Comments for View from the Potting Shed The Revd Gareth J M Saunders' weblog Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:35:51 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Download Microsoft Money 2005 for free by Frey Bentos Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:35:51 +0000 Hi, I did a quick test on the 32 bit Windows 10 preview and Money Sunset Deluxe (As I posted above, I use this version now as opposed to the UK QFE2 one) seemed to work OK. I didn’t give it a full test tho, but it seemed OK.

Comment on Todoist vs Trello vs Wunderlist for managing small tasks by Manu Vermeyen Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:25:51 +0000 Thx a lot for the article. I was looking for a quick update on the three tools before maybe deciding whether I should move back to wunderlist (currently using todoist).
I saw you mentioned to excellent gmail integration. Just as a small tip, I found a mail client for mobile (android and ios) called CloudMagic, which also allows you to create ‘cards’ (a description for an integration with other cloud services), so I can easily transfer a mail to a todoist task, or an evernote document, or,…. Very useful on the go.

Comment on Spong: A meal in a mincer by Rick Stephens Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:30:10 +0000 Just found a Spong#30 Mincer min a garage in Coombs, on Vancouver Island in B.C. Canada. I was bowled over by how well it worked when we tried it out on a freezer clean-up of waayyy old stuff for our doggie! The thing was still gleaming after who knows how many years of holding up the rotting carton! I guess I am a bit wistful and showing my age, but stuff is not made that way any more. (solid nickel castings, surface ground blades etc.) If you have one, treasure it! You won’t get on camera at the Road Show, but they sure won’t make any more of them. Rick.

Comment on Changing the Divi projects custom post type to anything you want by Gareth J M Saunders Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:24:11 +0000 What happens if you go to Settings > Permalinks > Save Changes?

It may be that after the change of Projects to Recept WordPress needs to pick up the new URL.

Comment on Changing the Divi projects custom post type to anything you want by Seif Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:51:20 +0000 Doh :( now I got my Recipes (which I substituted Projects with) setup. Unfortunately they totally crashed my post type so I cannot use it for anything.

Think you’ve got a good idea of what can have happened?

This is the comment I made in the Divi Theme forum:

Site URL: … ukt-och-no
WordPress Version: 4.1.1
Has Your Theme Been Modified: Yes


I have changed the Divi “Project” post type to “Recept” (which means recipes in Swedish) according to this guide:

Unfortunately my recipes pages aren’t working for some reason and I wish you could help me find out why! Would be sad to have that whole section totally destroyed on my site :(

I currently have 2 recipes listed on this page. It seems I can still use the Portfolio module in the page builder to list my recipes. Here’s tha page:

Clicking on either of those recipes (‘Recept1′ or ‘Yoghurt med frukt och nötter’) will lead to nowhere, even though they are supposed to work as previously Projects.

What do I do?

I’m sort of paniced out.

Comment on Changing the Divi projects custom post type to anything you want by Seif Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:23:01 +0000 hey man, awesome post! thanks a lot!

just a question though:

how do you change the slug for the categories and tags for projects?

if i understood everything correct they now look like this after the changes you suggest on your post:

i’d like to change the “project_category” slug when to go a category archive page! is that possible?

Comment on Fixing an ‘Initialization of SteelSeries Engine failed’ error by gnsco6157 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:51:37 +0000 it’s not work my win8.1 system.
i use sensei fnatic edition.

Comment on Todoist vs Trello vs Wunderlist for managing small tasks by Gareth J M Saunders Mon, 16 Mar 2015 22:45:00 +0000 Thanks for your considered thoughts and reflections on your experiences of using both Wunderlist and Todoist, Kim. Much appreciated.

I edited your comment a little to reflect the corrections you left in a subsequent comment. I felt that would represent your original thoughts better than expecting other readers to have to go back and revise what you’d said. I hope you don’t mind and that I’ve made that clear enough.

Comment on Todoist vs Trello vs Wunderlist for managing small tasks by Kim Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:47:45 +0000 True, Wunderlist does have features such as notes and reminders and certain types of files whereas [EDIT] Todoist doesn’t have reminders, notes, and certain file type attachments in the FREE VERSION. It of course has these in the premium version [END EDIT]. But overall I think that Todoist is the better choice. Even as a free version, thought I have recently upgraded to the inexpensive premium version and it is absolutely wonderful. Here’s why I think that:

Todoist has more features than Wunderlist even despite the recent update with added folders. Todoist has a few different reminders: before the event, at a certain date and time, and most notably, location reminders.

In addition, Wunderlist has a strange tagging system based on hashtags which makes it difficult to remember which ones you have used. Todoist has tags (dubbed “labels”) in a nice cohesive list.

Furthermore, you can have multiple levels of organization in Todoist: Projects with four sub-levels, tasks with four sub-levels of tasks, notes, labels AND filters. With Wunderlist you only get a few: folders, sub-lists, tasks, sub-tasks (only one level), hashtags, no filters.

In addition, Todoist is just plain easier to navigate in my opinion. Recent updates with Wunderlist has made me realize that they are meshing up the usually beautiful design with too much clutter and poor implementation of Material Design on Android (the floating action button for example is awkwardly in the middle, when it should be on the bottom right).

Calendar integration is another thing to consider. Wunderlist recently created the possibility to hook it up to Google calendar but it is a manual process of getting the two hooked up. Todoist integrates into Sunrise which makes the process much more fluid.

One of my favorite features of Todoist is how well it integrates with Gmail. The Chrome extension for Todoist creates a little button right there within gmail so if you have an email that you would like to respond to but want to be reminded to do it on some other day, just click on the Todoist button and set it. Once you do this, you can archive and achieve inbox zero easier without having emails hanging around waiting for you to act on them, instead they are where they should be: in a quality task manager. The task created links to that particular gmail, so when you click on it, it’ll take you to the web browser to view it. Wonderful! I used send emails to Trello or Evernote but then I’d have to go back and search in my gmail for it again if it was something that I wanted to respond to. No longer, this method with Todoist is much more streamlined and just the thing I’ve been looking for. I think that the Chrome extension for Wunderlist only lets you see your tasks alongside Gmail and Gcal.

It’s okay if you end up choosing Wunderlist over Todoist just because of the differences in the free versions…but at some point it’s worth investing in products that will make your life easier. You wouldn’t use a rock to write with when you could buy an affordable pen would you? (; (maybe that was a poor analogy…oh well.)

This is coming from someone (me) who’s tried going back and forth between all of these services and have, like Gareth, finally succumbed to Todoist. It is just beautiful and really gets out of your way, it works the way you want it to instead of forcing you into their vision. I just love it, it’s truly great.

Anyways, that’s my two cents :)

Comment on Download Microsoft Money 2005 for free by Tracy Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:49:55 +0000 Gareth
I would like to thank you so much.
My partner has been using MS Money since 2005 and a few days ago his computer crashed and he reinstalled Money 2005 and couldn’t open his accounts.
I have just downloaded Money from your link and can now open it.
He is over the moon as it is the end of the financial year and he would have had to start again!!!
Again, many thanks.