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12:08 AM
OK, I seriously don'
 
t know where that damn enter key is
 
Control Panel/Set Associations. Choose one file extension, choose the program, click OK, and the entire list of extensions reloads? Takes about 30 seconds on this computer. Microsoft has been doing this sort of thing for... how long?
 
Doing it, or doing it right?
 
Apparently just doing it.
And you have to change them one at a time. AARGH!
 
In fairness, I am a Linux guy, but damn the KDE File explorer sucks at reading samba shares..... I think I will expose it as NFS instead.
 
12:12 AM
MediaMonkey hijacked about 50 of them.
 
Ouch, I like media-monkey, but was lucky enough to intervene before it stole those.
 
If I uninstall, will it revert to the original file associations?
 
It does ask to take the associations. As for the uninstall, no idea....
 
 
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1:28 AM
@RobertHarvey can you no longer right click->open with->choose program and there used to was a checkbox on there "always use this for these file types" and choose the program?
I know that inside the old windows media player settings there was a place you could set associations and tell it "associate everything with WMP" and winamp had similar somewhere inside it's settings
 
1:54 AM
Freeeeeee spam flags while the link lasts
 
2:09 AM
up to 19 helpful flags here! weee!
 
And every now and then the community wins one (Sorry, 10k only link now)
 
I didn't even read that post, so hopefully you were not lying about it being spam...
 
Oh, I nearly went on a tirade. But realized the idiot would never come back to read it, so I didn't waste the time
And since it's at -3 I can drop a delete vote on it
 
I think the solution is:
TAKE DRUGS
 
Denis Leary would agree that the solution is not less drugs but rather more drugs. (ref: No cure for cancer tour)
It was pretty easy to talk myself into a glass of wine before I stop procrastinating.
@RobertHarvey while the folk in the Lounge have a point about the toolset, they're being a bit dogmatic about it. Pretend to be shocked, I know. :-)
Start with the core of C, and make sure you understand the basic types of pointers used there and what structs can and can't do.
clang seems to be the most popular c compiler at the moment. gcc has fallen out of favor since they can't adapt as readily
bonus points for messing around with gdb before moving on to the next stages
From there, layer on C++ basics which will consist of using classes and understanding the different idiomatic approaches for doing things.
That will naturally lead to using the STL because nobody in C++ land uses char* for strings anymore. :-)
Take a detour to understand templates, then look at either boost or Qt or both.
By then you'll know what you need / want to tackle next
 
2:27 AM
@JimmyHoffa Ah, right. Right-click, Open With..., Choose Program.
@GlenH7 Thanks. Will start on Learn C the Hard Way tomorrow.
 
Some of the ways C handles things are pretty dang primitive and you'll miss the abstractions you're used to. But when you consider when it cropped up in the evolution of languages it completely makes sense.
It make things a lot easier than assembler, and it was never intended to be an end-all be-all.
 
use some sort of smart pointer if you can
 
@enderland That would be C++, IIRC
 
it is, but I'm guessing it will be a C --> C++ transition pretty quick
 
True. I'd argue there is value in understanding raw pointers (aka normal C pointers) first before you start taking advantage of the advanced pointers that C++11 provided. They can do some really neat stuff for you, but I think you're remiss if you don't understand why you want them.
 
2:31 AM
I suppose that's an element of C you do learn, you have to understand memory management types of issues in a way a lot of other languages don't necessarily care about
 
Yes, and after you try using triple pointers a few times you quickly realize the value of those abstractions.
Yes, there are legitimate cases for triple pointers. Think an array of C style strings passed to another function....
 

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