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Hi January 26, 2021

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Man it’s been a long time. I can’t believe how quickly it has gone. Anyway I’ve definitely proved to myself that I’m not much of a writer and could never really keep this blog up to date, but it’s always fun to visit now and then and remind myself what I was doing at those times.

I’m still developing and these days I’m more working with tech like .NET Core 5, Akka.net, vue, typescript/javascript, and a whole bunch of tcp/udp comms.

Life is good.


Loopback adapter August 5, 2014

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I find quite often I need to test some TCP/UDP developments on my PC offline, but sometimes have a hard time. The problem is that an unplugged cable disables the Ethernet adapter and therefore any IP settings are taken over by the auto ip link-local addresses…

I’ve found the easiest way to get around this is to plug in a cable, but while travelling this has been a bit difficult, so the second best choice is the Microsoft Loopback Adapter. You can add it in by adding a new device in device manager and choosing [Network Adapters]/[Microsoft]/[Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter] (or just see some instructions at http://4sysops.com/archives/how-to-install-loopback-adapter-in-windows-8/.

Service Manager October 16, 2012

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I’ve created a little app for managing a select few services from the tray. You can just right click and start/stop them or open up the Windows services snapin.

Get it at https://bitbucket.org/mmihajlovic/servicemanager/

Introducing VSTrac / Trac Explorer January 12, 2008

Posted by Mladen in addin, Coding, open source, trac, visual studio, vs2005, vs2008, vstrac.
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I’ve just created an online repository for a little Visual Studio addin which I’ve been working on for the last couple of days. It’s a Visual Studio integration of the Trac project management solution. You can check it out at http://vstrac.devjavu.com/.

Devjavu actually uses Trac, so if you’re not familiar with it feel free to check it out there.

Edit: Whooo it’s been a looong time. Devjavu ain’t no more, and neither is vstrac (long ago renamed to Trac Explorer) really. Code can be found at https://github.com/TracExplorer/TracExplorer though if anybody’s interested.

Vista Shell Extensions in .NET December 27, 2007

Posted by Mladen in Coding, shell extension, vista.
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If you’ve been at all interested in creating shell extensions for Vista in .NET, you’ve probably come across Mika Taulty’s The Windows Vista Shell, Thumbnails and Managed Code. One thing I just wanted to mention is that if you are working on a 64 bit version of Vista, you need to compile your shell extension in 64 bit too otherwise it will just not work. Trust me. 😉

VS2005 TortoiseSVN “integration” July 18, 2007

Posted by Mladen in Coding, open source, subversion, tortoisesvn, vs2005.
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I just found this cool settings file which integrates commands from TortoiseSVN into VS2005. It’s not a full integration as all it uses is external tools to create the commands that you would usually swap over to Windows Explorer for, but it very, very handy. Thanks Garry!

TortoiseSVN VS2005 integration

Mamesaver April 29, 2007

Posted by Mladen in emulation, Games, mamesaver, open source, screen saver, sourceforge.

I’ve just released a little pet project of mine as an open source project on SourceForge. It is a windows screen saver which runs the MAME emulator. It runs random ROMs for specified intervals.

Check out the site. Try it. Let me know what you think or if you find any bugs.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that you need to have the Microsoft .NET 2 Framework installed to run it.

UPDATE 2018: Mamesaver got a new lease on life and has been updated. The code and website have also moved. Check it out at https://github.com/mika76/mamesaver.

Plotr March 7, 2007

Posted by Mladen in Coding, javascript, library, open source.
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I found this great Javascript library which creates charts using the newish canvas object in the newer browsers. Check it out at http://www.solutoire.com/plotr. It seems to support bar, line and pie charts at the moment. I’m sure more will follow.

JQuery Javascript Framework September 1, 2006

Posted by Mladen in ajax, Coding, javascript, Web, Web 2.0.
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Man am I impressed with this library! I have been doing amazing things with such small amounts of code. I was never one for javascript before, I always used to find it tedious, but this library has made it fun. Try it out.

Akelos framework released August 4, 2006

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It seems that the PHP Akelos framework has now been released for all to see and use. It’s released under a LGPL licence which means you can use it in your commercial apps too. Nice. The feature set looks real nice too. Now to play with it and see if it comes anywhere close to my favourite PHP framework: CakePHP.

Update: Another blast from the past. Code is at https://github.com/akelos but it seems to have also died away. Now CakePHP is a wonder – still up, still updated and still going strong it seems. Kudos!