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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: home-buying decision tool on: August 20, 2012, 09:24:06 PM
I do Excel spreadsheets --  my goal is to make a website

I have found a trial
Purchasing Toolpak
Need Excel.

I suppose is like a business decision maker.
But simpler.

What I am looking for is a soft to give important to parameters and make a buyer decision.

A buyer comparison
 Kiss
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / The Bibbulmun Track: There and Back again in 100,000 words (or less) on: July 15, 2012, 12:49:34 AM
Last year our respective works graciously allowed Sandi and I (Sandi is my wife) to take leave to walk the Bibbulmun Track: We were absent for a couple of months (most of the time putting one foot in front of the other on the track), and  last week I posted the last day of our walk diary on our Blog and a short summary. It's been 8 months since finishing the walk, 10 months after starting the walk and an amazing 16 months since starting the initial planning.  During the break we diarised 44,416 words and took 9,621 photographs (most of which were on the track): these have been turned into 58 Blog Posts with 99,500 words and 4,359 photographs (no wonder it's taken 8 months and forced me to become a recluse ;-) ).
 
Experiences like the Bibbulmun are important for our sanity (…well, what we’ve got left).

I am overwhelmed by the numbers of our experience though:
1journey
2people
12camp grounds
35kg food eaten
53overnights
143SPOT messages
316hours of walking
1,021kilometres of track
5,223total $cost
9,106photographs taken
44,416words written
49,036metres skipped down
49,407metres trudged up
90,919GPS points recorded
1,215,573footsteps walked

Everything is collated on our Bibbulmun page: The Bibbulmun Track :: The Mowbray Version, which has a lot of stuff on it (both fun and helpful - just in case you may need it)!  The walk is grouped into the 8 weeks, and the 4K of photos have been published into subject albums: Flora (North & South), Orchids, Fauna, The Track, Trees (and Stumps), Fungi and Panoramas.

Some time ago I shared our time-lapse (from these slides), which was lots of fun, and generated quite a bit of comment – it does reveal our feelings at the beginning and end of the day:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L06gKY_IC04" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L06gKY_IC04</a>

Thanks to everyone for their support and interest (Mouser -- you were very quickly off the mark  Cool): it was great fun and lots of fun remembering too…  Like I wrote in Albany "The walk has finished ... I hope it doesn't end"  Thmbsup
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Lost my father on: June 07, 2012, 06:43:10 AM
Very sorry for your loss SJ: May he rest in peace and your and your family's grieving bring peace.

I hope your memories will glow in full colour.

I'm following in your footsteps with my father (although he's on the other side of the country).
129  DonationCoder.com Software / MEWLO Web Framework / Re: OLD - Unfinished Web project: YUMPS on: March 11, 2012, 06:41:39 PM
Yii provides a php framework in which you can build just about anything.

There are plenty of Yii add-ons, or templates, or plugins that provide user / permission / etc functionality.  One of the problems is that you need to install a few different ones generally to get what you want.

From what I understand, Mouser is writing a single module plugin that will do all the user based functions: account / messaging / permissions / etc.

It will be a 'single' module that can be installed into any Yii application and will provide 'out of the box' support for user accounts stuff.  What the Yii application does is entirely up to the developer.
130  DonationCoder.com Software / MEWLO Web Framework / Re: OLD - Unfinished Web project: YUMPS on: March 01, 2012, 08:58:48 PM
I've also decided to open source yumps.

Where were you planning on hosting it? I think Yii use git?

Here: https://github.com/yiisoft/yii
131  DonationCoder.com Software / MEWLO Web Framework / Re: OLD - Unfinished Web project: YUMPS on: March 01, 2012, 05:47:10 AM
In other words, if you build a site using yumps

Which I'm very much looking forward to starting...
132  DonationCoder.com Software / MEWLO Web Framework / Re: OLD - Unfinished Web project: YUMPS on: February 23, 2012, 04:41:28 PM
If I ever finish with the mountains of photos and blog posts from my last walk I have a yii project that I've been wanting to work on with my youngest son, that although not cms or forum, will involve a significant amount of user action / interaction.  From the first announcement I've been very keen to use this module.

One of the most important things, in my mind, is that the module can self-regulate in some way:  
  • Definable scoring for users that can be used in other areas (eg permissions).  eg:  If there was some sort of moderation in place for new entries, then a rule that allows unmoderated entries when successful entries >= 5.
  • This may involve users being voted up or down, that may impact (eventually) on some of their permissions, or flag them for some sort of administration task.  
  • Users being able to form themselves into groups and have some level of control over what members are allowed to do.
  • Users have full control over their information and what is displayed / used.
  • Multiple and easy registration methods for users

And I guess if it didn't come with it "in the box", having the ability to extend the module is important.
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Help me choose an online backup service on: February 16, 2012, 03:17:43 AM
There is something really important to note about CrashPlan.

You can use the full and powerful application freely to back up encrypted backups to a friend/family PC.

So if like me your goal is to provide a backup solution to protect in case of fire/theft, you could very easily find a friend with the same needs and back up to each other's PCs, at no cost (at least that's my understanding).

That's true... but they'll need to be very friendly 'cos they'll have a copy of your files smiley
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Help me choose an online backup service on: February 16, 2012, 03:16:19 AM
I did this investigation some time ago and ended up with SpiderOak, which I now have paid space with (it does all my documents / development stuff / etc).

It's got lots of other features, but they push security strongly, but I only really use the 'backup' side of it.

Not sure why I moved away from CrashPlan now?
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Anonymous to Attack Facebook on: January 24, 2012, 03:40:35 PM
Seems like we need to be a bit more vigilant in looking for more false flags.

I knew it was suspicious when a blatant typo jumped out at me  cheesy
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Anonymous to Attack Facebook on: January 24, 2012, 03:01:29 AM
I wonder if there's a way for them to determine how many participated?

 Wink And I think it's a wonderful English conundrum that "apart" and "a part" have opposite meanings!
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Anonymous to Attack Facebook on: January 23, 2012, 10:52:23 PM
I'm confused by this bit:

Quote
are you truly apart of the anonymous consciousness?
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: word 2010 opening always in draft mode. Possible? on: January 11, 2012, 03:47:40 PM
Would something like this help: http://www.lopesoft.com/en/index.html ??
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I know I've got a dose of absenteeism... but it's going to get worse on: January 07, 2012, 05:38:19 PM
@Renegade: The whole track was "re-done" with a lot of input from someone who'd just completed the Appelation Trail in the 'States. Shelters are provided along the way (about every day's walk), and they all have water tanks and pit toilets. Water is not guaranteed though: Western Australia gets most of its rain in Winter (therefore a Spring walk is a good idea), but late Spring and Summer can not only see all the rivers dry up, but also the water tanks too.

On our walk (pretty early Spring) most of the rivers and creeks were flowing, but we only used them to wet our bandannas and wash (rinse really).

@iphigenie: Actually, it's taken many years to get Sandi to do another longer walk after the Great North Walk, which was, in hindsight, a very difficult walk (especially in the middle of drought) and I guess emotionally scared her for 4 years Wink  I loved it: it was the first long walk we'd done -- and when, on the last day, I joked with Sandi that maybe next time we could do it North to South, she very nearly threw me off a cliff  Wink

I knew about halfway through this walk that it was very different when Sandi asked what I'd do differently if we ever did it again. Normally, even on a day walk, I can't talk about the next walk until well after we'd finished and were home again  cheesy

@40hz: Yep -- inside a server room does not sound like fun. Hats? I was very happy with my Possum + Merino beanie (and really needed it some nights and mornings). Sandi's was an expensive (not) Op Shop version that incredibly can be crushed, washed in a machine, etc without wrecking it. Mine I got for this walk because my leather one was too heavy  embarassed


And yes... it's taken 10 weeks to start feeling anywhere near normal.  My productivity has been about zero... which in itself has been distressing, as I have a lot of material from this walk to turn into timelapse, blog posts, albums, posters, reviews, gps tracks, etc, etc. and I have not been able to stay up much later than 8pm (very effectively). But, I'm making headway now...
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I know I've got a dose of absenteeism... but it's going to get worse on: January 07, 2012, 05:09:32 PM
I also liked the backing track. What was that music, if I may inquire?

Do you know Jamendo? It's a site of Royalty Free music.
Quote from: Jamendo FAQ
Jamendo is the world's #1 platform for free and legal music downloads. Available in seven languages, it offers the largest catalog of music under Creative Commons licenses. For artists, it's an easy and efficient way to publish, share and promote their music, and also to make money, through ad revenue sharing and commercial partnerships.

 Sad  The credit for the track is on the YouTube page, but that doesn't get translated to embedded content... I'll need to go fix that up!

I just did a couple of seaches ("walk" I think worked) and found this album: http://www.jamendo.com/en...album/54323?refuid=466602 Probably not exactly what the composer intended, but it worked remarkably well with the video.
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I know I've got a dose of absenteeism... but it's going to get worse on: January 07, 2012, 06:10:36 AM
Yes, you can imagine that there was a lot of self examination going on... like: why am I feeling like this, or that, or whatever, or nothing at all... and I guess there was a general lineal progression, but there were lots of ups and downs along the way too.

You only think we look well adjusted because you can't remember the thoughts going through your head when we took the photo!!  smiley

Thankfully it was long enough to get through the institutionalised thing and get to feeling a sense of completion: otherwise it could have been very messy (well, more messy than it was) Wink
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I know I've got a dose of absenteeism... but it's going to get worse on: January 07, 2012, 03:41:31 AM
Funny, I was just typing that bit up in the blog... The track passes through 12 "towns" where we camped in caravan parks and who also held our 12 food parcels. Most of those towns had cafes and shops where we could buy fresh food (it's amazing how focused you get on red meat and vegetables on a walk like that: we'd be dreaming of steaks, potatos and sour cream and stacks of vegetables on the days leading up to a town Wink ).

The longest stretch between towns was about 7 days. We eat about 1.5kg of food a day (between us), so that's 10.5 kg of food -- which was getting to the limit of my carrying capacity  embarassed

Here's the shopping list that we had to purchase and pack and deliver before starting the walk:
Muesli20.4 kg
Powdered Milk2.96 kg
Tea Bags388 bags
Large Clip-lock Bags43 bags
Scroggin9.8 kg
Small Clip-lock Bags118 bags
Sultanas1.225 kg
Vegemite4 tubes
Cheese160 servings
Muesli Bar96 bars
Staminaide1.596 kg
Dehydrated Meals43 meals
Cup-a-soup86 packets
Supper Snack82 servings
Drinking Chocolate41 sachets
Coffee Bags82 bags
200ml UHT Milk11 cartons
Boiled Lollies318 (maybe ~7 packets)
Emergency Chocolate1 family bar
Soap1 bar
Laundry Powder10 washes
Garbage Bags12 bags
Packing Tape1 roll
Matches2 boxes
143  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: PinPics on: January 07, 2012, 02:06:21 AM
 embarassed Too true: brain wasn't working, or not explicitly on that example. PNG doesn't have Exif tags, but TIFF does.

Well... according to ExifTool, there are heaps of file formats that have metatags, not all are very useful for this purpose though...
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I know I've got a dose of absenteeism... but it's going to get worse on: January 06, 2012, 09:22:00 PM
The pics are coming (I had issues with one of my SD cards that has proved unreliable and has slowed me down a bit), but I've just finished the timelapse...

Found a very suitable piece of music on Jamendo for the backing:  Walking

 <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L06gKY_IC04" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L06gKY_IC04</a>
145  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: PinPics on: January 06, 2012, 04:18:31 PM
single files as well as multiple folders, as well as patterns

Single files and multiple folders I can do.  Patterns...well, depends what type of pattern you're looking for.

I might add in a search subdirectories option too.

Yep: Subdirectories seems obvious (but I didn't think of it Wink )

Patterns:
  • *.jpg, *.png
  • gps*.jpg
146  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: PinPics on: January 06, 2012, 04:06:43 PM
Any chance of getting commandline parameters? I'd like to run it and load a folder...

Sure!  I'll put that on the planned features list & will probably add it in by tomorrow.

If you're fiddling in there... I'd probably find it even more perfect if the commandline allowed single files as well as multiple folders, as well as patterns (if it's not asking too much  Wink).
147  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: PinPics on: January 06, 2012, 09:06:23 AM
This is nice!!  Kiss

Any chance of getting commandline parameters? I'd like to run it and load a folder...
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: word 2010 opening always in draft mode. Possible? on: January 06, 2012, 03:56:51 AM
Thanks Perry, this works.
Does anybody know the solution to the second problem?
Maybe the ahk forums have solved this...

Why hasn't Word done it itself on installation? I have Word in my New Context Menu??
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: word 2010 opening always in draft mode. Possible? on: January 05, 2012, 08:52:16 PM
Is it the same as 2007: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2008/07/get_word_2007_to_use_draft_mode_as_default?

Edit: You'll also need to save your Normal template in Draft View as well as "Allowing it to open in Draft View"
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Experts opinion on very odd Camera -> Card -> File Copy corruptions on: November 11, 2011, 06:51:39 PM
Sorry to hear this - and after such a great adventure. It's a harsh lesson but "copying" from one location to another is the only way; maybe even treating the original cards as permanent media rather than something you can reuse. That's all in hindsight though.

It was only 1 16Gb card (of 3), and not every image on the card -- it's quite random... and actually, only mainly evident on copied files once they get onto the HDD (and even then not every time for the same file)... which made me wonder about the software: so I'm generally able to copy them off again without too many issues (apart from time).

I'd also blame the card(s), i.e. I've seen it happen and assumed it was the card so threw it away - then not had the problem arise again. I convinced myself this was due to putting the card in my back pocket - did you store the cards in a less than perfect way?

 ohmy  You are joking, right?? Me, do something less than perfect??  Wink

Well, seriously... this was such an important walk (for us), that I had the filled cards in their cases, inside a padded bag that was inside a protected pocket of my pack.

And the images that are corrupt on the card, are fairly few... unless the card can affect the file as it's copied off?? I wouldn't have thought that was possible??

Anyway, I've got to get as many rescued before I start any investigation which may overwrite those files and make them unrecoverable permanently Sad

Maybe it's all part of the adventure?
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