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Mike Ryan

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  1. I was already looking at that, but I wasn't sure if I could trust it. And btw, I agree, the mods might not agree w/you "recommending" it - though I appreciate it just the same.

    I've used it before plenty of times to help friends and family members over the years. I'd at least give it a shot before wiping your data ;) Also, I've removed the link now that you've got it.

  2. I'm so upset with myself right now. I've made such a moronic mistake and I could kick my tail all over the globe!

    About a month ago I decided to change my password on my computer. A couple days after however, I was at Best Buy just browsing around and ran across what I considered a great deal on a laptop (not that I intended to buy anything initially - I was just browsing eating up time to go do something else), so I bought it (what I'm currently using). Anyways, I've been using this laptop now for about a month and as you can imagine, because I haven't been logging into the computer, now I can't remember the password. I was stupid: I didn't write it down and I never made a password recovery disk.

    Now it looks like I'm going to have to wipe out my hard drive and reinstall everything...and loose any saved data.

    I can't express how angry I am with myself right now....!

    Err, this is a bit shady and I apologize to the mods if this isn't allowed, but Jim I highly recommend this: [removed]

  3. Fantastic. Click through all the links and fill out all the web forms to buy a copy of Diablo 3...

    ... And all that happens is the "Battle.net Update Agent" crashes. Over and over and over, every single time.

    Woof. It sucks that installers are the largest point of friction and cause of pain on desktop Windows. Whatever happened to "copy *.* c:\games" :(

    My copy is about 25% downloaded as of writing. I wanted to play on release day, but deadlines got in the way. If you want top hop in a game once you've got your copy up and running my BattleTag is MikeRyan#1892

  4. Its not really a problem, what's happening is that when I resize an image, the pixels scale after I resize it, and I just need a way to disable this. :/

    It sounds like you want to be able to change the image's dimensions but not actually distort the image in any way, is that correct? Perhaps you are wanting to Crop the image or adjust the image's Canvas Size?

  5. KrisVDM has done a rethink of the Align Object plugin. Find it in his pack here: clicky

    My plugin can be found in this set of unreleased Stereogram plugins: Stereogram Betas.

    Edit: No it isn't. I seem to have subsequently removed it. I'll PM you the codelab source later today (it's very simple).

    Thanks for the link to KrisVDM's version. It aligns without a 1px offset. And I look forward to the CodeLab source later today.

  6. My workaround for moving objects on individual layers is to use the panelling plugin (actually I rolled my own much simpler plugin).

    You can repeat the 'move' with Ctrl + F on each layer.

    The Panelling plugin is a big part of my workflow. What is your simpler plugin?

    Speaking of rolling one's own version of a plugin, I want to rewrite the aging Align Object plugin. The 1px offset in both directions can be quite irritating.

  7. My rant: Is it just me or are things taught REALLY slowly in US public schools? I was gone for 3 weekdays and I hardly missed anything. In fact, I sat down the day I came back and took two tests and a quiz without a problem...even after missing two lectures and a review day. Really, the whole deal is a waste of time. I should be learning at least twice as much as I am :doh:

    What state do you live in? I didn't feel like I was challenged much during my time in public schools, however for high school I went to my state's magnet school for math and science: http://www.asms.net

    It was still technically a public school so it was free to attend and it was WAY more challenging. It made my freshman year at university feel like a breeze. :P

  8. Next, I have my science project - 20% of my final grade. I worked for a good hour, translating this page into English that the average person can understand, and making it all my own writing. I copied and pasted the document from microsoft word into Hotmail and sent it to myself - I didn't save the document, however. Hotmail cut off the majority of my work, for some reason, and I have until next Tuesday to finish it.

    I keep getting so frustrated with myself...

    I used to deal with issues like these until I started using Dropbox for my academic work. Now I use Dropbox and Google Drive to really make sure that there is a copy of sensitive documents SOMEWHERE in the cloud.

  9. So here I am taking Physics for Engineers and doing well and whatnot. We finish out third test and look at that! I have a 75 in the class and a 80 with attendance extra credit! Great! So I decide to actually do my homework and study for the final. With the homework now turned in and an 85 on the final, my grade before the attendance extra credit was an 87. With the extra credit? 88. Apparently the extra credit is scaled with your grade. I think I deserve that A :( With a B in Physics and Ethics, this semester's GPA is pretty sucky.

  10. Currently, if your canvas is larger than the viewing area and the Tools / Colors / History / Layers boxes are above it (like this: bit.ly/HRlzsg), it is possible to use the Rectangle Select tool to create a selection that extends beneath those windows (like this: bit.ly/I1Dz5U)

    However, if I change the selections position by holding down both Left Click and Right Click simulatenously, I can't actually extend the selection beneath the floating windows. If I try to, then I can't release the selection without changing tools.

    Sorry for the poor articulation of the problem. Hopefully it made some sense as this problem can cause some bumps in my work flow.

  11. 1st off - awesome sig as per usual.

    Thanks! However, that signature was over a year old. I've gone ahead and added a new one.

    I'm not so sure about the forunate bit. Sometimes some people deserve to be punished ?

    Sometimes people deserve to be punished, and I feel like it is quite fair that a person only be prosecuted once for a crime. It is the responsibility of our court system to get it right the first time. It doesn't always work, but it has had a pretty good track record thus far ;)

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