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You should port it to Interlink.

General Software Discussion / Re: UXP Mail&News client
« on: December 09, 2018, 02:33 PM »
The client has been released under the name Interlink Mail & News:

Interlink is a Mail, RSS, and Newsgroups client based on Mozilla-sourced Community Code and built on the Unified XUL Platform.

To understand which variable has the highest impact you can use regression analysis and ANOVA.

Assuming it is a linear process you can use linear programming for optimization. If not, you can look at other mathematical optimization models.

If I remember correctly, Excel has built-in solver for linear programming but it has to be activated.

Living Room / Re: Problem for very strong brains
« on: October 06, 2018, 12:53 AM »
If it is project management homework, you most likely have to calculate the critical path.

If it is a real business problem I would suggest going to the workplace and following the process, understanding what happens in each hour. Is it really 10 hours of processing time, or is it 5 minutes of processing time and 9 hours and 55 minutes of waiting time? After identifying all the blockers and impediments I'd suggest working with the employees on reducing that times. In addition, identifying the pacemaker operation and then load balancing following it. Keep repeating the process until the end of time.

Thank you for fixing it.

The tool still works great! :)

Heya Nod5, I tried to download this again, but all I'm getting is:
Sorry! Download is not available yet.

General Software Discussion / UXP Mail&News client
« on: September 14, 2018, 02:44 AM »
From PaleMoon forum:

Since we've got a solid platform to build on now and people have started using it to create their own alternative clients based on it, I'd like to draw the attention to a donation collection effort that is currently on-going to develop and launch a fully-capable e-mail, usenet news and feed client building on UXP and being based on Thunderbird prior to their descent into the limited realm of WebExtensions and "modern Mozilla".

If the Thunderbird Council will not listen to what its users need, then we will!

Please see here for details about this effort and how to chip in/donate. Tobin, our Communicator specialist and prior contributor to the SeaMonkey project will be spearheading this effort. Of course everything will be Open Source under the MPL, as usual.

This effort will directly replace FossaMail for the gap it has filled in the past. Despite pleas to revive it, I simply don't have the time to do so. Instead, please support this new client!

Thanks for your attention.

I supported the project.

Apologies if I posted this in the wrong area - please move as see fit.

General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla Thunderbird Cheatsheet
« on: July 30, 2018, 08:47 AM »
For the last few months I've been receiving questions about updating the cheatsheet.

New update changes two lines of text, namely:

For Mozilla Thunderbird 52.
Compiled on July 30, 2018.

The reason I haven't updated it for the last 2 years is that there is nothing to update. The same keyboard shortcuts still apply.


Is it possible to make a hotkey for this option? I looked through preferences, but couldn't find it.

I use this feature quite often, and quarduple click is getting boring.

Anybody found a good way?

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: November 20, 2017, 02:25 AM »


Is it possible to make a hotkey for this option? I looked through preferences, but couldn't find it.

I use this feature quite often, and quarduple click is getting boring.

I never said anything about Agile boards looking at that statement.  I talked about backlogs. 

True, it was in another that I haven't quoted. This one:

... The purpose of an agile board (and trello) is not in the implementation, but the backlog. ...

Anyway, it sounds like organisation you are in is more involved in pretending to be agile rather than trying to become more agile and your team is adapting. Just make sure you don't carry-over any bad practices once you switch organisations. :)

I'd recommend joining local meetups, if you haven' already. Those can be good places for intellectual sparring and building competence outside your organisation.


I think there's a problem intrinsic to trying to make OnTask digital.  Some things need to be touched, and felt, and simple in order to succeed. What I've found using OnTask is that I'm bad at prioritizing large amounts of anything, and estimating how long something does take or should take, and easily distracted.  Backlogs, after working with Agile for 4+ years don't really work, as you're never really trying to clear them, so they become built up with a lot of detritus that distract.  There's a whole lot of that on our backlog at work, and we're never going to prioritize them, even if we have nothing to do.  They just don't matter.  And so the stack rank becomes meaningless. 

Don't get me wrong, but it seems that your team needs some help with getting their scrum or kanban game to next level.

Your backlog piling up is not necessarily a bad sign. That is, if you stop to reflect on it and dig into the root cause of it.

There are no agile boards. There is a scrum board (or sprint board) and kanban board. I prefer kanban approach.

The OnTask thingy you mention is very minimal kanban system - prioritize 3 tasks, limit WIP to 1.

General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft and Skype atrocity
« on: July 13, 2017, 07:15 AM »
I actually use Skype for calling landlines. There is a very cheap subscription (cca 10 EUR per month) with which you can call most of the landlines in the world for free.

Now, you might wonder, who the f**k uses landlines these days?! Governments, governments use them. Banks as well. As an expat and a frequent business traveler I often have to call various departments to sort this or that paperwork.

Believe me, that is quite costly with regular mobile phone subscriptions. For me, Skype was a good solution - being present on almost all devices and having good subscriptions.

I know there are plenty of alternatives for various Skype aspects like audio and video calls, but there aren't any direct alternatives with same set of features. At least I don't know of any.

Living Room / Re: DayAgainstDRM
« on: July 12, 2017, 03:33 PM »
Interesting. I do most of my book shopping at BookDepository. They have some O'Reilly books, but not all. If I was in USA I'd probably use Amazon a lot more.

General Software Discussion / Microsoft and Skype atrocity
« on: July 12, 2017, 05:40 AM »
I am at loss of words.

First this:

Then this:

And then, few days ago Skype stopped working for me on my devices using their own god damn OS, namely Nokia Lumia 920 and Surface RT. The only reason I got those in the first place was that I thought Microsoft's products and services would work better. And they did, until they started messing around. Oh boy. Oh boy, not entertained when something I paid for stops working and I am told that "huh, tough luck?".

Doesn't really put a lot of trust in Microsoft and its new direction. Great, great.

Living Room / Re: DayAgainstDRM
« on: July 12, 2017, 05:36 AM »
I just logged into my account at and downloaded PDFs, haven't seen any DRM.

Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and Windows 10
« on: June 24, 2017, 03:25 PM »
2. Windows app such as Calculator or Edge cannot be located

I used this workaround for the time being: https://www.donation....msg396580#msg396580

DC Gamer Club / Re: Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop
« on: April 27, 2017, 12:52 PM »
Finally, an update.

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: December 06, 2016, 12:12 PM »
They are just one of many startups that you'll be seeing coming from Norway in coming years. If I'm not wrong they "graduated" from StartupLab Oslo and moved to their offices fairly recently. They are going after both hardware and software. It'll be an interesting one to follow.

I like it. It provides good overview, reminds me of some good discussions, and points out if there was an interesting discussion I missed.

And people surely read it, since downloads for my Thunderbird cheasheet skyrocketed after the newsletter was posted.

Sounds great.

Could you show parsed RSS examples?

General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla Thunderbird Cheatsheet
« on: October 31, 2016, 11:24 AM »
Thank you. There have been a lot of clicks and downloads, hope people find it useful.

In that case you are better off with something like Autodesk Inventor: http://www.autodesk....nventor-professional

You can get it for free with non-commercial educational licence. Pick your country and either IT admin or mentor and you are good to go.

Besides being easy to use you'll also get the benefit of huge toolbox (be sure to check ANSI, ISO and DIN standards), and a suite in which you can make 3D model and then easily translate it into 2D technical drawing.

There are good 2D CAD packages, as I've mentioned before, but I haven't found really good, user friendly, and free 3D CAD package.

The problem with 3D CAD is that it is basically the same set of features regardless of what are you designing. All big 3D CAD software packages haven't really improved on that, but rather by adding new features, fancier GUIs, etc.

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