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151  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Installing Ubuntu on: March 20, 2012, 07:32:00 AM

You will need:
Vmware player (http://www.vmware.com/products/player/ or if you don't want to register: http://filehippo.com/search?q=vmware+player)
Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download)
A Notetaker - I use Evernote - http://www.evernote.com/)

Install VMware player (VMP). Restart the pc if necessary.

I'm installing the virtual machine on my USB harddisk, this way I can take my whole development with me on the go (home/work) - this is great because you only have to set all this up once, instead of on every machine you plan to use it on.

Start VMP and "Create a New Virtual Machine" and browse to the downloaded .iso. As part of the Easy Install Information write down the login:


Store the VM on your removable drive.

On the Specify Disk Capacity screen you will want to go higher than the recommended disk size, I chose double (40GB). Make sure you have enough free space available, check this before continueing. I went for double the recommended amount as I want to avoid to repartition later. Accept the other defaults and Ubuntu will start. Keep waiting as Easy Install is installing Ubuntu on your behalf.

If you are a chmod 777 user (jackpot settings), this is a great time to read up on file system permissions by reading the article series starting with "Linux File Permission Concepts" (click next in the summary, there are 5 articles in total):

After a restart the login screen appear and after a successful login you will see the desktop. Because we are going to install a bunch of software let's make sure everything we already have is up to date. Start the update manager > Settings > Ubuntu Software > Other > Select Best Server. This will speed up downloads. Check again and install updates.

Time to read some more, btw have you created a new tag for all these bookmarks yet?
When you are finished reading the above articles, here are some really good resources to read later:


You should now have a running Ubuntu system.
152  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Setting up static blog (based on movable type) / vm / local development system on: March 20, 2012, 06:48:08 AM
I'm in the process of setting up a static blog, where all blogging takes place on a local development server running Movable Type, with the resulting static site being pushed to my shared hosting. This has all the benefits of a static blogging system (security, speed,), plus the benefits of Movable Type (robust, easier to theme than wordpress from my initial impresions, power of complete CMS, open source version available / pro version free for individuals).

I'm choosing to do this on a ubuntu 11.10 virtual machine running on VMware player. I thought it would be interesting to document the process and instructions so that it will be useful to others, and you can follow along / correct / improve this guide. Apart from a working static blogging system you will end up with a complete LAMP local development system for other web projects.

Feedback is welcome.
153  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: On Change Run Task - My first Windows desktop application on: March 19, 2012, 02:27:20 PM
Right click on the file and choose set action, you will be asked to browse to an executable. Sorry!
154  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / On Change Run Task - My first Windows desktop application on: March 19, 2012, 11:52:22 AM
If you are the 1% of people that always wanted to run a program / batch file / autohotkey script when the contents of a file/script/text document/htm/css file changes, and you haven't found a program for it, then you might benefit of the program i've put together today: On Change Run Task.

OCRT is the smallest program that would still be useful for me that I could write using Visual Studio C# 2010 Express. (as it is my first one) I hope you find it useful. Thanks to kyrathaba for making the tutorials that finally got me started smiley)

Possible use cases:
* run your build batch file to compile and create a installation package whenever your auto hotkey script is updated. (reason why I made this)
* run a script to refresh your browser whenever your CSS changes.
* 1000 possible other obscure uses.

Future development will depend on my continued use and any interest from you. I managed to disable ClickOnce but it still requires .NET Framework 4 Client Profile, which you probably have already installed.
155  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need help with server 2008 r2 website file permissions on: March 19, 2012, 05:21:55 AM
I've no experience with gpeasy but AFAIK the uploaded image will get the permissions of the owner of the process the cms is run under (well the upload process technically). So, for example, if gpeasy is run as through CGI then you need to look up what the user is that runs cgi apps under IIS. Maybe that will help?

gpEasy is very easy to install on many different servers. The requirements are PHP [...]
So how is php setup?
156  Other Software / C# / Re: Some nice C# tutorials by dc member kyrathaba on: March 16, 2012, 10:22:38 PM
Wanted to say thanks for these useful c# tutorials smiley
157  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: App Store fraud on: March 16, 2012, 09:07:54 PM
On your itunes store receipt you can "report a problem", that's how I got a refund before. Works fine you get a personal reply etc.
158  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Download appears malicious - Google Chrome on: March 16, 2012, 04:03:51 AM
Still not sure how it happened. However, a solution is to join Google Webmaster Tools. After a few days the warning is no longer shown:
159  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Quickly see if DoCo is up or down on: March 13, 2012, 11:22:03 AM
160  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Download appears malicious - Google Chrome on: March 13, 2012, 09:20:23 AM
I made sure my executables are not compressed at all, in this case it maybe has to do with the innosetup executable not being signed with a level 2 object code signing certificate?
161  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Premium Number To Local Rate Number! *(UK)* on: March 12, 2012, 09:43:51 AM
I'm sure it's fine but you don't want to think you are calling your bank and instead call a fraudster and give out personal information. That's why I was asking. smiley Just research the phone number before you call it.
162  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Premium Number To Local Rate Number! *(UK)* on: March 12, 2012, 07:14:45 AM
How do you find out when calling an 0870 number what the equivalent local one is? AFAIK it doesn't show up on your phone. So if it is not possible how are these phone numbers added / verified?
163  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Download appears malicious - Google Chrome on: March 12, 2012, 07:06:45 AM
I've found an explanation of the 'feature', but no solution:
To help protect you against malicious downloads, Chrome now includes expanded functionality to analyze executable files (such as “.exe” and “.msi” files) that you download. If a file you download is known to be bad, or is hosted on a website that hosts a relatively high percentage of malicious downloads, Chrome will warn you that the file appears to be malicious and that you should discard it. We’re starting small with this initial Beta release, but we’ll be ramping up coverage for more and more malicious files in the coming months. Remember, no technical mechanism can ever protect you completely from malicious downloads. You should always be careful about which files you download and consider the reputation of their source.
Emphasis added. Excuse me.

I'm now verifying my site with mywot.com and google webmaster tools, will see if Google flagged any downloads. If not, clearly they should use a blacklist approach not whitelist.

update: ok done: Google has not detected any malware on this site. Guess they're just flagging for the hell of it. Guess  You should always be careful about which browser you download and consider the reputation of their source.
164  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Download appears malicious - Google Chrome on: March 12, 2012, 05:33:15 AM
Anyone seen this before?

It's just an autohotkey compiled script (no executable packer) inside an innosetup executable. Jotti tells me there are no viruses found, so why is Google Chrome not happy?

Chrome's learn more links goes to http://support.google.com...hl=en-GB&answer=99020 but it's typically unhelpful. Any ideas?
If now we have to petition the browsers as well as the virusscanners I will have to switch platforms..
165  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Moar lightsabers plz on: February 27, 2012, 03:30:53 AM
Need moar lightsabers smiley
166  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Steve Jobs is not dead... Minimalistic UI Madness Never dies. on: February 22, 2012, 06:14:03 AM
I always thought that steve's minimalistic approach towards UI is going to live forever.
Where did get that from? Steve Job hasn't been minimalist towards UI design for the last decade.
167  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: I want to try an experiment on the site for March 2012 on: February 17, 2012, 08:35:40 AM
I think that your success will depend a lot on where you put the ads. Do you have an example of an textad and where were you thinking of placing them?
For example put them on the right hand side and people will probably ignore them.
Put them in between the opening post and any comments could work very well but is a lot more noticable.
Put them after the thread but before the comment box and that might be a good balance to have eyeballs but not interrupt the reading.

If you want to discuss also similar ideas, you could think about dc member sponsoring a form board using their donation coder credits.
168  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fork webpages? on: February 17, 2012, 07:34:09 AM
I guess you can capture it with onenote, evernote etc, diigo. But if there was a webservice where you could see everyone's comments/updates on the pages that would rock. usually someone will have done the work.
169  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Fork webpages? on: February 17, 2012, 05:23:33 AM
I’m looking for something a bit unusual. Say you are following the instructions for installing a software package (rl example: http://library.linode.com.../webmin/installing-webmin). Now you find out the instructions are outdated, or incomplete.

How do you keep your notes/additional instructions together with the original? Now you have two problems, your instructions and the original can be updated independently. What happens when the original is updated, or a new version of the software is released?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could fork the webpage and update it (or even submit a pull request to the maintainer)?

Is there any practical way of working this way – or will I be stuck with a notetaker / blog / bunch of outdated textfiles?

A lot of questions – maybe one of you has the answer.
170  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Level - Copy files from various sources into one flat folder on: February 16, 2012, 02:43:08 AM
If you want to play with the latest source, you can now fork from Bitbucket:

I'll keep posting executable releases in this topic when they're available.
171  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: Svn Conflicts Backup - Redo your subversion conflict resolves on: February 15, 2012, 02:55:31 AM
If you want to play with the latest source, you can now fork from Bitbucket:

I'll keep posting executable releases in this topic when they're available.
172  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Would you buy me a $0.99 track on Amazon? on: February 09, 2012, 07:03:07 AM
Amazon UK does mp3 music too. Maybe they are more liberal. If you download a track into a shared dropbox folder, does dropbox makes the infringement as it copies your song onto the dropbox of another user?
173  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: Svn Conflicts Backup - Redo your subversion conflict resolves on: February 07, 2012, 02:19:18 PM
hehe anything you can think I can do to help with that? smiley
174  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Svn Conflicts Backup - Redo your subversion conflict resolves on: February 07, 2012, 09:18:36 AM
After wasting my morning wrestling with subversion, in particularly this question:
Subversion reverting resolved file
If I was to make an error in a file that I have marked resolved is there a way to go back to having the file in it's original conflicted state without reverting all changes and reattempting the merge?
No, there is no automatic way to do that. If you want to be able to do that, you'll have to manually back up the .mine file ahead of time so that you can get it back if needed.

Well now you don't have you waste your time, you can redo your conflict resolves using the enclosed script. (included is the .ahk and .exe file). It's a bit spartan but the GUI will guide you throughu the process:

* Select working copy root
* Find all .working files
* For each .working file find all other extensions with the same filename (.merge-left.rXXXX  and .merge-right.rXXXX files and the actual file)
* copy these into a SvnConflictsBackup\<date>\<directory_structure>\file on your desktop
* Show Finished(remove) and Restore button
* Finish: exit and open backup folder for deletion by user
*: choose from all .working files and restore it and related files

When you are resolving conflicts, think of this utility and use it to back them up!
175  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: BARD - My software to help organise your sample library on: February 03, 2012, 02:00:44 AM
Fixed an issue with the lite download link:

Does this mean that my Bard from May 25, 2011 now is a Bard Lite?
it works like I want it to work ♥
I think that is similar to my internal version Ther have been 101 changes since then to the main program file alone.
I'd recommend to start using Bard Lite. (feel free to backup your copy first)

Had a quick look for you Curt:
New stuff since in Bard Lite:
Faster startup and loading of file listing
Bard works with more audio files thanks to new playback engine
Ask for a destination folder on first use
Ask for source folder if none has been selected before.
Feedback Options from within app
Only display destinations if they exist
Improved prompting when file exists.
Clarified interface text
Store created files in Application Data/Roaming so that writing rights to program files is not needed.
support for mp2,mp1, ogg, wave files
try deleting twice before giving up.
Added Option to stop Reset playback and reload sound engine.
Allow mouse click to play sample even if row is already selected and focused
Hotkeys only active on current window
No longer needing to reload the gui when adding/removing destinations.
Only reload filelisting if rename took place when invoked renaming
commandline parameters can now be given in any order

Bug fixes since in Bard Lite:
When no files are selected it's no longer possible to try to play the column header
Fix for broken hotkeys
Fix issue where sample not not be renamed if it was playing.
Fix problem where button appears in starting location of window
Fix to allow clicking on hotkeys again.
Fix where we would store the dimensionso of the active windows instead of BARD which would cause issues when a second instance of BARD quits the first and the dimensions of the window where BARD is started from is active ow explorer)
Fix: folders with - in them are now fully supported as button names.
Fix: no longer reloads folder when pressing cancel on context menu operations.
Fix: Rename no longer shows subfolder on files that are in subfolders of the current working directory.
Populate destinations before showing GUI initially for aesthetic reasons ( does not slow down bard )
spelling fix thanks cranioscopical
Misc bugfixes               
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