Hi. I am Cor,
Writer, maker of tools..

Quits

Got to be honest, it's time to move on. This job'll kill me before it's done. Like the Boss-man, who began this year by carrying a dead man, his head half-hanging, from a hit-and-run to the grass verge. You need to sit down, I says, Like really sit down. Think. But Naaah! Now lies doubled-up with Specialists doing shifts. They'll never fix that back of his. But he may. That very same morning I delivered a bed, tripped over a dead woman instead, right there on the stair. They reckoned she'd tripped the night before; that and the cold air. But she must have been ninety if a day. Cor, 2000

So that's words.

They are tools, or can be. I make tools.
Maybe you've heard of some of them, maybe..

checksum checksum icon/logo, in super-large groovy 256 pixel size PNG!
The world's fastest hashing app, favoured by governments and hackers alike, and maybe you. It's peace of mind, with a click.
or
perhaps..
whatsitsname ffe icon/logo, in super-large multicolored 256 pixel size PNG!
With unpatented MATOF™ technology. And full source code, so you can see.
or maybe one of the others..
LoopDropZ logo - a simple circle, composed of an arrow turning in on itself, a loop. The colours are my yellow-orange gradient, the arrow growing darker as it turns, until realizing itself into a loop, oozes back to yellow, to begin again. Rather groovy image of a clipboard, in gold. 128 pixel size PNG image of KDE Mover-Sizer icon/logo; the famous KDE Krystal icon, the 'K' masked in with a windows flag, set at the perfect angle. Rather groovy image of a big X, in orange-yellow gradient, of course. The word MAX_PATH is emblazoned upon its arms and legs 128 pixel PNG image of Color Pickin Chooser icon/logo in red-yellow gradient. Nah, just kidding - it is four simple, slightly rounded squares in pastel shades, clockwise from top-left; green, pink, orange, blue. ...

Music..

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..

Bandcamp icon.

Images,
like these free widescreen wallpapers are..

Thumbnail of some unique desktop wallpaper: 'Tulips at Dawn' - A classic flower shot with beautiful complimentary sky colour, and no lame fill-flash. Thumbnail image of some free, unique, corz.org desktop wallpaper. In this case, 'Coffee Swirlz' Thumbnail image of some free, unique, corz.org desktop wallpaper. In this case, 'Sunrise Over Brig O Don'
Thumbnail image of some free, unique, corz.org desktop wallpaper. In this case, 'CCD_Meltdown_02' - a direct capture from a CCD breaking down.. Thumbnail image of some free, unique, corz.org desktop wallpaper. In this case, 'Mushroom-On-Tree (Alder Bracket Fungi), number 1' in high contrast! Thumbnail image of some free, unique, corz.org desktop wallpaper. In this case, 'Dry Stane Dyke'

I can get Scanoramic when I have to..

But usually end up making more tools..

Thumbnail image of Mathematics For Women, a mandala For guys and gals!
Thumbnail of AYE-NO, the Tech-Savvy Tai-Chi for the Twenty First Century

..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..

corzoogle logo - looks a bit like the Google logo, but with more colors, and 'corz' instead of the 'G', of corz.

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.

a corz.org hot-linked image, as seen from outside. The text folk see on THAT site, is up to YOU! This one reads, We love corz.org!. Well, dontcha!

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.

Still here?

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).

You can find all sorts here at the org; software for Windows, Linux and Mac, as well as shell scripts for those three and others; php, C, C++, Javascript, AutoIt, AutoHotKey, CSS, BASH and DOS code, as well as packages of all sorts, even IPCop binaries. And poems, of course, and songs, photo galleries, blogs, essays, designs, mandalas, T-Shirts and other similar juicy merchandise, icons, clip-art, oodles of server tools and security resources, tutorials, audio loops, browser add-ons, automation scripts, why, there's even an AI kicking around somewhere, for fun. And much more..

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 (that's four mouths now!), pair of shoes, that sort of thing..

Every penny is gratefully received. Though donations of under a quid get laughed at. I mean seriously, five pence?

Either way, people do say lots and lots of nice things..

Note: refresh the page for even more!

"Top notch advice mate!"
"great web app, made life very simple. thanks"
"Excellent write up - this was exactly what I was looking for. Great work."
"First, let me tell you Cor that I simply love checksum!!!"
"Hi there, this is a great tutorial and has helped me a lot."
"You should explore the site, there's TONS of stuff to learn."
"Great stuff on this site, immensely helpful."
"I am a bt broadband tech support agent and have refered users to this site a couple of times.."
"Thank you very much.. Finaly an understandable tutorial on .htaccess and Rewrite!"
"I never laugh at anything, but your witty wording made me chuckle at least 3 times. :)"
"And just when you think it can't get any better, it gets better! cor is always adding new features and making improvements in one way or another. checksum really is great software and I highly recommend it."
"Just what ive been looking for… i spent weeks looking @ bt site… nice one thank you…no more time lost from now on."
"Thanks for the great tut, it's helped me out a few times and I been back 3 or 4 times... So far hasn't been anything I couldn't tackle."
"Read the whole thread - superb work!"
"This is the site i have been looking for!!!! BT technical line are useless!!!!"
"Yes, good work! I've just been testing checksum out on my archive, very impressed."
"I'm really enjoying using Checksum."
"Cor, your page is full of awesome advice that i'd never have known, thanks for that."
"Totally awesome program though! Was exactly what I was looking for. Its amazing how far behind most of the other programs out there are."
"Thanks cor for the advice! This web site is a blessing."
"WOW excellent site."
"hey thx this was just the tutorial i was looking for."
"Excellent explanations of htaccess, especially to someone like me who hasn't a clue!"
"Excellent stuff! I always dreaded having change anything on the 205, this is well easy. Thanks!"
"Excellent site loads of info for the router. plenty of tips that you don't get from the offical sources."
"I use Checksum all the time and can genuinely say it's the most useful piece of software I have purchased since 1993"

for now..

;o) Cor

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corz.org QR code

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Welcome to corz.org!

Since switching hosts (I hope you are alright, Ed! Wherever you are …) quite a few things seems to be wonky.

Juggling two energetic boys (of very different ages) on Coronavirus lockdown, I'm unlikely to have them all fixed any time soon. Mail me! to prioritise!