Monthly Archive: May 2010

Habs: A Few Incoherent Thoughts

Another Habs season is over, one that contained a 100th year celebration. What it produced is what can be called a semi-historic playoff run that included eliminating the President’s Trophy winner and the reigning Stanley Cup champions. This was achieved albeit missing arguably the second (after Jaroslav Halak?, a goalie who else?) most important piece of the team in Andrei...

MyPaint: Open Source Software For Painting

MyPaint is described by its author as MyPaint is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters The aim of MyPaint is to keep distractions to a minimum. It has an unlimited canvas size, so a drawing can be as big as needed. The most important feature of MyPaint however is the number of brushes it provides, the...

New Version News: Dirhtml And SysPad

In this edition of New Version News I will highlight two new versions of freeware downloads reviewed earlier on RGdot.com. dirhtml featured here and here is at v.4.851 now with some improvements such as: Config and XML files are now UTF. Ability to create HTML5 doctype files. New variables such as %%ROOT_FOLDER% and %%FNAME% simplify and improve file creation. SysPad...

RBTray: Save Some Taskbar Space

There is not a lot to say about RBTray other than it is a small (total size of the unzipped program which includes RBTray for both 32 and 64 bit systems is 220KB) program that once double clicked will run in the background and adds one useful function to the minimize button of almost any Windows program. Instead of left...

Krento: Interesting Freeware Application Launcher

Krento is described by its author as Krento is an application manager and widget engine for Microsoft Windows Krento is a lightweight launcher that is not too unlike Radian featured earlier here. Upon installation a circular set of ‘stones’ and a ‘pulsar’ appear on the desktop (see image above). The pulsar which fades into the desktop if the mouse is...

Jotx: Free Minimalist Word Processor

Jotx is a minimalist note taker or perhaps word processor that does little but could be useful in taking quick notes with something other than Notepad. It comes with a built-in spell checker, a ‘task list’ pane and a pane to keep track of a favorite folder or two. The latter can be useful for immediate navigation to a folder...

AC Milan At A Crossroads

As another football (soccer) season nears its end AC Milan fans are realizing that their beloved club is at a cross roads. For years financed and saved by billionaire Silvio Berlusconi the financial excesses seem to have ended for the said owner. Expectations however have not and as much as the fans are entitled to demand a continuation of the...

OrangeNote: Freeware For Notes and Clipboard

OrangeNote is a clipboard and notes manager that will ease and extend the use of the Windows clipboard. OrangeNote provides an interface to keep the contents of each clipboard entry forever. Additionally one can enter notes or keep clipboards as notes that can be fully searched and optimized for easy retrieval later. Left clicking the tray icon of the program...