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General Software Discussion / Re: Modern forum software: Discourse
« Last post by wraith808 on Today at 08:20:16 AM »
That's yet another problem: You can't have a "web app" in your toolbox. If it's gone, it's gone. No shiny USB thumbdrive will catch it for you.

When I said toolbox, I meant the developer's toolbox, i.e. options when deciding what the format of the project will be.  And as far as your actual statement, that's generally true, but not universally correct.  I run a couple of my web apps from a USB drive currently.
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General Software Discussion / Re: Modern forum software: Discourse
« Last post by Tuxman on Today at 08:02:05 AM »
That's yet another problem: You can't have a "web app" in your toolbox. If it's gone, it's gone. No shiny USB thumbdrive will catch it for you.
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General Software Discussion / Re: Modern forum software: Discourse
« Last post by wraith808 on Today at 07:53:54 AM »
web apps kinda made desktop apps redundant in all but a few use cases IMHO.

Unless you prefer efficient code.

There's also paradigms that you can't do in a web app.  Web apps are definitely a good tool to have in the toolbox.  But just like everything else, it's situational.
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General Software Discussion / Re: Modern forum software: Discourse
« Last post by mouser on Today at 07:49:14 AM »
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I'll go back under my rock where I have been the last 5 years

I hope you will decide to move your rock closer to us so you can visit more frequently.  You have friends here :)

As you say, the technology and computer world has changed a lot since 2005 -- web apps and mobile apps have taken over huge amounts of market share and attention, and those are areas that DC only dabbles in (I hope you've seen my suite of android apps).

It's not that we are uninterested in such things here as much as we are one of the few places that is still focused on desktop apps, and I think there is still a need for such sites even as much of the world moves on..

Keeping a foot in both worlds makes DC a bit more eclectic and "cluttered" than other sites, but we try to make up for that in friendliness :)

I think the best thing folks could do who want to see DC content reflect the projects they are interested in is.. surprise surprise.. share with us the projects you are involved in and interested in on this forum!  I know I would like to hear what more of you are up to and to support your projects and talk about them..
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Screenshot Captor / Re: Copy Image without Objects
« Last post by OLLI_S on Today at 07:24:25 AM »
This would really help a lot (to copy the image without objects to the clipboard).
Thank you!
 :-*
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Screenshot Captor / Re: Copy Image without Objects
« Last post by mouser on Today at 07:20:32 AM »
I was suggesting adding a new option added to menu to save as a new file without object.
But a new menu entry as you suggest in Copy to clipboard would work too.
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General Software Discussion / Re: Modern forum software: Discourse
« Last post by IainB on Today at 06:54:32 AM »
web apps kinda made desktop apps redundant in all but a few use cases IMHO.
Unless you prefer efficient code.

Yers, that's probably another valid point worth making. It does seem to me that there is a lot of software out there - especially Windows apps and web apps - that is badly-designed and sloppy as all heck, in terms of efficiency of use of computing resources, never mind the cringingly bad ergonomics one sometimes finds in the GUI. However, it may be that that is a product of poor (or nil) training in programming - where efficiency and/or ergonomics are not even considered.
I was thinking about this issue when I made this post: Program performance optimisation just as relevant today as it was years ago?
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Living Room / Re: GoDaddy Blocking Access to Website
« Last post by Stoic Joker on Today at 06:27:42 AM »
Sometimes the blacklisting tools are just there to temporarily block an ip for a few minutes -- you might just want to check it again in a bit.

That was my initial hope as well, but... This went down late Monday morning, and it still blocking us.

This is why I keep telling people I suck at optimism.. :D



I'd say quit trying to figure it out, and contact them.

That's on tomorrow's to-do list. But it's compounded by the fact I'll be calling on behalf of the client, and will possible need to engineer my way past GD support identity verification ... Assuming they have any.

So I was hoping there was an alternate (configuration based) option that I could get at more easily ... Since I have CP access to the account.

Normally I'm quite good at the SE type stuff, but lately the office environment has turned into a constantly toxic epic shit-storm. So I - like most of the staff - spend most of my days stressed to the max because the owner has turned into the vitriolic red queen from Alice in Wonderland prowling the office looking for something/anything to scream at or about. *Shrug* It's really just too fucking hard to think straight in that type of atmosphere. But I'd like to get this client's project done before I completely shutdown and start focusing on looking for another job.

(Assuming you've seen the commercial) PW: Ihatemyjob1  :D

Sounds pretty bad.  Sorry I couldn't be more help; when I had a similar problem, one time it was the firewall on the server, so they had to correct it, and the other time it was the firewall in the company.  Have you checked that?

That pretty much was my Tuesday - vetting all our internal systems to ensure we weren't our own problem ... And we ain't.

*Shrug*  :) Fuck.
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General Software Discussion / Re: Modern forum software: Discourse
« Last post by Tuxman on Today at 06:08:56 AM »
web apps kinda made desktop apps redundant in all but a few use cases IMHO.

Unless you prefer efficient code.
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General Software Discussion / Re: Modern forum software: Discourse
« Last post by urlwolf on Today at 05:48:45 AM »
I thought there was not a single human in the universe that thought that the 'old guard forums' were better than Discourse. But @tuxman proved me wrong. Ok, no need to go any further on my side :). I'll go back under my rock where I have been the last 5 years :) :). I do think the content of DC is also somewhat 'stuck in time'. I think the time when finding cool desktop apps (on windows) was a thing. There were discounts, great reviews, interesting people thinking about usability... They are probably still here, but the paradigm is just not interesting to me at all. Not only because I'm on linux: web apps kinda made desktop apps redundant in all but a few use cases IMHO.
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