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Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« on: July 13, 2012, 07:10 AM »
I'm afraid I can't help with the shuffle question.

Now, if you'd like to send me all 6000 songs, I could do some research...  ;)

Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« on: July 12, 2012, 02:15 PM »
Right - but you have to set your location/time zone as I described above.

Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« on: July 12, 2012, 12:54 PM »
To change between Celsius and Fahrenheit go to  Settings -> Appearance -> International  and select your location under "Region".
Not at all obvious, is it? I think this one sets the correct time zone as well.

I added my NAS SMB folder by adding a location like this: "smb://". This lets me browse all my music in the alphabetical subdirectories.
Something similar should probably work for you, but you may want to create a public shared folder on your PC if you can't get it to work directly.
Obviously, you should also change the IP address to match your PC. I tried to use the name "NAS", which is how every other device sees it,
but I couldn't get that to work, so I just used the IP address.

Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« on: July 12, 2012, 09:38 AM »
I got a compiled image from this site:

He has images for different sizes of SD cards. I used Win32 Disk Imager to write the image to the SD card.

Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC
« on: July 12, 2012, 09:07 AM »
I've got mine running XBMC (OpenELEC version and it's great!
It plays videos and FLAC files from my network, and works fine with the Lenovo HTPC Keyboard Remote (wireless trackball and keyboard).
I also got this laser cut case:, which gives it a finished look.

For my basic HTPC needs, it's perfect - tiny, dead silent, and it runs from a cellphone charger.


This looks great! It should be very handy for my tablet homescreens.
Does it have the ability to launch an app or a shortcut when the widget is tapped?


Finished Programs / Re: organize text
« on: July 16, 2010, 03:33 PM »

I have a need for a program like this from time to time. I've been too lazy to write one, but your request made me finally go ahead and do it.
How about this?


It's pretty simple to use:
1. Open your input file and each line is displayed in the top list.

2. Specify your output filenames in the bottom list. You can have up to 36 output files, corresponding to tags "0" to "9" and "A" to "Z".
    Files (and the necessary folders) are created if they don't exist. You can choose to overwrite or append to existing files.

3. Tag each line of the input file for the desired output file by pressing the appropriate key.
    The highlight automatically moves down the list as each line is tagged. You can use the Shift or Ctrl key to tag multiple lines.
    If you enter an incorrect tag, just select the line (or lines) and enter the new tag.

4. When you're done tagging input lines, click the "Write Files" button and your tagged lines will be written to the specified output files.

I've got the basic application written, but I want to add the ability to save output filenames,
so they don't have to be re-entered (if you use the same files each time).

If this would be useful, I would be glad to contribute it when I'm done - let me know.

Circle Dock / Re: Problem with Custom Desktop Logo
« on: November 12, 2008, 02:00 PM »
Hmm, what happens if you minimize the Settings Panel and then right-click the tray icon and toggle the visibility of the logo?
-VideoInPicture (November 12, 2008, 11:31 AM)

Hiding the logo works as expected, but restoring it still shows the empty white rectangle.


Circle Dock / Re: Problem with Custom Desktop Logo
« on: November 12, 2008, 10:45 AM »
Perhaps you have a blank image in the same folder as the image you want to display?
-VideoInPicture (November 12, 2008, 10:29 AM)

Nope, just the one image. This happens with all of the supplied images, too, and only after the settings window is displayed.
If I run the program without showing the settings window, everything works perfectly.


Circle Dock / Problem with Custom Desktop Logo
« on: November 07, 2008, 09:23 AM »
I just installed v2.2.0 of Custom Desktop Logo on an older Toshiba notebook with nVidia GeForce4 420 Go graphics.

Everything works great, as long as I don't bring up the settings window. Even if I don't change any settings, when I minimize the window, the logo area becomes completely white, like this:


If I exit and restart the program, the logo is displayed correctly.
Could this be a bug, or maybe due to my old graphics hardware?


my only wish is that it can do command-line toggling, that way i can call it up to toggle the setting and quit.


You are welcome to a copy of my command-line font smoothing program. You use it like this:

fs on/off c/s contrast

Turn font smoothing on, set it to ClearType, and set the contrast to 1000:
fs on c 1000

Turn font smoothing on, set it to Standard:
fs on s

Turn font smoothing off:
fs off

It is written in my favorite language - PureBasic (
It's less than 4KB (right, KB!) and is absolutely free of mal-ware, nag-ware, ad-ware, viruses, etc.


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Visualize mouse clicks
« on: November 05, 2007, 08:37 AM »

This isn't exactly what you want, but it is FREE if you use Windows XP (and maybe Vista, too).

In the Control Panel Mouse Properties dialog, click on the "Pointer Options" tab and look at the bottom of the "Visibility" section.
Check the "Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key" and click OK.

Not the fanciest display, but it might be useful.


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