Frackin’ Reserve! for Android

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Awake, Banking, C#, Google, Logic, Mobile, Money, Philosophy, Politics, Software | Posted on 27-01-2013

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Frackin’ Reserve is now available for Android!

In an effort to try and help educate people about the inevitable mathematical fraud of fractional reserve banking, I’ve released an Android version. It’s 100% free. Pass it around, and let’s END THE FED!

Frackin’ Reserve lets you simulate what happens in the money cycle with fractional reserve banking. It demonstrates how banksters print money out of thin air and how that money very quickly mushrooms into massive quantities of debt.

Make sure to check the articles listed below as they fully explain the fraudulent nature of fractional reserve banking.

“Once a nation parts with the control of its credit, it matters not who makes the laws. Usury, once in control, will wreck any nation. Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.” — William Lyon MacKenzie King

GET FRACKIN’ RESERVE FOR ANDROID

You can find Frackin’ Reserve for Android in the Google Play store here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.renegademinds.frackinreserve

GET THE SOURCE CODE

As with all other versions, I’ve made the full source code is available for free. There are notes in there to help you compile it as it requires some very minor tweaks to compile (you must have a strong name file).

DOWNLOAD: Frackin Reserve Android source code

However, in a massive departure from my norm, I did put Google ads in the version that you download from the Google Play store. (I pretty much never put any kind of advertising in my free software, and am generally not very fond of ads in my own software or web sites.) It takes a lot of time and effort, and I figure that if I want to keep up with some of this activism, I need to try and make some money from it in order to off-set the costs of me spending my time elsewhere trying to make a living. I do hope that people appreciate that I’m not trying to get rich or anything – just trying to pay bills. While I thoroughly enjoy this, it takes away from development time for other things that I need to put food on the table. (If you would like to help support Frackin’ Reserve, please consider having a look at my commercial audio software to help musicians learn new songs – Guitar & Drum Trainer.)

FRACKIN’ RESERVE FOR ANDROID SCREENSHOTS

Here are some screenshots on tablets and phones, with both older and newer versions of Android for the phone screenshots. Click to zoom on any of them.

MORE PLATFORMS & INFORMATION

For versions for other platforms and articles on fractional reserve banking, please see below.

Windows: Frackin’ Reserve
Linux and Mac OS X: Frackin’ Reserve
Web Edition: Frackin’ Reserve

You can download the entire package of all device software here (excludes the web version):

ALL PLATFORMS: Frackin’ Reserve

Just extract the file, go into the platform folder, and choose what you are looking for, either the program that you can run, or the source code.

Articles:

Part 1 – The Mechanics of Fractional Reserve Banking
Part 2 – What is Money?
Part 3 – “How” Fractional Reserve Banking Creates Money and “Why” it is Fraudulent
Part 4 – Run on the Banks? Or Run on the People?
Part 5 – Compound Interest as Invisible Slavery
Part 6 – Summary & Additional Resources

Please remember to rate Frackin’ Reserve and pass it on to friends and family. When enough people discover just how evil fractional reserve banking is, together we can END THE FED and end the control of the money supply by private banksters.

Cheers,

Ryan

Turbo-Charging Robosoft with DynamicPAD (Part 3)

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in DynamicPAD, Online Marketing, PAD, Robosoft, Software | Posted on 04-04-2011

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Last time in Part 2 I covered what at the end of it was essentially a useless Excel file. This time I’m going to show how to put that to work.

If you recall, the Excel file looked something like this:

DynamicPAD Template in ExcelAnd after it’s completed, it could look something like this:

DynamicPAD Template Photo Resizer Done

Note there that the most important ones are at the top. That’s where you will want to customize your entries more. e.g. You will want to make sure that you have an excellent entry for Download.com as you’re probably going to want to spend the $100 for the listing rather than wait a year or whatever.

However, I would recommend doing all your mass submissions first, then going back and doing the most important sites like Download.com as you will have a bit of time to reflect and tweak your text more. During the submission process you will have ample opportunity to rethink things and come up with improvements. You’ll also likely think of things that didn’t occur to you before or you’ll find new ways to explain your product that are easier to understand and will get better results.

But I digress…

From the B1 cell, highlight and copy everything to the right and down. That is, copy it all except for the red Rank column.

Next, paste that into a plain text file and save it. You now have a simple tab-delimited text file that you can play with in “DynamidPAD Helper”, the little utility that you’ll use to create the [Dynamic_PAD] entry for your product. If you have questions, you can read through the source code as it is commented extensively.  But you probably don’t need to. You can just run it and use it with the text file that you created above.

Download DynamicPAD Helper (or click the screenshot below)

The DynamicPAD Helper download is a Visual Studio 10 C# solution, so you will need Visual Studio 10 for that. You can download the Express version of Visual Studio 10 here. It includes a debug build, so you can also just run that. It looks like this:

DynamicPAD Helper

Just click the button, load the text file from above, then wait until it’s done in a few seconds.

Next, copy the output content. You need to paste that into the exported product DAT file from Robosoft.

To export a product from Robosoft, make sure you have the product selected in the main interface on the Products tab.

Next, click the Export button on the toolbar:

Exporting Product DAT in Robosoft button

In the dialog, click the second “Export Product” button under “Robosoft / PADManager / Submit-Everywhere Data File” and save the DAT file:

Export Product DAT from Robosoft dialog

You now have your DAT ready to open in a text editor.

Open your product.dat file in a text editor, preferably one with syntax high-lighting, and scroll down to the [Dynamic_PAD] INI entry. It looks like this:

[Dynamic_PAD]
General/DP_Script_Base_URL=http://www.supersimple.me/pad/
General/DP_Pad_Enabled=TRUE
General/DP_Distributive_Enabled=TRUE
General/DP_AtFormFill_Enabled=TRUE
General/DP_Pad_Mask=photo-resizer.xml
General/DP_Distributive_Mask=photo-resizer-setup.exe
General/DP_Distributive_Primary_URL=http://www.supersimple.me/Downloads/Photo-Resizer-Setup.exe
General/DP_ControlPanel_Login=loginname
General/DP_ControlPanel_Password=encoded password here
….THIS IS THE STUFF THAT YOU WANT TO REPLACE…

After that is the part that you want to replace. However, there are some INI entries below that you do not want to replace, so keep that in mind. You should see something like this after that section:

[Autosearch Info]

[ASBM Info]

So, paste the output from DynamicPAD Helper in the Dynamic_PAD section, being careful not to replace the parts listed above, then save the DAT file.

You now have the DAT ready to import back into Robosoft.

Exporting Product DAT in Robosoft button

Click the Import button on the toolbar to get the new DAT file with the Dynamic_PAD information back into Robosoft. When you are prompted, overwrite the existing information.

At this point Robosoft is prepared for you to submit, but you still need to make sure that your DynamicPAD server is ready and that you have uploaded your DynamicPAD file.

NOTE: Your DynamicPAD file that you need to upload is NOT the same as the DAT file above.

Next time I’ll go over how to setup your DynamicPAD server, how to export and upload your DynamicPAD file.

Cheers,

Ryan

Turbo-Charging Robosoft with DynamicPAD (Part 2)

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in DynamicPAD, Online Marketing, PAD, Robosoft, Super Simple | Posted on 28-03-2011

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In Turbo-Charging Robosoft with DynamicPAD (Part 1) I outlined the problem of the massive amount of information needed and the data entry problem. In here I’m going to outline solution and go through the first steps to solving the problem in detail.

The solution overview is that we create a template in Microsoft Excel where we can easily duplicate entries very quickly, then import that into Robosoft. Now for the details on creating our template.

While the data entry problem looks scary, it’s easily solved. Writing the 3~5 sets of copy that you use is actually more time consuming. So lets start with the assumption that you’ve already got all your copy written. Lets also assume that you’re going to have custom entries for the following fields (by XML node path omitting “XML_DIZ_INFO” for clarity) alphabetically:

  • Press_Release/ALT_Headline/
  • Press_Release/ALT_Keywords/
  • Press_Release/ALT_Press_Release/
  • Press_Release/ALT_Press_Release_Plain/
  • Press_Release/ALT_Summary/
  • Program_Descriptions/English/ALT_Char_Desc_2000/
  • Program_Descriptions/English/ALT_Char_Desc_250/
  • Program_Descriptions/English/ALT_Char_Desc_45/
  • Program_Descriptions/English/ALT_Char_Desc_450/
  • Program_Descriptions/English/ALT_Char_Desc_80/
  • Program_Descriptions/English/ALT_Keywords/
  • Program_Info/ALT_Program_Name/
  • Program_Info/ALT_Program_Version/
  • Web_Info/Application_URLs/ALT_Application_Icon_URL/
  • Web_Info/Application_URLs/ALT_Application_Info_URL/
  • Web_Info/Application_URLs/ALT_Application_Order_URL/
  • Web_Info/Application_URLs/ALT_Application_Screenshot_URL/

IMPORTANT NOTE: Those fields all start with “ALT_“. That’s not a regular PAD field, but is used by DynamicPAD. If you stripped those out, they would be regular PAD fields.

With 1250 sites or so, you’ll want to reuse your PAD copy effectively. Use the best for the most popular sites like Download.com, and use more or less “throw away” copy for the sites that exist, but don’t really matter much. Luckily, Robosoft ranks sites for you in order of importance.

So the basic idea is to mix up “good” sets of copy that will work well for your SEO efforts. You can think of it kind of like when you cross-join to create test data for a database you’ve designed. And we do that in Microsoft Excel!

Excel is well suited to copying repetitive data and it’s well known. Few people working in IT don’t know how to use it, and those that don’t know how to use a spreadsheet shouldn’t be in IT anyways. So that’s simple enough.

The fields listed above will be column headers, while each row will represent a single web site.

In order to get that organized, I have a template ready for you. However, since the sites change rapidly, you should know how to export the sites (rows of the Excel sheet) yourself. It’s actually very easy, but takes a few steps to make it usable.

How to Get the Site List Out of Robosoft

In Robosoft, export a report by clicking Tools > Generate Report.

Robosoft Report Options

In the export dialog, check:

  1. Site Rank
  2. Site Name
  3. Site Category
  4. Site URL
  5. Site UIN
  6. Language

Make sure that you do them in that order and that ONLY those are checked. You can click the up/down arrow buttons to rearrange them. Make sure that ONLY those are checked.

Next, click Save. The report is an HTML file and will open up in your default browser.

Next, go to the file location for the report and open it in a text editor. Replace all instances of “<br/>” with a space. Save the file.

Now, back in your browser, refresh the page. Copy everything. Paste it into your text editor. Delete the top portion, i.e. Everything above the table header:

Site Rank Site Name Category Site URL Site UIN Language

Copy everything in your text editor. Paste that into Microsoft Excel. Everything should be neatly on 1 line per site. If it isn’t, go back to the HTML file and search and replace for whatever is monkeying things up on you. You may need to use a regular expression, but I highly doubt that you will have any problems if you follow the directions above.

Now you have the beginnings of the template that you will use to create the DynamicPAD info. To make the “Site Name” column a bit nicer, copy that column back into your text editor then with a regular expression replace “http.+” with nothing. Copy that back into your Site Name column and it’s all pretty and rainbows and unicorns!

The Column Headers for Our DynamicPAD Template

I’ve written some quick software to help out in the process, and since this isn’t a commercial endeavor, I’m not going to bother polishing it up with all sorts of fancy-dancy stuff. Instead, I’m just making it available for whoever wants to try this out. (Later when we get to that stage.) The important thing right now is that we need our columns to be in order for the software to work. So, these are the column headers for the template (as above, remember the “ALT_” part):

  • Rank
  • Site Name
  • Site Type
  • Site URL
  • Site UIN
  • Language
  • ALT_Keywords
  • ALT_Char_Desc_45
  • ALT_Char_Desc_80
  • ALT_Char_Desc_250
  • ALT_Char_Desc_450
  • ALT_Char_Desc_2000
  • ALT_Program_Name
  • ALT_Application_Info_URL
  • ALT_Application_Screenshot_URL
  • ALT_Application_Icon_URL
  • ALT_Application_Order_URL
  • ALT_Headline
  • ALT_Summary
  • ALT_Keywords
  • ALT_Press_Release
  • ALT_Press_Release_Plain
  • Program_Info
  • Program_Descriptions
  • Web_Info/Application_URLs
  • Program_Info/ALT_Program_Version
  • Press_Release

In that order.

So, by this point our template looks something like this in Microsoft Excel (download is below as well):

DynamicPAD Template in Excel

I’ve filled in the first row under “ALT_Keywords” on to the right, so ignore that. You should have the green highlighted column header and everything up to the “Language” column filled in. There should be NO blank cells. If your sheet doesn’t look like that, go back and start over because you missed something or make a mistake.

Filtering is turned on, and it’s important that you also turn on filtering in Excel as you need to use it later on. It is on the Data tab in the Sort & Filter section. Just focus on the top row (the header) and click the Filter icon:

Filter your DynamicPAD info

Entering Your PAD Copy

The fields above all are entered on a single line except for the special cases of the 2000 character description and the press releases (normal and plain) which allow line breaks. As such, they must be treated differently. So, go copy 1 set of each of all of your sets of copy into their proper columns.

For each of the special cases of the 2000 character description and press releases, individually, search and replace the line breaks with %0D%0A. It is now on a single line that you can copy into Excel. Robosoft will translate %0D%0A into a line break for you. %0D%0A is probably more familiar as “\r\n”. Here’s an example of what a 2000 character description should look like before and after (from some first draft copy for Photo Resizer):

Super Simple Photo Resizer is meant for everyone from children and computer beginners to fast-working pros.

Specifically designed for resizing photos and pictures from your digital camera, all the complex logic is already taken care of for you. Where other apps present you with a million confusing options, Super Simple Photo Resizer delivers top quality photo resizing with record speed and ease.

You can open all the most popular photo and picture formats and save resized pictures as JPEGs to share with friends and family.

Most new digital cameras take pictures that are bigger than you can upload to Facebook, Flickr, or put in an email. Now with Photo Resizer you can make your digital camera pictures small enough to easily share.

Resizing is super-fast. You can preview resized photos and pictures in real time. Save with new file names, or Quick Save pictures with easy file names.

For children and new computer users, there is no fear of overwriting your original photos. Photo Resizer will not let you overwrite your originals, making it the safe choice in photo and picture resizing utilities.

Where did Photo Resizer come from? A real need!

True story from the author:


My wife came to me and asked me how to resize pictures from our Nikon D5000 digital camera. I’d shown her how to do it with other popular imaging software, but it was simply complicated and slow. She was busy and didn’t want to learn complicated things like what Hermite, Mitchell, Bell, and Lanczos resampling filters were, and who could blame her? With 30 different options, it’s too complicated. So, I wrote Photo Resizer for my wife. She loves it. She can now post photos to Facebook, even when our Internet connection is slow.

If you’d rather share your photos than spend time learning complicated software, Super Simple Photo Resizer is for you. If you know someone that hates complicated software, do them a favor: Tell them about Super Simple Photo Resizer.

And after:

Super Simple Photo Resizer is meant for everyone from children and computer beginners to fast-working pros. %0D%0A%0D%0ASpecifically designed for resizing photos and pictures from your digital camera, all the complex logic is already taken care of for you. Where other apps present you with a million confusing options, Super Simple Photo Resizer delivers top quality photo resizing with record speed and ease.%0D%0A%0D%0AYou can open all the most popular photo and picture formats and save resized pictures as JPEGs to share with friends and family. %0D%0A%0D%0AMost new digital cameras take pictures that are bigger than you can upload to Facebook, Flickr, or put in an email. Now with Photo Resizer you can make your digital camera pictures small enough to easily share. %0D%0A%0D%0AResizing is super-fast. You can preview resized photos and pictures in real time. Save with new file names, or Quick Save pictures with easy file names.%0D%0A%0D%0AFor children and new computer users, there is no fear of overwriting your original photos. Photo Resizer will not let you overwrite your originals, making it the safe choice in photo and picture resizing utilities. %0D%0A%0D%0AWhere did Photo Resizer come from? A real need! %0D%0A%0D%0ATrue story from the author: %0D%0A%0D%0A–%0D%0AMy wife came to me and asked me how to resize pictures from our Nikon D5000 digital camera. I’d shown her how to do it with other popular imaging software, but it was simply complicated and slow. She was busy and didn’t want to learn complicated things like what Hermite, Mitchell, Bell, and Lanczos resampling filters were, and who could blame her? With 30 different options, it’s too complicated. So, I wrote Photo Resizer for my wife. She loves it. She can now post photos to Facebook, even when our Internet connection is slow. %0D%0A–%0D%0A%0D%0AIf you’d rather share your photos than spend time learning complicated software, Super Simple Photo Resizer is for you. If you know someone that hates complicated software, do them a favor: Tell them about Super Simple Photo Resizer.

Now you have all of your data copied properly into Excel and can begin mixing and matching it.

Mixing and Matching PAD Copy

You should really try to mix and match copy as much as possible. The more sets you have, the easier that is to do. Also, make sure to use your best copy for the top ranked sites. The Rank column (in red above) is there to help guide you as to which ones are important. It’s not a hard rule, but a soft guide. Use your judgement.

Also, keep in mind that you may want to pay for listings at some sites like Download.com. You’ll want to make sure that you polish that copy as much as possible.

DOWNLOAD:

DynamicPAD Excel Template (Microsoft Excel XSLX)

NEXT TIME…

Anyways, that’s the template. When you’re finished that, then you’re ready for the next step: formatting it with a custom software utility that I’ve written for this, and then importing the data into Robosoft. But, that’s all coming very shortly. So stay tuned!