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1  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals on: January 22, 2015, 01:28:01 PM
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Hoping they are bringing their prices down to a more reasonable level like in the cyber monday deal Thmbsup.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software? on: January 16, 2015, 01:21:58 AM
Does FileSearchy need to index file content (how does the content search work) ?

It looks like it. When I launch it, for a minute or so there is a little indicator in the bottom left corner that says "indexing". Then it says "Index: ready."

Thanks

From looking at the webpage, I get the impression it maintains an index of all filenames for quick filename search. I think it may still be doing regular content search.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software? on: January 14, 2015, 01:43:36 AM
Nice comparison, any chance you could give Archivarius 3000 a spin as well? would love to see how it compares Thmbsup.
4  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Entry: SedTester on: January 04, 2015, 02:28:51 AM
Very nice Thmbsup.
5  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Directory Opus Upgrade w/ Double Disount - Expires 1-1-2015 on: December 22, 2014, 03:55:38 AM
I was holding off upgrading as it was too expensive but I went ahead with it after this further discount.

Same here -- to me, this offer made it worth upgrading.
6  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sticky Password - 40% Discount on Lifetime Premium License on: December 21, 2014, 04:00:52 AM
Anyone who can comment on how this compares to something like LastPass?
7  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: Drawskrit on: December 20, 2014, 01:50:13 AM
Almost like handwriting PostScript, except without the reverse polish notation cheesy.
8  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Experimenting with Other Programming Languages on: December 15, 2014, 01:22:00 AM
The first edition of Programming in Lua is available free online, and is still a good resource when learning the language.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Share your photos! Travel shots, photoblogs, etc. on: December 11, 2014, 07:29:05 AM
I enjoy taking pictures of flowers, and some of them end up on 500px:

10  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: Quick method to do simple task -must be a one click fix for those who need it :) on: December 07, 2014, 08:15:08 AM
There are patch generators that could do something similar, but I think using an inno setup installer to do it is a good idea -- it is likely to be left alone by most AV software.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Looking for a good Android launcher on: December 07, 2014, 04:17:23 AM
I used Nova launcher for years and it is very nice and customizable, but I switched to Smart Launcher because I liked the much more simplistic UI. It's still quite sleek, and the app drawer is categorized.

I don't think it does all you mention, but might be worth a look Thmbsup.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Extremely simple and minimal sticky notes for windows on: December 06, 2014, 05:46:30 AM
Years ago on Win2K, I used a pretty simple one called ATnotes. It has been discontinued since 2005 by the looks of it, but it may still work.

http://atnotes.free.fr/

If you do not need them visible on your desktop at all times, you could also consider something like CintaNotes, which is more of a minimalistic note manager with search and clipping.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: VMWare Player 7.0 Released on: December 03, 2014, 03:36:04 AM
I switched to VirtualBox back when my VMware 5 license expired. I did not want to keep paying the upgrade costs when there was a free alternative that worked well enough.

There were some minor differences in features and speed, but for my use it really didn't matter.
14  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals on: December 02, 2014, 10:49:30 AM
VMware 30% off (link)
15  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals on: December 01, 2014, 04:38:20 PM
FontLab Studio 50% off (link) - still darn expensive embarassed
16  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals on: December 01, 2014, 02:02:17 PM
SpiderOak 1 TB for $129/y (link)
17  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals on: December 01, 2014, 09:33:27 AM
CodeWeavers 65% off (link)
Axialis 50% off (link)
18  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black friday deals on: November 29, 2014, 02:02:19 PM
WinPatrol 80% off (link)
MalwareBytes 40% off (link)
19  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black friday deals on: November 29, 2014, 12:29:02 PM
Nice one, thanks Thmbsup.
20  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals on: November 29, 2014, 04:33:27 AM
Here are a few I noticed:

  • Macrium Reflect 25% off (link)
  • Adguard 30% off (link)
  • Pragmatic Bookshelf 50% off ebooks (link)
  • CrashPlan ~30% off(link)

Any other deals on stuff we discuss here on DonationCoder? Kiss
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Can anyone advise this developer on commercial licensing? on: November 24, 2014, 01:27:31 AM
Personally I think the way software patents are handled is a detriment to advancing software development, but I think many people take the risk because it is a relatively low risk in many cases.

Unless you become a huge success, there isn't enough money to go for that it is worth the cost of litigation. Until that happens, I think you are more likely to be targeted by a larger player in the field simply to shut down the competition.

And open source projects with many developers in different countries are hard to target, and I think it is far more likely you will get the site taken down instead of an actual lawsuit.
22  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Announcing .NET 2015 - .NET as Open Source, .NET on Mac and Linux on: November 13, 2014, 04:03:43 PM
^ It's a little more tricky than it looks.

Basically, under this wording, if you are using .NET and you ever assert an IP claim against Microsoft for any reason, you automatically become a provable infringer on Microsoft’s IP because their "personal promise" is automatically withdrawn. So in short,: use .NET, try to sue us, and you're now an infringer.

It says "by any covered code", so I do not understand it as any legal action against MS on anything. It sounds a lot like the patent clause in the Apache license.

It looks like the GPLv3 has something similar as well.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Stephen Fry's eloquent response to Grammar Nazis on: November 10, 2014, 11:43:05 AM
 Kiss
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: November 10, 2014, 01:24:26 AM
It is strange that it defaults to something that looks like a Win95 app. But perhaps that is because it still supports every OS back to Win95 (and there is even a 16-bit version available for Win3.1). But it would be nice if it included a couple of styles that looked a bit more modern.

To me the functionality is more important though, and the standard orthogonal file manager interface with NC compatible keyboard shortcuts embarassed.
25  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born on: November 06, 2014, 02:00:42 PM
Official linux packages,

http://blog.atom.io/2014/11/05/linux-packages.html
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