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10/31/2007 12:24:30 AM · #1
Thought I'd bump this during update mania just after rollover. Sure is nice having your score on your desktop.

My score is 7.0 after 3 votes. When I wake up tomorrow morning, I won't even have to use the browser - just glance at the sidebar, curse the voters under my breath, and go about my merry day!
09/02/2007 12:46:32 AM · #2
Originally posted by Node:

MattO

Do you have vista? It should run in the side panel and load each time.


Yes I have vista and I loaded it again and its working now, but I know as soon as I reboot it wont auto start, is there a box I need to make it autostart? I've never used gadgets before

MattO

ETA found in control panel that gadget was not set to start when windows does. CLicked now and will check again when I reboot.

MattO

Message edited by author 2007-09-02 01:39:18.
09/01/2007 11:34:22 PM · #3
MattO

Do you have vista? It should run in the side panel and load each time.
09/01/2007 10:43:08 PM · #4
I downloaded the gadget and it ran while I had the laptop on, now I turned it back on and it isnt there. Surely I dont have to download it every time? What am I doing wrong, never tried gadgets before.

MattO
09/01/2007 03:19:56 PM · #5
Originally posted by mian3010:

I've just downloaded the gadget, but it doesen't seem to work:

It says: Error connecting to DPChallenge.com - check username and password

I've checked several times that both my username, and password is correct

Anybody knows what's wrong?


I wonder if your firewall is blocking internet access to it.
09/01/2007 03:01:24 PM · #6
anybody, please?
09/01/2007 05:09:08 AM · #7
I've just downloaded the gadget, but it doesen't seem to work:

It says: Error connecting to DPChallenge.com - check username and password

I've checked several times that both my username, and password is correct

Anybody knows what's wrong?
07/30/2007 03:44:13 PM · #8
No, we can still access the archives
07/30/2007 03:32:01 PM · #9
Originally posted by karmat:

Originally posted by Gabriel:

Funny thing is that I also did a DPC gadget (but a different one).
Mine is displaying random DPC pics. It's running on my desktop, but I sent a message to SC requiring approval before making it publically available.

I am still waiting for the approval...


There is no record of any such request in the ticket archives. Did you send it to SC (general inquiry) or Langdon (administrative)?


Now that the email upgrade is over with werent the old ones tossed?
07/30/2007 03:30:13 PM · #10
Originally posted by Gabriel:

Funny thing is that I also did a DPC gadget (but a different one).
Mine is displaying random DPC pics. It's running on my desktop, but I sent a message to SC requiring approval before making it publically available.

I am still waiting for the approval...


There is no record of any such request in the ticket archives. Did you send it to SC (general inquiry) or Langdon (administrative)?

07/30/2007 11:20:57 AM · #11
Just an update: the DPCgadget wasn't forcing score updates as I had trimmed it for non-paying members (who don't have update buttons).

Being a bit of an update addict, I've changed it back so that it forces the updates again. In other words, it is essentially using the update button before checking your score.

This means it probably won't work for non-paying members. Maybe at some point I'll fix it to work for both, but in the mean time I noticed that there weren't any non-paying members using it anyway.

Maybe someday, since it downloads scores every 10 minutes, it'll graph the scores you receive over time. That might be fun.

(No need to download an update, this change was on the server side only)
04/08/2007 11:57:12 PM · #12
DUDE! Aewsome gadgets! I have been waiting for the results slideshow thingy for years! It's one of the first things I suggested when first coming on board. Any chance it will come out for IE as that is what I use. :)

Thanks & awesome work!
peace
Rooster
04/08/2007 09:30:28 PM · #13
Nice job on all the new add ons' jeff.
04/08/2007 09:17:59 PM · #14
Works great! love it. good job
04/07/2007 05:00:51 PM · #15
Originally posted by zymara:


Actually the original (or actually .2) version started working for me a few minutes ago. Not sure what changed, other than I went and added some Vista components so I could check out the Snip tool. :^)

Thanks!


Well, I made some changes to the xml proxy which may have caused it. Unfortunately I don't have Vista on my laptop, so I can't change much because I can't really test it while out of town.

Hope it continues to work (and I didn't break anything). =)

-Jeff
04/07/2007 04:56:35 PM · #16
Originally posted by smurfguy:

31_F.gif zymara and 31.gif David.C: Since I'm out of town for Easter weekend, I just quickly put together a "60-minute update, non-paying member" version here: non-member version

Let me know if this works for you. =)


Actually the original (or actually .2) version started working for me a few minutes ago. Not sure what changed, other than I went and added some Vista components so I could check out the Snip tool. :^)

Thanks!
04/07/2007 04:48:08 PM · #17
Originally posted by Konador:

Nice, never knew about that! I have my 1gb USB drive and my 1GB CF card working away now! :) Speeeeeeeeed!

Yeah, you can really tell a difference--especially when using Photoshop!

I have a built-in SD card slot on my Toshiba notebook, so I put a 4Gb card in there and am using it for ReadyBoost.


04/07/2007 04:31:53 PM · #18
31_F.gif zymara and 31.gif David.C: Since I'm out of town for Easter weekend, I just quickly put together a "60-minute update, non-paying member" version here: non-member version

Let me know if this works for you. =)
04/07/2007 03:32:41 PM · #19
Originally posted by zymara:

Okay, I've got the gadget installed in my sidebar, but am getting a message saying "No scores found for user 'zymara'". I *do* have a Contre-jour entry, and my password is nothing exotic (i.e. no special characters, it's a standard english word)...?


Ahh - since I am essentially using the "update" button (as lesgainous asked earlier) to get updates every 10 minutes, it only works for members.

I'll add a "Member/registered user" option so that it knows whether to try and use the update link. I'll let you know when that's added.

Cheers,
-Jeff

04/07/2007 10:52:16 AM · #20
Nice, never knew about that! I have my 1gb USB drive and my 1GB CF card working away now! :) Speeeeeeeeed!
04/07/2007 10:41:14 AM · #21
Originally posted by Konador:

What, memory as in RAM? :o

Wow, snip is pretty cool!


Windows (Vista) Readyboost
04/07/2007 08:50:06 AM · #22
What, memory as in RAM? :o

Wow, snip is pretty cool!

Message edited by author 2007-04-07 08:50:43.
04/07/2007 03:32:53 AM · #23
Originally posted by lesgainous:

Originally posted by smurfguy:

21.gif lesgainous - how do you take a screenshot of the desktop with the sidebar? The sidebar is eluding my screenshots. =)

I use SnagIt. It's a very powerful tool. Not only does it do "torn edge" -style captures, but drop shadows, fades, etc. You can even easily draw arrows, hightlight, and circle on portions of the capture to draw attention. The capture can include the whole screen, a specific windows, or any free-hand portion of the screen.

The screenshots in my DPC Tutorial was created this way.

By the way, in the screenshot I posted, I actually replaced the image shown with another from my portfolio. I didn't want to reveal my current entries (which would probably be grounds for a DQ).


Try the snipping tool in Vista it is pretty cool...

Type Snip in the Search bar and you will see it in the list of programs.

Tons of cool stuff in Vista...It's like an easter egg hunt...like using a Thumb drive as extra memory (memory boost) if you have a fast enough Thumb Drive or CF...right click on it and you will see a Memory Boost tab.
04/07/2007 02:16:18 AM · #24
Okay, I've got the gadget installed in my sidebar, but am getting a message saying "No scores found for user 'zymara'". I *do* have a Contre-jour entry, and my password is nothing exotic (i.e. no special characters, it's a standard english word)...?
04/06/2007 12:10:16 PM · #25
Originally posted by smurfguy:

21.gif lesgainous - how do you take a screenshot of the desktop with the sidebar? The sidebar is eluding my screenshots. =)

I use SnagIt. It's a very powerful tool. Not only does it do "torn edge" -style captures, but drop shadows, fades, etc. You can even easily draw arrows, hightlight, and circle on portions of the capture to draw attention. The capture can include the whole screen, a specific windows, or any free-hand portion of the screen.

The screenshots in my DPC Tutorial was created this way.

By the way, in the screenshot I posted, I actually replaced the image shown with another from my portfolio. I didn't want to reveal my current entries (which would probably be grounds for a DQ).



Message edited by author 2007-04-06 12:19:58.
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