RomanDA's World of Gadgets
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Feb 24, 2014 12:34 PM by Discussion: Community

Hey all!

 Haven't been around much, busy working my.... off and trying to get my photography biz off the ground.  I took this over the weekend for a facebook group's challenge called "Selfie".  Figured there would be some of you that would get a kick out of this.. ie Zu/ID.


Post your selfie!


RomanDA - Check out my photos:

Lots more places. 

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Sep 12, 2013 4:50 PM by Discussion: DesktopX

After a very long time of little to no activity on any of my MASTER Gadgets and on my website Commercial Gadgets, I have decided to shut it all down.

I have deleted all my Master Gadgets from WC.  If anyone wants anything I might be willing to reupload things for free.

I will NOT be reuploading the Holiday Countdown PRO as it has been nothing but a royal pain in my butt for years now.

Since spending MONTHS coding it, and having all that VANISH in the blink of an eye, to Having it no longer work on "some" Vista and Win 7 boxes (not all).  I have spent hundreds of hours on this one gadget.  In all that i think i have sold a total of 20 of them. at $2-3 of "profit" on my end, meaning i was working for less then pennies an hour.

My commercial gadgets site was doing ok for the first year or two, but without the time to devote to things I have not added anything new, or looked at any of the gadgets on there since 2009.

Its sad that DX4 never really materialized as i might have been interested in seeing how that would have worked out (not bitching, i fully understand the climate and business decision).  I do use DX a good bit for my job, and it has served me well for all these years.  

I want to thank everyone who supported my work, helped me with testing, and bought anything of mine.

As of today, I will no longer be supporting any of my gadgets.  If it works, yeah, if not, oh well.

I cant put that time into this when i could be using it to do something that is much more productive to my future.

I may from now and then still check on things here, and if you need DX help leave me a msg.

One thing that this is probably going to do is break all the Tutorials I worked so hard on.  As they all point to my Commercial Gadgets website for the images. These are all going to be gone by the end of the day (the images, not the Tuts).  If someone at SD/WC wants to move them to their servers somehow im fine with that.  (Let me know).


I really did enjoy my years spent on DX.  

Thanks again all!



If you didnt know, I'm heavily into photography now, at both my facebook page:
and my personal web page:

Please LIKE my FB page and leave me a message so we can keep up.

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Nov 24, 2012 10:36 PM by Discussion: Community


Here is your chance to Own Some of my Photos!!! 
Makes a PERFECT Christmas Gift!
EVERYONE Needs a wall Calendar, why not have one that no one else will have! 

I am not adding any $ to this calendar, I just want people to enjoy my work. T

he cost is $21+Tax/Shipping. This is all paid to Shutterfly, not me. 

If you are interested in a 1 of a kind photo gift for that special person, let me know. I would love to help you!

Use this link:
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Aug 2, 2012 10:37 AM by Discussion: Community

I am trying to win a canvas print of one of my photos, and its a really really simple contest.

I just need 25 Re-Tweets.

1. Follow me here (which im sure you want to do anyway, 'cause im taking some cool pics you want to see):

2. Retweet the post on my feed: Need Help PLZ RT: Instagram photos online ( ) and create your own business in less than one minute!  

Thats it, all done.

What do you get out of this?

 1. The great feeling that comes from helping others.

 2. Ill give each person a free copy of any of my master DX gadgets, just post here a screen shot of your RT and what one you want, and ill MSG you a way to download it.

 3. my thanks!

Thanks again all!


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got a min to cast a vote?

Jul 21, 2012 12:24 PM by Discussion: Community

I have entered another photo contest, and could use not just your vote, but your friends as well.. LOL

Please goto:

under the photo is a link to "Vote for this entry"  please click that, then share this with your friends on FB.

I would love to be able to win something, have entered a few contest, and i know the awesome people here at WC could easily put me over the top.

The photo is called "Sunrise in SC" took it this past week while on vacation, hope you "LIKE" it!!



RomanDA (aka David Roman)


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Over the past year & 1/2 I have found myself unable to do some of the things that i have considered part of me.  Playing drums, taking TKD.  Mainly because of this wonderful tendonitis in my right elbow.  It causes me a great deal of pain when i "over use" it.  I also have little to no grip strength in my right hand.  Im working on this, and it has gotten a little better with the lack of use, i do not want surgery, and i still work 10-13+ hrs a day in front of a pc, so im not 100% "not using" the arm. 

I say all that to take us to what is my focus these days (focus.. haha play on words).

Back in the good old days of the early 80s (and i mean like 80-82) I was in high school and was on the yearbook team, as well as the paper.

What did i do?  well i took photos, lots of them. 

Then I graduated, moved, started a full time job, got married, divorced, re-married, had a kid, etc etc etc.

I still took "photos" but i was in no was doing "photography", these are not the same.

I have started getting back into Photography and Im really enjoying the crap out of it.  I find it relaxes me, allows me to do things while im working out of town (which is about 70% of my year these days).  Im not great, im very much just an amateur, learning, trying to figure it all out.

I know we have some amazing artists, photographers, and also people who just love graphics/photos on WC, and i wanted to pass on my FB and 500px pages: - 500px is an amazing site for photographers.  I go there to be inspired, and to realize how far i have to go.

and if you are on Facebook *(and who isnt right?) check out my "page" here:


PLEASE BE KIND, as i said, im still just a beginner and learning what to do/not do.  I have had 0 training / classes etc.


Thanks all!


ps: if you see any photos you think would be good for Wallpapers, let me know, ill be happy to edit them to the sizes that would work.

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May 26, 2012 4:06 PM by Discussion: Community


I have a Nikon Coolpix P500 (, and I want something better (interchangeable lenses, bigger sensor, etc).

Was looking at: Nikon D5100

Is this a good step up? or is there a better comparable Canon/Sony/etc? I do not own any lenses, so i have nothing to lose. I do LOVE my P500, but i want MORE. i have outgrown it pretty fast.

Anyone able to offer REAL advice?
I do NOT have a ton of $$ to spend.. (under $800 please!)

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Mar 16, 2012 1:04 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

I have not done anything like this before.  I have been taking some photos trying to get better.

I entered a contest over at PhotoBucket, and would LOVE your votes.


Vote for the photo - a 5 is awesome (if you think it deserves that).

Would love some feedback!

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Jul 20, 2010 11:40 AM by Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

hey all.. yeah im still alive.. i think...  Been working too dang much and not able to do any dx stuff or much of anything else these days.

I have a favor to ask.  I have a photo of some friends and we wanted to make it look like they had torches in their hands (some) and that the house behind them was on fire.  I have very LITTLE skill in this area, and thought that someone might be bored and want to help me out with this.

Im really trying to do this fast as its a gag for the people who's house we were in. They are out of town and we wanted to mess with them. 

I know there are a lot of you that could do this pretty simply and fast (i suck at this stuff).  Just thought id throw this out to the people i thought could pull it off.

burning down the house

So lets see.. people with "sticks' should have "torches".. the kid in the chair needs to be "tied" up - not gaged.

The guy on the right should have a sword maybe?

The woman in the middle at the top should be "pouring something" on the kid in the middle.

Here is the link to the full sized file

I know im asking a lot.. but i just thought someone out there had the time and talent and would like to help me out.

Thanks in advance!

David - aka: RomanDA


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Mar 11, 2010 2:22 PM by Discussion: DesktopX

I'm sure someone else has to have run into this, and has the answer.


I have a gadget that does not have a tray or a taskbar icon and it's Opacity has been set to 0.  So its invisible, loads at startup, and cannot be seen or moved or edited in any way. 

So the q is a simple one.. WHERE is this opacity setting stored and how the heck to i change it back to 100%?



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