Feb 24th, 2005

I just released WebShare! It's sending files made easy. Or something like that.

Click here to get it.

Pennock's Email Notifier
Pennock's Pocket Atomix
Pennock's Image Poster
Pennock's GPS Viewer
Pennock's Ultimate Remote Receiver
Pennock's Fiero Forum

Pennock's Photo Renamer

Title WebShare
Version v0.9-9
Category File Sharing
Released 24 FEB 2009
OS Windows 98/98SE/ME/NT/2000/XP/VISTA
File size 2.31 MB
License Freeware
Price Donations Welcome!


File, Sharing, Web, Server, Browser


You know the problem. You have a few files you want to send to someone, but they are either too big to send through email, or MSN/Skype/AIM or whatever messenger you are using is just to darn slow - if it works at all. The problem is that most people are behind network routers nowadays which have built in firewalls blocking all kinds of ports needed for a reliable file transfer to work. Besides that, both parties need to have the same software running for the file transfer (when not using email). So if one has MSN and the other Skype, you are out of luck.

Bring in the cavalry WebShare. WebShare is a small webserver-like program you can run to share files with others. Other people don't need special software, just their web browser. You start WebShare, then drag and drop the files/folders/drives you wish to share and send a link to the other party. He or she can then simply download the files through their browser. It's as simple as that. WebShare will setup your router for you, figure out what your true IP address is (most of the time your computer has an IP address that's local to your network which is not the same as the IP address through which others can reach you over the internet) and will even clean up after itself when you are done sharing your files. You can even password protect the files.

Title PEN - Pennock's Email Notifier
Version v2.5-16
Category Email Notification
Released 25 SEP 2008
OS Windows 98/98SE/ME/NT/2000/XP
File size 3.56 MB
License Trialware, 30-day
Price US $5.00


Internet, Email, Notifier, POP3, Hotmail, MSN, Lycos, Yahoo, Mail.com


PEN is an easy to use, easy to setup Email Notifier that sits in your SysTray and pops up a small non-intrusive window and/or play a sound whenever new email arrives in your mailbox. It supports an unlimited amount of POP3 as well as Hotmail, MSN, Yahoo, Lycos and Mail.com webbased mailboxes. You can preview subjects or preview the mail itself. Unwanted email can be deleted immediately, without having to start your email program. PEN also checks for updates automatically and notifies the user if a new version is available.


Title PPR - Pennock's Photo Renamer
Version v1.0-1
Category Image/Photo File Renamer
Released 14 MAY 2004
OS Windows 98/98SE/ME/NT/2000/XP
File size 1.92 MB
License Freeware
Price Donations Welcome!


Images, Photo, File, Rename, Utility


PPR is a simple yet effective program for renaming large amounts of image files - like those from digital cameras - in one go from their native names like "DSCNxxxx.jpg" to something more understandable, like "Vacation_2004_xxxx.jpg".

Title PGV - Pennock's GPS Viewer
Version v0.8-1b
Category GPS Utility
Released 25 NOV 2003
OS Windows 98/98SE/ME/NT/2000/XP
File size 2.34 MB
License Freeware
Price Donations Welcome!


GPS, Receiver, Viewer, Utility, NMEA


A few years ago, I got myself a GPS receiver for my laptop. At the time I knew nothing about how GPS receivers worked, and I thought my GPS receiver was broken because my navigation program didn't display my position, not even after a few minutes (it wasn't broken, it was just doing its initial fix which can take up to 45 minutes - but what did I know?). I downloaded a few GPS viewer programs, but none actually displayed the info I wanted. So I wrote my own.
One of the nice things about this program is that it actually projects the received satellites onto the map, along with your current position of course. It's nice to see where in fact the satellites are. You can also customize PGV with your own maps. PGV supports "Normal Projected" maps (or "Flat Maps") and "Miller Projected" maps.

Right now, PGV only works with USB and serial NMEA compatible receivers.

Title PPA - Pennock's Pocket Atomix
Version v1.0
Category Puzzle game
Released 11 NOV 2003
OS PocketPC 2002 (StrongArm)
File size 501 kB
License Freeware
Price Donations welcome!


Atomix, PocketPC, Puzzle, Game


Not so very long ago, I got myself an iPAQ PocketPC. Being a programmer, one of the first things I did was try writing a program for it. Since at the same time I was trying to find a PocketPC version of the old Commodore 64 game "Atomix" - and since I couldn't find it - I decided to combine the two and write a PocketPC port of the game. It took me about a week to program and I've kept it as close as possible to the original. All the original 30 levels are here and the graphics are very similar to the original game (albeit with a whole lot better quality!).

IMPORTANT! If, during installation, your handheld displays the message

'The file "\Windows\pvbform2.dll" is hidden, read-only, or a system file. Would you like to replace the existing file?'

then please tap "Yes To All".