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by Gandolf
15 Apr 2020 09:52
Forum: Other Software
Topic: "Game of Life" by John H. Conway
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: "Game of Life" by John H. Conway

Ah! John Conway, and number theory. That brings back memories of happy days at University. I loved pure mathematics, and still do. There is something fascinating about numbers, particularly prime numbers.
by Gandolf
06 Apr 2020 00:38
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: +++ BREAKING NEWS: XY Switches Programming Language +++
Replies: 130
Views: 17252

Re: +++ BREAKING NEWS: XY Switches Programming Language +++

Don, I think you'll find it not as daunting as you imagine. I've had to learn different programming languages. I expect, like me, it will appear a mammoth task at first. Then it will all start to fall into place and you'll wonder what the problems were. Good luck, I'm delighted that you've decided t...
by Gandolf
05 Apr 2020 13:19
Forum: Other Software
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 52
Views: 5648

Re: COVID-19

Certainly not where I would have expected to hear a Dowland lute recital. Mustapha Tettey Addy and The Obonu Drummers perhaps.
by Gandolf
05 Apr 2020 01:18
Forum: Other Software
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 52
Views: 5648

Re: COVID-19

I've got a set CD's of Weiss lute sonatas, only recently discovered his music. As for Bach - well, there aren't many of his works I haven't got recordings of. Organ, harpsichord (two of my favourite instruments), and the cantatas. I've never heard the Toccata & fugue in D minor, BWV565 played on the...
by Gandolf
04 Apr 2020 05:44
Forum: Other Software
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 52
Views: 5648

Re: COVID-19

Interesting. I like the guitar, don't care so much for the vocal. But then, I'm rather selective in the vocal classical music I like.
by Gandolf
03 Apr 2020 11:10
Forum: Other Software
Topic: File Managers
Replies: 86
Views: 32505

Re: File Managers

You can't read. The user name is Gand o lf, not Gandalf. Furthermore, read again why you banned me. It was because I dared to challenge your claim that YOU had discovered the bug, not me. It was pre-2007, I know that because I remember that my wife was disgusted with your attitude, and she died in 2...
by Gandolf
03 Apr 2020 02:54
Forum: Other Software
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 52
Views: 5648

Re: COVID-19

My taste in guitar music is somewhat earlier, 16th. and 17th. century. More often played on the lute than the guitar.
Having said that, I do occasionally listen to Hendrix, Pink Floyd etc... (but only when I'm in a psychedelic mood!!)
by Gandolf
02 Apr 2020 09:05
Forum: Other Software
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 52
Views: 5648

Re: COVID-19

I had viral pneumonia (very similar to coronavirus) in my early 30's, so I have some personal experience of what it is like not being able to breath. To say the least, it is frightening! It took me the best part of six months to get back on my feet. I don't remember much of the first three weeks I s...
by Gandolf
02 Apr 2020 08:42
Forum: Other Software
Topic: File Managers
Replies: 86
Views: 32505

Re: File Managers

I reported a bug to DOpus.
They denied it existed.
They then fixed it, claiming to have discovered it themselves.
I complained.
THEY BANNED ME FOR COMPLAINING.

BUT...
They continued to e-mail me demanding money to renew my licence.
by Gandolf
23 Mar 2020 05:37
Forum: Other Software
Topic: File Managers
Replies: 86
Views: 32505

Re: File Managers

Don used to describe XY as an "explorer style file manager with a second pane". I suspect the way he has implemented the second pane makes it difficult, perhaps impossible, to add a second tree.
by Gandolf
13 Feb 2020 04:28
Forum: Other Software
Topic: File Managers
Replies: 86
Views: 32505

Re: File Managers

You started this thread about File Managers Don. ...But maybe some of you use other file managers for specific tasks (or maybe for most tasks, and XYplorer just for specific tasks). That would be interesting to know. Not to copy those features. I think it's totally okay and normal to use different f...
by Gandolf
12 Feb 2020 06:45
Forum: Other Software
Topic: File Managers
Replies: 86
Views: 32505

Re: File Managers

admin wrote:
11 Feb 2020 20:41
Help yourself along the bloat cascade: https://www.xyplorer.com/freezer.php
Why use an outdated version of XYplorer that isn't bloated, when there are other current file managers that aren't bloated?
by Gandolf
30 Jan 2020 04:01
Forum: Other Software
Topic: File Managers
Replies: 86
Views: 32505

Re: File Managers

Or Tablacus Explorer. Both are basic file managers, like XY used to be before it became bloated.
by Gandolf
16 Sep 2019 04:37
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: XYplorer doesn't remember inactive pane color
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: XYplorer doesn't remember inactive pane color

admin wrote:
15 Sep 2019 13:41
The value 0 (= hex 000000) is interpreted by XYplorer as "take the factory default value". :)
Why not leave the entry blank to use the default?
by Gandolf
21 Aug 2019 19:18
Forum: Wishes
Topic: Draw background colors as wide as the column...for labels, too, please!
Replies: 14
Views: 740

Re: Draw background colors as wide as the column...for labels, too, please!

admin wrote:
21 Aug 2019 15:49
... I never really got the mindset of full-rowers... :whistle: )
I take it that you are not a member of MENSA!