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Student of Computational Linguistics B.Sc. at the University of Potsdam, Germany

Programmer at a small backup software company (Visual C++, Python, some VB6 and PHP)


Sep
2
comment What is a good and simple workplace instant messenger?
Went for this option, just needs a small driver from Apple: support.apple.com/downloads/Bonjour_for_Windows and then works flawlessly in Pidgin! Thanks. Just a note: Bonjour on Pidgin does NOT support offline messages. They also can't be stored locally until the other peer goes online again.
Sep
2
comment What is a good and simple workplace instant messenger?
+1 for suggesting two good-looking alternatives that I've never heard of. :)
Sep
2
comment Custom Date Format in MS Word 2010
@wizlog: OK, if you say that, I'll try again tomorrow. I actually opened the dialog you mention but had the impression that it just lets me specify ONE way of formatting numbers, not change or expand MS Word's format list. I'm probably mistaken if you are so sure of this. I'll get back to you and change the downvote into an upvote if it works.
Sep
1
answered Custom Date Format in MS Word 2010
Sep
1
comment Custom Date Format in MS Word 2010
@wizlog: I'm on Windows Vista, but that has nothing to do with the Word-internal list of date formats. The mentioned "default setting" for the text field is specified in the template. I guess the easiest way to change the format is to unzip the docx file, find the XML source code specifying the textbox properties, editing those and zipping everything up again. Let's see.
Sep
1
comment Custom Date Format in MS Word 2010
-1 This is absolutely NOT helpful for my specific problem!
Sep
1
asked Custom Date Format in MS Word 2010
Sep
1
accepted What is a good and simple workplace instant messenger?
Aug
31
accepted Proprietary vs open-source encryption/security software
Aug
31
asked What is a good and simple workplace instant messenger?
Aug
29
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
20
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
14
comment Force specific CPU core usage in programs on Windows 7
Do you know if there is also a way to run a thread on a particular core? Because GSC Game World claimed in one update to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. that they moved the calculation of detailed objects to the second processor core and I can't imagine that they used a full-fletched process for that, a simple thread would make more sense. (stalker.filefront.com/file/…)
Jun
17
comment Skype 5 not working on Windows 7 x64 after EasyBits GO installation — had to switch back to v4
LOL. I had Skype running in Windows Vista mode on purpose, to be able to minimize it to the system tray. Glad to see they now offered an option in the Skype settings for that. Thanks for your suggestion, it worked! But why the heck it suddenly stopped working, I can't imagine.
Jun
17
accepted Skype 5 not working on Windows 7 x64 after EasyBits GO installation — had to switch back to v4
Jun
15
comment Skype 5 not working on Windows 7 x64 after EasyBits GO installation — had to switch back to v4
Maybe tomorrow, for today I've had enough! Maybe I'll just stick to 4.2 until a new major version comes out ... but thanks ...
Jun
15
comment Skype 5 not working on Windows 7 x64 after EasyBits GO installation — had to switch back to v4
hmmm ... nope. but thanks for your help anyway :) I'll just wait for v6 and hope that it will work again ...
Jun
15
comment Skype 5 not working on Windows 7 x64 after EasyBits GO installation — had to switch back to v4
OK, last try, I did the things in your tutorial (most were not applicable though, because the folders weren't there, such as: no Go folder in AddData) now I'm trying another update ...
Jun
15
comment Skype 5 not working on Windows 7 x64 after EasyBits GO installation — had to switch back to v4
It seems I don't have any system restore points from before the problem ... I have seven restore points in the last 2 days, but the problem occurred 3 days ago. Darn it :(
Jun
15
comment Skype 5 not working on Windows 7 x64 after EasyBits GO installation — had to switch back to v4
Damn! Why do I keep forgetting about system restore points?! I have even used them myself in the past ... thanks! Will let you know if it worked.