Two-Click Reminder 2013 Release 2 is now available

Two-Click Reminder 2013 Release 2 has been published!  It can be downloaded from TCR’s main page.

Reminder windows now include a few snooze buttons to very quickly dismiss a reminder. Reminder windows are now larger, and can more easily display text for longer reminder messages.

Reminder window with snooze buttons

You can try out all of Two-Click Reminder’s features through a free, 30-day demo.  You can buy a registration key for $7.

Two-Click Reminder 2013 Release 1 is now available

Two-Click Reminder 2013 Release 1 has been published!

The number of “Remind me in…” and “Remind me…” buttons can now be increased if desired.  There are seven buttons to begin with, but you can add as many as you want, as many as will fit on your screen.  The time intervals for each button can now be customized much more easily.

Two-Click Reminder also has a new, lower price!  You can buy a registration key for $7.  Or if you prefer, you could first try out all of Two-Click Reminder’s features through a free, 30-day demo.

Sysinternals Suite Installer updated

Sysinternals Suite Installer has been updated to reflect the latest version of Sysinternals Suite (the March 27, 2013 release).

The script and external installer can be downloaded from the project page. (The external installer on Download.com will be updated in a few days, but can be downloaded directly from the Domador Software website in the meantime.)

Sysinternals Suite Installer updated

Sysinternals Suite Installer has been updated to reflect the latest version of Sysinternals Suite (the September 10, 2012 release).

The script and external installer can be downloaded from the project page. (The external installer on Download.com will be updated in a few days, but can be downloaded directly from the Domador Software website in the meantime.)

Sysinternals Suite Installer updated

Sysinternals Suite Installer has been updated to reflect the latest version of Sysinternals Suite (the May 14, 2012 release).

The script and external installer can be downloaded from the project page. (The external installer on Download.com will be updated in a few days, but can be downloaded directly from the Domador Software website in the meantime.)

Two-Click Reminder 1.4 released

On July 23, 2011, Domador Software released Two-Click Reminder 1.4.

This release adds a few features and fixes a bug.

Two-Click Reminder now lets you bring up the main window anytime with a hot key. The default hot key combination is “Windows Key + Z”, but you can change it to something else (or turn it off).

The reminder windows now flash to make sure you don’t miss them. This feature can also be customized (or turned off).

The main window and reminder windows can now be set to appear at certain convenient positions on the screen (such as in the bottom right corner, in the center of the screen, on top, etc.)

Finally, there was a small bug fix. The reminder window was not displaying the custom times after one pressed the Set Again button. However, it now works properly.

Be sure to download the new version:

http://www.domador.net/products/twoclickreminder/releases#v_1_4

Hourly Hacker News Snapshot

I’ve created an archive of hourly snapshots of the Hacker News front page.  I started collecting these snapshots back in September 2010, but didn’t organize them into a browseable archive until recently.

The archive’s top level is located at hhn.domador.net.  From there you can enter the folder for the year, then the month, the day, and the hour for which you wish to view a Hacker News front-page snapshot.  You could also hack together the URL for the desired time.  For instance, to look up the snapshot corresponding to November 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. you could type in the following URL:

http://hhn.domador.net/2010/11/12/14

Hours are expressed in the 24-hour format.  The snapshot times correspond to Pacific Time (UTC-08 / PST or UTC-07 / PDT).

Another way to browse the snapshots is by month.  The innermost folders under hhn.domador.net/source group all the snapshots for any given month in an individual folder.

The most-recent hourly snapshot can be viewed at hhn.domador.net/current

This is the initial version of this service, the if-you’re-not-embarrassed-by-it-you-waited-too-long-to-release version.  As you can see, the navigation UI is rudimentary.  Also, apostrophes and certain other characters are horribly disfigured by the snapshot-taking process.  There are likely other problems.  But it works!

— Andrés Cabezas

(Feel free to report any issues.  I may eventually get around to fixing them.)


The rationale behind this particular service

(I’ve already given you what you need to use this service, but read on if you’re interested in the motivation behind it.)

I’ve tremendously enjoyed Hacker News since I started reading it almost a year ago.  It’s never short on fascinating articles and helpful discussions.

Like most sites, Hacker News is not perfect.  Then again, perfection for a website is in the eye of the beholder.  In my case, I don’t care for one aspect shared with many news sites: the inaccessibility of the past.  It seems to me like articles essentially disappear when they drop off the HN front page.  “Scattered in the wind” is a good way of putting it.  For instance, if I didn’t check the Hacker News front page on Monday, it’d be very difficult to come in on Wednesday and reconstruct the contents of that page.  There might be an article from Monday on page 1, another one on page 2, some more on page 3, and so on.  Since the site’s articles keep moving around and the “More” link at the bottom keeps expiring, it’d be very hard to find the collection of articles I missed.

Sometimes I’ve wanted to look up an article I read a few days back, but have had a hard time recalling the title or the site where it was located.  I’ll only remember that I saw it on Hacker News a couple of days ago.  By having an archive, I can use that chronological data to help me find what I would lose otherwise.

I hope this new service is useful to you as well.