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I thought so  ;D

Can you quickly descrbe how you conigured wsw? I have been struggling to make it log me with my username and take me to my unread topics...

In general a bbphp forum howto would be great. I couldn't find it in their forum.
Thanks a lot

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: HTML Organizer/Viewer
« on: May 07, 2006, 02:20 PM »
Hi mouser,

Thanks for the suggestion. I have already tried it, but it does the same thing as MHTArchive. What I actually need is a bookmark manager (with drag and drop capability and ability to create folders within it) with an integrated browser. Only difference is, instead of links pointing to www, it will point to a local file. Now I think I'm more clear. Hopefully this will bring in more suggestions.
-web_stalker (May 07, 2006, 09:49 AM)

sounds exaclty like website-watcher, by the same author, and mithic application loved in this forum.

Maybe I'm not getting what you are saying. Another possibility is Opera + Obook or firefox + scrapbook. drag and drop, folders, local links.

otherwise, if you need to mirror an entire site instead of a page you could use wget from the comand line by using the -r flag.

 Hope this helps

@skywalka: or try altiris software virtualization. Same idea, maybe it works better for you.

Thanks for the answers.
Here is what I have found after a brief test.
web2text was last updated... exactly at the end of last century. It leaves tags
behind and could not produce a passable output with the html that I used.

html2text is written in visual basic (of all possible languages, that would be
my LAST option for this job!) and is really slow. I can actually see a progress
bar moving when the conversion should be instantaneous. Not suited for batch
processing, but comes with code, so no problem. The output is ok, not great. For
example, it misses paragraph separators and returns a compact block of text. Not
ready for prime use.

html code export actually doesn't export to plain text. It looks very professional and
useful, but not for my purpose.

links (.99) for the terminal doesn't have flags to dump to text. It was lynx
actually, I had them confused. The win versions that I have tried didn't work
and it looks a bit like abandonware (most sites that hosted it are now broken
links, at least for windows)

So I still haven't found what I'm looking for :)
Thanks a lot

This is something that I needed long time ago and now I'm needing again.
I wish there were a program to batch-process html to text in an easy way,
stripping tables, ads, sitemaps, frames, etc and getting only article text.

Since there is a huge variability in how people use html and each site has a
different formatting, a general solution is difficult I guess. I used to use
perl + some parsing modules, but the solutions would break easily (a bit more
robust than simple regular expressions, but still).

Then, I think I moved to use dumps from text-based browers. 'Links' actually
supports frames, which is nice. The most popular one is 'lynx'.


Still, it is a lot of work and it needs fine-tuning.

Do you know of any program that offers that, together with a GUI and some other
niceties? There must be one out there...
Thanks a lot

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: abbreviations importer
« on: May 01, 2006, 10:49 AM »
If trigger=Space, I get the popup after I type space, e.g.: _foo _. but it never autocompletes.
You actually have to enter a space, not the Space keyword. (hmm) to get it to work. That was confusing me.

Nice work!

A few ideas/feature requests if I may. As far as I know <- using the nice autocompletion here :D, you have to edit the shorcuts file to add a new one. There is a nice script that lets you select a block, hit a shortcut, and have the selection added to the file and the script reloaded. Here:

(Hotstring helper)

It could be handy to add that to the end of the hotkeyScript.

Another idea would be to have a key to undo the expanded expresion quickly.

What do you think?

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: abbreviations importer
« on: May 01, 2006, 10:15 AM »
yes, yes, I know that. I'm a long-time ahk user.
It's just that the trigger key doesn't trigger anything.
Here is an example of the code that gets generated:

abbreviations file
404=I don't know
A3=Anytime, anywhere, anyplace
AAP=Always a pleasure

.ini file:

shortcuts file:
SetKeyDelay ,-1

Tooltip,I don't know
send,I don't know

Tooltip,I don't know
send,I don't know

Tooltip,I DON'T KNOW

Tooltip,Anytime`, anywhere`, anyplace
send,Anytime`, anywhere`, anyplace

Tooltip,Anytime`, anywhere`, anyplace
send,Anytime`, anywhere`, anyplace


Tooltip,Always a pleasure
send,Always a pleasure

Tooltip,Always a pleasure
send,Always a pleasure


By, th e way (!) it works!!!
argh! I know! it's the capitalization! I had the shortcuts in all capitals!!

Disregard my post! :D

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: abbreviations importer
« on: May 01, 2006, 06:34 AM »
Sorry to be the one to ask the dumb question but... I can't really make it work. Running the script, I can see the popups, but it never does any replacement. I wonder why. I have tried different triggers, and no trigger. Nothing works. I have deactivated my other ahk scripts just in case. I don't think I have any remapping to the spacebar at all (too obvious= I would not be able to write spaces).

Any ideas?

Ok, I forgot that M2 reads RSS and newsgroups wonderfully.
You have also tags, although reduced.
It's like all the advatages of gmail (fast search, tags) combined with all the advantages of a standalone program (more options, no delay due to server communication, reload page, etc)

Thanks Allen,

That was really, really helpful.
After wasting 1.5 days mocking around with the bat, I still haven't being able
to import my mail from opera (!). So I'm going to be the one that defends M2
here :)

First, advantages
   the contact completion is a lot faster in M2
   The search is far better than any other mail system
   the keyboard shortcuts are obvious
   Having the mailer integrated in the browser helps a lot (less app. switching)
   much better HTML suppor while being secure.
   Separate files for individual mails, so no risk of losing a month's worth of
   email if a smart antivirus program decides to delete a mailbox to 'clean'
Disadvantages (w.r.t. the bat)
   No spelling built in
   No templates
   No separate accounts

Here is how I solved the disadvantages and will stick to M2
   Spelling: I have a shortcut that brings up VIM 7 (bestest editor ever). That
   gives me Spelling AND word completion with tab (and parentheis balancing,
   etc. Do you know how often yo repeat a word in a mail? save keystrokes!)

   Templates: using tSkeleton (vim plugin) or AHK, that should not be an issue:)

   No separate accounts. This sounds like a big show stopper, but it's not.
   since the search is immediate, just search for as many accounts as you have
   (e.g., [email protected], [email protected], etc), they will show up as a virtual
   folder. You can see

The only problem is now to create different shortcuts to answer mails with your
different 'personas'   (e.g., [email protected], [email protected], etc). That, I haven't
solved yet.


General Software Discussion / email client. Opera's M2 vs. the Bat
« on: April 28, 2006, 09:41 AM »
Hi All,

I'm transitioning from being a full-time M2 user to trying the bat!. I know that
this forum has plenty of users of both so I thought it'd be one of the best
places to ask.  I didn't like much what I saw first with the bat. It had
problems retrieving gmail mail, but it seems to be due to opera sucking the mail
first. So I disabled the mail checking in opera and now it seems to be doing ok.

I have several old acc., both POP and IMAP. Following advice (that I probably
got from here too :) ) I plan to just forward everything to one gmail acct. and
them access it using POP. That way there are always a local (HD) copy of my mail
and another one in the gmail servers (that will be there forever, as it seems
solid enough).

My problems
(1) SPAM. Is there any way to tell the bat not to download the messages that
have being marked as spam by gmail? Is there any way I can mark mail as spam
locally on the bat, and have it update gmail's markup as well? Is the spam
filtering easy to configure?

(2) Searches. M2 has the fastest search I have seen ever. Pity it doesn't keep
different inboxes for different accounts, otherwise it'd be ideal. Is the search
in the bat up to par?

(3) keyboard shortcuts. I'm used to ctrl + e to open a new mail. I redefined
that shortcut in the bat, but it was assigned to a default action (edit email)
and I don't see how to deactivate it. Is there any way.

Finally, any M2 defenders wanting to say a piece here before I completely switch away from it?


But on the other hand, I see that you use AHK too and have not had problems I
suppose. Maybe this is worth a thread or at least a question in the AHK forum...

Hmm, looks to me that CLCL is listening to the keyboard (global shortcuts) and may interfere with other applications that do that too (in my case AHK). I had a crash (no keyboard input taken) recently after installing it.

Hmm, I don't think this is the same as VMware.
At least the way I use it, it doesn't affect performance.
It is equivalent to a sandbox.

I use it to test applications
If you don't like the application, you delete the layer and it's gone. No uninstall necessary.

General Software Discussion / Re: what kind of keyboard you use?
« on: April 12, 2006, 07:50 AM »
IBM ultranav.


It reduces the trips to the mouse to NONE. Very light and flat. I use it on my lap, lying on a coach. Best possible posture :)

Hi guys,

You probably will find this app interesting:

This is nice if you test many new apps a day. it does not change your system, as all the changes are captured in the virtualization layer. I guess it is safer than writing to the registry etc and then undo the changes *using e.g., your uninstaller 2006). It's kind of like UT3 but clearer (to me).

What do you think?

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