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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #250 on: December 12, 2007, 09:03:45 PM »
wow again! Nighthawk is quite something.. just posting the screenshot here.

Calendarlarge.pngGemX - missing in action


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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #251 on: December 12, 2007, 09:06:19 PM »
Thanks, lanux! To paraphrase T.H. Huxley, how silly of me not to have thought of that (posting a screenshot)  :Thmbsup:
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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #252 on: December 12, 2007, 09:15:12 PM »
oooohhhh. Pretty slick indeed.

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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #253 on: December 13, 2007, 08:02:05 AM »
Was just wondering how people have coped with the DO problems. For me I am still using its diary and notes functions but am gradually moving away from it. Have a look at Yagoon Time calendar - it is visually very good and works very well - much better then DO calendar. Have also started to use Microsoft Money for financial transactions (attempted to use the DO finance section but that was pointless). And never used DO for email.

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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #254 on: December 13, 2007, 10:17:23 AM »
I just tried Yagoon, it's one of the better calendar softwares I've seen.  Much better than the GemX calendars.  I still think the absolute best calendar software is Calendarscope.

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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #255 on: December 13, 2007, 10:21:09 AM »
CalendarScope also offers a freeware desktop clock that looks kind of cool.  Very customizable, from the screenshots.

http://www.dualityso...m/dsclock/index.html

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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #256 on: December 13, 2007, 11:46:54 AM »
Are you using this, Ralf? Just curious... I'm always tempted by alternate clocks (essentially I want a calendar to popup on mouse over of my system tray clock) but being miserly with my system resources I always wind up resenting the overhead and uninstalling them. So... to the second part of my question: if you have run/are running dsclock, what's the overhead like?
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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #257 on: December 13, 2007, 12:08:24 PM »
I'll throw in my two cents here...Betaclock.  It's the greatest system tray clock you will find.
http://www.betaclock.com/
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Everything is customizeable.

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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #258 on: December 13, 2007, 12:29:20 PM »
And, er, the overhead?  :P
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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #259 on: December 13, 2007, 12:33:31 PM »
I don't know exactly how to measure its overload, but it registers 0 in the windows task manager.  It's just sitting there for the most part.  I don't think I've noticed any lag due to betaclock, not at all.

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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #260 on: December 13, 2007, 12:41:10 PM »
Hmm... Right then. Off to download Betaclock and dsclock... Gizmo Richards also recommended a couple of free clocks - I'll have to revisit those, as well (I'm pretty sure the on he was using was shareware, though...).

Anyway, thanks Aram  :Thmbsup: - I'll post back with my experiences!
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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #261 on: December 13, 2007, 12:58:55 PM »
Gizmo recommended:

Free:
http://homepage1.nif...locklight/index.html tclocklite
http://fileforum.bet.../detail/1092761816/1 LClock

He notes that he uses http://www.12ghosts..../ghosts/showtime.htm 12Ghosts Showtime, which is shareware ($22)...
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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #262 on: December 13, 2007, 01:17:13 PM »
Gizmo recommended:

Free:
http://homepage1.nif...locklight/index.html tclocklite
http://fileforum.bet.../detail/1092761816/1 LClock

He notes that he uses http://www.12ghosts..../ghosts/showtime.htm 12Ghosts Showtime, which is shareware ($22)...

I tried both of these before.  Betaclock is better.  Unless you need additional features like alarms and such.

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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #263 on: December 13, 2007, 01:38:20 PM »
I'll install it first, then! I'm not really after any additional functionality beyond displaying the calendar on mouseover...

This feature creep KILLS me because I look for something simple (like the calendar view) and wind up going for something that will balance my chequebook for me while playing an mp3 and ripping a DVD, so I might as start with something that has been recommended to do what I want it to do, and nothing more!

Thanks for interjecting that comment, Aram. You've likely saved me from, well, myself!
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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #264 on: December 13, 2007, 01:49:02 PM »
Are you using this, Ralf?

No.  I'm trying to avoid installing new widgets if possible; they're like potato chips.  If I eat one the whole bag's suddenly gone and there'll be crumbs all over my desktop.  Or something.

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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #265 on: December 13, 2007, 01:53:46 PM »
I'll install it first, then! I'm not really after any additional functionality beyond displaying the calendar on mouseover...

This feature creep KILLS me because I look for something simple (like the calendar view) and wind up going for something that will balance my chequebook for me while playing an mp3 and ripping a DVD, so I might as start with something that has been recommended to do what I want it to do, and nothing more!

Thanks for interjecting that comment, Aram. You've likely saved me from, well, myself!
Yeah, I went through the same thing.  About the mouse-over, Betaclock doesn't have this feature.  What it does have is you can customize what happens on a single-click, and double-click.  I have it set so the calendar pops up after a single-click.  It's not as convenient as a mouse-over, but hopefully that's not a huge issue for you.  Maybe the author will be open to the idea, I think it's a good one!

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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #266 on: December 13, 2007, 01:56:10 PM »
Yeah - just figured that out! However, in using it, this makes more sense anyway and I am sure reduces the "hit" on my system. Usually all I want to know is that date, so this works perfectly! I like it A LOT so far.
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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #267 on: December 13, 2007, 03:35:28 PM »
Cool.  Did you see my screenshot?  See how I got the time to appear in a bigger font in green and the date in yellow?  You know how to do that?  You have to create two clocks and save them in the options.  That way you can have different looking text for different items.  Cool, eh?  I had to ask the author about that because I couldn't figure out how he did it.  I'm annoying.

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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #268 on: December 13, 2007, 03:43:52 PM »
Cool.  Did you see my screenshot?  See how I got the time to appear in a bigger font in green and the date in yellow?  You know how to do that?  You have to create two clocks and save them in the options.  That way you can have different looking text for different items.  Cool, eh?  I had to ask the author about that because I couldn't figure out how he did it.  I'm annoying.

 ;D Thanks for the tip!
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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #269 on: December 13, 2007, 03:55:23 PM »
OK, since I'm being annoying, here's another interesting little nugget...
betaclock used to be called Alphaclock and it was free like Betaclock.  Unfortunately, some guy ripped it off and is offering it as Alfaclock and charging for it.  So, the author renamed his program to betaclock.

I forgot where I heard that story (I think it was here somewhere).  Crazy, eh?

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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #270 on: December 13, 2007, 03:57:57 PM »
That's not only crazy, it's ulcer-inducingly infuriating! Thanks for the heads up - I'll be sure to spread the word about "Alfaclock"!
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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #271 on: December 14, 2007, 07:16:32 PM »
Just curious, if anyone's heard from Peter since October...
I'm thinking that perhaps he's been ill? I mean, GemX has been in business several years, and it seems out of character for Peter to just cut off communication with everyone all at once. Has anyone any ideas?
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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #272 on: December 14, 2007, 07:20:23 PM »
Out of character? He did it several times on the forums when I was there.

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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #273 on: December 14, 2007, 08:32:38 PM »
Well, I never met the man, personally, but I was in contact with GemX and beta testing since v1.4, before the forum opened, and...well, he just struck me as being rather conservative, even humble...someone that would much sooner respond to a propblem than ignore it and risk his reputation.

I cannot base someone's character on a forum as short-lived as that one was.
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Re: GemX - missing in action
« Reply #274 on: December 16, 2007, 11:42:13 AM »
If he did indeed get ill, isnt there anybone else in Gemx who'd at least notify existing users or at least answer the questions people here have emailed to them? Or was this a one man show?