Oct. 23rd, 2017 04:00 am
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Do you blink enough? Dry or tired eyes often accompanies us while working at a computer. Mostly, it is because of low blink rate in front of the screen, which is often too bright (mostly at evening). Eyeblink makes stats of your blink rate available for you. In a case of low blink rate, a reminder rolls out which is dismissed by your next blink. This way Eyeblink trains you to alter your blinking pattern if needed. It even adjusts the screen brightness automatically, similar as your phone does to suppress the excessive screen light.

NB: The license is provided for 1 year.

SyvirBuild 2 (10 nodes)

Oct. 23rd, 2017 04:00 am
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SyvirBuild 2 makes a network inventory of all your PCs on your local network. When trying to check a PCs hardware specification sometimes the only reliable means is to open up the box and see for yourself what's inside the system case. Clearly this is time consuming and when you have a huge number of PCs on your network this can be impractical. SyvirBuild 2 comes with an automatic network scanner that detects all off your Windows PCs in your local area network. Agent less scanning means no software agent is needed to be deployed on the target PC.

A wide range of hardware inventory details are scanned by SyvirBuild 2. Once the computer has been scanned a list of hardware inventory is created. You can quickly see key hardware names such as processor name hard disk part number which version of windows is installed on the target PC. To use SyvirBuilds agent less scanning you will need to use a administrator account, enable WMI services, remote desktop on the target PC. This version scans up to 10 network PCs.

SQLyog Enterprise 12.4.3 Single User

Oct. 23rd, 2017 04:00 am
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SQLyog is the most powerful manager, admin and GUI tool for MySQL, combining the features of MySQL Query Browser, Administrator, phpMyAdmin and other MySQL Front Ends and MySQL GUI tools in a single intuitive interface. SQLyog provides powerful features such as autocomplete, query building, query profiler, Visual Schema designer and much more that helps save time & increase productivity.
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Mentioned the opening sessions of eReseachAustralasia in my last post - the following three days of conference went very well. I spent a good portion ofthe first day in the advanced computing sessions, which had some excellent content, and a dabbling in several streams after that. My own paper was well received with a number of people engaging me in animated discussion about how to get more researchers into the HPC space through various educational strategies. Of all the content however, the one the really caught my attention was Daniel Katz's efforts to get open-source software as academically citable material, something which I will be seeing if any co-workers will be interested in participating in through the Journal of Open Source Software.

The evening consisted mainly with good sysadmin and vendor networking events, to which the generosity of Mellanox, AARnet, and SanDisk should be noted. We were all rather impressed by the food at Mr Paganini. An amusing treat of the conference was a play, "Purely Academic", written by conference organiser David Abramson, which including some truly cringeworthy events which most of us who have experience in that field have seen more than a couple of times. I can't say I expected to see a naked man crossing Victoria Bridge after one evening though. Perhaps Brisbane is more broad-minded than I thought. After the conference caught up with [livejournal.com profile] greenglowgrrl, Peter, and Sam S., for dinner and had a great conversational evening. The following day had a little bit of time to kill so took a long trip on the ferry, which is good value and relaxing way of seeing several spots along the city. A very late (and rather cramped) journey home followed.

Today started with a trip to Melbourne's Cat Cafe with [livejournal.com profile] caseopaya, [livejournal.com profile] hathhalla, and [livejournal.com profile] ser_pounce. Following that was the second session of the new RuneQuest Questworld game. This evening finished my review of Peter Hook and The Light is now on Rocknerd. Next one after that will the Juggalos and the DSA, and also cooking in a little review of the favourite albums among academics. I'm sure [personal profile] reddragdiva will be pleased and I'll get an article form him on Bitcoin and other collectable hashes for the Isocracy Network soon. At five am tomorrow I leave the city again to go to New Zealand for the IEEE eScience conference.

IObit Malware Fighter Pro 5.3.0

Oct. 22nd, 2017 04:00 am
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IObit Malware Fighter 5 is an advanced malware removal and browser protection utility that detects and removes infections and other security threats. By integrating the world-leading anti-virus engine from Bitdefender and combining it with the improved IObit Malware Fighter engine, IObit Malware Fighter 5 is able to provide a very comprehensive and reliable security solution. With the new Anti-Ransomware Engine, Camera Guard and Download Protection, and the greatly improved Surfing Protection and Ads Removal, IObit Malware Fighter 5 is able to detect and remove the latest spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers.

Please note: the license is provided for 6 months

KCleaner 3.2.8

Oct. 21st, 2017 04:00 am
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KCleaner is designed to be the most efficient Hard Disk cleaner, tracking every useless byte in order to give you all the resources you may need for your documents, music, pictures, movies.

MovieJack 4.0

Oct. 20th, 2017 04:00 am
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The program can download videos with the touch of a button from all the popular video portals like Dailymotion, Vevo, Vimeo, and from supported media libraries. All you need to do is to copy the URL of the video you want to download into the MovieJack interface.

MovieJack downloads the videos automatically in the best quality – even in HD or 4K. Not to mention that the downloader can also save the clips in a different resolution for you to load into the format that you want for the device you are using.

The new version of MovieJack also offers support for playlists and parallel downloading. The program can also act as the song downloader, saving the song in MP3 format.

Please note: the license includes one year of free upgrades!

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe 5.10

Oct. 20th, 2017 04:00 am
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Being an all-purpose video solution, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe can ideally cope with user’ video enjoyment demands: save online videos from 300+ sites for offline playback; convert videos from camcorders, PC, or downloaded videos into right formats for watching on TV, mobiles, etc.; trim, crop, merge videos, add subtitle and more.

It is also the No.1 fast tool to convert/download 4K UHD, Multitrack HD videos by utilizing Hyper-threading tech, CPU and GPU hardware accelerator. Meanwhile, keep a great balance between high speed and full quality.
What's improved in the latest version?

  • Renovated the core of video encoding and decoding mechanism to support the newest movies.

  • Added with 20+ new profiles to fit all epidemic devices, e.g. iPhone X/ 8/8 Plus, Huawei Mate 10.

  • Enhanced the URL analysis engine of online downloader by downloading the dynamic analyzer.

Bonus Offer: Giveaway License only lets you activate and use V5.10.0. WinX provides a unique chance for GOTD users to "Gain Lifetime Free Upgrade License" at $19.95. Valid only for 72 hours.

Text size in comment field

Oct. 19th, 2017 02:42 pm
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I've noticed that while I have text size scaled up (zoomed in) for easy reading and typing, the "comment" field still gives me very small text. The "subject" field is also in small text. The main text entry field is larger, though, confusingly.

Is there any way to change this?


Tenorshare iAnyGo 1.0

Oct. 19th, 2017 04:00 am
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Tenorshare iAnyGo is an easy tool to upgrade or downgrade iOS system on iPhone, iPad and iPod without using iTunes. This handy software is designed to help people avoid any iOS stuck or data damage after update or downgrade.

Key Features
  • One-click to complete iOS upgrade or downgrade without iTunes or data loss.
  • Allow to select the firmware version to install or uninstall freely.
  • Offer an option to import the downloaded firmware on computer directly.
  • An alternative to restore iPhone smoothly and quickly.
  • User-friendly interface and simple procedures make it easy for everyone to operate.
  • Support all iOS and beta versions, including the latest iOS 11.03/11.02/11.01.
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Jeet Heer called that an "unpopular opinion." I think he's right.

I'm going to do some intellectual violence to Buddhism here, but in doing so I hope to open up a couple of pointers and maybe open up a discussion about a central tenant of Buddhism. Buddhism is basically an entirel religion built around one essential insight: you are not your thoughts, and your thoughts arise for reasons over which you have very little control.

That's it. The rest of Buddhism is an attempt to make sense of this insight, and to use it fruitfully. The technology for doing so is meditation. ("technology: the means and knowledge used to provide for human sustenance and comfort" — oh, if only!) And there are only three subdisciplines of meditation that you have to master in order to acheive Buddha's essential insight.


The very first skill of Buddhism is being able to focus and control your thoughts on demand. This is the infamous Breath Meditation, the one that bores everyone and is the first major hurdle to overcome. This is the time when you spend first five, then ten, then twenty, then longer, concentrating only on a single thing: your breath, a candle flame, a mantra, a thought, a feeling. That's it. It's a discipline.

And for someone like me, with mild ADHD, it's been incredibly useful.


The second skill is mindfulness. You can't even begin to practice mindfulness until done concentration for a while. Mindfulness starts with being able to recognize when your mind has wandered off from concentration. Over the weeks and months of concentration practice, you develop a sense of mindfulness about your own mind. There are two subdisciplines of mindfulness: external and internal.

External is easier: you become mindful of what's going on around you. You pay attention to the world, to everything around you, labeling every stimuli accurately but not considering anything else about it: not its origin, not its disposition. You can do it with your eyes open, even.

Internal starts out simply enough: meditating on physical states, like what temperature is your big toe, how much pressure is being exerted by your knees, what angle are you carrying your head at. Eventually, though, mindfulness moves to emotions: what does it feel like to feel sad, or angry? Where in your body do you carry stress? Where in your body do you feel happiness?

Between these two, you develop a sense of the transience of all these feelings. Thoughts happen to distract you, you are not entirely, or even mostly, in control of them. The best you can do is keep them marshalled.


Insight is the hardest of all. It builds off mindfulness. Insight is the realization that those feelings you're having aren't you. You've already developed a sense that your feelings aren't under your control. The distraction to get up and get a drink, or turn away from whatever you're working on to watch YouTube or hit Facebook, is terrible, but that distraction either is you or isn't you, and there's not a whole lot of in-between.

Even more importantly, the border between "you" and the "world" gets a little fuzzy. Sure, it seems to be your skin, but the world comes in through eyes, ears, your nose and mouth. Your skin and the world are in a constant negotiation about the temperatures and pressures to which you're subject, its comfort and its texture: is your skin "you," or is it doing something without your "self" making decisions?

Now the point of insight is to chip away, mindful moment by moment, that maybe there is nothing at all that is you. There's nothing you can point to that's "you" in a coherent sense. There's a version of you that's hungry, and cranky, and happy, and joyful, but none of those is in a real sense "you," an incontrovertible noun that represents you-ness.

The Buddhists claim that those who have had the full insight, the moment when all of sense of yourself has been extinguished and you've fully embraced the idea that there's no coherent "you," you become ineffably aware of the fragility of everyone else, and in doing so become more compassionate and wise, an arahat.

The science fictional view

"The Transporter Paradox," which asks who you are if you're disassembled in one place and reassembled in another, complete and accurate down to the last quark, is a classic of modern science. I've played with it myself. My robots talk a lot (too much, maybe) about negotating that barrier between themselves and the world, about the nature of thought, even about the way we come up with narratives to explain why we act in certain ways. My brain uploads find that giving up the body has its own suite of challenges, and many opt for simulated bodies to keep the level of stimuli familiar and comforting.

But the one thing that brain uploads also challenge is the idea of reifying time. In the current world, we have these lovely tools called "time traveling debuggers," which record the state of the program as its running, and allow programmers to view the program's memory state as a graph of use-over-time, looking for spikes and strange behaviors and bugs. If we reified someone's brain state in the same way, would that be the "self" she claims as her own? It would be more concrete, it would wrap the Buddhist objections about "impermanence" in a malleable, permanent representation. It would, in fact, challenge Buddhism to treat time as a phenomenon that is part of, and not distinct from, the three-dimensional representation of the body.

On the other hand, it would also definitely reify the way "you" and "your world" are inseparable; just as a time travelling debugger makes no sense without both a program to run and a computer to run it on, a consciousness running on any substrate, be it meat or metal, requires a context in which to exist. So in one sense, we've found a thought experiment that solidifies one sense in which Buddhism's insights about human nature might not be true, and one in which they are even more true. "Impermanence" is itself an illusory effect of any one human being's inability to perceive more than a singular instant of time. And yet, "selfhood" itself becomes something without any independent existence at all; your "self" doesn't exist except as an illusion, like a seam of silver in the great mines of spacetime that can't be extracted without destroying both.

Dumo Pro 2.11.0

Oct. 18th, 2017 04:00 am
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Dumo is a user-friendly driver updater that keeps your PC up-to-date and safe. It uses the latest versions of required drivers according to your Windows version and detects installed hardware automatically.
It stands for Drivers Update Monitor, automatically scans the host system and identifies all the installed drivers.

NB: The activation data is in the Readme file included in the package you downloaded.

Viva BrisVegas, Games and Music

Oct. 18th, 2017 03:17 pm
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Have arrived in BrisVegas (as it is known by many) for eResearchAustralasia, and am staying at the pretty acceptable Spring Hill Mews. The first day's arrival was spoilt by illness, I suspect because some fucker sneezed on me on the plane on the way over. Still, by the end of the second day I was feeling better and arrived for the conference welcome reception and then joined a group for dinner at Mucho Mexicano. Whilst it is early days yet the conference itself has been so-so from the first few speakers. Leeanne Enoch gave a good introduction to the conference, especially for a politician, and David De Roure's presentation on Ada Lovelace and computer-generated music was quite enjoyable. I suspect for the rest of this afternoon I'll be staying in the Advancecd Computing stream.

Before leaving Melbourne, I did have the opportunity to run a session of Eclipse Phase finishing the Chain Reaction scenario, which will then be followed up with the subsequent related scenarios. In addition, Karl B., has assisted with the final editing of Papers & Paychecks although, alas, I still haven't managed to track down Tim Kask to do the foreword. On my return to Melbourne it looks like I'll finally get around to seeing Blade Runner 2049, given that I am "a bit" of a fan of the original.

Prior to departure I also managed to see Peter Hook and the Light, at their final Melbourne concert, performing Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures and Closer (after selling my previous tickets to [livejournal.com profile] fustian_. It was a great concert and in next couple of days I hope to have a review written for [personal profile] reddragdiva for Rocknerd, which I'm sure he's looking forward to. Should also mention that I'm half-way through writing an article about that strange alliance that's grown between the Democratic Socialists of America and the Juggalos.

Magoshare Data Recovery 2.0

Oct. 17th, 2017 04:00 am
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Magoshare Data Recovery is one of the most powerful hard drive data recovery software. It not only can recover deleted files, but it also can recover lost files due to format, reformat, erasure, logical error, hard drive crash, OS upgrade/reinstallation, virus infection, partition loss, unexpected power off access denied, and other unknown reasons.

You can recover All File Types from:
-Hard Drive
-USB Drive
-Memory Card
-Digital Device
-Other Storage Media

NB: Lifetime license


Oct. 16th, 2017 04:00 am
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Preloaders.net is a web-application that provides web-designers and web-developers with animated images that indicate the process of loading content in the background (so called AJAX loaders). The web-site provides more than 800 free and premium loading animation templates that can be modified from within the project through a special generator form that can change image type, colors, size, animation speed, frames amount and a lot more.

NB: The winners will get 1 year unlimited account.
The 1 year unlimited account enables you to download existing source files for all Preloaders.net animations for 1 calendar year after purchase.
Redistribution, resale or provision of the account to third parties is strictly prohibited - violation of this rule will lead to revokation of all licenses registered within the purchased subscription period. Note that you must indicate the web-site, company name or an application name that applies the commercial use license, within the year after the subscription. The registered licenses have no expiration date.

Excel Url Validator 1.0

Oct. 16th, 2017 04:00 am
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Excel Url Validator is a piece of software that can Search for URLs in Excel Spreadsheets and Validate the URLs to find Broken Links.

  • Process Spreadsheets in Bulk- Finds URLs from a Collection of Excel Files
  • Finds all Broken URLs including 404,403,505 Errors
  • Automated and Easy to use User Interface
  • Saves Separate Excel/Text File Reports for Easy Identification

Question thread #57

Oct. 15th, 2017 11:24 pm
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It's time for another question thread!

The rules:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.


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