Bert's Useless tools section
Haha.. and you thought you wasted your time on useless scripts, programs and project...
Please contact Bert's secretariat at the secret-wg office. (Bert at secret-wg dot org) if you have tools that are completely useless and just need to be published.
The floating "Read by Bert button."
wanted a Bert that just won't go away? This tool puts a Bert on the
left side of your web page that scrolls along with the page.
The quick hack:
Of course its a whole lot faster if you put the scripts on your own pages. You'll need to download a copy of:
MP3 indexing script
|Tired of maintaining all the links to your mp3 files... Just run this little script.
You should of course respect the DMR folk$ and not make your mp3 files available to those who have not got a copy off the music on original media.
The script is written in PERL and relies on MP3::Info
Bert's Secure Reverse Polish DNS Calculator (BSRPDNSC)
needed to calculate something and the damned computer did not have "dc"
installed... Well now you can use BSRPDNSC. Cast your operation into a
simple query, dig and see the result. True lunacy is that the answer is
DNSSEC signed (if requested for).
What a reverse polish calculator is, is described on the
net, you just google. Essentially you push arguments and operators on a
stack, the operators take the number of arguments they need from the
stack operate and put the result back on the stack. With BSRPDNSC you
use DNS labels in your query to put the operands and arguments in. The
most significant label being the bottom of the stack. The queries go to
the "rp.secret-wg.org" domain with QTYPE=TXT.
Let us know if you spot problems.
Tool 2 & 3 come from the secret-wg.org Secretary. Ruben van Staveren came with the idea of a DNS based calculator (Based on the idea of a web based calculator by Geoff Huston i.e. wildcard in the DNS and CGI magic to parse the results).
Useless tools are alpha code. No WARRANTIES, No LIABILITY accepted, all other disclaimers in place.