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Wonko the Sane

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6 Jun 2010
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Copy or move sparse files
Just found this:

Unfortunately, I've found that copying a sparse file from one NTFS partition to another NTFS partition creates a non-sparse file in the destination.

So, I've written a program that will take a bunch of ISOs (or any files really), and copy them to a specified destination folder. But, instead of just doing a normal copy, it will re-write the destination file as a sparse file. This can be confirmed by right-clicking on the file and choosing 'Properties'. The .ISO file will show that it is 4,699,979,776 bytes. The size on disk will be less than this, possibly by a significant amount.

6 Jun 2010
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Fragext another file defragmentation tool

Rigorously UNtested by me, should provide similar functionality as contig or wincontig, but with some added features:
FragExt is a free application and shell extension set, designed to help you manage file fragmentation on FAT, FAT32 and NTFS volumes.

The set includes
  • A unique file defragmenter which allows you to defragment specific files rather than an entire volume.
  • A file property extension for displaying detailed information about a file's, folder's and NTFS data stream's fragmentation information.
  • Windows Explorer column and info-tip extensions for displaying file fragments, extents, clusters, disk space usage and alternate data streams.
  • Integration extensions for simplifying the use of the FragExt defragmenter, allowing you to select and defragment files directly from within Windows Explorer.
  • Simple reporting features allowing you to save the information FragExt gathers.
  • A scriptable defragmentation engine, allowing you to create your own custom utilities.

24 May 2010
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Another bootkit to access Windows XP WITHOUT a password
Bypassing Windows XP Logon Password using bootkit


Sometimes you want to log into Windows box, but you don't know the password. A few years ago (summer 2007), I wrote a utility to solve this problem. At the time, there was no similar tool around. There existed programs which were able to reset the password (it's not a very stealthy approach btw). Nowadays, such tools are nothing special (some Polish guy even created webpages for such a tool and he is charging money for it) and so I decided to publish my old stuff. I believe that bright people from CodeProject community can extend it into actually usable open source software.


The .iso is 51200 bytes, so don't start whining about it being bloated. wink.gif

22 May 2010
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A view from the Outside ....
Living Outside of the Asylum, I have a distinct advantage over most members that live inside it.

Peeking from the outside I see a perfect CATCH22:
  • no existing project (exception made for native_ex latest) will work with 081
  • native_ex projects (latest and previous also ranting2.gif) have been retired

This evidently produces the effect that there is NO supported project working with 081. w00t.gif

Since it is YEARS that Winbuilder worked (in the sense that it DID output a working PE) before 081 was released, and there are a number of projects working with either 077 rc2, or 078 or 080, any member with a little of common sense would:
  • stick to a working build and project
  • continue building as he/she did until three days ago, working projects
  • stop whining about 081

as well any project mantainer or administrator (again IF having some common sense) would:
  • ignore 081
  • continue refining his/her projects just as he/she was doing until three days ago
  • stop whining about 081

as well the current Winbuilder program developer (again IF having some common sense) would:
  • make available again his native_ex project, which is said to be working with 081
  • continue refining his program as he was doing until three days ago
  • stop whining about other people not liking 081 and the changes introduced in it

The amount of whining, the most time wasteful activity known to mankind will then decrease, and everyone will have what is needed, working Winbuilder and projects (though not latest version of Winbuilder) and a single working project with latest version of Winbuilder.

Apparent mental age of people involved in the last three days completely UNproductive discussion about GLOBAL, PERMANENT, variables vs. constants and what not, as seen form the Outside: 9
(though a few 9 years have been seen more mature than what has been shown here lately)

To recap, untill three days ago we had:
  1. ALL projects working (more or less)
  2. native_ex projects available

Now we have:
  1. NO working project (with 081)
  2. NO native_ex projects available

If evolution of life worked this way, the earth would be probably populated by bacteria ONLY. sad.gif

18 May 2010
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libusbwin32 revamped
As it often happens cannot say if it useful for anything but the
has been recently re-vamped.

It seems like there are also signed versions:


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