I started composing again

by Administrator 14. März 2009 14:27

After about 10 years of pause I started composing again. Something that drew me back in the past months was the missing environment. I used to compose with my own software "wSEQ" right from the beginning which is closely related to Sound-Tracker Style editors known from the Amiga, however it appeared to be too much work to get the project to a point that supports my current hardware fully. So I decided to give Steinberg Cubase LE a shot. Right now I don't see much missing, however it's a big change to enter notes playing on a midi keyboard.

Cubase LE comes as an OEM version with many midi/audio devices. If you want to start composing I can really recommend it.

You can find my songs at this Url: http://music.aschommer.de/ . The page has no real layout or anything, I will just post my songs there with a little player applet. The player used is MP3 Player.



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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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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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