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2551  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: January 30, 2013, 02:55:46 PM
Interesting to see MS adopt Git as an official first-rate citizen.

And it's going to be interesting to see what "His Screwyouness" has to say about this ;p


Who is His Screwyouness?
2552  Special User Sections / Tours and Tutorials / Re: DonationCoder: Getting Started on: January 30, 2013, 01:25:09 PM
Nicely done... thanks!  Thmbsup
2553  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Microsoft 5-Game Arcade/Indie Pack on: January 29, 2013, 04:09:08 PM
Thanks!  I know it wasn't really on topic for the thread... but I was just curious, more than wanting to necessarily discuss it.  I've heard GFWL getting a bad rap, but I never understood why smiley
2554  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Headset recommendations on: January 29, 2013, 04:07:02 PM
the supplier wouldn't sell them to you, of all people.

me, of all people?

is there something you're trying to tell me? Grin Grin Grin

 ohmy  huh  Grin 

Ok, that was funny, I don't care who you are.  cheesy
2555  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Story of how NewEgg Defeated a Patent Troll on: January 29, 2013, 03:38:18 PM
Well, it's going to cost money to make money.  And it's probably going to be appealed.
2556  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Headset recommendations on: January 29, 2013, 03:36:38 PM
Not saying that they're not... just that I came to the opposite conclusion looking on the Logitech site, and that they're still selling them as backordered.  Seems like if they're discontinued, the supplier wouldn't sell them to you, of all people.  But there's that logic thing kicking in.
2557  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Story of how NewEgg Defeated a Patent Troll on: January 29, 2013, 02:38:04 PM
Let's hope every legitimate business soon commits to making it so.

We can hope... we can dream.  But yeah... I doubt it will happen, for the same reason that they just settled initially.
2558  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Microsoft 5-Game Arcade/Indie Pack on: January 29, 2013, 02:37:08 PM
I see a lot of people say that, i.e. "I rarely use GFWL - it is as crappy as hell for PC."  I haven't had any problems with it, and when I question, no one has been able to tell me exactly *what*.  I had problems initially, but didn't have the latest version installed.  Haven't had any problems since that initial install, and I love the fact that it's hooked to my xbox.  What kind of problems have you had?  Just curious...
2559  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Headset recommendations on: January 29, 2013, 02:33:42 PM
They have a lesser cost wired version also (G35).

was checking that and it appears to have a design flaw that the wireless one doesnt:
amazon.com review + comments


Oh wow... good on you for checking!  Sorry, I didn't know about that.  The ones I used before this worked well for me also... Plantronics GameCom 780.  I would still be using them if not for the fact that I decided to go wireless.  Since they enclose the ears, some people complain about comfort, but I never had a problem with them- they seem large enough that I don't know how anyone could complain, but I figured I'd give you that caveat.

they also have one other (significant) flaw in that they have been discontinued (else I probably would have just bought a pair Cool)

Have they been?  I still see them on the Logitech site.  They usually take discontinued items down pretty quickly...  they show as out of stock, but not discontinued.
2560  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Microsoft 5-Game Arcade/Indie Pack on: January 29, 2013, 01:26:08 PM
Oh wow... sorry, man.  I was surprised that you hadn't seen that... now I see why.  Other than on GFWL, I don't think MS is really supporting it in the sales chain, so I don't think that things are going to get better for you Sad

Can you gift things on GFWL?  If so, I'll gift it to you... haven't tried before, but I know that's how we get around it on Steam...
2561  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Headset recommendations on: January 29, 2013, 12:38:09 PM
Have you had a look at this?: Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 - Mini-Review
Not sure what the local price might be currently - wherever you live.

yeah, I'd seen this, but I didn't particularly want wireless (OK, I wouldn't mind, but I don't really want the hassle of another battery powered device), and they retail here for about $165.

That might be reasonable, but it's a bit beyond what my budget (and my conscience!!) can run to

They have a lesser cost wired version also (G35).  Although I sprung for the wireless and my experience has been similar to IanB's- and you can make it wired by leaving the USB plug in.
2562  Special User Sections / Shareware Discounts for Members / January 2013 Discount Reminder on: January 29, 2013, 12:02:07 PM
Just a reminder- we're coming up on the end of January, and many (most) of the discounts will be expiring January 31st, so take advantage of them while you have a chance!

A big thank you to all of our sponsors for making this a great event to kickstart our Discounts and Giveaways back into gear!

As a reminder to our members- if you have taken advantage of the generosity of our sponsors, we would really appreciate a word of thanks, and an honest review of your purchase/prize in our mini-review section.  While not a requirement, it does help to show the sponsors how much we appreciate their investment into the DonationCoder community.

Thanks again to all involved!
2563  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Microsoft 5-Game Arcade/Indie Pack on: January 29, 2013, 10:52:28 AM
For PC?

http://marketplace.xbox.c...fe-1000-9115-d8044d530842

$19.99.  Quit looking on Amazon. Wink
2564  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Piece for my Son (and Daughter-in-Law)'s Wedding on: January 29, 2013, 10:21:55 AM
Thanks guys: I'm not sure when the world changed Chris, but the grooms parents now pay just as much as the brides  ohmy   (or are we soft touches?  Wink  )

No, not soft touches.  Just already concerned about your daughter-in-law and her family, in my estimation. Wink  And great work!  Very beautiful! smiley
2565  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Story of how NewEgg Defeated a Patent Troll on: January 29, 2013, 10:20:08 AM
So NewEgg gives Avon + V. S. an 18 million Christmas present, and they don't get a card and a thank you?

It's just easier to settle- although you're setting precedent.  Which makes Newegg even more of a hero.  But yeah, the others are so big that 18 mil was nothing- to pay, or to save.
2566  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor! on: January 29, 2013, 10:18:18 AM
I'd actually rather have yearly upgrades (at a reasonable price) rather than arbitrary major-version bumping.

This.  I've never liked the upgrade pricing scheme- but that's the way of the world right now.  So I'd rather have it at a reasonable price on a schedule that's set, not one that's arbitrary (at least from the outside).
2567  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 2013 Version: Browser Wars on: January 28, 2013, 11:20:21 PM
I have to sign into a web service just to get basic security for the browser?

Eh?  What do you mean?

Please point out where I can enter a Master Password to encrypt any saved passwords.  Unless it's changed really recently, they've stated that they're not going to do it and they'll implement it by having you log into your Google account, (and that seems to be for syncing your unencrypted passwords so you can have them spread across even more devices).

I wasn't defending by any means- I just didn't get what you meant, as basic security could mean a lot of things.  And now that you've clarified, truly, I don't know.  I don't save my passwords in my browser, and have that shut off, as I use 1Password to save my passwords in my browser (and have never used any browser for that, for a few reasons).  I looked for a second and couldn't figure it out.  Of course, that doesn't mean anything, but I'll take your word for it.
2568  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 2013 Version: Browser Wars on: January 28, 2013, 08:41:51 PM
I have to sign into a web service just to get basic security for the browser?

Eh?  What do you mean?
2569  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Great Messages in Software on: January 28, 2013, 10:44:40 AM
I had a bad one that I forgot when I first started programming.  It was an app for colleges, which made it that much worse, but I was gone, which made it better.  I did learn from it, however.  It was when I was first learning, less is more and fail fast- a hard thing to get my mind around.  So in one of my pseudo exception handlers (you know- checking for null when it shouldn't ever *be* null, etc., so it won't generate an exception instead of handling the exception- yeah, stupid), I put the code in there while I was testing:

Formatted for Pascal with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. if VarIsStr(Value) and (Length(VarToStr(v)) <> 0) then
  2. begin
  3.  ...
  4. end
  5. else
  6. begin
  7.  // Remove before release
  8.  ShowMessage('I fscked this up');
  9. end;

So, predictably, when something else was changed, it fell into the condition that it should never fall into.  Someone that I knew that still worked there called me about that... it had reached the humorous point by that time, but still, I learned a lesson from that... (and am very happy that I used fsck...)
2570  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Anyone here do any mobile development? on: January 28, 2013, 07:49:23 AM
Yep. iOS counts too. smiley (There are more out there as well.)

What kind of stuff are you working on? Has Xcode driven you past the edges of sanity yet?

Mouser actually answered for me...

but only done some quick experimenting with both platforms.. I need some inspiration and ideas..

And again, Jetbrains to the rescue- I have used XCode very little. I'm using AppCode, and it's fine.
2571  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Microsoft 5-Game Arcade/Indie Pack on: January 27, 2013, 06:24:42 PM
Requires Steam to activate, but this is a great deal!

Microsoft 5-Game Arcade/Indie Pack - $9.99

1. DEADLIGHT
2. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
3. Iron Brigade
4. Mark of the Ninja
5. Toy Soldiers

I have DEADLIGHT and Mark of the Ninja on Steam, and Toy Soldiers and Iron Brigade on XBox... they're great.  And it's worth 9.99 for DEADLIGHT or Mark of the Ninja alone.  Not sure how long this is valid for.
2572  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Anyone here do any mobile development? on: January 27, 2013, 09:07:38 AM
I've been getting into iOS development (that's why I originally bought my macbook).  Does that count?
2573  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2013 Submission - FreeNAS Brute Forcer on: January 27, 2013, 09:07:02 AM
That was a really good write up!  I'd never thought of using it for that either, but I'm sure as with everything else, there's a lot of people out there using FreeNAS in an unsafe environment that have bad security measures in place.
2574  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: My Digital Documents 2011 on BDJ Today 4-7-12 on: January 26, 2013, 12:55:26 PM
I did take a look at Benubird and I'm sure it's a fine app, but unless I'm mistaken, Benubird creates its own database, rather than using the Windows file system. I want a system where changes I make in Windows folders are immediately reflected in the document management program, which is why I opted for Filecenter.

I think that benubird can work with the local file system, though it doesn't use it in place, but rather uses it's own folder structure.  It was just slow for me when I first tried it, and the monitoring process used up too much CPU for me.
2575  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: My Digital Documents 2011 on BDJ Today 4-7-12 on: January 26, 2013, 11:44:28 AM
Thanks for the response.  I had a no-go from the first, as it's priced per computer.  The standard version also seems to be $49 until the end of the month; then its $99 just a heads-up for anyone else that wants a look.  I will say, however, looking at it, it does look nice.  I just have two computers and a laptop that I need to organize between (one of the reasons that I don't look at the internal db ones anymore).  I'd like something where I could put my files on my NAS and point to them there from any of the computers.  The search continues...
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