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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sony's Pirates on: April 19, 2015, 04:30:16 AM
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: RAM contact spray? on: April 19, 2015, 04:10:36 AM
^that is exactly as I intended my write-up, earlier. And it resolved the issue! Thmbsup
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Pale Moon browser now available on Android on: April 18, 2015, 12:30:00 PM
Well, that's a pitty, PM being discontinued ohmy
I switched when this thread made me aware of it, and prefer it much over Chrome.
I'll now try to switch to Firefox, it seems to need some more attention thumbs up
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Seeking a just-right countdown timer application for windows on: April 14, 2015, 03:25:05 PM
-Has some compatibility problems with Windows 8 (error on exit)
-doesn't remember settings (like where the time was displayed) This might be because of the error above.
You might be able to fix that by applying "Run as Administrator" on it, it probably tries to write to protected registry locations. It's from 2008... huh
5  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Final Release: Tell When Done on: April 14, 2015, 01:33:28 AM
IS THERE A WORKING ...
Bonz, could you please refrain from 'shouting' in the forum, ALL-CAPS is so 1980's huh
Your questions and remarks are welcome, of course.
6  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Quick Website Blocker on: April 13, 2015, 01:25:31 PM
What else does it bring for that size? It's rather large at nearly 2 MB (imho). Is that because of the development environment used?
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: April 13, 2015, 01:21:04 PM
I caught myself, making my 2400th post:  embarassed

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8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Comodo Internet Security -- a cautionary tale? on: April 11, 2015, 11:07:47 AM
I have been using Avast Free for the last couple of years on all my systems, and I'm quite happy with that. Combined with the built-in Windows firewall, and a spam-filter on the systems fetching e-mail, I'm quite confident about security.
I can't compare with Comodo, as I've never installed it, ever, but compared to the, once trusty and lightweight, AVG free, the impact on performance from Avast is barely noticable. Though all the systems involved have at least a core-2 Intel cpu...

That's my  two cents
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: LeDimmer replacement? on: April 11, 2015, 04:54:02 AM
CinemaDrape @ http://www.aurelify.com/cinemadrape/ is a good alternative.
Well, I tried both CinemaDrape (CD) and LeDimmer (LD, downloaded today from Softpedia), but running LD "As Administrator" (I have UAC turned off) is much more intuitive than CD. LD automatically only shows the active window, while CD requires me to select the visible viewport, any time I change focus (though I may have misunderstood the instructions, I didn't get it to work as I want).
LD is probably here to stay thumbs up (Windows 7 x64, single screen, Laptop @Home)
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Solved: Visual Studio Toolbox Blues on: April 11, 2015, 03:51:54 AM
Is there really anything that exciting in 13 to make it worth shenanigans?
Well, it seems that the WPF/xaml designer is finally working, without the major hickups and bugs experienced in all previous versions... embarassed
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Text-To-Speech Freeware? on: April 09, 2015, 01:41:42 AM
The current best text to speech software is Text Speaker.
^ Text Speaker has not been updated for 2½ years, and is certainly not free
 Angry
I did think about reporting that message as spam, as it sure looks like targeted advertising ohmy
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 'create Restore Point' question on: April 05, 2015, 12:05:41 PM
What's the brand & model of that mobo?
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: edit columns in MS Word on: April 02, 2015, 05:50:52 PM
10 tips for working with columns (TechRepublic)

Similar, but with more detailed pictures (Legal Office Guru)
14  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: Update of NirSoft's ZipInstaller on: April 02, 2015, 05:58:05 AM
Well, as NirSoft dropped their ZipInstaller, and plenty free installer tools are available (Inno Setup, NSIS, Wix), a lot of software is available with their own installer. A zip-version (portable install) is usually just that, and often available next to the formal installer.

Don't think there is much interest here to start re-creating something that's been abandoned elsewhere, or somebody would have chimed in... ohmy
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The 2015 10th Anniversary DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Cheer for Victory Thread! on: March 31, 2015, 12:56:59 PM
What happened??? I've been away for a few hours and the $5000 mark is passed Kiss Kiss Kiss
16  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Best programming language to pick up for applications? on: March 29, 2015, 05:27:20 AM
Well, after re-reading the OP, I'd advise to go for AutoIt 3, in favor of AutoHotKey, as the AHK language is quite quirky, compared to the Basic-like and thus (IMHO) readable format of AutoIt 3. I've done a few bigger au3 projects, and at the offstart have looked at ahk, but I couldn't get the grasp of it. Though that may suggest something about my abilities embarassed I think one should feel comfortable with the use of a (programming) language and ahk didn't give me that.

With the tooling provided, it's also rather easy to create a GUI, so that combines it into a win-win tool for automation tools as described. It would be quite a challenge to create anything similar in C#, C, C++, Java or any other general purpose programming language. (as others also said)
 two cents
17  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: I have put a "share with facebook" type thing on the pages (temporarily?).. on: March 29, 2015, 04:55:27 AM
They are now where I'd expect 'm: at the bottom of the page, where I can easily ignore them like on many other sites embarassed
Much better.
18  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: I have put a "share with facebook" type thing on the pages (temporarily?).. on: March 28, 2015, 07:59:08 PM
On my tablet it is too obtrusive, and I'm not concidering to share on any social platform. I don't share anything there, if I can help it.
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: pretty-software.com does the same as Find and Run Robot and it is really free ;D on: March 25, 2015, 02:56:55 AM
Pretty Run is actually mentioned in the FARR manual under related programs.

I have always thought it was a nice gesture of mouser to list the competition embarassed.
I don't mind mentioning a competing product, I stumbled over the 'really free' phrase Sad
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: pretty-software.com does the same as Find and Run Robot and it is really free ;D on: March 25, 2015, 02:33:52 AM
does the same as Find and Run Robot and it is really free
Why do you suggest that FARR isn't really free? Because it is actually, very much, free.

You can (and probably should) support it by giving a donation to the author, if you are actively using it in your day to day computer activities.
21  DonationCoder.com Software / UrlSnooper / Re: Stops Sniffing | Locks Up | Cannot Close | Cannot End Process | Must Re-Boot PC on: March 25, 2015, 02:29:33 AM
Network Adapter: Pealtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Clicked on it's properties and checked online for driver update and it said I have the most current driver already installed.
You'll have to go to the Realtek site (better use Google to search for the exact chipset type download) and install the latest from there for your OS. Windows Update is usually 'quite conservative' in getting updated hardware drivers.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems on: March 24, 2015, 02:19:36 PM
I'd assume that the A/V and/or network monitoring systems in your office are of such poor quality it can't handle a bit of clean software downloading...
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 24, 2015, 02:40:56 AM
that the server is secure and I cannot run my own stuff on it
Since when is that an excuse to not use the right tool for the job?

Plenty of CMS's can be run on your local system, only to upload the files to a remote (optionally very tightly secured) web server. It's even a plus not having anything but the web-content on a web server.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 23, 2015, 04:24:51 PM
I told you I cannot do CMS
If you can manage using Excel, then, compared, a CMS is a piece of cake.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 23, 2015, 03:03:49 PM
@kalos: as I said in the other thread, where you asked exactly the same question: get a CMS. And please stop asking the same stuff if the answer is beyond your comprehension; do at least some research first mad
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