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Living Room / Re: Knology Connection Speed Test
« on: February 15, 2007, 03:54 PM »
I'm on 4096/1024 so upload is pretty accurate, but download isn't  :P

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The way I'm solving this in my application is to compare all words which are approximately the same length (configurable) to the search term. I've designed scoring rules that will assign a score depending on the characters that match, their relative position and order in the word. The score is a percentage between 0 and 100. The higher the score, the higher the similarity. The treshold can be configured and a lower treshold will result in more matches of course.

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Living Room / Knology Connection Speed Test
« on: February 15, 2007, 03:38 PM »
I stumbled upon a nice graphical connection speed test at http://speedtest.knology.net/. Take a look at the screenshot for an example (my own result).

Knology.png

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Man I'm so happy with this!

Thanks so very much everyone at DC and ConceptWorld! :Thmbsup:

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Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: eyeOS - Online "Operating System"
« on: February 15, 2007, 02:06 PM »
wait, strike that....

...act like an OS UI.

Better?

Somewhat better :P

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Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: eyeOS - Online "Operating System"
« on: February 15, 2007, 02:00 PM »
Same here Veign. I don't know what it is exactly, but for me it's also the reason for not even wanting to take a closer look at it... A nasty gut feeling   :(

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Developer's Corner / C# TreeView problem
« on: February 15, 2007, 03:18 AM »
Hi,

I'm having a bit of a problem in C#. I have an MDI Form that contains a Treeview (directly on the form, docked left). The remaining space contains some MDI child windows.

When I programmatically add a treenode to the treeview at runtime, I want the user to be able to edit the default label text of the new node immediately. This saves the trouble of either a dialog to prompt for the name of the new element, or having the user click the node to change the name manually. The code I have so far:

        private void SelectAndEditNode(string id)
        {
            TreeNode[] temp = tvwProjects.Nodes.Find(id, true);
            if (temp != null && temp.Length > 0)
            {
                tvwProjects.SelectedNode = temp[0];
                tvwProjects.SelectedNode.EnsureVisible();
                tvwProjects.SelectedNode.BeginEdit();
            }
        }

The string id is the unique key and the Find function theoretically always returns one node. The code works fine, the node gets selected, is visible and the label of the node is in edit mode so the user can start typing a name.

The problem is, when I start typing a name, the label accepts one character and then the last active MDI child window is activated and the rest of what I type is put in the MDI child window:

Screenshot - 15-2-2007 , 10_16_48.png

If there are no MDI child windows then it works fine. I tried tvwProjects.Focus() before calling BeginEdit() but that makes no difference.

Any one got an idea?

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Living Room / Re: Poll : What is the most useless key on the keyboard
« on: February 14, 2007, 01:53 PM »
I am constantly using 'Insert' because the default behavior for the windows command-line is 'overwrite' mode  >:( >:( >:(


You can change the default setting! Click the icon of a command-line window, choose properties and the tab Options where you can check 'Insert mode' or someting similar (I use Dutch Windows). See screenshot.

CMD.png

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This is the second time today that I encounter a thread like this. About three weeks ago I started a major (personal) project to write an 'outliner' application. I need an application myself to organise my notes, outline documents and books I'm writing, etc. What I've come up with so far is an application that can have one project open at a time. A project however may consist of any number of documents. Each document may consist of any number of files. Each file consists of headers, and each header in turn consists of paragraphs. That is the basic idea.

Each paragraph can have notes attached to it which are not meant for publishing when the document is exported or printed. Each paragraph can also have footnotes attached, which should be printed in the final document.

I've picked up many ideas from several threads over the last few weeks and since I'm still at the beginning of developing the application, any other ideas are welcome for implementation. I don't have a lot of experience with these applications so any ideas are very welcome!

Vevola, I put your ideas on my to-do list and I'm researching the bibliography formats now. If you have any more suggestions... (just don't expect my application to be finished any time soon, it may take 4-6 months before I can release a Beta).

Anyone interested in this topic and have ideas I can put on my to-do list, please send me a message or reply on the thread. Maybe together we can produce something everyone can benefit from...

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I don't know of any editor capable of it, but this is now on my to-do list for my upcoming application. I can't reveal a lot about it yet (I don't want to :P), but it will take a couple of months before it's finished I'm afraid. But it's someting I know how to implement (or have ideas about) and I will definitely have a go at it.

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LaunchBar Commander / Re: Not appearing from autohide
« on: February 14, 2007, 12:11 AM »
Okay, thanks for the info! :up:

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LaunchBar Commander / Not appearing from autohide
« on: February 14, 2007, 12:01 AM »
Hi mouser,

I love your LaunchBar Commander but I have one problem using it: after the bar autohides I can only get it to appear by clicking the thin border and then resize the bar each time. This only happens after another application had the focus. Is this a know issue?

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Word Processor Roundup / Re: Outlining
« on: February 13, 2007, 01:57 PM »
Okay this made me very curious now. What is The Reference when it comes to outliner applications? I tried searching for it but I keep encountering PIMs and related stuff.

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General Software Discussion / Re: CD Ripping
« on: February 13, 2007, 02:43 AM »
Thanks for the helpful insight f0dder!  :up:

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : hide window to system tray 1 icon
« on: February 13, 2007, 12:59 AM »
How about Verschwindibus (let me know if you ever figure out how to say that).

I think it's German, 'verschwinden' means to go away. You should it pronounce it as fair-sween-den, putting the emphasis on -sween- and pronouncing the -s- with your teeth touching each other and touting your lips. Like in Sssssschweppes.

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Armed with the ideas I've picked up here already I'm going to shop around the next time I'm in an urban centre and see what's readily available locally.  I've retired to a rural area where the local idea of slick communication is to use  a sharp pencil, not a blunt one.
-cranioscopical (February 12, 2007, 09:26 PM)
*lol*

Can I ask you both, if your unit's battery runs down, how long would it take to recharge it to the point where it can once again access it's non-volatile memory?
-cranioscopical (February 12, 2007, 09:26 PM)
About a minute or 10 after I start charging it can be booted and used when it ran totally down, but again that's hardly ever the case with me. I don't travel so much for work so I don't really have to worry a lot about it.

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Thanks for the reply!  That all looks good but for the battery life (I'd forget to recharge it).  So, you take a charger along with you if on a trip?  How long to bring it back from the dead?  Is the data still there when you revive it?
-cranioscopical (February 12, 2007, 10:25 AM)

It has a charger that I can plug in my 12V connector in my car and when I'm at home or at work I plug it in to the USB port and it gets charged that way. So basically it's charging all day long.

If for some reason the device is turned off because the battery is exhausted then it still has a volatile memory so I won't have any data loss.

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I'm using an old Orange SPV M500 with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition. It suits my needs which are minimal as well. I really only need a calendar to keep track of my appointments. Another feature I use a lot is Notes. The SPV M500 has excellent handwriting recognition and it is not limited to letter-by-letter. You can write a complete note and click 'Recognize' to scan the entire message and convert it. I think 90% is a good estimate of the correctness of this method. There are some letters that get mixed up almost by default, like a 'k' becoming a 'h' and a 'v' becoming a 'u'.

This pocket pc is also a phone, so I naturally can store and retrieve contact information quite easily.

The size of the device is ca. 10.5 x 5.5 cm (4 x 2 inch) which I think is just large enough , but not too large. The only major drawback is the battery, which is exhausted quite fast if you use the device a lot. If I use it only occasionally the battery will last for about 2 days, but if I use it more frequently then it will last for about 4 hours tops.

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General Software Discussion / Re: CD Ripping
« on: February 11, 2007, 04:02 PM »
It's mainly because audio CDs implement Philips Orange Book (not sure about the color though), which has no native error correction, unlike DVDs which do have that. You could check it by creating an audio DVD and check the copy result from that.

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General Software Discussion / Re: CD Ripping
« on: February 11, 2007, 03:28 PM »
Seems like its more of a hardware related problem than software. The software tries to copy bit-by-bit perfect, but the hardware you use might be limited. This cdfreaks thread recommends using Plextor hardware and software for the least amount of CRC errors and best cd ripping.

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Living Room / DonationCoder Pocket PC Theme
« on: February 11, 2007, 03:03 PM »
I created a Pocket PC theme based on DonationCoder. It's suitable for all versions of Window Mobile and it's (of course) free to use for all :) The attached zip file contains the .tsk file to copy to your PDA or other Windows Mobile device.

CapScr0002.PNG

Credits and a kind thank you to nudone for creating the background image!

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A FARR plugin would be nice :) I've not used FARR but I bet I can think of a plugin for it :P

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Developer's Corner / Re: Kid's Programming Language
« on: February 09, 2007, 01:55 PM »
Wasn't there a language called "Turtle" or something like that.  It was primarily for controlling graphics on the screen.  The last I heard about was in the early 80s.

Mike Hanson
www.boxsoft.net


Yes, that was called Logo I think. You had to move a turtle around to draw stuff on the screen :D

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but the only "adult" one (& I'm not talking risque here) I found that I liked, I couldnt figure out how to install
http://www.customize.org/details/47363

It's a zip file, not a real Java JAR executable. You have to rename the .jar to .zip first and then you can open it with WinZip or whatever you use.

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Are you sure it's a utility?

I think I know what you mean and you can achieve it by taking the following steps (Windows XP):

First you need to create hidden system file:

1. Right-click on the folder and choose 'Properties'
2. Click change icon and choose some icon.
3. Click change icon and choose the old icon again.

Now there's a file called 'desktop.ini' in the folder, but you cannot see it! Optionally, you can create the file by making a new text document and naming it desktop.ini. The file will disappear after you make though.

4. Browse to the folder and add in the address bar: '\desktop.ini' and press the enter key. (For example, if you're in c:\temp, you have to make it c:\temp\desktop.ini)
5. If you did it right, Notepad will open and show the file.
6. Add the following line at the end of the file:

InfoTip=your informational text goes here

7. Save the file and exit.

If you now hover your mouse over the folder, the first line of the tooltip will be what you specified in the ini file. If the tooltip doesn't show, go to Tools -> Folder Options -> View tab and make sure "Show Pop-Up Description For Folder And Desktop Items" is checked.

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