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TheGun icon

http://www.movsd.com/thegun.htm

A notepad.exe replacement in 6,144 bytes.

Particularly notable because its configuration is done through an external program which directly modifies the THEGUN.EXE binary.

I tossed this in with my portable applications. It's tiny, and I figure it's one of those "just in case" sort of applications.

  • 2016-03-21 - Tested 3.0f on Windows 10.

    • Yes, this version was made in 2004.
WinContig logo

http://wincontig.mdtzone.it/en/index.htm

A defragmentation tool for individual files.

Note that defragmentation is irrelevant with an SSD, and even with a HDD, Windows will auto-defragment if you leave it alone for a bit. For windows 8 and Windows 10, my administrative settings are so aggressive that when I'm inactive for five minutes it pokes around to see what it can defragment.

  • As of 2016-02-15 on Windows 10, 1.35.04 is in my toolkit.
  • I had tested v1.0.0rc1 on Windows 8.1 a while back, for Path of Exile.

Note to self - avoid cliffhangers: watch more when it's part way into the next season.

The Blacklist (2013-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2741602/
http://www.nbc.com/the-blacklist

A bad guy blackmails the good guys because he likes this one good girl.

My impression from the first few episodes was:

Seems "ok". Unless this has a more interesting story-arc, I won't consider this particularly good. The predictable and episodic nature of television bores the shit out of me. It makes a series only valuable only the course of multiple episodes and individual episodes become the shit I have to slog through.

My later impression, from the end of the second season:

Characters were slow and stiff until they were developed more fully. When they were, a broader story arc took hold, making this show quite a bit more interesting.



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Greenshot logo

(on Wikipedia)
https://github.com/greenshot/greenshot/releases
http://getgreenshot.org/

A screenshot software tool.

  • Selected region, window or fullscreen

    • Also complete (scrolling) web pages from Internet Explorer.
  • Annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot.
  • Export the screenshot in various ways: save to file, send to printer, copy to clipboard, attach to e-mail, send Office programs or upload to photo sites like Flickr or Picasa, and others.



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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.aida64.com/

A general system information utility.

  • These days this is called AIDA64
  • I've been using 3.93 (2004-02-23) since my Windows XP days. Tested and still works as of 2016-02-12 on Windows 10 64bit.
  • Tested 3.94.2 (2004-02-23), on 2016-02-12, on Windows 10 64bit.
  • I'm not going to pursue the trialware AIDA64.

CurrProcess icon
CurrProcess image

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cprocess.html

A process viewer.

It's 80k, so why not include it in my kit.

  • aka CProcess
  • Tested 1.10 on 2016-02-12 on Windows 10, updated recently.
  • Tested 1.10 on 2014-04-24 on Windows 8.1, updated recently.
  • As of 2016-02-12 this was last updated 2008-05-22.

Windows NT needs psapi.dll downloaded and put in system32

Battle Encoder Shirase logo

http://mion.faireal.net/BES/ (source code)

Throttles CPU usage. Good for grinding applications to a halt, for testing, or to make sure that CPU-hogging applications don't shit all over your computer.

  • As of 2016-02-12 the latest versions are 1.6.2 (stable), 1.7.0-alpha (March 15, 2014)
  • Tested 1.7.0-alpha on 2016-02-12 on Windows 10, updated recently.



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