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Don't forget, the current offer is now active. Btw, the lifetime option can be added during the buying process. Thank you, Innuendo :)

Can I put Mint on it as a dual boot easily?

At least you can try. Nobody knows if something will go terrible wrong ;) It's boot manager (grub) will (most likely) find your Win 7 boot record and include it in it's own. Make an image of you current installation before you go dualbooting :)

I just looked up my invoice and in my case, I bought, thanks to BDJ, a 2 computer license for $14.98 and the lifetime free upgrade (+50% to base price) was a whopping $7.50 giving me a grand total at check-out of $22.48.

That's nice. I hope the new BDJ offer will allow us to get the lifetime upgrade for such a low price, too  :-*

I'll throw in another vote for IFW/IFL, a really solid and reliable tool. Been using it for the last 4-5 years, and it has yet to fail me

Yeah, same here...

I use as well in conjunction with IFD to implement two simple commands that I invoke with FARR,
called "backup" and "restore". They reboot my machine and perform the associated actions. It's all preconfigured, nothing more has to be done.

It's worth every single cent I spent on it  :-*

It is only a few dollars (less than ten) more if I remember correctly.

Lifetime Free Upgrades (+50% to base price)

A normal 2 computer license costs 39$.

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player)
« on: February 28, 2012, 03:05 AM »
However, you may want to give my Looper program a try

:) Simple, unobtrusive and it does what I was looking for. Thanks skwire!

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player)
« on: February 27, 2012, 05:45 PM »
Is there a way to double click on a .mp3 file in e.g. XYplorer (great file manager with portable file associations) and Trout opens (regardless if it was running before or not) and plays exactly this file? Atm it will only append the clicked file to the playlist and from time to time I just want to listen to the files that I select inside XYplorer instead of the files that are in the Trout playlist.


does anyone know of a command line ftp client that:

- is a native x86 windows application (no crosscompiled cygwin stuff) -> I get problems with international chars like german umlauts

- supports scripting (can load a file which contains all the ftp commands that should be executed)
e.g. <ftpclient.exe> /script="<scriptname>"

- allows using ssh2 keyfiles in addition to user / pw logins (without the need for pageant or any wrapper app)

- is able to autoaccept a ssh2 server hostkey without bothering to accept one manually (providing the fingerprint in the script is ok)

- supports either a put or mkdir command that is able to create the recursive folder hierarchy for the destination file automatically
e.g. put öäü.hmtl /users/public/test/html/ or mkdir /users/public/test/html/
where /users was the only folder that existed before invoking the put | mkdir command

Tunnelier's sftp.exe and WinSCP's commands support all these features with the exception of the last feature (put / mkdir).

Does anyone know a different command line client, that has all of these features?

P.S.: Ofc I talked to both companies if it's possible for them to integrate this feature wish. Both stated: Nice idea, maybe we'll
incorporate it in a future version. It's been a year now...



What's wrong with a rsync backup which doesn't need a client that runs in the background? You decide when the backup takes place (or you can use the task planner). My rsync tasks needs about 2 minutes if there is nothing major to upload.

150gb with about 120k files in 14,5k folders


If it take my time to test a new software you can be rest assured that I do it thoroughly :)

But it's kinda moot since it doesn't backup anything other than your data by default.

Anything on my C: drive isn't data that should be backup-ed. Why not? I already decided over 20 years
ago that I separate all of my data from the partition, where the os is installed. Apart from that 95%
of my used software is portable and stores it's settings and data on a different drive (and the only
Software that needs to be installed is forced to write everything it wants to save to a different drive as well).

if you first just let it 'do its thing' to see exactly how long it took - and then logged in to check and see exactly what got backed up.

You don't need to. You can see this kind of information before it actually begins the real backup. Look at the last rightmost tabs.

I doubt you would have seen much there you wouldn't have selected anyway.
189 MB of files it wants to backup (only for the C: drive).

So once the initial mirror takes place, subsequent backups only require a fraction of the original time unless major changes have taken place on your local drive.

Delta-backup. Atm it's hard to find reasonable sync/backup providers that DON'T support this technology.

It also keeps deleted and changed files for up to 30 days - so it also acts as a sort of versioning backup system

That's the case, right. The currently used HiDrive account allows me to configure for how long old / deleted versions are kept and these settings can be changed for different folders and users (I use a 5 user account with 500gb of storage).

Regarding the huge amount of data that can be backuped with a slow uplink: I'm storing atm 150 GB on my user account at HiDrive. With non throttled upload speed this takes about 18 days (24h/day) if you don't want to pay the extra fee if you send in a hdd.

PS.: I like intelligent software. As long as it let's me reconfigure it's behavior when it does things that I don't want it to do.


They are giving you unlimited space for backups. Why would you want to exclude anything? The only reason I can think of to exclude anything from backup is to keep from running out of space, which isn't going to happen with Backblaze, so you might as well let it backup everything.

Why should I let it backup things that don't need to be backuped (e.g. parts of my C: drive)? Why should I waste my upload bandwidth (1MBit) for such a task?


Tried it today. Maybe it's a cheap solution but for an advanced or pro user this isn't probably the way to go. You can exclude folders / drives but it's a cumbersome task if you have a nested folder structure and want to sync several folders inside this structure.

It is _really_ not possible to reverse it and say: Only include these specified folders that I want to sync, no matter what.

I hope gets into a usable state in the near future so that I have a more graphical approach to my current online backup / sync needs...

Java backup applications suck (imho)...

I've tested CrashPlan a year ago and observed equally the same results as in the review of JavaJones. A backup client software that was
awfully slow and used up several hundreds MB of memory. Ridiculous...

ATM I'm using rsync (under windows) :P in conjunction with a hidrive account (

Isn't CrashPlan's software a java application?

N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Early Beta: Ethervane Echo
« on: November 17, 2011, 06:09 PM »
Let me check this. Do you use the (default) option to automatically minimize Echo when it loses focus? (This option is at Preferences -> Display -> MinimizeOnDecativate). If you do, Echo should minimize on startup regardless of StartMinimized, due to the fact that when Windows starts applications, Echo is very likely to lose focus soon after Windows has launched it.

Yes, MinimizeOnDeactivate is set to true. I'd prefer if the StartMinimized option works as expected and hides the Echo window on startup :) I start a lot of applications via FARR and usually don't look at the monitor while doing this (10 finger typing) and somehow Echo get's "in the way" if the first key after it's start isn't the Escape key.

Yes, that is a separate setting: Preferences -> Capturing Clips -> CatchUpOnConnect.
Ah, sorry, that's something I've missed. Turned it off and now it works fine :)

3.) Adding one additional modifier is a good idea and letting the user decide which modifiers does what is even better. Please include the Win-key if you're doing this.
But I still think it could be done with a "mode switch".
The swith could "obey" to this logic: if the first character that is pressed is a digit (while the Echo window is open) it doesn't go into the searchbox but selects the #<number> entry in the list. If it's a different character it goes directly into the searchbox. Btw, it's probably better to just select the entry instead of directly pasting it because you can use e.g. shift + enter to use the paste as plain text option once it's selected. Typing the same digit a second time (or any other character) would activate the search box as usual. I personally don't search for values inside the clipboard very often so I would activate the switch permanently. This would probably the best or at least the fastest way to select entries in the list if you don't want to use the mouse.


N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Early Beta: Ethervane Echo
« on: November 16, 2011, 04:45 PM »
May I ask a few questions / make some suggestions?

1. How do I start the portable edition autominimized to tray?
 I have set StartMinimized (Startup behavior) to true (and ofc quit and restarted Echo afterwards) but the main window will always appear on screen when I start it.

2. Is there a way to use the InMemoryDatabase option without populating the first clipboard entry with after each start?

3. Could you please add an option that allows us to enter a number between 0 and 9 to paste entry id 1, two, ..., 10 to the current application instead of selecting e.g. the fifth entry by going down with the cursor down key 4 times? Optionally with the shift modifier to paste them as plain text?
Ofc there should be some kind of override option so that any of these numbers doesn't trigger the search function.


They added me to their junkmail list and would not unsubscribe me no matter what I did.

Hint: e-mail address @

Or a different domain in the case it's not allowed when subscribing.

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: automated mp3 rip from video clip
« on: November 08, 2011, 03:30 PM »
Thank you skwire!

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: automated mp3 rip from video clip
« on: November 06, 2011, 07:33 PM »
this app didn't even have an INI file.

May I ask if you can add one so that we're able to overwrite the default value of 160kbit or as an alternative to add it to the cli syntax (e.g. "-bitrate 192")?

What are the pros and cons in comparison to ?

Developer's Corner / Re: Auto generate 'spinner' code for your website
« on: November 03, 2011, 07:05 AM »
Nice find, bookmarked as well :)

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Dr Explain 60% OFF
« on: November 02, 2011, 04:43 AM »
I've tried it a few weeks ago (trying to get the mysql documentation (single html / chapter html file(s)) into a new .chm file) and it was... a desaster...

http://www.drexplain...ic.php?f=2&t=493 if anyone wants to read about it.


Living Room / Re: Good book to learn PHP?
« on: October 30, 2011, 04:42 PM »
Thanks guys, there is some interesting discussion going on here :)

I've just ordered PHP and MYSQL Web Development, 4th Edition and the PHP Developer's Cookbook. Should be enough for a good start :)


Living Room / Good book to learn PHP?
« on: October 25, 2011, 02:06 AM »

I never learned a programming language before so I need something that doesn't require any previous knowledge.

Can you recommend any books that you've used yourself (I know there are a lot of resources available on the web but I prefer a good book)?


Wow, great application, nice features (and I have a use for all of them) :)

Well done!

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