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mikeinnc

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  1. 10 months ago
    Fri Dec 31 22:26:25 2021
    M mikeinnc posted in Portable installation.

    Thanks to both of you for the replies. I sort-of realised this was the approach - put the downloaded portable version on a USB stick, and run it from there - but it does seem you probably can't also have a version on the system drive. I'd done that - but have now deleted it, and am just using the USB (portable) version. I also wasn't sure if the database file lived on the USB stick as well - although common sense appeared to say it must if the intention is to make the application truly portable. I think the other thing that was confusing me was using the v2 database. I've renamed it for v3, and it's on the USB stick and working well!

  2. Thu Dec 30 04:03:27 2021
    M mikeinnc started the conversation Portable installation.

    Sorry if this is a really dumb question, but exactly how do I install this as a portable version on a USB flash drive? I have just updated from v2 and I have it updated on my computer system drive, but I'd like to be able to use it on a work computer as well, so the portable version would be advantageous. I can't really find anything about a portable installation (in fact, searching for 'portable' brings up zero results!). And can I save my database files on the USB drive as well? (Perhaps an 'idiots guide to a portable installation' might be worthwhile?)

    Thanks - Mike

  3. 3 years ago
    Mon Apr 1 23:40:10 2019
    M mikeinnc posted in Home Page Questions.

    Hi Chris - any movement on this? I've just sat at my computer and it is now Tuesday 02 Apr (morning). Home page is still showing 'Today: Monday 1 April 2019'. Clicking on 'Refresh' in the tool bar successfully changes the 'Quote of the day' at each click, but the date stays stubbornly set on 1 April. OK, as before shutting down and restarting will set the correct date - but should that be necessary? Thanks!

  4. Mon Mar 4 22:45:52 2019
    M mikeinnc posted in Home Page Questions.

    Thanks Chris! Just to confirm it's not an anomaly - I didn't use my computer yesterday (Monday), and this morning, on logging in, it was still showing Sunday... It's easy enough to shut down and restart, and all is well - but I'll look forward to some good news!! Thanks again.

  5. Sun Mar 3 01:58:26 2019
    M mikeinnc posted in Home Page Questions.

    I see in an earlier reply (9 Aug 2017) that you say the Home Page refreshes at midnight - but mine doesn't! For example, today, Sunday 3 March, I sat at my computer and the home page was still showing 'No Events Due - Today - Saturday 02 March, 2019'. I clicked on 'Refresh' but it remained showing Saturday. Even the calendar shows Saturday! It appears that the only way (and I accept, there may be others) that I could get it to 'move' to Sunday was by shutting down and restarting Doogie. So, my question is - why isn't midnight triggering a change as you suggest? I'm in Perth, Western Australia and have time set to local time (UTC +8). Could midnight mean UTC midnight or "my" midnight (I trust the latter)? Any comments welcome, as this is mildly irritating!

  6. Wed Jan 9 05:51:05 2019
    M mikeinnc posted in Recurring Tasks.

    Thanks so much Chris. It seems so easy - yet whenever I'd tried, it never seemed to work for me! Maybe its' 'the way' I was attempting to add an event - who knows? But I tried, as you suggested, and it worked perfectly. I must admit, I always assumed it would - I didn't for a moment imagine that the PIM wouldn't take account of multi-day events! But when things don't quite do what you'd expected, you do start to doubt your own sanity...... My faith is totally restored!!

  7. Tue Jan 8 06:19:19 2019
    M mikeinnc posted in Recurring Tasks.

    I'm not sure if this is quite the place, but here goes....! Can I create an event that spans two days? For example, I have a long flight that starts at 10pm on day 1 and ends at 13:00 (1pm) on day 2. Can I create that event from the one form associated - initially - with day 1 or must I make two events from 22:00 to 23:59 on day 1 and 00:01 to 13:00 on day 2 (and I use those figures as military experience taught me you NEVER use 00:00!!)

  8. 4 years ago
    Tue Sep 25 23:55:20 2018
    M mikeinnc posted in Let's promote DoogiePim!.

    I was the very fortunate 'winner' of a copy of DoogiePim, and I immediately recognised it as a very comprehensive and powerful PIM. Now that I'm retired, I admit that I probably don't use anywhere near enough of its capabilities, but nonetheless, I can really see its advantages. I recall that I suggested it as a powerful and understated PIM on a site that looks at various such applications, but the comment that came back was that 'since it didn't seamlessly interface with a phone or tablet - IOS or Android - it had very limited usefulness in this day and age', as 'few people now only used a computer'. I only add this as a comment - it's certainly not my consideration. But - maybe it is something that is holding it back from greater penetration of a crowded market?

  9. Sun Sep 9 02:47:10 2018

    Thanks Chris. I'm sure that will fix it! It all seems so obvious when you explain......

  10. Sat Sep 8 07:12:28 2018

    I have strange issues, too, with events I have set in my calendar. For example, I have a recurring event set every Thursday morning, with a reminder set for 15 minutes, and a 'default' resource (me!). Yet I seem to get quite random occurrences of the event being flagged as 'overdue' with a dialog on screen when I login to my computer. It's not just this one event - it seems to happen with other events, and they all seem quite random. Sometimes it's a day or so - other time it can be up to a couple of weeks after! I always just hit 'dismiss' or dismiss all' and the dialog disappears, but others will randomly still occur. Am I doing something wrong? Is the reminder logic working as it should? This isn't a show stopper - more just a niggling occurrence, but maybe someone could advise me if they have seen this behaviour, and how I can stop it?

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