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 Post subject: Who needs meta-data when you have long file names... Not me
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:04 am 
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Long file names work great in my app..
If the app name has "random" in it then it will do random
The app name can be changed to force the input control file name to thename*.txt
The app name can be used as a place for passing parameters..
Keep it simple stupid works great.

Meta-data ties you to a specific app or two.
What a pathetic place to insert info. Not easy to change or add for the newbie.

Hint: when cataloguing pictures, video, audio and text data... Use long detailed descriptions in the file name..
include the YYYYMMDD which is easily searched.
Meta-data may have been some value, when we were stuck with 8 character file names... Not no more.


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 Post subject: Re: Who needs meta-data when you have long file names... Not
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:09 am 
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Uh oh. I am probably the one to blame for this. I guess Swampy decided that all my references to this group on the Daily WTF fora were an invitation.

Note that the thread I linked to has quite a lot of NSFW swearing. Especially in the part where I discuss trying to read all of the 10 KLOC of VB5 spaghetti that comprises Spectate Swamp Desktop Search, which, as I have stated here before, made my eyes bleed.

Mind you, WhatTDWTF as a whole is a massive cesspit, which is why I no longer post there and only read it is to refresh my memory on something I or someone else said in the past. While there are some stunningly intelligent and knowledgeable people there, dealing with them is often like putting an arm against the working surface of a belt sander.

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 Post subject: Re: Who needs meta-data when you have long file names... Not
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:55 am 
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It's so much easier to remember and type a long, convoluted file name than a short, simple one isn't it.


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 Post subject: random search of long file names is COOL
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:36 pm 
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iansjack wrote:
It's so much easier to remember and type a long, convoluted file name than a short, simple one isn't it.

Nope you are wrong.. Keep them short if you like.
I like video software that has the YYMMDDHHMMSS in the name; then I rename it to include what is in the picture / video etc.
But I guess most people don't have access to their Digital Stuff like I do. Poor SOBs all.

Long file names make it easy


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