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Author Topic: Super-sized Newsletter for Sep 18, 2016 - Codename: Catching Up with Cody  (Read 2439 times)

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Super-sized Newsletter for September 18, 2016
"Codename: Catching Up with Cody"




1. Newsletter Editorial

Greetings!  It's been just over a year since the last DonationCoder newsletter -- way way too long (if you check in the user-to-user section below you'll read about one of the reasons why).  As usual, you'll find below a selection of some of the top recent threads from our discussion forum, along with a sprinkling of news about the website.  You'll also see a very belated section devoted to last year's NANY (New Apps for the New Year) 2016 event, and since this newsletter was so long in coming, you'll also see an item about the upcoming 2017 NANY event.  I promise the next newsletter will not be so long in coming.


2. NANY (New Apps for the New Year) Event Roundup

For the last 10 years on the DonationCoder.com site we run a friendly event called "NANY" (New Apps for the New Year), where invite forum visitors to release a new free program on the first of the new year, to celebrate the new year.  We typically get a variety of entries -- some are genuinely useful tools designed to be shared widely, and some are programming exercises for new users.



3. Skwire Empire Software Updates and New Releases

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 and a few brand new releases:



4. Mouser's Software Updates and Discussions

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).




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. DC 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. Coding Snacks

One of the more popular sections on our forum is the Coding Snacks section.  There, people can posts requests for small utilities that are needed.  Coders who find an idea they like write the utility and post it as freeware for all.



8. Mini-reviews by Members

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!



9. Website Discoveries, Debates, Essays, and 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..



10. General Software Discussions

Some noteworthy general software discussions on the forum since the last newsletter:



11. Specific Software Discussions

Some noteworthy software discussions on the forum about specific software applications since the last newsletter:



12. Entertainment, Games, and Humour

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



13. 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.



14. Hardware and Non-Windows Software

While the lion's share of technical discussions on our forum involve Microsoft Windows software, hardware and linux threads are becoming increasingly common.

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Re: Super-sized Newsletter for Sep 18, 2016 - Codename: Catching Up with Cody
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 11:11:07 PM »
IMPORTANT:

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Re: Super-sized Newsletter for Sep 18, 2016 - Codename: Catching Up with Cody
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 01:38:36 PM »
It's always nice the buzz around here after a newsletter has gone out :)

thanks mouser :up:
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Re: Super-sized Newsletter for Sep 18, 2016 - Codename: Catching Up with Cody
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 07:31:23 PM »
Yes it's fun to see a burst of activity on the forum whenever a newsletter comes out  :Thmbsup:

Is anyone finding that the newsletter is being marked as spam by your email provider?

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Re: Super-sized Newsletter for Sep 18, 2016 - Codename: Catching Up with Cody
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 10:44:32 PM »
Is anyone finding that the newsletter is being marked as spam by your email provider?

It wasn't marked as spam for me. I'm using Gmail.


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Re: Super-sized Newsletter for Sep 18, 2016 - Codename: Catching Up with Cody
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 06:23:01 AM »
Yes it's fun to see a burst of activity on the forum whenever a newsletter comes out  :Thmbsup:
Is there an emoticon for a guilty look? Ah. Possibly this.
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Is anyone finding that the newsletter is being marked as spam by your email provider?
Not here either: neither gmail nor fastmail.

Particularly good newsletter, I should say. Thanks! :)
-- bests, Tim

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