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Living Room / Re: Note taking Methods and Software
« on: March 14, 2011, 11:16 AM »
I wanted to give Pagico a spin as well after reading about it here and seeing how neat it looked on their homepage.

Unfortunately the beta version 5 did not work on my computer, whenever it got to the point of loading a database it just locked up. I sent an e-mail describing the problem, and got an automated response saying in part

During regular business hours, it normally takes less than 2 hours (5 minutes in most cases) to get a response from us, and for holidays, it will be slightly longer but definitely no more than 48 hours.

I thought I would share that line, since it has now been a week since I got it :-[.


Hi Jibz, that's strange, since I've raised a couple of issues with them over the last year or so since I've been running it, and they've always replied quite promptly (no affiliation here, just stating my experience)

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I'd sure like to hear more about the Auspex bugs so I can fix them for people who do use it...  :)

Please feel free to comment here so they don't clutter up this thread.

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I'm changing my pledge on the 16th - it'll be a software mini-review instead. I simply won't have time to finish the little application I was working on with my current worky workload.  :-\

Apologies: but hopefully a nice software review will do the trick.

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I think you should have a look at Auspex  :Thmbsup: and rjbull's thread named about a half dozen more (much to my surprise at the time, but that was me jumping in with both feet before researching what else was out there)

Yes, Auspex is still in development, and yes I would love to have more suggestions for what to add, and of course how to make it better at what it does already.

And to the folks in the thread above, I say thank you for the recommendation.

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Hey - I just noticed - the thermometer goes up to 11!  :Thmbsup:

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So wait, in this "philosophy", would your ultimate goal be to not rid yourselves of body theatons, but instead of "syntax errors"?

Haha. Drat, I wish I'd thought of that  :D

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Sorry, I simply could not resist. I'm sure it'd be NOTHING like that.

Here, have some Kool-Aid  ;)

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L. Ron Mouser welcomes you to our community - but first we will need you to spread the word about our DonationCoderology "philoshophy" through the use of "surveys"   :P


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This is a great example (and a nice snappy review, Chris!) of something that I never would have dreamed would exist.

This is one of the reasons that I have recently got into the habit of checking Bits du Jour and so on regularly: not so much to find the bargains, more to just see what's out there, in case it's something I never knew I needed, but now need really urgently  :o

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Timns Apps / Re: timns Friendly Password Generator
« on: March 10, 2011, 10:03 PM »
very nice timns!

With XP + classic theme, the [Reset Fields] button gets cropped to [Reset Fi...]
Will it be downloadable at any stage?


Downloadable now old chap  :)

Runnable jar, again signed so it should run happily more-or-less anywhere

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Living Room / Re: England Is Grinding To A Halt.
« on: March 10, 2011, 06:04 PM »
We need a 'War Stories' board. I have tales that would turn your hair grey. Certainly did for my hair :mad:

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Living Room / Re: England Is Grinding To A Halt.
« on: March 10, 2011, 05:35 PM »
Ugh! And talking about crowded and smelly - when I was in London, it was either take the Northern Line or walk 30 minutes to get to the client. In eight years, I used it maybe 3 or 4 times, and even that was too much.

By the way Beth - Twiggles is having a moment over your avatar

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Living Room / Re: England Is Grinding To A Halt.
« on: March 10, 2011, 04:13 PM »
Back in the mid-90's I used to drive the M25 every morning between the Crawley and Leatherhead junctions (ahh, two lovely-sounding town names eh?) and I would count myself lucky to make the 40 or so miles door-to-door in under an hour.

Did that for 9 months or so, and to be fair, I saw a hell of a lot of very considerate driving and only one accident. Which was the day I was supposed to be interviewing for a new contract of course. I got there as the interviewer was leaving the office. So we went down the pub, got hammered and I started the following Monday.  :Thmbsup:

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Seems to me that these email applications are not being very customer friendly because there just probably aren't that many customers.  Hardly anyone uses email clients anymore, other than Outlook.  So for me to ask for a lot of feature requests, it's probably a futile effort.  Their profits are probably not very high, so they just sustain the program minimally for existing users.  I'm sure if all the people using the webmail were also using clients, we would notice much better customer support.

But nobody uses email clients anymore.  Just look around.  People use Outlook, probably because they have to for work, but the very large majority of people are using the webmail: gmail, hotmail, yahoo.

I think that depends very, very heavily on who you're looking at. Anyone who uses email for, or at, their real work, is likely to still lean towards a standard desktop email application. Of course this is entirely subjective, but I do a great deal of remote assistance and I don't think I've seen a single desktop within a medium or large company that did not have Outlook or Lotus Notes installed.

But I actually agree with you to some extent - if you're a tiny email application provider, your market is dwindling. And in the same marketplace as Outlook and Thunderbird, there's not much pie left.

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Timns Apps / Re: timns Friendly Password Generator
« on: March 10, 2011, 10:15 AM »
This is cool, but just for my sake...
Could you also make the Asshole Password Generator?  It should do the opposite of what you specify it to do.  If I want uppercase, it gives me lowercase.  If I want random characters, it gives me easy words like "password".  .etc

 ;D - so an April 01 edition of this thing eh?

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Timns Apps / Re: timns Friendly Password Generator
« on: March 10, 2011, 09:39 AM »
very nice timns!

With XP + classic theme, the [Reset Fields] button gets cropped to [Reset Fi...]
Will it be downloadable at any stage?


Sure, why not. I'll make it available today if possible.

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Timns Apps / Re: timns Friendly Password Generator
« on: March 09, 2011, 10:13 PM »
Ok, I just uploaded a new version which can generate as many passwords as you like. The form is resizable so you can pull it out a bit to see all the passwords, or scroll.

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Timns Apps / Re: timns Friendly Password Generator
« on: March 09, 2011, 10:00 PM »
I had to share this password. If that ain't both pronounceable and memorable, I don't know what is!

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Timns Apps / Re: timns Friendly Password Generator
« on: March 09, 2011, 09:47 PM »
I'm curious about this bit - what's the additional piece of data that factors into the password generation?  Would the generated password be different if I ran the program on a different machine or if it was logged on as a different user?  If I don't understand what would make the generated password the same/different, I might not be able to recover the password for that Swiss bank account that has the $2 million that I might one day donate to DC...

A very good question my liege. You will indeed have to be on the same PC and logged in as the same user. It's all about seeds, hashes and UUIDs.

Speaking of that 2 mill, mouser said I should hold onto it for him, so when you're ready just pop it over, ok?

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Timns Apps / Re: timns Friendly Password Generator
« on: March 09, 2011, 09:45 PM »
Looks good! I currently use this, which has some similar features, but yours looks even better.

- Oshyan

Son of a mother! It has some of the features mine does... but in a far more primitive interface  :P

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Timns Apps / Re: timns Friendly Password Generator
« on: March 09, 2011, 09:41 PM »
My god you were quick off the mark, techidave!

Yes, no doubt some other SOB has some of these features. But my plagiarism gland is not acting up, since as usual I never bothered to do any research before writing this  :Thmbsup:

I can make it create a series of passwords if you would find it handy, no problem.

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I just uploaded my software for the 10th day of the fundraiser.

You can read about it and try it here


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Timns Apps / timns Friendly Password Generator
« on: March 09, 2011, 09:23 PM »
A Password Generator with some Friendly Features

Run the program directly from this link (links to signed Java Web Start application)

... and it's only 67k!

Application Nametimns Friendly Password Generator
Version1.0.1.2
Short DescriptionConfigurable Random Password Generator
Supported OSesAnything that can run Java
Web PageHere
Download LinkFriendly Password Generator
Version History
  • Brand New
Authortimns

Description
This is another random password generator, but with a couple of features which I personally find useful. I hope you guys do too.

Features

  • Very random, very mixed, and thus very secure, passwords
  • User-definable password length
  • User-definable password content (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation)
  • Creates as many passwords as you need

Interesting Features

Clarity - the generator tries to find passwords which do not contain any characters which may appear ambiguous. Examples of such characters include (but are not limited to) O & 0, 1 & l, etc.

Memorability - the friendly part of the program has a basic understanding of how we read words. The generator will try to create sequences of letters and numbers that can be read and pronounced similarly to real words, and thus perhaps are more memorable. They could be used as is, or perhaps provide the seed of an idea for you to invent your own super-safe password.

fpg1.jpg

Include & Exclude - you can suggest to the generator that it should avoid, or prefer, any characters you wish. Simply key them into the text boxes.

Include characters may or may not appear in your password, but will crop up more frequently than other characters.

Excluded characters will NOT appear in your password. This is very useful if you find certain password characters confusing, hard to remember or inconvenient on your keyboard layout.

Key words -  I believe this is a somewhat unique feature (no doubt someone will tell me I'm wrong here). If you specify a word in this field, the generator will create a unique password according to all the rules, same as usual. But - the password will be reproducible any time you run this program, if you use the same key word and same settings.

You can therefore create passwords which are utterly unique, and not have to remember them or write them down. As long as you can remember your key word, you can always recover your password. It is not stored anywhere, so is totally secure.

For example, you can use this feature when signing up to a new site that requires a login. Simply use the site's name as your key word. You will get a password that is unique to you for that site, which can be recovered any time in the future if you forget it.

In addition, even if by some weird coincidence you happen to use the same key word as another person, you will still get completely different passwords to each other.

Copy and Copy Friendly -  the Copy button puts the password into your clipboard ready for use.

Copy Friendly spells out your password so there can be no confusion as to which characters have been used. I personally use this a lot when handing out passwords on our servers.

Here's an example:
Code: Text [Select]
  1. \3sj4>dH
  2.  
  3. \    backslash
  4. 3    number three
  5. s    lowercase s
  6. j    lowercase j
  7. 4    number four
  8. >    right angle bracket
  9. d    lowercase d
  10. H    uppercase H

Planned Features
Profiles may be useful, so that you can generate different types of passwords without fiddling with all the checkboxes and text boxes.

Screenshots
fp2.png

Usage
Installation
No installation required - the program is launched via Java webstart. Just click the link to run.

Using the Application
Launch, and choose your options. Roll the mouse over each checkbox and button to learn a little more about its function.

Uninstallation
Nothing to uninstall.

Known Issues
None that I am aware of.

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Cranio, you just Khan't resist can you?

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Yeah, fair enough, timns. I'm out of the business/academic world now (underemployed since 2008) and should have specified "social" use of e-mail. The only people that seem to use it are those who are over 60 OR who started using it in the early 90's when it started to become mainstream. Kids use Facebook. I loathe Facebook... (we fear change).

Ahhhh - in that aspect, I am certain you are right. And also loathe Facebook!

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