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General Software Discussion / Re: Password Protect File Or Folder?
« on: February 21, 2009, 12:50 AM »
Try looking thru the files here:
http://www.snapfiles...rch=Find+it&lc=1

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Living Room / Re: Greetings from the Atlantic!
« on: February 08, 2009, 06:05 PM »
"Great pics thank you" he says, reaching for diary to check dates of next vacation!
Would love a cruise down south.

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do you mean the ken burns effect?

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Living Room / Volvo Round the World Race - virtual
« on: January 18, 2009, 05:39 AM »
Any one else sailing this leg of the round the world race?
For those not in the know, its a virtual race run in parallel with the real thing. This leg from Singapore to Qingdao
Contestants steer, choose sails according to wind and course. Your position updates every 10 minutes and there are 124000+ contestants.
URL is  http://www.volvoocea...acegame.org/home.php, its not to late to enter (free) if its the sort of thing that interests you.
I'm Flying Bee in case there are others here sailing
volvo.jpg

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Living Room / Re: GPS and Google earth
« on: December 31, 2008, 03:16 PM »
Hi tsaint How is the Office software going?
Great thanks David... it's by far my preferred suite! Got some students on it as well, more this year.
Btw, have a great trip!

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Living Room / Re: GPS and Google earth
« on: December 31, 2008, 03:11 AM »
Hi David,
 I assume you've realised the model number - even the model - is fairly irrelevant. Maybe of interest is something I did once for Singapore for one of my first trips there. That was to search for gps coordinate listings via google for singapore (same for any city or country). I found several sites which had the data for points of interest which I could fairly easily import into my gps. An example of a site with such lists is http://www.swopnet.com/waypoints/ - that was one of many from a google search for "gps coordinates tokyo points of interest"
 It worked fairly well for me, except in the midst of tall buildings!! I also found a few sets of coordinates by finding places (relative's homes) in google earth and entering them manually.
tony

one last thing... I bought a TyTN II smartphone which has a gps built in. It came bundled with "mapking" maps and they're supposedly specialists in asian maps. I'm not recommending them, just pointing out an alternative mapsource to look at. They're at http://www.mapking.c.../eng/home/index.html or http://www.mapking.c...m/tc/home/index.html (chinese)
no, here's the last thing... have you looked at google maps for mobiles? (http://www.google.co...le/default/maps.html).

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Living Room / Re: GPS and Google earth
« on: December 30, 2008, 06:42 PM »
I've used a garmin emap gps receiver often in the past and imported routes into google earth. Worked easily and well. Have used it to log path of a plane too, and had a 3d route in google earth.

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Living Room / Re: In-car GPS
« on: December 14, 2008, 04:06 PM »
I have access to a TYTN II / TomTom combination. Used it for driving in Scotland/England for 2 weeks while on hols from australia - worked wonderfully with voice instructions.
Also, at home, house hunting, it was great to put in a lot of addresses from the real estate section and easily navigate from property to property.
One of my better investments!

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General Software Discussion / Re: Basic Question on Photo Tagging
« on: December 14, 2008, 07:10 AM »
one thing useful in exifer (and probably in other apps too) is the ability to save templates so besides batch tagging files, you can reload a set of tags to use again ... eg Ive a template for a sheep station I camp at a lot, so can load it up and only have to make minor changes to tag images from each camping trip to there.

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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: December 13, 2008, 12:39 AM »
City_zen, that was an EXCELLENT post... thank you muchly for all the info and effort you put in to assembling it. Has given me a focus for this evening thanks.

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Have a look at http://www.fototagger.com/ which might meet your requirements

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General Software Discussion / Re: Basic Question on Photo Tagging
« on: December 12, 2008, 04:30 AM »
if you tag with Exifer (I didnt know it could do that!) can you "read" the tags in iMatch &/or other programmes ?
Yes, I have in Imatch, Acdsee and Xnview.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Basic Question on Photo Tagging
« on: December 12, 2008, 12:28 AM »
My preferred option has been to go the IPTC route, which theoretically gives me a choice of organisers (currently using IMatch from www.photools.com - not free).

I find the quickest and easiest way to tag my photos is with Exifer (http://www.friedeman...com/software/exifer/). The author points out that the software has ceased development and to his mind there is better software available, but it does exactly what I want - batch tagging of images

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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: December 11, 2008, 07:58 PM »
Glad you liked. Spleen was good - I liked it immensely

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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: December 11, 2008, 05:29 PM »


Thank you for that. If you have anything else from Argentina that you'd care to share, I would love to hear it.

I'm very sadly lacking in my knowledge of South American music. What little I know has mostly been filtered through Herbie Mann and Dizzy Gillespie.

But once you go beyond a bass player's knowledge of the various dance structures (and the three types of clave ;D) I'm totally clueless.

What's good from where you are that we should all be listening to? :)
Try Richard Galliano's album "Luz Negra" - I think you'll enjoy it

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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: December 10, 2008, 11:29 PM »
Wow! This ended up as a very interesting thread (quite predictably, though). Lots of interesting stuff.


And also, a little something from my homeland: Tangow

Here's something to go with your Libertango then, from Richard Galliano, an accordionist with lots of nice albums
http://au.youtube.co...&feature=related




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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: December 06, 2008, 06:32 PM »
Jim hall & Michel Petrucciani duet play My Funny Valentine

http://au.youtube.co.../watch?v=PKDEzOA4wdQ

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Sorry Darwin, I meant to say I supported your idea but somehow I left that bit out. My apologies.

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Thinking pairs of duplicates is a worry....
If you have duplicates A, B and C and matches are presented in pairs, it is possible to get this:
Match A B ..... delete A
other matches .....
Match B C ..... delete B
other matches ....
Match C A ..... delete C
End result = no duplicates, but no single copy either.

If these pairings are seperated by several other matches it's too easy to lose track of what you're doing. To my mind much better to see a list with, for example, check boxes, with all matching duplicates grouped together

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thanks Nudone. I had labelled the destination partition "Linux" - that didn't show up. I like Ubuntu so the pain's worth it. As my chinese wife says evry time I mess around - if you go to the mountain often enough, you're sure to meet a tiger

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[That's a weird one. I've installed Ubuntu alongside WinXP for about thirty people to date, and so far (knock wood) it's behaved perfectly. The WinXP environment worked fine and GRUB reports and boots into either OS without a hitch.

Now I'm nervous.

What version of Ubu are you running? And did you install Ubu on a drive with a native Microsoft MBR - or did you modify it previously with some other security utility, boot loader, or manufacturer's formatting tool?
8. something...have to check which (only downloaded a week ago so v recent)
Acronis OS selector had been activated

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On a sort of related note... I tried to install Ubuntu on a partition last night (have C for programs, D for data and created a newie for Ubuntu)
During the install, the "partitioner" fired up, showed me I diagram which looked to me like C, D were to be left alone and the diag had the word "Ubuntu" next to the 3rd partition.
Imaging my surprise when I didn't have my XP C drive or data D drive anymore. Wouldn't it be simple for the install routione to say in plain english "hey, you're about to lose XP and a data partition"?

I had a recent (acronis) image of C, partial data backups but lost heaps. I also had to mess about with the acronis disk director, which worked ok for me.
Had no joy with partition recovery or deleted file recovery.
I'll obviously have to improve my data backup management.

Bugger.

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General Software Discussion / Mockups ...
« on: November 24, 2008, 04:00 PM »
Noticed in a recent post a mockup of an app which I liked the look of (the mockup, not the app) (Found it here)
Followed up on it and found Balsamiq Mockups
I'm sure there are lots of uses for this apart from software and internet developers.

For "do gooders" (their phrase) and various others, they'll give a free licence. I was given one on the basis that I'm an educator (antithesis of a do gooder?)
Example mockups here.
[attach = #1][/attach]

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Living Room / Re: Grey desktop - how to?
« on: November 21, 2008, 04:22 AM »
thanks Tomos, that was an interesting read. Suggests I should try an ahk script myself to take a screenshot, change it to grayscale and then use it.
Else there might be stardock's windows blinds...the paid version allows for color desaturation

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Living Room / Re: Grey desktop - how to?
« on: November 20, 2008, 11:11 PM »
thanks for the replies, but perhaps I didn't make myself clear enough...
I don't want to be in a permanent greyscale world, so all apps and graphics are greyscale.. I just want everything on the desktop to be greyscale - wallpaper, icons and shortcuts on the desktop, all grey, just like it looks when you're about to shut down. Any running apps I want in their full, glorious colours.

    My nvidia control panel doesn't have a saturation control, apart from one for tv/video which isn't relevant.
Finally, the why... because I've small images scattered over my desktop thanks to "John's background Switcher" and I've noticed I like the desktop when its all desaturated.

 
goto the display settings (ati- catalyst control center\ nvidia- nvidia control panel) and goto the color settings, and in the ati panel there is an option to change the saturation, which will make it grayscale if you put it all the way to the left. I can't remember what all is in the nvidia control panel, because when I was using a nvidia card I almost never used the control panel

But I too am curious as to why you want to do this.

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