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General Software Discussion / CyLog Software: Tons Of Useful Stuff!
« on: January 05, 2008, 11:50 AM »
CyLog has quite an impressive collection of software and utilities here.

Just a few examples:

3D Dissolve (This screensaver is freakin' AWESOME!!!! Old school goodness)
A fascinating colorful 3D screensaver that transforms 3D objects. The Beauty of Mathematics!

You have never seen a "sticky notes" application like this. Small, quick, beautiful and minimalistic! New version 2.00c has been rewritten from scratch and employs some of our best technologies.

The most beautiful application launcher for all versions of Windows. Forget your Start button for ever!

Raster Font Editor NEW!!!
Create your own raster fonts to use in text editors and command-line shells.

General Software Discussion / RunMe Application Launcher
« on: January 05, 2008, 08:20 AM »
And some other very impressive, beautifully skinned software over at KSoft.

RunMe runs incredibly fast and smooth. You can even replace the crappy start menu with it if you don't want it docked...docked to almost any place you choose to move it. :)


General Software Discussion / Sprankle Character Map
« on: December 28, 2007, 10:08 AM »
Sprankle is a handy keyboard activated character map. Find the character you need with leaving the keyboard.

Win+S to activate. Shift + key shows uppercase menu. Choose a number to select and it's pasted.

Can't believe I just found out about this. :)

Source included.

General Software Discussion / Webopi: Rate Any Site
« on: December 26, 2007, 04:49 PM »
Webopi is a cool concept that lets you rate/discuss any website independent of that sites admin. Comes in very handy for rating sites and sharing your experiences with them ( for example).

Hopefully there is a a lot more to come as features go. A user rating system would be good for credibility. Not having to enter your name in everytime. Better interface. Options. Auditory/popup alerts telling you of reviews or not. And I'm sure a thousand more ideas will come along if people adopt this.

Most of the work will be creating a solid database and servers for all this, which probably should take top priority over the front end at this stage.

Picasa is cool and has some neat features but it's bloated and the GUI design is terrible. I wanted to download an entire album (Bikini competition :D ) without having to install Picasa.

I found PicasaWeb Downloader.

After setting everything up I can now just copy the URL, press a hotkey and the album is downloading. No fuss, no muss, NO PICASA!!! Ok, the video doesn't show the hotkey, I was still playing around with it, but I soon changed the parameters to immediately download the URL with just the Keyword or a hotkey.


Living Room / Western Themed Arcade Game...What Is It???
« on: December 10, 2007, 06:39 PM »
I can't think of it. There's a part when you are riding a horse alongside a train.

It is not Gun Smoke.

It is not Sunset Riders.

It is not a light-gun game.

Any ideas?

General Software Discussion / Remap Mouse Buttons
« on: October 20, 2007, 03:28 PM »
I just did a fresh nLite install and wanted to get rid of IntelliPoint. Anyway, I integrated the drivers for my MS mouse but didn't want to be dependent on the bloated software that let's me remap the keys.

Today I found X-Mouse Button Control, a nice little program that does just what I want without all that other crap that I won't ever use. Now when I click the right side button, my clipboard (ClipX) pops up just where I need it.


A Few of the options in those combo boxes:
  •     Copy/Cut/Paste
  •     Volume Up/Down/Mute
  •     Media Player control
  •     Send a custom keystroke sequence
  •     Launch you email (or any) application.
  •     Capture screen (or active window) image to clipboard.
  •     Click-Drag [Sticky Buttons].
  •     Vista support with some Vista only featurs such as 'Show Sidebar', 'Flip 3D' etc.

Post New Requests Here / Create New (Customized) Folder Wanted
« on: October 03, 2007, 10:39 PM »
There are many programs out there that will let you colour a folder or apply a custom icon/background to it AFTER the folder has been created.

I'm looking for something that can do this on the fly, both from a right click context menu and a hotkey (like mdAxelerator for example).

So you could have it set to use a certain icon, background image, and comment and every new folder you create could look something like this:


If would have to:
 1.) put a desktop.ini file in the newly created folder along with the icon and background image in a hidden folder. (This is useful when browsing such a folder holding images with a viewer that can't be set to avoid hidden files.)
 2.) be able to use any combination of background image, icon, or comment as the template.

If you could add other templates and be able to select from them, that would be even better!

General Software Discussion / Most Recent Winamp Beta: New Skin Layout
« on: September 14, 2007, 01:00 PM »
Yes, the Classic and Modern skins are still there, but another addition has appeared in this beta.

It's more of a full windowed layout that I know some people on these forums prefer to Winamp's typical offerings. It currently has 12 colour themes.


General Software Discussion / SharpKeys: Nice Donationware Key Mapper
« on: September 10, 2007, 08:31 PM »
I remember wanting to remap my Caps Lock key to something more useful awhile back and aside from digging into the registry I looked for a bit for a small tool to do the dirty work. Didn't come up with anything I really liked.

Found SharpKeys today through pure serendipity. Yay.gif


General Software Discussion / EMDB: Eric's Movie Database
« on: July 08, 2007, 07:04 AM »
Eric's Movie Database is a free program that you can use to put all your movie titles into a database. I've been playing around with it for a few hours and I'm quite happy with it. It's definitely good enough for my needs.

It doesn't matter if they are DVD or some compressed container format, EMDB is suitable for just about anything related to movies. It's simple to use: Just click on Add, enter the title of the movie, hit enter or click the Search IMDB button, and it does the rest for you.

It has a nice HTML template setup, although the default template is rather crude and needs some kind of tags to allow you to use tables and tweak image height & width for covers (if these tags exist, I am not yet aware of them). It's export feature is also very nice, letting you decide exactly what information you want to put in the text file. The covers feature seems to add the cover sideways when you add it manually, but there's a fix for this by un-checking "Automatically rotate images when needed" in the options dialog. A feature to open the cover by clicking on the preview would be welcome also as the thumbnails are very small.

It seems to be portable too. Don't ask me if it's stealth or green or whatever, but I do know you can move the directory around and the program runs fine wherever it's placed. Overall though, I'm very impressed with this little program. Send the author a donation and he'll even put your name at the top! I'll let the screenshots tell you the rest.

The main screen:

Here's the various sections of the options dialog:

Living Room / DMZ Linux Cursors For Windows
« on: June 22, 2007, 10:18 PM »
If you have used Ubuntu or something similar, you probably know these cursors. Here they are for Windows.

Windows port complete. Of course this doesn't include anywhere close to all of the original cursors, but this is Windows limitation.


LocatePC is free software, and runs unobtrusively on your computer, with no icons, popups or saved emails. If your computer is stolen then the thief will not even know that LocatePC is running, and as soon as they connect to the internet a secret email is sent to you containing the details that you need to track your hardware.

Freeware from Iconico, who make some really awesome screen measurement tools.

Example email
Message sent: 7/19/06 11:43:06 (universal time: 7/19/06 19:43:06)
Computer's host name: John_Desktop
Logged in Windows account name: John

Found 2 network connection(s) on this computer (this list may be incomplete):
   1 Name: MyISP Type: Dialup modem Phone number: (555) 555-4321 User name: JSmith
   2 Name: BigCo Type: PPPoE Service name: MySvc User name: (empty)

Computer's web IP address reported by
   To learn more about this IP address, use the IP tests at

Computer's local IP address(es):
   Adapter 1:

Computer's MAC address(es):
   Adapter 1 (ZX-11 Ethernet): 00-21-54-17-64-26

Trace route to
Hop Name/IP Addr
   1 Router []
   3 []
   4 []
   5 []
   6 []

Identifying information (owner name/address, computer model/serial number):
This computer is the property of:
John Smith
123 Elm Street
Anyville, NY 12345

Computer brand: ABC
Computer model: Megazoom 10000

Show this message to law enforcement authorities. They may be able to use it to identify the ISP, and the ISP can probably find out which account was using the computer when the email was sent. This may lead to the identification of the perpetrator(s) and the recovery of your computer.

This message was automatically created and sent by LocatePC v1.4.5
LocatePC web site:


General Software Discussion / DivX Pro for free
« on: June 07, 2007, 06:35 PM »
Get DivX Pro here free for a limited time. It might actually be just for today, but who knows how long this could last.

I used AGK and XviD myself, so.....meh.

General Software Discussion / Stellarium 0.9.0 Released!
« on: June 07, 2007, 11:13 AM »
Quoted from Stellarium site:

"Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go."

This program is free. It is a work of art. It is truely beautiful and breathtaking.

If you have not tried this before, than please take an hour of your time and give it a try!

(300th post!!! woot!!!!)


Quizo has released a new addition to his list of cool freeware.

QT Address Bar let's you add an address bar with more functionality than the standard of XP.

Of course, you will need .NET 2.0.

*Later that day...* I can't seem to scroll in the dropdown menus...if you try it, let me know if you have the same problem. Maybe it's just not finished....

Living Room / Any eBay Selling Experience Here?
« on: May 13, 2007, 05:56 PM »
I've decided to move to Europe. I have many things I unfortunately can not bring; furniture, gym equipment, tools, etc. I've decided to try and sell them.

Does anyone here have any tips or experiences they could pass on to me for eBay? I've decided to give it a try for the first time.

Found this today.

I already have a few ideas on how I can use it, especially for extracting archives (in particular, those that I don't want associated with WinRAR etc.).

General Software Discussion / Free Download Manager 2.3 BETA
« on: March 28, 2007, 05:21 AM »
Get it here.

Now supports torrents and portability.  :up:

Changes in this version:

  • Portable mode
  • Bittorrent protocol support
  • Metalink support
  • Macroses for specifying the output folder for downloads
  • Site Explorer: Progress of building of the list of files
  • Option to disable notifications for batch downloads
  • Ability to specify the list of sites that should not be monitored
  • Automatic integrity check of downloaded file
  • Take proxy settings from Firefox browser
  • Sub groups
  • "Grant all bandwidth for this download" feature
  • Ability to change the folder for storing FDM's data files.
  • Some small improvements and changes
  • Speedup of work with the large lists of downloads
  • Interface improvements
  • [-] Site Explorer: crash if some network error occurs while building the list of files
    [-] Senseless loop, if zip preview failed
    [-] Zip preview did not work for sites that allow 1 connection per ip only
    [-] Downloaded file was launched before performing the virus check
    [-] Work with FTP ASCII mode bug fixed
    [-] Scheduler: when scheduling a download to start "Every ..." it will show "0 days" instead of hours or minutes.
    [-] Failed to download if there was '%' symbol in the FTP url.
    [-] General bug fixes

I was looking for a lightweight alternative to Nero that supports importing of sessions (other than Cheetah which is a bit TOO light). I found InfraRecorder. Here's some features as described on the site:

    * Create custom data, audio and mixed-mode projects and record them to physical discs as well as disc images.
    * Supports recording to dual-layer DVDs.
    * Blank (erase) rewritable discs using four different methods.
    * Record disc images (ISO and BIN/CUE).
    * Fixate discs (write lead-out information to prevent further data from beeing added to the disc).
    * Scan the SCSI/IDE bus for devices and collect information about their capabilities.
    * Create disc copies, on the fly and using a temporary disc image.
    * Import session data from multi-session discs and add more sessions to them.
    * Display disc information.
    * Save audio and data tracks to files (.wav, .wma, .ogg, .mp3 and .iso).

I haven't fully tested it out yet but it does look decent.
I should mention that it requires no install, just extract and it's ready to go.

Downloaded this from Filehippo today. It tried to add a runonce to my registry concerning this file: NSIS.Library.RegTool.v2.{C480568F-0B79-433A-8399-52D704BACE84}.exe.

Searching shows that this is verified 100% adware. The company that produces this garbage is here:

One detailed report here.

It was confusing at first as NSIS to me always means Nullsoft Install System, but my spidey sense told me something else entirely. ;)

I could use a utility that would let me send a shortcut to anywhere I choose. Being able to add directories to send shortcuts to and choose them from a context menu would be too good to be true but immensely useful. If there's such a thing out there, I certainly can't find it.

Anyone here have any ideas?  :)

General Software Discussion / What Is That Program Called? I Forget!!!
« on: February 08, 2007, 03:38 PM »
Somewhere out there in the binary universe, is a freeware utility that lets you put a text file in a folder. When you mouse over that folder, you get an infotip of whatever is written in that text file. I can't remember where it is or what it is called! :(

I'm 99% sure someone here will know. Help me solve this conundrum.

Thanks!  :)

General Software Discussion / Hilarious/Sarcastic Software Reviews
« on: January 30, 2007, 07:07 PM »
I found these 2 reviews over at Reflexive. Both are from the same person, cirruspaxton. I guess they appeal to my particular sense of humour. Anyone have anything else like this?  ;D

  1.) Review of Jewel Match:

Finally, something new!

With all these "been there, done that" games coming out recently, like Gumboy Crazy Adventures, Gish, Zombie Smashers X2, Mexican Motor Mafia, and the like... it's nice to FINALLY see something brand new hit the Reflexive scene.

Matching jewels to clear the screen? How refeshing and new! I can't wait to put this on my Christmas list. It's a long way off, but from the looks of this game so far, it'll be worth the wait.

I'll be buying this ASAP. Developers, listen up: what we need are more games like this! Lining up some jewels, maybe smashing them, and so forth. It's the stuff of legends, and it's never been done before. Get to it!

Edit: Please understand that everything I wrote above was pure sarcasm. Right down to the "been there, done that" games I mentioned. (hahah, as if it wasn't obvious, but the writer came back and added this edit. Hilarious!)

  2.) Review of Pirates of the Atlantic:

Sometimes I wonder...

I've seen better games on free flash sites. Really. Do yourself a favor and avoid this game entirely. I've seen games next to the comics in the newspaper with more content and depth. You basically shoot cannonballs at oncoming ships, and buy "upgrades." Oh, don't forget the awesome rank system, which just gives you a rank-up every time you beat a wave of ships and airships. Somehow, it sounds more interesting when I'm writing it than when actually playing it. How in the world can they even think of charging 20 dollars for this? Actually, download this and give it a shot. Spend your trial getting everything that there is out of the game, be ashamed, and then post a review begging people not to buy this game for their children. Getting this as a gift would ruin Christmas. (This brought tears to my eyes! :D)

General Software Discussion / Shedko, Some Very Cool Apps!
« on: January 17, 2007, 04:49 PM »
Ha!!! I found it first!  ;D

Some very cool programs here for customizing/labeling your folder icons. All FREE!!!!!!!!!  8)

[ed. by mouser - please attach screenshots]
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