Free software is good software
I don't like being cheap, but we're in a not-quite-recession, and I get
fired from a lot of jobs over "my attitude". At least, that's what the
managers say. I know they're really just intimidated by my intelligence and
honesty, but Arizona doesn't pay unemployment benefits for that.
Anyway, even though this site is (and always has been) hosted on a UNIX
server, my box at home is running Windows 98. Here's a very quick list of
Windows freeware that's been powering Bauser.com for so
- Programmer's File
Editor - I need a editor that numbers the lines and handle large
- Korax ColorDrop -
So I can steal a color from anywhere on screen and find the
nearest browser-safe color.
- HTML Tidy - Validates my
HTML to the DTD.
- ActivePerl for
Windows for testing and debugging Perl scripts before uploading them to the
- GIMP is a new addition to my web
design arsenal, but it's become my preferred weapon when it comes to
creating or altering graphics.
- Microsoft WEFT - Embeds fonts so I don't need to use .gifs for
Viewer - See how it looks out on WebTV screens. (Don't laugh. My little
brother and his wife use WebTV.)
- WS_FTP LE - Upload
files. (I didn't used to be that lazy.)
- Xenu's Link
Sleuth - Check the links in old pages. (I don't use this one enough,
- Analog - Analyzes the server access
logs. (Obviously, I actually use the UNIX version on the server, but the
Windows version is on my home box for research purposes.)