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designandsuch

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  1. @Tsunami is correct. In the case of @greenamit I was able to confirm that the server did not block the specific IPs. It's hard to figure out how many users have issues with this, since there are still a lot of people using Units without any problems. Anyhow just wanted to let you all know that I checked with my hosting provider and they confirmed that there where no blocks or problems on their side.
  2. @Auco If you download the latest version it should work fine ( http://designandsuch.com/work/alfred-workflow-units )
  3. Please look into the mebibytes ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mebibyte) I'm using the proper decimal vs binary conversion according to ISO standards. This has been discussed multiple times before and it all depends on the discipline you're working in, so the only reasonable thing to do is to follow the International System of Units
  4. Thanks a lot, I must say that I have no knowledge on this topic whatsoever, but I will definitely look into it. It seems like one of those topics you should have at least a basic understanding of. So I will defs look into it, and I will notify you when i incorporate it into the workflow +1 for the link
  5. I think it's evident there are some issues with the keyword-less method, far beyond the handful I predicted in my previous explanation. I would not recommend using it for anyone unless you understand the consequences. This is simply not how workflows are intended. It interferes with all kinds of native Alfred features.. The only real answer to these suggestions probably sounds something like this; If you think typing "Units" is too long for you, which I can understand if you happen to use this feature a lot. Than simply change the keyword to 'u' or anything that makes sense to you. I assume this is a redundant tip, because if you are using Alfred Workflows in the first place, you will know how to do this, and you probably already did
  6. If you want to start typing just like that you can do so so by tweaking the workflow like this. 1) right click and copy the Script Filter 2) Double click the new Script Filter to change some settings 3) change the keyword to "1" and untick "with space" 4) now in the actual script box change units("{query}"); to units("1{query}"); 5) Do the same for the numbers 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0 6) Connect every Script filter to all the other nodes After this Units will start off the moment you type a number. This is the same way that other workflow works. One drawback of this that the suggestions don't work that well anymore. so when you type 10 kil the workflow will suggest kilometers, kilos, kilogram, kilobyte etc. but the prefix 1 will be added since that's your keyword now. so when you choose any of the suggestion you would get something like 110 kilogram. I can fix this in the mechanism but I will try out the keywordless version for a while to see if it will work smoothly. After that I will fix these new issues. and thanks for the input!
  7. You can actually do that.. 3500 isk eur I haven't made support for the 'to' word stupidly enough. I understand that it's something people naturally will try. So it's on my todo list The new spotlight is fun, but I think every heavy Alfred user will confirm that it's not close to a replacement for Alfred. I saw the converter options in spotlight and they are nice but I will keep working on Units because I think it still has the potential to be better than the spotlight version edit: just read your post again, and you are aiming towards the lack of a keyword. That is actually possible but I think it might become to invasive of an worklow in that case, since it would almost always pop up. There are over 300 units in the workflow already so ever first character shows something. I might try it out actually *just thinking out loud now. Plus you can always change the keyword to something shorter manually
  8. 1. I understand some people might not like the idea of a link within the workflow. But this is a very subtle one, and it serves a purpose. Since Alfred is such a minimal interface it would be really hard to supply users with a way to find the documentation - if they want to check if a feature exists for instance. Therefor I am reluctant to cut out the link to the documentation. I know the documentation isn't the sexiest at the time but it will improve over time and at it does do the job. ( You can easily disable it for yourself by cutting the cord to the osascript in the workflow though, even though it might break some other external link features ). About the title.. no pun intended, 'About' obviously corresponds to its function. So I don't see a clear reason why it should say something else. I can change it though.. what if I change it to 'About Units'? * I am working on a way to let the user set certain custom settings, but I haven't figured out which settings would be desired and how to implement this exactly. Suggestions are always welcome. 2. There actually is an circle icon, maybe you aren't using the latest version. if you type 'units version' it should return 'you are using the latest version'.. it's pretty self explanatory actually This should fix the circle issue.
  9. Hi Robgill, you already can do just that. " units 5 min h " = 0.083 hour or " units 5 minutes hour " = 0.083 hour
  10. Thanks Scott! I'm glad so many people appreciate Units, it encourages me to keep making it better. Saying that, I would also encourage people to keep sending me request for additional units and features.
  11. As you guys might have been noticing there where some icons missing.. since i added a lot of new units in the last weeks. Which seems to work perfect by the way.. I have been fixing bugs basically every day. But for the Icons I needed you to re-download the actual workflow, which you will be reminded of automatically if you have the latest version. Here's a quick overview of the new icons.
  12. I just finished my Alfred emulator for Units. I would like to embed it on this page, but unfortunately this forum doesn't allow iframes. So i'll have to redirect you to this page : http://time.designandsuch.com/units/docs try out the demo It's not as solid as the real Alfred experience, but gives a pretty good example.
  13. Off course! you're right.. how did I miss that. Anyhow i fixed it, thanks for your input and a Merry christmas.
  14. Added support for 90 different currencies: The currency rates will automatically update themselves every day based on: http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-converter/ if you have version 0.5 you don't have to update to start converting with these new currencies. They can all be accessed by ( at least ) their natural name or abbreviation ( United stated Dollar - USD ). US Dollar Euro British Pound Thai baht United Arab Emirates Dirham Australian dollar Argentine Peso aruban florin convertible mark barbadian dollar Bangladeshi taka bulgarian lev dinar bermudian dollar boliviano brazilian real Bahamian dollar canadian dollar swiss franc chilean peso renminbi colombian peso czech koruna danish krone egyptian pound fiji dollar Ghana cedi Gambian dalasi guatemalan quetzal Hong Kong dollar croatian kuna hungarian forint indonesian rupiah israeli new shekel indian rupee icelandic krona jamaican dollar jordanian dinar yen kenyan shilling cambodian riel south korean won kuwaiti dinar Lao kip Lebanese pound sri Lankan rupee Lithuanian litas Latvian lats Moroccan dirham Moldovan leu Malagasy ariary Macedonian denar Mauritian rupee Maldivian rufiyaa Mexican peso Malaysian ringgit Namibian dollar Nigerian naira Norwegian krone Nepalese rupee New Zealand dollar Omani rial Panamanian balboa Peruvian nuevo sol Philippine peso Pakistani rupee Polish zloty Paraguayan guaranĂ­ Qatari riyal Romanian leu Serbian dinar Russian ruble Saudi riyal Seychellois rupee Swedish krona Singapore dollar Syrian pound Tunisian dinar Turkish lira New Taiwan dollar Ukrainian hryvnia Ugandan shilling Uruguayan peso Venezuelan bolivar Vietnamese dong CFA franc East Caribbean dollar West African CFA franc CFP franc South African rand
  15. You're absolutely right, I'm still adding values and improving some features ( better special character handling, smarter interpretation, improved logic etc ). The old version is 'at this point in time' more useful in general, because it simply has more units. I would encourage people to download the new version though, because this one will get all the old + the new units eventually. *I added the bath into the new version in my attempt to win you over
  16. Release of Units 0.5 (beta) Hi workflow users, I am releasing version 0.5 of the new Units. It's still in heavy development so don't expect a solid state. This version is more for early adopters who would like to check out the new features you can download it here : http://time.designandsuch.com/units/update docs: http://time.designandsuch.com/units/docs As you can see I also created a ( really shabby ) documentation of the workflow, this will be improved off course. So if you're interested to try it out, here are some new features: 1. version solution : manually check the version 2. double units - aka - fix the 1'5" > cm problem 3. Docs - if Units doesn't understand he will refer you to the docs 4. Notifications if a new update is available If you would like to help me with adding units and making it better, please contact me at thijs@designandsuch.com So now on to a stable and complete version 1.0
  17. Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that i'm still working on the new version. which is going to include all the extra units that where mentioned as requests ( cooking units, typography units ect. ). But more importantly I'm working on a complimentary website with all the units and their ; abbreviations, explanation and some interesting debates about the different conversion conventions. I will start with just a Docs of all the units. But maybe i'll even make it into a public wiki at some point. I'm developing with an web-feed based version, which might be a little slower ( if you've got an old mac ) and will require an internet connection, but I barely feel any lack myself. In fact since the current 'local' version checks for the exchange rates now and then it freezes for a moment the first time you run it. And now I will update the exchange rates on my own server. I'm still considering porting it to a local version so it can run independently on your machine. But that would leave out some essential power i build in this time. Mostly of which are the updates, since right now I know there are a lot of people with old version who have to deal with bugs i fixed a long time ago. So maybe I just should use that time to add in more units. Any thoughts on the local vs web-feed dillemma? And the best thing is that I will be able to add new units and expand the keywords to activate them on the fly. So if someone finds a bug / typo I can fix it for everyone right away. I'm sure there are quite some people around who are still struggling with my typo's in a couple of currency abbreviations. So this won't be a problem anymore in the future. And this time i tackled the double units.. so now you will be able to just type 5'7" cm and it will tell you 170.18 cm.. so this will work for all of them off course. 5kilometer 2 miles m will return 8218.688 m... and so on. Basically redid the whole thing, all i need to do now is work a bit on the phrasing.. update/ edit some of the icons. and add all those extra units. I'll keep you guys posted!
  18. Do you still have problems downloading? It seems to work fine for me now, the server might have had downtime when you tried to download it.
  19. Hi, rkrdo.. and others I'm working on a bigger update... But for now I fixed a couple of typo's. this will fix : - mexican dollar (mxn) - japanese yen(jpy) - new zealand dollra (nzd). Please re-download Units for it to take effect download via http://time.designandsuch.com/units/update
  20. Hi subject 22 again, I answered to quick on your first question.. realizing you've answered it yourself. hacking the is_spaced setting might work for you.. but it will definitely break some features. So i do not advice other people to change this by default. And yes i was aware of my lack of certain formula's.. but I'm glad you where cleaver enough to fix that one yourself. I the new version where I will host all the formula's in a seperated file. and I'm thinking of creating a little website for it where people can comment on the formula's and suggest/ fix more formula's. It's too fascinating to keep to myself anway ( the world of units ).. since so many values are so debatable. I'll keep you guys posted!
  21. Hi Davide, I'm trying to use the International System of Units as much as I can. The decimal and binary units are named differently..for example a binary version of the kilobyte is a kibibyte.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibibyte hope this answers your question
  22. Hi subject22, an enter is not required.. a space is hower ( the enter will just ad a space to the end of the line ). the point of this is that the system will validate your input to make sure the correct unit is given. let's say you want to start converting 1 kilo (kilogram) into pounds... you first type 1 then kilo ( the right code for kilogram is "kg" ) which will show up as a suggestion. so in order to know what you are talking about when you select pounds.. the app needs to confirm that you're talking about kilograms(kg). so by pressing enter, alfred will replace your raw 'kilo' into 'kg'... i could (and did) use alternative codes to recognize what unit you are selecting. but I'm using an even more intelligent suggestion right now in combination with it. which is a bit hard to explain real quick but you could dive into the code to see some hints. plus I'm working on the double digit feature.. where you can say i want to know the accumulation of "1 kg and 5 pounds in stone" there fore i will leave the 'space' system intact.
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