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Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« on: February 07, 2007, 08:20:01 PM »
Newsletter for February 7th, 2007
"Helping Hands"


"If you read nothing else on our site, read our BLOG"





1. Site Updates
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Members have been busy writing software reviews this month!  If you like what you see - send a few of your donation credits to the authors to encourage them to write more reviews.


4. February Discounts and Giveaway (Deadline Feb 14th)
Supporting Members, you've only got until February 14th to take enter to win this month's Shareware Giveaway and only until the end of the month to take advantage of the discounts.


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What's new in the world of software? Are you good at finding new software discoveries? Stop by the forum and help us find stuff!  And don't miss our Found Deals and Discounts section where people post great software discounts they find on the web.


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  • Our website of the month in February is We-make-money-not-art.com - a wonderful website about technologically-related art projects, updated multiple times every day.


10. Cody's Internet Citizen's Club Assignments
Cody, our rambunctious little bird mascot, has decided to form his own club and he wants you to join it!  What's it all about? Mainly it's about being good internet citizens and active DC participants, and working as a team.  In each newsletter you'll have a small assignment or two - like finding a freeware author you like and emailing them a thank you, or participating in a forum poll.  As a Cody Club member, we ask that you perform the Cody Club newsletter task (or else invent one of your own if you object to the one we've chosen).  Occasionally you'll get a little treat, like a postcard in the mail, or a Cody Club iron-on.  Only Cody knows for sure.

So.. have you completed this month's Cody Club tasks yet?
« Last Edit: February 22, 2007, 09:41:16 AM by mouser »

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007, 09:05:09 PM »
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Screenshot Captor v2.30.02 - Updated for VISTA, Faster Capture, Non-rectangular window auto-capture (wow! perfect for those rounded borders or fancy themes)
mouser, has it been uploaded already? :tellme:

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007, 09:11:14 PM »
it's up now.

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007, 09:16:12 PM »
rounded corners.. wow starts now! ;D

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2007, 09:25:12 PM »
So who wants to nominate some freeware authors (not on DC!) who we should email a thank you to as our Cody Club task this week?

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2007, 09:45:11 PM »
what about Irfan Skiljan of IrfanView, he's been working on IrfanView since 1997..

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2007, 09:55:23 PM »
good idea: irfanview@gmx.net
other suggestions?

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2007, 11:43:29 PM »
How about Florian Balmer, the author of Notepad2 (my favorite text editor)?  textview@bluewin.ch

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2007, 04:35:45 AM »
I love Earthwatcher. Ever since i installed it, my desktop background hasn't been the same. So, here's the author's email: jsleino1@cc.hut.fi

Another app i always keep running is AllSnap. Here's the author's e-mail: ivanheckman@hotmail.com
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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2007, 02:31:56 PM »
Regards & thanks for "Free Keys" on my maturity of membership.

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2007, 03:33:11 PM »
what about Irfan Skiljan of IrfanView, he's been working on IrfanView since 1997..


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Developer <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_development>(s): Irfan Skiljan Latest release <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_release>: 3.99 / November 16 , 2006


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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2007, 09:40:56 PM »
Hi
Never mind, now it seems to have corrected itself. Sorry for my impatience.
Khan

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2007, 02:00:29 AM »
I mailed Chris DeSalvo of www.spacetimemobile.com to thank him for creating MyCalcutor, a freeware scientific calculator for my Pocket PC:

Hello Chris,

I would like to thank you for writing MyCalculator and publishing it for free! I use it very much and it's the best calculator I found :)

Thank you!

John Willemse,
The Netherlands
Regards,
RuffNekk

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2007, 02:12:08 AM »
I emailed, of all people, the author of Curator Defense, the one game in the last year that really opened my eyes to a new genre.  http://www.davidbhowe.net/cd/main.htm

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2007, 07:38:12 AM »
If it is not too late, let me suggest David Zidar, the developer of Screamer Radio: david.zidarATgmail.com .

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2007, 07:39:55 AM »
Hi, Jens.

This is just another thank you for creating and maintaining JC&MB Quicknote (I have previously donated).  I find it invaluable, and use it numerous times every day.
 :)

Len

http://www.quicknote.de/
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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2007, 10:16:50 AM »
Cool~~~ ;D ;D ;D

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2007, 03:06:20 AM »
Irfanview would be my first suggestion, too. I'll send an e-mail.

PSPad is another invaluable freeware tool. Author is Jan Fiala, support AT pspad DOT com

Another one I'll send some words of thanks to, is "Jackass JoeJoe" of joejoesoft.com (ArsClip, StartRight, RenameMaster): jackass DOT joejoe AT gmail DOT com

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2007, 03:08:04 AM »
I'd do Task #2, too, but for the fact that I use Opera which isn't supported by StumbleUpon  :-\

Guess I'll have to launch Firefox to sign up...

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2007, 08:17:33 AM »
I'd like to suggest:<br>
Jan Fiala, for the excellent <a href="http://www.pspad.com/">PSPad</a> text editor
Marek Jasinsk, for the very good explorer replacement <a href="http://www.freecommander.com/">freeCommander</a>

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2007, 08:55:33 AM »
rubensf: don't forget the e-mails!
here they are: support@pspad.com and info@freeCommander.com

[edit] I'm starting to wonder... Won't this page become a spam spider delight? [/edit]

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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2007, 09:10:17 AM »
I suggest Locate, by Janne Huttunen. Now at v.3.0.7.1210.
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Locate 3.0.7.1210 Publisher's Description:
Locate saves names of all files in your hard drives to file database.
After that you can locate files.
This program works like updatedb and locate in Unix systems.
Win32 based locating program also included.

Web page at: http://locate32.webhop.org

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This is to express my appreciation of your excellent program, 'Locate'. It was brought to my attention by a knowledgeable group of users on DonationCoder.com.  I find it very useful.  Thanks!
Author contact: http://www.uku.fi/~j...nglish/feedback.html

#2 is not for me (Sign up at the social webpage rating site StumbleUpon.com) :huh:


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Re: --> Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2007, 11:29:55 AM »
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I'm starting to wonder... Won't this page become a spam spider delight?
Good point.  It's best not to put emails on this page but point to the authors webpage where there email can be found.  it certainly would be ironic if instead of thanks we brought them spam :(

Or maybe we can use a program to conver the emails to pics or something?

It's actually a good idea for a mod to the forum to obfuscate emails automatically - perhaps i will write it.  but for now lets replace the email links with links to the web page with email address.


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Re: Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2007, 01:33:47 PM »
My vote for freeware author is Jim Wilsher .The others mentioned here are highly deserving in praise as well - and let's not forget mouser and the rest of the donatinocoders in this group too! Despite this:
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So who wants to nominate some freeware authors (not on DC!) who we should email a thank you to as our Cody Club task this week?
Jim is the developer of Bulk Rename Utility and is very approachable and helpful. BRU is also the best renamer that I know of, so check it and him out!
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin
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Re: Newsletter for February 7th, 2007 - Codename "Helping Hands"
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2007, 04:14:43 PM »
Yup, BRU is a very worthwhile and capable program!  Not that long ago, when I was making particularly heavy use of BRU, I finally got around to sending Jim a donation.