Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#31 Post by ChemZ » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:08 am

I don't know if I should ask for this, but I'd really like to see support for ipfilter.dat file added, especially for utorrent.
Or maybe it should be a separate app?
Ohhh good idea! Maybe include an option to updated the little flags icons too (I'm still on v2.0.4).

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Re: Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#32 Post by guinness » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:31 am

So in the next couple of days I will have the application at beta stage, the reason for the delay is I've been working heavily on UDF's and implementing the logging feature so I can determine what is the problem with some users. If you want to pre-test then just let me know :D

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Re: Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#33 Post by joby_toss » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:14 am

I'd like to see how this early version works!

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Re: Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#34 Post by Checker » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:25 am

Take your time and don't hurry ... because this will cause errors.
See:
guinness wrote:Upateded screenshot in original post.
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Re: Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#35 Post by guinness » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:55 am

That was embarrassing, thanks Checker. Tomorrow I'll be concentrating on Freak. But I did have a revelation about this today, I wonder what Andrews take is on this program? Perhaps I should start posting elsewhere about the development of it, because it is an ad blocker after all.
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Re: Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#36 Post by ChemZ » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:14 am

Just played around with the lastest version a bit... and well... can I ask a stupid question first?
It appears an error occured when updating the Adblock file
The "updating" part... what if urlfilter.ini is not there to update? (Yes I realize I sound like a fool)

I assume if it is not found, then Freak makes a copy, yes?

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Re: Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#37 Post by guinness » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:23 am

Could you provide the log output via PM please.
The "updating" part... what if urlfilter.ini is not there to update? (Yes I realize I sound like a fool)
It doesn't matter urlfilter.ini is created anyway.

Edit: Also I forgot to mention Freak is supported on XP SP3 right through to Windows 7 SP1 so if you have an older system then I can't guarantee it will work as expected.
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Re: Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#38 Post by ChemZ » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:06 am

It seems to work on XP SP2 as well.

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Re: Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#39 Post by guinness » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:16 am

Thanks to joby_toss, ChemZ, donald & the_watcher for testing the early stages of Freak (again thanks to joby_toss for the name.) I'm happy to report that the internal code is stable and all that remains for me to do is update the UI, so expect a beta release in the next couple of days :D If anyone has any suggestions for how the UI should look then let me know, because I've been playing with a few designs the last couple of days.

I've updated the first post that points to a temporary website.
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Re: Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#40 Post by guinness » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:15 am

Updated the Original post with more details. :)
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Re: Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#41 Post by the_watcher » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:11 pm

i love the page & the icons! [especially the Freak one is awesome! :D]

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Re:R.I.P. Freak?

#42 Post by donald » Mon May 07, 2012 11:21 pm

@ guinness While I can still find a button on your website the webpage is no longer found for Freak.

Is Freak truly dead? Or is it just forgotten.

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Re: Re:R.I.P. Freak?

#43 Post by guinness » Mon May 07, 2012 11:55 pm

donald wrote:@ guinness While I can still find a button on your website the webpage is no longer found for Freak.

Is Freak truly dead? Or is it just forgotten.
No, just pending completion. I thought no one was interested anymore so I haven't bothered to complete it.
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Re: Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#44 Post by donald » Tue May 08, 2012 7:12 am

@ guinness I do not know if you will add support for Utorrent and its dat files,

but if you do you will likely find it is very popular.

Either way I believe everyone has just forgotten.

@Everybody but guinness Please consider PM-ing guinness or

posting to this thread if you like his software Freak,

also if you would like Utorrent support.

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Re: Freak (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#45 Post by abc » Tue May 08, 2012 1:29 pm

Since the description is vague, I'm curious how this works, is it addon or something along the lines of Ad Muncher?

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