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This page contains information about my various projects, as well as download links. It's constantly being updated, even if just with new info about old projects or project updates, so check back regularly!

Mousecat

I bounce between a lot of different laptops daily, from a highly customized Asus Vivobook running a bleeding edge version of Windows to a constrained MacBook from 2011 running Bootcamp. As such, I've come across quite a few annoying trackpads in my day. Especially for blind users, the trackpads on these computers serve no purpose and just get in the way when attempting to type. To solve this, I wrote this tiny C program. Run it, and it'll sit there, silently eating up any and all mouse events your oS throws at it. As an added bonus, from my testing it doesn't break the functionality of NVDA's mouse movement commands (hopefully this applies to other screen readers too). It's incredibly small and self-contained (a 30 KB, 64-bit Windows executable written in Win32 C with no CRT). If you ever want to exit it, just click on the system tray icon.

Download Mousecat

Sleep Soundly

My laptop's sound driver, among many others, has this absolutely infuriating behavior where it puts the sound card to sleep after a particular amount of silence (mine's seemingly after 5 seconds), causing a screen reader user to miss the beginning of speech, an audio file, a notification, or anything else they may be trying to listen to. To solve this, this small program was born. Simply run it, and it'll start piping silent audio through your default sound card, thus completely eliminating this aggrivating sleep behavior. It should also respect device changes (e.g. unplugging headphones). To close it, simply click on the tray icon. It doesn't get much simpler than that.

Download Sleep Soundly

IP Locate

This is a simple tool for Windows that lets you geolocate an IP address. It's completely self-contained, being a single, 350 KB 64-bit Windows executable.

There are a few options for operating the program:

Download IP Locate for Windows

Podfeed

This is a very simpel Windows program that takes an Apple Podcasts link (e.g. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/living-blindfully/id973360653), and gives you an RSS feed link that you can drop into any standard podcatcher.

Download Podfeed for Windows

JBI GUI

This is a simple set of Windows programs that lets you use the Just Beam It file sharing service without ever opening a web browser. As with all my other projects, the executables are completely standalone 64-bit Windows executables, and need no dependencies. A readme is included in the package that explains how to use it in more detail.

Download JBI GUI for Windows