Hi. I am Cor,
Writer, maker of tools..
Things your Father should have told you..
VIII. A Book
A book can be any number of things.
A tool, for sure, for trapped thinkings
Or an ornament even -
They look splendid in a crowd.
It serves as a step for things well raised.
No disrespect; versatility is praised,
And a thin one fairly steadies
A wobbly table.
They're a great escape, or at least the door,
And make excellent pot-stands stacked on the floor.
Indeed I imagine there is no end
Of uses for a book.
(but probably didn't)
So that's words.
They are tools, or can be. I make tools.
Maybe you've heard of some of them, maybe..
I have always made music and now have literally thousands of songs scattered around the place. Few have had a proper "release". I have started to do something about that..
like these free widescreen wallpapers are..
I can get Scanoramic when I have to..
But usually end up making more tools..
..web server fun
Maybe, like millions before you came here to leech check out some of my world-famous
.htaccess tips and tricks. Hey, if you make web sites, why not check out some juicy web techniques or grab some groovy Web Site Spare Parts™ or while you're at it!
Like the world's fastest live php search engine..
Or a back-end download machine that can not only count and log your web downloads, but embed its download menus right inside your site's pages, like this (simple example)..
Or a php login system that closes a common (commonly ignored, that is) browser security hole? That would be pajamas.
Or perhaps a dynamic 404 page capable of not only automatically seeking out your site's missing pages, but jumping users directly to files you just happened to move, even fixing your broken links (even broken image links) on-the-fly.. And while it's at it, handles all your error documents, 403, 500, 401, whatever you need.. Meet Active Error Pages.
Or what about a Hot-Link script capable not just of defeating nasty bandwidth thefts, but of transforming them into free promotions for your site! Auto-HotLink is free, too.
Or what about a way to protect your site from bandwidth-sucking site hammers, bad bots, script-kiddies, h4x0rs, referer spammers and more? That would be the often-copied, never equalled, one-and-only.. Anti-Hammer. Note: Anti-Hammer Pro now available!
..just some of the highlights.
Or maybe you want to setup a server, or do some P2P file sharing, and got tricked into thinking I had the most accessible Static IP tutorial on the web. Sucker! It just looks that way because the rest are so poor (that's still a great way to get on top in many fields of endeavour). There are quite a few other tutorials kicking around here, more get added all the time, as time allows.
The networking stuff has been thrown here. I aim to expand this area, share some of my work with OpenWrt, amongst other things. As time allows.
Maybe you were looking for something else. Do feel free to rake around, there is a lot more inside, and a lot of it fairly well hidden, needs locating. That search function is handy for that, I find (at the foot).
I'm here full-time, making your life easier!
So while you are passing through, reaping the benefits, perhaps you might consider helping out with my family's next meal, pair of shoes, that sort of thing..
Every penny is gratetully received (though after PayPal's cut, I'm not sure exactly how much that would be! But hey! Thanks anyway! ;o)
Either way, people do say lots and lots of nice things..
Note: refresh the page for even more!
"Hey Cor, I don't have any question to bother you, but I couldn't help dropping a line to tell how how much I've laughed reading your answers to those i-am-a-webmasta guys. Very nice article.""Hi there, first I'd like to say what a helpful site this is. I had no idea what to do but now I can set up port forwarding etc easily.""Thanks! Never understood much of rewriting. Now I think I begin to grasp the basics (read many tutorials, but only yours makes any sense to me). I'll be trying my own stuff soon, now that I understand it. Thanks! I think I'll check out your site for more useful information.""Hey sir! Wonderfull reading""Hi Cor just found the site and it's brilliant.""Downloaded it, Tested it, Love it!""Nice work and thanks for the reminder to get my head out of my ass!""I goombled across this article and it is excellent - thanks..""This is truly a wonderful & informative site.""Cor… Glad I found your page!!! What an insight, it's got me back into programming again…""I've just been testing checksum out on my archive, very impressed. It does lots of things I've wanted to do but couldn't until now.""AMAZING Software! I've been using it for weeks and it's way better than anything else for hashing.""Fantastic script! I've been searching for months for something like this.""What an enlightening article!""Just wanted to say thanky you for this information, its an absolute gold mine.""Amazing images cor! You're on the cutting edge of a whole new way of imaging - pure genius.""Hi Cor, love the new design and the great content!""what a great xmas present finding this site was.""First, let me tell you Cor that I simply love checksum!!!""Informative and simple, awesome guide, thank you.""Thanks again, this really is Fastlane stuff and my ISP "Technical" support line quite simply are a bunch of navel gazers in a cul-de-sac by comparison.""After reading this page I thought no way checksum could live up to all your hype. but it does! Way to go!""Just what ive been looking for… i spent weeks looking @ bt site… nice one thank you…no more time lost from now on.""Excellent advice, you have just made my life a lot easier, and put things in layman terms. Much appreciated.""I want to congratulate the maker of this site as it has been a lifesaver over the past few weeks.""Thanks for your assistance cor, we is now cookin' wit gas."