Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Snap.Do Malware Removal

I have the unfortunate (or fortunate?) responsibility of being the in-house “geek squad” for my family members any time something happens to their computers. My sister is notorious for getting the strangest malware and adware on her laptop, and this weekend she present me with her latest acquisition… the Snap.Do malware. I hadn’t heard of it or seen it prior to this weekend, but it had me st [Continue Reading]

Latest Project now available! Listburn – a site like Craigslist with additional features for local classified ads

Hey followers, My latest project is now online! After about a month of lonely nights and code-mangling in between other projects, I’ve managed to get the site’s core built and functioning. Listburn is a site similar to Craigslist, but there were some things that I didn’t particularly care for about Craigslist that really turned me off of the site and I haven’t used it in quite a while. I hav [Continue Reading]

VB.NET WebBrowser dialog popup automatic handling

A recent site visitor had a fairly simple requirement which involved crawling a specific web page and clicking a button. Pretty basic stuff. And then it happened… clicking that button produced a javascript “confirm()” dialog with OK and Cancel buttons. “Well this won’t be easy” I thought to myself. Just to ensure there wouldn’t be any other surprises, I continued along thro [Continue Reading]

Phoenix Fetch v2.0!

Well if you’re a student attending the University of Phoenix Online, you may have noticed a number of changes, both to the eCampus and their student tools. They’ve completely redesigned the eCampus site, which of course meant the Phoenix Fetch tool needed to be updated. They also have a new “App” that is similar to Phoenix Fetch, but unfortunately it’s only available for Apple devices [Continue Reading]

Found a LiveJournal redirect exploit

If you’re a user of LiveJournal, or receive any correspondence from someone associated with the site, you may be vulnerable to inadvertently clicking a link that appears to reside on the domain. The exploit involves a specific URL format that will redirect the victim to a site/file of the malicious user’s choosing. While the exploit itself is simple in nature, its effects could poten [Continue Reading]

Scraper – Custom .Net Class for HTML/WebBrowser Document scraping and automation

Scraper – Custom .Net Class for HTML/WebBrowser Document scraping and automation Hey All, Noticed a lot of threads on forums lately asking how to “find hyperlinks” or “click a form button on a web page”. I’ve been working on a Class to make this easier for not only myself, but hopefully others as well. While it’s still very humble in it’s functionality at the moment, [Continue Reading]

PathManipulate – A custom .Net Class for displaying long file paths in different formats

Here is a Class that can be used to display long filepaths in different formats depending on your needs. You can specify a desired length, the location of ellipses, and whether the filename is always displayed. It can also be used to return only the filename (with extension) when passed a full path. Updates will be made to it as they’re available. Hope someone finds it useful. Any efficiencies that can be ma [Continue Reading]

VB.Net Error: A generic error occurred in GDI+

If you’ve ever encountered the “A generic error occurred in GDI+” error, it may have resulted in the pulling of hair, throwing of blunt objects or the creation of new swear words! I recently faced this problem in a small app I did, and after hours of scouring Google, I couldn’t find a definitive answer… System.Runtime.InteropServices.ExternalException: A generic error occurred in G [Continue Reading]

Download: TTFix – ttfpatch GUI Supplement

Tonight I finished putting together a GUI front-end for a font tool my buddy is using. This free tool, ttfpatch (, originally coded by Wolfram Eßer is a command-line tool for editing True Type Font attributes. My buddy also wanted the ability to make changes to an entire directory of fonts (he had something like 1,200 fonts! yikes!) that he needed to edit. So I set to work [Continue Reading]

Download: Big Digital Clock

At work the other day, I was in need of an application that could display the time and date very large for a “Kiosk” type display at the front of a large room. I perused the net for a web page that had the current time and date on it, thinking I could just increase the font size of the web page, but this proved to be a waste of time. I then googled “big free clock” and first link up took me [Continue Reading]

Detecting eSATA drive in Windows 7

Just got back from the store with your shiny new external hard drive, or you just tackled the UPS guy to rip open your brand new backup solution… you plug it in to your awesome Windows 7 box and!…. nada… If you’re like me, it probably doesn’t detect your drive and you start cursing at your cat, flailing wildly and vowing to never buy another *insert manufacturer here*’s product [Continue Reading]