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General Software Discussion / Re: Zinio Reader
« on: October 05, 2005, 04:23 AM »
Apparently, yes, you can share them - there's stuff on this on their website.  Overall, I thought the site was pretty well done, and their faqs are straightforward and clear.  The main reason I'm keen is that I often need to travel with a laptop, and I really look forward to being in some village in India reading my favourite magazine!  Actually, they don't have any of my favourites, but PC Mag should be interesting  ;)

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General Software Discussion / Zinio Reader
« on: October 05, 2005, 04:14 AM »
There's a good chance I am just far, far behind, but perhaps some of you have also not previously heard of Zinio.  I came across it while writing my review of Archivarius last week.  It's a digital magazine service - the software seems pretty good, and some of the deals are very good indeed.  I bought a year's subscription to PC Magazine for less than I could buy 2 issues here in England.  The main site is at zionio.com, and that PC Mag offer is here: http://zinio.com/offer?issn=0888-8507

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Thanks very much for that!  :up:


(any news on WinRAR?)   :tellme:

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Will do!  Thanks, Darwin.  (Why don't you unsubscribe?  I thought it was illegal for them to keep sending you things after you'd explicitly asked them to stop.  Or am I hopelessly naive?)

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General Software Discussion / Re: How i organize my email
« on: October 04, 2005, 11:08 AM »
Have been meaning to add: I also use a quite useful program called ForKeeps (http://www.fkeeps.com/fkindex.htm).  It's handy for amalgamating all those myriad emails from accounts long past - Compuserve, etc.  You can import into a central database and then search and organise within that, and it recognizes loads of different formats.  So I have emails of the last two years (which was when I started this job) in my mail program, and for the preceding 8 or 9 years stored in ForKeeps.

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Find And Run Robot / Re: v1.07.18 beta
« on: October 04, 2005, 11:03 AM »
iTunes2 is nice and sleek - thanks, nontroppo (and I've fixed OPera the way I like it now, so thanks for that, too).

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Found Deals and Discounts / Anybody know of a deal on PerfectDisk?
« on: October 04, 2005, 10:49 AM »
Subject line says it all!  Would be much obliged...

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General Software Discussion / Re: How i organize my email
« on: October 04, 2005, 10:46 AM »
Thanks for info on POPfile, Carol - looks interesting, am just downloading now.

And I second your praise of Outlook as a one-stop office-tasks shop.  I've dumped it because it runs so heavy, and because The Bat! can do everything I need more easily.  Should say that I used Outlook up until switching because it was the only thing that could do most of what I need.  I tried Thunderbird for a time (under Linux and Windows), but found that Outlook was much more capable (for what I need).

(But, <off-topic> I'm still looking for an address book that can sync with my pocket pc, and until I manage that, I shall probably be tied to Outlook at least in that regard - but I won't have to have it open all the time </off-topic>)

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Find And Run Robot / Re: v1.07.18 beta
« on: October 04, 2005, 07:52 AM »
<offtopic>offtopic it is, but it's brilliant!  thanks for the link, nontroppo</offtopic>

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Find And Run Robot / Re: v1.07.18 beta
« on: October 04, 2005, 07:14 AM »
It is 8.5, but I've not sorted out my toolbars yet - 'fraid I'm one of those migrators from Firefox, so I have to make Opera look like FF before I feel entirely comfortable.  I've already done that on my main machine, but not got around to doing it on the other.  You're right: 39 is quite nice...

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Find And Run Robot / Re: v1.07.18 beta
« on: October 04, 2005, 06:46 AM »
It's iTunes.skn (and if anyone is going to make any skins, how about a Milk one?)

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Find And Run Robot / Re: v1.07.18 beta
« on: October 04, 2005, 06:30 AM »
I dislike that too!  Which is the skin you're using in your screenshots - I know I could find it with very little effort, but may as well ask you.  And yes, I would love it if the edit field could stay anchored at the bottom.

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Find And Run Robot / Re: v1.07.18 beta
« on: October 04, 2005, 06:22 AM »
(oops, had no intention for that picture to be so big - sorry)

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Find And Run Robot / Re: v1.07.18 beta
« on: October 04, 2005, 06:21 AM »
I mean the search window itself, which I position in the middle of the screen - on this machine, it sits in the middle at the top of the screen, as in the attached image.  What I'm wondering about is whether it could open upwards, so that I could position it immediately above the taskbar at the bottom on the screen.

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General Software Discussion / Re: How i organize my email
« on: October 04, 2005, 06:18 AM »
Like you, Mouser, I use several folders, but I work in a different way, without the automation you use.  I'm going to see if there is a way I could automate more, but I doubt it because I really need to read everything as it comes in.  I also use The Bat! (bit of a Bat evangelist, actually! Every day I can be heard calling out, 'Dang!  It's so good!' as I discover another useful feature).  I don't bother filtering spam anymore, because I get very little of it since switching to gmail (although I do have to go online everyday to check the spam folder in case it's caught things that aren't spam - maybe one message per day).  I treat the Inbox folder as a pool into which all new mail enters, and then I separate it into various subfolders in the Inbox.  My boss doesn't read email as email, so I periodically Save all the messages in each folder as a text document, then run a few macros in Word to produce formatted pages for him to read.  Once I have printed the pages, I move the messages from their Inbox sub-folders to subfolders with the same names under Mail Folders, so that I can find them easily. (Must say that lately I have just used Archivarius to find things by keyword, so I don't really bother looking for them in those folders anymore - but I will likely continue to use them for ease of ordering.)  I keep each year's Mail Folders separately, so I have a structure of '2004/Mail Folders/[sub folders as in Inbox]', etc.  (I really don't need that Mail Folders, do I - I think it just came that way when I imported from Outlook.)  Again, the advent of Archivarius might change how I do this in future, but I might just stick to what I've done so far.

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On one machine I run F&RR on, I have the taskbar at the top of the screen; on the other, it's at the bottom.  Would it be possible to specify which way the tray opened, up or down.  On the machine with the bar at the top it works fine as it is, but on the other, it's a little odd - of course, of course, of course I can work with it like this, but if it could be done...

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General Software Discussion / Re: Address book
« on: October 03, 2005, 04:22 PM »
I forgot to mention: needs to be able to sync with PocketPC.  The contacts lists in The Bat! and Calendarscope can't do this...  Am trying A-book at the moment, and it looks good, but it runs heavy:  :o shock! horror! he checks and it's down from 22mb to 3.something, which is not at all bad, is it?

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Find And Run Robot / Re: v1.07.18 beta
« on: October 03, 2005, 12:22 PM »
I would love to have a 'milk' theme to match my windowblinds - I think the original was a Mac theme made by Max Rudberg.  It's over here: http://www.maxthemes...m/themes/?theme=Milk

I had a look at the maker app, but decided it would take a man of my talents far, far too long to work it out!  Perhaps in months to come there will be a subsection of F&RR skins over at aqua-soft.org!

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Find And Run Robot / Re: v1.07.18 beta
« on: October 03, 2005, 10:06 AM »
F&RR is rapidly becoming the most powerful and all-inclusive piece of software ever written - one ring to rule them!  's great!  Am still waiting for a reply from the AppRocket developers about whether or not they're still working on it, before I get down to writing a review ... But really I'm totally won over now by F&RR.

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General Software Discussion / Address book
« on: October 02, 2005, 04:53 PM »
Does anyone know of a good standalone addressbook?  The one in The Bat! is very much oriented to email, and I need a good way of storing and looking up other details - addresses, telephone numbers, notes.

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General Software Discussion / Re: AppRocket: Quicksilver for Windows
« on: October 02, 2005, 07:27 AM »
Wow!  That's great.  Ooh, AppRocket is looking a little pale over there...

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General Software Discussion / Re: AppRocket: Quicksilver for Windows
« on: October 02, 2005, 06:53 AM »
I've been trying to make sense of the thread you pointed to, Mouser, but with little luck.  I think I'm the kind of punter who will have to wait for someone else to work these things out so that I can just type 'g donationcoder' and get a Google search page up - as you can in AR.  This is an edge of paradox, isn't it: power users really thrive on the adaptability of some apps, and find the more fixed options of the alternatives really frustrating and limiting; but newcomers can struggle to just get what they need to work.

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I'm sorry if someone else has said this and I've just missed it in my scanning of the posts.  You've spoken about getting some of the companies that have given discounts before to repeat these for the first anniversary.  How about asking them to do that during the fundraising period, and let that be known on the site and through us spreading the word, but making them only available to members - as they already are - and maybe for the purposes of those particular downloads, during that particular period, you could ask that people - even existing members - make another donation of whatever amount?

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Living Room / Re: Making websites, for complete beginners
« on: October 02, 2005, 06:16 AM »
Webgui and Mambo both look really great, but I think (from reading a little of the FAQs) that I'm unlikely to be able to use this kind of setup on the free 50mb of webspace that comes with my broadband account.  So probably I need to find me a host - are there any free hosts that run this kind of system?

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General Software Discussion / Re: AppRocket: Quicksilver for Windows
« on: October 02, 2005, 04:36 AM »
Okay, have run it now.  Let me put this a little differently: Mouser, you are da Man!  You are da Daddy!  Brilliant...  I'm not sure I'll bother with reviewing AppRocket now.

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