Mouse Jiggler

I'm using a freeware app, Mouse Jiggler, to prevent my VPN from going offline, particularly while using certain other apps. Feel free to download it. It's a very small file, virus-free. It's memory footprint on my Windows 10 laptop is 2.9 Mb.

You might prefer MoveMouse, another freeware program that accomplishes the same thing. Download it here.

Listen N Write

Listen-N-Write is a freeware solution with a built-in word processor with which one can transcribe an audio or video file. As with other freeware I have archived on my website, I have no immediate use for this but it's too useful, at a little over 1 Mb for a portable freeware, not to archive. Here is the download link.

Free ePub Reader

I came across FSS ePub Reader on the freewarehome.com website. What interested me, aside from the fact that it's a relatively small installation (around 2 Mb) is that the free software can also convert an ePub document to HTML, text, or PDF. I don't have an immediate use for this, and I don't know if it would work on all ePubs (for instance, DRM-protected ones), but it intrigued me enough to archive it on my website for download here. Lotsa free ePub files on smashwords.com and elsewhere...

BeepComp

I came across BeepComp, a free app, and was impressed enough that I downloaded the program and the how-to manual. Basically, it allows you to compose some pretty groovy music, and then export it to WAV, MP3, or OGG format.

I'm not sure I'll ever use this, but I decided to store it on my website, just in case I ever want it and find it has become unavailable elsewhere.

Here's the original resource URL, and here is a link to download the app and manual from my website.

ConEmu

I'm embarrassed to admit I've been a nerd as many years as I have and yet only now at the ripe old age of forty-five have I discovered that you can actually replace the ugly command prompt that comes with Windows.

Even though I've written console programs in C# and hated their appearance, I never took the time to seriously look into getting a "fix".

Well, now I've found it while browsing winsite.com, and it's a free program called ConEmu, short for "console emulator". At the time of this writing, this is the download link. However, I also provide a downloadable copy here.

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Run the setup file as administrator. After installation, upon first running the program, use the Settings menu and put a check mark in checkboxes "Force ConEmu as default terminal..." and "Register on OS Startup".

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How Long Since?



How Long Since? is a tool for finding the time that has elapsed since a particular date-time; you set the name of the event, its description, and the exact date and time on which the event occurred.

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Clicking a given event in the listbox, you'll be presented with time elapsed since that date. This value updates each second. You can delete a particular item by double-clicking it in the listbox. When entering the time component of the DateTime of an event you're about to save, simply enter the time as it would be in the local time used by your PC. The program will convert this to UTC, and any items in the listbox that you click upon will show the UTC version of the time.

Here is the download link.

Source Code Line Counter



A few years back, I wrote a program that counts lines of source code in various programming projects' source code files. Here is the download link.

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The program does require the .NET Framework 4.0 (or later) to be installed.

  • Option to count or not-count comments and blank lines.
  • Use standard folder-selection dialog, or drop folder on the listview
  • Automatically recounts when file extension is changed in the dropdown combo box
  • Automatically recounts when a folder is dropped on listview
  • Ability to count files/lines across multiple top-level directories
  • Supports C, C#, C++, VB, Delphi/Pascal, Bash, Java, AHK, Auto-It