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sszindian


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun 2011, 16:55    Post_subject:  Cloud Computing For Every Puppy
Sub_title: A simple .pet allows Cloud for all Puppy Versions
 

Welcome to the little 93K .pet that turns your present version of Puppy into a ‘Wiz-Bang’ Cloud computer without affecting your present version of Puppy.

While developing the next version of ‘Cloud Puppy-2.0‘ (Cloud Puppy-1.0 is already available in the derivatives section) I was thinking about how nice it could be if everyone could use their favorite version of Puppy and still be able to dabble with Cloud Computing and besides, I would not have to go through all that work and the headaches developing a new Cloud Puppy that many might not like to change over to, hey... after all, if most Puppy users are like me... they pretty much already have a favorite version of Puppy setup that already involved a lot of work, why bother to start over again right?

Well, thanks to a small program developed by ‘Puppymartin’ called AppStarter... it was the perfect solution to have the best of two-worlds on one’s present system.

What this little .pet does is create a file in ‘UTILITY - GENERAL UTILITIES - called: CloudApps. When you click on that, a small pop-up window appears on your desktop.

In this window are already some Cloud Applications for you to check out (kind of like your own Cloud Desktop). There is also room to install nine (9) more of your own Cloud Apps that you may find on the Internet as well as an icon that says: ‘More Apps’ that brings up all the applications that are presently on your system (nice way to easily get to some of your standard apps.)

Remember... you use your present Puppy system without any changes (except the Cloud Apps menu entry). You use your current favorite default browser and... if Cloud is not for you, just go to your Puppy Package Manager and delete the .pet which I hope you won’t do without giving Cloud a fair shake! It is really nice and has many advantages over software-installed programs and there is little doubt Cloud is going to be the way we compute in the future besides, this little .pet will extend the life of your present Puppy version for many years!

Soooo.... I guess you can just call this ‘Cloud Puppy-2.0‘ If you like... Jump on your Puppy and explore uncharted territory... Hmmm... seems I’ve heard that before somewhere?

‘Enjoy and have fun!’ Very Happy

>>>---Indian------>
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PostPosted: Fri 24 Jun 2011, 07:36    Post_subject: Icons For This .Pet!
Sub_title: Make your own easily.
 

After you install this .pet on your Puppy... you may want to make some icons of your own for additional Cloud Apps you have found?

There are icon-makes for sure but an easy way is to use two Puppy programs

(1) PupSnap to capture a small area of a graphic or picture, say about two-inches square (doesn't have to be exact.)

(2) In the .pet there is already a program called 'PIXLR' it's a fantastic Cloud paint and graphic program. Go to it, upload your new small graphic you just captured, click on the IMAGE header, select resize, make the size 66 pixels wide (height will adjust automatically and should be about the same or close) Save the new sized image back to your computer in usr/share/icons folder and you now can place it in the Cloud Box with the others already there. Then just add the name of the new graphic to the Add, Change, Cloud Apps area (and of course include the URL for your new Cloud App - use existing examples already there for your format) Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Jun 2011, 07:53    Post_subject:  

I have promised to not post in every thread but this subject really interest me and I did think of posting last time too but had hoped somebody else would break the ice and start.

You write this
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I hope you won’t do without giving Cloud a fair shake! It is really nice and has many advantages over software-installed programs and there is little doubt Cloud is going to be the way we compute in the future besides, this little .pet will extend the life of your present Puppy version for many years!


Cloud here in Sweden is just a more fun name for the whole of Internet but I guess more strictly it is "services" that have these "apps" you talk about.

Doing "Word" online instead on the hdd.

Could you describe so a complete noob get it?

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Jun 2011, 10:59    Post_subject: What is Cloud?  

Hi noob!

If you go to this tread (Cloud Puppy):

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67585

read through it (each page) it should pretty well explain just what 'Cloud Computing' is. For the most part, it's already what you are doing 'Internet' but with Cloud Apps, you use the app online, just like it was on your HDD, without the hastle of installing the app., or maintaining it, (the app provider does all that at their Cloud site.) and you have no worries about configuring, installing, upgrading, and so forth, you just use it.

The best way to really see what it is all about is download this little .pet and go try some of the sites I already have listed in it! Just be careful, go for the FREE stuff that's available, some want $$$ for their services but most offer FREE services up to a certain amount of use or storing your files, you have to do a little research in this area.

>>>---Indian------>

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jun 2011, 22:02    Post_subject: Desktop Icon
Sub_title: Want this program on your desktop?
 

If you want to place an icon on your desktop that starts the 'My-Cloud-Apps.pet' program right from the desktop (instead of going to the Menu-Utility-GeneralUtilities-CloudApps each time) Click on your 'File Icon' (The little house) on your desktop, a small window appears with some folders. Up in the left-hand corner you will see a Green Arrow pointing UP. Click that once (takes you back to your main system files) then select these folders:

usr/share/applications/AppStarter.desktop

Just Click-And-Hold on the AppStarter.desktop icon, drag it down to your desktop and release the mouse button.

That's it, it's on your desktop (you can click-and-hold and drag it to where you want it, just like all your other icons!)

Much easier to get to your Cloud Apps this way.

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov 2011, 21:01    Post_subject: Excellent Solitare For Puppy  

Solitaire:

One thing that has been lacking for Puppy Linux has been a really good version of Solitaire... Well fret no more, you can now have...
Over 50 beautiful free web based Solitaire games. Klondike, Spider, FreeCell and more. No installs, no plugins, no flash needed.
And, they work perfect when you add the URL below to your 'Cloud Computing For Every Puppy .pet' program.

This will perform with most any browser you use however, I have found that Iron (10-12-14) Browsers work the fastest for these games probably Chromium will also. The new Seamonkey works fairly fast with some of the latest Puppy versions using the newer kernels.

http://worldofsolitaire.com/

Enjoy Solitaire like you've never experienced on your Puppy before!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2011, 15:23    Post_subject: Satellite Viewing
Sub_title: View the earth in many formats
 

Thanks to 'aarf' for this URL

What we have here is a fantastic replacement for GoogleEarth for your Puppy.

Nothing to install on your computer, no upkeep, no anything... just use it (from the Cloud).

It opens in your default browser and gives you features that even GoogleEarth does not.

And... its much, much faster rendering views than GoogleEarth is... by all means add it to your little 'Cloud.pet'

The URL: http://mapper.acme.com/

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Dec 2011, 16:30    Post_subject: Junkyard Parts  

Hey... Everybody needs used parts for their car, truck, or other equipment from time to time!

Save yourself a lot of searching or running around... Let the junkyards come to you and quote you a price via Email on what you're looking for!

I've used it many times and it's really great!!!!

Be sure to stick this one in your 'Cloud Apps' program.

http://www.junkyarddog.com/

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Mar 2012, 17:42    Post_subject: Cool Fonts  

Here is a super site for creating 'Cool Fonts' in an online Cloud Environment and a nice addition for our Cloud .pet program.

You simply select the type of font you want, spell out what you want it to say, size it, select your color, style type, with or without transparency background and many more options then their website renders your font-text and you just download and use it wherever you want.

To say the least, it's really 'Cool' and... all for free!

http://www.cooltext.com/

'Enjoy' Wink

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Mar 2012, 01:11    Post_subject:  

Hello, sszindian!

Wow! Cool What a great way to upgrade | extend any Puppy! You're modernizing me! Laughing

Only grumble: is there a way you can make your panel stay on screen instead of it closing down after each choice? I realize you can put the icon on the desktop, but still, it would save a few clicks. Also, maybe provide a way to provide a short description of each of your panel's big icons -- on right click, perhaps?

Still, this is great as it is! Only a few hours ago, I was thinking to myself that the forum was becoming "same old, same old". You proved me wrong, yeay! Very Happy

Paying forward, here are a few contributions for now. Sites I find interesting, mostly language-related, that I had made *desktop files for.

Worthy of note, I can say from my experience with them that the Spellchecker (EN) and BonPatron (FR) sites are top-notch, very user-friendly and competent compared to similar sites. They also have a Spanish section. (Sorry if that comes out as a plug -- it isn't. It's just my user experience, I'm not linked to them in any way.) RefDesk and WordReference are also great, way up there in their field, IMO.

Language Utilities - English
"FreeDictionary (EN)" http://www.thefreedictionary.com
"RefDesk -- Internet Fact Checker" http://www.refdesk.com/
"SpellCheckPlus - English" http://spellcheckplus.com

Language Utilities - French
"BOF (French Spelling)" http://mapage.noos.fr/mp2/
"FreeDictionary (FR)" http://fr.thefreedictionary.com
"Spell-checking - French" http://bonpatron.com

Language Utilities - General Translation
"GDT (French Terminology)" http://w3.granddictionnaire.com/BTML/FRA/r_Motclef/index1024_1.asp
"Lexicool (all sorts of dictionnaries, technical and general)" http://www.lexicool.com/index.asp
"Wordreference (Translation to | from many languages. User-contributed and user-validated, wikipedia-like in spirit)" http://www.wordreference.com

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jul 2012, 04:56    Post_subject:  

From one Indian to another - I love that mapper site!! Very Happy That's really awesome, and you're so right on how it's so much faster than Google Earth - even faster than Google Maps and it doesn't hog down my computer resources like "G.Maps" does either! Hmm... I wonder just how they do that? Because they draw their maps off from Google if you've noticed Indian ( lower lefthand side on my screen anyway ).

Truly a great find for me to use as I've had need of using maps a lot lately so this place is a real godsend. I'm so thankful you posted this site! Keep up your great work for the Puppy Community Indian. I sure appreciate it and I'm sure others do as well. Smile

Cheers/Amicalement,

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 11:40    Post_subject: Update...  

Here's an update for those who use Firefox as your default browser and are installing 'My-Cloud-Apps.pet' in the recent Dpup-Precise-3.7.2 (possibly other Precise or newer Woof-builds of Puppy's also).

1: Install My-Cloud-Apps.pet on your computer (if it isn't installed already).

2: Click on it from the Menu entry.

3: At the bottom of the pop-up screen, click on 'To Change Or Add Cloud Apps. -- CLICK HERE --'

4: Then where it says-

#########
# Row 1 #
#########

LABEL1="Audio Bible"
ICON1="/usr/share/icons/bible-1.jpg"
EXEC1="defaultbrowser http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/audio/"

Change it to read-

#########
# Row 1 #
#########

LABEL1="Audio Bible"
ICON1="/usr/share/icons/bible-1.jpg"
EXEC1="defaulthtmlviewer http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/audio/"

5: Repeat the change down through all the 'LABEL entries 1 through 20.

Now, Firefox will remain as your default browser for all the regular Internet stuff and Seamonkey Browser will display the entries you have in My-Cloud-Apps.pet

If you retain Seamonkey as your only browser, you may or may not need this update... test before making it!

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Feb 2013, 08:33    Post_subject:  

works flawlessly in saluki.

no need for configuring because of firefox.
when clicking on a button, it opens a new tab of firefox.

nice tool!
very useful also als a bookmarking utility within the desktop Smile

two more links, which i also mentioned before in another thread:
collaborative writing or a nice, online text editor
http://piratepad.net
http://piratepad.eu

collaborative drawing or a nice, online paint
http://colorillo.com
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Apr 2013, 15:41    Post_subject: OCR in the Cloud  

I think this might be of use to several users and is certainly a nice addition to your cloud.pet.

http://www.free-ocr.com/

As per their website:

Free-OCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. You can use this service to extract text from any image you supply.

This service is free, no registration necessary. We also do not need your email address.

Just upload your image files. Free-OCR takes either a JPG, GIF, TIFF BMP or PDF (only first page).

The only restriction is that the images must not be larger than 2MB, no wider or higher than 5000 pixels and there is a limit of 10 image uploads per hour.

Free-OCR can handle images with multi-column text and also supports more languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

enjoy!!!

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Apr 2014, 22:34    Post_subject:  

Hi all tested this on upup raring 3992 and it adds the menus to it. but will not open any of the apps in my browser i use chrome here. though i woudl pass this on. not working.
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