Slip is a small slideshow application, which can be used to
view pictures in a directory tree. Command-line parameters are:
slip [-a] [-x] [-n] [directory]
- -a starts Slip in auto-mode, where the pictures will
cycle automatically with a few seconds' delay before the
next is shown.
- -x will maximise Slip on startup, removing borders,
- -n starts Slip in 'Tiled' mode, where n is
the number of times the window is split. So, for example,
a value of 1 will show two images at a time, and a value of
2 will show 4 images at a time.
- directory - the starting directory to scan for
images. Note that all sub-directories will be scanned too.
If no directory is specified, the current working folder
will be used.
Various keys perform certain actions once the slideshow is
running. To see these, right-click on the app - the associated
keyboard short-cuts are shown with the various options.
TV is a small viewer for watching movies on your PC.
I wrote it to use for watching Video CDs on my laptop
on the train, so it has feature such as disabling the
screensaver whilst the movie's playing, and remembering
the current point in the film when the application was closed
so you can continue watching from where you last left off.
Start the application passing either a movie filename or
a directory name (which will be scanned for movies) as a
command-line argument. Alternatively, drag and drop a file/
directory onto the app. Keys/Functions are as follows:
- Space - Starts the first movie playing, or moves onto
the next one in the list if a directory was selected.
- Backspace - Returns to the start of the movie.
- Up/Down - Accelerates/slows the speed of play by a factor of 5.
- Left/Right - FF/Rewind skip.
- P - Toggle pause
- Enter - Toggle fullscreen mode
- Tab - Toggle fill window/maintain aspect ratio
- Escape - Fast close window ('Boss' key)
Note - requires the Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.
WebCoster is a little application I wrote to monitor my
dial-up status. It's a system tray applet which shows whether
a dial-up connection is currently open or not, and which
calculates your call charges for you.
The red indicator turns to green when connected, and monitors
the call cost using the time of day and parameters for call rates
which can be entered on the command line. Peak, off-peak (6pm-6am)
and weekend call charges can be entered.
By adding the application to your startup group it'll run all
of the time. Set the 'working directory' to a location in which
you'd like the log (phone.log) of phone calls and costs to be
Note that you'll need Windows 98 or NT 4 (or later) to use
WebCoster. Please note too that this is just a little application
I wrote for my own use - a few people wanted a copy so I've put it
on the website.
These two applications are unsupported, unwarranted and
supplied 'as is' - if they don't work please don't expect
me to fix them...
|Slip - slideshow
||13th Feb 2001
|TV - movie viewer
||12th Feb 2001
|WebCoster - dial-up monitor
||12th Feb 2001