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By Chris Williams. Published: 11th Apr 2004, 22:28:20 | Permalink | Printable

Nettle, accounting and more - plus no tabloid editing, promise

Round up motifThe definitive terminal emulator Nettle is up to version 0.2042r, with German messages and other updates. Ian Jeffray, one of the Nettle developers, explained: "The main purpose of this release is to improve the detection of Internet pollword capabilities, which meant that the previous release (0.2040r) did not perform 'out of the box' so well on an Iyonix."

Jan-Jaap van der Geer has released DirSync 1.08, an application that allows you to visually inspect the differences between two directories of files. The new version features improvements to the GUI, the timezone setting handling and also various bugfixes.

Isn't it irritating when annoying skr1ptk1dd13z or other l4m3rz (if you can't read that, you've clearly only been on the 'net for less than 6 months and can skip this paragraph) try to be cool BY TYPING IN CAPS - HEY LOOK MUM IM ON DROBE LOLOLOL????11~!?!! Yes, it's not cool and it's certainly idiotic. You certainly don't want to be caught typing in caps even if it was an accident, just think how your online reputation will take a nose dive if you send off that email to the Boss saying, "ALrIGHT, IM rEADY TO UPGRADE TEH NWE sERVER LOLOl". Luckily, Dan Ellis has released StopCaps, a module which will prevent your caplocks key from enabling unless you hold down the alt key at the same time. Thankfully Dan's written some more useful software, including his AppFS-DAFS-ModFS-VarFS package. HAHA I LIEK APPFS, ITS ACE.

Image catalogue and HTML gallery producing Thumbcat has been updated with changes made to the software's GUI and and file handling. While we struggle to think of a decent and obligatory "Talented Mr. Ripley" pun, Thumbcat author Malcolm Ripley has also released a new version of MakeAlias, an app that makes MS Windows style application shortcuts. Finance and accounts should hopefully fail to get your heart racing, but still EnVision continue to improve EnBank, their multi-currency accounts package for RISC OS. Version 3.00 includes a load of new features and updates too numerous to list here so be sure to check the website.

And so on
Finally, NoughtPointOne's iconbar.com is merrily back online, along with its satellite websites. Although hardware failure plagued webmaster Rich Goodwin gushed, "Sorry for the downtime, I'll try not to let it happen again", one developer previously hosted on NoughtPointOne has since switched to a new web host. Also, if anyone has had problems or success with the recently introduced key registration system for Vantage, do get in touch. And, Archive magazine is attempting to gauge the number of shipped Iyonixes, so if you have an Iyonix, email their Editor your machine's serial number.

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I get enough of the "talented Mr Ripley" jokes from girlfriends ;-), believe it or not.........

 is a RISC OS Usermripley on 12/4/04 11:10AM
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/me ruffles ppf ;-)

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 12/4/04 12:39PM
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/me also :)

 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 12/4/04 9:02PM
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LOLOLOLOl

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 13/4/04 8:42AM
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Odd that it may seem, for some reason I used to get a *lot* of UPPERCASE posters on my Norman Wisdom web site in its noticeboard until I got so fed up I placed filters in the script to force posters to type in upper and lower case. I even had to place a check to ensure they spelt the phrase 'Norman Wisdom' correctly.

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 14/4/04 10:29AM
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On the chat room I wrote in PHP it changes all your text to lower case if more than thee letters in a row are uppercase.

 is a RISC OS UserAndrewDuffell on 14/4/04 2:28PM
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Guess RISC OS isn't going to look too good there ;)

 is a RISC OS UserGulli on 14/4/04 3:03PM
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Not nearly as bad as the way this place tries to censor words. Does it still censor Shine, I wonder?

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 14/4/04 11:08PM
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Nope. Yay!

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 14/4/04 11:08PM
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Andrew Duffell: What happens if someone wants to write an acronym then? eg. NSCPP or so on?

 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 15/4/04 9:41AM
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Okay, that should have been NSPCC.. I can't type.

Andy. Going to hide now.

 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 15/4/04 10:43AM
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In an ideal world people wouln't write in CAPITALS, so there wouldn't be a problem. I found that in the use of my chat that it was preferable to do this to stop muppets talking in CAPS all the time. Originally it just converted everything to lower case, but I decided to allow 3chars in a row for the mostcommon acronyms.

 is a RISC OS UserAndrewDuffell on 15/4/04 11:13AM
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quartermass: Odd, that it may seem, you yourself type lots of things in UPPERCASE. May I remind you of "WGET" and "PAYPAL" to name but a few things you've decided to capitalise for no reason :-)

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 15/4/04 1:59PM
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I don't think I'd ever add filters to anything on any of my sites. Far too easy to trip them up. Besides, sometimes people shout for a reason.

Besides, if they want to look like a fool, they can ;)

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 15/4/04 4:11PM
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I don't think I'd ever add filters or anything to my site. Far too easy to trip them up. Besides, sometimes people shout for a reason.

Also, if people want to look stupid, I'm willing to let them ;)

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 15/4/04 4:12PM
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HA. FLIPPING. HA.

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 15/4/04 4:12PM
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Who's this Quartermass person?

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 15/4/04 4:26PM
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Who is this Quartermass person?

He seems to pop up when I'm around.

It's like no one has heard of this great Sci-Fi professor.

;-)

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 15/4/04 4:27PM
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He was last on TV in the 1980s (excluding satellite repeats) and most of his exploits took place in black and white so he may not be as recognisable to the 'younger' readers. Still, he did save the world 4 times...

 is a RISC OS Usermarkee174 on 16/4/04 8:24AM
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*sits there pondering how to write the worlds best anti-caps php script*

 is a RISC OS UserNoMercy on 16/4/04 8:45AM
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Test:

sc***horpe

 is a RISC OS Userrob on 16/4/04 3:24PM
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'Quatermass and the pit' was in colour

 is a RISC OS Usermfraser on 16/4/04 8:53PM
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'Quatermass and the pit' was in colour

 is a RISC OS Usermfraser on 16/4/04 8:53PM
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Err! actually the original BBC version of Quatermass at the Pit was B&W. the Hammer movie remake of the 1960's was in colour.

 is a RISC OS Uservshears on 17/4/04 10:20AM
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The BBC version was also better. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS UserThe Doctor on 17/4/04 5:11PM
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The Quatermass Experiment and Quatermass II were both in black and white. Quatermass (AFAIR it was actually done by ITV) was colour.

 is a RISC OS Usermarkee174 on 17/4/04 9:28PM
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Quatermass and the Pit (the third one) was in Black and White and by BBC. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS UserThe Doctor on 17/4/04 10:24PM
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Quatermass (AKA The Quatermas Conclusion) was the 4th story in the series and was indeed made for ITV in the late 70's (by Euston Films).

 is a RISC OS Uservshears on 18/4/04 10:26AM
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