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« on: December 02, 2005, 12:55 AM »
I couldn't agree more about saving some copies for future giveaways.  Also, saving the programs a reviewer or a software developer may have more use for (VMWare, UltraEdit, etc.) or be more deserving of based on the work they have shared with DC.

Living Room / Re: Consumers fighting back more and more via the web
« on: December 02, 2005, 12:38 AM »
Yah I was reading this the other day.  You definitely have to take the initiative to do some searching before making a purchase you could regret.  If you read deeper there and on or slashdot there are some good links to sites with warning about bad businesses like that.  Good for him though, I think he did his job in letting people know about this particular company.  Assuming his accusations are correct, I find it amazing that people doing business actually think they can deal with people making threats like that.  Just hope the shop isn't run by Vinny and his family.

Hey thanks to Betsy for bringing up firefox extensions.  With the release of Firefox 1.5 Final, I find myself more willing to explore Firefox once again.  Only problem is, we all know it takes at least 10 extensions to achieve the features of an Opera or Maxthon.  Ok, so be it, I'd like to ask everyone of their favorite or most useful/powerful extensions, in an effort to help people like myself become more familiar with what all Firefox can do without having to sift through all 1,000 available extensions.  Thanks for any input and let the fun begin.  Currently the only extensions I have loaded are Roboform Toolbar and Tabbrowser Preferences (but I'm fairly sure there is one or two better options out there for tab control).

General Software Discussion / Re: New Mozilla Firefox user
« on: December 02, 2005, 12:25 AM »
You aren't the only one that would love an extension that would remember text size per site.  I'd just love it to keep my text size period across every site, but per site would be nice too. We should talk more about Firefox extensions here, haven't seen much chatter about that.  I think I'll start a thread.  Betsy, please let us know if you find such a plugin.

Living Room / Re: Exciting news at the Keynote forum...
« on: November 21, 2005, 04:07 PM »
Hmmmmm.  Too many questions for me.   Who is this guy?  Would it be written/coded in the spirit of keynote or with a completely unappealing interface & efficiency? Is Marek even going to collaborate with anyone on Keynote? etc..

Thanks for linking to the post as I stopped going to tranglos just after Marek made his announcement.  Personally, I was kind of hoping Mouser & everyone here could study/analyze version 1 & the outline of version 2 and turn Clipboard Help & Spell into the next Keynote.  I guess I just hope somebody does something with the core of this program in mind.

I didn't so much mean anyone here not mentioning it as much as that pcworld article not mentioning it.  Anyways I appreciate the topic as you have led me to some sources to discover new music.  If anyone else has more sources, please do post infos.  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: OneNote 12 (coming in 2006) beta1 is out now...
« on: November 21, 2005, 05:18 AM »
I'm not gonna start a review thread, because as I said I have only dabbled with it.  But I see the potential.  Things I like are the easy ability to clip information from the web and paste it in here then organize it however.  Also how you connect to someone else & work on the project together on the same page.  Things I look forward to is the powerful OCR engines that will be included to make everything searchable, including the ability to search audio for recognized voice.  Once they implement hierarchal notes it will be easier to work with.  But from reading all the features in the above links it looks like they a pulling out all the stops for this baby.

General Software Discussion / Re: Total Recorder
« on: November 21, 2005, 05:13 AM »
I've never looked for the feature, but I thought I saw it once.  Looking now, I see no such option or anything mentioned on the website.  Maybe I am just missing it or it's not included in the Standard version.  This does seem like something that should be implemented for such a program no doubt, I'm quite surprised I can't find it in here.

OMFG how has no one mentioned GarageBand (, I mean talk about the bliss of finding good new music!  They have such a great system set up over there.

Living Room / OneNote 12 (coming in 2006) beta1 is out now...
« on: November 21, 2005, 04:47 AM »
If you check the developer blog you can see what they have in store for OneNote 12.  I am quite excited myself as I have dabbled with OneNote, but not quite found it to be up my alley until this is released.

Developer blogs:

Some other links
OneNote Homepage - http://office.micros.../FX010858031033.aspx
OneNote FAQ -
OneNote Mini Tutorial - http://www.informit....sp?p=174325&rl=1
Misc. OneNote Powertoys -
Misc. OneNote Related Websites -

General Software Discussion / Re: Total Recorder
« on: November 21, 2005, 04:35 AM »
There's nothing that I could show you that you can't find by reading the manual which is here (  It's definitely written quite well, not to mention some of the mini-tutorials on the website itself, good stuff.
Thanks for the URL, will read that too.

Question to both of you (and whoever is reading this): How willing is the coder to add new features to TR?

I would have to say the same, it never even crossed my mind to ask for features.  Only correspondence I've had with the author was to get my license keys upgraded & update my emails over the years. I too have had a hard time needing anything more than what was already offered.  But I will say this if its a sensible, good feature, it's likely they would listen, as Total Recorder always seems to add some cool stuff. Good  Luck I hope you find what you are looking for.

General Software Discussion / Re: Total Recorder
« on: November 20, 2005, 09:00 PM »
There's nothing that I could show you that you can't find by reading the manual which is here (  It's definitely written quite well, not to mention some of the mini-tutorials on the website itself, good stuff.

General Software Discussion / Re: Hitman Pro
« on: November 20, 2005, 03:50 AM »
Funny Thing is, you could bring an external hard drive, off-load everything to there & re-install the system, fixes, programs, settings, files in less time than it takes to clean half the systems i see.

Unfortunately I know of no free programs.  But if you ever were to consider a program that costs money, I must say I have been a happy registered user of Total Recorder for 4+ years  (

edit:  i would be curious to hear of what other programs you checked out, free or not.

General Software Discussion / Re: Hitman Pro
« on: November 19, 2005, 06:54 PM »
This is alot of the stuff I have used for the last 2-3 years everytime i get a call for a jacked computer. 
Add these three
1. Autoruns (
2.  (windows update using firefox or opera) / Autopatcher
3. AdMuncher.  I can't believe the amount of stuff this program can prevent from ever even making it into your pc. In the last 2 months I have installed it on 4 peoples pc's, plus my own.  The computers run faster and without issue.
Amazing piece of software, both in the way it is written & of course it's so effective because they keep everything so up-to-date.

General Software Discussion / Re: Best FREE IRC client?
« on: November 19, 2005, 06:45 PM »
A program lacking support (Miranda) for such a heavily used feature as AOL File Transfer, which I personally use all the time, along with 20+ people on my buddy list.  This is the main thing that keeps me on Trillian, even though development of Trillian is a rip-off IMHO.

Best Text Editor / Re: UltraEdit 11 - Best text editor?
« on: November 19, 2005, 06:39 PM »
I look forward to this review, thanks!

Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: A new name
« on: November 19, 2005, 06:30 PM »
ClipNote or ClipNotes

all i found searching online is some japanese variation.

I'm not sure I completely understand the idea of this, but I think I do. :tellme:

I too listen to about 6-10 stations on a regular basis.  But it would be fantastico to have something on the desktop that would show what was currently streaming from each.
A really slick implementation would be like Konfabulator widgets, where it can be a set level of transparency, then also be on the desktop, or floating, or immovable, like widgets do.

I know I've tried StationRipper for grabbing streams and mixing my own songs later to what I want to hear, but it would be better to tuch tune in to each when I see a song going that I like or am curious about.

I agree, that does look like a tasty little app! Love to hear more from someone who uses it regularily.

This is a great venture by DonationCoder to share webspace with its users & I just wanted to praise the effort.  Well OK, I wanted to do more than praise it, I wanted to promote it, because I don't want to lose it!  I truly hope people understand how awesome this is if you want a space on the web.  The speed is amazing and the amount of control you can have if you need it, is overwhelming.  Plus the amount of storage space is more than enough for most anyone.  If all you are looking for is place to host a simple website via ftp and you want to upload pictures, html or even have your own email server, then....Bam! Mouser can get that set up easily enough for you.  But if you know what you are doing or are up to learning more about cpanel and how it works (I suggest you do), you have the potential to add some great stuff like guestbooks, forums, chatrooms, use of frontpage extensions, access to logs & stats, password protection to a page, running multiple add-on sites under 1 alias or even having subdomains within those, like,  Or if you don't have your own site just use or whatever the domain name for users will be (I think that is still up in there air).  These are the features you only get with a highend hosting package, but it is available to us right here at DC!  Maybe a website sounds like an idea you have thought about, if you don't know what you are looking for here are some ideas that come to mind, reasons to have ones own personal webspace/webpage

   } a personal page to share a blog, diary or just tell about yourself to the world or whoever you choose to share it with
   } a place to put up your resume that will always be there
   } a place for vacation, friends or family photos
   } to start a place for people with a similar interest to gather, get to know each other & share information (e.g.
   } just want to express youself creatively (whether it be with poetry, drawings, music or many other varieties)
   } need reliable hosting to link your ebay auction pictures to
   } i'm sure there are many more but brain can’t grasp them all atm
Another key benefit to sharing space with DonationCoder, as I have heard mouser say before, if a personal page goes down, so does DonationCoder & we all know mouser won't allow that to happen.  After all, I think he eats, sleeps and showers in front of his computer, so the site will always be up.  Personally, I think the best part is that we can support the site at the same time we get what is normally expensive hosting for ourselves.

Ever since DonationCoder took the plunge on a more dedicated hosting plan, I have been one of mouser's test pigs.  So, for the last week or so I've had a couple sites up. Mostly vacation pictures and a memorium to a friend who passed on a couple years ago (ahh there's another consideration for a site). It took a couple days to understand why things weren't working, but that was all in the way the hosting company set things up (which was wrong!).  Now everything is all peachy (and did I mention blazing fast!), thanks to mouser.

Anywho, I would be interested in hearing other peoples thoughts & experiences around this opportunity.  Or even continuing to list more ideas for having your own webspace.

Cheers.  :Thmbsup:

Interesting. I too am a shoutcast fan & listen to many casts, just lurking on this thread for now ;)

First, nice link.  But what the heck, no Slinky, LiteBrite, Transformers, GI Joe, Go-Bots, He-Man, Candyland, Cabbage Patch Kids, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! WTF. Shall I go on!!

Living Room / Re: Anyone interested in Hosting?
« on: October 19, 2005, 02:53 PM »
Count me in.  I had a site up for a friend who passed away 3 years back.  But the person doing my dns forwarding (i believe thats what it is) disappeared about 8 months ago. I personally feel the need to get this site back up & also have interest in having a site for myself hosted.  This would be a great way to do it, in the spirit of the DonationCoder way! I would be more than happy to contribute say $5-10 a month on a regular basis, or more if there was high usage of my domain (which i doubt).  The best part would be, I would get what I need while donation coder is just like sharing out extra space & bandwith over the top of what it needs.  I like, I'm down, Where do I sign? :)

General Software Discussion / Discovering software (sites)
« on: October 19, 2005, 02:27 AM »
Just wanted to share some of my favorite links for getting recommendations on softwares to tryout. Some may have been mentioned on the forum or even in the DC links list, but whatever.  Please feel free to expand on this list.  Shareware, Freeware, Donationware, whatever, just always looking to check out quality programs.  (left column)  (unfortunatley becoming quickly outdated) (DUH!)

Browsing Fileforum/Versiontracker releases is fun too.

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