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Living Room / Re: Favourite youtube channels
« on: July 21, 2020, 01:57 AM »
How about asking about a channel?

I enjoyed the following about ice recently:

A bit weak toward the end -- lacking footage / images, but still fun.

Can't honestly say that the channel is a favorite as I've only seen one thing from it.

Does anyone watch this channel?

Thanks for the investigation and write-up!

Living Room / Re: Keybase bought by Zoom
« on: May 08, 2020, 08:57 PM »
You will be assimilated.

Oh well... have to decide if this is going to mean that I uninstall it or not.

I've not noticed any mixed-content, but this could also be a function of browser in use and/or configuration.

Living Room / Re: Windows as a tablet OS
« on: April 19, 2020, 09:29 PM »
I'll have to have a look at that website. I'd never come across it before.

I recently tried a 28 inch screen.  Unfortunately, I experienced pain and odd sensations.

One of the stats I've started to pay attention to is: https://en.wikipedia...ela_per_square_metre

The 28 inch screen I tried had a rating of 350 cd / m^2.  Multiply this with its area (0.258 m^2) and one gets something like 90.3 cd.

The screen I'm used to by contrast is 220 cd/m^2 * 0.153 m^2, giving a result of 33.7 cd.

It looks like it's easier to find things that are in the low 200s these days.

Keeping distance from the screen seems to help, but there is only so much one can do and what's the point in a large screen that's too far away :)

Living Room / Re: Windows as a tablet OS
« on: March 30, 2020, 07:06 PM »
Tablets were added to the mix; I never used my iPads much, but did use my Samsung Note tablet a lot

This has been my experience too.  Stylus technology and software that utilizes it has improved sufficiently in some places -- am hoping this trend will continue.  The issue of how to carry a stylus without losing it doesn't seem to be well-addressed yet though IMO.

The specific Windows OS Tablet I've tried is a 12 inch Samsung Galaxy Book.

Partly my switch is about eyesight changes and monitors. I really really like big busy monitors, but the brightness overwhelms me now after a few hours

I don't typically last that long.  I've coped by using an e-ink reader for certain activities (unfortunately, this technology is really taking a long time to develop nicely), staying far enough away from displays (not easy for a tablet one is holding), reducing exposure, using a single display, keeping my code within about 80 columns, etc.

One thing I found that helped on the hardware end of things was Samsung's OLED displays.  This doesn't really help for external displays (too expensive / unavailable), but for tablets and phones, it seems to be less problematic on my eyes.

I learned about eye issues a fair bit from: It appears people suffer for a variety of reasons and there doesn't appear to be a single practical "drop-in" solution, but there are many ideas there to learn from.


Nice!  Had been using "Dark mode / night reader", but this one looks worth trying  :Thmbsup:

For keeping up to date on trackball info, I occasionally visit:

I currently switch among these three:


The first two are nice in that each can be easily used with either hand.  The Kensington's scrolling is probably easier for most folks, but I've found over the years that the buttons don't seem to last (I've gone through multiple devices, so I suspect it's the way it is with this model).  The scrolling for the CST took some getting used to, but is the smoothest I have experienced.

After some practice I was able to use the third device (the DEFT Pro) with my left hand without too much trouble.  (I'm not left-handed, but have found that typically keyboards with keypads make having the trackball on the right kind of awkward, so got used to using a trackball on the left.)

I had avoided the DEFT Pro and similar right-handed-only-ish trackballs but it appears that in some cases the barrier is not one that cannot be overcome.

I prefer to have a wired experience, but the DEFT Pro is flexible in that it can do that as well as Bluetooth as 2.4 GHz wireless via a USB dongle.  I tend to take this one when traveling as it's smaller than the other two, and the non-wired experience can be handy when the micro-USB cable it comes with has been put to use to charge some other device :)

It's true that all of these devices are rather pricy.  Occasionally, I see a good discount though.

I sometimes use: https://www.trackbal...bit-wireless-mobile/ , but find the scrolling "ring" area to be difficult to use.

I used to use: https://www.trackbal...ll-with-scroll-ring/ , but one of its buttons failed and I wasn't keen on repeating that experience so soon.  If the build quality were to improve, I would go for this again over the Orbit Wireless Mobile, because the scrolling is much better.  Neither have 3 buttons though, which I've come to appreciate.

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: March 23, 2020, 08:37 AM »
Persistent malware reinstalls itself on Android devices even after factory reset

I looked into this one a bit and found that at least in some cases it appears there may have been something pre-installed with the OS.

Nushell - a new type of shell:

Coincidentally, just installed this within the last week :)  The attraction points for me were: multi-platfom + written in Rust.

I know, I attached a Windows compiled version to my post - the mention of WSL was just in case someone felt like going that way, (eg. keep it all under the WSL subsystem as a Linux program rather than install compilers, etc into their Windows environment to get it).

Ah, I saw the attachment, but I see I didn't read your post closely enough, sorry about that.

Something that I think might be comforting- words from the epidemiologist who helped defeat smallpox.

He gives hope that we can defeat it, steps that should be taken, and what defeat of the novel coronavirus will look like.

Thanks for this link.

It's written in Rust, you can install and compile on Windows (or even compile it under WSL - Windows Subsystem for Linux) ... try the attached.

I suppose this is rather late, but just tried without WSL and it compiled and ran fine in my limited testing.

Nir Sofer's SearchMyFiles has a "Find duplicates" feature that can be combined with normal file-finding criteria.

I have had good success with this one in the past  :Thmbsup:

Used dupeGuru reasonably recently to remove something like 400+GB of duplicate backup files for a friend, (a laborious undertaking - backups of backups of backups of .... ), worked well.

There's also AntiDupl if you want to find primarily image duplicates, (or close duplicates), including across different formats - my go to software for that instance.

I'm more in favor of dupeGuru now.  I had used it a bit before, but your opinion is much appreciated!

Had never heard of AntiDupl, thanks for mentioning it.

I'm looking for something with source code because I'm a bit wary of using a program that's going to be scanning a lot of files -- though in this case it's for someone who is unlikely to be using a non-GUI solution.

My preliminary searches turned up a couple of candidates.

Are there any reasons to not consider the current incarnation of dupeguru or Duplicate Files Finder?

Appreciate some opinions (informed or otherwise) :)

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: November 21, 2019, 07:26 PM »
Microsoft's Software is Malware

Hadn't seen that kind of detailed listing in one place, thanks for sharing.

Would be interesting to see other such lists -- I have a hard time imagining that Windows is the only thing like this.

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: November 21, 2019, 07:24 PM »
1909 seems to be working ok here so far too.

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« on: October 30, 2019, 01:00 PM »
i could probably fix that by making another tap location you could tap on widget to go back..

If that's not too much work, that'd be nice :)

Yeah the preferences dialog is just back button to leave.. I would prefer a set of "Save/Cancel" buttons, but I guess this is how android wants to do it.

Apparently so, silly android!

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« on: October 30, 2019, 10:51 AM »
The way the widget works is it displays a single random item (from your chosen section), and you can tap to move to the next.

Got it working here.  Nice that you can tap to move to the next -- there's no way to go backwards, right?

Initially I wasn't sure how to get the widget to display once its preferences screen showed up.  I think pressing the back key / button works.  Is that right?  It turned out that whatever the widget display settings were, I failed to notice the widget on the home screen  :P

You could use it for random words of wisdom instead of questions.

Are you a mind-reader?

DC Gamer Club / Re: Rabbids Coding - Learning Through Play
« on: October 15, 2019, 07:43 AM »

General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: September 06, 2019, 04:39 PM »
NewPipe - free lightweight YouTube client.

This and SkyTube -- as they need to be updated from time-to-time to function correctly, so if you have both, there's a better chance of accomplishing the intended aim with at least one of them ;)

Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor
« on: September 04, 2019, 12:31 AM »
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Quite late to the party here, but when I visited the store, the phrase at the bottom of the shirt was not the same...frankly I liked what I saw on this thread better :)

Very much also enjoyed this one:


General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for AsciiDoc editor
« on: September 02, 2019, 10:47 PM »
Somehow I missed the extensive experience report -- thanks a lot of that, Shades.

Luckily, I only have small docs to work on ATM.

Also haven't seen any recently :)

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