After getting fed up with figuring out how to make the msg app work among 64-bit Windows 7 computers in my work-area LAN, I finally decided to make my own open source "net send" or "msg" utility. I dubbed it WinMsg and I deployed it among my colleagues for testing and adoption. I developed it in VB6 so it's not really a complicated app. I can even publish the source code among these pages, eventually though. For now, making the source code available through a download would suffice. I can see it work with most modern versions of Windows, which are Windows 2000 and later. This brave declaration includes Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc., but I never made any extensive platform tests, however.
I'll be updating this article eventually but in the meantime, here are the downloadables.
I am hereby releasing it with a GPL license, and the specifications of which can be found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html. In the interest of non-committal "absolvency", I reserve the right to modify the license of my future revisions of this project. I'll still stick with community-based open source distribution initiatives though.
Quick Usage Instructions
Usage: wm [switches] <remote host> <message>
Use "wm" or "wm /silent" at initial run to bypass this help screen.
add app directory to system PATH variable
install at startup
bypass this help screen
remove from startup
Note: Some switches require administrator privileges and may not work with some Windows versions.
"wm 192.168.1.1 hi, are you there?"
"wm kitchenpc mom, please make me a quick sandwich. thanks!"
"If subsequent technological advancement and business processing models development make it possible for Big Data processing in becoming commonplace, it would be fair to speculate that corresponding technologies may also emerge that could have the capacity to poison big data for malicious purposes." -Loloy D
Commentary Speculations on the Negative Side of Big Data
Prepared by Loloy D, April 2013
Since I discovered the invasion of leet-speak in the internet, I grew fond of alternative ways of typing text, encrypting them using custom algorithms, using leet-like alternatives and so on. But the discovery of flipping text upside down from http://www.revfad.com/ made me laugh my ass off. I made the discovery from a post made in http://www.nxsecure.org/ (defunct, which has actually divided into that and http://www.nxportal.com/, also defunct).
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