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General Software Discussion / Re: WINDOWS 7 THREAD (ongoing)
« on: November 04, 2008, 06:48 AM »
I heard that under Win7 wallpaper could be changed with an RSS

Is there a sample of this?

General Software Discussion / SPY++ for Webkit and wxWindows?
« on: October 15, 2008, 03:03 AM »
I often use SPY++ or SPY++ like tools to 'look into' controls of standard win32 program window, I can grab text from a SysListBox, TextBox, even a MSHTML control. Example, using spy4win to grab the HTML in a Google Talk desktop client chat window, you can find GTalk actually implemented a internal Async Pluggable Protocol called "widget". When you open a transfered file, it invokes "widget:open", when you open the folder contains the file, it calls "widget:show". Very interesting hack.

But since more and more apps are written using webkit, wxWindows or XUL, is there any Spy++ tool for those?

General Software Discussion / Re: WINDOWS 7 THREAD (ongoing)
« on: October 15, 2008, 03:02 AM »
still waiting for Cairoshell which is complete replacement for both explorer the desktop and explorer the My Computer.

Living Room / Re: You might want to skip the whole Blu-Ray generation
« on: September 14, 2008, 04:59 PM »
I disagree. Even though Blu-Ray is the "current-gen" optical media format, I think DVD is still the most widely used media, perhaps even CD as well.

So it may only be 5-10 years before the OLED HD or whatever other format that replaces Blu-Ray is available, but I think Blu-Ray itself will probably at that point be where DVD is now.

as a matter of fact USB flash drive is the most popular storage in China.

about 30 RMB per GByte, I think.

if Ubiquity is going to great, first it needs to interact with external programs like farr, even desktop, let's say Google Desktop.

Second, Ubiquity should consider call-back mechanism. You can tweet in Ubiquity, but how can you recieve your replies?

Find And Run Robot / Re: Another FARR similar app - Executor
« on: August 21, 2008, 01:45 PM »
 ;D I think the final battle between launchers is who opens source first.

Currently I am still using Farr. Not perfect launcher I must say, but zippy enough.

Living Room / Re: Favorite part of the Beijing Olympics so far?
« on: August 15, 2008, 04:00 AM »
electronixtar - boycotting the Olympics is as easy as changing the tv channel!

haha very interesting...

I think faking the fireworks and not letting the little girl singer sing because she wasn't as pretty as the other at the opening ceremony were the highlights, captured the modern day Olympic spirit perfectly I thought.

IMHO 'fake' fireworks is very understandable. No chopper could fly that fast and steady, and it's not safe to fly through fireworks exploding around your helicopter, not saying live video. The fireworks on TV is CG, but it's real in Beijing that day. Check this out: . And I heard that on NBA the narrator clearly stated that the footprints are CG. Personaly I found out it was fake on that evening live broadcast, 08/08/08. Haha. I knew the little girl is lip-sync, too. It happens a lot in China.

I think it's a HUGE improvement for China government to admit something first.

In fact the whole opening ceremony is somehow too romantic/fake, like flying Li Ning lit the flame. He used wires. :-)

I feel sympathy for the little girl who did the actual singing, too. Our government officials said it's for 'national image' considerations, haha, the exact image of China is fake. Also the critisim inside China is more severe than foreigners.

Living Room / Re: Favorite part of the Beijing Olympics so far?
« on: August 13, 2008, 10:30 AM »
I didn't know it's so easy to boycott something ;D

as a Chinese I support Olympics. The fireworks are not fake, just the footprints on TV is pre-recorded and CG

Hmm, no option for Phelps?


Can I post it here?

Just few steps. First download est's version (no ads, no spyware) of PPLive. This version is the earliest version of PPLive(aka Synacast, aka SynaLive), a well-known free P2P Live Streaming service in China. CCTV give PPLive rights to broadcast Olympics. So it's totally legal. Too bad CCTV do not provide English commentators. :-(

Second, unpack, and run PE.exe. If you see Chinese characters jut right click the icon on your system tray, choose Languages - 1033 English

Next, copy paste these URL in your browser. If it doesn't work just restart your browser for syncast:// schema activation

CCTV-5 (Sports Channel & Olympics Channel) Hi-res

CCTV-1 Hi-res

CCTV-5 for Low-bandwidth

CCTV-1 for low-bandwidth

Finally, when buffer is 100% complete, ignore everything PPLive says, open the streaming in VLCPlayer or Windows Media Player with the address:
http://your_IP_address:8888/1.asf for your LAN friends, yes you can install PPLive on one machine and streaming for whole LAN. If you open multipule channels in PPLive, just change the :8888 port to :8889. e.g.

Living Room / Re: The InfoWorld Programming IQ Test
« on: August 02, 2008, 01:44 PM »
I got 30  ;D
-electronixtar (August 01, 2008, 03:05 PM)

You probably did better on it than SCO CEO Darl McBride would have.

Check out this article:

SCO CEO Darl McBride takes the stand

McBride said that SCO holds the rights to UNIX and that "many Linux contributors were originally UNIX developers." Specifically, he said, "We have evidence System V is in Linux,"—directly contradicting what Sontag had previously testified. Due to the witness exclusion rule invoked by both parties, McBride was not present during Sontag's testimony and wasn't aware of what had been said. McBride's claims also directly contradict internal SCO memos from 2002, which reveal that the company's own extensive source code audits had uncovered no UNIX code in Linux.

McBride attempted to reinforce his argument with analogy. "When you go to the bookstore and look in the UNIX section, there's books on 'How to Program UNIX' but when you go to the Linux section and look for 'How to Program Linux' you're not gonna find it, because it doesn't exist." Then came the real humdinger, and my jaw dropped when I heard the following come out of his mouth: "Linux is a copy of UNIX, there is no difference [between them]."

Here's McBride's compensation package info:


So take heart. A 30 should qualify someone to become a $500K CEO at the very least! (I knew I should have gone into management instead of tech...) ;D

LOL. Very funny.

just curious, how does this tool compared to the digital signing services provided by Thawte and its likes?

This is not signing for networks. This is for single PC. One way M$ store singnature in catalogue files, or embedd in PE format. sometimes even with XML in PE. When executing a .msi, .chm, .exe file windows always check whether it's digitally signed.

Living Room / Re: The InfoWorld Programming IQ Test
« on: August 01, 2008, 03:05 PM »
I got 30  ;D

here's a link.

Thanks very much!

I intended to download the newest Windows SDK, but. Woe~~ 1.3GB iso

I only need a single SignTool.exe, could anyone upload one as attachment for me please?

Living Room / Re: Zip File Bombs
« on: July 28, 2008, 03:45 PM »
I've seen one of this before. kb size .zip turned out to be 2GB 0x00  ;D

General Software Discussion / Re: Anybody Used PHProxy?
« on: July 24, 2008, 05:20 AM »

General Software Discussion / Re: MHTML support in Firefox
« on: July 23, 2008, 03:14 PM »
no need to do so

.mht == .eml

just open .mht in Thunderbird (Also Gecko layout engine like Firefox) or whatever email client.

This site is famouse along with

Find And Run Robot / Re: [bug report] I hate scroll bars
« on: July 20, 2008, 03:23 AM »
i'll try to fix it, i know the basic cause but not specifically why it kicks in.
the easiest thing may be for me to put a special override setting in the font customization dialog that would take care of this problem.

OK, sorry my bad, mouser, after justify the 'scroll' column little left, the scroll bar is gone.

I think the 'name' column is too long. LOL

Find And Run Robot / Re: [bug report] I hate scroll bars
« on: July 20, 2008, 03:12 AM »
do you have custom font settings configured?
this problem can occur when FARR miscalculates the needed height for the window.

Thanks for the fast reply.

No. All settings are default except the target search folder

Look at this

Find And Run Robot / [bug report] I hate scroll bars
« on: July 20, 2008, 03:01 AM »
On my Windows Server 2008 CHS

Sometimes(many times) FARR v2.00.145 look like this.

Get rid of the scroll bars, mouser :-)

Update: I fixed the problem: The 'name' column is too long. Just drag the 'score' column left

Living Room / Re: Down for everyone or just me?
« on: July 10, 2008, 02:36 AM »
In China

404 This program cannot display the webpage

Oops......GFW'ed. LOL

I think Win+Esc is default hotkey to activate Google Talk window  ;D

i am too obsessed with hoekey

I am going to try out few brainstorm software. Main features I need

1. Handling concept loops. I like concept trees, but loops are much more universal.
2. Maybe some Shortest-Path-First algorithm with animation to optimize your thoughts?
3. Maybe 3D graphics showing complex connections?
4. Cross platform(Mobile/Windows/Linux/Mac), multi-people real-time collabrative brainstorming, open save format for import/export

So, is there anything like this?

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