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In Australia we have to do a 4 year apprenticeship and our work has to be to a pretty good standard to pass.

Now if only they taught the buggers that you don't need to broadcast a radio for a 500 metre radius because you'll never hear it over the power tools anyway.

Apologies if you are the exception.


:)

Haha, I am certainly no exception. I bought one of those awesome Makita stereos, and plug the iPod into it, crank it right up and I can hear it nicely in the breaks between using power tools.
Just think of it this way: you have to put up with it for the day or 2 we are working next door, for us its every day of our life. Our job is way underpaid and involves a lot of unpleasant-ness (dust, noise, fumes, banged thumbs, unpaid bills etc) so think about that next time you hear a radio for a day or 2.

BTW, Normally I work in rural areas where no-one else can hear me, so I'm reasonably innocent of annoying people :)

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This is interesting since I'm a carpenter by trade.
I've just come back from a holiday to USA (nice country BTW) and one thing I found out was that tradesmen can get a license in a week course.
In Australia we have to do a 4 year apprenticeship and our work has to be to a pretty good standard to pass. Some people do slip through the cracks, but you can generally guarantee that an Australian tradesman knows his job.

I agree that the internet is very thin on building information; I've often tried to get some tips on specific jobs I hadn't done before, but haven't found anything really worthwhile.

Maybe I should start a website. Between myself and my friends in other trades, I can answer all common problems.
@mouser, if you want, PM me the questions and I'll give you my opinion. You have different heating systems over there, and there are a lot of differences in other things, but I might be able to help.

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Living Room / Android to rip MP3 to ipod
« on: May 09, 2010, 06:28 AM »
So, here's the scenario:
In June I'll be coming over to the USA for a 2 month holiday.
(on a side note, anyone want to meet up somewhere? Nashville, Austin, San francisco, LA, Vegas, Denver, Cheyenne)
I'll be travelling light, and I won't take my main laptop. So I wanted to get a really cheap and nasty netbook off ebay.
I checked ebay and I like those Android tablets (for about AUD$150). http://cgi.ebay.com....;hash=item2eacf356fd
Now since I'm likely to buy a lot of cds (I'm a music freak, Nashville for the country music festival, and sure to buy a lot of music), I want to rip these to my iPod Classic.
Now: does anyone know if:
I can hook up an external CD drive to the android tablet (it says it supports USB, but that might be to connect it to a PC)
I can rip music in any reasonable quality (600mhz [depending on model] will be slow, but do-able, and the ipod supports AAC and MP3)
THEN, can I transfer it to the iPod to play.

Also can I use the Ipod as an external HDD for extra storage (backup photos)?
The android on ebay has an SD slot which would read my camera card directly.

This is a bit of 'not what its meant for' but it looks worth a try since I have heard good things about Android, and want to play with it. (and it looks cool)

Any ideas?

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Living Room / Re: Which prize would you choose?
« on: April 18, 2010, 07:52 AM »
I chose $1000 before reading the comments.
Reasoning was:
$1000 is, of course, more tempting, but on anything a bit strange, we tend to shy away to dodge 'the catch'. SO I figured people would do that, and I coud go for the original choice with good odds.
Then I voted and found out I would have done my 'opportunity'(since can't say 'done my money') again......


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Living Room / Re: Experiment: Weight Loss Software - See Within...
« on: April 02, 2010, 07:30 PM »
Weight loss program?
Endless loop of message boxes which need clicking away. At least one finger gets exercise.......

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Living Room / Re: Jetpacks are real!
« on: March 16, 2010, 07:52 AM »
For a bit of detail try www.jetpackinternational.com. And, yes, I have sent off an application for a traineeship. I like the rocket in the first video, but it has nothing like the maneuverability I want....

Although, I'd still love one....


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Finished Programs / Re: Group files from within folders
« on: November 01, 2009, 12:13 AM »
I have sent you some credits..... and thats the first time I have ever paid for software (other than indirectly [OEM windows])
Its a big day for me......

Thanks for the program, I have been/will be busy for a while yet, but I will check it out and let you know what I think....


 :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Finished Programs / Re: Group files from within folders
« on: October 30, 2009, 06:38 AM »
Excellent......
Thanks heaps..

One important modification/addition:
The 'Add files in selected folder' button needs a hotkey. Preferably one on the left of the keyboard.
Then instead of CTRL+select, its select, hotkey, select, hotkey...... Which is almost as easy

Also maybe the destination dialog box needs to be able to add new folder? I added one by \New Folder, which is easy enough, so maybe no need.

Other than that.... :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:


And much thanks,

I'll send some credits around to you when I get around to loading some on..... And that will be the first software I have ever paid for.....
Long live Donation Coder, and thanks heaps skwire

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Living Room / Re: Google vs. the rest: Is it fair?
« on: October 29, 2009, 09:34 PM »
Has anyone else got a catpcha (is that the right spelling) off google?
I went to do a routine search from the box in Firefox (nothing new/updated) and they called me a suspected bot.
The nerve of them, considering their bots do all sorts of things for indexing purposes

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Finished Programs / Re: Group files from within folders
« on: October 29, 2009, 09:26 PM »
that's where i was heading, but I wondered whether or not it was likely to be an issue, ie if they are actually duplicates then you probably don't want to copy them in (renamed or otherwise)

In my own experience when dealing with music files, I'm positive it will be an issue.  As an aside, I've decided on "File Bucket" as the name.

I would imagine YOU would get that issue with that many songs.....
But in what I want it for it is likely to be rare.
But good thinking, its something I would have forgotten, and then run into trouble one day....
Anyway of dealing with it is fine, but possibly a message box letting you know of the problem? maybe options for different ways of dealing with it?
(I don't ask for much, do I?)

Still envious of that music collection....... Do you have them on CDs as original? It must take up a lot of space to store them.....

@target, this is the wrong thread, but I take it you did the same as me and modified the 'client' 'server' program? And had it it working, but no idea why..... Thats what I did, and tried various modifications to try to understand it, but still no idea WHY they sent it the numbers they did...... and can't find out anywhere on the internet.....

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Finished Programs / Re: Group files from within folders
« on: October 29, 2009, 06:31 PM »
@Target, do you think we can get them to make it more friendly for people who start with AHK? I don't mind mind spending hours trying to program/bug fixing, but I have spent hours and don't think I'm any closer, or hardly any closer....

PS, I thought I had a large collection of music.... but those are impressive..... Makes my 8000 or so songs on my iPod look small

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Finished Programs / Re: Group files from within folders
« on: October 29, 2009, 06:24 PM »
You are all legends.....
I can't even follow this thread fast enough, let alone get some code together....

How about:

Folder Untangler
The Grim Collector
NoMoreFolders
All in one, and one in all
You're FILED!!

I think I will have to go back to 'Programming School'
D*mn that assignment that involved Winsock, it threw me right off track.
*thinks (for 100th time) I WILL master it. It won't beat me*

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Finished Programs / Re: Group files from within folders
« on: October 29, 2009, 07:19 AM »
Is that in AHK? I thought I knew a bit about it, but I can't make it do that......

Don't worry, its definately a lot easier than using windows explorer....
However is easiest for you.

Thanks

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Finished Programs / Re: Group files from within folders
« on: October 29, 2009, 04:03 AM »
Thanks heaps for your help,
This is about 10 times better than what I first thought of.

Yep, thats exactly what I wanted. Can you multipe select folders in the tree view and transfer them in one go?


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Finished Programs / Re: Group files from within folders
« on: October 27, 2009, 05:16 AM »

I think it needs a custom format, I thought of something like what some data cd burning software has (power 2go had it I think), where you have a tree view on the left side, then select the folder and click >>> and get it to the selection window on the right.

Drag and drop would also work fine since you can CTRL select multiple folders and then drag them in one go.

Thanks for your help

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Finished Programs / Re: Group files from within folders
« on: October 26, 2009, 05:38 AM »
Flat.
Then I can find the destination folder and CTRL+A the lot.
Instead of having to sort through 50 folders (artist names) with one song each in it.

Thanks

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Finished Programs / DONE: Group files from within folders
« on: October 24, 2009, 08:47 PM »
This probably exists, but I can't find it.
I should be able to do it in AHK, but I am sure there are people who can do it faster and better.

All I want to do is to select a collection of folders
And then want the program to select all the files in them and put them in a single folder.

What I want it for (ATM) is that most medai players store music in individual folders, which is a nuisance when you want to burn it directly to disc.

Also if you want to review files before sending them to an iPod.

Photo organisers can do this too.

So a simple Open folder window (allowing multiple folders to be selected)
Then read all files from inside
Select destination folder and then copy all files to there.
Or even just a list which I can paste into a burn program, but they don't like that unless it perfect.....

Thanks for any help.

Or if no help, watch this space and eventually I'll do it myself and post it... (I hope)


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General Software Discussion / Re: PC email program and new computer
« on: October 10, 2009, 05:52 AM »
Here's what I've done so far:
Just one OS on the new machine as yet (Vista). Put Thunderbird on it, then put the collection of Outlook express folders on a flash drive to transfer, couldn't direct Thunderbird to them, so I made up the heirachy that Outlook express had (complete with serial numbers, and changes for the different architecture) and put them there. Then Thunderbird imported them. Deleted them from the new folder, got the outlook files for the other account I had, put them in the same place, did it again.
Now I have 2 inboxes of imported, and a new one of new mail.
Dragged all the old mail into new inbox, deleted old inbox. All working well. Now I'll wait for win7....

Thanks for your help

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General Software Discussion / Re: PC email program and new computer
« on: October 09, 2009, 08:26 PM »
This is the new machine I want to set it up on, so it won't detect anything.
 I presume I can find a way to amalgamate the accounts, but what I really want to know is whether I can have the one store of emails and access it from different programs on different partitions.

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General Software Discussion / PC email program and new computer
« on: October 09, 2009, 08:37 AM »
Hi,
I just got a new laptop, so apart from having to migrate all emails over, it also means I want to optimise my system.
Situation is:
I have been using outlook express, with 2 separate accounts which I would like to amagamate.
I want to use either windows mail or thunderbird, or something similar. I do the occasional lessons for people so I need to know how to use the common types, so I need to be something similar all the time.
I might partition the new laptop for vista/win7 (possibly Ubuntu but that might be virtual) and if possible I want to have the same program running in both OSs and accessing and adding to the same database.

So, any tricks to moving and amagamating the Outlook express files, and what would be the best way to do what I would like to do?

Thanks a lot

Fred

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Living Room / Re: Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account
« on: September 21, 2009, 04:54 AM »
Why all the facebook hate?

Use it for a while and you'll find out.
Or use it to its full potential against someone and realise they could do it back.......

Yes, I have one, and its so totally removed from who I really am that I don't see the point. Mainly to laugh at other people.....


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Living Room / Re: Windows, Nuclear power, Viruses and Tech help
« on: August 27, 2009, 04:03 AM »
A higher meaning for Blue Screen of DEATH.......

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Living Room / Windows, Nuclear power, Viruses and Tech help
« on: August 26, 2009, 04:25 AM »
What more do you want to make this funny....
http://ask-leo.com/h...awt_m=1eW6v8CswZdfbL

Its probably a fake question, but imagine if it was real.....

Possibly its from Australia, I can picture that sort of sitation here.....

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Living Room / Re: The Onion isn't the Only Funny Fake News Site
« on: July 05, 2009, 07:36 AM »
Here's another, it seems to be temporarily down, but its normally good for a laugh. So are its afilliates, good old top five...
http://www.dailyprobe.com/

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I better hurry up and search it for all the rarities it holds. Excellent place for Bootlegs, not totally legal, but how can they object when I have all the other albums of the artist purchased legally?

Good on them for all they've done, and they were fighting a losing battle, so it was only a matter of time.

Now its back to Limewire I suppose.....
How long p2p last?
Maybe we are seeing the end of another period of 'good old days of internet'

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