General Software Discussion / Re: CryoGen: generates error correcting record for any file for later repair« on: October 27, 2016, 12:39 PM »
This post was initially erroneously deleted as spam.. Eddy can you follow up and fix your broken link, and maybe tell us a little bit more about what motivated you to work on this?Hi, Mouser. Thanks for restoring the post, and sorry for my angry complaint before.
I'm also curious about the sac.sk site -- can you tell us more about it and your involvement with it? It looks like there are some interesting old programs on it that must represent some early programming projects of yours (or someone elses?)-mouser (October 27, 2016, 08:43 AM)
Motivation? RAR archiver, which offers data compression/encryption/error-recover/authentic-verification. But RAR error-recovery is restricted to RAR archive only, so I was wondering whether I could code something like that for any file. And CryoGen was born. "Development" stopped 1-2 years later (I got almost no feedback), and after abandoning it for many years, recently I tried to resurrect it again, and fortunately it works :-)
SAC.sk? You should ask Jibz
No, seriously, it's because I joined Hanno Bock's EXEList mailing list on Yahoo site a long time ago. Some stuff there get graciously hosted to ftp.elf.stuba.sk (a Slovakian anti virus FTP site) by the maintainer, Peter Hubinsky, including some of my (embarrasing) DOS stuff and old CryoGen. But unlike Jibz and others there, my programming skill was (and still is) limited and I ended up doing listing of various program stuff which I creatively named as EddyHawk's Info List. Aah, the old days...