Resurrecting the Starmap

This has been a very complicated thing as the Starmap was build with SharpDevelop v.1.1? at 2005 so the project is 10 years old.

The first step was to download SharpDevelop 2.2 to convert it into a Visual Studio Express compatible project.

Then the conversion of *.resources files *.resx and rebuilding the language assembly.

I would say a lot of googling was required and the conversion is just at the beginning.

The Starmap does compile for .NET 4, but I won't release it until the usage has been

changed so the language assembly is no longer needed,

and those 256 color icons are replaced with 224 color icons.

I was also very proud of the fact when the .NET framework arrived that you could use unicode in the code

so some code files are in Finnish. I need to convert these classes to more international language laughing

SimpleBackup - New version

A software to backup a directory to a single zip file.

The backup will be given a schedule to indicate how often the backup should be taken.


New version: (30.04.2015)



  • (8.3.2015):
    • A failed MD5 hash no longer gives a false positive of the directory not changed

News added


I added news to the website. Soon I'll publish them as RSS feed.

I'll be releasing mostly news about software updates here.

Product article updates

Soon I'll be doing some cleanup/unifying for the product articles and add direct download links on them.

DirCopy EX/INC released


Today I'm proud to release a directory copying utility under GPL license.

I have used an unpublished beta of this software for a while for making source releases of my software.

The copy profile can of course be saved as a XML file.