Archive for the 'apps' Category

Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows Vista

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Windows XP powertoys do not work with Vista. Fortunately one of my favorite ones, the Image Resizer has been rebuilt and has both 32 and 64 bit versions available for download.

Compare weather from all parts of the country with awesome graphs

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Kees Cook’s Compare Climate tool lets you compare climate data from tons of major cities all over the United States. To select multiple cities or data from the menus hold down CTRL on your keyboard.

Put any window/program in the task tray

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Min2Tray puts anything you want into the task tray. Really awesome little app.

KeyCastr alternatives for Windows

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

KeyCastr is a small Mac app that shows keystrokes as you perform them. This is useful especially for screencasts when you need to know what was pressed. The only Windows app I could find that does something similar is osdHotKey.
Edit: KeyJedi has been made known to me through the comments. Thanks Hüseyin [...]

glTail for monitoring log files

Monday, September 1st, 2008

glTail is a pretty neat little script (make sure you check out the video on the homepage.. static image doesn’t do it justice). It’s a ruby script that creates a visual representation of log files.
Install (if you have rubygems) is as easy as:
gem install gl_tail
It requires an older version of net-ssh that you can [...]

Monitor individual process traffic on Linux with NetHogs

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

NetHogs is like top with networking stats. You can view bandwidth usage by each process.

Favorite Apps Updated!

Monday, August 11th, 2008

My favorite apps is updated. After three years I’ve found quite a few more apps to use on Windows and I wanted to share them. Feel free to add your own favorites to the comments.

Fix for: The device ‘Generic volume’ cannot be stopped

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Here’s a program to fix that:
Unlocker: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
I’ve used this one and it’s very easy. Secondary click on your drive in explorer and hit “Unlocker” from the in context menu. It’ll tell you what processes are using it and even has a button to kill them.
I’ve heard this one mentioned as well, but [...]

Watching Rails logs realtime on Windows

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

There’s no good tail -f equivalent for commandline in Windows. I’ve tried the following with success. All are free:

Lightweight and my favorite for now, pretty easy to customize: BareTail
Very lightweight: Tail for Win32
Somewhat more heavyweight and customizable. Easy to change highlight colors: MakeLogic Tail

All of these have tabbed/multi-buffer interfaces.
Just download one [...]

Safari: Web Inspector > Network Profiler

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

So I downloaded Safari 3.1 for Windows today and I started playing with the “Develop Menu”. You can enable it through Edit>Preferences>Advanced and check “Show develop menu in menu bar”.
The network profiler thing on this is an amazing piece of work. If you’re ever looking to do a performance assessment of a website [...]


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