DbaMgr2k – Graphical Management Interface for MSDE

February 11, 2010

DbaMgr and DbaMgr2k provide a graphic management interface for MS MSDE 1.0 and MSDE 2000 installations, which allow the administration of databases and database objects from a Windows interface similar to the one Microsoft Enterprise Manager provides, rather than via the standard oSql.exe command line utility.

Requires ADO 2.6 (MDAC2.6) and SQL-DMO Client Compenents from SQL Server 2000 installed; further dependencies are already installed.




January 2, 2010

Dropbox is a free software product available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and iPhone that makes it easy to securely share files with other people, sync them across multiple computers, access them from anywhere, and keep them safe.


Split and Join Large Files with HJSplit

November 28, 2009

HJSplit is an easy-to-use little application from Softonic which can split any file you like into parts of a predefined size, making sharing them easier. It can also join split files back together and compare parts to see if they’re the same.


Cool Windows 7 logon background changer app

September 14, 2009

Windows 7 Logon Background Changer is a free open source software that let you change the wallpaper of the Windows 7 logon screen (also known as “welcome screen” or “login screen”).

This application…

  • is Windows Presentation Foundation based
  • does NOT change any system file, and the program itself does not requires admin rights to run (it will just ask you to run as admin a very simple cmd file that creates the required folder and registry key with the appropriate rights)
  • creates a few JPEG files based on the image you want to put as wallpaper for the Windows 7 login screen, applies the appropriate cropping and sizing and saves them using the best compression quality possible.



Newsgator Go 2.2.7 download

August 30, 2009

Newsgator Go Install directly to your BB

Other download and install options

Why can’t I access my VNC Server even though I’m entering the right password?

June 4, 2009

There are a couple of possible causes of problems authenticating yourself to the VNC Server. The most basic of these is that you have not configured a VNC Authentication password – VNC Server won’t let you connect without supplying a password unless the server is explicitly configured to use No Authentication.

If you have previously used VNC Free Edition, and have upgraded to a secure version, you may find that VNC Server rejects your password if it is longer than eight characters. You should find that you can connect successfully if you only enter the first eight characters of your password when prompted for it by VNC Viewer. You can enable your full length password by re-setting it, using the appropriate configuration tool for your platform.

Under Windows, VNC Server can only map keyboard input to the correct characters if all programs are using the same keyboard layout as the operating system. This can cause authentication problems if affected characters appear in the server’s password.

Why can I access my VNC Server even though I’m entering the wrong password?

The short answer is: You can’t! However, when the classic VNC Authentication scheme is used to authentication the user, only the first eight characters of the user’s password are checked. This means that the passwords “01234567hello” and “01234567world”, for example, would be regarded by VNC Server as identical.

This is a limitation only when using VNC Free Edition or older VNC software. If both the Viewer and Server support encryption then the full password will be checked, even if encryption is not actually enabled.


VNC Viewer Free Edition 4.1 for Windows…

FFDShow – for playing movies in DivX and XviD formats

April 11, 2008

FFDShow is a DriectShow decoding filter for decompression DivX, Xvid, H.264, FLV1, WMV, MPEG1, MPEG2 and MPEG4 movies.