"It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure." -- Albert Einstein

Software Projects

Software that I, or my friends have created - some available with source code others only as binaries.
If you find anything you like and feel like donating please take a look at my Amazon Wishlist.

Sys admin stuff


I wrote a small piece of software to graph the values of the OpenLdap Monitor backend. It works quite well, however is still in alpha, as search spaces are defined in the script itself instead of through the configuration file. You can find it in the Ldapgraph tab of this page.



At work we needed to monitor the IO Usage of our file and backup servers. Since both our RHEL4 and SLES10 installations comes with iostat i wrote a small Nagios plugin that wraps around the iostat binary. It is written in perl and uses Regexp::Common and the new Nagios::Plugin modules (available at CPAN) - the plugin reports perfdata in a format easy to parse with NagiosGrapher which is our preferred graphing extension. As someone on the Nagios Mailing list pointed out this script only monitors IO Wait, and not so much the IO usage. So maybe it should be called IOWait


Model and Texture Convertion for HL2

"ConvertModel" and "ConvertTexture"

Two small VisualBasic scripts that will convert Maya SMD files (sometimes even a simple .qc file) and TGA files to vtf textures respectively. Both scripts assume that you have the HL2 SDK installed (along with its tools), and you will need to specifiy paths etc. in the file.
I no longer have access to the HL2 SDK so the scripts might not work with newer versions of the SDK

Simple GUI for jpeg2ps (Windows XP only)


I wrote this in a jiffy in order to help some friends - they needed an easy way to convert jpeg files to eps for their LaTeX documents.

  ' Author: Esben Bach - esben@ofn.dk
  ' Purpose: Converting JPG files to EPS using the jpeg2ps Windows program.
  ' Requires: jpeg2ps.exe can be found on CTAN at: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/jpeg2ps/  this code is written for version 1.8
  ' License: <esben@ofn.dk> wrote this file. As long as you retain this notice you can do whatever you want with this stuff. 
  '	       If we meet some day, and you think this stuff is worth it, you can buy me a beer in return. Esben Bach