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Scripts / Re: WinTricks
« on: December 19, 2015, 04:45:55 AM »
Yes it tiles the windows so you can select one to bring it to focus.
Thanks, Misko.  Got it now.  No qualifier; it is really a nice script!

Scripts / Re: WinTricks
« on: December 18, 2015, 07:17:27 AM »
Nice script, Misko, I think.  I'm trying to use it with Openbox.  Going to upper left corner tiles the open windows as described, but leaves the mouse pointer as an "x", which untiles (restores the original windows set-up) as soon as I click something.  That is not very useful.  What am I missing?  Where did you find the original script on LXLE?

I've Got a Life / Re: America and the love for guns
« on: October 05, 2015, 07:55:43 PM »
In Montana we have the infamous "castle law", and recently had an incident similar to what happened to Yoshihiro Hattori.  However, we still have a few sane judges and the killer was found guilty:  BBC.   With guns available almost everywhere to almost everyone, people buy them like toys, and then otherwise perfectly sane people, armed with a gun, become vigilantes who determine right from wrong and set out to enforce their idea of right.  It makes a scary society and certainly not one wanted by reasonable people.

I've Got a Life / Re: America and the love for guns
« on: October 05, 2015, 01:39:44 AM »
Thanks for the input, ozitraveller.  Reminded me of the following:  australia
And I agree, death from a chocolate overdose would not be too bad, but, please, do not tell our state death penalty administrators.  They are dispirit to find new ways to kill.

I've Got a Life / Re: America and the love for guns
« on: October 04, 2015, 08:29:55 PM »
... FEAR is woven into the fabric of American society.
I only speak to my own feelings.  Today guns are everywhere in America.  Teachers have them, go to a restaurant and somebody in a nearby booth will be openly packing a revolver, the police are so weighted down with special military-style armaments that they can barely move, etc.  I purposely avoid big crowds and do as much shopping as possible online to avoid crowded stores, prime areas for mass shooters.  I suppose Mr. Jedi will say that if I don't like it here so much, move somewhere else, the same alternative occasionally offered to German Jews in the 1930's.  My answer is I would except other considerations, such as being almost 80 years old, make that very impractical.

I remember being in Zurich, Switzerland sitting on the river bank watching some birds.  An old lady in a second floor apartment opened a window and yelled at me while waving a paper bag, which was clearly not terribly threatening.  We were not able to communicate very well - I thought she was offering me a treat for the birds, but it finally became clear that it was for me, apparently I looked a bit bedraggled.  I graciously accepted -- the best piece of cheese and pastry that I have ever eaten.  My point is that had that been in America today (It has not always been like this!), I would have gotten a warning (if I was lucky) gunshot and told to move on.

I did encounter one extreme danger in Europe.  Everyone there tried to kill me with good chocolate.  Luckily, I escaped before choking to death!

I've Got a Life / Re: America and the love for guns
« on: October 03, 2015, 04:56:46 PM »
I will be brief, just want to let the non-Americans among the readers of this forum to know that the viewpoint expressed by Mr. Jedi is an extreme view not held by most Americans (over 70% want more controls on gun ownership and 58% do not have a gun in their home).  I am an American who has never possessed a gun (prefer laptops to guns) and who does not buy into any of Mr. Jedi's concocted arguments about personal ownership of guns
repelling tyranny and guaranteeing liberty.  This is 2015, not 1815, and the population of the country is about 320 million, not 8 million, and the government and police have weapons unimaginably more efficient than guns.  Think about it. 

The problem in my mind is simply one of numbers.  There are too many guns too easily accessed created by the good-old American free enterprise system:  "He who dies with the most toys wins!"  Unfortunately, guns are one of the "toys" pushed on us, and too many people are too stupid to resist accumulating these useless toys, not to mention being brain washed by the National Rifle Association and the gun manufactures to accumulate them.

I've Got a Life / Re: America and the love for guns
« on: October 02, 2015, 08:12:01 PM »
"Never understood why America (Americans) love the guns so much?"
It is called STUPIDITY.  Similar to Indians letting people starve while cattle thrive to the extent of being a nuissance, or the English worshiping royalty, the greatest symbol of class inequality in history, or everyone in the world hating Jews, or Moslems thinking something great awaits them if they do a suicide bombing, etc, etc.    No shortage of stupidity anywhere!

Scripts / Re: PMRP - Poor Man's Radio Player
« on: August 19, 2015, 06:09:30 AM »
I made another small change in the pmrp script to accommodate those who might want quick availability of the station link, for example, to rip what is playing.  By replacing the following line in each station section, echo -e "$BLUE PMRP $NC -> $BLUE Classical $NC -> $BLUE $Name01 $NC:", with  echo -e "$BLUE PMRP $NC -> $BLUE Classical $NC -> $BLUE $Name01 $NC -> $BLUE $link01 $NC:".   This will then display the link on the main page.  I only made the change for classical stations, since I rarely use the others.

Scripts / Re: PMRP - Poor Man's Radio Player
« on: August 12, 2015, 06:21:11 PM »
"are you the man behind the site?"  Yes, and happy to hear that you use it.   It is my Linux Toolbox, or Memory Bank - saves a lot of searching!  Just add new things as they cross my path and try to keep the rest up-to-date.  Will put up a section on pmrp, a really well put-together app, and lightweight, too, soon. 

 Oh!  I corrected (today Wed, Aug. 12) in the lxlinux version a typo (by me) at the end of the classics section: "13) clear Muzic ;;" should be "33) clear Muzic ;;".    Cheers.

Scripts / Re: PMRP - Poor Man's Radio Player
« on: August 12, 2015, 06:37:51 AM »
A very nice script-application!  I took the liberty of upgrading the classical music (my music passion) category and adding a small folk music category.  You can get the result with
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wget .

VSIDO Discussions / Re: I'm thinking Iceweasel replacement
« on: February 09, 2015, 10:58:28 PM »
There is a mild compromise between chrome and not-chrome.  I now strictly use chrome-based Slimjet and Maxthon.  They play everything and are lighter and faster than Chrome.

VSIDO Discussions / Re: Iceweasel Replacement or complete removal
« on: January 19, 2015, 03:26:58 AM »
I've used Maxthon, webkit and trident based, for a few months now.  Never crashed, has great features and plays everything that I have tried.  Tried Midori several times in the past, and always dumped it because it regularly crashed.   

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: January 2015 Screenshots
« on: January 01, 2015, 08:05:03 PM »
Vsido desktop with Openbox replacing Fluxbox, rotating desktop image, dynamic obamenu (Applications), openbox docker, Conky and Fbpanel:

VSIDO Discussions / Re: SpaceFM replacement
« on: September 22, 2014, 06:39:25 AM »
Good riddance.  I use pcmanfm.  Is it too clumsy to offer a thunar-pcmanfm choice in the welcome?

Feedback & Suggestions / Re: Fave Apps or Apps I add after installing VSIDO
« on: September 08, 2014, 03:33:01 AM »
Back to pdf readers:  Xournal is a "must" on my systems.  It not only reads but allows for some editing and still is lighter than the ones mentioned above: .

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