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FWIW, here's that review:

I'm still happily using the DPT-S1 even though it only supports PDFs (and there's no obvious way to install additional apps -- it appears to be a custom-job of quite an early version of Android).  Certainly got a lot more experience converting things to PDF :)

another option?
On a side note, quite interested in the upcoming Onyx Max (possibly to be available some time in April?) -- it's reported to be heavier but is supposed to run Android 4.0.x (possibly will eventually run 4.4.x) and likely will be capable of using other formats:


Results were:

  Test file Image only.pdf - text did not appear selectable, nor were any searches for text successful
  Test file Image-OCR.pdf - text could be highlighted (creating an annotation), selected for searching the file, and directly searchable

On a side note, it's been my impression that copy/pasting (in the ordinary sense) isn't directly supported on this device -- after I long press on text that is selectable, a "menu" of sorts with three options appears.  The "menu" lists "Highlight", "Search", and "Google".  AFAICT, "Highlight" is for creating an annotation, "Search" is for searching the same document, and "Google" is for using the selected text in the web browser -- though IIUC by making a query to Google.

Don't know, but if you point me at a sample PDF (please make it a safe one), I might see how it behaves :)

If you're interested in large e-readers, the Onyx Max might be worth considering:


I'm a step a way from ordering one -- highly recommend checking out the content of that thread.

On a side note, if interested in the one with the campaign, looking at pages 18 through 20 or so of the aforementioned thread could be of interest.

Ah, also, IIUC, one of the participating members of that thread may be posting a review of a preview unit before long.  I'm not confident but I think the person runs:

I'll certainly keep you updated on this though but if you have any thoughts on how you would like it to work, please let me know - Any ideas are very welcome  :D

What mouser said about being able to edit docs using the CMS system sounds important and useful -- at the same time, the option of being able to work with one's preferred tools (e.g. for editing) and then with minimal fuss update/post would be nice.

On a separate note, I may have missed it, but is there a link or three to be examined for a sneak preview?

DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: PDF FIles Corrupted
« on: January 19, 2016, 06:51 PM »
I've had pretty good results using the command line tool mutool (using the "clean" subcommand) that comes with mupdf.  I haven't tried on Windows, but may be mutool comes in one of the files at the following:

mutool clean [options] input.pdf [output.pdf] [pages]

The clean command pretty prints and rewrites the syntax of a PDF file. It can be used to repair broken files, expand compressed streams, filter out a range of pages, etc.

If no output file is specified, it will write the cleaned PDF to "out.pdf" in the current directory.


What formats can be used for an article?  Perhaps there is an example document?

I'd like to maintain the source documents in some kind of revision / source code repository (not asking for this portion) and be able to export / update to the CMS if possible.

* ewemoa casts a blessing spell in the general direction of Stephen ;)

The portable version with sha256 checksum:


still behaves as reported before (regarding non-minimization at start-up).

FWIW, the options window displays an unchecked checkbox for "Start minimized".

This was tested with W7 Professional 64-bit version.

Ah, may be you hadn't changed anything in the last update...

Still investigating but ATM it looks like some of the PDFs I've been annotating on the DPT-1 are being corrupted.  Not so badly that they can't be opened by a number of viewers, but bad enough so that some programs will refuse to process the content.  I haven't yet come across any other reports of this so for all I know it may be some kind of pilot error ;)

After trying a few things, I've found that using the mutool command line tool via its "clean" subcommand seems to fix things (at least in limited testing).  Came across mutool while reading the mupdf man page :)

gs (from the same folks) seems to be able to repair as well though IIUC one's annotations may get lost in the process -- that might be specific to the way I've been invoking gs though, so there may be better ways.

no, you don't want those files, those are just for setting the directory to be used for the real settings file.
you want AutomaticScreenshotter.ini

if you're not seeing that file, perhaps i've done something wrong and am not saving that in the portable location?

I found a Windows environment to try it out -- there it looked like the .ini file didn't get created until the program exited.  Since I didn't know how to exit it under the Wine environment... :)

I copied the .ini file over to the Wine environment and made the change suggested, but subsequently starting the .exe didn't display a window -- similar thing happened in the Windows environment.

Some notes for future reference :)

Succeeded in updated the firmware to 1.5.x by:

1. Unzipping the .exe file representing the update
2. Copying the DPT-S1 Updater.package file (one of the extracted files) to the root directory of the DPT-1's internal memory
3. Performing a recovery restart of the device via the Testmode app (see http://www.mobilerea...wthread.php?t=235661)

After a somewhat lengthy wait, the update seemed to complete.

Appreciate being able to navigate to different pages while maintaining the current zoom level.


should do it.

Thanks!  To confirm, I see the following .ini files:


Is there a different file to edit or perhaps it's in ConfigDir_Default.ini that changes should be made?

I tried creating a file named AutomaticScreenshotter.ini and placed the suggested line in it, but subsequently invoking AutomaticScreenshotter.exe didn't lead to the desired result...

you could edit the ini file to have it not start minimized.

I took a look at the two .ini files that I found but it wasn't obvious to me what change ought to be made.  Any hints?  (FWIW, this was for the portable version.)

Is there a way to invoke it to display the config window on start-up or some key sequence to get the config window to show?  Trying it out under Wine here and I see the balloon at start-up, but the task tray icon portion doesn't work and consequently haven't been able to test much :)

Will investigate regarding the task tray icon, but thought I'd ask anyway in the mean time.

Looks like it might be this:


Hmm...wonder if Gothi[c] might be able to help...

N.A.N.Y. 2016 / Re: NANY 2016 - txtproc
« on: December 23, 2015, 07:47 PM »
So are you going to make a PKGBUILD for it so we can use it in Arch and Manjaro? :)

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: Continued software development?
« on: December 11, 2015, 12:20 AM »

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Privacy Concerns
« on: December 09, 2015, 07:08 PM »
That's what I ended up using in the end :)

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Privacy Concerns
« on: December 08, 2015, 08:47 PM »
BTW, it seems that if Windows Update is already running, changing the hidden status of an update (via Powershell, say) doesn't appear to be reflected in Windows Update's UI until after a subsequent "Check for Updates" operation.  At least it didn't here during a test.

May be that was obvious, but FWIW...

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Privacy Concerns
« on: December 08, 2015, 08:06 PM »
The following requires:
  • An elevated Powershell console (it will immediately exit if the console isn't elevated);
  • The Windows Update Powershell Module installed.
  • Minimum Powershell version required should be v2+ since that's what WUPM requires, (I'm not sure if there's any specific cmdlets that require a later version).
  • Some knowledge of Powershell ExecutionPolicy so I'm not answering questions :)

Spent some time wondering where Hide-WUUpdate was only to discover that this was added in the Windows Update Powershell Module in version 1.4.6 as mentioned here:


Had inadvertently tried the 3 attachment links on the Module page and those happened to be for 1.3.4, 1.4.3, and 1.4.5...doh!

I've always wanted a tool which downloads windows updates so Windows update SEES THE UPDATES DOWNLOADED.

I don't know off-hand, but may be it's not hard to write something using:


May be the following sorts of things will be of some use along those lines:


If there isn't already a nice tool, perhaps it could be a NANY ;)

...since we mention slipstreaming, is there a nice tutorial on that too with something such as nLite?

Since you mention nLite, does that mean you're interested in one or more of the following:

  Windows 2000, XP x86/x64 and 2003 x86/x64


I've only been working with Windows 7-ish things recently -- for that, assuming you've got the updates in .cab or .msu form, using DISM seems to be pretty straight-forward.  It may have been 4sysops where I encountered DISM GUI (source code available):

For Windows 7, I got version 3.5 as that seemed to require less extra bits to be installed:


A bit of a late response, but...

What the article does not appear to mention is that the source code for WSUS Offline is available.  IMO, a significant point in this day and age for these types of tools (seeing as it's provided by a third party).

Thanks, 40Hz for the recommendation :)

On a side note, WSUS Offline also appears to come with some bash shell scripts to provide some comparable functionality for *NIX machines.  So apparently, updates can be downloaded and some kind of .iso can be created in a *NIX environment (appears to require at least cabextract, xmlstarlet, md5deep/hashdeep, mkisofs, and genisomage).

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: Continued software?
« on: December 03, 2015, 10:46 PM »
There's not a shred of license info in any of the sources uploaded, nor commented into the code.

IANAL, but IIUC, in the U.S. the default policy is that the original author holds copyright over the original at least for some duration (which mysteriously seems to get longer).

Any how, I have my fingers crossed that no ill will come of this.

P.S. Are you a Greek mythology fan?

Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi Zero -- $5.00
« on: December 01, 2015, 06:05 PM »
The little converter looks quite nifty!  Though I wonder whether it or where it plugs into (either end) might suffer an ill fate before long...

I'd been using something that's got a cord, and it's been acting flaking recently (may be related to the cord?).  For a while it worked better if it and the phone were lying on a surface, but lately that's hasn't been working that well either.

I'm currently using one of those "OTG hub" things (it's got a few ports for things like SD, microSD, and some ordinary USB ports).  Not as compact as either of the other alternatives, but it's been ok so far.  Of course, it's got a cord too...

Don't know if it's possible, but it would sure be nice if one could charge the phone and use the peripherals at the same time using a "OTG hub" -- seems some of them have a switch that allow you to choose one or the other...

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