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DC Gamer Club / Re: Ludum Dare 48: April 23rd-26th, 2021
« on: May 02, 2021, 02:22 PM »
Here are the timelapses of our work on the game.

Deozaan's LD48 Timelapse:

Always enjoy these.
Plus it's nice to watch someone being so industrious :-[

Love the intro.
Thought: send Superboyac a PM, ask him if he'd be interested?

hi Jasong,
lots of people here aren't coders. If you make a request, people will make suggestions of software that might do that already (why reinvent the wheel) and people will make suggestions of workarounds (fwiw they may or may not be coders, doesn't matter...).
In the thread you posted in, a couple of people were negative about the idea of coding something cause they felt the workaround was a better, or a good enough solution. Everyone who posted in that thread was being helpful -- naturally that doesn't mean you agree with or follow their advice.

People who code 'snacks' or apps do it if they want (and have the time) and don't if the idea doesn't interest them. Re donating: it's always nice to donate to say thank you. If you request something, you could always ask per private-message (PM) what the coder's expectations are. I reckon a lot of people donate according to their means. One could also donate to someone who has given particularly helpful advice. There's no rules about any of it though.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Ludum Dare 48: April 23rd-26th, 2021
« on: April 24, 2021, 03:38 AM »
The theme is Deeper and Deeper.

I'm diving in! I'll come up for air in a few days.
Best of luck :up:

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 23, 2021, 01:26 PM »
I'm just getting into "The First Signs" by Genevieve Von Petzinger. It's about the symbols used in cave art during the ice age (50k to 10k years ago). Apparently there were only 32, and they were used repeatedly all over Europe during that time.

She sees them as a precursor to writing.

Talks a lot about when people became "like us", or even "became us". Along the way you kind of learn what she means by this: one aspect is the ability to think about abstract concepts; another the symbolic (non-functional) use of colour, and decoration, engraving (initially abstract).
Says "language and creativity [are] driven by the capacity to think and communicate with symbols."

I find that whole aspect interesting -- what it might mean to be a "modern" human. She takes a lot for granted here: that we are wonderful, says that we use *all* the creative potential of our mind ( !! that, in the intro already, seemed like a bit of a bald statement and got me focusing on how she see modern versus ancient -- she carefully avoids use of "primitive").

Enjoying the book a lot btw.

Fwiw here's an article with another perspective "Humans were not centre stage: how ancient cave art puts us in our place"
Suggests that people at the time saw themselves as small in the scheme of things (in the cave art, the only humans are tiny stick figures, surrounded by huge animals -- animals that were also huge irl); also that they had a sense of humour (apparently small clay "Venuses" were intentionally made with flaws, probably for throwing in the fire, where they would explode - a precursor to fireworks)

Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: April 23, 2021, 07:25 AM »
The Cloud Atlas.

A not bad at all adaptation of the David Mitchell novel by the same name. A quantum metaphysical romp through several centuries of linked souls and events. Some remarkably good performances by Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, and especially Korean actress Doona Bae for her portrayal of a clone by the name of Sonmi-451.
Saw this lately. Did really enjoy it, and would probably watch again. Was a little confused initially with the very quick changes from one story to the next, but the stories were different enough, and strong enough that I started to enjoy that aspect of it -- was done very playfully, and humourously at times.
I generally don't have much time for Hollywood films -- it's not a snobbery thing (I don't have much time for "arty" films either), but this one was good :up:

Hey KodeZwerg,
he's just giving his opinion -- you're allowed to have yours -- or change it if you want. But don't leave the thread because of it !

(also, please ignore this if you want  :-[ )

Rediscovered this, had a few plays in Vivaldi :up:

I'm having fun figuring out the rules as I play.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Some thumbnails only show an icon
« on: April 11, 2021, 04:46 AM »
do thumbnails show when you look at the same folder in Windows Explorer?
Yeah, SC actually uses Windows Explorer for that panel

Nice, seems to work well.
I'm not sure would I use this, so dont change anything on my account, but here are a few thoughts:

I think Alt+Shift+S is the shortcut to make a post on donationcoder forums (I mostly only use Alt+Shift+P which previews my post).
I tried disabling the shortcut, but of course that's designed for people who dont want to see the taskbar at all (not me).

Doesnt minimise or close to tray (both would seem logical to me, well, especially the first). I think it only shows in the tray when 'start minimised' is selected(?)
Tray icon tooltip says "Click to show random sounds app".

Wasn't there a software here on DC that listed all hotkeys in use?
("Keymapper" doesn't find it.)

EDIT// nevermind: it was Ethervane ActiveHotkeys by Tranglos, download link no longer working. Thread here:

Living Room / Re: Looking for smartphone
« on: March 31, 2021, 05:01 PM »
The 4a 5G OTOH came down from €499 to 399. So I got the 4a 5G, delivered today (I just setting it up now).
Some random thoughts. I haven't even really tested this much, but can say the camera is miles ahead (that wasn't intentional @Miles :-)) of my last phone the Moto G6. Fwiw I always thought the G6 camera was good until I printed out a bunch of pictures lately (over sharpened, too much noise reduction, really did not look good).
The pixel camera is so much better -- a much better dynamic range, colours are fairly good, is great at night in town, good in low light. But I still feel kind of disappointed. They've had the same camera sensor and software for years. At 12 megapixel, it's fine -- you could print quite large if you wanted to. But as there's no real zoom, zooming in means cropping at best (or resizing at worst). They missed an opportunity to keep ahead of (or keep up with) the pack here -- even 16 or 18 MP would have given users much more freedom to crop.

Otherwise: screen is lovely, I find I'm using the phone instead of my tablet to watch videos/TV. Android 11 is nice, lots of dark. A few bugs, but that's life I guess. I'm happy with the purchase, don't know would I have been if I paid more (it's currently 50€ more than I paid for it).

@hulkbuster, I think the only way you can prove the problem, is to delete/move a large amount of files, or files that take up a large amount of space. Then, if that space doesn't show up....
The advice on this thread is very good, essential even, for an OS + files on a small partition (been there). You don't seem to have tried a lot of it.
For example the paging file could be gone crazy -- have you tried the suggestion there etc etc

Screenshot Captor / Re: Some thumbnails only show an icon
« on: March 31, 2021, 02:06 AM »
^ do thumbnails show when you look at the same folder in Windows Explorer?

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncovery at 50% off - BDJ
« on: March 30, 2021, 01:44 PM »
And again. 12 hours or so to go:

Syncovery Pro
Backup and Sync to Local, LAN, and Cloud Storage
50% Off   $29.95 Today Only


what I need with the dates is the ability to replace newer files with older. This not an option with Syncovery or Dopus...

Isn't that just overwrite no matter what? That's an option.
I now have two sets of data -- neither is older or newer, they all jumbled up -- that's what I mean by a mess!
Will see how I get on with Antidupl.

Will check out Antidupl.
I hadn't thought of metadata. Did have a couple of different dams (or whatever they called) in the past. (Won't be able to attack it all again for a few day though.)
Thanks both for the input.

Just to give some background:
computer HDD and main backup drive both gave up the ghost a while back.
I'm cobbling files together from various incomplete backups.

I notice with photos that some are more recent versions with different file sizes. This possibly from e.g. rotating in Dopus (and saving rotation) but with many files I can see no reason for the different modified date / size. So if anything I want to overwrite the newer with the older version. (FWIW this does not seem to be an option either in Syncovery.)

But it's such a mess I just want to get the same folder structure on both sides, then I can look at the dates closer.

what I need with the dates is the ability to replace newer files with older. This not an option with Syncovery or Dopus...

A good Sync programme will offer to move files on one side, that exist on the other side -- but in a different location.
e.g. via Snycovery:

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I want to be able to do this *without* copying files -- especially without *overwriting* files (e.g. due to more recent date or different size).
Syncovery insists that I copy in one direction.

Do you know of any software that will move but not copy ?

EDIT// I've discovered a way to do this in Syncovery, it's fairly manual i.e. not quick but does the job (see 'Leave alone' in context menu below) -- still interested in any easy alternatives..

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Instead of asking for a destination folder, and creating a different directory structure.
I would prefer that any archive simply be replaced with an unarchived folder, or the contents of the archive.  In place, in present directory structure.
This is what the old program unziplify did (no longer available, and apparently stopped working due to some Windows system upgrade).
I still use unziplify in windows 8.1 64bits. And it still works fine for me. Apparently you can find it here now :
Unziplify seems to work well in Windows 10 with one caveat --

  • delete archives after unzipping successfully [to same location i.e. no new folders created]
  • prompt to overwrite

With #2, unfortunately it gives no file information if the file already exists.
If I then select No (do not overwrite) for #2 there -- the zip file is still deleted.

I'm not an art collector, and even if I became a multi-millionaire (or billionaire) I will likely never pay even hundreds of dollars for a single painting. But some art collectors are willing to spend millions on a piece of art. Why would someone pay millions of dollars for the original when you can buy a reproduction that looks virtually the same for a relative few dollars?
Not so important, but fwiw, there is a huge difference between e.g. a painting, and a reproduction photo/print of that painting. (I would agree all the same that it's crazy the money that is paid for some art.)

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021: yaydl
« on: March 22, 2021, 05:04 PM »
Why not ?  :P
Actually tbh I'm not sure what you're asking -- maybe I was too brief ?
I was looking for this thread, couldn't remember the yaydl name and tried a forum search for 'youtube downloader'. This thread didn't show up, not in the first page of results anyways. It's now the sixth result.

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N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021: yaydl
« on: March 22, 2021, 07:31 AM »
adding the words youtube downloader so this thread will show up in search for same...
Link to OP

General Software Discussion / Re: Earning More with Cryptocurrency
« on: March 04, 2021, 03:00 PM »
Sounds interesting -- thanks for the in depth description deozaan.

Buy stocks.
I'm getting a huge amount of advertising for that lately (you getting paid here? :p)

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