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DVDs - John C. Kirk

Jan. 17th, 2007

07:02 pm - DVDs

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From:johnckirk
Date:January 18th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
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I've just installed the software, and it recognised the first barcode I tried, so that's quite impressive. Unfortunately, it's storing all of its data files in the installation folder (under C:\Program Files), so it doesn't work properly when I'm logged in as a basic user. There are a couple of workarounds for that (e.g. changing the permissions on that folder), but it's really a bug in the program itself. I've created a new topic in their forums, so I'll see how people respond to that.

Meanwhile, I submitted a couple of suggestions/requests to BillMonk last night (one of which was about their 500 item limit), and the automatic acknowledgment said that they'd reply within 24 hours, so I'm waiting to see how they get back to me as well. They can duel for the privilege of giving me a free service, mu-ha-ha!
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From:billyabbott
Date:January 19th, 2007 10:10 am (UTC)
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"Bug" it may be, but it's a bug that pretty much all small fee and free windows software seems to have. It's getting better, but not that fast - maybe Vista will be better...

I remember the experiment that one of our windows devs tried a couple of years back - he tried to develop using visual studio and a non-admin account. He lasted a few weeks, but gave up in the end.
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From:johnckirk
Date:January 19th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
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I remember the experiment that one of our windows devs tried a couple of years back - he tried to develop using visual studio and a non-admin account. He lasted a few weeks, but gave up in the end.

Yes, I remember you mentioning that, and I've been meaning to write a post about my experiences with non-admin for the last year or so :) I gave a talk about this for my SJA skilled presenter training, so I'll try to transcribe my notes over the weekend.

As for the app itself, I am generally impressed by it, to the extent that I think I'll switch over to this as my primary database (replacing the Access file I've got at the moment), so thank you for the recommendation. I've entered most of my disks now, and I should get the rest of them finished tonight. I also found a couple that weren't already in the main database, so I have one contribution pending ("Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 & 2") - feel free to review that and vote on it :)
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