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Skwire Empire / sPlaylistMaker Highlighted by ILoveFreeSoftware
« on: July 24, 2013, 05:05 PM »
I thought you may be interested! Great news skwire  :D :Thmbsup:


Found Deals and Discounts / LeaderTask FREE Today on BitsDuJour
« on: April 17, 2012, 01:21 PM »
Leadertask is a PIM. I've downloaded it and I'm liking it so far - free mobile apps with synchronisation too!

Usually $35


Update: 0.1.1 released with minor bug fix. Please update - changelog is here

I've released my first (worthwhile) program just now - Podcasts One.

As I mention on my site:

Podcasts One is a simple, free tool to subscribe to and download podcasts.

 It currently features the basic, expected features:
  • Add and remove RSS feeds
  • Download individual podcasts

  • Several features are planned, but Podcasts One will always be simple in nature:
  • Settings (such as default download folder)
  • Automatic download mode
  • Interface enhancements (pretty album covers, etc)


You can download 0.1 here (edit: here's the zip or download the attachment here) (needs .NET Framework 4). I would love if anyone on a Windows version other than 7 could let me know how it runs, as that's "all" I have.

Thanks, looking forward to painful criticism  :D :Thmbsup:

Developer's Corner / C# and XML Problem - any help please?
« on: April 13, 2012, 09:51 PM »
Hi all  :tellme:

Someone's let me loose with C#.

I've nearly finished a podcast downloader application, and I'm ironing out several bugs. One of which is that I have some code that is using XmlDocument.SelectSingleNode:

Code: C# [Select]
  1. XmlNode node = doc.SelectSingleNode("rss/channel/item/title[.=\'" + episode + "\']");

Now, there is a bug when the episode variable has a colon ( : ) in it - I'd guess because it thinks I'm declaring a namespace or something.

Does anyone have a suggestion of how to escape the : character in a string please?

Many thanks!

General Software Discussion / Text replacement app for Windows?
« on: April 08, 2012, 10:21 AM »
Hi all  :D

My mum has RSI in her hand and I really think something like TextExpander but for Windows 7. Could anyone recommend anything please?

Free or paid is fine, She would probably pay in the region of $30.

Thanks in advance!

Developer's Corner / Needed: CLI RSS reader script
« on: February 12, 2008, 02:41 PM »

Firstly - hi friends, sorry for the lengthy absence!

Right, down to business. I need a command line RSS reader, preferably with the following attributes:

  • Python based, or at least as cross-platform as possible. Please, no perl!!
  • I only need the title to be displayed, and maybe a URL.
  • Nothing fancy, it doesn't need to run off a database and remember everything, just for instant alerts, much like twitter.

The idea is I need something to track high-activity RSS feeds, such as the digg feed, or reuters feed, or keyword feeds for google blog search etc..

I could write this myself, I guess, but it is a matter of time.

OK, sod it, I will have a go myself! Can anyone suggest a small, light, RSS lib for python? Thanks!  :D :Thmbsup:

Developer's Corner / Fifteen Commandments of Programming
« on: February 19, 2007, 04:18 AM »
2stepsback (a new member here, welcome!  :Thmbsup: ) wrote this on his/her blog, and it interested me so I thought I may post here  :)

The Fifteen Commandments of Programming, which I have also submitted to digg here....  :Thmbsup:

[edited to attach pic]
Screenshot - 2_19_2007 , 6_54_01 AM_thumb.png

General Software Discussion / Locate32; searching E-Mails?
« on: February 19, 2007, 04:06 AM »
Hi all,

I grabbed Locate (https://www.donation...dex.php?topic=1385.0) last week - and am thoroughly impressed! Great work, godly-developer  :Thmbsup:

I just wanted to ask if it's possible to choose to search e-mail messages too, specifically Outlook 03? (It's what I use here at work). If not, has anyone any suggestions for high-volume searches of email?

Many thanks in advance,

Edit by brotherS: added link, slightly changed the topic.

DC Website Help and Extras / Current Online Members
« on: December 22, 2006, 11:45 AM »
Quick question - how is the currently online members list at the bottom of the forum index ordered? (i.e. I can tell it's not alphabetical) Silly question I know, but just curious  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Banned from efnet?!
« on: December 16, 2006, 06:34 PM »
I've just tried to get on the efnet IRC channel for dc.. and no efnet servers are letting me on, saying I'm banned for 10 days. EH????

IP is dynamic so maybe that is it but why would the 14400 minutes banned for notice be so precise?

I miss #donationcoder  :( :( >:(

I need a simple, no bells'n'whistles program that lets me record output from a soundcard, if anyone knows of one?  :Thmbsup: I will be using it to record output from the JAWS screen reader.

Does anyone have a favourite? A google search revealed many shareware applications, nothing free/donationware though...  :(

Thanks for any recommendations in advance  :D

Living Room / Google Keyword Jealousy!
« on: December 14, 2006, 04:17 AM »
It began here....  :P

Then it continued....  :P

Now the cliffhanger....  :o

Very interesting to me as this is my line of work, but's just damn hilarious  ;D ;D ;D

I have come across ITSD Organiser, found via FileForum (complete with comments by our Great Software Guru zaine!)

I need a piece of software that allows the Project Management section of my job to run a bit smoother. Outlook does not cut it with me in this respect. It needs to allow me to manage people, communications, milestones and contact details.

I cannot at the moment try this out (I'm on a workstation that I'm wrestling to fix.. not a technician but hey can bill for it  :D) so I would appreciate anyone with experience of ITSD to possibly comment on it's suitability for this purpose.

Much abliged in advance  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / The Physics of Santa
« on: December 12, 2006, 03:58 PM »

Developer's Corner / How will Web 2.0 affect desktop applications?
« on: December 12, 2006, 12:42 AM »
We see, every day almost, new web applications spurting up in the so called 'Web 2.0' bubble/boom/phase/development. I just had a thought.. it's probably obvious to ask the question, but how, if at all, will this movement affect desktop software? Has it already?

I have to say I do look to web applications much more these days. But they cannot fulfil every purpose, I guess some desktop software has to stay as a desktop app. For instance ... jesus I'm finding it hard to think of one! Talking as I think now heh. Can anyone think of a desktop application that cannot be ported, now or in the future, to a web interface? I'm struggling! Totally switched opinions since starting this topic...  :mad: :P

I use my browser more than any other app now. Do you? Thoughts appreciated..

Living Room / Judgement Day
« on: December 11, 2006, 09:55 AM »
... and the punishment is worse than anything God has to throw at me  :P

Christmas, as I'm sure you are all too painfully aware, involves trawling through shopping centres until 7pm for a week straight, finding the one special person in your life her gift. Because, of course, getting a brown teddy bear has catastrophic results, easily avoided if you had thought to buy the PINK one instead. Idiot. Get out of my house. I don't want to see you again. BROWN? What were you thinking. Sexist pig. Oh, sorry, digressing here...

I need some advice for a new girlfriend  :D I am normally pixel-perfect with this kind of thing, but for *some* reason, it's tough this year. She's a typical young lady from middle England.. loves pink (reoccuring theme here) but all I have got is 'just give me a hug, that's all i want for xmas'.

Like I'm going to fall for THAT sucker again!

Any ideas that spring to mind? She's 17. Feel free to ask for advice for yourself in this thread, communal christmas therapy, if you will  :D

Ty all...

Living Room / Any members from Aussie here?
« on: December 10, 2006, 09:09 AM »
Just wondering if we have any Australian members here?  :) Specifically those who know of 'Frederick Fisher' (a 'notorious ghost').

Turns out he's my great great great great uncle  :D :P

Developer's Corner / Links For Developers, digg style
« on: December 09, 2006, 10:38 AM »
I found this through StumbleUpon.. Looks interesting, but could use some more members / contributers I think  :Thmbsup:

Original page that SU took me to was

Living Room / TED Videos etc..
« on: December 08, 2006, 10:48 PM »
Just thought I would let everyone who isn't aware of it, that TED have a website..  :Thmbsup: (WhoodaGuessdit?) It features videos of many speakers, and there is a blog RSS feed that alerts you to new videos being posted.

For the uninitiated, TED is a conference for 1,000 people per year who are notoriously creative / intelligent. Lot's of technology related stuff there! Not just philosophy. In the way of tech, this video here is fantastic.


I just came across Cooliris Previews, a Firefox extension that has amazed me in less than 10 minutes of use.  :tellme: Even lets you sticky the preview window. SO helpful for browsing DC very quickly and efficiently  :)

Cooliris Previews gives you the power to browse and share Web links and rich media instantly. Just mouse over any link, and the Cooliris preview window immediately appears to show you the content. No more clicking back and forth or losing your search context. To send a link, just click.


Living Room / Social Networking Saved the Internet
« on: October 09, 2006, 02:42 PM »
I have written my first article for the site - entitled "Social Networking Saved the Internet"!

I would be most thankful if you could give it a look-over and digg it if you like it  :Thmbsup: :-*

Took a while to come up with, but I'm happy with it :) Thanks all!

Starting tomorrow, an "Official" GTD podcast from David Allen and Merlin Mann  :Thmbsup:


Living Room / Everyone's Photo Portfolio, Purlease!
« on: October 08, 2006, 11:01 AM »
Just had a thought, I want to see how good everyone here is at photography  :Thmbsup:

Post your flickr, zooomr, or other picture service page/portfolio in this thread, so we can all gawp at everyone's creativity  :D

Here's mine to kick off:

(Psst.. Thinking of starting a DC flickr group, yay or nay? :) )

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