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I also need this.... and amazingly enough, I think I *might* be able to code it. Let me see what I can come up with (if anyone more versed in the ways of coding is interested in this as well, by all means don't let my interest stop you).

Thanks, works just fine :D

The popup box is a nice touch as well.

For clarity, you might want to do accel=[on|off|toggle] instead of mode, but not picking, it's perfectly fine as-is

General Software Discussion / Re: Freeware Website Creator For Dummies?
« on: September 27, 2009, 09:10 PM »
O_O! I am absolutely shocked that no one has suggested Nvu.

it started out as a small open source software, but seems has grown a bit beyond that. It's still free though, and an excellent way to begin building websites for free.

And I thought I was the only one with these problems haha.

Thanks for this, I too will be using it. If you would like to improve it, I think it would be best improved by having mouse sensitivity and/or acceleration options, and store/load all of them according to which one you're using.

I actually switch between my touchpad and a gaming mouse, so the sensitivity difference is quite substantial. This little app will probably be all that I need to switch between the 2 easily though.

The only extension i truly use is download statusbar. I know it's been listed already, just wanted to add a vote for it

General Software Discussion / Re: Will Win7 last as long as XP?
« on: September 12, 2009, 08:02 PM »
a) no, i'm fine with vista actually
b) no, not applicable
c) absolutely not. no job right now, it will literally be a miracle if i even make the rent

General Software Discussion / Re: RE-PACK setup.exe
« on: September 12, 2009, 02:48 PM »
I am surprised with the generosity extended to this guy. In many forums, you would have been banned on the spot for your posts (not trying to be mean).

If a video tutorial does emerge from this, I would also be thrilled about it as portable applications are very important to me.

Thanks for your information regarding the utilities.

General Software Discussion / Auto Perform, a mIRC enhancement
« on: September 12, 2009, 03:48 AM »
Hello fellow DC members. I've been working my butt off to make a complete overhaul of the perform function of mIRC.

For those who do not know, mIRC is an IRC client. IRC is a way to chat on the internet with others. DonationCoder has an IRC chat room, check here for more details:

"Perform" in mIRC is essentially just a list of commands that are ran when you connect to an IRC server.

Here is a copy of the Readme, for a complete explanation.

Auto Perform beta v0.1(9/11/09) by Kamel


v0.1b: Initial release



This is a small mIRC script written for the purpose of having a much more advanced and clean way to handle performing certain events
automatically. mIRC comes with a built in functionality to do this, but unfortunately it is very limited.
Depending on the current state of the script (aka if it is enabled or disabled), it will issue every command found inside the .perf files.
These files are plain text files which are named according to their execution time. Any *.global.perf file is a global file, meaning it will
be executed on every single network. The commands found in for example will be started when mIRC is first loaded assuming
the script is enabled and operating normally. The commands found in however will be executed when you have successfully
logged in to nickserv on any network. The file freenode.loggedin.perf will execute when logged in to nickserv on the freenode network. Any
network name can be used, and all it takes is to create your own text file containing the proper commands and named properly. For example,
one could make someprivatenetwork.connect.perf and the script would execute the commands contained in that file when it successfully connects
to the network "someprivatenetwork". In order to see the name of your irc network, simply type in the window //echo -a $network



Place the folder wherever you like (I would recommend just placing it inside your mIRC folder, or addons folder if you have one). Next, type
the command:
 /load -rs path\to\autoperform\autoperform.mrc

Remember, if mIRC asks you to allow the script to be loaded or run startup commands, please select yes in order to ensure proper script



This script does not, and will never work with networks which do not report the network name. The only time you should ever run into this is
when you are on an extremely old IRCD, or the network administrator is quite lazy. There are a few workarounds for this people have come up
with over the years. One of my personal favorites is an alias replacement for the built in alias $network. Try this:
/alias network { if ($network) return $network | else return $gettok($server,-2,46) }

Just type that in any window, it should provide a fix.
This script probably would not work with an irc network named "global". This is my fault, and I wont lie, it wasn't a mistake either, I just
did not feel like coming up with a better way of dealing with this problem. It *may* work with networks named global, as I did make *some*
attempt to make it play well, but I have my doubts. If you are using an irc network with the name global, please report back as to how well
it is working.

In future releases, the configuration will be more elegant. I apologize for the rather difficult to understand 'enabled' levels. I just had a
need for disabling global events and originally I had intended on global events to always happen, no matter what. I later decided that was a
bad idea (specifically, I found my configuration was trying to identify to nickserv on servers that don't have nickserv, essentially giving
out my password). I also strongly prefer the customization ability with this method.


Thanks to, my motivation to make this was due to them. Excellent people, to say the very least.

Living Room / Re: Carrier Pigeon faster than commercial ISP
« on: September 11, 2009, 10:09 PM »
There was actually a study done long ago that proved a snail could go faster than the fastest internet backbone. I believe they attached 2 dual layer dvd's to the snail and made it travel 5 inches or something to that effect. Surely when compared to transferring to the other side of the world it wouldn't win *shrugs*. I tried to find a link but google is failing me, or I'm failing it

General Software Discussion / Re: What is your preferred font?
« on: September 11, 2009, 09:23 PM »
To my surprise, verdana was actually listed. This is my favorite.

I am just surprised since it is a microsoft font.

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Lacuna Launcher
« on: September 10, 2009, 11:10 PM »
I really love what you've done here. I think a slight modification could be done to make a great thing even better though.

NOTE: If you want to launch files with command line parameters, create a shortcut with the parameters set, and use the path to the shortcut file (.lnk) in the list, instead of a direct path to the application.

If there is a way to directly interpret the commands inside the text file as if they were entered in the run dialog, it would allow for use of quotes. The inclusion of this ability would allow for command line switches to be added right in the text file.

This is a huge shortcomming for me, as most apps I launch are with command line switches. This causes me to have to make many shortcuts which are otherwise useless to me :(

Post New Requests Here / Re: Open Containing Folder
« on: August 25, 2009, 12:10 PM »
well, it's been a long time, but better late than never i guess....

yea, i was confused about what was being requested. Thanks for the clarity. I'm also going to be getting and using the autohotkey script :D

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: WishList Maker
« on: August 24, 2009, 10:59 PM »
Wow, I never expected this request to even be filled (not to be negative, just being honest haha) and now it's been posted on lifehacker as well. That's pretty cool :D. I am glad that I am not the only one enjoying this nifty tiny program.

Alright, I just tried the extension you had suggested (search tab), and it works pretty well.

There are quite a few things extra I'd love to see, but for what I was looking for, it works well enough.

Thanks a lot for helping me find that. For whatever reason I never thought of using the term "search" to look for a program to do this lol.

If anyone would like to make one later, feel free to pm me or reply to this post and I'd gladly fill you in on many feature suggestions that I had.

Just to recap though, this plugin does do what I was looking for.

Thanks again, rgdot.

I did not find the first one, but did find the second one. I did not feel the second one would suit my needs. The first one seems much closer, however. Thanks for showing it to me.

Just reading the description and seeing it, I don't fully understand it so I will have to try it and post back if it makes this idea obsolete or not. I don't believe it will just from reading about it, however, since the way it is implemented seems much less intuitive and more difficult to use fluently.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Jump-to-tab in browser (Firefox)
« on: June 19, 2009, 02:28 PM »
I just thought of what I think is an excellent idea, but maybe not...

In winamp, I usually have over 1,000 songs in my playlist. If I ever get bored of the random shuffle, or just would like to hear a specific song, it's nearly impossible to just scroll and find it. This is why in Winamp, you have a feature called Jump to song (press J while in the playlist window).

In Firefox, or any other browser for that matter, I often end up with the same problem. I have about 30 tabs across the top, opening many links for research, or because there is something I need to do in another tab before completing this tab. I may open a tab that my wife will be interested in and leave it there until she comes by. Reading many posts, it seems that I am not the only one that practices this.

Today, I accidentally tried to use the J key in Firefox out of impulse. It was then that I realized, wouldn't that be an excellent feature to be able to hit a key of sorts and be able to type in the name of the tab I am interested in going to? For instance, Maybe I am anxiously awaiting an e-mail response, so I hit "HKEY" and type gmail. First on the list, so hit enter. Then to return to my work ctrl+tab.

I am not sure if this would be best suited as a Firefox extension or maybe FARR alias/plugin.

What are your thoughts/ideas?

Most importantly, I did search for such an extension, but did not find one. Is there one out there that I may have overlooked? The only feature I could find was the CTRL+1-9 trick. This is unfortunately inadequate since I usually literally have about 20-30 tabs open. I may be on the above average side, but anyone who has many tabs open could benefit from this I think.

Note: The type plugin for FARR I have in mind would be like the one that alt+tab's from one window to the next. It works beautifully. I wonder if that FARR plugin could be modified to perform the same function except in Firefox/Opera/IE.

JGPaiva's GridMove and Ahk Tools / Re: Grid on Linux?
« on: June 10, 2009, 09:57 PM »
I had intended to try this using WINE, but was unable to get WINE working properly before I handed off the laptop for my mom (I was just preparing the laptop for her to use, wasn't mine). Sorry for not being able to provide an answer for that. I still think that using grid in linux would be far better than having to use a window manager just for this feature. Seems kinda drastic to use a window manager for the sole reason that it can tile/table windows when grid does that just fine no matter the window decorations etc.

That's a really neat service, much better than other options for sure.

Thanks a lot for this information. My mother in law might be very interested.

Living Room / Re: SSD File System Recommendations
« on: May 12, 2009, 04:47 PM »
Kamel: you can't compare linux NTFS access speed to native speed... the only reliable NTFS support for linux is ntfs3g which is implemented in userland, and at least previous versions have been known to be pretty slow.
I am aware of this, and I did not compare speeds in linux alone. It is also important for you to understand that the drive was read from raw access, not by using a driver of any sort. (aka, no driver necessary)

Living Room / Re: SSD File System Recommendations
« on: May 11, 2009, 07:14 PM »
I know for a fact that FAT32 in many instances is of a much greater speed than NTFS... However, that would be specifically in certain environments. For instance, with slower processors etc. If hardware were not an issue, which is faster would be a good question. Theoretically, I suppose NTFS "should" be faster, but the software and hardware mix surely has to be optimal for such a thing to hold true. I am unaware of the instances when NTFS might be faster or slower, but I definitely know that FAT32 had much faster data retrieval time for me.

Having said that, you are wondering how I know. How I know would be my experience with programming lost (deleted or otherwise destroyed file tables) file recovery programs. NTFS believe it or not was simpler for us to use but FAT32 was ultimately faster. Further, the tests were over linux and windows (all of it substantially slower all together on linux).

I suspect that windows tries very hard to get NTFS accepted as a new file system standard so they may work much harder at optimizing the read speed of NTFS in the windows drivers. That's a whole different can of words, but suffice to say that I have read ~800 pages of file system forensics so my guess isn't completely uneducated. It also isn't complete truth though, as the intent of what I was doing was never to compare speeds of the 2 methods, I just happen to notice it while working on the project.

I hope that clears up my position on the subject a little better.

Living Room / Re: SSD File System Recommendations
« on: May 10, 2009, 10:57 PM »
I definitely agree that FAT32 is probably fastest. NTFS has more bells and whistles, but there is overhead involved in maintaining that. Even if the cluster sizes (automatically adjusted in NTFS) are more optimal, the most advantage you will see is perhaps the ability to put a tiny bit more on the ntfs volume due to more sensible cluster sizes.

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: LifeSaver diary
« on: February 21, 2009, 07:55 AM »
I don't know if you've thought of this or not... or even if it hasn't been brought up due to it not being a good idea lol; but I was just thinking using sqlite would be a good option to store the entries. It's very fast at searching and retreiving/restoring, and so long as its implementation is good, it can be retrieved by other programs without the need of the host program.

Well, just a thought. Keep up the excellent work on this project, I was super excited when I found out about it. I have a few people who I immediately know that want to keep a computerized journal that might really appreciate this.

Thanks for your encouraging words everyone. I surely appreciate it. I hope to score high on the list of interesting people as the journalist put it.

It is my ultimate goal to give to this world a legacy, one which will be lasting and good. I want to improve all that I can while I'm here and would like to be remembered, but it seems finding a way to excersize such thing can be difficult. I truly believe I am able to do many things, if only I had the time and resources to do so hah. I guess that is really how many people feel though. It is unfortunate that usually the ones with the desire/ability to make such positive changes in the world don't have the resources, and those who do have the resources and power to make those changes do things for all of the wrong reasons. To be quite honest, their success is usually a byproduct of this attitude.

I suppose there are those who do not care about the world and its direction but rather live in it and enjoy what they can get out of life and those who do care about the world and find enjoyment from solving issues and providing their talents to help others. I would fall into the latter category.

Oh well, I'll shut up now. I seriously doubt many people want to continue reading my ranting lol.

Living Room / Re: Why Windows Rules: the QWERTY phenomenon?
« on: January 11, 2009, 10:26 PM »
Bah, sorry, I went and forgot all about this post. Well, like I said, it's been a long time since I've been deep in study on this subject and just to 'prove' to some strangers with no real benefit to me or Linux isn't compelling enough for me to write a well documented point in case about Linux and the reasons it's superior, and thus to fully explain myself, the reasons it's inferior. It's a great thing and has its place, but its place isn't necessarily on the mainstream PC for many reasons. It is possible that perhaps that will change someday, but only if there is a drastic change which is usually triggered by something.

I appreciate linux for all that it is, but a Windows replacement is not what it is.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Wish list program
« on: January 04, 2009, 01:15 AM »
Very nice, very good job on this. Thanks so much for making it. Hopefully there are many people out there with a need for a program such as this.

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