Marcello Zaniboni's Tiny Tools
This is a small collection of tiny utilities for programmers, system
administrators and skilled PC users.
Slow Down CPU 3.0
Sometimes the computers run too fast and a developer cannot test what happens to
his/her program if the computer is busy (e.g. high volume websites, high CPU
concurrency situations and so on) or simply if the hardware is too old and slow.
This tool tries to simulate these scenarios: it makes your CPU cores work heavily on
arithmetic calculations. The user can decide the number of threads.
httpiccolo 0.1 - a small web server
httpiccolo is a basic, small and fast http server for static content.
No configuration files, just optional command line parameters.
It does not run dynamic web pages like php, aspx, jsp,... i.e.
everything you put in a published directory is not processed and is
transmitted to the client as is.
Why another http server?
I needed a small and very simple static web server for personal use
and I was studying the Go language. I found that using the standard
Go library I could get all I needed with just few lines of code. I
just added command line parameters management. Go language made
everything very easy and straightforward: I made a brand new web
server in less than 60 minutes!
MZKillProcess for Windows
This tool kills processes by name. It does it brutally, immediately, without posting
any kind of message to the process. I found it's mostly useful in emergency batch
files, when I need a quick and guaranteed result: the process must die instantaneously,
regardless it has time to close in a safe way.
Clock for Windows
Very basic text-only clock. I had to write this because I needed to display the time
and the system on which I was logged on did not show it - and I had not the
possibility to make it appear in the menu bar (too few grants, and I was not the
ShortPath for Windows
This tool displays the short path for files and folders. It supports drag & drop.
Very useful for unfortunate software developers :-)
Simple Sleep for Windows
Similarly to the sleep command in Linux environments, you can use this tool
inside batch files to stop the execution, indicating a number of seconds or