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Excellent! Consider it purchased :)

DC Gamer Club / Re: BitsDuJour offering Dead Alive 2 2013-02-18
« on: February 18, 2013, 11:40 AM »
Dead Rising 2  :P

Anyone played the original? Would this be worth a go? I'm not a gamer by any means, but I do like zombies  :greenclp:

edit: meh, US only, apparently...
edit2: Or so I thought, apparently needs a US address

I'd like this as well, and then I remembered  FileMenu Tools. http://www.lopesoft....en/fmtools/info.html

I think it does pretty much what you want, and it's free :)

Screenshot - 17.02.2013 , 12_53_18.png

edit: I've noticed that FARR displays the same sized icons with Desktop Large and Ridiculous set.

The "Desktop large" and "Ridiculous" sizes do work after restarting FARR, but Normal size (32x32) doesn't. Not after restarting either. I'll just use the "Desktop Large" for now, but let me know if you want me to test a new build or anything.

Thanks for your fast reply, mouser  :Thmbsup:

Find And Run Robot / Setting "Large Icon Slides" won't display icons
« on: February 17, 2013, 04:10 AM »
Having an issue with the "Large Icon Slides" setting, as it won't display any icons in the FARR search window. Small icons display just as expected, but none of the large icons work for me...

I'm using the latest FARR on Win8. I noticed in the latest release thread that user daylessland had a similar issue. I can try an older build and see if that works, just point me to a download link :)

Icons are displayed as expected in explorer.

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FarrWebMetaSearch 1.6.0
« on: February 11, 2013, 09:57 AM »
I tried amazon and imdb. Will try more, and see if I might be able to fix this myself  :-\

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FarrWebMetaSearch 1.6.0
« on: February 10, 2013, 10:53 AM »
Is this supposed to still work? Doesn't for me on Win 8... always shows 0 results

Finally got my new computer, now with no pixel errors, thankfully.

I've decided to partition both disks in two, with about ~75GB on the SSD for Windows + apps. I also left a ~40GB partition on the HDD for system images (to be transferred to an external disc eventually).

I'll use the library function for documents, pictures, etc and try to find some sort of system for using both the "data partition" on the SSD and the HDD for my files.

Thanks for the help and also for the mention of RamDisk. I'll try to use that as well :)

DC Gamer Club / Re: Steam Holiday Sale
« on: December 30, 2012, 05:28 PM »
Damn, forgot to take advantage of the Walking Dead offer :(

Thanks again!  I'm getting there :) Now just need to look at those pixel errors... :(

I've got my home workstation SSD split in a ~64gig partition for Windows + most applications, and a ~47gig for my documents, sourcecode, et cetera. Makes OS reinstall a bit easier, but with a small SSD micro-managing free space can be annoying. Games and "bulk" data goes on a 300gig (well, 279gig in non-SI units :)).
Hadn't thought of partitioning the SDD. Did you symlink the documents from the system partition, or just use a custom documents folder?

I guess my main concern would be the AppData folder, which I hope to contain within reasonable size, and I'm leaning towards custom My [stuff] folders and add these to the corresponding libraries.

Backup is certainly one reason why I'm looking to get this right from the start, but also to have a fairly good overview over my files. My current system is a mess, and I really don't want to end up with this mess again. I'll probably go with one of the suggested backup procedures found in a few threads on here (Clean System image, System + important software image, monthly system image, daily important file backup to cloud).

Thanks for some good advice, folks :)

I've read that newer SSD drives are very durable, so is r/w operations and drive longevity still a valid concern? If I decide to move Temp folders, could these be put in a ram disk? I've got 12GB of RAM, so spending 1GB of RAM on a ramdisk may be  a way to do it.

Recently bought a new laptop (may be returning because of some pixel errors, but that's another topic...), and I'm installing Windows 8 on it. Not really looking for opinions on choice of OS, but definitely looking for some help in organizing this thing.

It's the first time I have a computer with two drives and Win8 will obviously go on the SSD (120GB), but unsure of pretty much the rest. I'm thinking that program files will go on the SSD (default c:\Program Files\) except portable apps (something like c:\Programs\). But what would you recommend for the user profiles? I'll be the only one using the computer, but should I move the complete Users folder to HDD, only my profile or nothing? There are tons of guides to move and symlink the users folder, but I'm really unsure if that's the best way, especially since having tested this, I get some issues with System Restore (not in itself a deal breaker, but I'm worried that something more important may break eventually).

Should I let Windows do whatever it wants with my user profile, but create my own Docs folder and use this instead of My Documents? What about AppData...?

With my Win7 machine I redirected C:\Users to D:\Users which has technically worked fine, but I'm not sure if there's any point in doing this as opposed to just make cusom Docs folders.

There's some good advice and discussion in this thread: SSD usage recommendations - https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=25795.0
I do wonder, however, if there's any new considerations since that thread was last posted in? Also, I'd love to hear how other Win8 users have their system setup.

Living Room / Re: DonationCoder Poker Tournament is Scheduled!
« on: July 28, 2012, 05:11 PM »
Maybe time for me to actually learn how to play poker then...  :-[

Is there a Cody vector available? Would make it easier to come up with something.

There was a time when Opera was it, then it was Firefox, then SRWare Iron, then Firefox... but these days it's Chromium. Certainly not religious about my browser, and may well switch again. Doubt that I'll go back to Firefox, though, but maybe another Chromium flavour or Opera.

The 'why' bit: I had too many unpleasant experiences with Firefox, mostly regarding extensions, and I was tired of having to restart the browser every time I installed/uninstalled extensions. Maybe that's changed now, but put me off. Firefox always seemed slower to me, both startup and browsing. I don't have any facts to back it up, but it just felt that way...

For Opera, too many pages looked a bit wrong and I was not impressed with the lack of 3rd party extensions. Now that it's changed, I'll give it another run for the money (it's originally Norwegian, like me, so there's a patriotic reason as well ;) ).

Chromium: Just works. I had a problem, which was easily fixed by deactivating an extension (no restarting this or that). Would like to be able to modify the context menu and a few other things, like in Opera, but don't want it enough to not use it.

Living Room / Re: Losing my e-Book religion
« on: February 23, 2012, 01:18 AM »
Calibre is invaluable! Reminds me that I should donate :)

Living Room / Re: Losing my e-Book religion
« on: February 22, 2012, 10:29 AM »
Just to go against the majority(?), I'm very happy with my Kindle Touch. I find e-ink a pleasure to read, buying books easy and there's no problem backing up my books. If I wanted to I could keep my Kindle offline 24/7 and still put/pull books through USB. Software updates as well. No amazon fanboy, but this works very well for me, at least.

Great news for my 33rd birthday, I'll gift myself a license :)

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Mini-Review: RightNote
« on: February 08, 2012, 12:18 PM »

Any contact with the authors requesting a DC discount ... or asking when something will happen somewhere. Its a good program, I would like the Professional, however $60 is big investment when there are so many good programs.

Seconded. The freeware version is actually very good and contains the most important features, but a discount would definitely make me buy the standard version or possibly even the Professional.

Another calibre fan here. Recently bought a Kindle, and Calibre is great for managing my book collection, and converting epub files to Kindle-ready mobipocket format. Highly recommended!

Living Room / Re: At last, KeyNote done better :)
« on: January 04, 2012, 11:43 AM »
Looks very good. Would love a discount, though ;)

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Listary Pro for $9.95 on 17 December
« on: December 18, 2011, 03:29 PM »
Great software, worthy of a purchase :)

General Software Discussion / Re: SoftMaker Office 2012 BETA testing
« on: November 20, 2011, 02:29 AM »
About the only feature it lacks (or I maybe haven't discovered how to do yet) is turn an email into a task on the to-do list.
'Actions' menu -> 'Create Task from Message'?
Sweet suite!  8) :Thmbsup:
Definitely agree! I love SMO!

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