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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 24, 2021, 08:54 AM »
She sees them as a precursor to writing.


It goes to show you that long before there was such a thing as text, there was pretext.  Sorry, I could not resist.   ;D

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 23, 2021, 10:19 AM »
chain saw on the corps

"corpse" actually.

I have to stop using that Opera extension that automatically dis-corrects my spelling.  :)


Yeah, I figured you just left off the -e.

 Concision does have its merits.   ;D

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 22, 2021, 09:21 AM »
chain saw on the corps

"corpse" actually.

I have to stop using that Opera extension that automatically dis-corrects my spelling.  :)

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 21, 2021, 03:12 PM »
Having a single syllable for both first and last name must generate anger management issues.

I guess I should be a lot angrier than I am then. Maybe I should try to be an assassin!

Speaking of assassins and books read, I read Sammy "The Bull" Gravano's Underboss  a few years ago.  Hollywood makes Button Men seem cool but Sammy describes in detail how killing the target is just the start.  The real work is using a chain saw on the corps to make the pieces easier to dispose.  A good read.  I got a few laughs especially Sammy's early encounters with the Justice System.   ;D

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 20, 2021, 11:41 AM »
Having exhausted the available Jack Reacher novels I have been going through the Mitch Rapp series.

Seems like a weird name for a hero.  Perhaps it has to do with character ownership rights.  I do not imagine very many character name collisions with that moniker.  :)

I like those and have read all of them. Never thought it was a weird name, though. Rapp is a relatively known if not overly so last name.

I am enjoying them also.  On the name thing it would have helped if first and last names were not a single syllable.  Maybe I am sensitive to this because my real name has two syllables for first and last name.  Not only that but the end of the first name has the same two consonant sounds as the start of the second.  When people ask my name the end of the first kind of runs into the start of the second and they always ask what it is again.  Kind of annoying.  No wonder the hero is an assassin!  Having a single syllable for both first and last name must generate anger management issues.  :)

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 20, 2021, 09:07 AM »
Having exhausted the available Jack Reacher novels I have been going through the Mitch Rapp series.

Seems like a weird name for a hero.  Perhaps it has to do with character ownership rights.  I do not imagine very many character name collisions with that moniker.  :)

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 20, 2021, 09:01 AM »
how the nose works
Don't forget Turin's archenemy, Nobody Nose.
-cranioscopical (April 17, 2021, 06:08 AM)

I hear he was a prowd individual.   8)

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The free version looks interesting and I can see a use case for example on my son's pc where there just isn't that much that changes

I used the free version myself for some time before getting the Pro.  Since it only lets you do one save it is much less likely to get confused when it restores.  There are no multiple save sets to get scrambled.  If I had desktops and wanted the convenience of multiple quick restores I think I would go with Macrium Reflect Home edition.  It has the quick Differential Restore feature that is in many ways is similar to snapshots but I think may be more reliable.  The Home edition costs $70 which is the same as RollbackRX Pro.

What I ended up doing with RollbackRX Pro was only making one snapshot at a time.  If I made a bunch of changes in my PC storage I would delete the old snapshot first.Then make a new one when my storage was stable.  But that was because I already bought the Pro version.  Making the best of it so to speak.  Pardon me for jumping in but since I did have several years expeience using Rollback I thought you may want to know my conclusions.   8)

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I see you have Google drive.  On my current Laptop I only have 32 GB of storage.  I also have OneDrive.  I set OneDrive to only store the links locally rather than shadowing the files in the cloud.  But the system did not recognize the free space.  Wise Disk Cleaner fixed it for me.  I got about 8 GB of free space back.  As long as you can recover via your backups Wise may be worth a try.  But I would caution that it may not recognize the RollbackRX stuff.  It could delete all that if it mistakes it for HD corruption.

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Sometimes it can happen that Rollback Rx itself can get confused and stuff on the HD may get scrambled.  I used the product on my Toshiba Laptop but I reverted to Macrium Reflect because RX can make scrambled eggs out of the storage esp. if you use it often.

I used to have a bookmark for their forum but I think it has moved to Reddit.

What I did on my desktop W7 PC I added a USB 3 docking station and plugged bare WD HD into it to download directly to the WD drive.  One issue I had because I mixed XP, W7 and Vista, there seems to be subtle differences in the NTFS file system across these OS.  Sometimes I got the error that the drive in the dock was not formatted when it was loaded with downloads.  So I lost some downloads but my systems themselves did not get corrupted.

Weird things can happen for sure.  It may be worth trying to ask at RollbackRX community.  If "Froggie" is still there he is excellent when it comes to RX side effect type problems.

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One of the features I like about Spark is that by default I get a notification of the email with options to delete or archive it, etc. without having to open the client UI.

FYI I think the default Gmail client does this as well. I think you may have to pull the notification down to expand it before you see those options, but I'm pretty sure the options are there.

In Spark the delete option may only be for stuff it categorizes as Subscriptions.  I have changed the notify setting from All to Smart to see if I notice the difference.

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I got an answer from someone at Spark.  The feature to automatically delete the cached files is on the Wish List.  He suggested a reinstall to reduce the user storage accumulation.  Seems like using the Delete User Data option is better.  I deleted user data and had to reenter my Outlook info.  However 2 google email accounts I also had connected to it showed up once the app was functional.

At least I only had to add one account.  No estimated time for the new feature though.  It sounds like it is on a back burner that is currently flamed out.   ;D

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Maybe they do log everything what cost in conclusion your system capacity.
(in log often stuff like "connected to..." "connected on..." "receive header..." "blablabla info info info")

Just a guess, I use my systems eMail Client.
it wouldn't be so bad if I could store everything on the SD card I don't know how to do that either. Maybe I'll ask them.

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Non-Windows Software / Android Spark email client user data creep
« on: March 09, 2021, 02:56 PM »
I have switched to Spark email client on my Android 8.0 phone.  I like it but for one issue.  The User Data shown keeps creeping up even though it is only supposed to cache emails, not permanently store them locally.  Pushing the Clear Data Android option in storage would force me to reenter the account info etc..  Not a great solution.

I have also sent this question to Spark support.  If I get a solution from them I will post it here.

One of the features I like about Spark is that by default I get a notification of the email with options to delete or archive it, etc. without having to open the client UI.  Kind of neat for a freebie.   8)

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: February 20, 2021, 01:26 PM »
I remember really enjoying a couple of his books before I ever had a computer -- or had much understanding of the internet (the reality was pretty boring in comparison).

Yeah.  I never had Halle Berry distracting me while I was trying to write a program.. unfortunately.  8)  It always cracks me up when somebody sits in front of a computer with no IDEs, compilers or software tools installed and types furiously and boom!  They are into the Fort Knox gold reserves.  :)  In the old Dos days debug.com was there so you could do some Hello World kinds of things.  But not much else.  :)

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: February 19, 2021, 09:09 AM »
Finally reading something by William Gibson.  Pattern Recognition

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@MilesAhead, No doubt the AutoHotkey one that Nod5 made will work for you -- yes?

I forgot about that one.  Thanks.  I'll try it.   :Thmbsup:

Edit:  Works fine.   8)

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AppFolderIcon v0.1.0 is complete:

I have one of those cheapie W10 Laptops that tops out at .NET 4.0.  Unfortunately the Windows Update mechanism never worked correctly.  So I am kind of stuck with what I've got.  I wonder if there is something Win32 based that would have a similar function?  Maybe a VBasic scriptoid or some such? So far I have owned 2 laptops and they have both been Windows Update out of luck.  I am batting a thousand! I cannot even use restore points.  I image with Macrium Reflect Free to recover from disasters.   8)



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Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: February 11, 2021, 10:27 AM »
American Hero

Kind of a cute flick.  Nothing profound.  A way to pass some time.  Eddie Griffin has the main supporting role in this buddy flick with a super power(telekinesis) thrown in for laughs.  Stephen Dorff is the hero.

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Maybe one of these freewares will be easier than coding it yourself?  :)

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If you wish to do this with a lot of folders it may be worth checking out a macro record/playback utility.  If you select the exe in the folder then start recording mouse actions and keystrokes you could play it back on other selected exe files.  In my W10 explorer shift right click brings up the context menu that has "copy as path."  After clicking that pressing Alt up arrow will move you up in explorer so that the containing folder is selected.  Right click and click Customize tab, then click Change Icon.   Click browse button.  Now you can paste in the path of the exe that is in the clipboard.

If you only have a hundred or so folders you wish to customize, assuming the macro playback works, you could do 10 at a time until they are all customized.  If you have hundreds of folders then yes you may want to try to find a dedicated utility somewhere.

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My laptop will need to dynamically use the two wifi connections for each thread.
Can you please elaborate on that? I'm trying to understand what you want to achieve.

I am curious also.  If accessing servers programmatically you may be able to use sockets linked to each thread rather than requiring separate hotspots etc..


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General Software Discussion / Re: 32bit Linux distro recommendations
« on: December 16, 2020, 09:03 AM »
I found this article with 8 small distros that may work.  First on the list is Puppy Linux.  I did play around with Puppy booting from a USB on an HP Laptop.  It is small and easy to configure.  The WiFi was easy to enable.  I think the HP only had a Celeron CPU so Puppy may be a good one to try first.

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General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: November 23, 2020, 03:05 PM »
I have been using 1 Tap Cache Cleaner Pro for a few months now.  The main function is similar to CCleaner's Deep Clean.  I could not get CCleaner to do the deep clean on my phone.  Through trial and error and reading reviews I found this one.  It is worth spending the few bucks for the Pro because Turbo Mode cache cleaning is about 5 times faster than the one used in the free version.

Plus it comes with a cool widget that shows the current total cache in use.  Tapping the widget brings up the main UI so you can refresh and choose how thorough a clean to perform.  It has some other functions I have not tried so I cannot speak to how well they work.

The Turbo Mode seems to use the same technique as CCleaner but it hides the details of bringing up each app in the cache by showing its own screen on top.  You only see a slight flicker.  It appears to be reliable and it is kind of fun to use through the widget.

I think Turbo Mode requires at least Android 8.0 but if it has been improved to accommodate older Android versions that info may be found in the Pro features description.

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Less people around ... but unfortunately the good times are coming to an end as we get closer to exiting Stage 4 lockdown.

My worry is as soon as they stop paying mortgages for people it will create a surge of new and clueless homeless on the streets.  I envisage them crawling over each other like ants.   :down:

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