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1  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Ideas wanted for celebrating 10th Anniversary of DonationCoder.com on: September 10, 2014, 06:30:51 AM
One idea that I think would be neat is if we could find a way to get some of the old timers who have meant so much to the site over the years who haven't posted in years to at least come by and make one post and say hello.  I'm thinking of people like Nudone and Skrommel and the like.

Would an interview like thing work? Where have you been? What have you been up to?

Could be done off-site and posted... which would encourage a drop in by the subject  Wink
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / OK: I need some pointers for a web new project on: August 29, 2014, 07:25:01 AM
How to explain? I need to produce a web page/site crafted for a touch (mobile) environment.

The basis will be a page with a scenic photograph with links to other sites.

What I want to do is have something like an image map so that visitors can see the opportunity to follow a link and follow it if they chose. Because touch has no hover or mouseOver my desktop standards of tooltip and imagemap title fail. I'm wondering about something like a map pin (graphic) over the image as the 'prompt' that there's something there... and click opens a jQuery tooltip? but not sure where to start or if there are other possibilities?

Then (once that's sorted) I'd like to be able to have something like a vote up / vote down functionality to the links. Come to think about it, I'd like to have comments too, but it'd be horrid if it got spammy, so I don't know if there are some smarts that could be employed? Can you limit by location? The site will be accessed via mobile from the same location.

And for extra points: what's the easiest way to allow users to share a photo they've just taken on their phone? I mean upload to the site... and again, I wouldn't want it to get spammy.

All pointers gratefully received!   Kiss  It's for a new piece I'm planning for an outdoor sculpture exhibition
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Talents and talent shows on: August 22, 2014, 05:17:17 AM
I loved it!!

Who did the animation and in what?
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do you use a Portrait mode monitor? on: August 14, 2014, 10:22:03 PM
My main monitor is Landscape, but I have a portrait monitor to the right (that is very handy for reading and doing full A4 views)
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hardware Hackers - Need your advice on: August 13, 2014, 03:26:35 AM
All good thinking, thanks
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hardware Hackers - Need your advice on: August 13, 2014, 01:01:47 AM
Found buttons here: http://usbbuttons.com/category/buttons/
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Hardware Hackers - Need your advice on: August 12, 2014, 11:49:12 PM
I'm tossing around an idea for a piece for a local exhibition, which will be based around the idea of a photo-booth.

I've done similar things, though at closed functions, where I've written a script to manage the import and mashing together of photos... but this is a bit different.

The basic concept is to have a photo-booth with indwelling computer to manage the taking and displaying of photos (at least that's where I started).
[attachthumb=1]

The process would be something like:
1. When computer ready display green light at Go Button
2. User composes themselves and presses Go Button
3. Light displays Red
4. Audio: "1 - 2 - 3 - Smile!"
5. Camera takes photo and saves it
6. Prints receipt
7. Light displays Green
8. Runs image manipulation script
9. Displays image on external display

What I've got no idea about is:
  • the ability to provide a button that starts a process on the computer (I'm thinking that sounds like a mouse?)
  • the ability to do the green / red lights
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Coming up for a breath... on: July 24, 2014, 01:44:57 AM
You're the second person to use 'hauntingly beautiful'  undecided  It's not a word that I'd used for it Wink

Yes: started with the concept, but built the animation on the music, and the words (that you'll need to turn captions on to see) came out of the animation and the music...
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Coming up for a breath... on: July 23, 2014, 10:56:28 PM
Had my head down, this piece has taken way longer than I thought, but I'm very happy with it (apart from the out-of-the-box credits, but I was rushing at that stage...). I still need to do a voice-over (I've performed it a couple of times now: there are subtitles atm).

for your enjoyment:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtbUCEODFt4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtbUCEODFt4</a>

It was actually a birthday present for Sandi (wife), which was a couple of weeks late in the end Wink
10  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Long time members with over 50 posts, report for disbursement duty on: June 07, 2014, 05:33:06 AM
Yes, I've had my head elsewhere for a while too (reading via a feed)... but it's a great idea, so I'm in.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DC/Indie/coder/startup house/condo/etc on: May 17, 2014, 03:30:52 AM
I tried... but I couldn't resist...
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DC/Indie/coder/startup house/condo/etc on: May 17, 2014, 01:18:12 AM
Someplace near upstate ny would work best for me but i'm open to literally anywhere.

Sydney?
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mind mapping software on: December 29, 2013, 12:48:33 AM
Also Compendium which is IBIS based.

I use The Brain extensively at work: found nothing better for project / information management (not a great mind mapper, as in brain-stormer, as such)
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: A new Dropbox Competitor on: August 15, 2013, 02:10:49 AM
I've been using a Copy account... or rather not, as it's not happy behind the company's firewall. Did discuss with their devs, but they weren't overly worried about fixing.

Cubby, OTOH, works perfectly for me at work and I use it all the time, but not for a lot of stuff.

SpiderOak's new version got more DropBox like, and I've used SO's rooms for 'sending' documents to printers and the like (the way SO's storage works you can have as many copies as you like without it adding up to your allocated space).

I liked the Copy icon  Wink
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Elon Musk's Hyperloop details to be unveiled today on: August 12, 2013, 11:48:04 PM

Yes: when I first learned some years ago of Google's support of the Shweeb (Seen operating here in New Zealand) I thought there had to be better (ie faster) ways of moving... but this sounds quite different.

Doesn't seem practical. Granny sure as heck ain't gonna like that. It excludes large swaths of the population.


Apparently the shweeb takes less energy than walking, and if you've got someone to push you along it takes no energy at all to the pushee and no increase to the pusher  smiley
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba! on: August 12, 2013, 11:45:09 PM
That's a nice comment... altho the "if I ever try my hand" is probably quite realistic.

Now, if she'd said she'd only read it because of the great cover, I may be able to raise my commision Wink
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Elon Musk's Hyperloop details to be unveiled today on: August 12, 2013, 10:29:20 PM
Yes: when I first learned some years ago of Google's support of the Shweeb (Seen operating here in New Zealand) I thought there had to be better (ie faster) ways of moving... but this sounds quite different.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba! on: August 09, 2013, 06:04:35 PM

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When I sell people autographed copies, I either hand-deliver the book for $10.80, or send it via post, tacking on shipping and handling charges.

I'll take the hand delivered option thanks  Wink
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba! on: August 04, 2013, 03:05:24 AM
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Just loaded it up on my hand-me-down Nook. (EPub looks fantastic - love the cover!)

Perry is amazing isn't he? He's also the reason paperbacks are now available. I couldn't wrap my head around the CreateSpace exacting specifications for front/spine/back graphic.

So it's working now? I've still got my breath held Wink
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 17, 2013, 07:58:01 AM
Chapter 7 culled. Beginning Chapter 8.

If you don't stop posting here and hurry up there's going to be trouble!  Angry
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 17, 2013, 12:07:37 AM
Chapter 6 done. Found a sentence repeated  Sick

Will start with Chapter 7 tomorrow.

I took down the previous version and am waiting until you've ready to give me the next version  Thmbsup
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 13, 2013, 11:01:42 AM
This sample is roughly 29% of the novel. Think that's giving too much away? I don't. I'm going to offer the first 50% of the book as a free preview on Smashwords.

Maybe taking out every second word would be interesting?  tongue
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 13, 2013, 12:18:36 AM
Did u get my g+ msg?

Wait...you guys are secretly messaging in G+ behind my back?

 Sad

It was all public  Thmbsup

We just thought you were listening, facing the other way...
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 12, 2013, 11:01:39 PM
Sucks? Well, it's just the carrot before the horse, me offering advance reading. The glory of the cover image will be obvious in the ebook formats. I sent you a google+ msg, though, in hopes of addressing your concern.

Just looking out for your best K (sorry, didn't mean to offend: it was a gentle sucks)... I'm not too concerned, just thought it could be better (without too much work). I noticed you did it in LibreOffice: your publisher doesn't export to PDF?

...just as long as it's not putting the cart before the carrot  Wink
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September on: July 12, 2013, 10:40:08 PM
That should ease your and 4wd's task.

We're trying (I'm sure K is amazed how trying we are Wink ), but it's just amazing what you miss along the way...

For those unaware, Perry also spent considerable time and effort creating a gorgeous book cover. Can't wait to hear mouser's comment when he sees it

Your PDF version sucks. Do you want me to fix it?
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