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51  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: REQ: HTPC Util - Move tv shows older than 24 hours to external HD on: February 22, 2014, 05:09:14 PM
The RegEx capabilities in my File Punter app could probably accomplish what you want.
well this is handy! the software i mentioned can't really do these things, especially the finding of certain files and dynamically creating new folders based on stuff.  nice, as always.
52  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: REQ: HTPC Util - Move tv shows older than 24 hours to external HD on: February 22, 2014, 05:07:41 PM
there are probably tools available for this already:
check out hygeia
http://www.purllow.com/

syncovery
http://www.syncovery.com/
53  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: February 21, 2014, 12:23:10 PM
thanks for those screenshots ianb!  that helps convince me even more how great this program is.  i had my doubts for a while.
54  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: vCard organizer with batch operations on: February 18, 2014, 09:13:56 PM
@sb - 3 operating systems + 4 apps + 18 steps? I didn't know you were related to another famous inventor! Grin
 (see attachment in previous post)
Love it! Reminds me of some stuff I used to do during data conversion projects back in the 'old days'... Thmbsup
LOL!  that graphic is EXACTLY how I feel.  I'm a persistent bastard, aren't I? 
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Security Suites (2013/2014) on: February 18, 2014, 07:57:20 PM
40hz, question:
Why did you go with Bitdefender AV over MSE?

@SB - it's very light on its feet and the free edition protects better the MSE IMO. My GF had a few niggling things get through MSE a short time ago that didn't get spotted until her weekly MBAM scan. Happened about three times. Since I put the freebie Bitdefender on her PC MBAM comes up completely clean.

I like Bitdefender. It's been around forever and earns consistent high detection scores in tests. I especially like their small business and enterprise products. They've always worked well for me in a client setting. YMMV.

Note: I've used (at one time or another) AV solutions from:

Avast
AVG
Avira
Bitdefender
CA
ESET
F-Protect
Kapersky
McAfee
Norton
Symantec

Of the above, I would still consider using Kapersky. And possibly AVG since it seems to really be at home with Windows 8 (which is coming whether we want it or not). Even has a pretty 'Win8-look' to its dashboard. The clients I have that use AVG are happy with it, even if I think it's feature set is bulking up alarmingly with each new release. (Note. AVG's customer service can sometimes be a little hard to deal with - so keep good track of your license keys and customer ID in case you do need to talk to them.)

Most of the other products I thought were great at one time. Or at least I did until they mucked them up with feature bloat. I'll also +1 w/Mouser on ESET. Their NOD32 antivirus was one of the absolute best products available - until they broke it.

I generally don't have much need for local firewall (or related features) on my home PCs. The firewall, along with antispam and privacy controls, are handled by my gateway for the entire network. So on the local machines I just run Bitdefender + the Windows built-in firewall and call it a day. I also keep a copy of the free versions of SuperAntispyware and MBAM on each machine for additional on-demand checking - and a bootable Kapersky USB key and restoration images in case some mega-disaster ever strikes.

Outside of that, keeping Windows religiously updated, and my other software regularly updated (mostly embarassed ) constitutes my Windows security regimen.
 (see attachment in previous post) "That's the way America does it! That's the way 40hz does it! And it's worked pretty well so far..."

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UPDATE:

Note: one of my cronies just pointed me to this. It has info and links that allow you to legally obtain a fully functional "one-year trial" copy of AVG Internet Security 2014. Can't vouch for it since I didn't try to install it - but the download links on the webpage still appear (as of today 2/18/2014) to be working. A similar offer appeared on the Most i Want website recently. See it here.

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AVG Internet Security 2014 Free Download with 1 Year Trial Serial Key

AVG Internet Security 2014 is normally priced at $54.99 for a 1 year 1 PC serial number/license key. And it comes with a 30 days trial version like other security software. If you don’t like the usual 30 days trial then here is an promotion offer to download a trial version of AVG Internet Security 2014 with an in-built serial key for 1 year (364 days) at no cost. It doesn’t say how long this offer will stay free, so get it while it last!

This free 1 year trial is actually intended for Huawei dongle users but it works for everyone lol. And in terms of features and protections, there are no differences between a trial and a paid license — you get all the same features, updates, and protection.


Thanks!!  I'm going to give it a shot, if it's good enough for 40, it's good enough for me!  And that explanation gets saved to my notes.
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Security Suites (2013/2014) on: February 17, 2014, 05:35:15 PM
A, being a fan of Small and Light, that was nice! But see the note about behavior vs signatures. What if you got that to behave with a second AV program without them fighting each other? Could the combined power of the two approaches synergistically become "more than the sum of the parts"?

Hard to say, but the AV players are aware of it. As a result, many of the big AV products (that are signature based) also include a heuristic/suspicious behavior scanning feature. Many people leave it off. And it's not necessarily turned on by default.

40hz, question:
Why did you go with Bitdefender AV over MSE?
57  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: vCard organizer with batch operations on: February 14, 2014, 10:18:14 AM
did you find a solution?
Depends on what you mean by "solution".  I have a semi-automated solution that involves:
--a Mac OSX machine
--two Android apps (not free)
--two Windows programs (one is not free)

The entire setup takes about 15-18 steps for the end user to configure.
58  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: February 12, 2014, 05:48:48 PM
I so wish there was an English translation for everything.
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Arduino/Raspberry Pi - The perfect bonding experience for geek/techie couples? on: February 11, 2014, 11:06:41 AM
queue the porn music...
bom chika bom...beep!
60  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: SecuSend - Software for secure file sharing. on: February 03, 2014, 03:27:15 PM
i love developments like this, will be following...
61  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sStockQuote on: January 31, 2014, 10:21:33 PM
also...perhaps a lot of these type of services are provided in some form of subscription cloud services.  i can see that too.
62  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sStockQuote on: January 31, 2014, 09:23:54 PM
This is awesome.  But don't let bloomberg hear about this!

Thanks much, superboy.  Based on how little sStockQuote actually does in terms of stocks and portfolio stuff, I'm rather surprised by the amount of positive feedback that it gets.  I mean, is there really a derth of apps that do what sStockQuote does?  I'd like to think there are many, much more capable stock apps out there.  Again, I know jack squat about stocks and the stock market so it's an honest question.
My opinion...it's more of a case of the people that would really use this are the kind of people that would have no problem throwing a ton of money for the bloomberg machines.  It's an industry with a lot of confidentiality, lots of specialized (expensive) software, etc.  They don't really care about the fact that their hardware/software is more expensive than it should be.  And most of the people using it are not tech geeks at all and doing their best to keep up with the competition.

But the bloomberg machines are just regular computers with a custom colorful keyboard and the special bloomberg software.  you can't buy them, you can only rent them for $5000 a month.  It's the most genius business plan i have ever seen.  If their software was for sale, you can easily just buy a regular computer, install their software, and it would be the same thing...maybe buy one of those keyboards with the led keys you can customize to your liking.

But times are a changing...i wonder if software like yours might be useful for really tiny shops ( a few people handling small portfolios) that wouldn't be able to justify bloomberg machines.  i can see that happening.  It's actually an interesting idea, i'd like to run it past one of my hedge fund buddies.
63  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sStockQuote on: January 31, 2014, 04:13:34 PM
This is awesome.  But don't let bloomberg hear about this!
64  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: Width, spacing and padding (Oh my!) on: January 31, 2014, 11:06:17 AM
Is it appropriate to say how scared I am now?  Cry tongue Grin
You're not alone.  App's toolbars have frightened me for a while now.
65  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: Width, spacing and padding (Oh my!) on: January 28, 2014, 08:00:05 PM
lol Vurbal!!  This is my kind of thread.
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: RightNote version 3.0.0 released on: January 27, 2014, 11:04:42 PM
PPL long time!  Good hearing from you.
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: RightNote version 3.0.0 released on: January 24, 2014, 03:07:04 PM
^SB,
IainB wrote a review which might help.
oh wow...looks like there has been a lot of development since i tried it.  OK, looks like I may have to take back what I said!
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: RightNote version 3.0.0 released on: January 24, 2014, 11:14:46 AM
Wiznote blows rightnote out of the water and it's free.
Servers are in China, so it might be harder for the NSA to spy on you smiley. Only the Chinese gov., which may well not care enough smiley
This is very strange to me.  First, which Wiznote are you talking about:
http://www.wiz.cn/index.html
or
http://www.wiznotes.com/

I'm guessing the first.  I've tried this thing, it is very plain.  It's basically a simple version of evernote with (IIRC) a couple of nifty features.  I don't understand the comparison.  Rightnote is a windows application, it's not very focused on cloud stuff.  It is very windows-ish, lots of options, lots of buttons, lots of customizeability.  I wouldn't even consider using wiznote over rightnote.
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 23, 2014, 12:16:26 PM
Moody Blues!!  omg...that is so closet for me!  Nice, called me out there.
I secretly like skipping to the "it's not the way..." part, before it picks up again.
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / SuperboyAC's Ultimate Android private contact-syncing solution #1 on: January 22, 2014, 04:44:52 PM
I know most people don't care and are satisfied with their addressbooks and have much more important things to worry about in their lives....BUT, not me.  So after months of research, this is the best I've been able to come up with.

[coming soon]
71  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: vCard organizer with batch operations on: January 21, 2014, 06:15:33 PM
thanks guys for the comments.  i'm going to make a flowchart of my workflow and post it, that will be easier for me.  the goal is to get a seamless contact management system with the phone and computer, no cloud storage (unless it's your own), and no setting up entire linux OS's like owncloud, etc. or funambol just for contacts syncing.  I'm 80% there i think with the existing tools.
72  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: vCard organizer with batch operations on: January 20, 2014, 08:25:19 PM
I will pay a significant amount of money for this.

First, the following software does most of what I need:
http://www.micro-progs.com/vcardorganizer/

The goal here is that I'm trying to get control over my contacts without the help of google, etc.  It's not just about privacy, but more about being able to organize my contacts MY WAY.  Also, the other issue is moving contacts between phones, programs, etc.  I did A LOT of research and there are many options, but vcards seem to offer the simplest universal format, mainly because it can store pictures.

The other thing to keep in mind is I have a complicated, klunky syncing procedure because of all sorts of reasons.

Features I need:
BATCH assign categories to multiple contacts at once.
BATCH modify any field(s).
BATCH find/replace for specific fields.  Like be able to change all 213 area codes to (213).


And here's another one I'm having a hard time with:
My sync file is a single vcf file with multiple contacts stored in it.  But I have to split them out into individual files to be able to manage them in the program above (vcardorganizer).  Then, after I modify stuff, I have to re-merge everything to a single file, and use that on my phone to update the contacts.  I'm looking for a more seamless way to do that.  One way to do this is like so:
--the single file gets updated
--the program compares the fields in the new single file to the individual existing vcf files on the pc.
--if the new single file is different, it asks whether it should replace the existing information (or add entirely new contacts, just like a copy/replace dialog in good file managers)


EVEN BETTER:

actually, now that I think about it, it would just be better if the program can do all this things to a single vcf file that contains multiple contacts.  All the operations:
add new contact
remove contact
modify contact
batch operations
etc

all these things would be easier if it could do it in a single vcf file.  that way, i can sync it with my phone which can parse a single file, and there are no manual steps.  a true syncing solution.
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 19, 2014, 10:54:24 PM
^^ I love the sound...unexpectedly.
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are your favorite movies? on: January 14, 2014, 11:02:45 AM
a recent rerun made me remember yet another favourite of mine:
Robert Altman's Gosford Park ♥ In my mind it is within Top 50.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280707/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosford_Park

You may need to love the classic British understatement culture, to fully appreciate this genre. Some people have said the film isn't funny. However, when I re-saw it last week I was literally ROTFL, when the policeman (played by Stephen Fry) again and again tried to introduce himself; it was just so hilarious! I am big fan of British humour on film and tv, and Gosford Park is not at all boring - even though Robert Altman is an American....

Stephen Fry is definitely hilarious in Gosford Park but the movie is so much more than humor. Altman has a gift for building little worlds out of characters which are so engrossing the plot is almost irrelevant. Much like my other favorite Altman movie, MASH, it's almost disappointing because I could watch another hour of those people doing whatever in that little world.
i f-ing love stephen fry.  Check this clip out, it floors me!
e stephen fry.  Check this clip out, it floors me!
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ShrGkBiRvk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ShrGkBiRvk</a>
the best part is at 5:18, phil jupitus starts mocking Fry....so funny.
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why George Orwell wrote 1984 on: January 09, 2014, 04:24:48 PM
 nono2 but also  greenclp
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