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General Software Discussion / Re: powerful undo
« on: May 18, 2012, 02:10 PM »
also, undoing closing of windows, applications, or whatever else could be useful, would be nice too

ReOpen may do part of what you want, it will let you re-open folders or programs that you have recently used.

Consider System Explorer for some help.  Just go in the options and set the history to record to a file, it saves a time stamped text file with events, program start and end, network connection (tcp) start and end.  I have used this many times to troubleshoot what is happening on a workstation or server.

Boy, those were the days.  Punch cards, punched tape, K&E slide rules and $400 HP-35 calculators!

I asked my daughter's third grade math teacher when they would be teaching about slide rules, and she said "slide what?"  :D

The next year I asked her new fourth grade teacher, and he said "I would have to learn it first!"  ;D

I had a decent simulator from but it appears it doesn't like 64-bit Win 7... hmm, have to find some other way to torture my daughter's brain  :P

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: AppendDate
« on: May 12, 2012, 10:47 AM »
Useful - thanks! :up:

The upgrade policy is not changed. You'll always get lifetime upgrade for free.
That's good news!  In the meantime I keep suggesting people try it out, only took me about an hour before I went for the Pro license.  :up:

I have a license too, and although I assumed that the upgrade policy was the same as the "if you purchase now" deal, darned if I can find anything about it on their web site...  anyone know what the policy was moving from version 2 to 3  (I wasn't around back then)?  Given the "and all future version" wording in this deal, I'd be pretty disappointed if current licensees get charged...

And again today, 2012-05-09.

Channing added some teasing comments about the forthcoming - it's not here yet  ;) Listary 4:

Channing Dai
Listary 4 is almost finished and you can upgrade to it (and all future versions) for free if you purchase now.
wondering what their upgrade pricing will be with version 4. (I know it's a steal anyway...)

From the Policy section: "Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for the lifetime of the product."

Living Room / Re: SuperMoon Pictures - Post Them Here :)
« on: May 05, 2012, 01:35 PM »
Oh- phew!  I thought this was another thread about Google Street View...

Hiberno-mooner stalks Google Street View
Ireland gives Google traditional pogue mahone greeting


General Software Discussion / Re: scanning sofware
« on: May 03, 2012, 01:48 PM »
awesome stuff  :Thmbsup:

But Norton might have got better (said optimistically), and this freebie NIS could be useful.

I've had lots of history with Norton products and I have had a policy for quite awhile of never letting their software touch my boxes.  However, after some research, I decided to relent and try Norton Online Family to help corral my daughter's Internet use.  Not without trepidation, I installed and configured on three PCs.  Within a week I had removed it, after its filtering did not allow the access it should, it refused to update its settings, and it blocked sites even after it was set to monitor only.

So maybe a leopard can change its spots, and an old dog can learn new tricks, but there are just too many other options...  friends don't let friends run Norton...

General Software Discussion / Re: windows xp sound device problems
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:02 AM »
To add to what Carol said, don't forget to look on the Volume tab at the options in there and in the Advanced buttons and see if anything looks odd.

Screenshot Captor / Re: arrows?
« on: April 26, 2012, 05:18 AM »
this will happen if you do the Ctrl+C while you are in object selection mode

I bet that's it, I'll check it out.

Screenshot Captor / arrows?
« on: April 25, 2012, 08:23 PM »
I've had some weird stuff happen recently... I usually want arrowheads at the end of arrows I add, so I always uncheck Start Arrow and check End Arrow.  But the last couple days the arrowheads have been showing up at the start anyway. :huh:  Most of the time... sometimes I can exit SSC and start it back and it's fine.

Also it seems like when the arrows go wonky, I can't copy the image to the clipboard - I click on the image and do a ctrl-c and the box says the object was copied to the clipboard, but there's nothing to paste when I'm in the other application. :huh: :huh:

I've just noticed it on my main work pc (win 7, 64 bit) and just now duplicated it at home.  I don't know that I've used many arrows since I upgraded to 3.04.01 but I know it was working fine at some point before now, I'm just not sure when.

Definitely odd...  maybe I can pull down the previous version to try?  Although I would hate to give up the sweet cursor capture options...

or fire up camstudio for the afternoon...

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: 1-action Unzip
« on: April 24, 2012, 06:53 PM »
Install 7-zip and set it in tools/options to associate with zip files.  Then just right click your zip file and you can unzip it right there, unzip to a folder named like the file, etc.

Oh yeah, Haozip does the shell extension thing too (as do probably lots of other compression tools); one of the places I visit suggested trying it, and it seems to be as fast as 7-zip, but with a fancier looking interface.  Of course if you just click-and-extract you don't ever see the interface...

Living Room / Re: Google looking good today
« on: April 24, 2012, 06:51 AM »
I should have given a link -


Living Room / Re: Google looking good today
« on: April 24, 2012, 06:49 AM »
Contrary to what you might think, today's doodle is not honoring the Stones...

Living Room / Re: List your (wireless) router and experiences
« on: April 19, 2012, 02:44 PM »
I've had/maintained over a dozen routers - Linksys, Netgear, Dlink, Belkin - some on the higher end and some on the lower end - and my experience is that most all of them go bonkers in odd ways within a couple years.  Ports fail, the radio fails, name resolution starts giving bizarre results, etc.  Currently I have a pair of Dlink DIR-615 routers, one at each end of the house, and they have actually lasted well - in fact I ran the cable and installed the second one two years ago, after the first one had behaved itself for two years.

It sounds like your needs are modest so I'd say most any model should suffice; just check first to see if there are any vulnerabilities reported (that goes for replacement software too, google "dd-wrt i know where you live" for example).  I use a separate gigabit switch for everything wired, but given radio speeds and internet link speeds I don't worry about getting gigabit on the router.  (That might come into play if I had more internal-to-internal wireless N traffic instead of internal-to-internet.)

(FWIW, the routers that break end up going in to work to use as dumb switches if some consultant says they need another port right away ;D)

Ymmv, my $.02.

Look at Agent Ransack.  It does not continually index files, it searches on request, so if you would rather have something that eats cpu cycles and memory and disk space continuously then this may not be for you.

Basic / Re: What flavors of basic?
« on: April 17, 2012, 03:35 PM »
Tao, I could probably loan you my old Sinclair ZX81 if you're prefer... I know it's around here somewhere...

Found It!

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Find Target
« on: April 17, 2012, 01:36 PM »
Works great!

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Find Target
« on: April 17, 2012, 10:32 AM »
cool beans - i'll pull it down when i see it!  thanks!!

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Find Target
« on: April 17, 2012, 09:59 AM »
That would be cool - I'm not sure how the alternative file managers intercept calls that would normally go to Explorer but anything that can help them do that would be nice  :)

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Find Target
« on: April 17, 2012, 08:04 AM »
Works in win 7 x64 as well - very handy! :Thmbsup:  So the app opens Explorer, is there any generic way to have it open the location in an Explorer alternative like xplorer2, xyplorer, or what have you?

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