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MEWLO Web Framework / Re: OLD - Unfinished Web project: YUMPS
« on: April 11, 2013, 11:34 AM »
I could release the existing YUMPS code but i'm not sure what good that would do anyone..

Sometimes projects are like children. They shouldn't be released into the world until you have lived with them for at least 18 years.  :P

Careful app, with encouragement like that, YUMPS may never see the light of day ;-)

Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« on: April 09, 2013, 10:10 PM »

DC Gamer Club / Re: Groupees Retro Bundle
« on: April 05, 2013, 05:32 PM »

MEWLO Web Framework / Re: OLD - Unfinished Web project: YUMPS
« on: April 03, 2013, 04:12 PM »
Mouser, What is the current status of this project? Is there a public version that can be played with or viewed?

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncovery at 50% off - BDJ
« on: April 03, 2013, 09:18 AM »
I switched to Syncovery from SyncBackPro. I use it primarily for the mirroring capabilities. I have an external drive enclosure hooked up to an old laptop that does not support SATA Port Multiplexing (4 drive bay, but the system only sees the first drive on the bay). Since the drive is USB, Windows will not let me setup a software raid 1, so I use syncovery to mimic this. It works well, and it is actually a lot more flexible than SBP. I recommend it!

Living Room / Re: Avatar Mysteries
« on: March 31, 2013, 03:34 PM »
Think brevity codes....


ZCZC is the start of a transmission...
ZNY means to not forward the message on an unecrypted net

Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« on: March 28, 2013, 05:18 PM »

I vowed never to try Chrome when I read that it couldn't be uninstalled w/o screwing up Windows.

Uninstalled and re-installed numerous times, no issues to report on XP, Vista, 7 or 8...

Living Room / Re: I can haz LOLMouser plz?
« on: March 24, 2013, 01:46 PM »

I iz on your antennas, stealing your signalz


General Software Discussion / Re: Keyboard shortcut of the day
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:04 PM »
WinKey+B for system tray access and navigation via the left/right arrows.

Find And Run Robot / Re: FaRR not closing after launch
« on: March 19, 2013, 04:53 PM »
I've experienced the same issue on random occasions.

Options section - Background apps - Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« on: March 17, 2013, 08:36 PM »
J-Mac, I think the best thing to do with ANY of these services is to wait it out. The Google Reader demise has caught MANY of these services off-guard. I tried importing into newsblur and it took me two days to get a successful import. After that, I found the site used a bit of custom code that resulted in huge slowdowns on my work networks, hence, it is out of the question. I think most of these issues will settle down once the influx of new customers settles at each site.

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« on: March 17, 2013, 01:12 PM »

Note, they have a very long delay right now due to the large influx of users to their product. You might be better just adding them manually. I added all 82 of mine and the process took about 15 minutes.

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« on: March 17, 2013, 12:52 PM »
TheOldReader seems to be the best bet as far as a direct-from-Google transition service. Many of the same keyboard shortcuts, a very similar layout, make the transition easy. Newsblur is nice but they have stopped accepting new users and they also have an interface that is quite heavy when used on a work connection that is rather limited. Hence, theoldreader seems to be the best bet.

Living Room / Re: NULL
« on: March 15, 2013, 10:08 PM »

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« on: March 14, 2013, 05:15 PM »
So, what is a good web-based reader to replace GReader? I operate in environments where using a desktop client is often not allowed, as the software is not authorized.

I see newsblur, but wanted to see what other web-based, non-extension, solutions existed. Thoughts?

Living Room / "Half of our users block ads. Now what?"
« on: March 10, 2013, 07:44 AM »
Relax. We're still friends.

Last month, I learned that the primary way we support Destructoid was quickly shrinking due to a browser plug-in: the ad-blocker. On the bright side, it brought some closure on why our ad checks never quite kept up with perky site traffic or growing bandwidth bills.

No, I'm not going to chainsaw your face for installing an ad-blocker. Chances are, though, you understand that blocking ads denies us some coffers and you probably feel a little bad about it, but all ads intrinsically annoy you. That's okay. Still, it is enough for me to say that it's a problem facing my site and other sites like it, and a few weeks ago, I started to appeal to readers to whitelist us -- that mostly failed.

Is asking for nickels the best way to future-proof a gaming site?

"Almost half of your readers block your ads. We don't think we're mistaken."

Read more here

To me, I think this is becoming a real problem for websites that rely on ad revenue. I feel this mentality of block all ads and force site owners to find new ways to generate revenue ties back in to the entitled generation, as I've called it in the past. People who believe everything should be free and that they are entitled to information, software, movies, games, music...all for free because it is their right or because they feel they are being "screwed by the big organizations/outlets".

Now, let me preface this with the fact that I am not referring to those who block ads on sites that are completely obnoxious, attempt to mislead with fake download now buttons, or require you to sit through 10-15 seconds of an ad before you can proceed. I am talking about sites that legitimately put up non-intrusive ads and adhere to a set of ethics with regards to how ads should be displayed to the users. I routinely allow sites to display ads to me that I support, that do not attempt to mislead or annoy me, and whose content I find to be reputable and valuable. That said, I will not unblock any site that performs any of the aforementioned things.

What do you think? Are the days of online ads numbered? Are we moving to a content-based society that will result in subscriptions for basic information? Yes, there will always be the free news site, but eventually, as they gain in popularity, the need for funding will arise and I am certain that the thought of ad-based revenue will be discussed. Heck, even donationcoder/mouser has experimented with ads.

What do you think?

Steam is actually quite decent. I thoroughly enjoy it.

Living Room / Re: Internet Explorer 10 arrives on Windows 7
« on: March 04, 2013, 05:51 PM »
IE10 without lastpass, just verified every logon worked...Same systems.

Living Room / Re: Internet Explorer 10 arrives on Windows 7
« on: March 02, 2013, 09:39 AM »
Logged in to every major financial site I have with lastpass, in IE10, on Windows 7 x64 and x86, in only a couple of seconds per site....

Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Captor - New Quick Capture Bar
« on: February 26, 2013, 06:40 PM »
Mouser, when I use a tool like this, I only want the toolbar. For example, my current program is faststone capture which ONLY OPERATES as a toolbar. Once I know the icons, I get what I want with either a hotkey or a quick click (depending on if I feel like using my mouse). This is how I envision the toolbar for SsC. Once I perform the capture from clicking, I should be prompted with what I want to do with the capture.

I feel these icons would suffice as a default icon set: Screen, Active Window, Region, Object, Repeat, Settings, Close Toolbar/Quit

Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Captor - New Quick Capture Bar
« on: February 26, 2013, 06:56 AM »
Mouser, what is the default layout going to be for the new quick capture bar? I would recommend a minimalist style toolbar with buttons, vice the drop down boxes. I think that having the drop downs is helpful for certain work cases but I think the default should be buttons only to keep it as minimalist as possible. This is just my opinion and I would love to hear more from the community on what their thoughts are.

Community Giveaways / Re: Giveaway Rule Suggestion.
« on: February 23, 2013, 05:12 PM »
I've won several things through the old giveaways (thanks to mousers happiness calculator). I would fully support this idea as, like you said, only supporting members would be eligible and less likely to up and leave the site because they were only after a free product.

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