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Sumatra here.

I used to use Foxit, then PDF-XChange Viewer. Sumatra is so fast though. It makes me giddy :D

Kinda impossible to do for Java. You need to reserve a heap that's large enough to handle your largest theoretical load, plus some extra for garbage collection bookkeeping. This can be grown dynamically, but I don't think the JVM ever shrinks the operating system allocated heap. Makes sense for server loads, isn't always a nice feature on client machines though.

You're right, Java memory usage does tend to go up and to the right, but there has been some experimental efforts such as DeallocateHeapPages. A fellow coworker of mine was able to vastly reduce memory usage in a Java app he had written after profiling it to find the main problem points.

Thanks for the referral code. I'm hesitant to jump into iDrive due to the cost and the issues you wrote about, but I'm not seeing much else out there.

I would have thought someone would have seen this need and filled it, but there doesn't seem to be a really good solution for our storage needs at a reasonable price point.

I keep hoping CrashPlan will improve their client when I see an update, but so far I've been disappointed.

Thanks for the pointer to iDrive. I'm looking for an alternative to Crashplan.

I got the 4 year plan for the discount, with 2.9 TB on my machine and another 2 TB on my wife's, but I'm far from happy and the 4 years is nearly up. I'm not a fan of the excessive RAM use, but I really dislike how it starts the backup over from 0% after doing a version scan. It's taking forever on my 10Mbps upstream connection.

I also dislike how changing the backup set causes it to start over from scratch. A few weeks ago it was at around 95%, but after excluding my Chrome profile to speed things up, it started over and now I'm at 24%.

However, as you said, alternatives like BackBlaze aren't a viable option due to policies like only retaining deleted files for 30 days.

Using Amazon Glacier or Google Nearline is cost prohibitive, but they're getting there. I would love to see a service using Nearline with some deduplication and a lean client. I have nothing against Java per se, but CrashPlan clearly hasn't optimized their client for memory usage.

I'm thinking about trying iDrive but the discount expired and I know very little about them. For all of Crashplan's flaws, I was fairly confident they wouldn't be disappearing any time soon.

I've looked at SpiderOak's 5TB option for $279/year or $25/month. It's still pricey and not exclusively focused on backups, but the site says they store every version of your file.

I'd love to hear of other alternatives.

That's good to hear about the voice - I don't want to be stressing anyone out. And that's a great idea to do more of a comparison of other static generators, with a summary and pros/cons. I could add that as a lesson.

Thanks for the feedback, it's extremely helpful (and I look forward to more as you get farther on)

You're very welcome, thanks for signing up :up:

You may have seen it already, but I go over how I converted a Wordpress theme to use with Hugo. It might help you make sense of Hugo's templates since you're already familiar with Wordpress.

And please let me know about any questions, mistakes or just general comments.

Cool. I have played with Go too and I really like it. I've read a few books and have thought about creating something with it, but I haven't carved out the time yet. It's a lot of fun to experiment with different languages. It's harder to sit down and work through a project and fix all the bugs, especially when you're just starting out :)

I jumped on the static site generator bandwagon a little less than a year ago. As with most things, I spent quite a bit of time researching a load of options to find the "best" one. I really liked Hugo and its speed, and have used it to run the new site I created ever since. I hit a lot of snags when I was initially setting up the site, and I felt like that might keep others from using Hugo.

I'd also wanted to create a course on Udemy, so I created a course on Hugo. As a sort of beta test, it's free with a discount link until the end of the month.

Here's the link to sign up for the free course (It will be valid until 31 Jan 2015 at the stroke of midnight)

Feedback or questions would be much appreciated. It's easy to forget things that make sense now, but didn't when I first started using it.

And even if you don't choose Hugo but you start using another static site generator, I think you'll like the workflow. I really enjoy writing my content in Markdown and being able to git push to publish.

Snaptimer author here - thanks for the recommendation skwire, and nkormanik, I'm glad Snaptimer satisfied your needs.

Another option to look at for ideas is Calendar Editor Pro.  The main thing going for it is you can type directly into each day.  The interface isn't great for navigating between months and years, it's rough around the edges and the author disappeared and took down the site.

You can find version 3.0 at Softpedia.

Screenshot - 4_30_2013 Tue , 13_07_29.png

is full-disk encryption something that wouldn't be frustrating to use on a day to day basis?

I have to use full-disk encryption on a work laptop and for day-to-day use it means you have to type in the encryption passphrase before it can boot up, then it works as usual.  In my case the laptop would frequently get stuck partway through loading the encryption screen and hang when I had the laptop in a docking station.  Apart from that it hasn't been a nuisance.

One negative I've heard about is apparently when an encrypted drive fails there's little chance at recovering the data because even if you can read some sectors, they're all encrypted and meaningless.  I don't if that's true or not.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Index error in Screenshot Captor
« on: August 18, 2012, 05:50 PM »
That ragged edge effect is great, thanks!

Screenshot Captor / Index error in Screenshot Captor
« on: August 18, 2012, 05:25 PM »
It all started when I saw the jagged-edged screenshot on and tried to create something similar with Screenshot Captor.  I browsed through the frames and masks, then saw the Clipart button and took a peek.  I got a few index errors, then when I closed SC it said there had been two crashes.

I downloaded a new portable version of SC and ran it to see if my .ini was causing it.  At first I didn't see the problem, so I copied the default .ini file to my portable installation and not only did I get the error, but afterwards SC wouldn't close, even with several Process Explorer and Task Manager kill attempts.  It was using very little CPU, but my machine was acting really slow.  I discovered it was doing around 3MB/second of disk usage (I may have hit the Rescan Dirs button at some point) at which point I restarted Windows.

I believe the default window size forces the toolbar into 2 columns, and I have only seen the error when the window is a large enough for a single column toolbar.

Returning to my original question, I think the image was made with TechSmith's Snagit, but if there was a similar frame or mask then it could be used with SC, apart from the drop shadow that goes along with the jagged edge.

Here's a recording so you can see exactly what I did to get the error.

And here are the two problem signatures in case they're of any help in diagnosing the problem.

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:   APPCRASH
  Application Name:   ScreenshotCaptor.exe
  Application Version:
  Application Timestamp:   00000000
  Fault Module Name:   KERNELBASE.dll
  Fault Module Version:   6.1.7601.17651
  Fault Module Timestamp:   4e211319
  Exception Code:   0eedfade
  Exception Offset:   0000b9bc
  OS Version:   6.1.7601.
  Locale ID:   1033
  Additional Information 1:   484f
  Additional Information 2:   484fb9ba634ff62fede72d42ab55c6c5
  Additional Information 3:   659b
  Additional Information 4:   659b7a69a8c020859e9a4dae6f16b562

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:   APPCRASH
  Application Name:   ScreenshotCaptor.exe
  Application Version:
  Application Timestamp:   00000000
  Fault Module Name:   KERNELBASE.dll
  Fault Module Version:   6.1.7601.17651
  Fault Module Timestamp:   4e211319
  Exception Code:   0eedfade
  Exception Offset:   0000b9bc
  OS Version:   6.1.7601.
  Locale ID:   1033
  Additional Information 1:   4271
  Additional Information 2:   4271ab875c504b21b9ee5d8f7b9a875d
  Additional Information 3:   dd5e
  Additional Information 4:   dd5e7a41eed66906f89d0051dddfee79

Living Room / Re: Typing Speed Competition!
« on: August 06, 2012, 06:03 PM »
It's a very fancy one. The Dell Standard Laptop Keyboard.

 ;D Dang it, I have no excuses.

Living Room / Re: Typing Speed Competition!
« on: August 06, 2012, 05:20 PM »
Wow!  :Thmbsup:

What keyboard do you use?

Living Room / Re: Typing Speed Competition!
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:54 PM »
What is the G15?

I think it's the Logitech G15 gaming keyboard that can record and playback macros.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Main window seemingly wouldn't appear
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:46 PM »
Thanks!  I didn't email you about it, but I'm sure they'll appreciate the fix too ;)

Living Room / Re: Typing Speed Competition!
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:44 PM »
So close to beating Josh, but my hands are tired now.

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Screenshot Captor / Main window seemingly wouldn't appear
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:21 PM »
I use a portable installation of ScreenshotCaptor in Dropbox so the same settings are used across all of my computers.  At work I have two large monitors and at home I have a smaller one.  Last night I could not see the main window of Screenshot Captor and I couldn't figure out why.  Screenshots appeared in the screenshots dir as usual, but no amount of cajoling would make the window appear.  This morning I ran it at work and the main window was on the second screen.  I then realized the saved position was off screen at home, and confirmed it by manually changing UserMainLeft and UserMainTop.

Could you make sure UserMainLeft and UserMainTop are within the current screen resolution?

As a stopgap solution I added a new entry to my AutoHotKey Window movement shortcuts:

Code: Autohotkey [Select]
  1. ; Move the active window to 0,0 in case it's off the screen with Alt+Windows+Home
  2. !#Home::
  3.    winmove, A,,0,0
  4.    return

Living Room / Re: Blog comments - On of off?
« on: May 03, 2012, 11:25 AM »
I agree - some popular blogs have better content in their comments than they have in the original blog post.  Lifehacker was a great example of this.  They had some of the best commenters around (now not so much).

To add another data point, I've been using JungleDisk on Rackspace storage for about 10-15GB but the monthly cost has been creeping up over the years.  Tonight I installed CrashPlan so I could backup everything on all my computers and so far I'm impressed.  Memory usage for CrashPlanService is 123MB (out of 8GB).  It's chugging along nicely, uploading ~1TB of data.

Good old Classic Shell, second thing I install on a new Win7 machine. :)

Now you've left us hanging  :hanged:- what's the first?

I install Google Chrome then Dropbox, where I keep all my essential portable utilities like FARR, FreeCommander, KeePass, Linkman, ClipX, Autohotkey, iDailyDiary,  Notepad++, Foobar2000, ActionOutline, and a few hundred more :D

For me, Windows 8 is a huge no-go.  It will fail as a Desktop OS, and it will fail as a Tablet OS.
-Stephen66515 (April 02, 2012, 06:49 PM)

I agree.  A one-size fits all approach leaves both sides lacking basic features.  I hope Windows 8 dies a fast death.

Interesting that your upload speed is SO much higher than download speed??? Doesn't look quite right to me!
-Carol Haynes (April 02, 2012, 06:50 PM)

Wtf, looks backwards lol
-Stephen66515 (April 02, 2012, 08:40 PM)

It's been like that for the 3 years I've had it.  I was told by the installer that it's hard for them to limit upload speeds on their end.  (The service is supposed to be synchronous, 25Mbps up and down)

Fiber is great.


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