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The Brain on Linux Desktop
I thought I'd ask!! [biggrin]
Notes not being searched (#3990)
A slippery fish after all! Thanks for looking into it.
The Brain on Linux Desktop
Does TB9 run in WINE on Linux? Or is a virtual Windows/Mac machine required?

Just a thought...

Russ
Notes not being searched (#3990)
Hi Sean, I mean that I deliberately clicked "Forget thought" to see what would happen, fully expecting it to not show up in a search - as you say it shouldn't - and it didn't appear in search. That's obviously the correct behaviour. However, if I put that same text into another thought's notes, a search for the text in the note wouldn't find the thought with that text. Since doing that test and restarting the brain several times (and on different computers) it fails to bring up the problem again, so I can't repeat it. One of those elusive bugs that you might spend a lot of time chasing to no avail...

I've not sent an email to support yet, but if the problem recurs, I will do so with the output.log file attached.

Thanks,
Russ
Unreadable notes in PB8
Thanks Metta and Sean for the useful notes.

(I'll take a look at the new discussion thread now...)

Russ
Notes not being searched (#3990)
It seems a little inconsistent. This happened on two different PCs, but I've come back to one of them after restarting it and now the search works in notes as expected. Odd!
Unreadable notes in PB8
Hi Metta,

Thanks for asking, but regrettably not. When I did a thorough search and used all the tools in the brain to find the scrambled notes, there were only 14 that were actually unreadable and I decided my time (and the team's) was better spent doing other things. Had there been many more, it might have been different. They were all thoughts that had probably been created many years ago (I've been using the Brain since v3) and I suspect it was during a conversion from one version to another that they got scrambled. With >6000 thoughts, I wasn't going to check every one to see if any were wrong and only discovered the problem years and several versions later when it was obviously too late.

I live and learn and will continue using the Brain - I really like v9 and am excited about its potential - I've got too much invested in it to give up on it and I like the responsiveness of the Brain staff (and helpful forum members!).

All the best,
Russ
Notes not being searched (#3990)
It finds the note and its contents...
Notes not being searched (#3990)
Has this problem re-appeared? I know for certain that one of my notes has the name "Nixon" in it and nowhere else and yet when I search for it, nothing is found:

notenotfound.JPG 

The thought itself is called "Last update" to avoid confusion. I also clicked the "Create an orphan Thought using the text in the search box" to search for that and it was found, but not when I forgot the thought and wanted to find the text in the notes only.

I hope I'm not missing something obvious!

Thanks

Log file attached.
Brain 9.0.224.0
Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
Maths and the way the human brain thinks
I read an interesting book extract on the Delancey Place website for today (3 Aug 2017) that other Brain users might find interesting:

https://delanceyplace.com/view-archives.php?p=3392

I thought it quite relevant to the concept of how The Brain is designed to work and help us remember and organise things.

Russ
Unreadable notes in PB8
I ran a report on all the thoughts with notes and then looked at each one to see if it was scrambled. Of the ~3000 thoughts that had notes, only 14 were actually unreadable and I can probably reconstruct those notes.

I think I'll live with them like that and not waste Matt's time hunting for a solution, particularly as I expect he'd rather spend time working on v9.

Matt - thanks for offering to investigate!


Russ
Unreadable notes in PB8
Thanks Matt, I'll work out some times and get back to you.
Much appreciated.
Russ
Unreadable notes in PB8
Hi Matt, a web meeting would be good, though if the time difference proves difficult, not to worry! I'm in London, UK, so assume pm for me and am for you would work. Easiest on my work PC, so can be available 08:30-17:15 UTC - not sure where you are, so can't work out the time difference.

Well spotted about the font difference. The earlier screenshot is the latest brain and the later one is from my 2015 backup when I used a home-made font of my (bad) handwriting, which is a little unreadable at times. I've tried altering the font, but the notes are still unreadable whatever font's used. I've not consciously edited or removed any fonts, just added Russfont.

Thanks,
Russ
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