Tiny Tools

This is a small collection of tiny utilities for programmers, system administrators and skilled PC users.
This software has not been updated for quite some time, but is well tested for everyday use and it's also spread around the web in various freeware software mirrors.

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.

MZKillProcess for Windows

MZKillProcess-1.0-BETA.zip for Windows x86 32-bit (4 KB). 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

clock.zip for Windows x86 32-bit (3 KB). 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 administrator).

ShortPath for Windows

shortpath.zip for Windows x86 32-bit (5 KB). This tool displays the short path for files and folders. It supports drag & drop. Very useful for unfortunate software developers :-)

Simple Sleep for Windows

simplesleep-1.0.zip for Windows x86 32-bit (4 KB). 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 a time.