 08:28:50 AM
Just felt the need to say that this is by far one of the "coolest" single-purpose utility I've ever tested. It does exactly what it says on the tin, and the result is never anything less than perfect! Thmbsup
45  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: video player with 'automatic bookmarking'? (digital media) on: May 15, 2009, 06:21:11 AM
Thanks!

I am using Zoom Player already, but never saw that option - I checked again and now I know why not: it's greyed out. Do I need to buy the Pro version for this feature?  Sad

SMPlayer looks pretty good! Before I test it, let me ask you: does it support keyboard usage as well (or similarly well) as Zoom Player? Skipping around in a file, volume up/down, etc.?

Ah, yes you'll need the pro version of ZP for the bookmarking to work.

As for SMPlayer, it does indeed have a ton of keyboard shortcuts. It's originating from the Linux world after all Wink

EDIT: I've attached a screen in case SMPlayer is no longer configured for this by default.
46  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: video player with 'automatic bookmarking'? (digital media) on: May 15, 2009, 05:53:13 AM
Two players that comes to mind are the open source SMPlayer (should come pre-configured for this)and Zoom Player (not pre-configured, but it's easy to to. See attached image).
47  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Good Video Player on: May 13, 2009, 07:28:08 AM
Also, it would be wise to rember that MOV is just a container format, not a video codec. Just because some *.mov files works, does not mean that every other will (I was struggling with some "special" files from a digital camera a while back...oh the pain!).

A good start would be to run the files through a utility such as MediaInfo to see what video and audio formats your non-working files actually contains.
48  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: USB Safely Remove, 50% discount on January 17th on: April 12, 2009, 05:33:58 PM
Before you buy this program please realize that not only does it not work with Windows 7, but some (most?) of the program's functionality is in Windows 7 out of the box.

Yes it does (work with Windows 7), I've been using it (the 4.1 beta) in build 7000, 7057 & 7068 without problems.
49  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: IE8 on the loose! on: March 25, 2009, 08:30:00 PM
Dirhael - would you be willing to post a screen shot of how bad FeedDemon looks with northmay.com blocked? I’m quite happy where I am but if, in future, I decide to update it would be nice to have some control over what the GUI looks like...

Absolutely, here's a screenshot for you smiley
 (see attachment in previous post)
Right now I am OK with 2.7. Google Reader doesn't do anything at all for me, so I won't miss that integration in 2.8.

Thanks!

Jim

I don't use Google Reader all that much either, but it's fantastic for reading feeds on mobile browsers seeing as it can also adapt linked pages for viewing on such devices.

Actually I use Feedemon for Blackberry. I was a beta tester for Feedemon for Windows Mobile and was given both mobile versions free when they were released. I don't even know if they are offering those anymore. All of my Newsgator feeds are synched to my BB and if I want I can open the web page for any article.

Jim

Well, one could always use the mobile web reader for Newsgator ( http://m.newsgator.com ) but that doesn't really give me what I'm using Google Reader for on my mobiles & PSP. The thing is, both services will offer the content of the feeds well formatted for the smaller screens, but the only reason I prefer GR for this is that if a RSS article links to a site, let's say a topic here on DonationCoder, that page will also be adapted for the mobile device. It's not always perfect, but it usually works quite well.
50  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: IE8 on the loose! on: March 25, 2009, 07:11:05 AM
Dirhael - would you be willing to post a screen shot of how bad FeedDemon looks with northmay.com blocked? I’m quite happy where I am but if, in future, I decide to update it would be nice to have some control over what the GUI looks like...

Absolutely, here's a screenshot for you smiley

[attachthumb=1]

Right now I am OK with 2.7. Google Reader doesn't do anything at all for me, so I won't miss that integration in 2.8.

Thanks!

Jim

I don't use Google Reader all that much either, but it's fantastic for reading feeds on mobile browsers seeing as it can also adapt linked pages for viewing on such devices.
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