__/ On Friday 26 August 2005 09:43, [Blinky the Shark] wrote : \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> / On Friday 26 August 2005 08:55, [Blinky the Shark] wrote : \
>> I tried it a couple of hours ago for the first time. I feel your pain.
>> Hopefully it does not consume much space. It sure was time-consuming.
>> The conclusion: never download programs that are called after an
>> animal, e.g. eMule, KBear, BonzyBuddy (if that counts as an animal)...
> Speciesist! ;)
> As for BonzyBuddy, I can't say that I've ever heard of a bonzi.
>> ...with the exception of the Firefox suite...
> Of course.
> And Mozilla.
> But no exception for Thunderbird, from what I've seen/heard.
It disappointed me only once, but it was partially my fault. I was grafting
mail from one location to another and the total volume of mail was greater
than the space available on the partition.
Luckily I mirror my hard-drive once a week, so none was lost. I wonder if
other mail clients run a check for free space and prompt the user to avoid
disaster. Maybe they just change the pointers to the physical data, but I
like to keep my folders hierarchically sorted in directories and good-ol'
_open_ MBOX format, in which case movement of mail involved plenty of
change at filesystem level.
>>>>> Then when I checked out the Firefox FireFTP extension, I liked it
>>>>> and have been using it ever since.
>>>> That FireFTP extension is getting my site about 500 visitors a month
>>>> (I wrote about it when it came out). It is rather buggy though. I
>>>> use it only at home when I make my bi-weekly backup of new photos. I
>>>> just need to open a new tab and toss it in some Webspace. Very
>>> The only thing I've seen with the version I have <clickety> (0.88.3)
>>> is that once in a while I'll come back to it after not using it for a
>>> long time, and it will still show as connected when it's really not.
>>> That just requires me to click Disconnect before hitting Connect, so
>>> it's not really even an aggravation for me.
>> I only use it to upload one file at a time (a compressed archive). It
>> has bad handling of recursive operations and it doesn't seem to be
>> maintained anymore. I could be wrong...
> I don't know if this is what you're talking about, but there *was* an
> issue where it would behave badly if you uploaded multiple files in one
> action and told it to overwrite all. I reported that (so did others)
> and it was fixed...er...probably three months ago.
> I see at least one of the devs in the help forum here, and the first
> post of his I looked at is dated today.
That is good news. Give it a few more months and we'll have a reliable
tabbed FTP client. I love JRE!
>>>>> Wait! I said I'd never have thought about using a browser...
>>>>> Well, I'm not *exactly* using a browser. ;)
>>>>> Datapoint: Mandrake/KDE here.
>>>> Try KDE. You can't beat drag-and-drop that's also multi-threaded. I
>>> Try it? I've used it every day for three years. :)
>> As an FTP client, that is. Maybe I misunderstood you.
> Oh! No, I lost track of the conversation. But those little mental
> vacations can really pick up your energy late at night! :)
I thought it was Aussie... no idea why. Must be the west coast, but I doubt
it... maybe it's just a reference to booze and you are in fact English.
>>>> think my version of KDE (3.1) does not support secure FTP
>>>> authentication though, so I can't use KDE alone. That's why I
>>>> sometimes use gFTP.
>>>>>> I do the same thing with KDE's thumbnail gallery generator.
>>>>> Hey, what's that called?
>>>> Open a location in File Management mode, Top menu -> Tools -> Create
>>>> Image gallery.
>>> No such animal. KDE 3.1.3 / Konq 3.1.4.
>> Odd... I am fairly sure it's still alive in 3.4. Even with the same
>> default settings and colours...
> Run Command...
> Open Terminal
> Find File
> Execute Shell Command
I have about 7 or 8 menu entries and I use KDE 3.1.1 on SuSE 8.2.
>>>> With some enhancements, you can produce some beautiful pages,
>>>> handling thousands of pictures with just the command-line.
>>>> One among many...
>>>> All generated by the Übergreat KDE.
>>> I must have a crippled trial copy. ;)
>> have you got Pixie Plus (if not, download it). File -> Make Web Image
> Never heard of it. (And no real need for gallery makers; I've only
> done one gallery (for a friend), and I used perl.
"Used" or "re-used". I'm hoping the latter...
Roy S. Schestowitz "This sig seemed like a good idea at the time..."