vHash

vHash is small Windows utility for generating hashes using various cryptography providers and algorithms that they support such as MD-5, SHA-1, etc. It’s written on C using Win32 API making it light and dependency free.

Currently the utility does not support keyed hash algorithms such as HMAC or MAC. Also the program is Unicode.

vHash

Downloads and more information are available on the vHash project page.

There will be a vMovieDB for Windows

I plan to port vMovieDB to run on Windows OS. It will be a native port which means, it will use Windows native user interface. The project will consist of a lot of owner or custom drawn Windows UI controls and will look and act like a Windows application.

Why?

I want to port vMovieDB to run on Windows OS as an exercise. The Win32 API is a exquisite world, I have some knowledge and I has written some software for Windows using C and the Good old Win32 API (such as my course work for the past semester, a complete review is coming soon). For all of you out there who may say that Windows programming on C sucks I will say, It’s beautifully, it’s just great. Windows has some advantages over GNU/Linux OS, as so the GNU/Linux OS has some too. But I like Windows programming. It may seems hard in the beginning but it worth the effort in the end.

If I ever start earning money using my programming skills (I hope so) my platform of preference will be Windows OS. Windows programming is just great. The Win32 API gives you freedom (yea it may seems strange, but it’s true).

Information about the current status of the Windows port of vMovieDB will be posted here. Everyone is welcomed to join the porting effort. More information will be available here.

O and one note. Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 (the others sucks, or maybe my PC is too slow for all that .NET shit) is such a great IDE :)

iTouch-Control 0.1.1 released

This release of iTouchControl plugin is mainly bug fix release

Bug Fixes:
– fixed bug where the keycodes for the “Mute” and “Volume Up” keys where not displayed in plugin configuration dialog once they are set.
– fixed bug where the keycode for the “Mute” key is not stored in Audacious configuration file.
– fixed bug where after the volume is mute, when the mute key is pressed again the volume is not restored in it’s previous state.
– fixed bug #1627533: Turning volume down at 0% goes to 100%
– fixed bug where the volume is not increased smoothly.

Code Cleanups:
– minor UI improvement over the configuration dialog.
– changes over the the way iTouchControl saves and loads it’s configuration.

For more information including download visit iTouchControl Sourcefourge.net project page.

iTouch-Control Plugin

iTouch-Control is a plugin for Audacious media player wich allows you to control the player trought your keyboard multimedia keys. The idea for this plugin was born when XMMS gone alway from the portage tree.

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After long years of use I finally said good bye to XMMS, and started looking for an alternatives. The solution that was recomended in /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask was Audacious media player. The player is almoust a duplicate of XMMS, but still lack of some features and plugins. One plugin I was missing from the good old XMMS was xmms-itouch plugin wich allows you to control the player from your multimedia keyboard. So I decided to make such plugin for Audacious.

In the xmms-itouch plugin there where features I did’t liked, like the idea that the plugin shoud control all the available multimedia keys of given keyboard. There are other programs to do that, like hotkeys (emerge -av hotkeys).

So now on topic

With iTouch-Control you are able to preform the most common media player tasks from your keyboard (play, stop, next track, prev track, mute, volume up and volume down). The plugin will automaticly fetch your multimedia key when you press it.

The plugin shoud work with all kinds of multimedia keyboards known to work with X.

And finaly one big thanks to the XMMS team for the great software that XMMS was. Also thanks to the xmms-itouch developers for their work.

Download: here
md5 for the file: here

P.S: The download location aboght is just a temporary home for the plugin. iTouch-Control will be hosted on SourceForge.net. I just wait for the project to be approved.

UPDATE: iTouch-Control plugin is now hosted on SourceForge.net. Click here.