FlexToolbar: Good progress

The toolbar program (now called FlexToolbar) was programmed quite successfully, imo. It’s now working (mostly), but the interface is somewhat… quirky. Anyone else who used it would say it’s poorly designed. I would say that I haven’t finished writing it yet.

Some details, if you happened to be interested: it’s like the Quick Launch Bar in Windows… but with tabs! I quite like the Quick Launch Bar… and, as such, tend to crowd it. Indeed, on one of the computers I regularly use I’ve actually given up on trying organising it into just one toolbar and have 3 extra toolbars (albeit just small ones) floating around.

So, instead, you get to create tabs like “Files” or “Programming” or “Web Dev” (well, these are some of the tabs I’m likely to create myself) and drag the appropriate icons onto it. Then you can use the contents of each tab like the Quick Launch Bar. Good stuff.

I imagine I’ll be releasing it at some point in the future (when the interface is a little less quirky), most likely as freeware. So all can join in the merriment!


I’m still sick. Watched National Treasure today, and enjoyed that (I told you not to rely on me for movie reviews). I may at some point post what I thought about Superman, which I saw a week or two ago.


Need to use a restroom right now? Then you’re problem is solved – or at least, it is if you’re in Australia, and can apparently find an internet-connected computer quicker than a public toilet – www.toiletmap.gov.au. Well, at least it isn’t dunnymap.gov.au. There you go – all you potential tourists out there. We’ve got a national map of our bathroom commodes. So where the bloody hell are you?Maybe it will be more useful if and when wireless internet (particularly on laptops) becomes more common.


The VCD file format on the TV tuner card seems to be a decent choice for recording. Definitely watchable quality (even if watching on full-screen) and only a quite reasonable 300mb for a 30 minute show. Created files play fine in PowerDVD (my usual choice for watching DVDs) and Windows Media Player 9.

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