July 31, 2004

DoNothing v0.1

Posted in General at 8:26 pm by Ian

Due to overwhelming demand (you know who you are), I have decided to launch EvilSoft, the software devision of Evil Team Inc.™, with an initial release of my first Visual Studio programming project, DoNothing.

DoNothing is available as a win32 executable that has been tested extensively under Windows XP, and which is assumed to work under all versions of Windows, or, really, any other operating system, for that matter. DoNothing was written in C or C++ or C#, but it’ll probably compile in a few other languages too. DoNothing is a lightweight and efficient solution to the problem of annoying programs that automatically run other programs when launched, and you can’t turn that shit off. Just replace the other programs with copies of DoNothing.

Minimum Installation Requirements for DoNothing

  • DOS or Windows version 1.0 or later
  • 76K free disk space

If you like DoNothing, make sure to donate to support its further development. Future plans for DoNothing include

  • An icon with the little null set symbol Ø
  • Graphical installer
  • Autostart
  • Larger version numbers!

DoNothing is hereby released into the public domain. The source code of DoNothing is available by FTP, semaphore, carrier pigeon, or by reading the lines below
int main()
return 0;

DoNothing is released in the hopes that it will be helpful, but without any other warranty, expressed or implied. Offer not valid where prohibited by law. Because this is the 0.1 release of DoNothing, there may be bugs. If you think you have found a bug, first make sure that you are using an up to date version of the source, then



  1. Adam said,

    Works just fine on OS X. Brilliant little program.

  2. Evan said,

    I’ve been standing on the roof for the last half an hour… No semaphore. How do I contact technical support?

  3. Dad said,

    Looks to me like it returns 0. And you call that nothing!

  4. Dad said,

    That would be 0

  5. Dad said,

    Your poster is turning 0 ‘zero’ into o ‘Oh’ Whassup?

  6. Ian said,

    The font used on this site makes numbers look itty.

  7. Ian said,

    How do I contact technical support?

    Technical support requires a premium contract, which can be purchased by sending money to

    Slush Fund
    c/o Ian Ferrel
    907 W. Valerio St.
    Santa Barbara, CA

  8. Sarra said,

    Evan: Is your semaphore plugged in? Is the power switch in the “on” position? Did you RTFM?

  9. Evan said,

    You know, I tried plugging in those flags, but the wooden bottom wouldn’t fit into the little holes.
    …care of…Santa Barbara…Done. This better work now. Otherwise, I may have to call Semaphore Inc.’s tech support. It might just be at my end.

  10. Mama said,


  11. Katie said,

    This has nothing to do with your little program, but I thought you might be interested in this:
    Enjoy. šŸ™‚

  12. Ian said,

    It looks like I was beaten to the punch.

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