– Open Port Check Tool

This page will serve as a free utility for remotely verifying a port is open or
closed. It will be useful for users who wish to check to see if a server is
running or a firewall or ISP is blocking certain ports.

Find out more on:

I Write Like

Check which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers.

Any text in English will do: your latest blog post, journal entry, comment, chapter of your unfinished book, etc. For reliable results paste at least a few paragraphs (not tweets).

Check it out at:

Telerik JustDecompile

Powerful, Free .NET Decompiler. Forever.


JustDecompile is a new, free developer productivity tool designed to enable easy .NET assembly browsing and decompiling. Currently available as a BETA, JustDecompile builds on years of experience in code analysis and development productivity originally created for JustCode, Telerik’s Visual Studio productivity add-in. JustDecompile lets you effortlessly explore and analyze compiled .NET assemblies, decompiling code with the simple click of a button

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Bing Webmaster Tools updated

I just got this message:

12/04/2011 20:54

Welcome to the new Bing Webmaster Tools.  The site has been redesigned to be easier to use, with an intuitive design organized around three key areas: crawl, index and traffic.  New features, such as Index Explorer and rich charting functionality, provide a comprehensive view into how Bing crawls and indexes your sites.  We’ll continue to add to the Bing Webmaster Tools as we develop new features that empower you to make more informed decisions about your sites but we encourage you to send us your feedback, suggestions and questions to help determine how the site evolves.  Check the Bing Webmaster Blog to stay updated on new features and developments.

Find answers to most of your questions in the help section, which includes links to a Getting Started guide and additional guides on topics such as: site ownership verification, Sitemaps, and the Bing index.  If you still have questions, the Bing Webmaster Forums is a great resource for additional support.

Thanks and welcome,
The Bing Webmaster Team


Check out the Bing Webmaster Tools.

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Virtual USB Analyzer

The Virtual USB Analyzer is a free and open source tool for visualizing logs of USB packets, from hardware or software USB sniffer tools. As far as we know, it’s the world’s first tool to provide a graphical visualization along with raw hex dumps and high-level protocol analysis.

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3DVIA Shape for Maps (beta)

I wanted to explore Bing Maps 3D. So I went to Bing Maps, clicked the 3D view button and installed the 3D viewer:

During the installation:

After this I had an option to actually participate in the 3D Experience and create my own 3D Models. This could be done via the 3DVIA Shape for Maps (beta) tool.

I took a screenshot of the environment where you can create your models (see below). You have to explore the other things yourself 😉

Let’s make some 3D! 😉

Download 3DVIA Shape for Maps (beta)

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