A list of software I use and/or recommend, and where to get it. (Woefully incomplete at the moment).
I prefer multi-platform software. Why should I be tied down to one substrate?
The following stuff hasn't been updated since 2002 or earlier. [FIXME: review] ------------------------------------------------------
nedit 5.1.1 from http://www.nedit.org/ ( DAV first tried nedit when it was available on http://www-pat.fnal.gov/nirvana/nedit.html from http://rufus.w3.org/linux/RPM/contrib/libc6/i386/nedit-5.02-2.i386.html . ) The nedit Wiki is called Niki: http://www.nr.no/~joachim/Niki/
(roughtly in frequency of use; some of these are down in the "tried it a couple of times" category) Among many other things,
Jag's House: Where Older Macs Still Rock!http://jagshouse.com/ /* was Jag's World http://www.eden.com/~arena/jagshouse/jagshouseone.html */ "tons of Mac shareware (icluding hard to find goodies for older Macs), Mac instruction manuals, cool graphic art, "Get Your Compact Mac On the Web Startup Kit", "Make Any Mac A Web Server - from a Plus on up" http://jagshouse.com/68kserver.html /* was http://www.eden.com/~arena/jagshouse/classicText.html */
I might as well admit it. I'm a vi user. [FIXME: can the rest of this info be moved to http://texteditors.org/ ? ]
Many of these files came from http://www.winfiles.com/
TreeSize Professional 2.0: a nifty utility that shows you where all your hard drive space went. Similar to the Unix utility "du", plus bar-chart graphics to show relative sizes of the folders on your disk. from http://www.winfiles.com/
GCC b19 for Windows: the Windows version of the famous C++ compiler from the closest (Texas) mirror: ftp://ftp.deninc.com/pub/gnu-win32/ (the home documentation page is http://www.cygnus.com/misc/gnu-win32/ ).
Netscape Navigator http://www.netscape.com/ a web browser
http://cgi.netscape.com/eng/mozilla/2.0/extensions/info.cgi?application/x-tex led me to IBM's techexplorer Hypermedia Browser is a Netscape Navigator plug-in that processes TEX/LATEX http://www.ics.raleigh.ibm.com/ics/techexp.htm (see linux.html#tex ) and also led me to http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/formula/techexplorer the official techexplorer home page http://www.software.ibm.com/enetwork/techexplorer/.
PKZIP for Windows from PKWARE Inc. http://www.pkware.com/
Aladdin Expander 5.0 from Aladdin Systems, Inc. http://www.aladdinsys.com/ for Windows and Mac.
Internet Explorer for UNIX http://www.microsoft.com/unix/ie/ (Solaris and HP-UX)
2002-04-10:DAV: I just set up this filter in Eudora: ``Filtering SPAM By Checking Who The Message Is Addressed To'' Concept By Anthony Greene http://wso.williams.edu/~eudora/eudora-3-0-spam-filter2.html
2002-06-02:DAV: installed FileZilla http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/
2002-05-29:DAV: installed freeware antivirus software from http://www.f-prot.com/
Installing Microsoft Visual Studio (Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0):
2002-09-29:DAV: When I start Microsoft Visual Studio (Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0), http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/ | http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/ it opens a window *without* any toolbars (not even the "File Edit" menu bar). How do I get them back ? This happened before ... right-clicking your mouse over the toolbar area ... hidden toolbar ... also see ``Unanswered questions about Microsoft Visual Studio and InfoViewer'' by Katy Mulvey http://mulvey.dyndns.com/~katy/VisualC/vstudio.html | mirror http://www.mulveyfamily.com/Katy/VisualC/vstudio.html ... OK, when I hit F1, I still get the MSDN Library for Visual Studio 6.0 ... ... I keep hearing ``Click Customize on the Tools menu.'', but that Tools menu is exactly what I want but don't have.. ...
Aha. Choose ``Start | Programs | Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0'' (i.e., open MSVC without any document), right-click on the grey background, choose ``Customize...'', then under the Toolbars tab check ``Menu Bar''. Voila.
To toggle "visible whitespace", you can do: -- (assuming the "" toolbar is turned on) click the a·b button -- Edit | Advanced | View Whitespace -- control-shift-8
[FIXME: #secure programming ??? _Writing Secure Code_ book by Michael Howard and David LeBlanc http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/5612.asp who also wrote http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnsecure/html/strsafe.asp ]
[FIXME: music software http://www.vivaldistudio.com/ http://www.mulveyfamily.com/Katy/Music/Notation/index.html ]
[??? Pareto distribution ... scale-free (or Zipf-like) topology. ... ]
[FIXME: unknowns http://www.mulveyfamily.com/Katy/vacation1999.html ]
[FIXME: CCD#astronomy: Cookbook CCD Camera http://www.mulveyfamily.com/Rich/cookbook/cookbook_construction.html ]
[FIXME: #virtual_chocolate# ``Food for Programmers'' by Katy Mulvey http://www.mulveyfamily.com/Katy/Computers/food.html ]
[FIXME: video_game.html when I hit F1, I still get the MSDN Library for Visual Studio 6.0 ... Moving Your Game to Windows, Part I: Tools, Game Loop, Keyboard Input, and Timing Peter Donnelly Microsoft Developer Network Technology Group September 26, 1996 Recording and Playing Waveform Audio Nigel Thompson Microsoft Developer Network Technology Group Created: July 27, 1994 Revised: October 30, 1995 ]
[FIXME: dlls when I hit F1, I still get the MSDN Library for Visual Studio 6.0 ... Article 2. Libraries Made Too Easy Bruce McKinney April 18, 1996 ]
When I don't have the latest version of Word or Excel or Visio installed on some machine, but I need to open files created by those applications, I use one of the freeware ``viewer'' applications from http://microsoft.com/office/downloads/ .
2002-11-02:DAV: Today every time I try to start Wordpad, I get this message:
Wordpad (X) This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor. [Close] [Debug] [Details>>]
If I hit [Details>>], I get the message that
WORDPAD caused an invalid page fault in module MFC42.DLL ...
Weird. Wordpad was working fine yesterday.
What's the right way to fix this ? I randomly flailed. First I thought about downloading MFC42.DLL from http://www.webattack.com/help/missingfiles.html
Is this the same problem reported by Henri Leboeuf http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/erwrdpad.htm#ERRMFC42.DLL ? He points to a Microsoft web page that suggests uninstalling WordPad and Paint, deleting the associated registry keys, then re-installing WordPad and Paint.
More information on what exactly MFC42.dll does: Alan Robinson http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/fortune/570/mfc42.html /* was http://dllzone.home.ml.org */
``Start | Settings | Control Panel | Add / Remove Programs'', then hit the ``Windows Setup'' tab. Then hit ``Acessories | Details'' and uncheck ``WordPad'' and ``Paint''. OK.
Then I went throught the same steps again, turning WordPad and Paint back on. It spun my Windows CD and rebooted my PC, ... the WordPad icon came back, but when I click it I still get the ``illegal operation'' error.
Then I more carefully went through the steps at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q218632 .
superbot from http://www.sparkleware.com/ DAV is using the command line
C:\PROGRA~1\SUPERBOT\SUPERBOT.EXE http://www.census.gov/geo/tiger99/ /savedir="\\Phagan\d\maps\tiger99" /autoquit /location=dir /maxdepth=2 /takenapsalthough this doesn't seem to handle the proxy properly.
What other "must-have software" do you know about ?
Original Author: David Cary.
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