iTunesSnarl 1.1 is out!

Posted by admin on September 4th, 2008

Alright, I give up! Until someone explains to me, how to save the image, which that *beep*-ing iTunes Visual SDK function PlayerGetCurrentTrackCoverArt is supposed to return, this will remain a minor update:

Version 1.1, released 2008/09/04

  • The current song’s title is now displayed in the title of the snarl window.
  • The snarl window now also lists the artist’s album title (most of the time….don’t know why it bails out sometimes).
  • Removed Snarl_CMD.exe and any dependencies to it.
  • Plugin now registers with Snarl and popups can be disabled via Snarl.

iTunes plugin for Snarl (Growl for Windows)

Posted by admin on August 4th, 2008


Update: Go here for version 1.1


Over the last weeks I’ve become a huge fan of Snarl, which is a Growl-like notfication system for Windows. With the appropriate plugin, applications like Firefox or Miranda can display user messages through Snarl, which only opens small “bubble” message boxes that close itself after a certain period of time. This way the desktop isn’t cluttered with message windows that the user has to close by hand.

So far, the number of extensions/plugins that are available for Snarl is still small, but with the software below I’m doing my part to increase it :-)

AppUpdater with Apache Server (without Web-DAV)

Posted by admin on April 14th, 2008

What if you’re implementing an application in .NET (C#) that is supposed to automatically update itself once a new version comes out? Well, you have multiple options, some of which cost a lot of money, while others are free but come with certain restrictions, like being only compatible with an ISS or solely running in user space like ClickOnce apps.

Remotely Debugging PHP with Eclipse

Posted by admin on November 14th, 2007

Since I may have to do some PHP programming in the near future, I have been looking for a nice IDE over the last week. For syntax highlighting and simple editing, Notepad++ has been doing the job so far, but I’m getting sick and tired of having to use the print() command to output variables I need to check. Thus, code debugging was one of the mandatory features I was aiming for in my conquest for an IDE. As of yet, I have been using Eclipse for my Java programming, being very satisfied with its feature list as well as its GUI and the fact that it’s supported by a huge community. Furthermore, it’s open-source (therefore freely available) and easily extensible through hundrets of plugins, available via the Eclipse-internal software update mechanism.