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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 - 5:10pm

Tip:    Remove, wipe clean and then re-install Windows apps that have migrated from 32bit to 64bit over the past few years.

Could be my imagination or pure coincidence but I seem to solve problems and improve performance the few times I have done this.  Current OS:  Windows 10 Version 1809; originally Windows 7 Home OEM.

On the HTPC system, all of a sudden , qbittorrent seemed to be eliminating internet access except for torrents and google searches.   This would happen once qbittorrent was loaded.  There was no requirement to start downloading.   So I uninstalled qbittorent, erased all the files, and deleted all the registry entries.  Tedious.  (Coincidentally I removed a number of Win32 malware files but that did not resolve the problem.)

Then I re-installed the most recent stable 64bit version of qbittorrent.   Problem solved.  

Did the same for VLC player and Irfan View a while back.  
westslope

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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 - 4:53pm



 miamizsun wrote:
i think i'm going through a tech moment

slight hassle at the wrong time maybe

had the idea to go apple across the board

somebody please talk me out of it

wait...

the sticker shock may do it

 
Less availability of software.   Apple's policy of heavily taxing app providers.

Windows 10 is fixable to some extent if you don't mind getting into it.  Same with Android.

Linux and possibly other UNIX-based operating systems are the best if the machinery is older but something else to learn and once again, not as always as much software availability as Windows but fairly decent if you are doing technical stuff.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 - 3:37pm

i think i'm going through a tech moment

slight hassle at the wrong time maybe

had the idea to go apple across the board

somebody please talk me out of it

wait...

the sticker shock may do it
R_P

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Posted: Jan 6, 2019 - 4:41pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 R_P wrote:
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Years ago, I built a website for our church, but no one ever updated it (was a simple WordPress site, easy to add stuff to). So people come and people go, they decided that just having a subdomain on the diocesan site would be easier. They're wrong, but what do I care? None. I have since trashed the wordpress and just put up a placeholder, until the other site is ready.

The problem is, all of the printed URLs and on google etc. as well as the diocesan site itself, all point to the old domain. I would like to have it so that if someone goes to the powellepiscopal.com page, the diowy.org subdomain is what loads.

I'm having trouble explaining this to Google. I don't want to embed the site, or redirect away... I would like for people to be on powellepiscopal.com for their entire visit. But if they click on a link outside of the subdomain, they go there, out from under the powellepiscopal.com URL. 

Doable? If I have to involve the diowy.org monkeys, I will, but it seems like I ought to be able to just load something in the header of the index page that says "put everything at blahblah.blah.org here."
 
Make powellepiscopal.com a domain alias of stjohnspowell.diowy.org?

PS: You might need some URL Rewriting as well...
 
I'm thinking I'm too lazy and will just redirect it.
 
Make sure it's a permanent redirect (308).
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Posted: Jan 6, 2019 - 4:37pm



 R_P wrote:
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Years ago, I built a website for our church, but no one ever updated it (was a simple WordPress site, easy to add stuff to). So people come and people go, they decided that just having a subdomain on the diocesan site would be easier. They're wrong, but what do I care? None. I have since trashed the wordpress and just put up a placeholder, until the other site is ready.

The problem is, all of the printed URLs and on google etc. as well as the diocesan site itself, all point to the old domain. I would like to have it so that if someone goes to the powellepiscopal.com page, the diowy.org subdomain is what loads.

I'm having trouble explaining this to Google. I don't want to embed the site, or redirect away... I would like for people to be on powellepiscopal.com for their entire visit. But if they click on a link outside of the subdomain, they go there, out from under the powellepiscopal.com URL. 

Doable? If I have to involve the diowy.org monkeys, I will, but it seems like I ought to be able to just load something in the header of the index page that says "put everything at blahblah.blah.org here."
 
Make powellepiscopal.com a domain alias of stjohnspowell.diowy.org?

PS: You might need some URL Rewriting as well...
 
I'm thinking I'm too lazy and will just redirect it.

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Posted: Jan 6, 2019 - 2:43pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Years ago, I built a website for our church, but no one ever updated it (was a simple WordPress site, easy to add stuff to). So people come and people go, they decided that just having a subdomain on the diocesan site would be easier. They're wrong, but what do I care? None. I have since trashed the wordpress and just put up a placeholder, until the other site is ready.

The problem is, all of the printed URLs and on google etc. as well as the diocesan site itself, all point to the old domain. I would like to have it so that if someone goes to the powellepiscopal.com page, the diowy.org subdomain is what loads.

I'm having trouble explaining this to Google. I don't want to embed the site, or redirect away... I would like for people to be on powellepiscopal.com for their entire visit. But if they click on a link outside of the subdomain, they go there, out from under the powellepiscopal.com URL. 

Doable? If I have to involve the diowy.org monkeys, I will, but it seems like I ought to be able to just load something in the header of the index page that says "put everything at blahblah.blah.org here."
 
Make powellepiscopal.com a domain alias of stjohnspowell.diowy.org?

PS: You might need some URL Rewriting as well...
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jan 6, 2019 - 2:33pm

Years ago, I built a website for our church, but no one ever updated it (was a simple WordPress site, easy to add stuff to). So people come and people go, they decided that just having a subdomain on the diocesan site would be easier. They're wrong, but what do I care? None. I have since trashed the wordpress and just put up a placeholder, until the other site is ready.

The problem is, all of the printed URLs and on google etc. as well as the diocesan site itself, all point to the old domain. I would like to have it so that if someone goes to the powellepiscopal.com page, the diowy.org subdomain is what loads.

I'm having trouble explaining this to Google. I don't want to embed the site, or redirect away... I would like for people to be on powellepiscopal.com for their entire visit. But if they click on a link outside of the subdomain, they go there, out from under the powellepiscopal.com URL. 

Doable? If I have to involve the diowy.org monkeys, I will, but it seems like I ought to be able to just load something in the header of the index page that says "put everything at blahblah.blah.org here."
cc_rider

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Posted: Oct 26, 2018 - 11:07am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

Cool.  I washed every disc before ripping.  Used eyeglass cleaner, rinsed and dried with lint free cotton towel, w/out any fabric softener.  You might try using a headlight touchup compound for the scratches.  The discs are polycarbonate and this could make some of the scratches readable.

or you can get some of this stuff which we use on poly lens edges to chemically polish the edges and make them clear.  Ain't cheap, but if you have something really rare or OOP, it may be worth it.  Or this which I just found.  Would be much easier to use.  Poly Edge Glaze Pen  still not cheap, but should do the trick.

 

 

They make little polishing machines for $20-30 that actually work pretty well. I think they all use the same rubbing compound as the headlight stuff.

 
I have PlasticX polish that's made specifically for plastics. I'll try it on the worst ones. I thought dP went out and found the correct missing bits, but I think it just compares your disc with the others. Works pretty well, regardless.
c.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Oct 25, 2018 - 10:43pm



 kurtster wrote:

Cool.  I washed every disc before ripping.  Used eyeglass cleaner, rinsed and dried with lint free cotton towel, w/out any fabric softener.  You might try using a headlight touchup compound for the scratches.  The discs are polycarbonate and this could make some of the scratches readable.

or you can get some of this stuff which we use on poly lens edges to chemically polish the edges and make them clear.  Ain't cheap, but if you have something really rare or OOP, it may be worth it.  Or this which I just found.  Would be much easier to use.  Poly Edge Glaze Pen  still not cheap, but should do the trick.

 


 

They make little polishing machines for $20-30 that actually work pretty well. I think they all use the same rubbing compound as the headlight stuff.
kurtster

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Posted: Oct 25, 2018 - 1:36pm

 cc_rider wrote:

I ripped a few CDs to test it out, pretty easy. Some of my discs are scratched, so I'm getting some errors. Not sure yet how to compensate for them. I went ahead and bought it, to have access to the music databases. Hopefully that will help with my scratched discs.
c.

 
Cool.  I washed every disc before ripping.  Used eyeglass cleaner, rinsed and dried with lint free cotton towel, w/out any fabric softener.  You might try using a headlight touchup compound for the scratches.  The discs are polycarbonate and this could make some of the scratches readable.

or you can get some of this stuff which we use on poly lens edges to chemically polish the edges and make them clear.  Ain't cheap, but if you have something really rare or OOP, it may be worth it.  Or this which I just found.  Would be much easier to use.  Poly Edge Glaze Pen  still not cheap, but should do the trick.

 


cc_rider

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Posted: Oct 25, 2018 - 11:18am

 kurtster wrote:

I have used both.  My final choice was dBPowerAmp, hands down.  It does everything you could ever want.  When you get the paid version, it will allow you to rip in multiple formats at the same time.  You can do wav, flac and mp3 if you might want to, all in the same one time rip.  It will also will allow you to make batch format conversions.   Metadata tools are excellent and I like the rip verification process as well.  FWIW, I think that the rips sounded better than Exact, too.  It will analyze your optical drive and make whatever adjustments needed to compensate for known accuracy issues as well.  I think Exact does that, too, but I forget.  I ripped over a thousand CD's with dB and it was fast and easy.  Worth the money.

Oh, and I see you are testing dB right now.  It was awhile ago when I ran the full trial version, but it kept functioning after the thirty days was up, as long as I did not close out the program window, just sayin' ...  {#Whistle}

 
I ripped a few CDs to test it out, pretty easy. Some of my discs are scratched, so I'm getting some errors. Not sure yet how to compensate for them. I went ahead and bought it, to have access to the music databases. Hopefully that will help with my scratched discs.
c.
kurtster

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Posted: Oct 23, 2018 - 2:20pm

 cc_rider wrote:
Okay, next question topic: ripping CDs. Exact Audio (free but requires setup) or dBPowerAmp (costs $40 but easier interface). Something else? Is the dvd drive in my 'puter sufficient to extract every bit?

I have a bit of down time between projects, and the rain apparently is never going to stop, so it's a good time to work on it.
c.

 
I have used both.  My final choice was dBPowerAmp, hands down.  It does everything you could ever want.  When you get the paid version, it will allow you to rip in multiple formats at the same time.  You can do wav, flac and mp3 if you might want to, all in the same one time rip.  It will also will allow you to make batch format conversions.   Metadata tools are excellent and I like the rip verification process as well.  FWIW, I think that the rips sounded better than Exact, too.  It will analyze your optical drive and make whatever adjustments needed to compensate for known accuracy issues as well.  I think Exact does that, too, but I forget.  I ripped over a thousand CD's with dB and it was fast and easy.  Worth the money.

Oh, and I see you are testing dB right now.  It was awhile ago when I ran the full trial version, but it kept functioning after the thirty days was up, as long as I did not close out the program window, just sayin' ...  {#Whistle}
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Posted: Oct 23, 2018 - 12:35pm

cc_rider wrote:
Okay, next question topic: ripping CDs. Exact Audio (free but requires setup) or dBPowerAmp (costs $40 but easier interface). Something else? Is the dvd drive in my 'puter sufficient to extract every bit?

I have a bit of down time between projects, and the rain apparently is never going to stop, so it's a good time to work on it.
c.
 
Freerip
. Be careful installing so you don't wind up with extra software you'll need to uninstall later, but it works a treat and does everything I need.

Configuring the output filenames is awkward but once you set it up it's painless. Supports FLAC, Vorbis, mp3, and wma and lets you convert between them. Good metadata handling.

I used to use EAC but find Freerip easier to use.

cc_rider

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Posted: Oct 23, 2018 - 11:14am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
People still do that?
 
A few of us, yeah. I've got 300-400 CDs, some hard to find stuff. Testing out dBPowerAmp right now, seems simple enough. Could take awhile though!
c.
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Posted: Oct 23, 2018 - 11:05am

 cc_rider wrote:
Okay, next question topic: ripping CDs. Exact Audio (free but requires setup) or dBPowerAmp (costs $40 but easier interface). Something else? Is the dvd drive in my 'puter sufficient to extract every bit?

I have a bit of down time between projects, and the rain apparently is never going to stop, so it's a good time to work on it.
c.

 
People still do that?
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Posted: Oct 23, 2018 - 10:55am

Okay, next question topic: ripping CDs. Exact Audio (free but requires setup) or dBPowerAmp (costs $40 but easier interface). Something else? Is the dvd drive in my 'puter sufficient to extract every bit?

I have a bit of down time between projects, and the rain apparently is never going to stop, so it's a good time to work on it.
c.
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Posted: Oct 23, 2018 - 10:52am

 islander wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:

Be sure to get one that's Y2K-proof.
 

 
So is that you GNU laptop? {#Roflol}
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Posted: Oct 23, 2018 - 8:12am

 kurtster wrote:
I'll second the move to SSD's.  Don't know what OS you're using, but it shouldn't matter.  The music puter / server I built a few years ago has a 128G Samsung SSD.  It's no longer available, they have since been improved and the price has gone down drastically.  I split it into two partitions.  One side has the OS only (XP) and the other side has all the programs.  Nice in case I have to do a reimage of the OS.  The programs remain intact.  Super fast boot and absolutely no noticeable latency running the programs from the second partition.    All my data is on 2TB WesternDigital Black HDD's. For around $300 to $350 you can get a nice Samsung SDD and two WD Black 2TB HDD.  Accept no substitute for WD Black HDD's.  They are by far the most bullet proof and reliable HDD's, imho.  You might want to pick up a spare power supply to have on hand just in case.
 
Yeah, the ones in the box now are Hitachi (now HSGT, bought by WD), and they were top-of-the-line then. And they've lasted a lot longer than any other HDDs I've ever seen. Hard to figure out what to get though, even HSGT has a bunch of different flavors now.

I think a 256-500G SSD and a 1-2T HDD would cover any capacity I'd ever need. Even with 'just' 500G I'm not hurting for space.

I'll google HSGT vs WD and see what the nerds say...
c.
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Posted: Oct 23, 2018 - 7:14am

 cc_rider wrote:
Okay computer experts, it's time to consider upgrading, or replacing, my old workstation beast.

Lenovo workstation, it's basically a server board in a tower chassis. It's huge. About 8 years old (!?)

It's going to need new hard drives before long, that's my biggest concern. If they go out I can't work. Also considering making it a music server.

 I don't really know where to start. Anybody?
Thanks!
c.


 
I'll second the move to SSD's.  Don't know what OS you're using, but it shouldn't matter.  The music puter / server I built a few years ago has a 128G Samsung SSD.  It's no longer available, they have since been improved and the price has gone down drastically.  I split it into two partitions.  One side has the OS only (XP) and the other side has all the programs.  Nice in case I have to do a reimage of the OS.  The programs remain intact.  Super fast boot and absolutely no noticeable latency running the programs from the second partition.    All my data is on 2TB WesternDigital Black HDD's. For around $300 to $350 you can get a nice Samsung SDD and two WD Black 2TB HDD.  Accept no substitute for WD Black HDD's.  They are by far the most bullet proof and reliable HDD's, imho.  You might want to pick up a spare power supply to have on hand just in case.


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Posted: Oct 22, 2018 - 5:40pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:

Be sure to get one that's Y2K-proof.
 


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