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Thanks for posting this great utility, I really like it! In fact, it inspired me to rewrite the feed backend on my wallpaper site to MediaRSS so that it would be supported by it. If you want to use any of the image categories for your own desktop, you can find a link in my profile (added bonus effect of the rewrite: It made the Cooliris/Piclens FF extension work with the site as well) :)

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Living Room / Re: Whats on your desktop?
« on: November 09, 2008, 07:22 PM »
W-O-W, where do we can get such gorgeous wallpaper? In the meantime, I'll clean my desktop, it's been more than a year since I posted a shot, so I got to be presentable at least :)

That one I got as part of my paid subscription to cgwallpapers.com. Great site, even if you have to pay for it (really, $10 USD for a year is perfectly acceptable to me :)).

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Living Room / Re: Whats on your desktop?
« on: November 09, 2008, 06:43 PM »
Figured it was time to post a new desktop screenshot, this time from XP :)
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/8499/desktopnovemberpreviewmm7.png

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A lot from TC's interface is borrowed from the old and trusty Midnight Commander in Linux.

No, not at all. Both TC and MC are clones of Norton Commander.

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Living Room / Re: World of Goo - Indie Game with Great Reviews?
« on: November 07, 2008, 10:49 AM »
I've just purchased it from their website as well, at $20 I simply had to :)

I did as well, mainly due to the fact that doing it this way means that all of the money goes directly to the developers :)

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I belive TeraCopy should take care of this for you. It can register itself as the default copy handler so it will work just fine with just about any file manager, including explorer :)

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Just joined. Don't know how long I'll keep using it, but I kind of like the idea...mostly. It doesn't seem to be all that accurate, some programs are reported as something they are not, and the timers are way off (probably have to use if for a while for these stats to mean anything though).

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- very interesting solution, Dirhael!  :up: But I can't help wondering what will happen if someone gets mad at OpenDNS and tries to block them. Will such an attack have any influence in my end of the line?


Big THANK YOU for the file,  :Thmbsup: installing as we speak, ehh... as I am typing this :-)

Edited:
Should also mention that I cannot even reach the monkey via Thunderbird & Thunderbrowse!

No problem at all, just happy to help out :)

As for the blocking...well, not really unless it's your ISP that does it [the blocking] (they won't). That said, if you're happy with your ISP's DNS servers and don't want or need the extra security provided by OpenDNS you could get by using another solutions if it's just a matter of a single domain or two that fails to resolve. This solution would be to edit your hosts file and add the IP and domain of the server you're trying to reach. The drawback of this is that if the website ever changes their IP you'll be right back where you started, but as a short-term solution it would work.

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The mystery is growing. My supplier (YouSee.dk) told me that the monkey is working okay on their side, and we tried a number of solutions, we even resat my IP address. Nothing helped. I may give up - No media monkey for me!
 :wallbash:

Try using OpenDNS. Been using it for around a year now, and it's reliable and fast. Of course, that won't help you if you can't even ping the MM server (209.200.50.117). In that case, I've mirrored the latest build for you right here so that you'll at least be able to install and use it :)

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General Software Discussion / Re: which Linux version for my laptop
« on: October 22, 2008, 07:17 PM »
Darwin - I also have yet to try xubuntu and I don't really see myself going for it. I do not have the need. People say it is snappier than the gnome desktop from ubuntu. However, I think my ultra customized rox-desktop is still superfast and functional...

If you want to try for yourself: "xubuntu-desktop" installs everything for the xubuntu version, "ubuntu-desktop" and "kubuntu-desktop" do the same for ubuntu and kubuntu resp. You can choose your desktop during logging in under "Session".



Davidtheo - I agree with Edvard: ubuntuforums is a very good place to start searching. It might be a little overwhelming at first, so just take your time :-)

If you ever choose to do that, make sure you're using aptitude instead of apt-get. If you don't, chances are *very* high that you won't be able to completely remove the full set of packages by just removing the *ubuntu-desktop one.

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The last freeware version from disktrix is what I use. the GUI is not one of the nicest...but I let it do its work at night when I go to sleep anyway.

What I like from this one is that it first defrags files and moves them afterwards to the inner or outer part of the harddisk c.q. partition depending on the setting that you prefer. In my case the files I used most are put on the outer part, improving the access speed.

Since I tried this one, I dropped all the others.

Oh yeah...what I also like a lot from this is that it doesn't keep b.tching about lack of space on the harddisk/partition, while others start complaining that 10%-15% has to be free on the harddisk/partition before commencing or don't start at all before this 'requirement' is met.   :tellme:

[rant]
What is that about anyway? (that there is a need to have free room is logical to me, but why put the percentage behind the number? To me the fact that 10 Gbyte of free space should be more than enough on a 500 Gbyte harddisk....but no, it has to be 50 Gbyte? What can be so big?
[/rant]

Most other of the good defraggers offers you the same option without having to use the silly GUI of UD. Also, I'm not touching anything from Disktrix after they tried to con people into paying for telling them that using NTFS compression could possibly improve disk access speeds. Really, unless their future products actually cures both cancer and HIV/AIDS I'm not using them even if I were paid to do so.

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If you absolutely feel like you have to get a paid defragger, I would recommend either Perfectdisk or Puran Defrag.

As for the free alternative, there's nothing I'd recommend above JkDefrag. It's very fast, does a great job and offers you various defragmentation strategies depending on your needs. If you want an easier way to configure it, look no further than JkDefrag GUI. Another major advantage of JkDefrag (with or without the GUI) is that it's completely portable :Thmbsup:

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General Software Discussion / Re: Apple Patents the OS X Dock!!!
« on: October 08, 2008, 05:38 PM »
You're on fire, George! That was a fast response! You're right, though, I'm sure Apple's lawyers wouldn't even break a sweat drafting their arguments in a case like this. I have to say, though, that I can't really see what or how they are losing by having the dock replicated on other platforms. Next they'll be going after the Expose clones and the widget clones (not that they invented them but I'll bet they've got a patent application in). Of course, I'm getting ahead of myself again - they haven't done anything, yet and I hope they don't.

I hope Apple doesn't go after the other dock apps but given Apple's attitude and sue-happy legal history, I'm almost sure they will :(

Software patents are evil.

I hope you're wrong about Apple... if you are not, I think that going after small developers is petty.

They already did this with Y'z Dock way back when.

Oh crap!

It's interesting that they actually were granted the patent when you consider the fact that Stardock have been making docks since 1994, years before Apple implemented their version.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Apple Patents the OS X Dock!!!
« on: October 08, 2008, 03:59 PM »
I hope Apple doesn't go after the other dock apps but given Apple's attitude and sue-happy legal history, I'm almost sure they will :(

Software patents are evil.

I hope you're wrong about Apple... if you are not, I think that going after small developers is petty.

They already did this with Y'z Dock way back when.

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General Software Discussion / Re: WipeOut... Useful tiny app.
« on: September 21, 2008, 06:56 AM »
maybe it's because Win+M doesn't toggle...

I'm sure you known this, but you can use Win+M to minimize, then Win+Shift+M to restore.

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Wow, congrats!

Was pleasantly surprised to see the rww link... now this.  Made quite the in-demand tool!

Hehe, thanks! Yeah, it would appear that the demand was there...and here I was thinking earlier that there would probably be no more than a few people here and one other forum I'm a member of that would use it, and suddenly it's being linked all over the place. It's actually a bit scary just how fast the web moves at times :)

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So I was checking my feed reader just now, and I really didn't this coming http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2893/panicbyzacthetoadnw6.gif

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Thanks. I submitted your entry to Mixx

Dirhael's program mentioned at http://www.readwrite...s_nightly_builds.php.

Hehe, I was wondering where that sudden spike in downloads were coming from ;D

I've updated the utility to fix a small bug in how I parsed the status of the current build, so here's the new download link. To easier see if you have the latest version, you can also use this link (will just list the contents of the folder in which the releases are stored).

EDIT: Thanks to Mouser and Gothic, my little updater have found a new home! I've released a new update 1.2, and this and all future releases can be found right here at the dcmembers site :)

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Dirhael: Blogged about your program here.

I didn't see that coming, thanks for the mention :D

Dirhael, I haven't tried the Nightly Builds. Any major changes?

Major? Well most of it isn't really visible changes, but there have been a lot of bugfixes (going by the, at times, somewhat sparse changelogs) which I'd consider important. It seems to be a lot more stable than the original release so far, though I suppose that could change depending on what build is being used.

EDIT:

After getting this requested at another forum I visit, here's an updated version that will show you if the latest build have passed all unit tests or not (to prevent wasting time downloading broken builds) :)

[Download version 1.1.1 here]

EDIT #2: Changed link to latest bugfix release.

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Not that I use this browser all that much, but I do like to keep up-to-date with how it develops, and Google are turning out "nightly builds" like crazy. The only bad thing about this is that these builds doesn't contain a built-in update check...and they [Google] are releasing up to 10+ versions a day. So, I made myself a litte autohotkey utility to make life easier :)

Chromium.gif
If you're interested, you can download it here (just download, extract and run)

See this post for the updated version

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...once I had set ad-muncher to strip advertising from pages it feels no slower than Opera...

Dirhael, how did you set up Ad Muncher to remove ads from Google Chrome?

Just configure is like this :)


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Is this true?

"If I'm not wrong Chrome is a bigger memory guzzler than FF!!"

http://twitter.com/n...y/statuses/907157174
http://twitter.com/n...y/statuses/907161826

Haven't had time to compare with Firefox, but here's a comparison screen of Opera and Chrome started empty and opened the same exact 5 pages which all contain either a lot of images or javascripts.

EDIT: You need to subtract the memory used by the "about memory" tab in Chrome though.

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I kind of like it, though I think the blue color used in the interface is a bit distracting (though I found the correct theme DLL to reshack, so I'll play with that later). It feels very fast indeed and once I had set ad-muncher to strip advertising from pages it feels no slower than Opera :Thmbsup: The animations when you open/close tabs makes it feel very smooth, though at the same time it does look a little like many of the Adobe AIR/Flash applications that have popped up recently. The built-in task manager to handle tabs is a very nice touch (hit SHIFT+ESC to bring it up), especially if you follow the "stuff for nerds" link in the dialog that pops up. The installer allowed me to import favourites from Firefox and IE, but not Opera. The functionality to allow webpages to look/function more like standalone applications is not bad, though at all times it still feels just like a very simplified browser window. Need to play more with it to see if there's any advantages to using this function.

What I don't like is that there are hardly anything you can configure, I fear the lack of auto-scrolling (middle-click to scroll) will drive me nuts sooner rather than later and the lack of mouse gestures is perhaps even worse (though for now you could configure and use StrokeIt as a workaround). Now to play some more...  :D

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Living Room / Re: Show us the View Outside Your Window
« on: September 01, 2008, 04:46 PM »
Hehe, thank you :) Yes it's Norway, more specifically a small island called Onøy at the coast of Helgeland. If you're interested in seeing a few more pictures, here's a link to a few taken by someone else. They are all from either this island or one of the (many) other ones right next to it in the same municipality.

looks very beautiful, amazing mountains - look like lumps of rock ( probably are I'm sure :) )
in ways reminds me of the west coast of ireland (the stoney bits especially) except it looks like ye get good summers at least ;)

Yeah most of the mountains in this area shoots straight up from the ocean. The summers can be really nice, though I suppose that depends a little on what you're used to. It rarely gets above 30°C but that's fine by me...it's not to cold for a swim or some waterskiing every now and then :D

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Living Room / Re: Show us the View Outside Your Window
« on: September 01, 2008, 03:56 PM »
Dirhael has to win the best scenery award - (I guess that's how come you have such good taste in wallpaper!)
I was trying to figure out where it might be - was thinking New Zealand but from his profile I see Norway

Hehe, thank you :) Yes it's Norway, more specifically a small island called Onøy at the coast of Helgeland. If you're interested in seeing a few more pictures, here's a link to a few taken by someone else. They are all from either this island or one of the (many) other ones right next to it in the same municipality.

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