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Living Room / College Recommendations?
« on: May 05, 2011, 09:54 PM »
I'm going to begin college now that I'm finally poised to do so. I'd like to attend a program to get my master in Software Engineering. Unfortunately I don't have the luxury of a typical student who gets to go through life on a gravy train so I'll have to work full time while getting this degree, so I guess I'm limited to online college or a place which offers flexible scheduling.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Living Room / I haven't abandon you all!
« on: September 12, 2010, 09:22 PM »
Just letting you know I haven't abandon you lol. Sorry I haven't been around. Life has been hectic (isn't that always the excuse?) and every time I manage to get my computer going good something seems to happen.

Right now my motherboard was hit with a power surge and I'm gonna have to get an RMA for it... when I stop being lazy I'll do it :S

Post New Requests Here / keyboard toggle app
« on: April 01, 2010, 08:59 AM »
I have a computer that I use as a server. I don't use it most of the time, and the keyboard is sometimes bumped, causing buttons to be clicked etc that can be hazardous to a server PC (for example, if i somehow closed an application by hitting the keyboard).

Is there a way to have a very simple app that basically has a key combination to toggle the keyboard on and off, so that these inadvertant keypresses don't occur? Sorry if such a thing exists, my (admittedly limited) searches came up with just programming examples of how to do it and was not sure how to implement it myself.

Living Room / Nuclear fallout from the latest netsplit....
« on: February 26, 2010, 10:55 PM »
[23:30] * Metshrine ([email protected]) Quit (
[23:34] <Stephen66> erm
[23:34] <Stephen66> wtf
[23:35] <Stephen66> did something just go horribly wrong, or am i still here
[23:36] <Kamel> you farted...
[23:36] <Kamel> why did you do that?
[23:36] <Stephen66> lol
[23:36] <Stephen66> did everybody just die?
[23:36] <Kamel> netsplit
[23:36] <Stephen66> ?
[23:37] <Kamel> they're usually caused by nuclear fallout
[23:37] <Kamel> in the event of large wars
[23:37] <Kamel> beginning
[23:37] <Stephen66> lol
[23:37] <Kamel> causing splits in the internet pipes
[23:37] <Stephen66> efnet just exploded
[23:37] <Kamel> sometimes they will rejoin after the dust falls
[23:37] <Kamel> not always

First just would like to say I wanted to post this somewhere to document what I'm doing, but I did not know where to post it. Please move to a more appropriate section if available.

SOHO Router/Server Project

    I'll be building a linux based router PC (If all goes well), which will also act as a normal SOHO (small office home office) style server.

  • Electricity - I need to run a SOHO server PC anyway, so combining the SOHO with the router will have some power saving benefits
  • Power - A standard home router is generally on much weaker hardware, such as a slower embedded processor such as a RISC processor with 16 megs of ram. While I admire how much has been accomplished through custom firmware, I am looking for something much more capable.
  • Flexibility - With a full blown linux server as my gateway, I will not be restricted in hardware or software compared to an embedded router solution which the entire unit must be changed in order to upgrade a single component (wireless hardware, networking bridge, ram, cpu, etc). Software for a 32 bit/386 platform is vastly available, while building software for the different processors for embedded devices can be a difficult and tasking process. I do understand an impressively large number of apps have been ported and designed to work very well with OpenWRT, but it is no comparison to the number of applications available to the 32 bit platform.
  • Connectability - Using a linux server pc as a router will allow one to connect and route any type of layer2 network that can be ran on a standard linux box. Basically this means it will be more or less trivial to add a bluetooth tethered connection and route my entire network through that in the event of an outage. I could also use a 3G cell service without much headache, while getting these services to work under an embedded solution is quite difficult. Finally, dual WAN failover is very interesting to me. With DSL direct only being $20/month and ISP's beginning to monitor and restrict bandwidth, getting 2 ISP's and having dual wan failover is something we all may have an interest in as power users someday. I am preempting this a bit by getting a setup with dual wan failover which will ensure reliability of service and the ability to see the internet from 2 completely different vantage points without the need for purchasing commercial or dedicated lines such as a T1 for my residence.

Why Not?:
    It's a good question worth asking. I have had many suggest already to not do this, so if you're thinking this may be a good project for you to delve into yourself, you may want to consider some things. It will be very difficult to get this system working properly without purposely selected hardware and a rather difficult set up. To be entirely honest, BSD might even be a better OS to run on something like this, but I'm not as familiar with it so I have chosen linux for the time. Since I am just using the cheapest hardware I can get, or am simply using the stuff I already have laying around, getting it to play nice might be one of my biggest challenges. If this is something you're considering trying yourself, please first fully understand the challenges involved, and the alternative solutions that may be more suitable

    Also, there's a great risk the configuration may be just an SSH interface, rather than a pretty web GUI that we all love with those off the shelf routers. I might be able to use webmin or something similar, but doing so may incur a security risk as well as not really have the routing options available (more system maintenance than anything, really)

    Finally, as has been mentioned many times, price. The price of this may be much higher than a regular WRT54GL router which you can buy off of the shelf, load OpenWRT/DD-WRT/Tomato on and get up and routing your network in a matter of an hour or less. This setup will be far more costly as far as price to purchase and maintain equipment, and the time required to put into it. I would not recommend this for everyone, but it may be something we begin to see more of in the future.

    I hope to have this server act as a routing platform for routing my home network through unlimited amount of gateways to the internet. I may be using cable, dsl, cell phone service, 56k, etc. This will change depending on availability to me and what I feel like playing with. I also use skype (soon switching to magic jack) for my home phone service, I need to have this server run this as well, since one of my primary objectives is to combine all of my server needs into one machine. This may be challenging due to lack of linux support both skype and magic jack hardware have. Finally, I have some standard services I'd like to serve, including: NFS, Squid, httpd, ftpd, identd, pybnc, and openvpn. I will be adjusting this list constantly according to needs of course.

    I have not entirely decided yet, but since there seems to be no viable existing linux distros which will allow what I am trying to accomplish, I am leaning towards Gentoo due to its flexibility, and lack of a "standard build". IPCop and pfsense are very appealing, but do not offer the amount of expansion I'm hoping for. It would be silly to go through all the effort then be limited by the distro I chose. eBox ubuntu based SOHO distro is _very_ appealing, but unfortunately makes my current box chug quite a bit because of how much it has on it.

  • Processor: P3 1Ghz
  • Ram:512mb pc133 (non-ECC)
  • Network:3Com 3C920 Integrated 100mbit NIC, Linksys NC100 100mbit NIC, Foxconn 54g pci Wireless card (rt2500 chipset)
  • Expansion:5 PCI slots (2 in use), 2 USB slots (1 in use)
  • VOIP:Zoom Skype ATA 5900
  • Cost:$30 (so far)
Anyway, that's about it for the overview. I am going to be updating this thread with pictures and information as I progress.

If you have any suggestions for good hardware to use, especially for wireless (range+linux compatability most important) and VOIP (magicjack+skype) please let me know.

Current pic of setup:

Basic Info

Product NameZelda - Spirit Tracks
Product URLhttp://www.nintendo....mtev0W0aGPUWIrewwhh_
Supported PlatformsNintendo DS
Pricing$20 - $35
Reviewer Donation LinkDonate to Kamel, the Author of this review
Relationship between Reviewer and Product At the time of writing, absolutely no relationship between myself or donation coder (that I am aware of) and Nintendo, or any of Nintendo's affiliates. There is absolutely no exchange in any form taking place as a result of this review.


Zelda Spirit Tracks is a bit of a new fresh rendition of the classic Nintendo series, Zelda. Dating back to the original NES, it's one of the longest running series of games and one of the most well known series.

Who I would recommend:

I would recommend this game definitely for all ages. A small child may be overly challenged by some of the puzzles and give up easily on the game though. Due to this I would recommend you only get this for a child under the age of 12 if you are willing to assist with the somewhat challenging puzzles the game presents

The Good

This game has a wonderful mix of different gameplay aspects. It is a rare thing to see, and pulled off on a handheld platform is even more impressive. From the challenge of driving the train, to the challenge of playing the flute, to the challenge of solving puzzles with 2 characters to control at once, the game offers a very diverse playing experience not seen to this depth in any prior games that I'm aware of.

It is also worth mentioning that the difficulty of the game seems to be tuned to perfection. While it was very challenging, and some parts made me want to pull my hair out, I was never forced to go look at a game guide to see what I was supposed to do. This doesn't mean I wasn't tempted, but the point being, the challenge of the game relied more so on the challenge of figuring out what or how to do something, rather than physical skill and ability to manipulate the controls quickly enough.

The puzzles found in this game were very challenging despite the long history of Zelda games, they seem quite fresh and not repetitious as series of this type tend to me.

The ending was also quite good, while it was to me surprisingly easy compared with the challenges faced earlier in the game, it was very rewarding and forced the player to go through a long series of challenges to reach an ultimate goal. I will try to not spoil anything about the ending, but on a 1-5 scale (5 being the best), i would say the ending was about a 4. Very good, but could have been improved.

This is actually the best game I've played in years (not saying much as I've not been spending much time playing lately). It is also the best game I've ever played on a handheld platform. Again, this isn't a huge accomplishment due to the lack of handheld games I've played, but no doubt worth playing for sure. I could definitely see this game earning a GOTY (Game of the Year) award for the DS platform at some review sites.

The needs improvement section

The primary thing that could be improved about this game is the controls. It is really nice how well they made everything work with touchscreen, but essentially the buttons were just about useless. While this came in handy many times, when I was tired of playing in a position I would have preferred my hands have a rest while I played on the D-Pad for a while. Having said that, they did do a very good job with the controls

Controlling zelda when teamed up with her in a phantom body to solve challenges could have been way more intuitive as well. Having to click and draw a line for her to walk and then waiting for her to walk it was many times quite annoying, especially when timing was imperative. It would have been much more sensible, in my opinion, to have the ability to switch characters as the focused character, then have the option to draw a line for the other character while controlling the first one, that way you still had that option, but wasn't forced to use it.

Also, this game is extremely linear. I actually like and prefer linear RPG's (sorry fans of non-linear RPG's) -- since it allows the creator to make an excellent game and concentrate all efforts on one experience rather than spreading them out affecting the quality of the game -- However, there were a few parts of the game which solicited a response that would result in the exact same reaction no matter the result. It is my opinion that if you are going to add content like that, you should in the least create a different response cut scene for each possible response. It also felt like they intended for those decisions in the game to lead somewhere, but in the end seemed very empty and uneventful no matter which response you decided upon.

I am not a big fan of using the DS microphone to play the flute, as aiming for the microphone was quite a task in itself. Things like this I find annoying more than anything, as getting it to work right gives me no feeling of accomplishment at all.

The story line could have been developed just a bit better as well. While it was quite good, and the compelling reason to play this game is the puzzles in the first place, I do believe in order to make a perfect game, one would have to have both a strong plot and strong gameplay. Having said that, the story isn't a complete joke, it's just sometimes hard to follow and feels like some parts were more or less stitched in rather than developed properly. It feels as if this game may have slightly suffered from some deadline requirements that could have changed my rating from great game to greatest game.

Finally, the replay value doesn't seem to be that great. You can't go through and change difficulties (to my knowledge), and there is the option of upgrading your train, but it's so difficult to do that it's honestly not worth the effort. I'm unsure why they would have put this into the game while making it so challenging that honestly I can only see fewer than 1% of all people who play it will actually take advantage of it. Those who will take advantage are probably those who have already beat the game and want to go back to play over and over to beat the game to 100% completion.

How does it compare to similar games

Honestly, though it has its faults, I would imagine this particular Zelda release is leaps and bounds better than the competing action RPG's out there. I haven't played them all, so I couldn't truly say that until doing so, but as a general statement, it's very difficult to surpass the quality found in a good zelda game.


May not be the best game you've ever played, but good enough that I believe anyone can find enjoyment out of it. The fact that it's something that can enjoyed with the entire family is in itself very worthy of praise if you ask me. Too often these days games are being geared towards the adult generation when games such as this are quite enjoyable no matter what age you are.

This game has excellent gameplay, takes advantage of so many different aspects, and is just all around good wholesome fun. I would say it will be one of the better game purchases you can make.

Overall Rating
4 out of 5 Stars

Links to other reviews of this product


General Software Discussion / Auto Perform, a mIRC enhancement
« on: September 12, 2009, 03:48 AM »
Hello fellow DC members. I've been working my butt off to make a complete overhaul of the perform function of mIRC.

For those who do not know, mIRC is an IRC client. IRC is a way to chat on the internet with others. DonationCoder has an IRC chat room, check here for more details:

"Perform" in mIRC is essentially just a list of commands that are ran when you connect to an IRC server.

Here is a copy of the Readme, for a complete explanation.

Auto Perform beta v0.1(9/11/09) by Kamel


v0.1b: Initial release



This is a small mIRC script written for the purpose of having a much more advanced and clean way to handle performing certain events
automatically. mIRC comes with a built in functionality to do this, but unfortunately it is very limited.
Depending on the current state of the script (aka if it is enabled or disabled), it will issue every command found inside the .perf files.
These files are plain text files which are named according to their execution time. Any *.global.perf file is a global file, meaning it will
be executed on every single network. The commands found in for example will be started when mIRC is first loaded assuming
the script is enabled and operating normally. The commands found in however will be executed when you have successfully
logged in to nickserv on any network. The file freenode.loggedin.perf will execute when logged in to nickserv on the freenode network. Any
network name can be used, and all it takes is to create your own text file containing the proper commands and named properly. For example,
one could make someprivatenetwork.connect.perf and the script would execute the commands contained in that file when it successfully connects
to the network "someprivatenetwork". In order to see the name of your irc network, simply type in the window //echo -a $network



Place the folder wherever you like (I would recommend just placing it inside your mIRC folder, or addons folder if you have one). Next, type
the command:
 /load -rs path\to\autoperform\autoperform.mrc

Remember, if mIRC asks you to allow the script to be loaded or run startup commands, please select yes in order to ensure proper script



This script does not, and will never work with networks which do not report the network name. The only time you should ever run into this is
when you are on an extremely old IRCD, or the network administrator is quite lazy. There are a few workarounds for this people have come up
with over the years. One of my personal favorites is an alias replacement for the built in alias $network. Try this:
/alias network { if ($network) return $network | else return $gettok($server,-2,46) }

Just type that in any window, it should provide a fix.
This script probably would not work with an irc network named "global". This is my fault, and I wont lie, it wasn't a mistake either, I just
did not feel like coming up with a better way of dealing with this problem. It *may* work with networks named global, as I did make *some*
attempt to make it play well, but I have my doubts. If you are using an irc network with the name global, please report back as to how well
it is working.

In future releases, the configuration will be more elegant. I apologize for the rather difficult to understand 'enabled' levels. I just had a
need for disabling global events and originally I had intended on global events to always happen, no matter what. I later decided that was a
bad idea (specifically, I found my configuration was trying to identify to nickserv on servers that don't have nickserv, essentially giving
out my password). I also strongly prefer the customization ability with this method.


Thanks to, my motivation to make this was due to them. Excellent people, to say the very least.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Jump-to-tab in browser (Firefox)
« on: June 19, 2009, 02:28 PM »
I just thought of what I think is an excellent idea, but maybe not...

In winamp, I usually have over 1,000 songs in my playlist. If I ever get bored of the random shuffle, or just would like to hear a specific song, it's nearly impossible to just scroll and find it. This is why in Winamp, you have a feature called Jump to song (press J while in the playlist window).

In Firefox, or any other browser for that matter, I often end up with the same problem. I have about 30 tabs across the top, opening many links for research, or because there is something I need to do in another tab before completing this tab. I may open a tab that my wife will be interested in and leave it there until she comes by. Reading many posts, it seems that I am not the only one that practices this.

Today, I accidentally tried to use the J key in Firefox out of impulse. It was then that I realized, wouldn't that be an excellent feature to be able to hit a key of sorts and be able to type in the name of the tab I am interested in going to? For instance, Maybe I am anxiously awaiting an e-mail response, so I hit "HKEY" and type gmail. First on the list, so hit enter. Then to return to my work ctrl+tab.

I am not sure if this would be best suited as a Firefox extension or maybe FARR alias/plugin.

What are your thoughts/ideas?

Most importantly, I did search for such an extension, but did not find one. Is there one out there that I may have overlooked? The only feature I could find was the CTRL+1-9 trick. This is unfortunately inadequate since I usually literally have about 20-30 tabs open. I may be on the above average side, but anyone who has many tabs open could benefit from this I think.

Note: The type plugin for FARR I have in mind would be like the one that alt+tab's from one window to the next. It works beautifully. I wonder if that FARR plugin could be modified to perform the same function except in Firefox/Opera/IE.

Post New Requests Here / Wish list program
« on: December 30, 2008, 09:52 PM »
Maybe something like this exists, but my searches came up negative :(. Basically, all I want is a wish list program. This is essentially an itemized list of things I "want", which I can include details about including price, any http link, and even a price or price range all at my own option of course.

Sometimes my explainations aren't the best, and other people have better ideas anyway, so allow me to explain why I am wanting this program incase there is a better way to get such a thing.

Basically, I'm extremely strapped for cash right now. I have accumulated a bit of debt, and I have been unemployed since April of this year. My wife has gotten a job, thankfully, but the problem is, there isn't much cash coming in and we have a lot of needs.

Since we have so many things we *need*, we have to choose each paycheck what we will spend it on. This can be challenging when there are so many small things that we need and want to get, so sometimes we end up overseeing or forgetting important things that we wanted to get. Basically I'd just like to get kindof a 'master wishlist' going on, which basically is a way to input items and put some details about them such as price and importance, then order them in a way that I will purchase the things that are important/urgent and cheap first, then things that aren't urgent but important, then things that are urgent but not important, and lastly things that are neither important/urgent or cheap.

Maybe ultimately what I am looking for is budgeting software which will allow for such a thing? If you have any suggestions at all, this would help me tremendously. Thanks so much for your consideration! :D

JGPaiva's GridMove and Ahk Tools / Grid on Linux?
« on: December 13, 2008, 04:08 PM »
I'm sorry for asking because I am having much trouble figuring it out. Is it possible to use grid on linux? I am using a Acer Aspire One linux based laptop and would love to have grid on it.

Any info would be great

Mirc Script Pack / Kamel's little mIRC snippets
« on: December 04, 2008, 09:54 PM »
I seriously doubt any of these will be huge ground breaking things, but it turns out I always have some very basic snippets that I always use since many of these things mIRC should have included.

I will start with the one I just noticed I didn't have today and quickly wrote. No doubt this has been made by many authors before, but I did make it on my own and would like to share. I will update this post as I find myself using more simple things such as this.

How to use these:

If the 'code' part begins with "/alias", copy+paste that line in to any open mIRC window with an input box. Upon successful completion, you should get a message saying either "Added X alias" or "Updated X alias", X being the name of the alias (in this example, the alias name is topic). If it looks like code which does not have a / or /alias at the beginning, then you insert it by hitting alt+r for remote editor, and then add it to the bottom of the text (if any) in the window that alt+r brings up.

/alias topic if (!$isid) { if ($1) topic $$1- | else echo -a $chan(#).topic } | else topic $1-

Explanation: If you type /topic without anything else, it will echo to you the current topic. If it is called as an identifier (is this even possible?) it will act as normal. If you type /topic with anything after it, it will act as standard mIRC would act.

This may only be doable from the system tray, I'm unsure. I would still use it a lot though.

Basically, what I am looking for is instead of a shortcut to a folder, a directory tree where you can navigate to the folder you'd like to open in explorer (or perhaps right click to copy the full directory path to the clipboard).

For example, I have a ton of folders that organize all of my crap. I like my directory system but sometimes I have to go through a mass of directories to get to the specific folder I need. Here is an example:

(Note: The root directory I use is called Files)

Files > Media > Visual > Motion > Anime > Chobits

Normally, I'd have to click a shortcut to files, then double click media, then double click visual, you get the idea. Some may be saying just enable the single click opens a folder option, but I completely despise that functionality. Not to mention it would save me minimal time since there is still a great deal of mouse travel involved.

I have attached a screenshot of how I have my sendto menu set up to work, basically I would want a shortcut that looks just like the sendto menu with a couple of exceptions. First, it would be excellent if you could actually click a folder to be referring to that actual folder, rather than having to have a copy of 2 of each one to go into the dir and another to use that particular dir. Second, if you'd really wanna get fancy (but, not really necessary) adding a "New Folder" button, or even slim bar at the bottom would be really useful.

The second half of what I am talking about (I think it could be done with the same program, but I really don't know o_O) is basically the exact same thing, where you can add a directory or directories to the sendto menu including its subdirectories (possibly add an option for how many directories deep to go, but I am perfectly fine with unlimited). This would be so nice to not have to go through the pain and misery of making it all manually. Also with some folders, they change all the time so keeping them manually updated is basically impossible (like the anime folder in my example).

Does that explain what I need well enough? If not, perhaps I can explain more just let me know. This is something that would enrich my computing experience so much I would really be willing to pay for it.

Post New Requests Here / DI.FM/SKY.FM Aliases/quick launch via FARR
« on: November 19, 2008, 10:52 PM »
I am a huge fan of and (basically the same place). I love the music, but I scan through their stations a lot. I noticed, it is annoying that every time I play a different radio station I have to reopen their service etc. What I'd like to do is learn how to make my own aliases so that I can use find and run robot to launch winamp with the corresponding radio station. For instance: eurodance aac

Should open's eurodance station the aac version. vocal trance mp3

Should open the vocal trance station, the mp3 stream.

Is there an easy way to do this? I have thought about manually editing the playlist to add all of the stations I want, but then again I listen to some pretty crazy ones when I'm in those weird moods (such as salsa) that I truly would only want when I specifically request it, rather than having it on a playlist that it may auto jump to if the buffer runs out.

Would this be fairly easy to do? I am thinking it is, but perhaps I'm very wrong.

I was just thinking, I would love to use grid for instant messenger programs, since so many small windows can get difficult to manage. Then I realized, that would get very annoying to have to switch my grid type every time I wanted to switch between using grid to manage my programming and manage my instant messenger windows etc. Thinking further, I thought you know, each type of program I use can usually use grid in a slightly different manner. Most of these can very easily be defined by the window name. Here is an example of what I am referring to.

Grid associations:
*Mozilla Firefox: browser.grid
*WordPad: 3-part.grid
*: 4-part.grid

Totally bogus example, but I believe perhaps you get what I mean. I think this would allow you to have lots of control over your grid and add much more automation to the process. I also get the feeling that implementing such a system would be very trivial as in the little programming I've done, I seem to remember that capturing the window name is very trivial. As a side-note, you should be able to change the order, therefore if you were to move the *: entry to the top, everything would use 4-part.grid.

Edit: Please don't laugh, my next suggestions appears to already be there in exactly the way I suggested it o_O. I still don't know how to use this feature :(. I will continue to read through the help, but for the time being I will leave my suggestion as it doesn't appear to work exactly the way I was hoping for.

My other idea may already be implemented, but it is to have like a command to expand onto other 'grid panes'. For instance, using a 4-part grid all equally sized like 4-part.grid that comes with grid, and you would like to have a window take the entire left-hand side of the screen. Rather than changing grids, or manually moving the bottom part of the window downwards to suit your needs, you could first activate grid by the standard method, click left corner of program then drag, then while still holding left click, also right click and trigger expansion mode. This would basically mean if I were to then move the mouse down a specified amount (say, 15 pixels), it will expand the grid box to the next grid under it. Then if I were to continue holding both mouse buttons and move right, it would expand the window to the right onto the grid to the right side (Note: If detecting what grid panes are under or to the right is too difficult as I believe I recall reading, perhaps one could just make it expand to the edge of the screen). I believe this would increase productivity with grid quite a bit, but perhaps that feature already exists somehow? If so, please explain. I am still a newbie to this whole thing.

Thanks a lot :D

Hey guys. I am unfortunately in no financial state to be able to help donation coder by a financial contribution. I love the programs though and they mean so much to me. So, I decided to begin thinking about what I _can_ do. I am a mIRC scripter with about over 10 years of experience (well, off and on, not constantly coding). I am a bit rusty admittedly, but if anyone needs my assistance in any mIRC script, or would even like to learn how I will be more than happy to assist. Just send me a PM on this board, or reply to this post and I will gladly assist.

Thanks again for all the donation coder programs, they all mean lots to me :D. I wont always be poor, so someday I will be able to donate haha.

Edit: On second thought, perhaps this post belonged in "Announce Your Software/Service/Product". Sorry if it did, feel free to move it.

JGPaiva's GridMove and Ahk Tools / Thanks for grid :D
« on: November 12, 2008, 04:24 PM »
Hey, sorry if this is out of place. I don't intend to clutter your message boards with useless content or anything, I just wanted to say thanks so much for grid move :D. I recently went from using a desktop dual monitor (which I used grid on, but didn't really use all that much since I had dual monitors) to a laptop. Using the laptop is misery when you are used to having dual monitors. Grid move drastically reduces the pain of going from 2 large screens to 1 smallish screen. Thanks a lot for it, it has definitely earned a ranking in my "must have" list of programs... As a great deal of donation coder programs have.

i sometimes have programs that i add or remove from my windows startup quite often. using msconfig especially to _add_ a program to start with windows can be immensely tedious. especially when you'd like to use different startup methods (generally to change the order of startup).

my primary reason for wanting this is, when i first boot up my computer somehow my wireless networking card drivers move around, ending up being loaded after everything else has loaded. everything that has loaded before my wireless card drivers generate annoying connection/update errors, causing me to have to go through a sea of clicking before i'm able to finally use my computer after booting.

naturally, i have to not only add the new startup entry to a different startup method (and i forget which one i use as well), but i also have to remove the old one. using FARR for this and many other new utilities i get would make me so much happier.

what do you guys think? good idea? difficult to do or easy? i'd hope it'd be a quick thing, but i really don't know much about these things.

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