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126  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE* on: January 19, 2015, 09:30:38 AM
because of the licensing?

Yeah. I had a client that used it. The license used to go (still does?) for several thousand IIRC.

That's the pricing... I know about that since we were evaluating them vs ComponentOne, and (still) in my opinion should have gone with SyncFusion.  Licensing implies something different to me than price, however...
127  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE* on: January 19, 2015, 07:54:20 AM
because of the licensing?
128  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: [Free Book] Blockchain Programming in C# on: January 18, 2015, 12:34:16 PM
Book Link corrected: https://aois.blob.core.wi...ramming%20in%20CSharp.pdf
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: No Purpose on: January 17, 2015, 09:17:12 PM
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130  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: At last, KeyNote done better :) on: January 17, 2015, 09:02:57 PM
RightNote has had a 3.0 for awhile.

I think one big thing is Evernote integration.

***  Anybody using it?  Your thoughts? ***
I use it.  It's ok, gets the job done.  I thought I would love that feature as a way to keep notes synced or some idea like that.  but in the end, I just don't use it much.  I do it once or twice a year when I need to search through evernote for a lost clip or something.  I think my problem is that it becomes this thought, "Do I put this note in rightnote?  or evernote?" or I'm on my phone and don't have rightnote, so i stick it in evernote to later sync with rightnote, sheesh.  So i just don't care after a while. 

My point is, I don't consider the evernote functionality a big deal.  It wouldn't even factor in my decision to use Rightnote or not.

I tried it.  It's a bit... clunky, but gets the job done.  The clunkiness is a function of the limiters on the Evernote interface, rather than on Rightnote.

In all honesty, however, since I can write in Markdown in Evernote now, I've dropped using Rightnote for all intents and purposes.
I'm interested in how you use markdown, if you don't mind.

How I use Markdown in Evernote?  Or in general?

In general, as much as possible, I format all of my writing in Markdown; the plain text allows me to use several editors, and still be able to output to a common format at the end, whether that be word, pdf, or whatever.  That's one of the reasons I created my MarkdownBuddy application for NANY 2015- to be able to use plain text editors that don't really support markdown or markdown preview, but still see it's final state.

With Evernote, I use postach.io to host sites that I update semi regularly- it points to an Evernote notebook.  To write to that notebook, I use Marxico, which allows me to write directly to Evernote.  Postach.io syncs and interprets the text to create the sites.  Other editors I use are Writemonkey, Scrivener, Stackedit, Draft, Texts, and Texthaven... each for different uses cases and purposes.  But it being in plain text allows them all to operate more or less seamlessly.  MarkdownBuddy helps with that... as some of the more esoteric parsings are caught with that preview.

Not sure if that really makes sense, now that I've written it out... but it works smiley
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: No Purpose on: January 17, 2015, 03:25:09 PM

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132  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Scraper too expensive at 20 bucks on: January 16, 2015, 10:31:16 AM
Welcome to the site, ThomasSchulz!  Hope you stick around for more than a response... we're a loose conglomeration of software enthusiasts and coders, 'led' by the inestimable mouser.  Thanks for the response, and hope to see you around on a more congenial basis.
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 15, 2015, 08:46:19 PM
Eh... I think it depends on context.  And along those lines, silly humor from tosh.0

http://tosh.cc.com/video-...kcq/is-it-racist----slurs

Low Quality version from youtube..

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDAQQ1K9orE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDAQQ1K9orE</a>
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: At last, KeyNote done better :) on: January 15, 2015, 10:15:12 AM
RightNote has had a 3.0 for awhile.

I think one big thing is Evernote integration.

***  Anybody using it?  Your thoughts? ***
I use it.  It's ok, gets the job done.  I thought I would love that feature as a way to keep notes synced or some idea like that.  but in the end, I just don't use it much.  I do it once or twice a year when I need to search through evernote for a lost clip or something.  I think my problem is that it becomes this thought, "Do I put this note in rightnote?  or evernote?" or I'm on my phone and don't have rightnote, so i stick it in evernote to later sync with rightnote, sheesh.  So i just don't care after a while. 

My point is, I don't consider the evernote functionality a big deal.  It wouldn't even factor in my decision to use Rightnote or not.

I tried it.  It's a bit... clunky, but gets the job done.  The clunkiness is a function of the limiters on the Evernote interface, rather than on Rightnote.

In all honesty, however, since I can write in Markdown in Evernote now, I've dropped using Rightnote for all intents and purposes.
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratulations Terrorists, You are getting what you want! on: January 15, 2015, 10:11:32 AM
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136  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratulations Terrorists, You are getting what you want! on: January 14, 2015, 05:26:43 PM
^^ That steak on your eye SB... Yeah....  Grin
137  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck on: January 14, 2015, 12:07:58 PM
Not really.  AutoHotkey is single-threaded.   Angry

I figured as much... but figured it was worth at least asking.  It might be worth it to have a wrapper in a more robust language for tasks like this that would offload the actual long running task to a background thread...  would that be helpful?
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratulations Terrorists, You are getting what you want! on: January 14, 2015, 08:50:47 AM
@4wd - BTW, you spelled "Godvernment" wrong there.

I liked "godverment" more. Thmbsup

Especially now that so many are acting like divinely ordained beings, with godlike indifference towards their charters, rather than as legally constituted and defined bodies whose function was to serve those who created them.

Such monsters we create for ourselves and loved ones! undecided

Renegade was being sarcastic, methinks  Grin
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 14, 2015, 08:38:36 AM

Just heard him singing that in 2014... and his voice has held up surprisingly well.
140  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck on: January 13, 2015, 09:25:35 PM
So I came over here and found 1.1.5.163 and that seems to unzip all the data but epCheck does enter into (Not Responding) a half a dozen times or so.

The problem is two-fold:

  • I use the 7-zip application to handle the unzipping so while it's actually unzipping a file, epCheck can't do anything but wait.  However, most of the zips are pretty small so the waits here shouldn't affect things much.
  • The bigger issue at hand is that the TVDB.com site has been really slow lately.  Most of the Not Responding is epCheck simply waiting for the zip downloads to finish.

It's rather frustrating as there isn't a whole lot that I can do about it.  Sadly, the best advice I can give is to simply leave epCheck alone while it's doing the updates.

Is it possible to call 7-zip on a worker thread so the UI at least won't lock up?  Not sure what your limitations are, but I figured I'd at least suggest it.
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Beware of download sites on: January 13, 2015, 12:30:20 PM
The title of this post is exactly what freeware authors fear -- that our software will get a bad reputation because of some bad sites.

The lesson is not to beware freeware -- it's to beware these third party download sites.

This is not what the linked article is about. The author clears that up in the comments section:

It doesn't matter what download site you use. The people that make the freeware are the ones bundling things.
Yes, some download sites make it worse by bundling on top of the bundling.
(Lowell Heddings, January 11, 2015)

That still doesn't clear it up.  Especially with the highlighted part.  That's saying the exact opposite, i.e. that the developers are the ones doing the bundling.  There are several freeware authors on this site that would never even *think* of bundling.
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratulations Terrorists, You are getting what you want! on: January 13, 2015, 09:38:10 AM
You're making a habit of starting 'basement-style' threads Stephen :p

... and not starting them in the basement...
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Beware of Freeware downloads on: January 12, 2015, 11:14:26 AM
RE: Beware of Freeware downloads
The title of this post is exactly what freeware authors fear -- that our software will get a bad reputation because of some bad sites.

The lesson is not to beware freeware -- it's to beware these third party download sites.
ALWAYS go to the source, the author of the software, to find the download.  NEVER trust a third party source unless it is directly linked from the author's web page.

The problem with this for the average user is Chrome.  Not sure if FF/IE do this also, i.e. this file is not one that (we think is) downloaded commonly, so you shouldn't download it.

*sigh*
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Expanded role for Anonymous - Now more like The Watchman than V? on: January 12, 2015, 08:46:42 AM
And for those that might be on the fence about Black Summer- a (minor) spoiler.


And that's how it starts.
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Expanded role for Anonymous - Now more like The Watchman than V? on: January 11, 2015, 10:29:22 AM
Sounds more like the Guns from Black Summer by Ellis.  Which is a little more frightening.



Very good comic, BTW...
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Spam complications on: January 11, 2015, 12:22:24 AM
I've never had problems regarding spam, so I'm not sure if I've just been extraordinarily lucky, or their spam mechanisms are that good.

Hell, that's easy enough to check ... Just send me you email address and I'll forward our corporate catch-all box to you.. cheesy

You'll excuse me if I don't take you up on that Grin
147  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Spam complications on: January 10, 2015, 02:37:26 PM
Oh, then I asked you how LiquidWeb is regarding spam, my main concern right now.

In all honesty, I've never had problems regarding spam, so I'm not sure if I've just been extraordinarily lucky, or their spam mechanisms are that good.  I do know now that I'm the point on several clients that I have hosted, I'd assume that if there was a problem I'd hear about it from at least *one* of them, but I haven't.  They utilize SpamAssassin on cpanel- I can tell you that.  And, as I said, when I've talked to them on any issue- small or large- I've been impressed with their response and knowledge.

I'd suggest if you're interested to talk to them about the problems that you're having before purchasing through their chat- and rate them for yourself.
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Spam complications on: January 10, 2015, 10:21:12 AM
As for LiquidWeb, as their prices per day are about the same I now pay per month, I realize that they are well above my needs.

If their price per day on the main page is more than you pay per month, then their lowest price would also be above... but just for full disclosure, they do have lower prices.

https://www.liquidweb.com...dard-website-hosting-plan

Standard Website Hosting is $14.95/month... which is where I started when I first used them.  As my needs progressed, I scaled up to something a lot more... pricey.  But during the whole thing, the service has never changed... it's always been as good and as prompt, even when I was paying $14.95/month.
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It took 2 years to build this functioning word processor in Minecraft on: January 10, 2015, 10:18:01 AM
But.......why?

People get entertainment from a variety of things.  So I don't think- not being that person- that the first question should be 'Why?' as is the norm these days.

One has to admire the obsession and dedication to the art of building something "because I can." I'd put this right up there with with the miniaturist who built a dollhouse with a playroom that contained a miniature version of itself accurate to the smallest detail. And within that second dollhouse's playroom was an even tinier (of necessity less detailed - but still easily recognizable) version of itself. Talk about turtles all the way down!

This is a more admirable response when the motivation is not shared, in my opinion.  Thmbsup
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Donating to EFF on: January 10, 2015, 09:43:27 AM
How do you know they didn't get those stamps donated to them so they could do this for people?

The stamp is not an actual stamp, but an imprint stating the price as well.

Yes, but how do you know those costs are not being covered by a Third Party?

Common things occur commonly, uncommon things do not. When you hear hoofbeats, don't think of zebras.

But it's quite common for non-profits to have reduced postage rates.  Not sure if they show on the stamps... or do the standard postage rates show?

http://pe.usps.com/busine...il101/rates/nonprofit.htm
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