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SquallStrife

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#1193113 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by SquallStrife on 05 July 2017 - 10:46 AM

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Psyched.


#1192731 What's on your mind?

Posted by SquallStrife on 23 June 2017 - 12:18 PM

Happy Birthday to you (walt)
Squashed tomatoes and stew
 
Bread and butter in the gutter
 
Happy Birthday to you


Alternatively,

Happy birthday to you,
I brought you some poo,
Don't waste it, just taste it,
Happy birthday to you!


#1192277 What's on your mind?

Posted by SquallStrife on 07 June 2017 - 11:00 AM

Thanks for the kind words, guys.

Dude, see someone. Please.

I know it sounds run of the mill, but sometimes we all need help and the longer you wait the worse it can be.


I am, and I'm currently on venlafaxine and quetiapine to manage things. Got a long way to go though.

I've been at the precipice a number of times since this began, but I'm still here, and feeling that way less frequently as time passes.

As for the retrenchment, it's a tough gig, I know. Been there, done that. While being retrenched is a very personal thing, you have to do the best you can to make it not so. These days so many people are retrenched, not because they aren't good workers, but because it will change the value in a cell on a spreadsheet.

Try and look forward. Take time to think about what you want to do next and then go for it like a bull at a gate. Make sure you use your network - most positions are filled through someone knowing someone, not from cold applications.

Let us know how you're going and the best of luck.


Cheers. Yeah, not a lot I can do about it, and I'll be in a good position when the time comes. Been with the company for just under 10 years, so redundancy and long service entitlements should see me set for ~6 months.

So failing to find another job immediately won't be a killer.

I'm sure I'll get there in the end, but I've got a lot of stuff racing around in my head at the moment, and I'm struggling to prevent this from being the straw that broke the camel's back.


#1191828 Can I stomp on neighbours wifi?

Posted by SquallStrife on 23 May 2017 - 02:10 PM

My UniFi AP AC has all the channel/frequency stuff on auto and doesn't miss a beat, and I can see 3-5 other AP's with 1-2 bars at most times during the day.

If your AP isn't smart enough to do channel hopping seamlessly and transparently to your end devices, it's time for a new AP.


#1190673 Looking for a easy to use DOS emulator for windows 7/10 PRO

Posted by SquallStrife on 10 April 2017 - 12:36 PM

DOSBox is not the right choice for non-game applications. It is geared towards games, and does not fully implement file/record locking and other features used by productivity software.

Instead, try vDOS, it's geared towards non-gaming applications, supports copy-paste, and other stuff like that.


#1189633 What's on your mind?

Posted by SquallStrife on 08 March 2017 - 09:39 AM

So, I have a girlfriend. How did I even.


#1188889 free shipping online stores

Posted by SquallStrife on 20 February 2017 - 11:23 AM

I really think it's hard to go wrong with eBay as a buyer. Both eBay and PayPal's protection are heavily in favour of protecting the buyer.


#1188551 A lament for Flash

Posted by SquallStrife on 10 February 2017 - 02:34 PM

But all my above examples are anything but Simple 2D videos aren't they?
I mean, I can't possibly present a better use case, and proof, than homestarrunner.


You're being melodramatic. There is nothing stopping the Brothers Chaps from using Flash to do their animations forever. If you're bent on watching them, Chrome ships with a PPAPI Flash player, which is updated whenever the browser is updated (so about every 20 minutes haha), or there are gobs of offline open- and closed-source players available.

The world doesn't owe you vector-based cartoons on the Internet. Adobe has no obligation to continue the development of a platform that has, irrespective of what Apple and Google do, been in decline since the late 00's.

Flash was never "killed off" by anybody, it died of its own accord because HTML5 replaced the functionality that most of Macromedia/Adobe's customers used it for.

Your cartoons are collateral damage, and I'm not saying that doesn't suck, but jesus christ, perspective.


Flash can die in a fire.


#1188471 Green Room Pics Thread

Posted by SquallStrife on 09 February 2017 - 09:57 AM

Fuckn ibises




#1187389 HP Omen 17t

Posted by SquallStrife on 18 January 2017 - 08:50 AM

I was a bit worried about the how the text will look with 4k too.


If Microsoft had their shit sorted out, text and UI elements would appear the same physical size as if it were a 1080p panel (or even larger if you fancy!), but the higher pixel density means it would render smoother, with less visible aliasing (thus less harsh anti-aliasing, e.g. ClearType) on small point size text, and crisper, smoother edges all round.

Unfortunately, this isn't the case, and lots of Windows software breaks layout-wise when the UI scaling is anything other than 100%:

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#1187328 HP Omen 17t

Posted by SquallStrife on 17 January 2017 - 11:02 AM

Honestly, Microsoft need to get their shit together and get UI scaling working properly.

It's fine if all you use is Metro apps and Office 2016, but breaks everything for everything else.

It's 2017, and high-DPI displays are still a sticking point. WTF, Silicon Valley??


#1187299 Multi monitor slide show

Posted by SquallStrife on 16 January 2017 - 04:30 PM

Goddam it Squall how do you do that so quick?


        private void Form2_FormClosing(object sender, FormClosingEventArgs e)
        {
This -->    if(e.CloseReason == CloseReason.WindowsShutDown || e.CloseReason == CloseReason.ApplicationExitCall) { closedproperly = true; }
            if (!closedproperly)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("Exit application using main control window.", "Information", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Information, MessageBoxDefaultButton.Button1);
                e.Cancel = true;
            }
            else
            {
                mainform.maintimer.Stop();
            }
        }
Also, bugfix: https://dl.dropboxus...ion2_Rev2.1.zip


#1187173 Multi monitor slide show

Posted by SquallStrife on 13 January 2017 - 10:12 AM

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.FormBorderStyle = FormBorderStyle.None;
            this.WindowState = FormWindowState.Minimized;

            int screencount = Screen.AllScreens.Count();

            FormCollection = new Form[screencount];
            for (int i = 0; i < screencount; i++)
            {
                FormCollection[i] = new Form2();
                FormCollection[i].StartPosition = FormStartPosition.Manual;
                FormCollection[i].FormBorderStyle = FormBorderStyle.None;
                setFormLocation(FormCollection[i], Screen.AllScreens[i]);
                FormCollection[i].Show();
                FormCollection[i].TopMost = true;
            }
        }

        private void setFormLocation(Form form, Screen screen)
        {

            Rectangle bounds = screen.Bounds;
            form.SetBounds(bounds.X, bounds.Y, bounds.Width, bounds.Height);

        }


 
 
Places a full screen blank form (called Form2) on each display, just need to get the image-showing part working.

This also unambiguously puts things in the same order as Windows puts the screens.


#1187168 Multi monitor slide show

Posted by SquallStrife on 13 January 2017 - 09:27 AM

Ye that's not going to fly, the setup needs to be fairly idiot proof and easy to run and change as I don't want to be on the phone every day trying to sort out basic issues.


Dicking about with slideshow programs doesn't strike me as "idiot proof".

I know how to display an image full-screen with C#, and I know how to make a form appear on a specific screen.

I think I can put something together for you over the weekend. Watch this space.


#1187133 how crap is this government ?

Posted by SquallStrife on 12 January 2017 - 01:43 PM

I stopped renting when I realised that real estate agents are slimy bastards, so why would you choose to live in a situation where they are free to enter your home as frequently as they can come up with an excuse?

"Owner wants to inspect"
"Regular inspection"
"Attend to do 'repairs'"
"Received 'complaint'"

The list goes on.

Can't trust them when buying a house, can't trust them when selling a house, why would you trust them with a key to the house you live in?