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As it turns out, I’m not alone. The forums of Reddit, Quora, and Yahoo! Answers are filled with men—it’s always men—asking other men what it means when someone calls them “boss,” and whether they should be honored, amused, or offended. “It’s meant to insult you without you realizing it,” some say. “It’s just slang. Get over it,” others counter.

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N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: TaskDaddy Release
« on: July 21, 2021, 06:09 PM »

Although development on this has stopped, it has bothered me for some time that I lost the _OptParse.au3 file TaskDaddy depended on, and also it appears the whole internet has lost it as well. This prevented people from being able to easily build TaskDaddy themselves.  After being unable to find a good substitute for _OptParse, I discovered it was just as easy to use the AutoIt built-in $CmdLine array for both option and task parsing.  I also realized that, for interfacing with Outlook, I only use 3 of the functions from Wooltown's Outlook.au3, and 2 of those I had to modify, so I just created a separate module with those 3 functions. (In the meantime, Wooltown has redesigned Outlook.au3 into OutlookEX if you are interested.)

So it needs more testing, but as of today I think I've done it: created a buildable version with no missing files and pushed it here:
No feature updates expected, but at least it can be built again. I'll update the first post in this thread soon. Thank you for your support!

P.S. I (re-)discovered this script only works when it is compiled, because of how the $CmdLine array works.

This is more "from the ground up" than the previous Python Humble Bundle I posted. (Oh and I just noticed this is not the only active Python bundle on the site. Search the Humble Bundle site for Python if you're interested, that one looks more advanced/specialized than this one.)

Up to 15 No Starch Press Python books at $1, $10, $18 levels

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N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021 Entry: Free Movies (website)
« on: April 16, 2021, 05:34 PM »
Impressive work!    :Thmbsup:

 ;D Now that I have your attention --

Where do I find the FARRFox plugin these days? I was not able to find it the forums, and apparently DCUpdater hasn't worked for a while.
I didn't even see it in the FARR Complete Addons zip even, I suppose it came out sometime after that.

EDIT: well apparently it is in the FarrPluginSDK in the path Samples\BorlandCppBuilder\FarrFox\Distribution\FarrFox Well hidden for us non-developers. I'll take it, just curious if it is anywhere else.

N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Release: Image Grid
« on: March 10, 2021, 06:33 AM »
I also came here to say Image Grid is still a great program! I took a bunch of screenshots of a YouTube exercise video using Screenshot Captor, then made them into a grid, then printed and pasted into my bullet journal using Tombow adhesive dots. Works great in Windows 10, too!


[Go up a couple of posts and see panzer's Ubuntu 20.04 post]

Ironically the latest Windows 10 build is...2004.

I have updated and improved the instructions for my Codenames Play-on-paper game:

I was about to say, where are the "open apple" and "closed apple" keys on the Apple II, but after doing a small amount research, the early models apparently didn't have those.

If anyone is looking for a game they can play with a buddy remotely, over text or voice chat, I'd like to suggest my play-by-paper version of the awesome game Codenames Duet:
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I agree this is awesome, once the instructions are understood. My daughter and I read the instructions, watched a video about the original box game, I was ready to give up but then it all clicked for my daughter and this is one of our games now.

We've played about 4 so far, haven't won yet but we've gotten 14/15 at least one time and we learn something each time.

It seems to me that this would be useful for language learning too since it supports Unicode and you have game books of multiple languages and you can use custom word lists. Down the road I may give that a try as well.


[ toilet roll cake, TP hoarder, benevolent Daleks ]

Those are all great, 3 for 3!
Almost wish we had like buttons, I would have just used that.. :)

Find And Run Robot / Re: Can FARR search Chrome bookmarks?
« on: April 25, 2020, 05:35 AM »
OK, I have a workaround but I'm embarrassed to say how much time I spent trying to get it to work.

There are 2 parts of it

1. Periodically i need to manually export Chrome bookmarks to a file from the Chrome bookmarks manager (Ctrl-Shift-O).

2. Configure the FarrFox plugin so that Search Firefox Bookmarks is checked and the path to the exported bookmark file is listed under Custom bookmark file locations (without quotes).
Screenshot - 4_25_2020 , 6_33_11 AM.png

It still shows the Firefox icon though. Even if I extract the Chrome icon from Chrome, as soon as I rename the file to Firefox.ico to try and fool the plugin, the icon changes to a Firefox icon in Windows Explorer! Just from a rename! And FarrFox still shows the Firefox icon. But I'll live with it, this is close enough.

EDIT: Well, I just tried it again and it shows the Chrome icon now. Weird.

Never was a fan of the show but I thought this was cute.


Find And Run Robot / Re: Can FARR search Chrome bookmarks?
« on: April 22, 2020, 03:02 PM »
Old topic, but in 2016 I didn't care because I was using Firefox!   :D

Did this get any farther along? There is a file called Bookmarks which appears to be in JSON format here:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

Found Deals and Discounts / Free Real Python Course Bundle
« on: March 27, 2020, 12:35 AM »
Found this on Reddit
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Android Apps / Re: Updating my Android Apps
« on: August 18, 2018, 06:38 AM »

Please show your appreciation for this app and support its development by donating at"

Asking for donations to support out work is forbidden.  We can charge for the app, but we are not allowed to ask people who like our work to consider making a donation to our website.

 >:( :down:

That sucks. What I have seen others do is create a second app which is just a paid Donate app which does nothing (assume that is still allowed). That doesn't really steer people to the site, but it's something.

I heard a story on NPR where a lot of people randomly receive merchandise from Amazon they didn't order, because a lot of the fake reviewers make verified purchases and have the products shipped to random addresses.

Wow, I had no idea. She's an amazing young lady and I'm hoping all goes well.

OK. thanks!

I have set this up on Firefox (still the Japanese super toilet of web browsers despite a few mistakes) after backing up my bookmarks
I am not sure if I want to do this yet but is there any server UI to put the SQLite database in a specific folder (in my case a folder that syncs to Dropbox)? I'm running the server locally to one of my computers.

Side Note: Avast told me it was safe but dropped it in the litter box or whatever they call it anyway (Virus Chest). Yet when I went to the Virus Chest to release it, nothing was there. Got it sorted, though (added an exclusion to the folder I extracted it to and rebooted).  :up:

Nice! I totally missed that when I read the NANY 2018 roundup (and that is before I knew xmarks was going away). I'll check it out. :Thmbsup:

Sorry to hear this. I don't really trust the Firefox builtin sync, from the documentation it seems to be 2-way but that is not my recollection when I tried it. I have been using xmarks since app103 recommended it. IIRC it was after went away.

We reviewed the service back in 2009 for the first time and the rocky pass in the years that followed. The creators wanted to shut down the service back in 2010 but LastPass, makers of the password manager, stepped in and acquired Xmarks in the same year.

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N.A.N.Y. 2017 / Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« on: March 31, 2018, 09:19 PM »
Waking up this thread to say -- Long time no see, mouser! I had no idea this app existed, I was just curious if there was any living room talk about intermittent fasting! It turns out I have been intermittent fasting since January 14 and have lost about 22 lbs. (Perhaps I did see it earlier but before I was intermittent fasting so it would not have meant as much to me.) I started off at 16:8 but nowadays I try to have a feasting window of 1 to 4 hours (20:4 to 23:1), and I choose the start and end time daily based on my mood that day. Sometimes I need to edit the Start and Stop time because I change my mind. I have no particular dietary restrictions, although I am free to tweak it if I hit a plateau. In the context of your app, my fasting style does not seem to have a Normal mode, or else Normal and Feast mode are the same thing. I installed your app, but I could not figure out if my fasting style is compatible.  Currently I track my fasts using the Vora app.  I am not following Leangains, I am following the book Delay Don't Deny by Gin Stephens, who leans heavily on on Dr. Jason Fung but without a low-carb emphasis. Most of us don't track calories or macros. She also co-hosts a podcast called the Intermittent Fasting podcast, along with Melanie Avalon, who also does IF but she does paleo as well. At the job I started last year, there are at least 3 of us doing some kind of health or weight related fasting, and we are doing three different flavors of it. I think a 4th is doing some doctor-prescribed fasting to fight inflammation.

In my particular tribe of IFing people, there is a demand for an Android app that allows you to track the feasting window, not just the fasting window (there is an iOS app that does so). Vora is considered the best for Android, but it doesn't have that particular feature.

More people should definitely know about intermittent fasting, it is pretty amazing. I think it is becoming more mainstream, though. I am starting to see more positive articles in mainstream news about it, although everyone seems to have a different version of it.

Living Room / Re: Et tu, Sourceforge?
« on: December 21, 2014, 05:33 PM »
MBAM seems to detect these "PUPs" before them being installed, and then quarantines them.

You know, I need a good kick to go ahead and get the premium version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, and that may be it.

Side note: Is it just me or does the recent MalwareBytes UI makeover make it look like fake anti-malware? It's bad enough that I have to explain to people that it is very legitimate in spite of having the name MalwareBytes! I guess it's fake anti-malware's fault for being so slick-looking.

Living Room / Re: Et tu, Sourceforge?
« on: December 21, 2014, 05:27 PM »
Relevant NANY 2015 project

That would be awesome

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