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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #380 on: January 05, 2022, 09:09:56 AM »
Good point! Though I wonder how well it'll work :)

I've been pushing off Windows 11 due to lack of a compelling reason to install it. This may be one, though.
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #381 on: January 05, 2022, 09:18:42 AM »
If you're technical enough you can already use Android apps on Windows 11.

See, for example, https://github.com/alesimula/wsa_pacman

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #382 on: January 05, 2022, 10:18:32 AM »
I only need a tiny amount of occasional usage and last time I tried bluestacks it was a whole process to turn on, hogged tons of resources, and was buggy and crashy. Hoping for something lightweight and easy to turn on and off.

Any specific recommendations?

Bluestacks is indeed a hog. When my mother a"h was in an assisted living facility, I needed an Android emulator installed on a computer, so that I can run Google Home and remotely control her Lenovo Smart Display, which enabled video communication with her without needing a smartphone (which she vehemently resisted). I put an old computer there, and Bluestacks was as slow as it gets. At some point, I switched to a different emulator which was mostly gaming-focused (I can't recall the name at the moment).
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #383 on: January 05, 2022, 11:01:41 AM »
Used
Would you recommend it? I'm kind of liking the idea of something browser-based, since my Chrome extensions sync between computers.
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #384 on: January 05, 2022, 11:45:24 AM »
Used

Not that I need it anymore at this point  :'( but out of curiosity can it bridge networks? If needed in order to run Google Home (or other Android apps) to control devices on the local network (by remotely logging into the computer that's running the emulator) this is a critical feature.
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #385 on: January 05, 2022, 12:05:34 PM »
Anyone have telegram desktop that could send it to me? I cant download it.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #386 on: January 05, 2022, 01:19:32 PM »
Not that I need it anymore at this point  :'( but out of curiosity can it bridge networks? If needed in order to run Google Home (or other Android apps) to control devices on the local network (by remotely logging into the computer that's running the emulator) this is a critical feature.
Not relevant now since i used it for web dev testing so didn't have a chance to test all these features
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #387 on: January 05, 2022, 07:48:52 PM »
Anyone have telegram desktop that could send it to me? I cant download it.

How do you want it sent, on a set of 3.5" floppies or 5.25" floppies?  ;D
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #388 on: January 05, 2022, 08:29:09 PM »
How do you want it sent, on a set of 3.5" floppies or 5.25" floppies?  ;D
Audio tape
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #389 on: January 05, 2022, 08:32:25 PM »
Audio tape
Donít forget to throw in a #2 pencil.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #390 on: January 05, 2022, 08:33:49 PM »
Donít forget to throw in a #2 pencil.
Clear bic poems are better and you need to keep track of the counter anyhow
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #391 on: January 06, 2022, 12:09:00 AM »
Audio tape

I recorded all the 1s and 0s for you as oohs and aaahs on cassette tapes, but it took six tapes to record the whole thing.

Can I just rip an MP3 of the tapes and email it you? That might be easier.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #392 on: January 06, 2022, 06:21:44 AM »
How do you want it sent, on a set of 3.5" floppies or 5.25" floppies?  ;D
Email the file...

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #393 on: January 06, 2022, 07:11:56 AM »
How do you want it sent, on a set of 3.5" floppies or 5.25" floppies?  ;D

Ever heard of email?? Its a new highly advanced way to send messages and files via the clouds...

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Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #394 on: January 06, 2022, 07:37:09 AM »
Ever heard of email?? Its a new highly advanced way to send messages and files via the clouds...
Most email providers have an attachment size limit. Additionally, most of them don't allow you to send/receive executable files.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2022, 08:42:12 AM by Euclid »

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #395 on: January 06, 2022, 08:41:32 AM »
I recorded all the 1s and 0s for you as oohs and aaahs on cassette tapes, but it took six tapes to record the whole thing.

Can I just rip an MP3 of the tapes and email it you? That might be easier.
young grasshopper. My TI-99/4a can't read that.
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #396 on: January 06, 2022, 08:54:36 AM »
young grasshopper. My TI-99/4a can't read that.

Youíre the one who said audio tapes. I doubt your TI-99/4a reads those

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #397 on: January 06, 2022, 09:28:35 AM »
Youíre the one who said audio tapes. I doubt your TI-99/4a reads those
Of course it did. Where else would it read from?


http://www.mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/cassette/recorder.html
« Last Edit: January 06, 2022, 09:32:03 AM by aygart »
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #398 on: January 06, 2022, 10:09:24 AM »
Most email providers have an attachment size limit. Additionally, most of them don't allow you to send/receive executable files.

There are some easy solutions to the restrictions on executables. Rename the extension, zip (sometimes will need to add encryption).

Though I hope @dsprod does realize that email is one of the worst possible methods to send files.
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #399 on: January 06, 2022, 10:16:56 AM »
Ever heard of email?? Its a new highly advanced way to send messages and files via the clouds...

While it seems to be cloudy now in Brooklyn, what if those clouds dissipate? And how would you know if the same clouds would reach you?

I have heard of various virtual file sharing websites, if any of those are available to you, let us know and someone might post for you.
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