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2251  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Suggest an Icon Editor on: August 27, 2006, 03:22:37 PM
This is mentioned in the list that's occasionally published by alt.comp.freeware:

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Program: Randy's Icon Editor
Company:
Author: Randal Ford
Install:
W:
Ware: (Freeware)
http://ranfo.com/



I've seen the freeware version below mentioned somewhere, and I see it's now joined by a payware version:

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Fx Icon Maker, freeware

http://www.jhepple.com/iconmkr.htm

Create 32X32 icons from scratch from bitmaps or import from applications.

Download ico32su.exe20

3,733 KB

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Capture, create and edit icons of all sizes and formats

Pretty Icon Maker

$19.95

Pretty Icon Maker21

    * Supports all icon formats: Windows® and Windows XP® with Alpha Channel
    * Supports all icon sizes:16,32,48,72,128 or custom sizes.
    * Drawing tools include Anti-alias and Smoothing functions.
    * Includes 3D and Gradient effects and supports Crystal effects.
    * Import and Export to and from PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, PCX and others.
    * Blur, smooth, sharpen, adjust hue, brightness and contrast, resize, rotate and flip.
    * Add a drop shadow effect to create Windows XP compliant icons or add text
    * Extract existing icons from DLL, EXE, OCX, CPL and SCR files.

   

2252  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2006 / Re: New version of ToDoList released on: August 27, 2006, 03:16:43 PM
Hotkeys added.  cheesy

If my combos don't make sense or are overly complicated, let me know.

Thanks.  Responsive authors is what we like   Cool

I still wish it were one file, though, for ease of backing up/portability etc.  Maybe a tag preceding each entry with "1" for ToDo and "0" for "Done?"  You'd only have to sort the file once to re-order it, and show the two boxes as now.  But what do I know, I'm no programmer  Wink

2253  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2006 / Re: New version of ToDoList released on: August 25, 2006, 08:12:17 AM
Don't forget that would also mean saving both lists, ToDo & Done...and after each item shift too. I am not sure how that would perform with large lists on an old slow pc and if it would have a bad effect on overall performance of the program.

Why not make it one file in two parts, internally like


buy groceries
do laundry
mail package

==============================
make dinner
pick up kids from school


so it's only one file to save?  I don't necessarily mean display it like that, just a way to reduce disk I/O activity.  Also, have you implemented hotkeys?  If you offer the standard Control-S for Save, keyboard-centred people can get into the habit of saving as often as they like, and make their own compromise between security and performance.

0.2p... (I'm English)

2254  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / UK: cheap(?) Linksys routers etc. from Morgan on: August 25, 2006, 07:54:59 AM
Just in case anyone in the UK is looking for a Linksys router, and doesn't see the Morgan flyer:

Morgan's deals on  Linksys

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Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Gateway
[£24.99 ex VAT][£29.36 inc VAT]

Linksys EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Hub
[£9.99 ex VAT][£11.74 inc VAT]
 
Linksys ADSL2 Modem, USB/Ethernet
[£14.99 ex VAT][£17.61 inc VAT]

Linkys Wireless A+G Broadband Router
[£24.99 ex VAT][£29.36 inc VAT]
   
Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router
[£19.99 ex VAT][£23.49 inc VAT]

Linksys Wireless-G Access Point
[£19.99 ex VAT][£23.49 inc VAT]
   
Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Modem Router
[£29.99 ex VAT][£35.24 inc VAT]


They also have USB and PCMCIA WiFi Adaptors, but only 802.11b.




2255  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: General brainstorming for Note-taking software on: August 23, 2006, 05:19:00 AM
I don't think Notebox Disorganizer has been mentioned so far.  It's aimed at writers, and is truly weird.  Here is part of a third-party review:

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No, seriously, you should check out NoteBox Disorganizer:
It's an amazingly useful program.

NoteBox Disorganizer is tailor-made for quickly jotting down notes and
ideas, organizing those notes and ideas, combining selected notes into a
document, and exporting that document for publication. It's truly my
favorite writing program, and I've tried pretty much everything out
there. Here are some of the things that make NoteBox Disorganizer so
outstanding:

* Notes are kept in a spreadsheet-like grid that is easy to understand
and navigate. And that means all your notes are spread out in plain
sight; nothing is hidden away in a database or lost in an outline
"tree."

* It's possible to name each column, so you can easily categorize your
notes under the columns where they belong. Have a note that belongs
under more than one category? Clone it! Change a clone, and that change
is reflected in all of the others.

* It's also possible to name each *row,* so you can lay out a book's
structure before you even start writing.

[...]

I love the side-by-sideness of all this, which gives me a sense of
overview, organization, and control that I don't get in any other
program.

* If you need finer "granularity" in categorizing notes, you can include
note ~keywords in the text (and keep an alphabetical list of those
~keywords) and then do a "bounded" search for them. In Boolean terms,
that's an "And" search, which finds notes that include all of the
specified ~keywords. Don't want to fuss with ~keywords? You can still
use a bounded search to find notes that contain several terms.



2256  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: USB sticks - do you need a famous name? on: August 22, 2006, 04:43:10 AM
You can't rely on either types exclusivly, always have backups of any data you have on. I've heard stories of them failing suddenly with no warning. Plus you could lose it smiley .

That seems to mean buying several cheap ones, so you can afford to lose the physical entity if not the data, and to keep several copies of the data.  I wish I knew if there were quality differences, though.

2257  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: XYplorer File Manager on: August 21, 2006, 10:59:42 AM
regular expression intensively for its search and replace function. However the syntax is definitely diff from the DO's. I am not sure whether there exist an international standard of regular expression which supposed to be used by everyone.

I'm not sure there ever was.  For example, grep has shorthand lile [:alpha:], [:space:] etc. - but these seem not to be used at all in AWK.  Weird.

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Another thing I can still remember is about the "rename" function, TC has the most intuitive and easiest to use interface.

It's very good, and quite visual.  You can see what you're going to do before you do it.  And there's even an Undo feature smiley

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what is the point if newcomer find no way or very hard to learn the syntax of regular expression?

It's probably hard to "sell" the idea of regular expressions to newbies.  You don't realise how useful they are until you've sued them seriously.  But TucknDar's right, TC's renamer has regular expressions, and even has a  section on them in the help file.



2258  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: XYplorer File Manager on: August 21, 2006, 04:56:12 AM
1) DO is relatively weak in handling archive files (compare to Total Commander)
[...] I am a programmer (since the DOS time) but I find DO search difficult to learn, particularly its regular expression syntax (which is also used in renaming files), and there seems to have no detail documentation on this.

Somebody on DC pointed out that if you started computing in the DOS days, you probably used Norton Commander, and you like TC because it's closest to it.  If on the other hand you started with Windows, and used Windows Explorer, you prefer DO.

BTW, TC's archive handling is helped using the multi-arc plug-in.

I've never used DO, but here is a man page on Regular Expressions in general.

2259  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / List fonts for a window? on: August 18, 2006, 08:54:05 AM
I've seen various tools that list the fonts on a system, but are there any that will list the fonts in use in a particular window?

The context is using Kleptomania to "scrape" text out of certain programs.  In certain cases, it routinely confuses the digit "1" with lower-case "l" (letter eL).

Thanks...
2260  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / USB sticks - do you need a famous name? on: August 18, 2006, 08:50:34 AM
When you buy a USB stick / key / thumb drive, do you need a famous name, or are cheap generic no-name clones perfectly adequate?

I bent my Buffalo one - it still works, but I'm worried that one day the connectors might fail to connect.  Someone at work has a no-name he says works fine, even though it's been through the washing machine twice   ohmy

Thanks...
2261  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: General brainstorming for Note-taking software on: August 16, 2006, 04:56:56 AM
Suppose you keep a copy of an organizer at home, another at work, and you want to keep the files in step via a USB key.  Normally you'd just copy the file over, or just keep it on the USB key permanently, but there will always be the odd occasion when you forget.  Does any notekeeping program have a way of reconciling the files by importing new or changed nodes only, without overwriting the whole file?  I assume that's the way Palm PDAs work, but I wondered if it were possible with USB keys.
2262  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: good software review site on: August 13, 2006, 04:24:25 PM
A review site that will out perform all others will, IMO, get more into tabulated reviews, charts and graphs

I would beg and plead, be sure to state version number, .EXE date and date of review.  Things change over time and you need to know how out of date the review is.
2263  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Windows (98SE) "Copy/move" replacement/enhancement w/ auto rename on: August 10, 2006, 05:07:50 AM
More or less the same problem, and a solution, were mentioned in TinyApps Blog
http://tinyapps.org/weblo...70700_drop_plus_plus.html

Sanity check: DROP++ is written in compiled AutoIt, so you would need to check whether it will run on Win98.

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Question about drag & drop with auto incrementing of filenames #
Is there a method for dragging and dropping a list of files with the same name into a new folder and have them automatically increment the filenames rather than give an overwrite warning? Two instances where I've seen this work: when dragging files from a search result window into Nero (screenshot) and when dragging email messages from Outlook Express into Explorer. I'm not looking for a renamer to change the original filenames, but rather a way to create new files with incremented names. Answers sent to "mail AT tinyapps DOT org" will be appended to this post.

UPDATE: Jorg Kliemann has kindly crafted a solution.


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DROP++
Jorg Kliemann has generously crafted DROP++ (source available here) using AutoIt (itself a mostly open source project) to address the drag & drop overwrite problem mentioned recently. Simply drag and drop a group of files from search results or any other Explorer window onto its icon; DROP++ will copy the files and autoincrement the resulting filenames. If you're tired of seeing "Confirm File Replace - This folder already contains a file named foo. Would you like to replace the existing file with this one?", give DROP++ a try. (By the way, holding Shift while clicking No to the above dialog behaves like "No to All", which is otherwise not provided.)

2264  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: BookMooch - exchange your used books on: August 08, 2006, 10:05:51 AM
rjbull maybe you need to drop him a line and tell him to stop by and contribute to the notetaking thread  thumbs up

I e-mailed him in August 2004 with some thoughts on his page, mainly programs he hadn't included.  He sent me a courteous reply but never updated it.  I'd be surprised if he feels he has the time to get involved here...


2265  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: BookMooch - exchange your used books on: August 08, 2006, 04:48:14 AM
Interesting idea, but I'd be more interested if it there were a more UK-centred version.  On the other hand, we do have the BookBarn.

I see BookMooch is a brainchild of the John Buckman, who wrote the best but now very out of date group review of outliners/notekeepers.

2266  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: One of our posts is missing on: August 07, 2006, 10:31:06 AM
Here is the link you are looking for...

http://www.donationcoder....ic=4088.msg28858#msg28858

It is part of the thread of interesting links by Thunder7.

Ampa

THAT'S THE ONE!!!    Grin

Ampa,

How did you find/remember it?  I couldn't use just the word "cancel" because it threw up far too many hits.  I see the post didn't contain any of the other words I tried, so no wonder search didn't find it.

2267  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: One of our posts is missing on: August 07, 2006, 10:15:50 AM
you can also use google search:

site:www.donationcoder.com "cancel subscriptions"
or
site:www.donationcoder.com cancel subscriptions

there is no such post.

There may not be such a post now, but there was once.  True, I can't remember the exact form of words.  But if the post was deleted, it won't be there for Google to search, and may have disappeared from Google's cache.

Nobody could expect CarolHaynes to go through her post list one by one - not with 2482 posts and counting...   ohmy

<Later edit>

kimmchi,

Tried Google search again with keywords that did appear in the original post, and it found it OK.  Good idea, thanks.  The problem is remembering the right keywords...



2268  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / One of our posts is missing on: August 07, 2006, 08:35:16 AM
I remembered an illuminating post by the magisterial CarolHaynes on how to cancel subscriptions from companies that make cancellation excessively difficult.  I didn't seem to have a local copy, so I went looking for it using DC's search feature.  I couldn't find it, despite a fairly determined attempt.  CarolHaynes remembers the message herself but also couldn't find it, and  points out that she thinks SMF has been occasionally losing messages.  Obviously searching wouldn't turn up a message that was no longer in existence.

So...  has anyone else seen this problem?  The search facility may not be very good, but it should have turned up something.  Has anyone else found that posts they know they made have quietly disappeared?

2269  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AceText - Your text/clipboard manager god. on: August 07, 2006, 03:59:28 AM
I am interested in some sort of clipboard "Manager" that also saves txt notes

If that's all you want, try the free version of ClipCache (1.41).  A copy can be found at http://www.woundedmoon.org/win32_freeware.html

The latest, shareware version is at http://www.xrayz.co.uk/



2270  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software to send email when a folder content changes on: August 04, 2006, 08:48:42 AM
This isn't a complete solution (rather a lot of assembly required)  but you might try looking at LOGMON.  It's been mentioned in these two DC threads:

DONE: Backup My TXT Files Everytime I Save - AKA incremental saves / wiki(-like)
http://www.donationcoder....ic=2471.msg16866#msg16866
    
Re: Recommend directory tracker?
http://www.donationcoder....ic=1599.msg10742#msg10742

I don't think it e-mails you directly, but as it can execute an external program, you could use something like the command-line e-mailer BLAT to send a list of changed files or whatever.

[edit]
Both LOGMON and BLAT are free.
[/edit]

2271  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Locate 3.0 - great *FAST* HD search tool! on: August 04, 2006, 05:41:24 AM
In the "Advanced" tab, I have only the first option checked - you too?

I haven't got anything ticked in "Advanced"...

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But why are you using an old beta? I use 2.99.6.7240.

Looks like that might be the reason.  Installed 6.7240; multiple wildcard searches work now.  Many thanks!  smiley

2272  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Locate 3.0 - great *FAST* HD search tool! on: August 04, 2006, 05:16:50 AM
Update: Searches like *URL.txt;*lol*.jpg work in the latest beta now!

I must have misread that.  I thought you meant that it would search for both *URL.txt and *lol*.jpg at the same time.  It doesn't seem to, using Version 3.0 beta 5.10100.  Is that correct?

2273  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Furry Friends on: July 28, 2006, 03:48:16 AM
She is smart, agressive and thinks she is a queen.

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3,000 years ago, Egyptians worshipped cats.  The cats never forgot it.

2274  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Furry Friends on: July 25, 2006, 10:48:54 AM
Leslie Fish's (true?) cat stories  http://www.kayshapero.net/FishTale.htm

And if you're interested in furry fiction, click on the link at the top, which is http://www.kayshapero.net/furindex.htm
2275  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: appending text to todo.txt file? on: July 21, 2006, 10:00:35 AM
Addnote.exe is basically a commandline tool for adding notes to top or bottom of a text file with a date stamp.

Horst Scaheffer's LOGECHO in his PBATS collection;


LOGECHO - custom entries for logfiles, with enhanced date handling

LOGECHO 2.2 (c) 1997 Horst Schaeffer
ECHO using time/date information (case sensitive tokens):
   $D  day (01..31)   $h  hour
   $M  month (01..12)   $m  minutes
   $N  month (Jan..Dec)   $s  seconds
   $H  month (hex 1..C)   $c  sec/100
   $Y  year (00..99)
   $C  century (19|20)
   $W  day of week (Sun..Sat)
   $V  day of week (0..6)
   $Z  day of year (001..366)
   $$  '$'
   $+  new line


These are the tokens, you can mix them with any other text.


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