Archive for the ‘Utilities’ Category

An Audioscobbler for the Roku Soundbridge

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

sbPopper is an Audioscrobbler for the Roku Soundbridge. This program monitors the songs that are playing on your Soundbridge and submits them to the Audioscrobbler database. The songs you play will be remembered in your profile. (Updated June 29, 2007.)

Download sbPopper.

Microsoft Virtual CD Control Panel

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

When you download an ISO image of a CD or DVD, you have a few options. One option is to burn the image to a CD or DVD. Another is to use a virtual drive, which presents the ISO image as a drive, like E:, on Windows. Microsoft’s previous download for virtual drives was very primative.

Download Microsoft Virtual CD Control Panel.

Password XP upgrade

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

I know daddy’s password! It’s asterisk, asterisk, asterisk, ….

I’ve been using Password XP as my password manager. I bought it because it is capable of working on multiple computer (in a shared database) and its backup option was fast & simple. At the time I bought it, I thought I might use the option to install on a flash disk but I’ve never felt the need.

It recently upgraded. It adds support for FireFox and hot keys to insert passwords. So far, so good.

Maxivista 2.0 upgrade

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

I stopped using MaxiVista a few weeks after I bought it because I really wanted a virtual KVM, not virtual multi monitor. Since then, I’ve been using Synergy, a free virtual KVM program. It works fine for long periods of time, but occasionally stops working, for reasons that I haven’t cared to explore. I just stopped & restarted the servers or rebooted. Otherwise, it’s been great.

MaxiVista 2.0 adds virtual KVM support, so I figured that I should buy at the upgrade price. I haven’t tried it yet, but I expect it’ll work fine. Then I’ll have the option to go KVM or multi-monitor.