JS Paint – MS Paint recreated in JavaScript, with extra features

JS Paint is a nice web-based MS Paint remake and more…

The goal is to remake MS Paint (including its little-known features), improve on it, and to extend the types of images it can edit. So far, it does this pretty well.

Ooh this brings back memories! My first ramblings on my dad’s computer back in the day were in MS Paint …

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Mimic Realistic Networking Conditions on Windows with winShaper

If you’re using macOS then you might be familiar with the XCode bundled “Network Link Conditioner”, a tool to simulate certain specific networking environments. On Windows you can use winShaper for this. The project consists of a traffic-shaping network driver and an easy-to-use GUI.

You need to be an administrator to run it since it needs to run a device driver to do the filtering but otherwise it is just a matter of running winShaper, selecting a connection profile and turning it on.

Don’t forget that your DevTools have network throttling features built-in. winShaper and the Network Link Conditioner differ from the DevTools in this by throttling the traffic on a system-wide level.

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Color Emoji in Windows 8.1 —The Future of Color Fonts?


With Windows 8.1, Microsoft’s operating system now also supports color emoji. But they did it in a very different way than Apple and Google. Instead of using PNG images, they introduced a support for layered vector glyphs!

Reminds of that neat trick where one would layer webfonts/icofonts on top of eachother, all in a different color (e.g. Forecast Font).

Best thing above all about the technology: it’s backwards compatible.

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My iPod Management : XPlay

iPod NanoIn the recently posted “10 Alternatives to iTunes for managing your iPod” Ross McKillop (the author) brings forward 10 programs to manage your iPod in Windows/Linux/OSX. Great list in my opinion, yet on Windows there’s this one killer app to manage your iPod which he did not mention: XPlay. Reason he didn’t mention it, is that Xplay is not free (the apps mentioned in his article all are free), yet a mere $ 29.95 really is considered (more than) “worth its money” when seeing the app in action.

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PearPC + PCMacLan

The PowerPC Emulator “PearPC” works like a charm! Installed Panther (OS X 10.3) today without any problems. Used the pre 0.4 Build merged with Altivec Branch, so that I could have G4 support (the non-Altivec branch only supports the more slow G3).
And yes, I do know that Tiger (10.4) is being released next week, but needed to test this asap.

All info you need on PearPC.Net (check their wiki, holds all info you need … way more in detail than the official site) + on their forums (to set up network connectivity)

Above that, the 0.4 build is being expected soon.

Also installed PC MACLAN today … it recognised all OS X shares (afp://servername) and printers without any troubles.


PS: yes, I know this is nerdy, but I needed all this for my on-the-job training, so I can test if a MySQL upgrade goes without any problems (PearPC) and connect to the G4 Fileservers (PC MACLAN).