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

Old Is Hard

It must be hard to be old. Body's failing, society failing them, not recognizing, this lifetime's worth, life's spent, working, not realizing we would abandon them, deep in us, a knowing, that they should be dead by now, yet are alive somehow, eating, using resources. We despise them, by degrees. How young are you? See? Hang-ups from our caveman thinking process. Nor do we pay them much, apparently. Cor, Jan, 2009

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 gratetully 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!

"What a fantastic site! Congratulations and THANKS!"
"Checksum has got to be the best utility I have found and used in recent years."
"cor You're a hero. Your example gave me the heads up to solve something I have struggled with for sometime now."
"I love checksum (and simple checksum), excellent work."
"checksum really is great software and I highly recommend it."
"Many thanks for the program. It's great!"
"I've been referencing your website for several months now and just love it."
"way to go! saved me hours!!!"
"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."
"Excellent stuff! I always dreaded having change anything on the 205, this is well easy. Thanks!"
"Thanks a lot Cor your article was super helpful!"
"Totally awesome program though! Was exactly what I was looking for. Its amazing how far behind most of the other programs out there are."
"Hi Cor, love the new design and the great content!"
"hey to the creater of this page.... WOW nice one its been no end of help!"
"I am facinated by this page. its a glimpse of a whole new world."
"I thought I was looking at WEEKS to convert all my palettes from PaintShop Pro to the Gimp. After some googling I found this thing! THANK YOU! Job done in minutes!!"
"Great site, lots of good advice."
"I just want to thank you for taking the time to write this guide. It has helped me alot, very good work keep it up."
"Firstly great site, its one of the only sites i find easy to follow on these types of subjects."
"I really love this tool, makes working with ffmpeg so much easier!"
"Excellent advice, you have just made my life a lot easier, and put things in layman terms. Much appreciated."
"Well as a newbie i at first found it all quite daunting hey but I just followed your commands and bingo"
"Hi cor great site wud be completly lost without it…"
"Sterling work."
"…running through the initial setup steps on the site, it works like a charm. Thank you so much."
"Hey! Really amazing Cor! We've been trying at home :D Not quite as good but will practice."

for now..

;o) Cor

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