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Eric's Toolset

These are some of my favorite software utilities for development and life in general. Everything listed here is free.

IDEs

PyCharm Community Edition (JetBrains) - A feature-rich IDE and debugger for Python built on the IntelliJ platform, with the free community edition having arrived in 2013.

Windows

Notepad2 (Florian Balmer) - This …

Clean HTML from Microsoft Word: Rube Goldberg Method

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to save nice clean HTML from Microsoft Word? Here's a way that is only slightly convoluted.

If you use the "Web Page, Filtered" option from Word, you get buried in piles of CSS cruft, but as noted here, you can use the Publish …

Alert Camera Gadget

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Download Gadget
Version 0.8.0 (beta)
26 Sep 2012
Around 74 KB

The Alert Camera Gadget lets you keep an eye on your Logitech Alert cameras by rotating through snapshots (still images) from all the cameras associated with your account. This gadget is not provided by or supported …

Cipher Suite for webOS

My son turns 14 this month, but we still have bedtime stories. Currently, the bedtime story is Simon Singh's The Code Book. While reading the description of the Vigenére cipher, I started to think about how I'd code up an implementation, and that led to my first webOS application. Cipher …

Cipher Suite - Classic ciphers for webOS

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Cipher Suite is now available in the official Palm App Catalog.

Photo Drag 'n Shrink - Quick photo resizer for Windows

Photo Drag 'n Shrink makes it easy to resize images so that they take up less space and can be transferred quicker.

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DragShrink.exe
Version 1.0
11 Nov 2009
Around 49 KB

This application depends on the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, which can be obtained through Windows …

Coming Up Gadget - A Windows Desktop Gadget

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Download Gadget
Version 0.9.3
08 Jun 2010
Around 20 KB

Coming Up Gadget is a reminder tool for upcoming events for Windows Vista or Windows 7. It retrieves events either from Microsoft Outlook or a Google Calendar account (including Google Apps). Coming Up is intended to remind …

InspectionPrinter - Prepare source code for inspection

InspectionPrinter is a utility to help get source code ready for a formal inspection.

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Install via "ClickOnce"
Version 1.1.2326.36040
15 May 2006
Around 1.7 MB

Inspection Printer depends on the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, which can be obtained through Windows Update.

Note: Installing the …

Work Plan Editor - Maintain your personal schedule

Install via "ClickOnce"
Version 3.0.2641.36770
25 Mar 2007
Around 300 KB

Work Plan Editor depends on the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, which can be obtained through Windows Update.

Note: Installing the software means that you agree to the license.

Note for ** Firefox ** users: You may need …

Work Plan Editor Release

A few years ago I got really frustrated trying to maintain a schedule for my current development assignment. I personally think that having a schedule, or work plan, is a very good thing. But it was too painful to maintain one, so I started writing a tool that would help …