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Author Topic: Newsletter for Dec 10, 2013 - Codename: Lucky Fourteen  (Read 23582 times)

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Newsletter for Dec 10, 2013 - Codename: Lucky Fourteen
« on: December 09, 2013, 11:29:16 PM »
Super-sized Newsletter for Dec 10, 2013
"Codename: Lucky Fourteen"





1. Newsletter Editorial

Greetings and welcome to a super-sized edition of the DonationCoder.com newsletter, featuring some of the most interesting posts on the forum in the last three months, divided into fourteen bite-sized sections.

I do have a handful of topics I want to touch on briefly in this newsletter editorial.

Firstly, and most importantly, I want to encourage you to get involved in our NANY (New Apps for the New Year) 2014 event, where we encourage coders who are friends of the site to try to code and release something new.  The deadline to submit something is January 1st, and the event is open to the public, young and old, amateur or pro.  There are no winners or losers and everyone who participates gets a free coffee mug commemorating the event.  Even if you're not a coder, stop by and cheer on the participants -- many of whom are first-time coders.

Secondly, we've finally gotten around to updating our new list of our favorite websites (see section 8 below).  Hopefully you'll discover something new there and share with us your opinion about sites we should add to the list.

Thirdly, you'll see in sections 3 & 4 below that DC member Skwire and I have been in an unspoken competition to update our software applications -- resulting in a ton of updates in the last few months.  So, if you're a user of one of our applications there's a good chance it's been updated recently.

And lastly, please consider making a small donation to help with the extra costs we incur at the end of each year in sending out our NANY event mugs.

And now on to the newsletter!
-jesse (mouser)


2. NANY 2014: New Apps for the New Year

With only 3 weeks left before the deadline for our NANY 2014 event, the progress report posts are starting to pile up in the NANY section.  Here's just a small collection of them:



3. Mouser's Software Updates

I've uploaded some updates to many of my large applications since the last newsletter.  As always, you can find the list of what's new both in the online help pages (linked from each program homepage) or in the forum thread about the application (also linked from each program homepage).



4. Skwire Empire Software Updates

DC member skwire is one of the more prolific coders of utilities on our site -- he roams the coding snack request section and pounces like a jaguar when he finds something that catches his eye.  He's released a ton of updates to his software since the last newsletter, including some updates to his most popular tools:



5. User-to-User: Your Input Requested

We love nothing more than having interesting discussions on our forum -- and we love when new people participate in the discussions.  In each newsletter we try to highlight a few topics that we think might interest casual readers and that are good candidates for making your first post.



6. Coding Snacks, and other Member Projects

We love to keep up with projects that our members are working on, and hearing what our forum members think of software they use.  If you're working on something interesting -- let us know!



7. Mini-reviews, Discounts, and Found Deals

Members share their reviews of software with one another on the forum.



8. Website Discoveries, Debates, Essays, Discussions

What's new in cyberspace? What exciting new sites have been discovered by forum members?  What's the current hot topic and debate? Read on to find out...  And be sure to check out our new list of our "Favorite" websites.



9. Software Discussions

Some noteworthy software discussion on the forum since the last newsletter.



10. Entertainment and Humour

Here's a collection of some diversionary web browsing links posted on the forum recently.



11. Developer's Corner

This section highlights some discussions that might be relevant for not just coders and developers, but also people interested in entrepreneurial issues.



12. Encryption and Security News

There were so many encryption and security-related posts on the forum in the last month that we have a section of the newsletter devoted to the issue.



13. Hardware Hangout

We've started to see more hardware discussions on the forum in the last year or two.  Hopefully the trend will continue -- we'd love to hear about more DIY projects from readers.



14. Linux and Non-Windows Stuff

We've got a new section in this newsletter -- to match a brand new section of our forum devoted to linux and other non-windows platforms.


Hope you enjoyed the latest edition of the newsletter -- see you in January!
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Re: --> Newsletter for Dec 10, 2013 - Codename: Lucky Fourteen
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 12:48:00 AM »
Note:

If you wish to receive the DonationCoder.com newsletter by email as soon as it comes out, just sign up for it here:


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Re: --> Newsletter for Dec 10, 2013 - Codename: Lucky Fourteen
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 06:49:49 AM »
Man, that's a  lot of great software updates!

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Re: --> Newsletter for Dec 10, 2013 - Codename: Lucky Fourteen
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 12:42:41 PM »
Indeed, it is a lot of great software updates along with lots of other information.
Carroll - HamRadioUSA.net

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Re: --> Newsletter for Dec 10, 2013 - Codename: Lucky Fourteen
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 03:10:33 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement -- making the newsletters takes some time and effort and it's always nice to hear that it's appreciated.

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Re: --> Newsletter for Dec 10, 2013 - Codename: Lucky Fourteen
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 05:33:21 PM »
Thanks for the newsletter  :up:

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Re: --> Newsletter for Dec 10, 2013 - Codename: Lucky Fourteen
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 08:56:37 PM »
Great newsletter as always, looks like I get to say goodbye to a few more hours of my life reading about really cool stuff  :Thmbsup:

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Re: --> Newsletter for Dec 10, 2013 - Codename: Lucky Fourteen
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 01:18:04 AM »
Thanks for the time and effort of putting together this nice newsletter. (c:


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Re: --> Newsletter for Dec 10, 2013 - Codename: Lucky Fourteen
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 08:02:49 AM »
You sure have been busy since the last newsletter.
Thanks.

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Re: --> Newsletter for Dec 10, 2013 - Codename: Lucky Fourteen
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 07:46:04 PM »
I'm moving house tomorrow, and just got the newsletter - guess I'm taking a hard-earned break for the rest of the day to read this epic issue!  Many thanks ...  :)  :)  :)