oSpy Sniffer Tool

by Administrator 30. November 2008 06:54

I stumbled upon a nice Open Source tool for windows that allows monitoring the network application of a specific process (instead of progress agnostic sniffing like most Sniffers do it). oSpy injects a logging DLL into selected processes and intercepts network API calls (it probably does by IAT hooking. the short description does not really tell you but you may inspect the source if you are interested.

If you search for an unobtrusive way to inspect the network traffic of a single application this tool might be for you. It surely does not offer as much in terms of functionality as a full blown sniffer like Wireshark- however on the other hand if you want to narrow down things to the traffic of a specific application and you don't want to dwelve too deep into filtering packets based on specific criteria this will save you a lot of work. If you want to debug web applications you probably want to stick to a debugging proxy like Fiddler since you are not interested in anything below the application layer and get lots of http specific goodies. You should be aware that oSpy probably cannot guarantee you to show everything since the mechanism used relies on filters deciding on which API functions to log and how to log them. Especially when dealing with malware you might leak information here and should switch back to a conventional sniffer.



Specs FTW

by Administrator 14. November 2008 13:27

Specs have to be precise and brief. Take the picture as a sample for your next project in IT.



Wow Matrix Updater

by Administrator 8. November 2008 09:59

I wrote a little article about the updater. You'll find it in the page list at the bottom right.

Especially the end of it is really funny - enjoy :P



Exuberant CTags Support for PSPad

by Administrator 7. November 2008 17:51

If you are using PSPad as a code editor and want an intellisense like experience you might find this tool useful. It uses Exuberant CTags to pupulatean intellisense dropdown

I developed it for my job - I'm working with ASP and found Visual Studio (which most of my colleagues use) to sluggish and did not really get into macro scripting deep enough to customize it to my daily needs. PSPad itself is a great and free editor. It offers code completion in a language agnostic way. In conjunction with this tool I get a really good experience. I did not test it with other languages so your feedback is really appreciated. 

The way it works is quite straight forward. When you invoke intellisense via Control + Space, ctags will be invoked to index the currently open file. Then the objects in the ctags index will be used to populate the intellisense dialog which is a tiny.NET executable.

To get the plugin workng, extract it to the pspad/script/vbscript folder. I added ctags itself to the zip. Perhaps you'll find a more current version on sourceforge by now. There is a standard Keymapping for Control + Space in PSPad which you have to disable first in the options.



CTags supports these languages:

   1.  Assembler
   2. ASP
   3. Awk
   4. BASIC
   5. BETA
   6. C
   7. C++
   8. C#
   9. COBOL
  10. Eiffel
  11. Erlang
  12. Fortran
  13. HTML
  14. Java
  15. JavaScript
  16. Lisp
  17. Lua
  18. Make
  19. Pascal
  20. Perl
  21. PHP
  22. PL/SQL
  23. Python
  24. REXX
  25. Ruby
  26. Scheme
  27. Shell scripts (Bourne/Korn/Z)
  28. S-Lang
  29. SML (Standard ML)
  30. Tcl
  31. Vera
  32. Verilog
  33. Vim
  34. YACC

ctags.zip (156,52 kb)

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First sqlDev version is available for download

by Administrator 1. November 2008 13:52


this is really an exciting moment for me. After weeks of work on this project I put v0.8 online. Though I don't expect much activity in terms of feedback or downloads now I'm quite confident that this project is going a good way.

I'm not sure wether I will actively promote the site at all before making sqlDev available for purchase. Google has already cought up with the content to bring some random surfers in. Let's see what happens :)

Visit sqlDev Homepage


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My first Fiddler Plugin

by Administrator 23. Oktober 2008 13:24

As you perhaps know - Fiddler is one of the best tools for web developers.It allow acts as a proxy and allows you to inspect web traffic, forging requests/responses...

A really nice thing about it is the api. You can write tiny .NET assemblies that break in during events and execute custom code. I took the Flipimage plugin and added some custom logic. To see it in action, copy the dll and the config into the scripts folder below fiddler. Then start fiddler and enable "Mervin" under the tools menu. Try the plugin on flickr.com or any other webpage. Your can also specify patterns of images to handel in the config file, the pattern key allows to enter comma seperated string patterns for the image url.

I included the source sou you can easily build your own plugin :P

mervin.zip (309,04 kb)


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sqlDev Website is (almost) up

by Administrator 18. Oktober 2008 08:24

allright - the administration tool for Domain Box appears to be down right not - so i guess I'll try creating the subdomain later today.

SqlDev is my current project - an IDE for Microsoft SQL Server development. I will first provide some betas until enough functionality is inside to make it worth a purchase. SqlDev will be Shareware and really inexpensive. Actually I'm only planning to compensate the costs of this website and the components I purchased to create it. I'll post some infomation on the progress of the project here from time to time and perhaps some interesting stuff I stumlbed across during development.

The website for the project will be http://sqldev.aschommer.de.


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Mervin is my personal hero

by Administrator 10. Oktober 2008 13:17

Check out MTVs Fur TV. I haven't laughed this much since my last paycheck.



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by Administrator 8. Oktober 2008 16:19

As a web developer you may find this context menu extension for Internet Explorer quite useful. It allows you to show all form values or copy predefined one straight into the clipboard. Unzip somewhere, run the executable and check "Extract all form values" to start off. Close the executable to save your settings.

Restart Internet Explorer to test the new menu entry."Extract all form values" will open notepad with a list of all forms on the page and their controls with their current value. If you want to add additional context menu entries for specific controls, start the exe and add them in there.


Form2Clipboard.zip (9,25 kb)


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Blog is up

by Administrator 6. Oktober 2008 14:11

Welcome to my blog. I hope you'll find some interesting things about my projects and software development in general.




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