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by drac
2019 Oct 19, 19:44
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: xplorer2 v4207 beta
Replies: 29
Views: 751

Re: xplorer2 v4207 beta

I have no issues with the dark mode colors as long as it does not take away my ability to have colors that are easy for me to read! As you point out, the old monitors were often dark backgrounds with green or white text. HOWEVER, many dark themes have black backgrounds with light gray text which is ...
by drac
2019 Oct 14, 19:04
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: xplorer2 v4207 beta
Replies: 29
Views: 751

Re: xplorer2 v4207 beta

You are not alone in disliking the dark themes. Not sure what the advantage is other than making it harder for older eyes to read the text unless there is a LOT of contrast between text and background colors. I also like the bright background in the morning - it helps wake me up.
by drac
2019 Mar 13, 19:53
Forum: General
Topic: Any news from Kilmatead?
Replies: 41
Views: 2304

Re: Any news from Kilmatead?

I am not really Dracula, either. :lol: But with the state of the internet, openness is dangerous. I had interacted with kilmatead from time to time. His life as a gardener and caretaker of a property outside of, but near, Dublin seemed to be his revealed persona. He was also aware of my posts in ano...
by drac
2019 Mar 12, 18:42
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: forum relocation
Replies: 21
Views: 570

Re: forum relocation

Speaking if kilmatead, as you were. Isn't there some way to find out what happened to him? Is he even still alive? There must be forum members that can find some info if someone has his real name. I would not want him to fade away without some acknowledgement of him and his contributions here and ot...
by drac
2018 Aug 05, 20:40
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: xplorer2 on mac?
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: xplorer2 on mac?

Or, maybe he is on a pub-crawl through Europe (or the US).
by drac
2016 Sep 09, 20:04
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: blog: all that jazz
Replies: 57
Views: 3481

Re: blog: all that jazz

Kilmatead, I tried to post a reply on Wednesday, but when I clicked Submit, the window disappeared and nothing got posted. This has happened before on this forum so I usually copy my post before submitting, but I was in a hurry and forgot to do so. I only mention this because that lost post was so m...
by drac
2016 Sep 06, 20:12
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: blog: all that jazz
Replies: 57
Views: 3481

Re: blog: all that jazz

Kilmatead, First, yes I am still around. I just haven't had anything I wanted to contribute. I checked out your link to Kip's YouTube "beautiful scars". I can understand why you listened to it for a month. Thanks for sharing it. I guess a thanks to Niko is also in order since he started this thread ...
by drac
2016 Jan 04, 19:43
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: deskrule 1106 beta
Replies: 54
Views: 7006

Re: deskrule 1106 beta

Dunno, I am not sure why you think I do not place quality very high on the list. I am also "old school" and do my best to produce high quality work. And if someone finds an issue with my work I will do whatever it takes to fix the issue - even if I am not getting paid to do it. That is ME. But talki...
by drac
2016 Jan 03, 21:18
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: deskrule 1106 beta
Replies: 54
Views: 7006

Re: deskrule 1106 beta

Dunno, If software is poorly designed, why do you buy it??? The auto industry has a LOT of competition and MANY levels of quality. Excluding the highest and lowest priced cars, there is at least a factor of 3 price difference between the bottom tier and the top tier. Even the airline industry has co...
by drac
2016 Jan 02, 21:14
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: deskrule 1106 beta
Replies: 54
Views: 7006

Re: deskrule 1106 beta

Dunno, Oh. That is very different then multithreading. In the days gone by, when I was working in the guts of computers. the mouse and other peripherals used interrupts to signal data was waiting. Not sure if that is still done. If not, it would partly explain why the mouse locks up. With interrupts...
by drac
2016 Jan 01, 21:52
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: deskrule 1106 beta
Replies: 54
Views: 7006

Re: deskrule 1106 beta

Dunno, While you are correct that IQ is not an indication of real world intelligence, my inclusion of some of my accomplishments in MY real world where I solved real problems in unique ways IS an indication of intelligence. So you don't like it when I "brag" about my successes and you don't like it ...
by drac
2015 Dec 31, 21:03
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: deskrule 1106 beta
Replies: 54
Views: 7006

Re: deskrule 1106 beta

Dunno, That code the hackers wrote is NOT multithreaded. Multithreading is not a wonderful miracle of modern PC's. It is a useful feature when running multiple, independent programs on the same computer. Most applications cannot benefit from multithreading - it is not the programmers or the OS that ...
by drac
2015 Dec 30, 21:54
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: deskrule 1106 beta
Replies: 54
Views: 7006

Re: deskrule 1106 beta

Dunno, As Kilmatead pointed out, the issues with multithreaded apps is not all the software. First it is the OS. The OS needs to be able to assign different tasks to different cores. That is fine if you are running 4 separate programs - the OS can assign each to its own core. But as K said, there is...
by drac
2015 Dec 29, 20:47
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: deskrule 1106 beta
Replies: 54
Views: 7006

Re: deskrule 1106 beta

Kilmatead, Yes, C is one of the lowest level "high level" languages available. But it cannot do what a creative programmer can do. I wrote the BIOS for a computer (while at Univac). I had 512 bytes to work with (this was the first Univac system that used bytes instead of word of various lengths). Ot...
by drac
2015 Dec 29, 19:59
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: deskrule 1106 beta
Replies: 54
Views: 7006

Re: deskrule 1106 beta

RightPaddock, thanks for your contributions. I LIKE your expression - it definitely meshes well with my philosophies. I used both the PDP-8 and the PDP-11 - the latter being a wonderful machine. I wrote some great software on the PDP-11 and was sorry when I had to move on. That was the last mini-com...