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2551  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend a Free simple Database program for Windows XP on: April 04, 2012, 12:04:20 AM
Have you looked at SnapDB?  For simple stuff, it works really well IMO.  It's only flat files/single table- but for cataloging sometimes that's all that's required...
2552  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: the home PC network enigma on: April 03, 2012, 06:39:22 PM
It is quite a bit harder than it needs to be.  I've found that it works... sometimes.  More reliably if you're going to static IPs.  Other than that, I'm not much help... I have a hard time at times connecting from one computer to the other.  Thankfully my printer and NAS being on static IPs means it doesn't matter as much... but still, every time I try to connect to other computers (or use software that does), it's hit and miss.  I've even profiled the connection, and I see what's wrong.  But I just don't know how to fix it/don't want to invest the time.

The only step that I've found means anything (at least most of the time) is if you can ping the other computers.  If you can do that, then you're at least on the right path.
2553  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: TaskCatcher, $1.99, today only on: April 03, 2012, 06:34:36 PM
Good idea... can't hurt. smiley

UPDATE: Bill contacted me, and sorted it all.  These are the kinds of developers I have no reservations about supporting!
2554  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: TaskCatcher, $1.99, today only on: April 03, 2012, 04:47:05 PM
Wish I had seen this earlier.  Looks like a neat program, but $12.95 per computer is a bit much for such a niche to me unfortunately.
2555  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Windows 8 is just a Service/crapware pack for Windows 7 on: April 03, 2012, 04:09:20 PM
Didn't seem to work for ePub attachments (and yes the Kindle app was installed)

Strange... I did it for just that...?

UPDATE: I was curious, so tried again.  It worked for my other book readers (stanza, megareader), but apparently Nook nor Kindle set themselves up to be able to handle epub.  Strange oversight, but that's more B&N and Amazon's fault (I'd say it was b/c they don't want people using their apps to read non-drm books...)
2556  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Windows 8 is just a Service/crapware pack for Windows 7 on: April 03, 2012, 03:03:21 PM
This is going to be almost as silly a iPad emails where you can't open some extension types!

This again?  Look at the bottom of the e-mail on the attachment.  Click and hold.  A slide up dialog will come up with  the default action and a button for open in.  Click Open In, and it will show the registered applications.  Not much different than windows, other than there's no 'browse for application'.  Applications can also register themselves as generic handlers for attachments.
2557  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Shades of FidoNet! on: April 03, 2012, 01:47:15 PM
You haven't heard of Tor before or something in that article about Tor?  tellme

I think he meant the way you can have an anonymous web site through TOR.

Bingo.
2558  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Shades of FidoNet! on: April 03, 2012, 10:38:28 AM
TOR is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis

How To Create A Hidden Service Tor Site To Set Up An Anonymous Website Or Server (via MakeUseOf)

I've never heard of this until now... has anyone had any experience with it?
2559  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: JetBrains Easter 2012 sale on: April 02, 2012, 02:09:38 PM
Thanks!  Coincidentally enough, I'd just downloaded PhpStorm to evaluate for that Javascript PL101 class smiley
2560  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: NAS Recommendations? on: April 02, 2012, 11:16:33 AM
^ It now says call for price. Sad
2561  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: The DonationCoder 2012 Fundraiser Has Begun! on: April 01, 2012, 01:59:36 PM
^ Is the forum staying separate, or is the plan to move to a wordpress forum platform also?
2562  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: March 29, 2012, 05:05:11 PM
Not mentioned above:

1Password, ActiveInbox, Historyblocker, Postponer Adder/Manager, Wisestamp, XMarks, ChromeToPaper, Google +1 button, IETab, Send to Instapaper, XBox LIVE Dashboard
2563  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the good part of 1Password on: March 29, 2012, 11:14:29 AM
I retain my worries about DropBox - there has been enough coverage of that already!

Does the relative safety of Dropbox matter in the event that your data is encrypted with a key that is not stored in the same place?
2564  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the good part of 1Password on: March 29, 2012, 10:32:40 AM
1password's license isnt' a lifetime one. You'll get discounts for new major versions though. Or is there an option to buy a lifetime license? Thanks.

Ah... I see that you're correct.  I'd thought it was... though as I said, I've been using it for 3 years now with upgrades, so new versions don't seem that far between.  I'm not sure what upgrade costs there are, and how necessary they will be when the time comes if I just want to continue with the version that I have, so maybe that's comparable.

Not sure I understand that comment? I didn't say anything about 1Password since I have never used it (or made any other password manager except RoboForm - a company I now despise and wouldn't trust at all).

Who is to say 1Password is safe - and you use DropBox to sync (!!!!) - my God that makes LastPass look like Fort Knox!

As I'd said the files are encrypted- so dropbox doesn't even come into the equation, yet there's the comparison.
* wraith808 shrugs

Not a big deal.
2565  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Do you know a free HTML editor with real time preview in adjacent pane? on: March 28, 2012, 05:35:52 PM
The yearly fee for MyEclipse seems a bit much to me, given that you can purchase other programs just once and be done with paying for them.

I'd noticed the subscription fee, but thought it was like others that you got upgrades during the year for free.  After perusing the FAQ, I came across this gem:

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[Subscriptions] What happens when my subscription expires?

MyEclipse will start reminding you that you are getting close to the expiration date a month in advance. If you decide to let your subscription expire, MyEclipse will disable itself within your Eclipse install. This means any MyEclipse-specific functionality you were making use of will be disabled, however none of the other functionality provided by your Eclipse install will be affected, all the remaining plugins (including Eclipse itself) will continue to function without interruption.

People actually buy rent this POS?
2566  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the good part of 1Password on: March 28, 2012, 08:15:05 AM
Does 1Password have lifetime licensing or do you have to buy upgrades regularly? In which case $12 a year doesn't seem so much.

Lifetime.  As I said, this is my pick- and he asked about 1Password.  I like it- I paid once when the windows beta was first commercially available, and I haven't looked back.  It works on all of my machines and devices, everything is synced, and it's also transparent how it's encrypted to me, so I don't personally care that I'm using dropbox, though it does have other methods of syncing if you don't even trust them with encrypted data (though I don't see why that would matter if its encrypted).  It works in my browser, and they have excellent support.  The only thing I don't like is the fact that you have to close the browser to update the desktop client (and they're pretty active on development, and since I have it on my full 5 machines and don't open the client all the time, it seems that every time I open a client I have to update).  Oh... it also has a search extension, i.e. type 1Password: and search for whatever in your address bar which is sometimes useful.

Is it worth it over other alternatives?  From what I've seen, I'd say so.  But as I've been using it for a couple of years, so I haven't really looked at anything else since I haven't seen the need. 

OT, It's cool if you're satisfied with Lastpass... I've not tried it in a while.  I do know that reading the posts from people that had been locked out of their accounts and couldn't access with "the last password they'd ever need" sort of left a bad taste in my mouth, perhaps undeservedly.  But slighting the other software's security when I know its encrypted on my computer with a private key that they don't have seems a bit backhanded... /shrugs
2567  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Do you know a free HTML editor with real time preview in adjacent pane? on: March 28, 2012, 08:00:30 AM
Alleycode seems to be free.
2568  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Windows 8 is just a Service/crapware pack for Windows 7 on: March 27, 2012, 09:42:40 PM
Actually, "New Math" does work, and does increase my computational time...

I think I'd prefer any "New Math" to reduce my computational time so I can get on and do other things.

I meant reduce...  undecided
2569  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the good part of 1Password on: March 27, 2012, 09:38:24 PM
Who is to say 1Password is safe - and you use DropBox to sync (!!!!) - my God that makes LastPass look like Fort Knox!

Actually, it doesn't.  It uses a key on your computer to encrypt your file.  So Dropbox makes no difference.  Without the key on your computer and on your devices, the files are useless.

On the Lastpass front, they *have* to be able to decrypt them somehow... or how can you access it from the web?  Hmm?

My point is what is the real killer feature in 1Password. Many people say 1Password is the killer mac product. It is worth the money.
Is it about GUI design or is it a hidden feature beyond password management to make 1Password so popurlar?

I don't know that there is a real killer feature.  I like it, and I use it.  I use it on all platforms... I don't know if Keepass has that; I haven't tried it.  I paid once, and am done, and their forums and support have been very good on everything I've posted.

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LastPass can fill applications - you use the LastPass application desktop client app!

I forgot it's a paid feature. I don't buy lastpass. Anyone compare LastPass application with others? If LastPass application is good enough, $12/y is a killer price.

$12/year?  So after 4 years you've paid as much as 1Password.  I just don't like subscriptions if I don't have to... on a killer app that's only available that way... yes.  But not for this.  That's just my opinion, of course.
2570  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the good part of 1Password on: March 27, 2012, 02:57:55 PM
With a $12 a year subscription, LastPass is also available on mobile devices (I use it on my Blackberry) and you can use it for storing passwords for apps that require credentials to use them. I haven't tried it but it is almost certainly possible to store serial codes etc. for future installations too. There is also a portable version (with 0 install footprint).

I'd rather the one time fee than $12 a year... JMO.  And I just don't want to put my passwords in anyone else's hands, no matter how they say that they can't get to them.  I mean, after all... corporations don't lie...
2571  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Windows 8 is just a Service/crapware pack for Windows 7 on: March 27, 2012, 02:55:56 PM
Actually, "New Math" does work, and does increase my computational time...  if we're talking about the same thing.  /shrugs
2572  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the good part of 1Password on: March 27, 2012, 09:31:40 AM
I use 1Password on Windows, and haven't had any problems with it being recognized by Firefox.  I use Chrome more, but it has worked for Firefox, and saves within the browser.  It also allows saving of other information- notes, other account information, and custom information/fields, so I use it for everything.  

I guess it's a matter of choice, but the big thing for me is that 1Password is also available (and syncs across) multiple platforms in many ways- I have it on my iPhone and iPad in addition to every one of my PCs and it syncs across them.  I paid $49 for 5 computers + $5 for all of my other devices.  

It's been bullet proof so far, and since I have my data on my device rather than on a server, I don't get into the problem detailed with the LastPass problem with the service being hacked; the files are encrypted on my devices with a hash only I have and decrypted on the other side.  

You can use WiFi or Dropbox to sync- i'm using dropbox since the files are hashed in any case, so I'm not concerned about Dropbox's deficiencies in that regard.
2573  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Swift To-Do List 7 Standard FREE today 2012-03-26 Only on BDJ on: March 26, 2012, 09:11:13 AM
because of its agonizingly slow startup and general sluggishness while editing notes (.Net again!)

No.  Developer issues.  This is not a general .NET problem.
2574  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Swift To-Do List 7 Standard FREE today 2012-03-26 Only on BDJ on: March 26, 2012, 07:18:27 AM
http://www.bitsdujour.com...ft-to-do-list-7-standard/

I've seen some pretty good discounts- but never free.  And this is a pretty well-regarded to-do list software.  To upgrade to the more advanced versions is only the difference in prices.

Why he's doing it:
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It's an experiment. We also want to have more users and raise awareness of our products. We also hope that many customers will eventually upgrade to Professional edition, as it has much more features and majority of our paying customers prefers it.

The difference in versions (from http://www.dextronet.com/...ional?product_id=55292310)
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What's the difference between Standard and Professional?

The Professional edition has all the features of Standard edition and many extra.

  • It allows you to easily email tasks to others or to yourself.
  • Set Start Date and Completion Date for your tasks.
  • Assign tasks using Assigned To field.
  • Track your progress more precisely using Percent Done field and Status field.
  • Use Time Estimate and Time Spent fields for easy time tracking.
  • Context field helps you to better categorize your tasks.
  • You can receive email reminders and recurrence notifications
  • Inbuilt time tracker for your tasks (floating window)

The best part is: The Professional edition can automatically hide fields that you don't use - the program is always kept simple and clear. You decide which fields you want to use. (This is a unique feature not found in any other task manager).
2575  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: So we gave up the March Ad Experiment Idea - What about a 7day mini fundraiser? on: March 25, 2012, 06:39:15 PM
^ By expenses, I include your time, also. smiley
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