showing posts tagged with 'tools'
by lunarg on December 2nd 2015, at 21:09
Configuration settings and preferences of Mac OS X apps are usually stored in a so-called plist (Property List file) file, stored in the folder ~/Library/Preferences. These files store a list of properties in a serialized way, and are binary (not readable/editable).

Mac OS X itself has some tools to view and edit property lists but they are not very efficient and easy to use. Luckily, the internet provides all sort of (free) tools to perform the task of viewing/editing these files much more easily.

The most easy-to-use I found is Prefs Editor, written by Thomas Tempelmann.

It is a very easy to use, intuitive, and foremost, a free tool which can view and edit property lists in real-time. I  ...
by lunarg on September 4th 2015, at 13:57

The Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier (fciv.exe) is a command line tool you can use to calculate MD5 and SHA1 hashes for files.

It is a suitable alternative to linux's md5sum, and eliminates the need for third party tools or Cygwin.

by lunarg on June 22nd 2015, at 17:10

Found this handy tool online to convert Belgian bank account numbers to international IBAN/BIC:

by lunarg on June 17th 2015, at 14:33
Angry IP Scanner is a very fast, lightweight IP scanner. It has been around for a long time already, and used by many IT professionals to help accomplish tasks. Although version 3 of the program is available for some time now, I still like to use the old version (version 2), simply because it works on every system without the need for Java (version 3 requires Java, unfortunately).

Version 3 comes with an installer available as a download. Version 2 does not, and although it has the built-in ability to create shortcuts if the user chooses to, I rather prefer a proper installer, with proper uninstallation support, in short: the Windows-way. As no such installer exists, I decided to create my   ...
by lunarg on May 20th 2014, at 15:32
Adds a Shutdown icon to be added to the Windows 8 start menu. Clicking the icon opens the old Shut Down Windows dialog where you can shutdown or restart the computer.

The shortcut points in fact to a VBScript which calls the Shut Down Windows dialog, present since Windows 95.

Download and install the script. An icon will be placed inside the legacy start menu. Because the NSIS installer system does not yet provide ways to handle Windows 8 start tiles, you will probably manually have to add the tile. To do this, go to the start screen, then search for Shutdown, right-click it and pin it to the start screen. Alternatively, you could also pin it to the taskbar if you prefer.

Because it&#  ...
by lunarg on February 3rd 2014, at 08:39

A handy tool to edit file associations, default program handlers, and autoplay handlers:

And best of all, it's free!

by lunarg on November 8th 2011, at 15:23

Never unsecurely transmit passwords and other sensitive info via e-mail again. Just use One Time Secret will ensure that the sensitive information can be viewed only once. This allows for easy and secure transmission of passwords, VPN keys and the likes.

by lunarg on March 19th 2010, at 18:37
inSSIDer is a free tool to analyze wireless networks. While this tool may not be as extended as professional ones, it has a few nice features that make this thing a must-have. Add to it that it's entirely free, and you've got yourself a nice tool for troubleshooting wireless networks.

inSSIDer can be used to inspect wireless network and troubleshoot access points. It goes as far as viewing received signal (in dBm) over time, track channels in use, etc. There's also additional GPS support (NMEA v2.3) to locate access points, including support to export it to KML for viewing in Google Earth. The tool uses the native Wi-Fi API and uses a current wireless network card, without actually claiming  ...
by lunarg on February 2nd 2010, at 14:30
Devolutions has come up with a new release of their Remote Desktop Manager: a software tool allowing management of all your remote connections (like VNC, RDP, SSH) and so much more. Its latest version is a vast improvement over their previous stable releases, and is a must-have tool for all ICT employees out there with a lot of remote connections to manage (such as myself).

It comes in two flavours:

The Standard Edition is freeware and houses the majority of the features. It allows the storage to various datasources, including MS Access (containing shared access if you will).

The Enterprise Edition is not free, but has some advanced features, such as password saving to a shared datasource  ...
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