Here are some of the projects I’ve been working on, feel free to take a look.

  • USB Sync Utility - Well, not so much a utility as it is a batch file.  But what I’ve tried to do here is write a batch file that will locate a USB drive in the system and backup files to it. You will need “robocopy” from the Windows Resource Kit (most any version will do nicely); I’ve though […]
  • RAPTOR Example Plugin - RAPTOR is a flowchart interpreter originally designed at the Air Force Academy, the runtime library that comes with RAPTOR is fairly week, and if you’re serious about using it to teach computer programming concepts, or using it for any type of proof of concept, you’ll definitely want to consider enhancing it. Attached is a Microsoft […]
  • RAPTOR Loop Logic - RAPTOR is a flowchart interpreter, or flowchart-based programming environment by Terry Wilson, Martin C Carlisle, Jeff Humphries, and Jason Moore from the United States Air Force Academy (used there, the United States Military Academy, and a number of other educational institutions to teach an introductory course to computer programming concepts). How good or bad the […]
  • Google Mail IAF Creator - One of the big problems of using Outlook Express, Windows Mail, or Windows Live mail with Google Mail (or Google hosted Mail) is that the IMAP folder presentation for special folders isn’t what you probably want (or are accustom to). It’s a straight forward fix to just save an IAF for the account and edit […]
  • WinAMP PLS Play List Files In Windows Media Player - I’ve been listing to “Internet radio” some on my computer while I work; but the only utility I had loaded on my computer that handled .pls files was Nero Showtime… and I preferred to have Windows Media Player handle it. So I created a little Windows program in C# (it would be trivial to do […]
  • Corel PaintShop Pro Malware - When you install Corel PaintShop Pro X2 (version 12) you get an extra service that you’re not told about — ProtexisLicensing. It’s alleged to be spyware that monitors your system and reports back to the software vendor. Removing it is simple: Use the service manager GUI to stop it and set it to disabled (that’s […]
  • FreeNX - I’ve been using NX technology to remotely connect to my Linux boxes for some time now, and I find it to be a great solution for remote desktop (very similar in many ways to Microsoft’s RDP — but based on a differential X compression system more closely aligned with *nix’s roots). Like with so many […]
  • Desktop Backgrounds - I use a lot of virtual machines, and I often RDP to my servers to manage them; sometimes I’ll have several windows open at once and it becomes fairly easy to get a little confused as to what window is associated with which machine. Long long ago (in a galaxy far far away) I started […]
  • Automating Clean Manager in Windows - Using clean manager on older versions of Windows (in particular) always requires setting the options, which isn’t hard, but makes it a little hard to automate as part of a larger process of cleaning up your drive. I made my life a little easier to run clean manager by writing a batch file (and registry […]
  • Null SMTP Server - For some time now I’ve wanted an efficient way to be able to send myself rich email without having to waste a lot of bandwidth; so I wrote what I call a “null” SMTP server. It’s a dotNET application (written in C#) that sits in the System Tray and “talks” SMTP. You point your mail […]
  • Automating Clearing Windows Temp - I’ve never figured out why Windows and Windows applications don’t properly clear out the temporary directory, but they don’t and certainly a lot of “junk” can accumulate there. I made my life a little easier clear the temp by writing a batch file that you can downloads (in a 7z archive) via cleanup_temp.7z Originally posted […]
  • Remove Net Meeting - If you run an older version of Microsoft Windows (Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 for instance) and you don’t use Net Meeting, you can remove it by typing the following command (all on one line) %SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection NetMtg.Remove 132 msnetmtg.inf Or download a batch file (in a 7z archive) via remove_netmeeting.7z Originally posted 2010-03-15 […]
  • lcExt - The other night I decided to write a simple little PHP5 script to force all file extensions to lower case — mainly because when I upload pictures from my Nikon and Canon DSLR I get pictures with upper case file extensions (as I do when I RIP a DVD) and that can create no end […]
  • Remove Outlook Express - If you run an older version of Microsoft Windows (Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 for instance) and you don’t use Outlook Express, or you’ve replaced it with Live Mail (or another program), you can remove it by typing the following command (all on one line) “%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe” /APP:OE UNINSTALL /PROMPT Or download a batch […]
  • Macbuntu – Installing - Sometimes form adds significantly to function… and I’d say that Macbuntu is a good example of that. Macbuntu strives to make (Ubuntu) Linux look and feel much more like a Mac; and while it doesn’t let you run Mac software (you’d probably want to look into Darwin — based Apple Open Source releases that formed […]
  • #$%^ Documents and Settings - I wrote this little batch file to make Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 have a user directory structure more similar to Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7. You simply need to run it as a user with administrative privileges and it will create the “User” directory in the root of your drive […]
  • Cleaning Up Windows Thumbs.db - I just don’t understand why Windows litters thumbs.db files all over the disk. Yeah it might be quicker to get thumb nail images from that cache for a directory with a huge number of images, but in general the files are just an annoyance and really don’t save any appreciable amount of time on a […]
  • strigiSearch - I’ve been working with desktop search solutions, and I’ve determined through a great deal of perspiration that strigi seems to be the only Linux based desktop search engine that reliably indexes the majority of files that I’m interested in searching (Microsoft Office, Open Office, and files containing RF822 compliant email). While the core engine for […]