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@SuperboyAC: had to chuckle reading your post! A couple quick thoughts:

First, I completely agree: If I cant access on my phone and desktop, a notes app is no use to me. That's why I use Dokuwiki, even thought it's a little tedious on the phone...

... which is the second thought: I completely agree about the phone rant. I feel like the smartphone is ruining creators. Not in the camera sense (as you mentioned), but the writers, the graphic designers, the etc... input is so tedious with a phone. And dont tell me to use voice recognition for text: there are any number of reasons why I cant/wont speak what I want to write at the time.

Although, benefit of the doubt, I see the desktop world going away as well. Power users are/were/will be a niche market. While computers were a niche, the niche made things for the niche. But now it's all about market. Which is how everything goes. I'm sure a car nut will read this and think we've done the same thing to cars by making everything electronic/proprietary, etc.

Anyway, good thoughts.

Dokuwiki hosted on a synology NAS... see for some really theoretical (but super interesting) discussion on taking notes.

Living Room / Re: Can you hear this silent GIF?
« on: December 07, 2017, 07:26 PM »
I didnt hear it either -- but did somehow sense the thump, like I were standing there and could feel the movement in my body.

I agree with this. Mine was not so much an audible sound, but more of a feeling.

General Software Discussion / Re: Notetaking software
« on: December 01, 2017, 04:24 AM »
For me, notes are in the form of Dokuwiki hosted on my synology NAS. In my opinion, reading the plain text ideas over at changed my thinking. I reverted to plain text and then grew into Dokuwiki; hosted by me, accessible anywhere.

Living Room / Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« on: August 31, 2017, 05:38 AM »
Thanks, I forgot to put that in!

It's fine for my requirements... I just intend to use it as a way to trial the service for a longer time and have no problem paying the full price in a year. So far I have not provided proof of existing service provider (but I have not done more than sign up for an account), but I have it if I need it anyway.

Living Room / Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« on: August 31, 2017, 04:40 AM »
I signed up for iDrive today... they have a year of 2TB for $7. I'll try it at that price!

Living Room / Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« on: August 29, 2017, 02:09 PM »
f0dder, I'm curious about your backblaze statement... why is downloading via browser so problematic?

Living Room / Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« on: August 27, 2017, 05:53 AM »
I agree with most of what f0dder says... but I also was wondering if there are any that have easy integration with a synology NAS. Crashplan had a hacky way to run the service on the NAS rather than your computer. While I did not use this method, I was always interested in it and will make that a part of my search criteria (whether it drives my choice remains to be seen!).

Wraith, I've also been thinking the same thing recently. I think Deozaan's answers have helped advance that idea.

I've often wondered how many times watching "brilliant" artists on YouTube has stifled inspiration. It certainly can inspire, but I agree that we have this idea that there is an underlying current of thought that we need to do something never been done before.

Living Room / Re: Password Managers ... vs. Not
« on: June 07, 2017, 09:41 AM »
Just some interesting food for thought about what makes a secure password:

One thing I'd add to Dr Andus' comments, is that you do have to be careful to not confuse the tool with the task (which, I believe, is the main point of Christian's article). I was considering ConnectedText, until I started using a plaintext approach (due to the article).

Then I realized that my major problem was that I had no idea how to split my notes/thoughts. I could spend tons of money on a tool and still use it poorly. Now that I've gotten better at the mechanics involved, I'm going back and reviewing tools (including ConnectedText, I was not trying to criticize it above!) to see what they can add and how they make things easier for my requirements.

While Zettelkasten should probably be its own thread, I would invite you to look here for a discussion about why you dont need fancy programs to do Zettelkasten... it has greatly influenced my own thoughts on the subject. Another good resource is

Having recently bought an Android tablet, how is this any different than not being able to change the hosts file even when I'm the admin? Sure, I can root the device, but why? Obviously the meaning of "admin" is changing. I understand (finally, it took me awhile) having separate admin and user accounts. I don't understand crippling admin, root, etc. I don't like it... for the same reasons mentioned by Renegade:
All these things are related on one level or another. It's about control, and taking control away from YOU.

Didn't make the list, but its been a long time. When DC started (and I was very excited about FARR... still one of the first programs I load on a fresh OS install, though I am no power-user of it), I was very into tweaking my computer... now, I've gotten 10 years older and just want it to work so I can! But I still checkin every now and then. This thread has been interesting... lots of names from yesteryear!

Find And Run Robot / Re: Network Files in History?
« on: July 03, 2014, 03:58 PM »
I figured there was an option for it... I even looked through them a few times... but missed it!  Thanks!

Find And Run Robot / Network Files in History?
« on: July 03, 2014, 10:16 AM »
I have a few files that are kept on network drives, but I dont see these files in the history list and FARR must re-search everytime I want to launch one of these files. Is this by design?

I use Total Recorder in Win7:

Screenshot Captor / Re: Where are comments stored?
« on: September 29, 2013, 06:17 AM »
You can try EXIFTool GUI, a GUI for Phil Harvey's excellent EXIFTools.  In any case, a NANY entry could use ExifTools to handle all the file interactions.  I think development of this particular GUI has stopped, but there are others out there.  I cant think of any tags not handled by EXIFTools. (double negative intended...)

Look for a plugin called "facets."  Not sure if it requires the "Columns UI" plugin... I dont use either, but know its possible.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Find and Run Robot - Freeze after Launch
« on: April 26, 2013, 08:38 AM »
Just wanted to say I've been seeing this recently as well... I checked my history and none of my network drives were in it as far as I could see.  The hang does not always happen however... so I could have missed something.

I'm not sure having a lot of files in a folder should hang the GUI??  Usually FARR just chugs along and updates the results window, not hang the entire program.

Despite not liking the way MS is going with Office, the biggest reason I dont switch is lack of VBA support.  Since my work uses MS Office I have many hours invested in VBA... switching away from MS kills all that effort.  I understand VBA has "no future" (different takes on what this means looking around the web), but IT rules give no other options at work, and I'm not going to "start over" at home.

Living Room / Re: Great Messages in Software
« on: January 28, 2013, 08:31 AM »
I've seen a message box (popup) at work that said (paraphrased): "Java Lang Error: {error code stuff} This message should never be put on the stack."

Helicopters are urged to fly the landing pattern to the right, aircraft to the left so they deconflict in the pattern.  Sitting on the right makes viewing during a right turn easier.  You can also read this article (and the comments):

Not sure why aircraft have the pilot on the left (I've always wondered if it's because many people are right handed and so can utilize the main instrument panel better, as posted above).  Although this is another interesting idea:

In the latest rotor aircraft (a la V-22), the two "worlds" have merged with some interesting consequences.  It does seem that the internet is full of answers for this question!

kfitting, can you explain more.. i'm not sure what you are asking..

IF you are asking if SC can create still images of selected frames from a video file, then yes it can.

Basically, I'm just looking for a quick way to take pictures (on command, no scheduling) from my webcam.  I use it with ABBYY Screenshot reader to OCR from books.  Right now I fire up my webcam driver software and it's interface is clunky when all I want to do is take a quick picture.  I looked around for webcam software but most of that software is geared around people grabbing pics every x seconds or something like that.

Screenshot captor can import from scanners, could it "import" directly from a webcam? Could it show a screen of the webcam video input and control the "shutter" on the webcam, saving the resulting file in it's output directory?

 Now that I reread the intial post, however (later in the day!), I see this thread is about screencasting... not webcam related.  Sorry for the offtopic post, I should have started a new thread.

Somewhat related, somewhat not... is there a way to integrate this into screenshot captor to take stills?  Sort of like what you have for the scanner, I'd like to use screenshot captor to take snapshots (not automatic, not timed, etc... just when I press a button or hotkey). 

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