Category: My Tools

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MegaMol™ with Inter-Plugin Dependencies

This article details the work with inter-plugin dependencies in MegaMol™. The primary scenario is to have one (or many) plugins use Call classes exported by another plugin (and not the MegaMol™ core). Actually, nothing was changed in the MegaMol™ core.

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HiddenConsole

Simple computer graphics demos are often developed as console applications. Having the console window is simply convenient for debug output. However, if we then show these demos on our stereo powerwall, the console window flashing on program start is massively

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MegaMol Release v1.1

It is time! The new release of MegaMol is available on its project website: megamol.org Release 1.1 There will be more info on the IEEE VIS conference in Chicago on next Sunday.

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Howto: Compiling an alternative MegaMol on Linux

We updated MegaMol to use cmake to build on Linux OS. This greatly improved the build process on Linux. But this also makes some more uncommon scenarios difficult to realize. For example, cmake usually automatically detects required dependencies. But, in

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AntTweakBar NuGet Package

NuGet is a handy package system for Visual Studio. Originally meant for Dotnet libraries it was extended some time to support native C++ projects as well. The only catch is, that the packages need to be made especially for NuGet.

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ShutdownPlannerGUI

Today I am presenting another small tool of mine: the ShutdownPlannerGUI The basic idea is simple: it is a small GUI, slapped together in C#, around the Shutdown command-line utility. It is about the timer, specifying when the system is

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FileBookmark

Once again, it is time for one of my little tools, which the world does not need (but I do). The idea is simple: think of a series of files in one directory, e.g. music files of a audio book

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TheLib-Featurette: Strings

The maybe most important coding project of myself which has impact on my private programming as well as on my work is  TheLib. The basic idea is to collect all classes which we (two friends and myself) wrote and used

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DisplayRotator

Software should solve problems. Sometimes this is the case. I had a problem: I have a somewhat older convertible laptop, an ASUS Aspire 1820PT. A nice and cheap convertible of it’s time. With touch screen support for up to two

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Simple Hex-Dump using the PowerShell

The Windows Powershell is quite nice. Of course, now all the Linux users start bitching around, that they always has something like this and that it is nothing special. And no one claims otherwise. But still, the PowerShell is nice

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