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General Software Discussion / Re: Send some info of your PC!
« on: October 04, 2008, 08:12 AM »
Here's mine plus I got 4x 250GB SATA-II HD's not installed yet.

Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP 3
Asus Crosshair
AMD 64 X2 6000+ @3195 MHz
2GB Corsair XMS2 CM2X512A-6400
x2 ST3500320AS  (500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX  (768 MB)
ViewSonic VX2235wm  [22" LCD]
ViewSonic VX2235wm-3  [22" LCD]
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Sound Card
Zalman dual headphone output box
Logitech 5.1 speakers
Zalman 5.1 headphones
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
Ideazon Fang

I got the G9 & I think its the best mouse I have ever owned & one of its best features for me is the profiles.

All so the MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel comes in handy scrolling long web pages.

Just waiting for Logitech to release some more grips but wont hold my breath on that as it hasn't happen yet  :(

General Software Discussion / Re: webcam as mouse?
« on: June 03, 2008, 02:24 AM »
Here is an interesting one. MTmini - How to Make a Cheap Multitouch Pad

Living Room / Re: Hosting options for new website
« on: June 01, 2008, 10:26 AM »
im in uk too but comes with my recommendation, £4.50 so about $9/month, its doesnt have to fastest load times (see for an example), but comes with 510gb disk space and 5.01tb BW/month. it also comes with an optional auto-installer option for software like joomla.

Few problems with servage is there Clustered Servers setup doesn't like install scripts as installing SMF(there autoinstall script says SMF1.1.2) & then any mods will give errors as the server takes ownership of folders/files after a test which make it a pain to work with last install I did was on a WampServer on my computer to make sure it was good & them uploaded the SMF folder & database & changed the config & anything in the database to the path on server.

Plus there web stats is not the best if you want detailed user info.

Living Room / Anyone that only seem to accept PayPal echecks
« on: May 19, 2008, 09:04 PM »
You download a program test it out on its trial & once you decide to buy it with PayPal they only accept echecks which takes 6+ days to clear for me .

Its so annoying as I have the funds in PayPal & have to go though the hassle of waiting for it to clear & to re budget to allow for it. >:(

General Software Discussion / Re: I need a good DVD converter!
« on: May 08, 2008, 03:32 AM »
I would have to second Slysoft CloneDVDmobile for paid software(Free lifetime updates) as you wont be stuck with one format.

Living Room / Re: What annoys you to no end?
« on: February 24, 2008, 07:25 PM »
Program that manages to remove a heap of startup items once installed & doesn't work at all & takes like half an hour to fix.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: ACRONYM database
« on: February 18, 2008, 05:56 PM »
This is what I use

Hmm typical they leave out WA the largest state.

Haha got all most to the end & it crashed firefox  :down:

General Software Discussion / Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« on: February 12, 2008, 11:24 AM »

Why do you use alt codes as names? just visually pleasure?

Just didn't want numbers or letters.

General Software Discussion / Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« on: February 12, 2008, 08:25 AM »
No all the shortcuts in the folders are sorted alphabetical anyway from when they are added

General Software Discussion / Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« on: February 12, 2008, 07:59 AM »
I tried a lot of programs for taskbars but didn't like any of them(just to much bloat for me) & settled on using a double size Taskbar & folders using alt codes as names which are added as toolbars & all so use Start Killer & PresStart to reclaim the wasted space under the start button

The orb is just a shortcut thats in a folder with no name by the use of alt codes to the PresStart program & the QuickLaunch is the last two icons to the right.


General Software Discussion / Re: Best free firewall for Windows?
« on: February 01, 2008, 06:47 PM »
I am not sure but there was a firewalll link in there first time I install tried clicking on it but didn't do anything.

General Software Discussion / Re: Best free firewall for Windows?
« on: February 01, 2008, 06:44 AM »
I think they even removed it completely for later chipsets, which screams "danger bloody danger!" to me.

Yeah on my nForce 590 SLI it doesn't have it.

All so if installed the Nvidia network access manager which is where you configure it alone can cause BSOD & problems so I all ways make sure I never install that with the chipset drivers.

General Software Discussion / Re: What is your boot time?
« on: January 31, 2008, 05:18 AM »
I've had boot lag issues for quite some time here.  I spent some time trying to find a utility - any utility - tha would log all events during bootup but there doesn't appear to be any. 

Here is one not sure how good it is have only used it once quite a while ago BootlogXP & has 30 day evaluation period & Single license is $19.95

General Software Discussion / Re: The great defrag shootout
« on: January 25, 2008, 08:31 PM »
I have not used AutoPilot as I like to do most stuff like that manually when I know I will not be using my computer for a while plus since I have been using the old version it didn't take long for it to do its job anyway.

I am really liking the new GUI as it has got more info plus for me it is easy to navigate & defrag just one file instead of the whole harddrive.

One thing I have noticed is the Metadata has really a poor rating not long after a system files defrag due to C:\$Extend\$UsnJrnl:$J so I will be trying to work out why that is later.

General Software Discussion / PerfectDisk 2008 Professional
« on: January 23, 2008, 10:07 AM »
Got an email today about PerfectDisk 2008 Professional
The much anticipated "official" release date of the new PerfectDisk 2008 family of products is only days away As you will see on the new website that will be launched on Tuesday (1/29), Because you are a valued customer currently covered by a maintenance plan, you are entitled to a free upgrade to PerfectDisk 2008 Professional and we wanted to get it into your hands a little early.

To see a list of new features added to PerfectDisk 2008 Professional and to take a peek at the new products added to the PerfectDisk 2008 family, click here PerfectDisk 2008

So if you are a customer currently covered by a maintenance plan check your email.

Looks like Direct Access v1.5.1.0 was offered previously & here is the Version-History

Living Room / Re: which hierarchical note program?
« on: January 10, 2008, 05:14 AM »

BTW, does somebody know if there is some kind of a tagging framework for computer files (Windows)? It's such a universal approach to getting stuff organized, tagging for everything could be my next killer app.

Is this what you are thinking of

General Software Discussion / Re: Logitech's Setpoint
« on: January 09, 2008, 01:13 AM »
I got two G5's & had no problems with them & now I got a G9 with SetPointII with no problems.

I wear only cotton clothing as with any synthetic clothing rubbing against another synthetic material it makes me into a "Electro-man"

Living Room / Re: What is appropriate content for DonationCoder?
« on: January 04, 2008, 07:47 AM »
I haven't read all posts but I don't like the tag thingy too but I think a New Board or Child Board that you would need to subscribe to to see it would be better option with a disclaimer about what is in it or something a long those lines.

Going by ASUS your mobo should support 10 x USB 2.0/1.1 or 9 if its got a WiFi addon board Asus 8N32 SLI Deluxe
Deluxe/WiFi:Supports up to 9 USB 2.0 ports
Deluxe:Supports up to 10 USB 2.0 ports

Two of them would be used for the card reader so in all you would get 8 or 7 with WiFi addon board.

"Why do so many manufacturers put the stupid transformer blocks at the plug end of the cord?!?"

Yeah got to hate this as I got a large belkin power board & can only use 7 of its 8 plugs even though its got extra space between the plugs.

With my mobo ASUS recommend a 600W power supply but I got one of those watt meters & it only draws about ~380W(thats all components like monitor,etc)  running 3dmark06 will do some more tests with it & post it in the power slave topic

General Software Discussion / Re: Download Demons...
« on: December 27, 2007, 12:17 PM »
I use Free Download Manager which comes in a lite version with plugins that are in the full version if you don't want all of them.

What is Free Download Manager? It is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. Moreover, FDM is 100% safe, open-source software distributed under GPL license.

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