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Thanks Pilgrim
you got the weekend off on the right note there :-*
Tom

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Scaramouche?

The Clown

I was a clown, I played the Fool,
But deep in my heart there’s no laughter at all.

I was a clown but I couldn’t see,
It wasn’t the jokes, they were laughing at me.

Now the circus is over, the crowds have gone home,
The lights go down and I stand here alone.

No more the clown, only a fool,
For when I look around there’s no-one at all.
I spent 25 years training to be an eccentric then I woke up one morning and realised that I'd cracked it.
I've not had to try since.

I wonder what happens if I click on thi

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Reminds me of this unusual song: http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=zxv7MiZ4cwA

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Reminds me of this unusual song: http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=zxv7MiZ4cwA

I liked that from when it first came out but The Clown was inspired by THIS.
I spent 25 years training to be an eccentric then I woke up one morning and realised that I'd cracked it.
I've not had to try since.

I wonder what happens if I click on thi

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G'day I am jf3000 - Your Friendly New Programmer
« Reply #804 on: May 22, 2013, 05:39:31 PM »
First of all I didn't know where to post this and after seeing a few posts and making a few posts I wanted to share with this site what I do and where I am from and everything else in between.

To sum it up for me I work for the Royal Australian Air Force in Communications. I am either based in Mawson Antarctica or Gold Coast Australia. In my spare time I like to write software. Originally and what I will post below is the majority written in Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6). I opted for VB6 because it was more of a graphical application, so I could see what I was creating and play around with it then go into the back end and create the functions etc. Moving on from VB6 I am now into VB.NET and still using the graphical side of the software but with more use and more exploring, it gives me the grounds to deliver easier + also add the option to update so much easier without the need of having to check for updates.

Below is the list of all the VB6 apps that I have created to date. WinUp which was originally on CNET was pulled after Microsoft sent a letter asking to be pulled because it violated there terms and conditions of downloading Windows Updates, that didn't stop me when I learned about PAD files and PAD Submission.

3D Stereographic - Learning about 3d stereo images
Alpha Webcam - Basic Webcam
AnotherIRC - Learning how ot create IRC Apps
Asteroids - Old Skool Game
AnotherTuber - Download from youtube *Learning*
BenchMarkXP - Benchmarking your PC
BlueCam - Overlay of a webcam
BMI Calculator - Testing self
Brain Scan - Joke App
Brain Upgrade - Upgrade from Scan
Browse For Folder - As it says
Bugger - Video Converter
CDTracker - Track my cds
Cheat Hitter - As it says
Convert ExE - Adds encryption strings to exe
Copy_DLL - Needed an easy way to use Regsvr32
Create Dummy Size Files - Useful when needed to create a txt file e.g. 1GB
Cuboid City - Learning how to make a 3d city
Enhanced PacMan - As it says
Error_Handler - Generating errors
EZ Bounce - Game
FileTracker - Tracking files
FlashTest - Using Flash
Flippin Heck - Book related to turning pages
Forum Link - New to creating links
GameCheatsDatabase - Out of date but can be modified to receive upto date cheats
GeoMaker - Longitude and Latitude software
Get Font - As it says
Get Processor - As it says
Hangman - As it says
HexEditor - As it says
Ihatetorrents - Learning about NZB files
IM Messiah - Old Skool MSN Bot
IMDB Search - As it says
Infinite Buttons - As it says
Instant Messenger - As it says
Invite System - As it says
J.a.Q.u.i.E. - Telecommunications software (Now ripped apart and ready for something new)
jIRC - As it says
Jump - As it says
Library - As it says
Magic - As it says
Magic Numbers - As it says
Make ISO File - As it says
makeisofiles - As it says
MakeHTMLDir - As it says
Making A Patch - As it says
MediaDeFunc - Music App
Mega Mog Music Recorder - Learning how to rip music from MOG (Google It)
MessageBoard - As it says
Monster - Access too Monster templates
Move To Demo 1 - As it says
Move To Demo 2 - As it says
MovieLibrary - As it says
Msn - Bot Example - As it says
Msn - Client - As it says
Msn - Macro - As it says
Msn - Nudge - As it says
Msn - Personal Message Changer - As it says
Msn - Profile Viewer - As it says
Msn - Smileys - As it says
Msn - Thief - As it says
MuIP - App to give IP Address for game MuOnline
MusicMod - Learn how to play music using the old skool mod files
NES_Galaga - Old Skool Game
Orby - Game
Outlook Rescue - As it says
Pad - My own version of a pad editor after learning every piece of software submitted needed a pad file
PCServices - Learning about your PC
PCStats - As it says
Phoenix - Game
Plugin_Wizard - As it says
PoliceScanner - Originally tapped into police frequencies 0 But when everything went digital used to tap into radio stations online
PornHub - An extension of my torrent database app
Port Scanner - As it says
prjUpdate - The one and only VB6 Update app I used everywhere
Proper_MSN4 - MSN Related
PwdRevealer - See the ******* for passwords
Radio - As it says
Revive Live Update Script - Another update script
RSProxy List - My app for distributing proxies, doesnt scan for them just holds them in one spot
RSS FeedMe - All about RSS Feeds
RSTerminal - My way of distributing knowledge on tv shows
ScrollBar - As it says
Search_2 - Learning and understanding how search works
Shoutcast - As it says
ShowPass - As it says
Shuttle Radar - This accesses NASA radar images and displays the images, need to reconfigure the gzip to get working again since NASA updated site
Simple Machines - Protector
SimpleTrial - As it says
SketchArtist - Learning about from a photo to using the pc to sketch
SpaceJunk - One of my first games
SpaceJunk The Beginning Years - As it says
Stereographic - Refers to stereo images
Streaming Cams - As it says
Strength Wrapper - Encryption
SysCleaner 2.0 - As it says
System Uptime Monitor - As it says
Systray - As it says
TabbedBrowser - As it says
TagMp3 - Learning about tagging MP3's
TheShack - My first image uploader app for imageshack.us
Thumby - Reads those annoying thumbs.dll files
Timer - As it says
Torrent Database - The joy out of all my software and my baby
Torrent Database - Alpha
Torrent Viewer - As it says
UDPchat - As it says
Uninstaller Pro 2007 - My own version of an uninstaller
Uninstaller Pro 2008 - As it says
Uninstaller Pro 2009 - As it says
Uninstaller Pro 2010 - As it says
Uninstaller Pro 2011 - As it says
Uninstaller Pro 2012 - As it says
Uninstaller Pro 2013 - As it says
Updater - As it says
Visual Basic User Controls - As it says
Voxel Space - game learning about space
Wargames - TicTacToe like never before
WebCamClient - As it says
WGABuggerMe - Related to Winup - About bypassing the windows genuine advantage file for downloading Windows Updates
WinCD_Key - As it says
Windows Errors - As it says
Windows Update - As it says
Win-Emo - Windows Live Emote System
WinUp - My own version of bypassing using any browser to get the windows updates
WinZip Type - As it says
YahEarth - As it says
YGamer - As it says
YouTube - As it says

I don't know what I can do for this forum, but it certainly feels nice to be part of a community where the general midst is programming. There are so many different types of programmers here from Delphi to C++ to VB.NET to everything.

Right now in programming im more so focused on my torrent software and have been since 2007. With every single site I had submitted my software too, around 627+ at the time, torrents for myself was a new way of technology, I wanted to board that train and learning more.

I won't go into detail as I have already submitted the software via the submission tool on the site, as I didn't want anyone to think I was trying to spam here. I look forward to making many new friends and even learning from others and hopefully meeting some other VB.NET programmers cos I may do a lot of programming, but I still have my own troubles.

Chat Soon and Thank you.

jf3000
.NET programmer, always looking for new programming friends. CNET is where all my software is posted and released.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2013, 11:26:11 PM by jf3000 »

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Re: G'day I am jf3000 - Your Friendly New Programmer
« Reply #805 on: May 22, 2013, 05:58:55 PM »
Very nice to meet you, jf -- welcome to the site :up:

(ps. i'll merge this thread in to the "let's get to know each other thread") if you don't mind.

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Re: G'day I am jf3000 - Your Friendly New Programmer
« Reply #806 on: May 22, 2013, 06:02:15 PM »
Thank you
.NET programmer, always looking for new programming friends. CNET is where all my software is posted and released.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2013, 06:12:28 PM by jf3000 »

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My name is Rich Fiscus and I write and create videos for AfterDawn.com. In my former life I was an IT monkey and for a couple years I taught community college networking classes. I found DonationCoder more than a year ago when I was looking for a launcher to alleviate my headaches with the Windows 7 [strike]Stop[/strike] Start menu. Now I'm hoping to give something back by contributing to the community and doing a little promotion for some of my favorite software.
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welcome, jf3000
You are clearly a very busy software author!  :up:

However, you are just as clearly not really into sales or marketing, huh? The names you have given your applications, makes it totally impossible to ever do a successful Internet search for almost any of them!
 ;)

Do you have a homepage for your software?

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Welcome and well met! Always good to have a new voice join our discussion. I'm a sysadmin for hire and network integrator (along with other things I enjoy doing far more) so it's always nice to make the acquaintance of somebody else who's been down in the IT trenches.

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Be seeing you around the campus! :)


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Welcome, Vurbal  :up:

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Thank you.
I learned to say the pledge of allegiance
Before they beat me bloody down at the station
They haven't got a word out of me since
I got a billion years probation
- The MC5

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ''crackpot'' than the stigma of conformity.
- Thomas J. Watson, Sr

It's not rocket surgery.
- Me


I recommend reading through my Bio before responding to any of my posts. It could save both of us a lot of time and frustration.

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Here's Me!!
« Reply #813 on: August 17, 2013, 08:31:28 PM »
64 year old married male living in New Zealand.  Joined military out of school for six active years, then working with computers since 1972 maintained an IBM 360 with many peripherals, then as a Health and Safety contractor, college lecturer, then back to computers in 1991 self employed as a system analyst moonlighting as a repair tech and corporate trainer.  Retired at 57 years just as Vista was released.  Since then been learning Linux, mainly Mint and how to get stuff working in Linux.  Also photography - our region is seabound on two sides and has some magnificent scenery.  Rode a motorbike seriously since 17, got my license at 32 and gave up at 63 due to health problems, and my wife lost confidence as my pillion. (No incidents, just early Alzheimer's.) Have two daughters living in the area with seven grandchildren, two sons out of area with six grandchildren: oldest grandchild = 25 years, youngest = 3 years.  Now spend most days surfing the web and/or walking the beach about 200 metres away.

Here's a link to the local community, about 30 minutes drive to NZ's largest city Auckland, with about 1.8 million people - too many people and far too close, but that's how it is.

http://www.orewabeac...ery-orewa/index.html

In image 3, look for the big tree to the right horizontally and almost centre vertically.  We live in that general area, quiet, close to town and beach.  The beach is about 1.5 miles long so there's plenty to see on the gallery.  Scenes shown are from all along the beach.

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Good to meet you fredemeister, welcome!
I think you'll enjoy the community here.
 

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Re: Here's Me!!
« Reply #815 on: August 18, 2013, 11:35:07 AM »
maintained an IBM 360
[ sigh ] I misread "maintained" as "married."  Some of us have been here a little too long...

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Welcome fredimeister. :)

Always good to see a new name around here. With your wide range of interests and work experience I'm sure you'll find you fit in quite well with this crowd. Also my special welcome to a fellow Linux user. We may be in the minority as of now. But it's only a matter of time before that changes.

Be seein' ya around the campus! :Thmbsup:


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Thanks folks.  Might not be here often, and I tend to lurk more than leap out into the open, but I'm still interested in learning so I'll be around.

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Who knows what deviltry exists in the hearts of DC ... the lurker knows  :P.  And, around here, lurking can be very educational  :Thmbsup:.

(Apologies for the misquote to those of you who recall radio drama  ;).)

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Hi- I''m a 91 year old retiree with severe vision loss. I depend upon my PC and video reader to keep in touch with the world. In my first career I served as a regular Ar, Signal Corps Officer and when retired I joined the zMartin Marietta Corpopartion  as the Director of c3I programs. Upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65 I again retired only to be hired back as a consultant. After getting my feet on the ground in this world of consulting I started serving other companies than MMC and grew the organization to 12 full time and about 50 part time associates. When my wife's deteriorating health required my full time attention I sold the company to the full time employees and retired again.ife passed 3 years ago and I now live alone with daily health aides helping me

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Wow! What a rich and full life  :Thmbsup:! Thank you for sharing your story with us and WELCOME to DC. I have not been very active here for a few years now, but do monitor the fora; you will find this to be a very welcoming and tolerant place  :-* My condolences (late though they may be) on your wife's passing.
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May I say, sir, that I hold a great deal of respect for your longevity and persistence.  You make me feel young again  :-*.

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Hi, I am a german government employee and 64 yeaers old. I am blind since 1975. Since 1985 I work with computers that have  a software called Screen Reader (JAWS=Job Access with Speech) that speaks out the written Text of the Display.
I am in cahrge of a computer Club for blind people, and my hobby is the testing of software, if it can be used by blind people. This is the reason I got in contact with Skwire, because I tested his programms and hat difficulties . I wrote to him, and he instantli changed his program and I could use it, although I was not a member of donation coder.

I thank him very much, and i must say that not many programmers are so kind and so friendly - and so willing to help! I often write to program authors with questions, but mostly they don`t answer at alll, or they answer that they are not willed to change their stuff.

And I should not forget Mouser! When i became a member, he offered me special help because he knew I am blind.     
SO, many greetings to Skwire and Mouser again today!
And many thanks for all those nice programms that mostly work with Screen Reader!
 
Best Regards, Ulrich

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Re: OK - lets get to know each other... who are you, what do you do, where from?
« Reply #823 on: September 09, 2013, 06:48:52 PM »
www.emailaddresses.com which is about email and is a good place to visit
Although emailaddresses looks a little like a portal it does have interesting links & news. Online Photo Albums could use some updating.  Good work!

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Re: OK - lets get to know each other... who are you, what do you do, where from?
« Reply #824 on: September 16, 2013, 10:45:09 PM »
After a loooooong hiatus (life's a b*tch) I finally got settled down enough that I get to participate on a forum on a regular basis. I missed you guys.

Is the IRC channel still active? I have to drop as soon as I get my ISP to unblock the port.