Gelaed | What's Happening Right Now?

December 13, 2003

Added a number of alternate stylesheets to the site. If you're running Mozilla, Mozilla Firebird, or (I believe) Netscape 6+, you should be able to see a small icon in the left of the status bar. You can change the stylesheets from there. If you don't see it, or you're running a different browser, you can change it from the stylesheet switching page.

There's also a new, permanent link to the stylesheet switcher at the bottom left of this page. Please note that the stylesheet switcher will not properly function if you have cookies or javascript disabled.

December 02, 2003

There will be no more updates to my foobar plugins. Ever. I will not be uploading new versions. I will not be uploading new code. All the code I have is uploaded. If the code isn't available for a plugin, it's because I no longer have it, for whatever reason. I have no intention of doing any further work on the plugins.

I've uploaded a few tiny Java samples to the Resources section, all released under a BSD-style license (see the individual files for details). - pass it a list of files and/or directories, with an optional list of extensions (for filtering files within the passed directories) and it will count and return the total number of lines.
usage: java CountLines
-f <files>
-d <directories>
-e <valid extensions for directory search> - pass it a directory name and an output name and it will pack a directory into a single file. Optionally indicate that you wish for the original directory to be deleted.
usage: java Archive <inputdirectoryname> <outputfilename> [-delete] - exactly the same functionality as, but writes to standard out instead of to a file.
usage: java arch <inputdirectoryname> [-delete] - Unpacks a file created with
usage: java Dearchive <inputfilename>
options (only one can be used during a specific execution):
<outputdirectoryname> -all
<outputdirectoryname> -exact <filename1, filename2, etc> - exactly the same functionality as, but reads from standard in instead of a file.
usage: java dearch
options (only one can be used during a specific execution):
<outputdirectoryname> -all
<outputdirectoryname> -exact <filename1, filename2, etc>

June 04, 2003

I've added a page with all of the plugins I've written for foobar2000.

January 08, 2003

I can't believe I've let this site sit here for a year with no updates. Well, I've added a couple of things to the Resources:

WinampVolume - a simple program written in C++ that will change the volume of an instance of Winamp 2. Programmable volume, class, and number of attempts. It was originally written for a friend who needed it to control Winamp's volume from the Windows Task Scheduler.

FileHeap - a program written in Java which will copy all file (or all files with specific extensions) from a group of source folders (including subdirectories) into a destination folder. FileHeap will not copy actual directories, nor will FileHeap delete the original files. I wrote it so I could heap media files together from a number of sources with less effort.

I don't know about JTagger anymore. Every so often, I pick it up and start working on it again, but I normally just get bored with it and quit. There are already so many tagging systems out there that it's not really worth the time.

I also found a couple of assembler file in the resources directory. I don't believe that they are linked to from any of the pages, though, so I have no idea why I ever uploaded them. If I get the time, I'll look over them and see if they are worth making available for download.

January 15, 2002

Wow. It's been a long time since the last update. The threading tutorial has not been trashed. In theory, it should show up someime soon. We've been busy for a while, and the tutorial has not been worked on in a long time.

We will also be putting up the source, binaries, and documentation for JTagger soon. JTagger has been considered a final version for some time, but we simply haven't uploaded it. JTagger will probbly arrive within days.

November 10, 2001

The web tutorials have been placed on hold. Instead, we've decided to concentrate specifically on Java for a while. A Java threading tutorial is under way.

October 31, 2001

The Contact page is now XHTML 1.0 strict.

Some new tutorials are in the works. A simple "getting started with XHTML" tutorial will be up in the Resources section soon. A more complicated "positionable CSS windows" tutorial is also in the works, but it is not going to be available for some time. Also, more Java tutorials are currently being considered.

October 30, 2001

All pages on, excluding the Contact page, are once again XHTML 1.0 strict. Thanks go to Jerry Park from for his contribution to the solution to the DIV centering problem. A brief tutorial has been uploaded to the Resources section explaining how to accomplish this.

The Contact page still does not validate as XHTML 1.0 strict. Apparently, the form element is considered an inline element. Nesting the block level elements input and label within a form element produces non-well-formed XML. Unfortunately, I don't know any other way to create a working form. Every browser I've tested displays it fine, so for now it will stay up. I will be looking into a way to fix the validation problem, though.

October 20, 2001

First tutorial uploaded. It's in the Resources. This tutorial covers some of the basics of Applet creation.

Since this is the first tutorial, we don't know how well it will go over. If you like it, or even if you don't, we'd love to hear from you.

Tell us what you liked, disliked. Did we gloss over something important? Did we go into too much detail in trivial sections? Please, let us know so we can make our next tutorial even better.

October 19, 2001

New color scheme. It's not a whole lot different, yet. It will probably changed several more times over the next few days, though.

Contact page uploaded. A mail form is now available. Feel free to use this form if you have any comments or suggestions. You are also encouraged to send mail directly to the webmaster if you wish to do so.

October 18, 2001

Terms of Service online. is no longer XHTML 1.0 strict. It is apparently impossible to center a div in XHTML. It is possible to simulate this in Internet Explorer, but Netscape 6 and Mozilla refuse. To work around this, is now using the center tag, which requires a shift to XHTML Transitional.

If you know a way to work around this and still stay XHTML strict, please send me and email.

October 17, 2001

All the pages associated with have been validated as XHTML 1.0 strict compliant by the W3C. APIs in the resources section were not tested, as they are generated by javadoc.

A few java samples have been added to the resources section.

October 16, 2001 is in the process of a complete site redesign. This redesign is the first major change since the creation of

The old site is going to be completely thrown out and everything will be recreated from scratch. Hopefully the new design will be an improvement.

Among the changes, we have a new color scheme, and we will be designing in XHTML. If the pages look odd, then you probably need to upgrade your browser. I'd recommend Mozilla, but if you would prefer, a recent version of Netscape or Internet Explorer should work fine.