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NANY 2015 RELEASE: Link Warlock

Application NameLink Warlock
Short DescriptionAllows you to store entries in xml files to open and launch as needed with searching.
Supported OSesWindows 7+
Web PageNot Ready Yet
Download LinkLink Warlock Download
System Requirements
  • .NET Framework 4.5
  • Obviously a computer...

Allows you to store entries in xml files to open and launch as needed with searching and other features.

Features (in no particular order)
  • Built-In toggle to show window always on top or not.
  • Customizable browser path, file launcher, and search url for searchwords.
  • Customizable default group names for new/imported entries.
  • Display/Hide parts of the interface you want/don't want to show.
  • Display/Hide selected columns as well as even hiding the column headers all together.
  • Each entry may have short notes added or none at all totally up to you.
  • Enter group names as appropriate for each entry if you don't want the default group names to be used.
  • Importation of plain text files with 1 entry per line and possible more import features will be implemented later down the road.
  • List header goes based on filename with smart capitalization and removal of underscores for spaces.
  • Move entries to a new group while holding the shift key and left clicking a entry and dropping over any entry in another group for automatic sort.
  • Nice tool tips shown when hovering over the group name as well as entry information for each column.
  • Search entries, notes, or just search both entries and notes at the same time.
  • Text drag and drop with the option to toggle the showing of the dialog.


The main screen...

The launch/default group names setup dialog...


Extract to any portable directory location and run.

Using the Application
Add urls, searchwords and/or file locations to the list, then click to launch.
Note: Can use <appdir> for macro for file location and a few others to be revealed later.

Delete the Link Warlock files.

Known Issues
Scrollbar doesn't scroll to get to hidden entries while moving entries.

Inspired by...

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NANY 2015 Release: Bomber

Application Name Bomber
Short Description Drop bombs, destroy buildings.
Supported OSes Windows/OSX/Linux
Web Page https://www.donation...ndex.php?topic=39505
Download Link
System Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP+, Mac OS X 10.6+, Ubuntu 10.10+, SteamOS+
  • Graphics card: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.
  • CPU: SSE2 instruction set support.
  • Web player supports IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and others.
Author Deozaan

This is a game about violence and destruction. Drop bombs to destroy buildings before your plane crashes into them.
This is a one-button/switch game. You can press any key to play or drop bombs.


Unzip to your directory of choice.
Windows: Run the exe file.
Linux: Run the .x86 or .x64 file.
OSX: I have no idea.

Delete the directory containing the game files (and all subdirectories).
Unity saves some information (graphic settings, resolution, etc.) automatically to the registry (or OS equivalent), which on Windows is: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Deozaan/NANY 2015.

Prioritize the tallest buildings.

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NANY 2015 RELEASE: Commandline File Downloader

Application NameFile Downloader
Short DescriptionAllow's you to download files as well as starting/exiting from command line.
Supported OSesWindows 7+
Download LinkFile Downloader
System Requirements
  • .NET Framework 4.5
  • Obviously a computer...

Allow's you to download files as well as starting/exiting from command line.

Features (in no particular order)
  • Can pause download and resume as long as the server supports it and the program stays open.
  • Customizable progressbar style with the ProgressBarBuilder.exe included.
  • Start downloads from the command line. (See Using the Application)


The FileDownloader.exe main screen...

The ProgressBarBuilder.exe main screen...


Extract to any portable directory location and run.

Using the Application
Give download link, save path and filename and click Start Download.

Command Line:
1. /f=filepathandname - Save file location and name.
2. /u=downloadlocation - http or https url of download.
3. /ec - Exits when complete.

Save Path Macros: <appdir> and <appdirparent>

If the save path is only the macro of <appdir> or <appdirparent> it will attempt to retrieve filename and add it automatically.

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NANY 2015 Release: MarkdownBuddy

Application NameMarkdownBuddy
Short DescriptionTool for viewing the parsed version of a markdown document
Supported OSesWindows 7 (Should work in Vista/8 also, but untested)
Web Page
Setup FilePortable
DescriptionMarkdown has taken off in a big way, and I use it in everything from publishing posts on websites to documentation in my code to writing fiction.  I love the descriptive nature of the formatting, and that all of the files are in plain text!  In many cases, however, I like to write in different barebones tools- but I can't see how it looks when it's formatted without opening it in some other editor.  I like the editors that have the real-time preview, but my favorite ones to write in don't have that facility.

On the mac, there is a application called Marked.  It is a Markdown Previewer. Now, you might think as I did- what is the use in having something that's not an editor?  It just previews?  But after you get further into markdown and the various tools out there, it quickly becomes evident that such a tool is invaluable if not essential.
  • Allows you to pick a file to be previewed
  • Allows the preview to be refreshed manually
  • Allow the export of the parsed document (HTML or PDF)
  • Specify an opacity of the window
  • Allow the changing of the background of the window
  • Allow the user to choose to update the document when it is saved

  • Allow the user to specify whether the window should always be on top or not
  • Allow the changing of options in the parsing of the document
NotesRequires .NET 4.5.

Original Precis:

I've gotten into Markdown in a big way, and one thing that I miss from my mac when I'm writing on windows is Marked.  So just like last year when I did the overlay tool from a tool that I found on the Mac, I'm going to do something similar to Marked for Windows.

From the Marked site:
Marked is a previewer for Markdown files. Use it with your favorite text editor and it updates every time you save. With robust features for previewing, reviewing and exporting beautiful documents, you can work in plain text while reveling in rich formatting.

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NANY 2015 Release: ROTTools

Application NameROTTools
Short DescriptionDiagnostic Tools for interfacing with the ROT for developers
Supported OSesWindows 7 (Should work in Vista/8 also, but untested)
Web Pageplaceholder
Setup FilePortable
DescriptionThe Running Object Table (ROT) is a way for applications on different threads to communicate with each other- applications can register objects in the table, to be accessed by moniker from other threads and applications.  It's a technique in decline (personally I'd use a WCF application or something like that now), but dealing with other implementations and legacy applications, I have to deal with it every now and again.  This time when I had to deal with it, I realized that the SDK package from MS had done away with the ROT viewer.  And the only one that I could find was an old one that I'd downloaded years ago, written in Delphi.  I'm not even sure that I could find it again!

But accessing the ROT, while sort of arcane, isn't very hard.  So I made my own ROT viewer tool.  I'm also planning to put more in it possibly, as I need it or as requested.  Right now, its basic- I'll refine it for the release, but if you click the refresh button, it should display all objects accessible in the ROT.  The other function is a bit less polished- if you enter something in the textbox at the top, and press the 'i' button, it will try to access that object in the ROT and display the information retrieved.  It will display it in red if there is a problem accessing the object, as there sometimes is.  Right now the only requisites for error are (a) not found by moniker (b) the moniker passed in could not be parsed, or (c) the interface on the IUnknown retrieved cannot be queried.
  • Shows objects in the ROT
  • Allows the user to query by moniker, and shows in red if the object could not be fully queried

  • Allow the user to specify whether the window should always be on top or not
  • Specify an opacity of the window
  • ...?
InstallationWith .NET 4.0 installed, unzip application to location and run.
NotesRequires .NET 4.0.
This is a development tool for a dying technology, so there might not be anything registered in your ROT, and that's OK.  Just wanted to have an accessible tool for those of us who need it. :)

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NANY 2015 Release: PasteQuick - yet another pastebin app

Application Name PasteQuick
Short Description Minimal Pastebin application
Supported OSes Linux and Windows 32 and 64-bit
Web Pagehttps://sourceforge..../projects/pastequick
Download Linkhttps://sourceforge....cts/pastequick/files
System Requirements
  • Linux or Windows
  • 32 or 64-bit
Author Edvard

It's a Pastebin app, pure and simple.  A standalone front-end to pasting on  The official Linux Pastebin app wouldn't compile for me, so I decided to make my own, but it soon acquired a life beyond mere pasting.

Written in Pascal and Lazarus IDE.
Easily paste text and code snippets to and get links in return without having to go to the website.
Paste as Guest, or login and paste under your own Username as well.
Stays out of your way: activated by clicking a System Tray icon or Auto-hiding as set in options.

Planned Features
Make "Hide on startup" feature set-able in the configuration file. 0.2.1 and 0.2.3 auto-hide on startup.  0.3.1 does not.
Remember last position.
"Recall previous link" or "Link history"; don't know which would be more useful.
Unicode pasting.
Paste & Quit mode (no tray icon, no autohiding)
Hiding & showing the main window via Hotkey.


Simply unzip the file into a location of your choosing, and run the executable.

Using the Application
Once the executable is run, you will see a window and a system tray icon.
Grab the window by the top bar to move it, click the bulls-eye button to hide it.
Left-click the tray icon to toggle the window hidden or showing.

Type or paste something in to the main window, set the options, and hit 'Send'.
Your text is pasted on, the link is copied to your clipboard, and the window auto-hides if you have it set to do so.
If you will be doing a lot of pastes with the same options, you can hit "Set as Default" and it will remember your settings.

Right-click the system tray icon.  The menu has "Quit", "Login", "Auto-hide" and "Hide window".
Click "Quit" to quit the program.
Click "Login" to enter your username and password. This allows you to un-check "Paste as Guest"
Check "Auto-hide" to make the window Auto-hide after every paste, un-check if you don't want that behavior.
Click "Hide window" to, well, hide the window.  That's there for the right-click addicts; you know who you are...

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