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Living Room / Re: Coffee vs. Tea
« on: February 17, 2006, 05:41 AM »
Sounds nauseating, superboy . . . all that sweetness masking the elegance of the Java . . . <sigh> Oh well. :)

When I was in Panama, there was this Indian restaurant run by . . . Indians.  And they served this coffee that I damn near killed myself drinking too much of.

I forget what it's called, but it's traditionally filtered through a cannabis leaf -- and the 'dregs', or silt, are left at the bottom of the cup -- I don't know if it was hyper-super cafeinated, made traditionally with the cannabis or both -- but man, it was some magical brew.

After enjoying it far too much, I looked it up on the Internet -- which is where I learned how it was traditionally made.

This was concerning, I was on a Navy ship at the time!

fSekrit / Re: Version 1.0
« on: February 16, 2006, 10:21 AM »
The image just reads a random line from a text file of trivia I have -- you could very easily set one up of your own.  If you want a hand, we can start a new thread for it.

Living Room / Re: Coffee vs. Tea
« on: February 16, 2006, 10:07 AM »
Love that comparison.  personally, I'd rather have coffee in my corner based on that -- parkinsons? Me? Not a chance! And I drink enough coffee, it'll be a cold in hell before I'm a diabetic.  Maybe some tea for the alzheimers, though . . .

All that aside, I I laugh at the person who drinks coffee or tea for the health benefits.  You're not respectable until you've got a good, hardcore dependency.

Take away my coffee for a day, I'll probably die. Really. :)

Living Room / Re: Carol's Clothes come off ...
« on: February 15, 2006, 11:39 AM »
Or Opera right out of the box :)

fSekrit / Re: Version 1.0
« on: February 15, 2006, 11:37 AM »
Drag and drop would be nice, I'd settle for a simple commandline parameter, though -- then I could just add fsekret to my send to menu and send files to it directly.  Commandline params are marvelous.

Living Room / Re: Carol's Clothes come off ...
« on: February 14, 2006, 10:13 PM »
hahah cute :)
i'm not disabling them board wide, nor even on my profile, i just think it's a nice feature to have in a browser.
seems like firefox should have a disable gif animation plugin too if someone can find it, so that anyone who wants to disable the animation can.

It is an option, actually--just a hidden one.


type "animation" in the filter box and hit enter.

Change the value for

to 'None' and you won't see animations.  You can also set it to 'Once' for the image to play through its animation cycle once and not repeat.

Raising a dead topic here, but I'm a latecomer to the community, I missed it first time around ;)

Anyway, AceText is a great program.  I used Clipmate for years -- and still hail it as the grandfather of clipboard extenders and without a doubt the most robust/feature rich -- but has become a bit too robust for my taste.  AceText came along just in time -- it's featherlight, powerful and has great keyboard support.  As a long time fan of JGSoft's products, I found its interface very easy to get used to -- his products are semi-homogeneous in that way.  Yay AceText.  I use it daily -- as well as CH+S -- the latter is especially handy with ctrl+alt+q 's menu.

Where RegexBuddy is concerned, I'm not sure why it's his one product that has no trial (even his 150.00 grep tool has a trial! ) -- but I've used a lot of regex applications and RegexBuddy is hands down the best.  RegexCoach is probably my second choice -- but it's no RegexBuddy.

That said, if you are completely green to regular expressions, RegexBuddy isn't your ticket out of learning them.  While it's the most user-friendly regex editor I've used, you still need to be familiar with the logic of regex to make it work its magic.  It comes with a great tutorial, though -- and JGSoft's own Regex Website provides a great guide for novices as well as a refresher for seasoned users.

I really, really enjoy working with regular expressions -- which is a big reason I'm such a fan of JGSoft's products -- they're all very well support regex -- EditPad Pro's find/replace box even has regex syntax highlighting! Mmm, Regex.  ( I know, regex love isn't natural . . . oh well, what can you do?)

Living Room / Re: Send your friend a CodyCard for Valentines Day!
« on: February 14, 2006, 09:41 AM »
Boy, if that sexy bird doesn't put Cody on cloud9, I don't know what will :)

Living Room / Re: Carol's Clothes come off ...
« on: February 14, 2006, 06:41 AM »
I certainly won't be competing in the olympics in this life time and doubt I'll have earned enough Karma to get an olympian's body (or motivation!) in the next -- so it goes.  I suppose I could add a gradient overlay in US colors over my avatar though :) Nice avatar.

-- I too really like having avatars/sigs on, I have the bandwidth to handle it and find it ads an extra bit of identity to everyone else.  While by no means a substitute for getting to know someone, it does give a little foresight and make it easy to identify who is posting without having to scrutinize the user name (It's so difficult to read 6-12 characters ;)

Living Room / Re: Cody Clothes
« on: February 13, 2006, 06:48 PM »
S & M Cody -- me and my big mouth. :D

Those sources don't say much, though. "Seems" unsafe and "Just because it's synthetic doesn't mean it's unsafe" don't terrify me, but they don't do much by way of lending me confidence either.

If I really cared about these things, I personally wouldn't put all my eggs in one basket -- or rely on one source.  Usually the truth lies somewhere between the two extreme views, very seldom absolutely on one side or the other.

General Software Discussion / Re: Dasher
« on: February 13, 2006, 03:48 PM »
I had stumbled over this before, but forgot what it was.  Actually, about 2 years ago I was looking for it when my son wouldn't let me out of the rocker and often didn't have a keyboard within reach . . . now I remember what it was called :D

Very neat -- could be very handy if I ever crush my hand and don't have my fingers to use.  In the mean time, it's a fun novelty.

As far as I know, everybody agrees that Splenda is safe, plus it tastes fine.  Splenda is in one of the Pepsi diet colas, and maybe some others.

We all had to know it was coming . . . recent research says otherwise regarding splenda being a healthy alternative sweetner.  Risks including prolonged pregnancy, low birth weight, failed pregnancy, liver/kidney damage, depression . . .

. . . and some interesting info.

Nothing is safe :D

Living Room / Re: Spending too much time on hold?
« on: February 13, 2006, 02:17 PM »
Wow, the cheat sheet is really cool -- next time I'm paying a bill, I'm skipping hold :D

Living Room / Re: What's your "Autism Quotient"?
« on: February 13, 2006, 01:06 PM »
I was chatting with someone while taking it, and mis-clicked several times.  I think that my score of 24 is low, I blame my autism for not taking the test right.

Living Room / Re: Mind Control Parasites in Half of All Humans
« on: February 13, 2006, 11:37 AM »
Somehow I think most of you skipped the article because it's too long... let me give you the instant version :)

By most of you, you must have been talking to me ;) I read it, but take these things with a grain of salt.  Mostly because such stores tend to be sensationalist, taking lose ties and speculative data and presenting worst case scenerio.

This isn't entirely new news, women have been told not to change literboxes when pregnant for fear of toxoplasmosis and a host of other potential fecal-transmitted problems -- but how much of this stuff is really necessary to cause birth defects? Schizophrenia?  Is it such a small amount that it's worth getting scared over? Doubt it.  And when they say, 'more likely' do they mean 15, 20, 50 percent more likely or do they mean point zero one percent more likely? That's an important distinction, the absense of specific numbers always leads me to assume it's on the lower end.

It's like aspertame, rats fed enough of it had increased chances of getting cancer, but the amount that produced measurable results would equate to gallons a day human consumption.   Can aspertame cause cancer, then? Yeah, but is it likely you consume enough to greatly increase your chances of getting cancer? No.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's a cool story and I'm glad you posted it -- but I also think it, like bird flu and everything else, is sensationalistic -- designed to scare people into pouring money into research or into vaccines or whatever.

If we were to take all their warnings, advisories and early studies to heart we'd find ourselves incapable of ingesting anything or even breathing -- who knows how many creepy crawlies accompany each breath, each swallow--and in great enough numbers, I'm sure every one of them could be deadly -- or worse.

Sorry for rambling, I'll leave your thread alone now :D

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AllSnap
« on: February 13, 2006, 09:13 AM »
But I'm using an AutoHotkey script to move around windows on the desktop by just using the keyboard (in a very simple way), which I do a lot :)

Like using the keyboard to nudge windows left/right/up/down?

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AllSnap
« on: February 13, 2006, 08:10 AM »
I knew you'd love it, Allen, since you're a non-maximized windows lover ;)

Exactly -- I'm always manually placing everything.  What's interesting, is it's not just parent windows but also children in MDI's, for example the windows -within- Opera also snap within Opera.  Very cool.

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AllSnap
« on: February 13, 2006, 07:31 AM »
Wow, great review and really neat utility -- am playing with it at this very moment.

Cool, nice hookup Matt.

Living Room / Re: Mind Control Parasites in Half of All Humans
« on: February 13, 2006, 07:06 AM »
Interesting story -- very cool.  I can't remember their names, but there are a few other mind-control parasites I'd read about recently (Thanks to the video game "Resident Evil 4") -- one that caused different behavior in ants, one in fish (Perhaps the one they mentioned).  Crazy stuff.

I, personally, would be surprised if it had any harmful effect on humans -- it's purpose is essentially to get the rat eaten so it goes on to a new host and spread further.  Drawing humans to cat urine would serve only to help us find the spots the naughty kitten hit ;)  Unless it just generally numbs panic inducers, which could lead one to a bit of recklessness but would no doubt be bottled and sold.

While I appreciate the information, I'm not sure what to do with it anymore.

I won't even go into the back and forth about eggs being good for you/bad for you/good for you/ bad...

Here's the honest to god truth: anything you introduce into your body is a foreign mass.  Everything you insert into your body has the potential to help and the potential to hurt.  Almost everything inserted into your body does, in fact, help in some ways while hurting others--though there are things that swing one way or the other.  Unfortunately, while science tries to predict precisely which side of hurt/heal things are on, they'll almost always end up changing their mind.

So, don't worry about it.  I can say with a decent degree of certainty that, either way, you'll eventually find yourself dead -- but, that's ok.  It's inevitable.  Chances are, you won't die of what you think you will, either.  Spend your whole life avoiding eggs and cancer agents . . . and get sideswiped by a truck.  You just never know.

Best bet: Worry less, take nutricional science with a grain of salt (They're in the pockets of their financers anyway) and don't forget to floss. :D

Finished Programs / Re: caps\num lock indicator
« on: February 13, 2006, 06:54 AM »
I have such a utility on my keyboard  ;D

Living Room / Re: Should I increase avatar size? Poll.
« on: February 13, 2006, 06:50 AM »
I voted no, but I'm starting to think 400x600 would be good, we could see details on those pictures much, much better. :D

I'd never seen that one, that's pretty neat.  It's sort of like someone pulled a segment of ClipMate's guts out and they function independently :)

CHS doesn't have a floating bar, but you can quickly/easily access recent clips and perform text operations on them via ctrl+alt+q.

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