The Anorak computing wishlist

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The Anorak computing wishlist

Post by humblebee » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:35 am

It's a bit like the Indietracks wishlist, but with Bill Gates instead of Stuart Mackay.

To start you off: I wish Microsoft would stop twatting about putting irrelevant features into every new release of Office. XML my arse. It's nearly as bad as when you click to create a new Word doc and it comes up with two options: blank document or new blog post. NUHHHH.

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Post by Final Loan » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:03 pm

At least the paperclip's fucked off though, eh?
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Post by MJHibbett » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:16 pm

THIS!!!


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Post by moopind » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:29 pm

Witchcraft.
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Post by Jangloid Mark » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:33 pm

I wish they would get rid of that ribbon thing and go back to drop don menus. That said, I've migrated to Open Office because of the ribbon, so, I guess it wouldn't affect me if they did...
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Post by BusterBluth » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:48 am

A Mac Pro with every single add-on. Anybody wanna give me $16,000? I'll pay you back in backrubs.

If not that, a decent gaming desktop would be fine. Something that I could use to play games/store my ridiculous music library/torrent. I hate being a starving college student.

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Post by Wheatabeat » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:58 am

I want a Western Digital TV Live HD Player. And a NAS drive as well. Damn this skintness.
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Post by sideburnsjim » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:06 am

Wheatabeat wrote:I want a Western Digital TV Live HD Player. And a NAS drive as well. Damn this skintness.
The best gadget I ever bought was a HD streamer.

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Post by tonieee » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:13 am

I want my computer not to be broken just after Christmas when I'm not going to be able to afford to buy another one for months and months. I'm very sad about it. :-(

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Post by Gordon » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:17 am

Would a chrome book do?
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Post by tonieee » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:39 am

Gordon wrote:Would a chrome book do?
I'm not sure. If you can wipe them and stick a regular Linux on then it might do. It doesn't need to be particularly powerful but powerful enough to run audio recording software. My one that broke was only an eeepc but it was just about good enough to do what I wanted. But I don't think I can even afford a chromebook.

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Post by Gordon » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:16 am

I don't think that would work. Do you know what is wrong with your computer and if it might be fixable?
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Post by tonieee » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:23 am

Gordon wrote:I don't think that would work. Do you know what is wrong with your computer and if it might be fixable?
Smashed screen. I could maybe get a new screen but not sure it would be worth it. Also the keyboard was already broken which I had been getting around by using a USB keyboard.

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Post by humblebee » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:18 pm

Do you want my old eee pc, tonieee? I don't really use it since I got a tablet.

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Post by tonieee » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:27 pm

humblebee wrote:Do you want my old eee pc, tonieee? I don't really use it since I got a tablet.
That would be lovely Pete. You're a total star! How much do you want for it?

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Post by Tomb » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:42 pm

tonieee wrote:
Gordon wrote:Would a chrome book do?
I'm not sure. If you can wipe them and stick a regular Linux on then it might do. It doesn't need to be particularly powerful but powerful enough to run audio recording software. My one that broke was only an eeepc but it was just about good enough to do what I wanted. But I don't think I can even afford a chromebook.
You can install ubuntu on a chrome book. I picked a two week old one up on Ebay for just over £100 a couple of months ago. I guess all the bid snipers fell asleep at that auction end!!! Not sure what you need to run audio recording software though.


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Post by humblebee » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:18 pm

Can you remember the search function on Windows Explorer before Vista, when you could search for files by words or phrases contained within them rather than just in the filename and it actually worked properly?

I want there to be a program that does that on Windows 8. Does anybody know one?

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Post by tonieee » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:36 pm

humblebee wrote:Can you remember the search function on Windows Explorer before Vista, when you could search for files by words or phrases contained within them rather than just in the filename and it actually worked properly?

I want there to be a program that does that on Windows 8. Does anybody know one?
Isn't it just ctrl-f from windows explorer? I'm sure I can still do that from the windows 7 computer at work. Also some text editors will have a "find in files" function - the ones we've been allowed to use from work do, which are textpad (http://textpad.com/) and notepad++ (http://notepad-plus-plus.org/). They're both free to download and use but textpad will keep nagging you to buy a license. Plus they can both do regular expression searches which are the bestest kind of searches once you've learnt how to write regular expressions.
humblebee wrote:tonieee, if you still want the eee pc, just pop round whenever!
Yes please! I will do soon. I'm really missing not having a computer to fiddle on...

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Post by humblebee » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:54 pm

tonieee wrote:Isn't it just ctrl-f from windows explorer?
That brings up the search box, but when I type stuff in, it doesn't work. Probably me. Hey ho.
tonieee wrote:Yes please! I will do soon. I'm really missing not having a computer to fiddle on...
OK!

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Post by tonieee » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:08 pm

humblebee wrote:
tonieee wrote:Isn't it just ctrl-f from windows explorer?
That brings up the search box, but when I type stuff in, it doesn't work. Probably me. Hey ho.
Hmmm... I can't really remember how it works. I usually use notepad++ because of the aforementioned regular expression goodness. I can't check on my work computer until Monday and don't have any other windows to check on. I could have a look for you when I come round if you can wait till then?

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