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Living Room / Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« on: November 23, 2021, 06:18 AM »
I've been having a blast playing this every day and talking with a friend about strategies for purposefully trying to lose in hard mode.
"Hard Mode" may make it harder to think of words to guess, but it seems to us that it *mostly* makes it hard to lose since being restricted to previous clue consistency quickly narrows down word possibilities.  But it is still possible to lose with some creative use of double letters, etc.  One thing to consider when trying to lose is that hard mode says it restricts guesses to be consistent with clues, but it will actually let in some guesses that are inconsistent -- for example when you use a letter twice and you get the location right and then for the second use you get a "not in the word", you shouldnt be able to guess a word with that letter doubled up any more, but the game won't stop you from doing that repeatedly.

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Moves this thread to NANY 2022 section as I will be releasing these extensions freely for NANY 2022.

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There are a couple of things that can slow down SC:
  • Having hundreds and hundreds of screenshots in the current screenshot directory (you can use the Move to Old function in the move menu)
  • When SC tried to grab the url when making a capture from a web browser; try going into capture options and disabling the capture of url address

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Mouse hover hints on main window not working
« on: November 19, 2021, 03:15 AM »
The best part of any mystery story is hearing the solution.. Good detective work and thanks for sharing it HarveyHe.  :up:

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Living Room / Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« on: November 18, 2021, 02:10 PM »
yep, same word for everyone. i take it that and the fact there is only one per day is part of the charm.
it's a neat little unintuitive lesson for game developers.  here's a simple way to have a kind of shared experience among all players.

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Living Room / Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« on: November 18, 2021, 12:50 PM »
There is an advanced mode in options that requires each guess be consistent with the previous clues.. i think it makes it more interesting and challenging.

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Mouse hover hints on main window not working
« on: November 18, 2021, 05:30 AM »
Very strange..

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Living Room / Wordle: simple web word game
« on: November 18, 2021, 01:26 AM »
Been enjoying this:

https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/

There is only one new word each day, so you can't keep playing it.  Simple fun little brain puzzle word game you play in your web browser:
Screenshot - 11_18_2021 , 1_25_52 AM.png


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Screenshot Captor / Re: Custom Date Format not work
« on: November 15, 2021, 03:40 AM »
See my answer here: https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=51868.0
The trick is to also use "%customdate%" in your file name template.

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The confusing trick is that it's a two-part process to use a custom date:
  • First you configure your custom date field as you have
  • And then you use %customdate% in your file name template

So at the top of the File Naming tab, instead of the default of "Screenshot - %datetime%" use something like "Screenshot - %customdate%"

Does that help?

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Living Room / Re: Youtube will hide dislike counts under all videos
« on: November 13, 2021, 04:35 PM »
At first I didn't give it a second thought, but I think you have a good point that I can't see why they didn't simply add it to the options available to the owner of the channel.
I'm sure there are some good reasons to hide it at least some of the time -- like if it encourages people to be trolls and doesn't serve a useful function -- but I haven't seen any discussion of these reasons, nor would I be inclined to believe the explanations.  Whatever the real reasoning is for removing them, you can bet that they have everything to do with the profitability of YouTube and very little to do with making things better for the viewer, except to the extent that these things happen to overlap.

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Not to be a wet blanket, but do remember that for your own sanity, the much happier path for almost everyone involved in making free/donationware software, is to have another regular job (or do freelance work), and not relay on donations to pay the bills.

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In LaunchBarCommander you can have multiple bars/files open at the same time.  Just go to the LaunchBarCommander options and close one of them.

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Developer's Corner / Re: 'Trojan Source' bug
« on: November 03, 2021, 07:46 AM »
the weakness involves Unicode’s bi-directional or “Bidi” algorithm, which handles displaying text that includes mixed scripts with different display orders, such as Arabic — which is read right to left — and English (left to right).

It seems like one fix might be just detect when a file mixes different display orders and block this.. but maybe im missing the fact that sometimes this has a real use case..

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My plan is to open source them all for NANY 2022.

I will have to decide before then if these videos are good enough or if it's worth the time and effort to remake them.

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Problem with right click menu navigation
« on: November 02, 2021, 02:10 PM »
Let me know what you find.

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Developer's Corner / Re: 'Trojan Source' bug
« on: November 02, 2021, 02:10 PM »
Interesting.. but hard to know how serious it really is.. It seems to be suggesting that the main risk would be malicious comments in an open source repository.. But it seems like it should be pretty easy to detect and block going forward..

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Edited the above posts to add (draft) videos for each extension to show how they work and how to use them.

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Here's another link: https://www.donation...torials/mini-reviews

403 probably means the server is temporarily getting too many requests from your ip too fast -- and just temporarily blocked you --  ive noticed this happening to me on some threads with a lot of images -- i need to fix the server settings so it's not so sensitive.

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Yep that looks like it fixes it; I'll update the official one in the next release.

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It's not a huge deal but like Deo says it's a never ending marathon process where there is always some future thing that you'll need to fix to keep them happy.

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That screenshot is a little confusing, and LBC can have a steep initial learning curve because of a few strange features.  Because it lets you have multiple launchbar "files" open at the same time, you are finding it wanting you to start with first adding a FILE.  so try creating a new launchbar file or OPENING the sample one.  Start from there.  with a file open you can create new nodes.

Happy Expat

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Just me or is the fedex package tracking alias no longer working?

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