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Many things have happened since I’ve been gone. Dropresize has been up for six years now and while it started off great, I haven’t been able to update it as I would expect. So, in the next months I plan to do something about this. I can’t promise anything yet as it is too early, but all I can say is…
- It won’t be as small as before.
- Did someone say service?
- I wish you a great 2015 year-end!
Best regards to you all,
Have you heard yourself say this:
“I could have avoided this mess if only I didn’t [Insert mistake here].”
I catch myself doing this at times and I know it’s bad. But in order for us to improve in life, this attitude needs to go. We should move on from our mistakes and focus on learning the things we did right.
It’s more beneficial to know the right thing to do and do it more often than know the wrong thing you did and avoid it next time. If we look closely how we deal with problems, we can see the difference of these two perspectives:
There’s only one way if not few to do something right and an endless number of ways to do it wrong. You can’t watch all the failure videos in basketball and then expect to become an effective basketball player. Nor should a dancer for example fall down in creative ways in order to learn “what to avoid in dancing.” It just won’t make any sense. All you are doing is getting yourself distracted by putting more ideas how to fail in your head. In the end you’ll end up terrified to even take the step in trying for fear of making another mistake. You’d say “Oh no, this is the part when usually fail… see? I knew it. I’ll never get past this.”
Focusing on the wrong things we did is NOT productive. I’m not saying we should never assess our mistakes and failures, but if it becomes our priority in life, we’ll never be able to unlock the excellence in us.
I let the old website expire so what you’ll see in dropresize.com is some japanese chat advertisement.
you can now visit Dropresize at its new (simple) home in dropresize.semigik.com.
There is still no development progress though. I don’t know how soon I’ll be able to get back on it. If donations come, Iwill of course resume development right away.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any concerns about the software. 🙂
I was shocked to discover today that dropresize.com displayed an empty web page. O.O
a few weeks’ time an indefinite amount of time, Dropresize will be under a new name. The idea of “dropping” and “resizing” might change in the application so I was thinking it would make no sense having it named as usual. With the upcoming new Windows 8, there might be some changes in the way this program will be used. So, to wrap it up, here’s currently what I’m trying to work on:
- Rename Dropresize into something else.
- Remove the website Dropresize.com.
- Create a new website that will be the home of the “new program”.
- This new website might have a community forum, news/blog section, and will host other software in the future.
- Anticipate Windows 8 and think about how this new program will fit: (hint: right-click menus, run as service, Windows tile?)
- This program will have a Home (free, donate) version and a Pro (paid) version, both are customized for its target users (hello webmasters 🙂 ).
- Feel free to comment and post suggestions if you want some features to be included!
Just trying out some blog post while I am neither home nor in the office.
There’s not much to say about the Dropresize as of now other than the fact that I am already starting to code it.
Here’s a rough rundown of what’s happening:
- I am starting from scratch (well, not really, since the critical parts like resizing and folder watching only need minor changes).
- There will be two versions: Dropresize and DropresizePro, where the first one is free for home use and the second one has more features and is geared towards those who want to use it for their business (and probably costs something).
- The required framework is upgraded from .NET 2.0 to .NET 3.5 (This is already installed in Windows 7). You may download the .NET runtime from here.
I think that’s about it for now. 🙂
Apparently it works, since you are now reading this. Now I can make posts even if I’m outside.