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Living Room / Re: Share your photos! Travel shots, photoblogs, etc.
« on: August 04, 2020, 01:46 PM »
I can see the whole book:
the photos you combine in the double spreads work really well together. (That's a real talent in itself.)

I put too many photos in... some are better than others No sooner than I saw them in print, I noticed things in some photos that I hadn't seen on screen, and not improvements.
Was listening to a photographer a while back talking about selecting prints -- for sale or maybe for a calendar. They would print them and hang them on the wall for a week and see how they felt about them after that time.
Re the number of photos -- it's a lot of photos! I think any photographer would struggle to get that many together. If I may be critical I like the black and white photos but not sure they fit in with the rest of the images.

Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Cannot move or delete clips
« on: August 02, 2020, 04:59 PM »
Sorry, I forgot, I'm actually using the Alpha version (see below) -- it's very stable, the Alpha aspect is related to being able to copy/save clips with formatting.

DOWNLOAD Alpha Version:

Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Cannot move or delete clips
« on: August 02, 2020, 04:51 PM »
I'm able to delete clips here with portable CHS on Windows 7
All three methods work:
Select the clip in the main pane then:
  • press delete key
  • right click + delete
  • click delete icon

Maybe a repair database might help (backup first)
In Options, Other Stuff >Backup Maintenance

Screenshot - 2020-08-02 , 23_36_40.jpg

Living Room / Re: Share your photos! Travel shots, photoblogs, etc.
« on: August 02, 2020, 04:33 PM »
I recently had a photo book made by CEWE-Photoworld, with photos of my local area.  There's next to no text, bar acknowledgements, as I wanted something more like the look of mounted prints in a gallery.  Here are four screenshots from the CEWE software's WYSIWYG view.
Great to see some of your photos. And the presentation works very well :up:

Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Cannot move or delete clips
« on: August 02, 2020, 10:10 AM »
I'm wondering, is there a way to install a 2nd copy of CHS? Maybe to test it out?
There are portable and install versions available. Probably best to make sure they not both running at the same time. It's possible they both will use the same default folder for clips (you can choose folder in settings if you want to change)

I can check later re deleting clips.

Along with Designer (now @ full price of 55€) you get "Fine Liner Brushes by The Artifex Forge --
over 50 vector Fine Liner brushes, plus 10 Fine Liner textures."
one way of seeing if you qualify for these (or maybe other) free vector brushes --
Enable the welcome panel via menu: Help >Welcome and scroll through the images/advertising/tips

Screenshot - 2020-07-26 , 17_29_41.png

took me a while to figure out how to install --
eventually found this on yt from the author of these ones How To Load Affinity Designer Brushes

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: July 23, 2020, 09:56 AM »
Looking at the contents of the 'riddle', I think it was in the right place.

Tired of the real world's shabby tirade of false 'virtue signalling'?
Any time that phrase is used unironically it's a red flag to me.
Sorry, I should have looked closer...

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: July 23, 2020, 02:47 AM »
I've posted 'Riddle', here;
That's in the wrong board to post in if you want responses -- it probably had about two views before you posted this link.
@moderators, would you consider moving the thread to the living room board?

I'd say the thread is very much on the topics of "going primitive with discursion into zettelkasten".

Living Room / Re: Looking for smartphone
« on: July 02, 2020, 03:28 PM »
There always seems to be a fly in the ointment with every electronic device I purchase.
I reckon that's always (nearly always?) the case. I dont use earphones, so never came across the problem. But did have other problems with connectivity (and needing to reboot to recover). In fairness that problem seems to have been resolved at some stage, but it's not that I'd particularly recommend Moto -- but I would at least consider buying again.

When looking to purchase something, I generally start by reading the Amazon one star reviews. That can get depressing though, cause there doesnt seem to be anything out there that doesnt come with problems -- maybe a lot of that is to do with the minimal quality control these days.

Living Room / Re: Looking for smartphone
« on: July 02, 2020, 04:46 AM »
The main thing I find disappointing is that the new Moto phones do not seem to want to improve on 720P resolution.  Such a big heavy phone should have 1080P FHD.


Another less than stellar "feature" of my e5 is that any photos I take look like total crap.  Streaming video isn't too bad if the WiFi has good bandwidth, but anything less than 1080P is unacceptable these days.

Well, it is their budget phone series, most manufacturers have a line that is 720p, ordinary camera, 2-3GB RAM, 16-32GB eMMC Flash, MTK or SD4xx SoC, etc, (eg. Samsung Galaxy A01) ... you'd need to move to their G series for better specs ... which is what they hope you do.
Yeah, I paid 240€ or so two years ago for a Moto G6.
Beyond 3GB RAM and 32GB, I dont know the specifications -- it does what I want and need (I dont play games so no idea how good there), and battery lasts over a day. I should have gotten 64GB, but do have a 128GB SD card for images etc.. But the screen is nice (could be brighter in day/sunlight), and is 1080 x 2XXX. Camera is quite good for stills (and at the time for its price bracket), no idea about video beyond there being no stabilisation.
I will never buy another phone with a glass back -- was cracked within a month.

But yeah, if you want a half-decent camera and display, you will have to move up in price. I see the one 4wd got is available here (.de) for under 200€ but couldnt find it on uk amazon...
@4wd, maybe you could let us know how the screen and camera/s fare (just generally -- I'll have a look at an in depth review at some stage). I presume you'll be ripping out the OS, or have you done it already? :-)

Yeah, I used use Syncovery to back up to Amazon S3. Havent used it for mirror/sync though -- it does offer to interact with many cloud sites. Probably most good backup software these days does that -- Syncback, Backup4all etc.

EDIT// they probably mostly want to zip before upload, so wraith's solution of mirroring to the local (e.g. Onedrive) folder is probably the best solution.

They offer some more basic (but nice) sets for free if you sign up for their newsletter.

It's not immediately clear which are for Affinity (as opposed to Illustrator / Photoshop) but I got the Outline & Wax Crayon brushes.

Along with Designer (now @ full price of 55€) you get "Fine Liner Brushes by The Artifex Forge --
over 50 vector Fine Liner brushes, plus 10 Fine Liner textures."

Where can I find more information about this? Is it for new purchases only? Or is this free for anyone who owns Designer (even if purchased years ago)?
I suspect for new/more recent purchases. [ EDIT// it's not free seperately. ]
If you're registered with Affinity, they allow you to redownload purchases -- it should show there if you have it or not.

(The brushes cost $19 direct from their site.)

Along with Designer (now @ full price of 55€) you get "Fine Liner Brushes by The Artifex Forge --
over 50 vector Fine Liner brushes, plus 10 Fine Liner textures."

Havent tried them out yet, but they look interesting:

Screenshot - 2020-06-25 , 01_39_15.jpg

The Artifex Forge have a few other very nice sets of brushes -- see https://artifexforge...s-affinity-designer/

Nice to see a mini-review -- good job :up:

Can you take a screenshot showing the small fonts?

See this post for screenshot of options

Note the text [in Options] is very small:
FHD screen (1920 x 1080)
Text etc. is @ 125% (default)

Here SC options on the left -- not a big difference but SC is near my limit (but good), the other is a strain

EDIT// for some reason that screenshot shows (here in my browser) a lot bigger that the actual size of those dialogues here. But at least the comparision is helpful

and here the Virtual Hierarchy, again with SC options for comparision (compare also with menu text at top of image)

Screenshot - 2020-06-24 , 00_11_03.jpg

Living Room / Re: Taste testing 80% Dark Chocolate
« on: June 23, 2020, 07:17 AM »
Love Chock ("Eat the World Happier" lol)
99% Extreme Dark [Ingredients: Raw cocoa / lucuma powder / vanilla / sea salt]

The taste is a shock initially -- direction of earthy, but not in a bad way. Intense, but not bitter.
Salt noticeable initially and towards the end. Very lovely consistency: creamy, buttery.

I'd give it a [9]

Like you mouser, I used only eat milk choclate. This, I could imagine having in the cupboard and occasionally eating a bit. Probably costs an arm and a leg. Netherlands based -- dont know if available in the US.

(I had a taste of a 70% bar afterwards -- it tasted viciously sweet.)

Currently using this to try and dig out some photos from a folder with a couple of thousand images (copied from phone).

Still loving the virtual hierarchy (which is why I'm using it in above scenario).

Doubleclick thumbnail (I'm in grid view) opens file in default app -- normally pressing Enter key on focused file would do the same, but it doesnt here. Could that be arranged :-) ?

Re font size: still finding the font size in Options too small (compare with e.g. SC options). Also font size of the virtual hierarchy is very small.
Relevant info/settings:
15.6" FHD screen / Font scaling @ 125% (default)
Windows 7

I like this visual, it is helpful.

It is!  Thanks for sharing - I can really see the workflow from this image.  My only problem is the same thing that I have with everything- I can collect, but going through the collection is a problem for me.  I need to do the first two steps at the same time.
Do you mean the Zettelkasten notes *and* the reference database?

13. The true meaning of 42

In The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy the supercomputer Deep Thought is built by a race of hyper-intelligent alien beings to determine the answer to "life, the universe, and everything". Deep Thought determines that the answer is somewhat anticlimactically "42". It sounds like a joke, but is there more to this answer? Douglas Adams was an unabashed computer nerd and knew a heck of a lot about programming language and coding. In programming, an asterisk is commonly used to translate as "whatever you want it to be". In ASCII language, the most basic computer software, "42" is the designation for an asterisk. A computer, Deep Thought, was asked what the true meaning of life was. It answered as a computer would: "42" = "anything you want it to be". Genius.
Thought this was interesting
I like it a lot :up:
I found the text and cleaned it up, want to save that :-)

Will be my default. The Notes editor on Windows is a pretty good WYSIWYG markdown editor. Simple but sufficient.
Thanks for the feedback :up:

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Tabs Outliner for Chrome
« on: June 12, 2020, 04:35 AM »
I went back to Firefox in 2015, but now using Vivaldi on one machine. Installed the 'Tabs Outliner' extension again and very happy about that.
I tend to lose track of tabs and consider session saving as a form of bookmarking :-[ **

A couple of comments:

There's a paid version of Tabs Outliner where keyboard shortcuts are enabled, but you need a Chrome account in order to purchase. I would like to support and enable shortcuts, but not going to open a chrome account just for that (havent researched it yet / dont particularly like the idea).

I'm still a little unsure if I have multiple windows open -- and close one, will it be lost. Must test that.

** Tabs Outliner is a game changer for me -- gives a good overview and allows me to save and organise and close unnecessary tabs easily.

Screenshot - 2020-06-12 , 11_20_48_ver001.png

Anyone using Vivaldi's note-taking capabilities?
They have a new 'notes manager' in-browser in current version (3.1)

See here (scroll down a wee bit)
and here here https://help.vivaldi...ticle/notes-manager/

Highlights of the Notes Manager:

  • Text formatting: Text can be hyperlinked and formatted with common styles such as bold, italics, and headings via a toolbar at the top or keyboard shortcuts. Even more, it can be achieved with Markdown formatting.
  • WYSIWYG Editor: The “What you see is what you get” editor allows immediate changes to document in its styled form.
  • Find text: The Ctrl F shortcut looks for certain text inside a particular note.
  • Undo-Redo: CTRL+Z reverses the last action; CTRL+Y is used to undo the reverse.
  • Word count: A character and word count is displayed at the end of the note.
  • Attach images: Images can be added from the right end of the toolbar.
  • Full-screen editing: Notes can be edited without any distraction in a full-screen view, or along with a detailed notes tree view that can be sorted by note title, content, creation date, associated address or number of attachments.
  • New notes: They can be added from a webpage selection via the context menu, through Quick Commands, deleted, and organized into folders.
  • Note search: Ability to search through notes with a full-text search box right at the top.
  • Sync Notes across devices
  • Vivaldi’s secure syncing of notes content across desktop and Android devices is protected with end-to-end encryption. Notes can be used to store some snippets of code as well. User data is stored on Vivaldi’s own secure servers hosted in Iceland.

This means you can compose and view notes safely across devices. For example, you can start writing a note on your Android device, and finish writing it later, or simply view it, on your computer.

Notes Manager, the only built-in note-taking tool in a browser

Our philosophy is having tools built in the browser and the Notes manager is part of it. This means you can rely less on extensions and third-party apps which can hamper performance and pose a threat to privacy and security.

To export notes:

Open Quick Commands (F2 / ? E);
Type “Export notes“;
Select a folder you want to export the notes to and click Select Folder.
All notes will be saved as separate text files.
=> Exporting as text file would possibly lose all formatting (or may be saved as markdown?). Would presumably lose images though.

Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: June 10, 2020, 04:47 PM »
Does anybody have any recommendations for other "emergency kit" type things (minus fire extinguishers/med-kit/snow stuff)?
-Stephen66515 (June 10, 2020, 02:57 PM)
Wasn't there a whole thread about that a while back? (maybe a year -- although, given how time flies, it could've been a lot longer).

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