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December 7, 2019 by Badstone on seowhat
This is what my Object Desktop says: Object Desktop Upgrade (from Standalone) - ExpiredFrom standalone? Expired? $20 when the full program is $30 out o the box? How is this calculated? I only used this for a little while in 2018... decide to retry and I have to pay again? What's the logic here? What 'upgrade' and thanks.
December 5, 2019 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
Well, January 2020 I guess is when Microsoft stops support for Windows 7. I was thinking of doing WB skins just for Windows 10, but I thought I would ask site users for their opinion first. Do you think I should continue to design for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, or just Windows 10? I would really appreciate your input, and thanks in advance!
December 2, 2019 by don5318 on Skinner don5318's World
I'ts with great sadness, that I tell you of Dave's passing, I just received a text from Natalie (Dave's daughter) to tell me of his passing between 5:30-7:15am today ( 12-02-2019), he passed away peacefully in his sleep, now he is with his wife! He will truly be missed, I truly enjoyed our phone calls, and I became a better person in having Dave as a friend. I learned a lot from him, in skinning, and life in general, I will miss him tremendously!  Dave was the kind of person who was a...
November 27, 2019 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
November 27, 2019 by Iben on Iben's blog site
You are taking a job on the other side of the country 3000 miles away and you have to be there in one week. You will drive a fully loaded personal truck with a fully loaded box trailer. Each day you will drive 600 miles starting at sun up and you will stop at a motel 6 at night to rest. I researched the Tesla truck and it sounds like you could have a 500 mile range and at a Tesla Megacharger station you could get an 80% charge and 400 more miles in 30 minutes of charge time,...
I just got the Surface Pro 7 and I'm loving the power of USB 3.1 gen 2 (the USB-C port on the side). I have everything connected via a single USB-C dock including two more monitors. My main workstation is in the lower level.
November 26, 2019 by admiralWillyWilber on michaelwhittaker71
My understanding is they want to become like the United States of America, but in all honestly it began with a perfect storm, and the reaction to it. Napoleon Bonaparte, our reaction to this was to try to break Britians, and Frances economies by not trading with Europe. The reason this didn't blow up in our faces. Is we industrialised. A possible reproduction of this for east African would first make sure you could grow the food to support isolation. Then bring in the people who are trained in s...
November 24, 2019 by Jafo on Jafo's Ramblings
For 32 years I have lived in the same house in Melbourne, Australia and 5 years more before then - nearby....and all up - about 60 years over 3 places. In that time the population of Melbourne has more than doubled [almost tripled] and in a few years will pass Sydney to be Australia's largest city. Instead we moved to Ballaarat [also in Victoria]...and only the 3rd largest city in Victoria, population 101 thousand.   And that got me to thinking.... The USA has 300 million peo...
November 18, 2019 by BigDogBigFeet on BDBF's Pound
I recently upgraded my Lenovo computer with a new larger PSU and graphics card. So, I have now a genuine just over 1 year old Lenovo PSU 400 watts, 80+ certified platinum.  It has proprietary mobo connector 10 pin nine wired, also 6 pin PCIE/Graphix and 4 pin CPU power connectors.  So Lenovo only use. The graphics card is GTX 960 2 GB card. They are in need of a good home. PM me for details.
We are looking for some volunteers to help improve WinCustomize's news delivery. Our mission is to bring you the latest, greatest news on everything related to the Windows user experience.   Back when we were starting, what we now call "UX designers" were called "skinners" (not surprising that as what we do here got more respectable a more refined name would be used). What are the kind of things we want to cover? Here are 3 examples. Interesting designs created around the n...
If you're interested in UX design, you will definitely want to keep up with what Microsoft is update to. https://www.microsoft.com/design/fluent/#/  Fluent is the name of Microsoft's new design language for Windows. Here is an example of Fluent design in action. As we get up for a major WinCustomize revamp, we are going to be taking cues from this design language to make the site more accessible, faster (much faster) and more modern.  Stay tuned.
If you like animated backgrounds we have good news for you.  Stardock is in the process of updating its DeskScapes dream files to support MP4 (previously MPEG2) which should result in far lower CPU use and no additional codec downloading for Windows 10. You will be able to see the updates here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/dream/search/Stardock+Design  
November 14, 2019 by Tatiora on tatiora
New Hunter / Prey Expansion and v2.9 Update Are Now Available New units, base defenses, orbital abilities, a new scenario, balance updates, stand ground command, and much more View the complete v2.9 ChangelogGet it on Steam | Get it at StardockExpand your strategic options, wield devastating new units, and turtle up with some fierce new defenses in Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation - Hunter / Prey! Haalee and her Substrate army are back with several brand new units that are armed and ready ...
This past year we've been recruiting developers to begin doing some major updates to Object Desktop over the next year.   First, I'm going to post what our thoughts are on what to focus on but then we want to hear what you would like to see updated.  As always, our choices are determined by a combination of factors including technical challenge and market demand. Definitely getting big updates next year Fences CursorFX SoundPackager Keyboard LaunchPad Desk...
Version 2.9 of the award-winning massive-scale RTS, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation goes out this week. This version is the biggest AI update since the original release.  It also has numerous visual improvements including higher resolution textures. Let’s take a look… This is one of the Hunter / Prey expansion turrets.  In v2.9 you can rapidly drop down Emergency Turrets.  They can now be upgraded into a Machine Gun Turret (pictured here) or a Shotgu...