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N.A.N.Y. 2021 / N.A.N.Y Title Battery
« on: November 10, 2020, 10:55 AM »
Just a quick app to show the battery percentage in the current active window title bar.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / One-Time Grid
« on: October 14, 2020, 12:37 PM »
I had initially made this as a Windows app, but have since made it into a website.

Description: Provides a grid for making secure passwords.

Thought behind it: It was late at night and I was watching Star Trek (the new movie with Chris Pine as Kirk) and I dozed off. Had a dream that I had shuffled off this mortal coil and my wife needed to get into one of my accounts. She didn't have access to my password manager account. So, I was thinking of a way that I can not only have them as hard copy (stored in a notebook in the safe) but also have them in my password manager. Every time you visit the page, the grids are different and no grid repeats... at least it shouldn't.

How I use it: Every time I need a new password I grab a sheet (I printed some out front and back of a page and each has 6 grids on it) and circle the group of character that I want to use as the password, like a word search puzzle, (making sure to follow that site's guidelines for passwords) and then indicate the start and end. It may sound like a pain, but it's not (at least I don't think so). I write the description/website at the top along with the username. I have also included a random string and a pin that can be use as a suffix/prefix to the password.

Website: redirects to

Now, I am not a web developer... like at all. I just googled my way to using PHP enough to make this page. With that said, there is more I would like to do and if anyone is willing to lend some Knowledge, I would appreciate it!

To Do: (The bit I need help on)
- Make it so the page can be printed out on 1 sheet of paper w/o needing to mess with the printer dialog. I.E. Make it super easy to print for the end user.
   [UPDATE: Printing seems to work fine on Chrome, I can print the full page. No so much in Safari]
- Make it mobile friendly. I tried to use CSS and add @media queries but without any luck.
- Style the table MUCH BETTER than it currently is.
- A way to be able to "circle" the letters in the grid (again like a word search) and have it print that way. This is no where near the level I can reach and is probably not going to happen, but I can wish. This was way easier than I thought it would be. I don't have them circle, but I change the cell background on click.
- Different color for numbers and symbols in grid

Thoughts and comments welcome!!

A shortcut to generate passwords in the form of "xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx" and copy the results to the clipboard.

iCloud URL: https://www.icloud.c...4cb5905bdf4edcdd2276


V1.0 - Initial release

Small shortcut to download the Bing daily wallpaper and save it to your camera roll.

iCloud URL: https://www.icloud.c...42dfb8003a3312bf5cce


v1.0 - Initial release

I get migraines, a lot. I wrote this to track when I get them. It asks for the start time, adds 30 min to make the end time, and adds it to your calendar. If you run it again on the same day it will let you know if you already recorded one for that day and if you want to record another.

iCloud URL: https://www.icloud.c...4d2e9cd0e982877106d6

1.0 - Initial release

This is my first public Siri Shortcut, Paste To Pastebin. This shortcut allows you to pass text or a text file to it and make a public paste or paste to your personal pastebin account.

Please let me know of any issues.



V1.2 - Made adjustment to update URL
V1.1 - Added an update system (not sure how often if at all it’ll be updated, but this was more of a proof of concept to update shortcuts)

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Movie audio collection
« on: January 28, 2019, 08:04 AM »
I started a collection of audio I ripped from movies. I like listening to movies I have seen before while I work or relax. I thought I would share with everyone. I only have a few available at the moment but I’ll be adding more over time. Please check back for more and if you find any problems with any files, please let me know.

Movie audio -
To report issues -, post a reply here, or send me a dm.

Another great site that does the same is but there are some movies that I have that are not on there so I am ripping my own.

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / NANY 2019 - DblEscClose
« on: November 30, 2018, 08:56 AM »
Application NameDblEscClose
Short Description Press the Escape Key 2x to close current window or tab.
Supported OSes   Windows (XP/Vista/7,8,10,server 2008, server 2012, etc)
Author   Chris Gingerich

Closes the current window or tab by pressing the Escape key on your keyboard 2x.

-= History =- - Added option to run at windows startup. Better message handling. Changed to show window title in message. - Fixed bug where action would not save - Made adjustment to hotkey code, updated Action icon on tray menu - Added action selection, exclusion list, updated tab list - Fixed error Run time error 14 at line  52. Decimal sep issue - Initial release

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / N.A.N.Y. 2019: CurrentPrinter
« on: September 25, 2018, 12:31 PM »
Application NameCurrentPrinter
Short Description Small tray app to show and set the default printer
Supported OSes   Windows (XP/Vista/7,8,10,server 2008, server 2012, etc)
Author   Chris Gingerich

Show and set default printer via tray menu. Check next to menu item shows default printer. Tray icon tooltip also shows default printer.

Screenshot - 9_25_2018 , 1_29_20 PM.png
Screenshot - 9_25_2018 , 1_29_34 PM.png

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / N.A.N.Y. 2019: startHERE
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:33 PM »
Application NamestartHERE
Version1.9.13.2018 [See source page for version history]
Short Description Open source portable application launcher that uses format
Supported OSes   Windows (XP/Vista/7,8,10,server 2008, server 2012, etc)
Source Page - Switched to using to keep revisions.
Binary Download
Author   Chris Gingerich

Another portable apps launcher. I like, but wanted to make one myself to have more control of how it looks and feels.

- Favorites buttons
- Categories
- Change desktop wallpaper while running [optional]
- Custom UI color
- Eject portable device and close all portable apps on close [optional]
- Autostart portable apps [optional]


Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Source code for sale
« on: August 17, 2018, 12:34 PM »
Hello all. I am still selling the source code to my software and they are all written in Visual Dialogscript. If you are interested send me a DM with the one you are interested in. You can find the list of software on

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Liquid Chrome
« on: March 15, 2018, 09:42 AM »
Liquid Chrome (replaces Chrome Wire) is a FREE Windows application that takes a random Chromecast wallpaper from the live Chromecast web page and sets it as your windows background.

For more information and download please visit


I am selling the source code to Paste As File, my most successful software app. With my full time job and family, I don’t have the time or interest in keeping up with it. If you are interested in purchasing the source code please contace me at PasteAsFile[at], DM me on here, or using my “Ask me anything” form on my website

It is written in Visual Dialogscript and I am asking $150.00 USD.

I am also selling the source code to other apps, if interested in another app, let me know.

N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Mini Clip Mon
« on: December 05, 2017, 11:21 AM »
Application Name Mini Clip Mon
Short Description A simple clipboard monitor
Supported OS Compiled on Windows 10 but should work on XP and higher
Web Page
System Requirements
  • Windows
Version History
  • 1.0: First public release
  • 1.1: Fixed decimal bug
  • 1.2: Added search, and now indicates if an IMAGE or FILE is in the clipboard
  • 1.3: Updated minimum vertical resize
Author Chris Gingerich [VDSFreak] -

This is an app based on the app from this thread - https://www.donation...ndex.php?topic=34138

I liked it a lot and wanted to make my own with a few extra features. Please let me know if there are any issues or suggestions.

The most current version download is here -

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Text Dragon
« on: October 10, 2017, 02:13 PM »
Text Dragon is an application that runs in the background and allows you to drag and drop text from one application to the edit box of another application. You can also drag and drop text to a Windows explorer window, or the desktop to create a TXT, HTML or PDF file (keeping the formatting).

Web page: http://vdsfreak.tumb...53006780/text-dragon

Update 2.2.1
- removed Ctrl+Ins hotkey

Updated to version 2.1
+ optional code menu to convert plain text to PHP, Javascript, or HTML code
+ experimental Screen capture feature. Drag from the image preview window to desktop, explorer window (save as image file) or on to another app that supports pasting images.
^ a few bug fixes.

N.A.N.Y. 2018 / NANY 2018 - FolderZip
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:17 AM »
This creates BATch files and adds the new context menu items “Convert to ZIP” and “Convert to Folder”. It allows you to easily convert a ZIP file to a FOLDER or a FOLDER to a ZIP file. It uses the command-line version of 7zip for the conversion.

Please see - http://vdsfreak.tumb...5261904220/folderzip for download and more info

N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Chrome Wire
« on: September 08, 2017, 09:10 AM »
Chrome Wire is a console application that takes a random Chromecast wallpaper and sets it as your windows background.
[Chromecast URL -]
It looks at 2 different locations for over 2000 images that can be used.
Chrome Wire is FREE but in order to help with hosting costs and such, you can make a donation and get a registration key.

N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Lock Screen Reflection - NANY 2018
« on: September 01, 2017, 07:55 AM »
I would like to use Lock Screen Reflection created in January 2017, for NANY 2018 -

Lock Screen Reflection is a small FREE application that takes your current lock screen image on Windows 10 (when set as Windows Spotlight) and sets it as your desktop wallpaper.

- Windows 10
- Windows lock screen set to use Windows Spotlight

Purchase Keyboard Kard and get Paste As File FREE!!

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Keyboard Kard
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:54 PM »
Source code sold

Keyboard Kard is an application that generates printable cards based on a unique ID to be used to create long secure passwords. If you ever lose your card you can either generate a new card with a new ID or type in your previous ID and print another card. There is no need to remember all your passwords, you'll have them right in your pocket and no one but you will know the secret (unless you tell them!).

Please see the help file for more info.


Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Chrome Wire
« on: July 28, 2017, 09:42 AM »
Chrome Wire is a FREE Windows console application that takes a random Chromecast wallpaper (over 2000 images) and sets it as your windows background.

For more information and download please visit

General Software Discussion / Note5 features
« on: May 11, 2017, 09:21 AM »
I am thinking about adding encryption to Note5 so you can "lock" a note. Is there any other features that you would like to see in Note5?

Note: My website is down for the moment, but you can access my old site and take a look at Note5 -

I don't think I have ever sold the source to a program before (at least not that I remember). I'm in a bit of a bind and was hoping to get something for it. I know it is freeware and it's in an little known/used/outdated language (Visual Dialogscript), but anyone who knows programming can look at the code and should be able to easily convert it to another language, plus I can explain the code if needed. It does use 2 free external VDS dlls for the non .NET version (current version) or a free external command line app that needs .NET. I was thinking $50, which is prolly way too much, so I'll take what I can get. If there is another app of mine that you are interested in the source, let me know and we may be able to work something out depending on the app. Anyway, if interested send me a PM. If this is not appropriate to post here, please remove it.


Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Lock Screen Reflection
« on: January 20, 2017, 01:28 PM »
This is a small quick app (only took about 15 min) to take the current lock screen on Windows 10 and set it as your desktop wallpaper. I like the lock screens that Windows Spotlight uses so I wanted to set it as wallpaper also. You can also save the image if you want to keep it for another time.

Download and more info -

Found Deals and Discounts / Paste As File Sale!
« on: October 11, 2016, 10:23 AM »
For the next few days, purchase Paste As File and get Copy Contents completely FREE!!

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