Switchex Released

It’s a small update, but it fixes one of the worst bugs I had no idea existed: ADODB errors on 64-bit systems. Basically, the program would barely load.

Luckily, this update fixes that!


  • Only downloads readme file from new versions if there is a new version


  • Fixed loading the program if no registry key is found
  • Fixed ADODB 12.0 error on 64-bit systems
  • Fixed “no updates available” message

Website Outage

Hello, everyone.

My website, abluescarab.com, has been down for about four days now. The hosting website has been down for the same amount of time. I don’t know what’s going on, but I’d like to apologize to anyone who’s been trying to get to my website. Unfortunately, I don’t have any other updated websites at this point in time, so I can’t redirect anyone to an older site.

Again, I apologize, and I can only hope that the websites will be back up soon.


Hi, all.

I haven’t been programming much outside of my job as webmaster of Fashion News Live. However, I did just update the code for three of RLG Productions’ websites—RLGProductions.com, RoccoGaglioti.com, and RLGModa.com. It took me two days, but I finally finished just a short time ago! If you want to check out the thing I’m personally the most proud of, look at the photo gallery on RoccoGaglioti.com. I’m also going to update a bit of information on my website.

I’ve also been learning more and more about the capabilities of jQuery as I’ve been going along. I’d always known it was flexible, but I didn’t know the kinds of things I could do with it. It’s obviously a bit more bulky than plain old JavaScript, but it’s also easier to code in, more flexible, and more straightforward.

In other news, I’m going to Las Vegas in November, courtesy of my boss, the ever-talented Rocco Leo Gaglioti (whose websites I just re-coded up there). It is a working trip, so I’ll be busy the whole time, but hopefully we’ll be getting some fun in.

There have been more updates on the console!

I’ve added a couple more commands and refined the ways that the commands are detected and acted on.

You can click on the white blocks to automatically fill in the command that it’s linking to. There’s also a msg function which allows you to send a message to the console and a msglist function to display all the sent messages. On the message list, your messages are displayed in italics.

All external links open in new windows.

Text that is entered into the console is also sanitized to avoid injection of things like HTML, SQL, and JavaScript.

Check that out here. (Note: everything typed into this console is monitored.)

My new console! I started coding it yesterday as part of a secret project of mine (which will probably never be finished). As for the console, it’s my greatest work yet—it uses JavaScript/jQuery/ Ajax, PHP, and good old-fashioned HTML and CSS.

It also monitors whatever’s typed into it and records the date, time, text, and IP address of the user. That’s just a little warning for you. Trust me, I could care less about stalking IP addresses—I just want catch would-be hackers in the act!

You can check out the new console here. Like it says, it’s definitely still a work-in-progress, but I can’t wait ‘til I get going on it!