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Super-sized Newsletter for Jan 12, 2020 - Codename: Twenty Twenty


Super-sized Newsletter for Jan 12, 2020"Codename: Twenty Twenty"

1. Newsletter Editorial

Greetings and welcome to another DonationCoder newsletter.  It's actually been a little over a year since the last newsletter.  In the last newsletter I reported on the results of our 2018 fundraiser, and we were celebrating the new website.  This last year has been a little quieter -- with the new website working great, and no justification for having another fundraiser.  However, I do have the results of our latest NANY event to report, lots of threads on the forum to highlight, and some new DonationCoder applications and updates to talk about.  Let's get started.

2. NANY 2020 - New Apps for the New Year

For the last 12 years on the DonationCoder site we have run a friendly event called "NANY" (New Apps for the New Year), where we invite forum visitors to help us celebrate the new year by releasing a new freeware program on the first day of the new year.  We typically get a variety of entries -- some are genuinely useful tools designed to be shared widely, and some are programming exercises for new users.  There's no winners or losers; all participants receive a free and fancy DonationCoder NANY Mug.  The 2020 entries are in and we've posted a long wrap-up describing them.

* Start Here: NANY 2020 Wrap-up

3. Mouser's Software Updates and Discussions

I've uploaded some updates to many of my large applications since the last newsletter, and released some new apps as well.

* Automatic Screenshotter v1.17
* Screenshot Captor v4.35 beta
* Find and Run Robot v2.238 beta
* Clipboard Help and Spell v2.46.01
* LaunchBar Commander v1.157
* Mousers Media Browser v2.0
* MultiPhoto Quotes v2.09.1
* DiscussionList for Android v1.08

4. Threads about DonationCoder Apps

I've collected here a number of threads discussing questions, problems and feature requests on the forum for many of my applications.

* Automatic Screenshotter: Error Box -- Cannot create new PNG
* Screenshot Captor: Larger Toolbar Buttons
* Screenshot Captor: Plans to update ScreenShot Captor?
* Clipboard Help and Spell: Help with regular expressions
* Clipboard Help and Spell: Rearrange Order of Clips?
* Clipboard Help and Spell: Folders and Subfolders Question
* Clipboard Help and Spell: Duplicating Clips?
* Easy Screencast Recorder: Display keystrokes in video?
* Find and Run Robot: Broken icons for 64bit programs
* Find and Run Robot: Latest version disappears when I start typing
* Find and Run Robot: New feature idea: Aliases conditional on active window
* Find and Run Robot: Window position and size as FARR variables
* Multi Photo Quotes: Problem with rotation
* Mousers Media Browser: Version 2 released
* LaunchBar Commander: Pane obscured in configuration screen

5. Member Projects

We love to keep up with projects that our members are working on, and hearing what our forum members think of software they use.  If you're working on something interesting -- let us know!

* MobileShare: A Web Share API implementation for WordPress
* Pandemonium - A noise generator/blocker
* DONE: Batch file to move 'next' xx folders from A to B
* DONE: Mass convert already locally saved html (+htm +mht) files to pdf
* Kyrathaba's Rolodex
* Kyrathaba's Earth Apotheosis
* ShutUp10 - Mini-Review
* Skwire's EpCheck: When will epcheck be fixed?
* Skwire's sWeather: Stopped working on new year
* T-Clock: Suggestion for hourly blink function
* Reviving an old luggable computer

6. Fun, Humor, Games, and Interesting Discoveries on the Web

Here's a collection of some interesting web discoveries, humorous videos, and games on the forum.

* AI Dungeon - A text adventure of infinite possibilities
* Little Runmo: Animated short
* Favourite youtube channels
* Cooking with tourettes
* The Bayrob malware gang's rise and fall
* Surreal trip through the $175 B Amazon Marketplace
* TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans From Filing Their Taxes for Free
* Software Below The Poverty Line
* NYT Long Essay: An Office Designed for Workers with Autism
* How much of the Internet is fake? Turns out, a lot of it
* Planet Zoo - the wonderful world of simulation games
* Stadia Google
* Steam launches Remote Play Together feature
* Ludum Dare 45 Reviews
* Interesting Game Jam on
* Carbanak-APT - short "hacker:hunter" documentary on YouTube (Kaspersky)

7. Developer's Corner

This section highlights some discussions that might be relevant for not just coders and developers, but also people interested in entrepreneurial issues.

* My new project -- nodejs multi-user lobby library
* Nice detailed article on handling delays in real-time multi-player games
* Bored Developer's Dilemma: What to code and what to code it in?
* Red Dead Redemption 2 - Long Article on What Went Wrong
* How BioWare's Anthem Went Wrong
* Anyone tried the Godot game/graphics library engine?
* Anyone trying Flutter? (Android/ios cross platform dev tool from google)
* Request: code editor (or extension) with synced second view with filtered lines?
* Rabbids Coding - Learning Through Play
* Nice long hacker article on jailbreaking a car head unit
* Recommend an online community to co-design and create devices for personal use
* The Mysterious Origins of an Uncrackable Atari Game

8. Software Discussions

Just a roundup of some threads on our forum discussion specific programs, or which programs people prefer for performing specific tasks.

* Looking for freeware command line text to PDF
* Good Freeware Video Editor?
* Is there an adjustable "dark screen" for windows?
* Software for Managing the Production of a Magazine
* What kind of software to use for storing lots of information?
* Music player that can play 60 second previews
* Non automated time trackers
* Looking for a simple windows app to track time
* Consumer Photo/Pic Editing Software - what do you use?
* Screen change detector
* File renamer that can work with EXIF data and can be automated?
* Any good free android scientific calculator?
* Sagelight Image Editor v4 returns as Pay-What-You-Want
* Syncovery 9 Beta1 is out
* Abbyy Finereader 15 OCR Software just released
* Altap Salamander now freeware
* Pale Moon as my browser due to the wonderful extensions
* Mozilla shoots itself in foot
* Mozilla's X-Ray Goggles, browsing web page modifier?
* Nasty code-execution bug in WinRAR threatened millions of users for 14 years

9. User-to-user Questions

A collection of threads where people are asking for assistance or advice, or just sharing their thoughts.  I've also thrown in some DonationCoder website related discussions into this section at the end.

* Share your 2019 Top Ten Lists! - My Top 10 Board Games of 2019
* Some useful but less-known software. Share your list!
* Looking for "Smart" watch Recommendations?
* Buying a 2TB SSD to replace my 2TB HDD?
* Where to buy a new computer?
* Video Doorbell Options?
* I'm thinking of going primitive, with discussion into zettelkasten
* Artists: What digital hardware+software do you use for digital sketching/painting?
* Looking for cheap email hoster?
* Best reliable freeware download sites?
* Hosting photos on your own site?
* Solved: A way to bookmark location in long article.
* Sign Up Sheets?
* New anti-spam process being put into place
* Why do people keep requesting DonationCoder license keys for Pokemon Go??
* DonationCoder financial summary year 2019
* Upgrading forum Dec 28, 2019

Wooooo!!! First newsletter for over a year!!!
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