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I'll definitely have some way of controlling which characters cause a line-break. There are rather a lot of candidates when one starts looking: '.,?!"-:; and of course ♫ 

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Timns Apps / Re: Auspex Suggestions
« on: November 25, 2011, 03:30 PM »
Sorry for the slow response - I've been off DC for a while.

First up, there will be a new Auspex this weekend. I'll read and absorb your comments and see if anything can be done.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook PST Repair Recommendations?
« on: November 25, 2011, 03:28 PM »
Thank you Carol. I'll have to give this thing a go.

The idea of being able to do a unified search across all my old emails is very appealing for a start - I had resigned myself to keeping an old Eudora and Thunderbird installed to look back.

And I see there's an Outlook plugin... looking pretty good.


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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook PST Repair Recommendations?
« on: November 25, 2011, 01:13 PM »
I find Mailstore invaluable - it has an archive of my emails going back over 10 years and the search feature is instant - plus you can export to almost any email client if you want to on a single email to the whole archive - even to text files.

I have just upgraded to Mailstore Server (yes I know it is expensive) but it just sits quietly on my computer and automatically archives my email accounts on a scheduled basis without interrupting anything. At least give Mailstore Home (free) a go.

Sorry to go off-topic - but Carol can you confirm that MailServer can be taken totally "in-house" i.e. so I don't have to rely on their servers, and can buy a license not a subscription?

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Hi Timns

By a small program do you mean something like a dialogue box in which I could paste some text and have it do what I ask.  If so that would be wonderfull.  I know this will sound terrible and I don't want to seem unappreciative but the less work I have to do the better because as already stated, I only use a computer I have very little understanding of the way they work or the associated language.

That's exactly what I mean. The heavyweight alternative is that you can already do this in Word and many text editors, but if you want a small snack-sized solution then you shall have one - it's what DC is all about!

Unless anyone else steps up before the weekend, I'll have a go at this. If anyone else DOES decide to have a go, please let me know   :Thmbsup:

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It would be extremely easy to roll a tiny program to read a .txt file, split according to AbteriX's regex rules and spit out a new version with the line breaks.

At the moment if your text contained (say) numbers with decimal points, they would also be split by that expression. But it would not be difficult to cater for that, along with perhaps splitting on ?, ! etc.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook PST Repair Recommendations?
« on: November 24, 2011, 04:17 PM »
You should have ScanPST already installed - I found a copy in my Office12 folder (= Outlook 2007)

If you don't got that, and it's a version you could use, please let me know and I'll send it over.

But I'm glad you started this thread. I ran a scan out of interest and sure enough some repairs were required, which seems to have helped with Outlook's cpu usage here. She creeps.

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General Software Discussion / Spamihiliator
« on: November 24, 2011, 02:34 PM »
Anyone else here on DC using this spam filter? I've been testing it for quite a while now and I must say I'm very happy with it indeed:

http://www.spamihilator.com/

It sits between your POP and IMAP accounts much like MailWasher - but it seems to have one step better integration, in that when I send/receive from my email client, it springs into action, then my mail arrives. So unlike MW, I don't need to keep switching between applications (well I do, but only once a day to make sure nothing got trapped that should not)

By now where I have it at the point where it's really well-trained and also has some nice custom filters: I'm basically spam free yet confident that everyone who should get through, does get through.

The filters are extremely versatile, and there is a plugin SDK available which means it's adaptable for some fairly specialised scenarios.

I'm nothing to do with these folks (except a donor to the project) but I think they could use some recognition.  :Thmbsup:

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It works!  :Thmbsup:

887,726 lines counted in well under a second.

  • Can it automatically recount after changing the file type please?
  • And count the # of files?
  • And make the window sizeable?
  • Can we get it to save previous folder locations and also groups? Many of my projects are spread across several folders (core files, shared resources)
  • How about being able to drag a folder into the window to be counted?



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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 23, 2011, 10:24 PM »
YOU'RE WELCOME

 :Thmbsup:

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 23, 2011, 08:36 PM »
Fresh upload: 0.5

This is to add font-sizing to the Options dialog (one of the few fields that does something yet) and also rudimentary clipboard-handling is in place.

Please also see my notes at the end of the first post in this thread, about the warnings you may see whem running this app for the first time.

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 23, 2011, 02:34 PM »
The window is sizable (and should be preserved along with its position on screen), but yes, the font is fixed at the moment.

However that is yet another good suggestion. I'll add a font dialog.

Keep 'em coming!


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No, I can wait - I'd love to see it in the main release if you have time. I'm very sure a lot of other folks would appreciate both Java and Delphi.

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 23, 2011, 11:17 AM »
Good point: I need to get my stocking up soon too.

Thanks for the testing: if we feel the application itself is quite stable, I'll start to add more units and currencies.

Imagine! You'll be able to check your dong to 12 decimal places.

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Can this be extended to handle Java and/or Delphi sources?

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 22, 2011, 06:54 PM »
Fanks! It's nice to know there are other folks out there who find it useful  :Thmbsup:

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 22, 2011, 06:12 PM »
0.4 uploaded.

To use a previous result, simply type the "=" character. It can be used anywhere in your next calculation, so it's pretty handy.

For example:

1/7        0.14
=*54     7.56
75-=      67.44
sqrt(=)   8.21

Also added Cranio's fine suggestion of using >> for conversions:

2ft+6in>>cm      76.20 (76 1/5)

You can also use " as " and " to " but you do need the spaces around 'em:

10m as ft    32.81 (32 38/47) (32' 9.7")
10mi to ft    52,800.00 (52,800' 0")

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 21, 2011, 09:39 PM »
That's nice, as usual timns  :Thmbsup:

I like the lazy man's result for fractions as both decimals and fractions together

+1 for carrying a total down to the following line

If I enter the same currency convertion on consecutive lines this seems to slow things down (might be just my crummy internet sevice)

Super-lazy request, any chance of using >> instead of -> (a split second faster)
-cranioscopical (November 21, 2011, 06:35 PM)

All good suggestions, thank you.

The 'carry to next line' is in place, using '=' (and it can be embedded anywhere in the line)

The currency lookup happens too often. I'll fix that and you hopefully won't get that pause.

The >> is a great idea.

0.4 coming up shortly.

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 21, 2011, 05:21 PM »
It works great in MacOSX!

Just something I miss: could you include a way to use the last result in the current calculation?
I usually use the command-line bc (which is very similar to your program but with fewer functionalities), and when I use ".", it is replaced by the last value it output.
In case I'm not explaining myself decently, here's an example:
Code: Text [Select]
  1. 2*6
  2.    12
  3. .*10
  4.    120
  5. ./6
  6.    20

Good one - I'll see if I can do something as handy.

@mouser - that should be feasible

@nogojoe -  :P

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 18, 2011, 05:01 PM »
Ok I just released an early alpha in case anyone would like to try 'er out. Please see the pledge message for your link. It should simply download and run after a couple of clicks.

Avoiding all the usual disasters, you should end up with a little window that you can type into.

Type into it.

Please note:
The Options are not really hooked up yet apart from the decimals and the layout.
The system tray menu doesn't do anything.
But the hotkey is working! Ctrl+KeyPadPlus will toggle the program in and out for you.
Some currencies, some units, some functions are implemented. Try a few things.

Examples:

125.99 gbp as eur
250eur->usd
28.9+15%
sin(0.65)+cos(0.545)
8yd+16cm->ft
1+2+3+4+5
1 1|2 + 2 3|4 - 7|8
2^17+1 -> hex
0xBAD + 0b101101

Particularly interested to hear if it works for Linux and Mac users as well as various Windowses.

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Topic: NANY 2012 Pledge: Quicksilver Like launcher
« on: November 18, 2011, 04:23 PM »
I've been trying to find a launcher to love for years now. Of course I have FARR installed, and I use it literally a dozen times a day...

BUT... (and here's my big but) there are a some programs that I want available under as a pop-up for faster launching. The closest I've managed to get is 8start, which brings up a little grid of shortcuts when I middle-click the mouse. QuickCliq does something similar. But they ain't perfect.

Will this thing be able to do that?

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 18, 2011, 11:16 AM »
Thanks, all, for the comments. Alpha release coming up this weekend.

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 16, 2011, 05:25 PM »
Soldiering on...

Good for you -- even if an exact duplicate of your idea existed.. there is often value in starting a new project -- inevitably it will take on a character and feature set of it's own and diverge from the other programs.

Exactly. Otherwise we'd all be driving Fords instead of exotic sports cars  :-*

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 16, 2011, 10:16 AM »
OpalCalc looks good - thanks for mentioning it.

Shame it's Windows-only. And it doesn't appear to do fractions, which is a bit of a surprise!

Soldiering on...

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: Pledge: Fentwiss (a simple calculator / converter)
« on: November 15, 2011, 09:33 PM »
oops.. well never let it be said i only tell people what they want to hear :)

But I still get my mug, right  :P

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