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Doing step two, I get "We're sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server." from Google Play.

Working now it seems :Thmbsup:.

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: 14 days with SmugMug and Zenfolio
« on: July 10, 2016, 04:31 AM »
Sorry for resurrecting this old thread, but I thought I should note that I recently changed from Zenfolio to SmugMug.

Zenfolio has worked well for me, and their customer support has always been helpful.

But I've had some issues with uploading to Zenfolio from Chrome over the years, and their interface had gotten really slow to use from my location. So I gave SmugMug another trial while they were offering a discount, and found they had resolved many of the issues I mentioned in my original post.

So I will be trying SmugMug for the next couple of years, will see how that goes :Thmbsup:.

This excellent collection is on sale again at 80% off until June 30th:


General Software Discussion / Re: TeamViewer hacked?
« on: June 04, 2016, 09:40 AM »
So what is a good alternative? I haven't tried it, but I've heard NoMachine mentioned?

No games found, apparently you need a public steam profile for this to work. I can see it says so now, I didn't notice it yesterday.

I don't know if it's my browser, but the two links you provided are the exact same article on two different sites?

That seems a bit far fetched -- the GPL covers the code, not the API.

Quick google:


Using Ninite (double-click the 'N' on your desktop if something needs updating), Chrome (keeps itself and flash updated) along with a good adblocker and WoT (only click links with a green thingy next to them when you google) has worked reasonably for my relatives. But there are people who insist on clicking every banner that says "Your computer is in danger!", and they are hard to help.

I would be tempted to suggest a Chromebook for some of my family members as well. You just have to be sure they will not end up needing to run some software that requires Win/Mac. We bought a Chromebook for our son to take to school, since they were using google docs for schoolwork. I think it is a very nice device, and I certainly am thrilled at the prospect of not having to update software and OS myself. (For anyone interested, it's a Dell Chromebook 11 Touch. I chose that because it's light, reasonably sized, can take a beating, and has a keyboard that can survive a spill. He's really happy he got the Touch version, probably mostly because he likes to play games.)

Another option is to make sure a backup plan is in place that allows you to roll back the computer to a working state.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Alternatives / Competition
« on: May 03, 2016, 01:29 PM »
I must admit I have been using the Win10 start menu alongside FARR recently. It is okay for launching some programs.

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born
« on: April 22, 2016, 11:48 AM »
Some interesting numbers here on editor latency:


General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE
« on: April 17, 2016, 09:04 AM »
It's that time of year again ...



Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Diskovery
« on: March 31, 2016, 01:03 AM »
Had a chance to try it now, really nice work :Thmbsup: (as usual :P).

One thing I noticed; Under Logical volumes there are my usual drives, and one listed as just [Serial]. When I click it, there is no information about what this volume is used for as far as I can tell.

But if I click the physical storage device it is on, and expand the partition table, it says "Windows RE (Recovery Environment)" under Type. I think this information would be helpful in the page for the Logical volume.

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Diskovery
« on: March 30, 2016, 01:12 PM »
Okay, fair enough. Maybe note that the app requires admin rights on the page? if it says "just download and run", some people might try it on work computers where they do not have admin rights.

The UI looks very nice, I'll try and run it with admin rights later on.

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Diskovery
« on: March 30, 2016, 12:38 PM »

Would it be possible to display any useful information even without admin privileges?

I am sorry -- I am sure this is a very nice product, but posting the exact same advertisement statement in 7 different threads on the forum borders on spam imho.

Looks interesting, going to have to keep an eye on that.

I think it is hard to compete with Photoshop because it is such a kitchen sink.

Jibz's Tools / Re: Difine anything illegal
« on: March 05, 2016, 03:50 PM »
I quite like both, I just didn't consider them back when I started working on Dina.

I've more or less switched from LastPass to Sticky Password for web passwords. It has the same auto-fill capabilities, but stores the database locally and lets you choose if you wish to sync it through WiFi or their cloud. No linux support sadly.

It's more expensive then LastPass though, but I got the lifetime premium really cheap at a sale.

I still use KeePass for other programs and passwords I want to keep more secure.

I've been meaning to try out SpiderOaks Encryptr.

General Software Discussion / Re: xplorer2 at Bits Du Jour soon....
« on: February 24, 2016, 09:13 AM »
Sadly the offer does not extend to the lifetime addon. Of course I can understand the author needs to make money when selling a license without the prospect of people buying upgrades, it's just that .. well .. it's outside my price range :-[.

Just completed the checkout, but Drive still shows 15gig... does it take a while before the extra gigs are added?
Think so yes, mine showed 15GB right after as well, but today it says 17GB.

fSekrit / Re: Open-sourcing fSekrit
« on: February 09, 2016, 10:14 AM »
Great to see :Thmbsup:.

Catch looks interesting. I would definitely pick something lightweight and portable. Also, if you run the tests on CI it is important they are reproducible.

Developer's Corner / Re: More Git
« on: February 03, 2016, 10:25 AM »
Admittedly this is becoming harder and harder with GitKraken which is really nice.  :-*

I looked at it the other day, and it seems quite interesting. I like that it does not call out to git-on-windows. Not sure about the license agreement, which looks more like a NDA.

General Software Discussion / Re: Sync Laptop & Desktop
« on: February 02, 2016, 05:30 AM »
Perhaps Bvckup 2, if what you need is simple sync over LAN.

Developer's Corner / Re: More Git
« on: February 01, 2016, 02:48 AM »
For my own work, I aim to have one repo per project. Here are some reasons:

  • Unless the projects are very strongly connected, separate repos means you have a clear development history for each.
  • Git usually means branching -- and branching all projects to work on a change in one of them is silly (even if it's cheap)
  • If one of the projects becomes useful to other people, it will be easier if they can clone that alone
  • If you use submodules to include a library, you know the exact version (commit) you are using. If you just include the source in multiple project repos you have no idea which changes you may have made in each of them (like Deozaan, I sometimes end up there :-[)
  • If you do not use submodules, it can be nice to have the development of the library in a repo of it's own for the three first reasons above

But it will depend on the project. Something like chapters of a book I would not put in separate repos, but a small library that I am likely to reuse in other projects I would (even if it's just a couple of files).

(Btw, I am not necessarily suggesting the use of submodules -- for some things they work well, but also have drawbacks.)

Got an email from SpiderOak about Semaphor. From the press release:

In celebration of Data Privacy Day, SpiderOak today announced Semaphor, a new workplace collaboration tool for teams and businesses that care about privacy. General availability for Semaphor is later in the first quarter, and SpiderOak is accepting a limited number of pre-release invitation requests at

Semaphor helps teams improve their productivity by keeping members focused, informed, and connected. Teams can join group conversations, private message team members, share files, and install trusted third-party integrations knowing their privacy is protected at every step. Following the same privacy-centric design as all SpiderOak solutions, Semaphor uses a Zero Knowledge architecture that ensures nothing leaves a computer or mobile device until after it is encrypted and is never decrypted until it is unlocked with keys only located on individuals’ devices.

It sounds a bit like Slack, but with a privacy focus. Open source and written in Go, and they plan to sell hosting. Will be interesting to see how that works out.

Other new products mentioned in the email were Encryptr, a password vault that stores your info encrypted in their cloud, and Kloak, a socal network (?!) with privacy focus.

Are SpiderOak stretching a bit far? :-[

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