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76  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and Indexing Option - Feedback Requested on: January 06, 2012, 12:53:30 PM
Everything is great when it is working.... but it continually breaks down here. My D:\ drive is my data drive - all data and media files are there. It is the largest and most used drive of the several I have. And Everything drops it at least two or three times a week! I mean, I get some results on D:\ drive, but mostly it ignores it. Settings are correct, the drive is healthy, and Everything initially indexes it along with the others. But then - it decides not to search it any more. No error mentioned in its errorlog.

No other utility or program does this with D:, so I Don’t know why Everything has a problem with it. I do notice though that a few others mention the same issue on their forum, and it is always D:\ drive.

So c'mon mouser!

Thanks!

Jim

Yep, Everything isn't bullet proof : I do experience problems with it too, from time to time (same as the other indexers : files can't be found, etc.) the problem seems to be that the journal or index isn't updated properly. Closing everything / re indexing the drives (which is still pretty fast) solves the problem.
77  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is Clojure the next C ? on: December 13, 2011, 09:15:05 PM
I think it's that lack of innovation/paradigm shift that he's talking about, and without it, it's kind of hard to point to.

At the heart of it, it seems to me that he wants a hardware agnostic language that uses all available resources.

That's exactly what I found "interesting" in this "article". Basically : to what extent languages are / need to be projections of the hardware's own structure ? (By nature, certainly more than pure mathematical language(s).) And how much these ties between languages and hardware actually constrain the languages' own potential...? Are the author's thoughts mere unfounded speculations ? Maybe.

There's a definite exchange/mutual "influence" between languages (in the general sense of systematic means of communicating) and media, which in turn changes the way we think, perceive and understand the world around us. It certainly happens in the computer world.

In any case, I don't know clojure/lisp enough to be able to know how valid or legitimate the author's hypothesis/views are. Is Lisp/Clojure data types, control structures, mathematical like flavor etc. really an advantage ?

That's why I posted here -- I knew I'd get informed opinions.

Simple curiosity on my part. Nothing too serious.  smiley
78  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is Clojure the next C ? on: December 13, 2011, 08:30:09 PM
"The next C"? What's wrong with the existing C?
Nothing, really. 1- It's just a title. 2- "Next" doesn't imply that "previous" is wrong.
79  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is Clojure the next C ? on: December 13, 2011, 03:54:36 PM
Thanks for your insight guys ! Much appreciated. thumbs up
80  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Is Clojure the next C ? on: December 13, 2011, 07:56:11 AM
Interesting article on software vs hardware and... language "evolution".
The Barbarians are at the Gates
81  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.3.0 on: December 09, 2011, 09:00:32 AM
Thanks phitsc, I didn't realize that (/a etc.).
About stability : thanks for your professionalism. I understand where you're coming from.
At the same time, since we all have limited time, some bugs are inevitable and can't be fixed instantly. What I mean is that your plugin is appreciated even it not (yet) perfect.
82  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.3.0 on: December 07, 2011, 08:05:35 AM
Hi phitsc,
Apart from the problems mentioned above, it's working well here (I get the occasional crash but it's manageable).
I once got a problem mentioned by ewemoa : after a crash it's like if the connection between farr and WS was broken and I couldn't get any results in farr. Had to restart Windows (I didn't have the time to find out which service to restart exactly and try a variety of strategies.)

That said, I wonder if it would be possible to add the following special Farr modifiers to affect the results:

(from farr's help file)
Quote
+sall
show all matching results, bypassing the normal limit on result count

[...]

-history
do not give bonus scores to items in history

-.
do not show any files, only folders (and aliases)

-\
do not show any matching folders, only files (and aliases)
 
+\
show matching folders

Thanks

PS : I like the natural language option. Makes the searching a no brainer. smiley
83  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: In search of ... information/opinions on VHS to DVD converters on: November 28, 2011, 02:41:41 PM
Thanks for all the details. I won't be transferring anything before next Saturday, but I'll try that out for sure. Will keep you posted.
84  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: In search of ... information/opinions on VHS to DVD converters on: November 27, 2011, 09:12:36 PM
I wasn't going to chime into this thread since it seemed barney was after a kind of one-shot device, (sorry if I'm wrong), but the video/sync problem you mention hasn't affected me out of the 50 or so transfers I've done because I spent a lot of time looking for software that didn't do it - the only one I found out of all the freeware I tried and quite a few payware was iuVCR, (or the updated iuVCS), as I mentioned here, (I still use the same transfer methodology).

I've yet to have this software give me sync problems, I have had no audio problems, (as in silence), due to me not selecting the right input  embarassed but that's it.

Oh ! Thanks. I'll that out.
85  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: In search of ... information/opinions on VHS to DVD converters on: November 27, 2011, 05:08:53 PM
+1 ... keep us posted !

Your thread reminded me to convert a few things while my VCR is still alive. I still have about 20 unconverted tapes (family stuff and mostly artistic performances). I decided to do 1 tape every second day... Will see if I have the patience.  smiley

The one I did today with the Diamond VC500 was converted properly, but... with a small sound/video sync problem. This won't be hard to fix with a video editing software (I'll either move the sound track slightly OR "compress" it a tad). But be warned : this is a common problem.
86  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: In search of ... information/opinions on VHS to DVD converters on: November 27, 2011, 02:48:47 PM
The three will provide the same kind of functionality. Honestech VHS to DVD 5.0 Deluxe looks like it's better quality overall. Diamond VC500 One Touch Video Capture Device is the cheapest looking, and even if it work, I'd probably go with the Honestech VHS to DVD 5.0 Deluxe for almost the same price.
87  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: In search of ... information/opinions on VHS to DVD converters on: November 25, 2011, 04:18:29 PM
There are lots of analog to digital converters out there, in the form of USB/RCA connectors + converter.
I personally bought the Diamond VC500 One Touch Video Capture Device a while ago. It does an ok job. Enough for my needs. BUT, cheaper alternatives might do exactly the same job : http://www.google.com/sea...&biw=1087&bih=716

And +1 for what Shades suggested.
88  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Some shortcut keys don't work anymore. on: November 24, 2011, 05:51:44 PM
Mouser : I just can't get use to that strange behaviour : shift+L/R arrows selects, ctrl+shift+ L/R arrows doesn't...  I found that I don't use them only to delete, but to select and copy. Can we expect to get this fixed in the next release ? It would be great. Thanks.
89  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.3.0 on: November 24, 2011, 12:04:57 PM
Z: and Y: are mapped network shares containing thousands of indexed documents. There is no problem searching them with Windows Search. I'll have a look at resetting.

Yes, exactly, that's what I meant : you potentially have much much more files and folders to index. So there's obviously something wrong with the index settings (it currently says : 9473 items indexed).

Here's the post about resetting that option I was referring to earlier (: "Allow Indexing Service to Index this disk for fast file searching") it was in another thread, sorry about that : http://www.donationcoder....27116.msg268552#msg268552
90  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.3.0 on: November 24, 2011, 11:17:11 AM

This is what I get: 


You don't have much indexed there. You could click on "Modify" and see what folders and files are being indexed.

Also look at one of my previous posts where I explain how to reset the indexing process (you might have to re-enable indexing for folders before you can do anything).
91  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.3.0 on: November 24, 2011, 10:41:19 AM
Thanks phitsc.
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if you specify 25 there, you'll never get more than 25 result items.

Yes I understood that. However, what I don't understand is :

A)
- I set 45 as the max
- I search for some term ("Denise")
- There are much more then 25 items found (e.g. : status bar says  75)
- But farr shows only a few : 32

Ok, so this could be because of what you said earlier. But there's more :

B)
- I set 100 as the max
- I search for the same term ("Denise)
- Now status bar says that it found 100 results (why ? before it said 75 and the max was set to 45)
- farr shows only a few : 49 (Why 49, which is more than the previous 32, and at the same time doesn't seem to increase proportionally -- well not in an obvious way)

In any case, setting the max displayed items to 100 or more helps getting what I want, but there's still something funny about the way windows search and farr interact.

If I search for the same term in the normal windows search interface, I get 538 results. Granted, some might be shortcuts etc., but it's still a huge difference (compared to 100 or 75). Strange  tellme
 

FarrWindowsSearch will query for is the 25 (or whatever you choose) most recently changed items in the Search Index, matching your search terms. FARR will then show you however many of these as you've specified in the FARR Display Options. I think FARR will also do its own filtering, e.g. if you have two file results point at the same file (don't know if that is a practical case) it will end up only once in the list.

Thanks for the precisions. I got that you chose to present the most recently changed items. I'm ok with that, as long as "terms matching" has the topmost priority... Right ?
92  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: automated back up software on: November 24, 2011, 12:04:54 AM
There's also Bvckup.
93  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.3.0 on: November 23, 2011, 09:44:40 AM
Thanks phitsc

What's weird is that farr says (e.g.) "28 results found in 0s", but it shows only 5...
An I also compared with the normal Windows Search interface, and it does (usually) show me much more results. As the others have reported. I haven't done that many tests -- lack of time. But I can confirm that there's some problem. I never noticed before as I was mainly using it for contacts and recent emails.

So results in farr seem to be filtered in some weird way.

EDIT : I might be mistaken, but it seems that the "Max. items to search" option not only reduces the items to be shown (e.g. : 50), but also shows only a fraction of the result, no matter how many were found, and even if the number is < to the defined max. E.g. : if ws find only 28 results, it'll show 5, if ws finds 50, it'll show 20, etc.
94  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.3.0 on: November 22, 2011, 08:18:05 PM
@Phitsc : I'm also getting the oleaut32.dll error, with an "access violation" message.
95  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.3.0 on: November 22, 2011, 08:13:36 PM
I was able to test on a different installation of Windows 7 and had more success -- get results in FARR now smiley


Cool.

It is still puzzling to me though why via the windows key, "cmd" gives the result "cmd.exe" but with FARRWindowsSearch I get nothing.  Similar with "regedit".

Any ideas?

Same here... And... no idea !  smiley I tried playing with the "Max items to search" option -- it shouldn't be related anyway --, with no success (predictably).
I'm actually not sure about the wording of that option -- shouldn't it be "Max items to display" ? Or maybe I'm not understanding what it does ?
96  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.3.0 on: November 22, 2011, 11:23:28 AM
Hi phitsc, I still get the EAccess violation error (mentioned in the thread earlier).

Ok, thanks for letting me know. So I'll go over a second possible source of crashes next (making sure I use the Search API correctly, especially checking all exception cases).

Note that I'm still using it -- as for quickly searching Outlook, it's the best way around.
97  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.3.0 on: November 22, 2011, 11:09:32 AM
I gave the alias a try "(ws (.*)" and now it works!

It's actually: ^ws (.*)
I guess that's what you meant, but just making it clear here, in case someone else tries it...  smiley
98  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Love WorkFlowy, hate web apps.. What to do? on: November 21, 2011, 07:30:54 PM
Tranglos, I've also been searching for a long time for something like this.  I'm familiar enough with you to say that IQ would probably be overkill for you, but it doesn't hurt to try. 

My 2c : While I agree that IQ could be overkill for very very simple usage (e.g. you just want to be able to type text, without any needs for an outline), I can tell you that Pierre himself uses IQ for mostly simple things (with the occasional complex stuff, of course)... And he's the developer.

The cool thing with IQ is that you don't need to use the fancy stuff to take advantage of some the flexibility (e.g. : if you're just interested in an app allowing you to add Boolean/check box felds, then so be it...).

But then, if later your needs expand, you're not stuck trying to find another solution, export or sync your data, etc, etc.
99  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.3.0 on: November 21, 2011, 04:44:28 PM
Yes, you got my suggestions perfectly. Sorry if I wasn't clear...
What you do is exactly what should be done ws, space, and then the query -- which is what one would expect anyway.
Not sure what's going on in your case (or justauser's) case. Strange.
100  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.3.0 on: November 21, 2011, 11:53:18 AM
Hi phitsc, I still get the EAccess violation error (mentioned in the thread earlier).

@ewemoa : I'm using it on XP sp3. Works well. except for the errors.
Normally you need to add a space after ws before typing ?
Did you try changing the default alias ? I changed it to ^ws (.*), so actual search starts when I insert a space after "ws" [EDIT : Note that this shouldn't be necessary -- I do that as a precaution]. And I configured ctr+alt+space to automatically insert ws[space] in the farr text box.
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