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  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Stuck in your old complex ways
     

    1. Hit Start button.
    2. Type something.

     

    ZOMG COMPLEX



  • @dhromed said:

    1. Hit Start button.
    2. Type something.

     

    ZOMG COMPLEX

    How can you claim this is easier than SSDS? As far as I have been able to follow SSDS would only require the following simple steps.

    1. Run ssds
    2. Type X and enter and X again to quit (doesn't work first run)
    3. Run ssds again
    4. Ignore prompt #1
    5. Type merge at prompt #2 although it isn't mentioned in the prompt message.
    6. Type the full path to the folder containing the files to be merged (no namby pamby directory browser here!)
    7. Type the extension of the file type you want to merge (as long as the extension is 2,3 or 4 characters long and the file actually has an extension and it's contents are plain text but not unicode)
    8. Enter the name of the file to merge these into
    9. Type A to append or O to overwrite the file - this being the first time O would be the choice.
    10. If the folder contains multiple file types (e.g. vb, cs, doc, xml) repeat steps 4 through 9 once for each file extension remembering to answer A at step 9 from now on though..
    11. At prompt #1 again enter the name of the file we merged everything into (step 8 above)
    12. At prompt #2 enter apparently C or S to search although again neither are mentioned in the prompt message.
    13. At prompt #3 enter the term to search for.
    14. Look at the results in bewilderment and assume you made the wrong choice at step 12.
    15. Go back to step 11 and make alternate choice at step 12.
    16. Look equally bemused at the results as you did in step 14 (although one of the two options may have highlighted some words) but realise there are no other choices.
    17. Be amazed at how easy and simple the whole process is! 

    See, I think the evidence speaks for itself.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @spenk said:

    @dhromed said:

    1. Hit Start button.
    2. Type something.

     

    ZOMG COMPLEX

    How can you claim this is easier than SSDS? As far as I have been able to follow SSDS would only require the following simple steps.

    <snip 14 steps>

    See, I think the evidence speaks for itself.

    You're either making that up, or you have far too much time on your hands to compile and run that abomination.

    I hope it's the former.



  • @PJH said:

    @spenk said:

    @dhromed said:

    1. Hit Start button.
    2. Type something.

     

    ZOMG COMPLEX

    How can you claim this is easier than SSDS? As far as I have been able to follow SSDS would only require the following simple steps.

    <snip 14 steps>

    See, I think the evidence speaks for itself.
    You're either making that up, or you have far too much time on your hands to compile and run that abomination.

    I hope it's the former.

    Of course he made it up.  At no point did he jam any noodles.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @bstorer said:

    @PJH said:
    You're either making that up, or you have far too much time on your hands to compile and run that abomination.

    I hope it's the former.
    Of course he made it up.  At no point did he jam any noodles.

    I lost interest in (all of) the thread(s) a while back and only bother reading the more interesting (FSVO) posts that hit my inbox n this one.



    Where do the noodles need to be jammed?



  • @PJH said:



    Where do the noodles need to be jammed?
     

     

    ...I can think of a few places...

     

     



  • SpaghettiSwamp coding style reborn

     

    The best search Knowledge shared

    For those of you that think this code is complex. Part of it is. So complex I had to do a flowchart, to get it to work properly. For the Hi-Lite and LineWrap logic.

    see the flowcharts at:
    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/pict01.jpg
    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/pict02.jpg
     
    Compare that to the source code at:
    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/source.txt

    HINT. The numbers attached to the flowchart objects, are the line numbers that I have added in to the program. Who ever took out line numbers should be shot. Those coding purists must have taken over. Big meanies. Were they trying to rid the world of spaghetti code? Computers are fast enough to handle the overhead.

    eg. the number "12050" in pict01.jpg corresponds to the code found at "line_12050" in "sub_12000"

    So don't be worry, we have the SpaghettiSwamp coding style, with line numbers added back in. Hooray!

    The rest of the code is complex enough for me too. But I have the benefit of having VB and can rebuild a new version to test changes and logic steps (jamming it). There is plenty of "print / progress display lines" that I can activate to see what is going where. I can leave the source code for long stretches and come back and make changes without too much trouble.
     
    As for useless options. The GPS location can be dangerous. If your camcorder has this option and you unknowingly video your crop; look out. There should be a warning or something. My camcorder has it and I haven't had the need to read up on it. Boo useless options.

    As for the 3 prompts being too complex. BS. If I had a hall filled with the hundreds and hundreds of users I have worked with over the years and spent 15 minutes showing some of the more interesting features to them. They would all get it. If this group started crying No NO too complex, bad coding habits, inefficient. The halls would ring with laughter. Any showdown in front of users would be a blowout.

     



  •  Argh, that source code fits on 200 A4-sized pages.@SpectateSwamp said:

    The rest of the code is complex enough for me too.

     

    Then start again. Make it so even YOU can understand it.

    @SpectateSwamp said:


    But I ... can rebuild a new version to test changes and logic steps (jamming it).

     

    Here, have some definitions (take note of the ones in bold):

    jam 1
    <object style="margin: 1px;" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="13" height="21"><param name="movie" value="http://img.tfd.com/m/sound.swf"><param name="menu" value="false"><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><param name="FlashVars" value="sound_src=http://img.tfd.com/hm/mp3/J0011900.mp3"><embed src="http://img.tfd.com/m/sound.swf" mce_src="http://img.tfd.com/m/sound.swf" flashvars="sound_src=http://img.tfd.com/hm/mp3/J0011900.mp3" menu="false" wmode="transparent" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" width="13" height="21"></object> (jm)

    v. jammed, jam·ming, jams
    v.tr.
    1. To drive or wedge forcibly into a tight position: jammed the cork in the bottle.
    2. To activate or apply (a brake) suddenly. Often used with on: jammed the brakes on.
    3. To cause (moving parts, for example) to lock into an unworkable position: jammed the typewriter keys.
    4.
    a. To pack (items, for example) to excess; cram: jammed my clothes into the suitcase.
    b. To fill (a container or space) to overflowing: I jammed the suitcase with clothes. Fans jammed the hallway after the concert.
    5. To block, congest, or clog: a drain that was jammed by debris.
    6. To crush or bruise: jam a finger.
    7. Electronics To interfere with or prevent the clear reception of (broadcast signals) by electronic means.
    8. Baseball To throw an inside pitch to (a batter), especially to prevent the batter from hitting the ball with the thicker part of the bat.
    v.intr.
    1. To become wedged or stuck.
    2. To become inoperable: The computer keyboard jammed.
    3. To force one's way into or through a limited space.
    4. Music To participate in a jam session.
    5. Basketball To make a dunk shot.


    I fail to see how you can use the word "jam" in regard to making something work. That's pretty much the opposite of the definition.

     




  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    The best search Knowledge shared

    You are a moron.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    see the flowcharts at:
    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/pict01.jpg
    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/pict02.jpg
     
    Compare that to the source code at:
    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/source.txt

    The code is a mess and it would take more than two flow charts to explain wtf it does.

     @SpectateSwamp said:

    HINT. The numbers attached to the flowchart objects, are the line numbers that I have added in to the program. Who ever took out line numbers should be shot. Those coding purists must have taken over. Big meanies. Were they trying to rid the world of spaghetti code? Computers are fast enough to handle the overhead.

    Line numbers are a piss poor idea in a modern language because they change if you insert new lines - duh! Labels that have a meaning on the other hand are independent of their physical location in the file - this is a good think you moron. Spaghetti code is a derogatory term for code - it means the code is an utter fucking mess and the person who wrote it should have the decency to be ashamed and then either learn proper coding techniques or give up development. This is nothing to do with performance either you idiot but rather the effort involved in maintaining the code base.

    Changes in languages have been progressively making it easier to write clean, maintainable and understandable code yet you seem determined to keep every failing of previous languages while eschewing any of the useful features.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    So don't be worry, we have the SpaghettiSwamp coding style, with line numbers added back in. Hooray!

    You really are beyond help and reason.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    The rest of the code is complex enough for me too. But I have the benefit of having VB and can rebuild a new version to test changes and logic steps (jamming it). There is plenty of "print / progress display lines" that I can activate to see what is going where. I can leave the source code for long stretches and come back and make changes without too much trouble.

    Code doesn't need to be complex to follow even if it is doing a complex task, your code is just a mess however. If the code is so easy to work with why haven't you made any new releases or fixed any of the issues people have mentioned (like 1 character extensions not being supported). If it is so easy why do you keep asking other people to do your work for you?

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    As for useless options. The GPS location can be dangerous. If your camcorder has this option and you unknowingly video your crop; look out. There should be a warning or something. My camcorder has it and I haven't had the need to read up on it. Boo useless options.

    This makes no sense at all.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    As for the 3 prompts being too complex. BS. If I had a hall filled with the hundreds and hundreds of users I have worked with over the years and spent 15 minutes showing some of the more interesting features to them. They would all get it. If this group started crying No NO too complex, bad coding habits, inefficient. The halls would ring with laughter. Any showdown in front of users would be a blowout.

    The prompts SSDS throws up are a series of meaningless and undocumented commands, even when the prompt message lists options this is often a non-exhaustive list and there is no explanation for what the listed options actually do anyway. Please stop going on about a showdown as you refuse any challenge put to you, SSDS cannot ever perform the basic tasks when I offered to do the comparison myself (index c files) and you have failed to explain the results in either of my posted screen shots. 

     

     

     

     



  • This group makes me laugh. Thanks

     

    Spenk you poor line number deprived bastard.

    Name calling is stage 1 of learning. The frustration. Knowing your are wrong and have been for some time.

    The code is a lot simpler than any desktop search this group could come up with using their high high standards. Show me some simple code.

    It's not that your request isn't extremely valid. I have lists and lists of things I would sooner work on than yours. I checked my todo**vip notes and found over 300 hits. (probably 1/2 implemented) This program could do a lot more if this list of changes and enhancements were completed. If you were so smart and really wanted to use the search as is. You would put together a simple script that would copy all the *.c files to *.ccc  How tuff would that be? I know it's easier to sit there and whine. Get off your butt and do something. Come on Swampies write him a quickie in C. I could strip down SSDS and do it.

    Line numbers make it easy for me to know where the logic is within 10,000 lines of code. line 12000 should be somewhere near the middle of a 1 to 32767 range. They took line numbers out to be mean, no other reason.

    It was difficult to keep all the options in 1 program. On initial start up I wanted it to create every file needed to run. I didn't want to have anything other than the search.exe to be able to use this search engine. The only file that I haven't added is the cript.txt used in encryption. A set of 127 chr switched to other values for encryption. I have the help.txt creation code in there. I did it primarily for myself. Much quicker to use the search to make code changes and check values. Your way would be a house of cards system where SSDS is 1 Huge card that you can jam and jam again. Trial and error works if you jam your spaghetti code. Jamming probably wouldn't work for Your way of coding. Poor poor you.

    Spaghetti code chef. There would still be lots of it out there. It's pretty difficult to radically change program structure and still have it do things the exact same way.

    All your attempts and troubles have been appreciated. Spenk I could be showing you some SSDS code changes for 15 minutes and you would be saying. Get out of the way old man. I can do this.

     


     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Spenk you poor line number deprived bastard.

    Line numbers are worthless, if you are going to use labels give them a meaning not an arbitrary number. Numbers mean nothing a label has meaning. Even better why not use functions and sub routines instead as these make the code even more organised and readable.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    The code is a lot simpler than any desktop search this group could come up with using their high high standards. Show me some simple code.

    This isn't a desktop search application. I have a desktop search application built into the os so why would I waste time writing my own?

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    It's not that your request isn't extremely valid. I have lists and lists of things I would sooner work on than yours. I checked my todo**vip notes and found over 300 hits. (probably 1/2 implemented) This program could do a lot more if this list of changes and enhancements were completed. If you were so smart and really wanted to use the search as is. You would put together a simple script that would copy all the *.c files to *.ccc  How tuff would that be? I know it's easier to sit there and whine. Get off your butt and do something. Come on Swampies write him a quickie in C. I could strip down SSDS and do it.

    Why should I have to change my files to work with your application though? The c source files I have have worked perfectly well for years as .c - what is the point in renaming them other than requiring me to change everything else on my system that assumes a .c extension?

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Line numbers make it easy for me to know where the logic is within 10,000 lines of code. line 12000 should be somewhere near the middle of a 1 to 32767 range. They took line numbers out to be mean, no other reason.

    If you are writing routines of 10,000 lines you have bigger problems than line numbers. Giving a label a name means you can identify the functionality by it's name! Simple and easy. Even better put the functionality into named functions and it is even easier to locate.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    It was difficult to keep all the options in 1 program. On initial start up I wanted it to create every file needed to run. I didn't want to have anything other than the search.exe to be able to use this search engine. The only file that I haven't added is the cript.txt used in encryption. A set of 127 chr switched to other values for encryption. I have the help.txt creation code in there. I did it primarily for myself. Much quicker to use the search to make code changes and check values. Your way would be a house of cards system where SSDS is 1 Huge card that you can jam and jam again. Trial and error works if you jam your spaghetti code. Jamming probably wouldn't work for Your way of coding. Poor poor you.

    It is much easier to check and search code when the code is organised sensibly. Moving things into a config file is a good move but not when the config file isn't easy to edit or understand though.

    My way of doing this wouldn't have anything to do with being a huge card (whatever that means) but a series of well defined and tested functions - each doing a single discreet task with well defined parameters and error handling.

     @SpectateSwamp said:

    Spaghetti code chef. There would still be lots of it out there. It's pretty difficult to radically change program structure and still have it do things the exact same way.

    It is only difficult to do if the structure is inherently hard to maintain,spaghetti code is a mess and hard to maintain by definition. Clean organised code be it functional, structured or OO becomes easier to maintain and change by virtue of being well organised.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    All your attempts and troubles have been appreciated. Spenk I could be showing you some SSDS code changes for 15 minutes and you would be saying. Get out of the way old man. I can do this.

    That doesn't mean anything.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    You would put together a simple script that would copy all the *.c files to *.ccc  How tuff would that be? I know it's easier to sit there and whine. Get off your butt and do something. Come on Swampies write him a quickie in C. I could strip down SSDS and do it.

    Even easier just spent a couple of minutes playing with powershell and came up with

    get-childitem -recurse | where-object {!$.PSIsContainer} | foreach-object {select-string -pattern "delete" -path $ | Select-Object FileName,LineNumber, Line | Format-List}

    Apart from not highlighting wordst the above line will search the entire subfolder without merging or indexing (as you seem to be against indexing) or renaming of files. Every time it gets a match it will display the filename, line number and matching line from the file. Seems to do everything I was asking you to show SSDS doing in one line...

    So remind me again why I should be required to rename files to suit you, merge files to suit you just so I can use SSDS to suit you....



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    If you were so smart and really wanted to use the search as is, you would put together a simple script that would copy all the *.c files to *.ccc.  How tuff would that be?
     

    Too tuff to be of practical use.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    I know it's easier to sit there and whine.

    It's easier to use the built-in search, which works as advertised.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Get off your butt and do something.

    Search programs have the implicit purpose of keeping me on my butt. If a search program requires that I get off my butt, the program has no purpose anymore.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Line numbers make it easy for me to know where the logic is within 10,000 lines of code

    Show us how.

    If you know which line number to go to, you must already know what's there, which means you can use a meaningful label to search for, with the added benefit that this label, in a sense, "auto-updates" its line number as you add & remove code, removing the necessity for you to manually keep track of line numbers.

     


     

    Hey, Spenk, this is sort of fun, you know. Kind of like a shooting range.



  • @spenk said:

    Even easier just spent a couple of minutes playing with powershell and came up with

    get-childitem -recurse | where-object {!$.PSIsContainer} | foreach-object {select-string -pattern "delete" -path $ | Select-Object FileName,LineNumber, Line | Format-List}

    Invalid; doesn't have line numbers or noodles, and VB5 won't compile it. And does it do random video? Hahaha you poor sod, no one can compete with SSDS.



  •  @spenk said:

    get-childitem -recurse | where-object {!$.PSIsContainer} | foreach-object {select-string -pattern "delete" -path $ | Select-Object FileName,LineNumber, Line | Format-List}

    Whoa, is that really the only way to do a <font face="courier new,courier">grep --recursive --line-number</font> in Powershell?  Surely it has some sort of builtin search...

    <font face="courier new,courier">grep -rn --color=auto</font> for the cool kids.



  • @Xyro said:

    Whoa, is that really the only way to do a <font face="courier new,courier">grep --recursive --line-number</font> in Powershell?  Surely it has some sort of builtin search...

    <font face="courier new,courier">grep -rn --color=auto</font> for the cool kids.

    I have no idea, done virtually nothing with powershell before - just pieced a few statements together and that seemed to work.



  • More randomness makes Knowledge `fun'

    @derula said:

    Invalid; doesn't have line numbers or noodles, and VB5 won't compile it. And does it do random video? Hahaha you poor sod, no one can compete with SSDS.

    DerulaSwamp you move to the front of the class.

    To present random dumb responses by this Group using SSDS

    Change the font sizes in control.txt. Make it quite large maybe 72 point. Set the number of lines of context to 2. This will show 2 blank lines before the match because you'll put them there, in the file questions.txt The match line will have a specific search line ie "question #1" the search string will be "question" the Hilite color will be set to the same as the regular background so that the match disappears when displayed ie only the "         #1" will show on that line. The next couple lines will have the text of the question. Keep it fairly short because the font is large. Put a couple blank lines behind the question as well.


    Example of questions.txt file:

    "     blank line   "
    "     blank line   "
    "question #1"
    "without randomness"
    "you have nothing"
    "     blank line   "
    "     blank line   "
    "     blank line   "
    "     blank line   "
    "     blank line   "
    "     blank line   "
    "question #2"
    "SSDS is the best "
    "desktop search ever"
    "     blank line   "
    "     blank line   "
    "     blank line   "
    "     blank line   "
    "     blank line   "
    "     blank line   "
    "question #3       "
           .
           .

    Set the character display speed in the control file from disabled to enabled
    set the "rand" option on for random
    set the tt time delay option to "tt4" or "tt6"
    set the "pause" option on this will make it run by itself (no more prompts)
        check out the source code; this one is very simple.
        You will need a good search to display 10,000 lines of code. Luckily we have SSDS

    Now lets go searching at prompt #2 enter "c" for context search. The search string at prompt #3 is "question" and away it goes randomly displaying the large font questions in slowed print, with a few second wait after each dumb answer.

    This will run for days and lets you check the randomness. When restarting the only option that needs to be reentered is the pause (I should add it to the control file) then the "C" context search and select the previous search string (line 1) which is "question" and away it goes again.

    When testing the above you should create a new folder and put a copy of search.exe there. Do the quickie first build. Then make the above changes. and jam it.

    I could go and look at the control file and the source code to provide the control element numbers that need changing but I won't.

    This text randomness is almost as cool as random video with slow motion and freeze frame. Having the random last frame display for 4 or 6 seconds is quite interesting. Without randomness you got nothing.

    P.S. it's ok, that you arn't "all knowing" about search. Most Swampies were wrong about that once too.

     



  • Re: More randomness makes Knowledge impossible to find

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    When testing the above you should create a new folder and put a copy of search.exe there. Do the quickie first build. Then make the above changes. and jam it.

    I could go and look at the control file and the source code to provide the control element numbers that need changing but I won't.

    This text randomness is almost as cool as random video with slow motion and freeze frame. Having the random last frame display for 4 or 6 seconds is quite interesting. Without randomness you got nothing.

    P.S. it's ok, that you arn't "all knowing" about search. Most Swampies were wrong about that once too.

    Thanks for that, yet another post that answers none of the questions asked, addresses none of the issues people mentioned and ignores everything people would like you to say in favour of a response full of 'random' as if that has anything to do with searching. You really are a tit.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    boondoggle

    Your most recent post pretty much sums up the few years you've spent here... completely miss the sarcasm in one's post, make a few paragraphs of nonsense that I can't figure out, then a big demonstration about how random is the coolest thing in the world... followed by this creepy "join us" sentence that sounds like a typical date Katie Holmes probably had with Tom Cruise before they got married.



  • @spenk said:

    ignores everything people would like you to say

    Yeah, tell us about your holey stones again. Did you save the world yet, Swampy?



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    This text randomness is almost as cool as random video with slow motion
    and freeze frame. Having the random last frame display for 4 or 6
    seconds is quite interesting. Without randomness you got nothing.
     

    Allow me to respond to your useless SSDS options with a quote directly from you:

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    As for useless options. <snip bit about useful GPS feature for camcorder> Boo useless options.




  • Jamming random music with SSDS

    @spenk said:

     Thanks for that, yet another post that answers none of the questions asked, addresses none of the issues people mentioned and ignores everything people would like you to say in favour of a response full of 'random' as if that has anything to do with searching. You really are a tit.

     I got to trumpet the really neat features that others don't have and can't touch. Oooh this is such a great great feature. How come the other dodos don't have it. What's up?

    Music randomness is good. I'm not much into music so I tend to overlook how fantastic SSDS is in this area.

    First do a "gf" for "Get Files" at prompt #2 This function will do an auto catalog looking for mp3 files You pick the folder you want or the entire c:\ drive. This won't take a minute or 2.

    Then at prompt 1 enter the output file from the above step ie songs.txt

    at prompt #2 enter "rand" so it will pick a random song.
    at prompt #2 enter "randa" so it will pick a random start point.
    at prompt #2 enter "thumb" so the song will stop after the number of seconds in the timer setting below
    at prompt #2 enter "tt8" so it will play a 8 second random sample 
    at prompt #2 enter "ww" to start screen saver mode
    at prompt #3 enter "photo" (the default search string) it exists on every catalog line.

    The random 8 second segments begin to play and play and play. Hit enter to hear the whole song. After the full play SSDS goes back to random sampling

    Kill it at any time and have the same settings remain when you restart. They are all in the control.txt file so on restart you just have to "enter enter enter"

    SSDS lets you jam your computer. See what your computer can do! start 3 rapid slide shows going, maybe random video as well. How fast can it search huge text files. from a USB device? your main drive? See how fast you can be in and see the last page in a huge text file (your merged text) and close out completely. Easily under 4 seconds. The defaults on the start up and the close-out makes it so fast. (enter enter enter (view) enter enter enter) its done

    Programs that aren't fast, won't be used.

    This group just isn't going to give up just yet, are you?



  • Re: Jamming random music with SSDS - more effort than using built in tools

    @SpectateSwamp said:

     I got to trumpet the really neat features that others don't have and can't touch. Oooh this is such a great great feature. How come the other dodos don't have it. What's up?

    They aren't great features though, they are pointless crap nobody other than yourself wants.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Music randomness is good. I'm not much into music so I tend to overlook how fantastic SSDS is in this area.

    This is one of the few areas where random is good, any music player though can do this - it is called 'Shuffle' and it is best suited to a music player not a search tool.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    First do a "gf" for "Get Files" at prompt #2 This function will do an auto catalog looking for mp3 files You pick the folder you want or the entire c:\ drive. This won't take a minute or 2.

    Why bother, WDS or WMP will index my mp3s automatically and will keep the index up to date without me needing to do this everytime I add, delete or rename or alter a file.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Then at prompt 1 enter the output file from the above step ie songs.txt

    No need to do this with WMP or WDS.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    at prompt #2 enter "rand" so it will pick a random song.

    With WMP I press the shuffle button and press play.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    at prompt #2 enter "randa" so it will pick a random start point.
    at prompt #2 enter "thumb" so the song will stop after the number of seconds in the timer setting below
    at prompt #2 enter "tt8" so it will play a 8 second random sample 
    at prompt #2 enter "ww" to start screen saver mode
    at prompt #3 enter "photo" (the default search string) it exists on every catalog line.

    The random 8 second segments begin to play and play and play. Hit enter to hear the whole song. After the full play SSDS goes back to random sampling

    Why would I want to listen to a song from a random point? I want to hear songs from the start (call me peculiar) and normally I will listen to the song most of the time and skip the odd one, I have never wanted to skip the majority and listen the odd one which seems to be what you are advocating.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Kill it at any time and have the same settings remain when you restart. They are all in the control.txt file so on restart you just have to "enter enter enter"

    WMP would remember the playlist as well...

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    SSDS lets you jam your computer.

    That makes no sense.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    See what your computer can do! start 3 rapid slide shows going, maybe random video as well.

    I can do random video anyway and a random slide show, I have never had the desire to do 3 random slide shows however.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    How fast can it search huge text files. from a USB device? your main drive? See how fast you can be in and see the last page in a huge text file (your merged text) and close out completely. Easily under 4 seconds. The defaults on the start up and the close-out makes it so fast. (enter enter enter (view) enter enter enter) its done

    I don't have many huge text files to search, however I can search from usb or my main drive. If I wanted to see the end of a large file I would just 'tail' it under unix or 'Tail-File' under powershell.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Programs that aren't fast, won't be used.

    Neither will programs that are utter crap, hence the user base for SSDS is you and you alone.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    First do a "gf" for "Get Files" at prompt #2 This function will do an auto catalog looking for mp3 files You pick the folder you want or the entire c:\ drive. This won't take a minute or 2.


    Why, when Music Player Daemon already has my music folder indexed?

     

     @SpectateSwamp said:

    at prompt #2 enter "rand" so it will pick a random song.
    at prompt #2 enter "randa" so it will pick a random start point.
    at prompt #2 enter "thumb" so the song will stop after the number of seconds in the timer setting below
    at prompt #2 enter "tt8" so it will play a 8 second random sample 
    at prompt #2 enter "ww" to start screen saver mode
    at prompt #3 enter "photo" (the default search string) it exists on every catalog line.

    The random 8 second segments begin to play and play and play. Hit enter to hear the whole song. After the full play SSDS goes back to random sampling

     Why would I want to do that?  

    @SpectateSwamp said:

     

    SSDS lets you jam your computer. See what your computer can do! start 3 rapid slide shows going, maybe random video as well.

    I like to see my computers doing useful stuff. Like solving engineering problems or doing business applications. Not running random videos and slide shows.

     @SpectateSwamp said:

    See how fast you can be in and see the last page in a huge text file (your merged text) and close out completely.

    I already have the tail command to do that for me.

     @SpectateSwamp said:

    Programs that aren't fast, won't be used.

     Nor will crap programs which expect users to know random commands. On command-line interfaces we have consistent, documented commands. I can type man command or command -? (or -h, or --help) on my Linux terminal and get information about the command. I'd expect the Windows command line to have similar feature.

     

    SSDS doesn't have that, except if your sorry excuse for source code (hell, I have done quite a lot of VB a few years ago, and even though I wasn't a good programmer, my code didn't suck like yours) IS the documentation.

    Also, command-line apps are simple and fast. They just do their jobs, unlike SSDS which tries to be everything but fails.



  • @Renan_S2 said:

    I'd expect the Windows command line to have similar feature.

     

     

    Haha, you actually expected the windows command line to do something.



  • Extract then Sort knowledge with SSDS

    @bob171123 said:

     

    Haha, you actually expected the windows command line to do something.

    On a rare rare occasion i'll "sort"  text data extracted using SSDS (unrandomizing stuff)



  • C'mon, c'mon...don't keep us in suspense. What is Step 2?!?!?!?

     

    Lol, this made me laugh out loud in this thread.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    On a rare rare occasion i'll "sort"  text data extracted using SSDS (unrandomizing stuff)

    What has that got to do with SSDS?



  • SSDS slows computers down

     

    Maybe the diehards will never reach step 2. (using the greatest tool on the planet) But 100's 1000's even millions of Swampies will wonder why not?

    Most programmers haven't programmed anything. They have just reworked existing code and complained and complained about the old coding habits. Never having created anything themselves. Just what did your program do? Or did you work on a tiny tiny section of a big elegant mess. Good programs do good things. Just like SSDS. I'll dig out my #2 program of all time and post that source here. No explanations needed. It will easily transfer to c or any other language. Just to get some of you off and jamming in what ever language you want. Here comes some key source code.

    Lets just say my coding grammer isn't what it should be. But I do work hard at keeping things simple. So I can understand what is going on when I look at the code later. Lots of deactivated display info, is a sure sign of a program that has been jammed. Maybe more than any program on the planet. SSDS has been jammed a lot. There is Code that was never activated and other minor dumb things that should be taken out. And a couple hundred "todo" items that would smarten SSDS right up.

    say you are a Newspaper Editor and wanted a random headline displaying in your window. Random Christmas wishes. Random ToDo list... Using the Delayed print "'feature'" How easy is this. Mmmm maybe the random todo list will get me motivated.

    Again use SSDS to check the source code for "cmd(77" There was no reason not to add this option when it was this easy.
    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/source.txt

    Use the "help" option to display the control.txt elements along with their details. Cmd(77 is near the end.

    Delayed print is a nice feature. When you have a text screen without it. That screen could change in a flash leaving you still reading. With delayed print you know where in the display it is and that's good. Some times computers just need to be slowed down. Thanks SSDS.

    Changing the control.txt settings more quickly.

    Enter "ccc" at prompt #2 that switches you to control1.txt values. I find it just as easy to create a new folder and run a second copy of search.exe there.



  • Simple search that works. SSDS

    The following VB program would display the customer info for a given Telco conversion. The screen is a very close replica to what they see on the old system. I did similar dumps using SMG back on the old VAX computers.


     c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vb98\frmmytest.frm append start
     VERSION 5.00
     Begin VB.Form frmmytest
        BorderStyle     =   0  'None
        ClientHeight    =   10125
        ClientLeft      =   0
        ClientTop       =   0
        ClientWidth     =   14190
        LinkTopic       =   "Frmmytest"
        ScaleHeight     =   10125
        ScaleWidth      =   14190
        ShowInTaskbar   =   0   'False
        WindowState     =   2  'Maximized
        Begin VB.CommandButton Command1
           Cancel          =   -1  'True
           Caption         =   "Command1"
           Height          =   195
           Left            =   11040
           TabIndex        =   0
           Top             =   13840
           Width           =   135
        End
        Begin VB.Image Image1
           Height          =   11500
           Left            =   0
           Stretch         =   -1  'True
           Top             =   0
           Width           =   15500
        End
     End
     Attribute VB_Name = "frmmytest"
     Attribute VB_GlobalNameSpace = False
     Attribute VB_Creatable = False
     Attribute VB_PredeclaredId = True
     Attribute VB_Exposed = False
     Public ddd As String
     Public infile As String
     Public outfile As String
     Public cnt As Integer
     Public rrr As Double
     Public ppp As String
     Public aaa As String
     Public Sub form_initialize()
     Dim reclength As Long
     BackColor = QBColor(0)      'black background
     frmmytest.Show
     Call text2_chg
     End Sub
     Public Sub text2_chg()
     '   SpectateSwamp
     '   29 July 2002
     
     On Error GoTo errors_31000
                             'has been created the first time......
     infile = FreeFile
     Open "c:\spectateswamp\cust_info2.txt" For Input As #infile
     ForeColor = QBColor(15)     'white
     
     Font.Size = 18
     Print ""
     Print " IQ0001S5"; Tab(30); "Customer Inquiry"; Tab(72); "SO"
     Print Tab(65); "8/09/02 16:30:13"
     Print ""
     Print " Phone#:";
     Print Tab(24); "Name:"
     Print ""
     Print " ----------------------------------------------- Service Information ------
     ---------------------------------------"
     Print " Type of Service:"; Tab(60); "Effective....:"
     Print " Service Class....:"; Tab(60); "In Date......:"
     Print " Service Status...:"; Tab(60); "Out Date...:"
     Print ""
     Print " ----------------------------------------------- Customer Information
      -----------------------------------------"
     Print " NPA/NXX/Line.....:"; Tab(34); "Tie-to...........:"; Tab(61); "Sort Zip.........:"
     Print " Charge Taxes?....:"; Tab(34); "Rest. PIN.....:"; Tab(61); "Un-Rest PIN.:"
     Print " State......................:"; Tab(34); "County.........:"; Tab(61);
      "City................:"
     Print " Dist-1.....................:"; Tab(34); "Dist-2...........:"; Tab(61);
      "Dist-3............:"
     Print " # Directories.........:"; Tab(34); "Directory.....:"; Tab(61); "DA Exempt...:"
     Print " SSN.......................:"; Tab(33); "Spouse SSN:"; Tab(61); "BNS Code....:"
     Print " Certificate.............:"; Tab(34); "Dep.Date....:"; Tab(61); "Dep. Amount:"
     Print " Billing Cycle.........:"; Tab(34); "Foreign.......:"; Tab(61); "Toll Limit......:"
     Print " Hearing Impaired:"; Tab(31); "Credit Class.....:"; Tab(61); "Disc Reason:"
     Print " Print Detail...........:"; Tab(31); "Race Code.......:"; Tab(61); "Late Exmpt...:"
     'the above prints were screen captured and saved as a bmp so I could display over it below
     'the following input allowed me to do a printscreen and save it in paint for the background
     'aaa = InputBox("testing only", , , 9850, 9550) 'activate this line to do the prtscreen and save of above display
     ForeColor = QBColor(10)  'green 2, 6, 10
     Set Picture = LoadPicture("c:\spectateswamp\mytest0001.bmp")
     
     
     '    Line Input #infile, aaa         'what the hey added this above next input
     
     next_display:
     
     ddd = InputBox("phone to display " + CStr(rec_pos), , , 9850, 10550)
         If Len(ddd) = 1 Then
             GoTo end_it_30000
         End If
         If Len(ddd) = 4 Then
             ddd = "349" + ddd       'the vast majority are 349
         End If
     next_customer:
     
     
     
     
         Input #infile, a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6, a7, a8, a9, a10, a11, a12, a13, a14, a15,
      a16, a17, a18, a19, a20, a21, a22, a23, a24, a25, a26, a27, a28, a29, a30
         If ddd = "" Then
             ddd = Trim(a2) + Format(Val(a3), "0000")
         End If
        If Len(ddd) = 7 Then
         If ddd <> Trim(a2) + Format(Val(a3), "0000") Then
             GoTo next_customer
         End If
        End If
     
     
         Cls
         DoEvents                 'allow for other tasks to run
     
     next_print:
     Print
     Print
     Print
     Print
     Print Tab(9); a1; "-"; a2; "-"; Format(Val(a3), "0000")
     Print
     Print
     Print Tab(71); a21
     Print Tab(71); a27
     Print
     Print
     Print
     Print Tab(18); a1; "-"; a2; "-"; Format(Val(a3), "0000")
     Print Tab(19); a4
     Print Tab(46); a9
     Print
     Print Tab(74); a28
     Print Tab(19); Left(a15, 3); "-"; Mid(a15, 4, 2); "-"; Right(Trim(a15), 4)
     Print Tab(21); a17
     Print Tab(19); a24; Tab(46); a25
     Print Tab(46); a5
     Print Tab(46); a29
     cnt = cnt + 1
     
     
         Input #infile, a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6, a7, a8, a9, a10, a11, a12, a13, a14, a15,
      a16, a17, a18, a19, a20, a21, a22, a23, a24, a25, a26, a27, a28, a29, a30
        If Len(ddd) = 7 Then
         If ddd <> Mid(aaa, 7, 3) + Format(Val(Mid(aaa, 13, 4)), "0000") Then
             GoTo next_display
         End If
        End If
     
     
     aaa = InputBox("testing only " + CStr(rec_pos), , , 9850, 10550)
     ppp = ""
         If Trim(aaa) = "" Then
             GoTo next_customer
         End If
     If Len(Trim(aaa)) = 7 Then
         ppp = aaa
         GoTo next_customer
     End If
         Cls
         GoTo next_print
     
     end_it_30000:
     Unload Me
     Set frmmytest = Nothing
     End
     
     errors_31000:
         Print "error number "; Err.Number; " "; Err.Description
     aaa = InputBox("testing only", , , 9850, 7550)
     GoTo end_it_30000
     End Sub
     
     
     c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vb98\frmmytest.frm append end

     

    When training some conversion team members one stated. Everything is a print/dump program. She was right. I'd create dumps for every conversion text file. Then it was a matter of combining these dump programs in some form or another to do the inital ETL conversion data loads 

    I could sit and hold my finger down on the enter key and watch just one data field to see what the ranges were. Right off the bat I would be creating these dump programs. Getting important stuff done even before I knew what was in the files.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vb98\frmmytest.frm append start
     <actual code snipped>
     
     c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vb98\frmmytest.frm append end
     

    That is a fantastic sample of everytihng wrong with SSDS distilled into a much smaller number of lines. Global variables used, piss poor variable names, using labels to emulate line numbers, goto instead of decent loop constructs, lack of option explicitand the somewhat inexplicable method of naming the main routine of your program text2_chg -this really is the essence of SSDS.



  • Your usage of punctuation is questionable:

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    When you have a text screen without it. That screen could change in a flash leaving you still reading.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    "'feature'"

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Maybe more than any program on the planet. SSDS has been jammed a lot.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Lots of deactivated display info, is a sure sign of a program that has been jammed.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    But I do work hard at keeping things simple. So I can understand what is going on when I look at the code later.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    They have just reworked existing code and complained and complained about the old coding habits. Never having created anything themselves.
     




  • @dhromed said:

    Your usage of punctuation is questionable:

    Dhromed oh poor DhromedSwamp. Have you not learned anything. If he doesn't have to think about punctuation. SpectateSwamp can concentrate better on more important things. Like maintaining the greatest software in existence. Or teaching us poor sobs. How to use. It.



  • #2 program of all time - customer file dump

    @spenk said:

    That is a fantastic sample of everytihng wrong with SSDS distilled into a much smaller number of lines. Global variables used, piss poor variable names, using labels to emulate line numbers, goto instead of decent loop constructs, lack of option explicitand the somewhat inexplicable method of naming the main routine of your program text2_chg -this really is the essence of SSDS.

    #2 program of all time - customer file dump

    When you are jamming it don't worry about the itsy bitsy language details. Even be a little inefficient on purpose just to slow things down. Ignore the jackass rules and go. After all computing is simply extract, sort and report.


    I'd better create a few test records for the #2 all time program. Then do one of my famous screen reshoots demoing this simple but powerful dump program. It would be pretty easy to change it a bit and have the program update those records wouldn't it? Keep a dumbed down version to update customer balances etc. I could be jamming that change in a minute.

    All your records in plain text files that you could edit with notepad. No big software learning curve to hold you back.

    Come on come on show me a routine you have that would be any easier. You must have done the odd text file dump of some kind? Important - This has been a true work world example.


     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    #2 program of all time - customer file dump

    wtf? How can this thing be classed as the number 2 program of all time?

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    When you are jamming it don't worry about the itsy bitsy language details. Even be a little inefficient on purpose just to slow things down. Ignore the jackass rules and go. After all computing is simply extract, sort and report.

    You really have no concept of what good coding entails. Giving things sensible names takes very little effort and makes the code far more maintainable. What is the Extract, Sort and Report you keep babbling about? I am fairly sure computing also involves the creation and entry of data as well.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Then do one of my famous screen reshoots demoing this simple but powerful dump program.

    If by famous you mean 'laughably bad and unwatchable with wacky camera autofocus and hand wobble' then yes.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    All your records in plain text files that you could edit with notepad. No big software learning curve to hold you back.

    Only useful if your data never needs to be maintained or contain formatting or maintain internal structures in any way. 



  •  @SpectateSwamp said:

    But 100's 1000's even millions of Swampies will wonder why not?

     And then realize they can do the same with decent tools with a smooth learning curve, or even something with a steeper curve but with good documentation (that is, not the source code). 

     @SpectateSwamp said:

    It will easily transfer to c or any other language

     Why would I want to port your mess of a program to C? Keep it confined to VB5, which will eventually stop working.

     @SpectateSwamp said:

    Maybe more than any program on the planet. SSDS has been jammed a lot.

    Why would that be a good thing? Good software projects aren't jammed, they use a source code management system.

      @SpectateSwamp said:

    Lets just say my coding grammer isn't what it should be. But I do work hard at keeping things simple.


    As if using tons of gotos and nondescriptive labels, using an obsolete development environment, and using meaningless commands was keeping things simple.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    say you are a Newspaper Editor and wanted a random headline displaying in your window. Random Christmas wishes. Random ToDo list... Using the Delayed print "'feature'" How easy is this. Mmmm maybe the random todo list will get me motivated.



    If I need so, I can do it easily using a program like fortune, or even the shuf command.



  • Hunting aliens with SSDS

    @derula said:

    Yeah, tell us about your holey stones again. Did you save the world yet, Swampy?

     

    UFO's are nearby. A local told me of seeing a typical UFO on 03Dec2009. Shiny object looking like inverted soup bowls. This sighting is 1/2 mile south of the video of 11Nov2009 where I noticed a shiny object right at the end of the video clip. Anyway I will do more video of that area in the next while. Making sure to not get too close. 15 x zoom and I can be a mile away. Playing video back in slow-mo is the best way to find these fast flyers.

    Strange phenomenon before earthquake to Sichuan Cina 12 05 2008 – 03:23
    — 51CrazyTV

    Check out the weird video. Start and stop the video and see for yourself.

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    UFO's are nearby
     

    We have just entered the twilight zone.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @dhromed said:

    @SpectateSwamp said:
    UFO's are nearby
    We have just entered the twilight zone.

    Or Norway.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDvtP40vC4o&feature=email

    Check out the weird video.

    Okay.  Did you see that flyer that came right in front of the screen at about 0:18?@SpectateSwamp said:

    Start and stop the video and see for yourself.

    No.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    This sighting is 1/2 mile south of the video of 11Nov2009 where I noticed a shiny object right at the end of the video clip.
     

    I presume that the location is half a mile closer to the airport, right?



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Most programmers haven't programmed anything. They have just reworked existing code and complained and complained about the old coding habits. Never having created anything themselves. Just what did your program do? Or did you work on a tiny tiny section of a big elegant mess.
     

    Please provide the source where you got that information from. I say this is bullshit. I would say that every programmer has at least once been required to work on an old program or (like me at the moment) turn some old shit into something new - and yes, there may be a lot to complain about (see The Daily WTF :-)). But how on earth do you get to say that most programmers don't program anything new? I'm doing it 70% of my time, the other 30% consist of

    • enhancing stuff I've made myself (occasionally laughing about myself and how I did things 3 years ago)
    • enhancing stuff that collegues did (regularly laughing about them and how they tend to do things)
    • converting old stuff (VB6) to new stuff (C#) (seldomly laughing, but shaking my head, being glad that sooner or later I'll move on to other tasks)

    Most of the time there's neither time nor money to make a total cut and program things new, so you have to work on old stuff, too. But knowing about how elegantly things can be done today, we have all the right and all reasons to laugh at how stupidly things were done (had to be done) 15 years ago. For example line numbers... well, we've had that one already. In 15 years time we will most probably laugh about how we do things today, but that's another story.

    Thing is: people like you, who have never kept up with latest technology still claim that everything was easier in the past, for example by declaring spaghetti coding a valid coding standard, which it is not. But that is not because things were actually easier, it is because these people fail to keep up and just don't know what's going on anymore. And they know it very well.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    say you are a Newspaper Editor and wanted a random headline displaying in your window.

    I'd be a pretty bad newspaper editor. There's nothing random about newspaper headlines. I know quite many people working for the press and they all are sure of one thing: creating a proper headline is the hardest thing about writing for the paper. You should just stop talking about things you don't know about.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    With delayed print you know where in the display it is and that's good.

    Proper systems use scroll bars for that. You know? Scroll bars? These useful bars that indicate not only where in the document I'm navigating, but also indicate the size of the document and allow me to navigate down and even up at the speed that I like?

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Some times computers just need to be slowed down. Thanks SSDS.

    How does that match your earlier claim that SSDS gets faster and faster with processor speed? I like my computer to perform its tasks as fast as possible, not slowed down by some piece-of-shit software.

     

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Most programmers haven't programmed anything. They have just reworked existing code and complained and complained about the old coding habits. Never having created anything themselves. Just what did your program do? Or did you work on a tiny tiny section of a big elegant mess.
     

    That actually explains a lot about SSDS. You gotta remember that this guy actually believes his program is useful and that "most programmers" use it. So whenever he says "most programmers," just remember he is really talking about himself only.



  • SSDS exposes Aliens

    @belgariontheking said:

    [Okay.  Did you see that flyer that came right in front of the screen at about 0:18?

    The 2 at between 4 and 5 seconds look just like my tobacco leaf flyer.

    30 mins before the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China – 03:23
    — innison

    There were 1.6 million views of this other Sichuan posting. It took ol Swampie to notice these stinkers. They look like my tobacco leaf flyer. See demo85_pict7

    I'll do a screen reshoot then slow that down. Then do a second reshoot showing all the action. I'll post those as a video reply. SpectateSwamp exposing aliens. Obviously the World needs SSDS



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    The 2 at between 4 and 5 seconds look just like my tobacco leaf flyer.

    I beg to differ, your tobacco leaf flier looked suspiciously like a leafbeing blown by the wind (as leaves are wont to do), these look far more like your traditional compression artefacts.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    There were 1.6 million views of this other Sichuan posting. It took ol Swampie to notice these stinkers. They look like my tobacco leaf flyer. See demo85_pict7

    See above regarding the leaf thing. The other possibility is that if 1.6 million people didn't see anything and only you did then perhaps you are seeing things that either aren't there or have other logical explanations - like compression artefacts.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    I'll do a screen reshoot then slow that down. Then do a second reshoot showing all the action. I'll post those as a video reply. SpectateSwamp exposing aliens. Obviously the World needs SSDS

    Oh god no, please don't do another god awful screen re-shoot - introducing another level of compression will just make things even worse you buffoon. 



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    SpectateSwamp exposing aliens. Obviously the World needs SSDS

    I am convinced!

     

    .... that I need a new signature



  • Don't be lazy expose the aliens.

    @spenk said:

     I beg to differ, your tobacco leaf flier looked suspiciously like a leafbeing blown by the wind (as leaves are wont to do), these look far more like your traditional compression artefacts.

     

    You have to get outside more. Wet leaves don't blow around and dry leaves don't bend and twist about.

    Sure was hoping against hope that somebody here in lazy forum would get the jump and post the reshoot themselves. Don't be afraid of the criticism. I'll be here to praise you double.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    You have to get outside more. Wet leaves don't blow around and dry leaves don't bend and twist about.

    Damp leaves, or wet leaves in a strong enough wind do. Alsothe leaf in question doesn't actually seem to be twisting, just changing it's orientation relative to the camera.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Sure was hoping against hope that somebody here in lazy forum would get the jump and post the reshoot themselves. Don't be afraid of the criticism. I'll be here to praise you double.

    Nobody else but you is interested in the whole stupid reshoot hing anyway, sane people would just use a video editing tool. This forum isn't actually lazy, we just choose to channel our efforts into taking the piss out of idiots and fools....



  •  @SpectateSwamp said:

    You have to get outside more. Wet leaves don't blow around and dry leaves don't bend and twist about.

    Yes they do. Hell, airplanes even bend and twist about in the wind, and people design them to best minimize that.

    @SpectateSwamp said:


    Sure was hoping against hope that somebody here in lazy forum would get the jump and post the reshoot themselves. Don't be afraid of the criticism. I'll be here to praise you double.

    I can't believe you have the nerve to say we're lazy when you're asking us to reshoot your own video.



  • Sichuan Earthquake video exposed

    @RHuckster said:

    I can't believe you have the nerve to say we're lazy when you're asking us to reshoot your own video.

    The Sichuan 2008 video needs reshooting. Nobody can do it as easily as ol Swampie. Just set SSDS to play back the 8 sections of interest from the first screen reshoot at 1/7 speed. Video that playback in and upload it to YouTube. The other search engines don't seem to have this feature. Slow motion and freeze frame are important. Exposing this video to the World with SSDS is important.

    Sorry about the lazy comment. Typing doesn't count as activity. Nor does whining and complaining. I'm getting my camcorder ready. I have the 8 sections of the 2008 quake video that I want to examine. This should be easy and extremely low tech.


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