BitCalc is a file size measurement converter. This, the first release, has some issues but generally gets the job done. It's not precise, but will convert solid numbers easily as long as they equal at least 1 of the OTHER measurement type. So for example, 1024kb=1mb. Entering 1023kb into the calculator will not display any decimal form of x MB until v1.5[the next release!]. Entering 1024kb into the calculator will however display 1mb. So it gives you a general idea of the conversion rate but it won't be precise until the next release.
This is because I sort of "hop around", in my work. After I finish v1.0 of something, I will likely begin working on other software, something that I started but never dabbled too far into because of other projects, something more towards "new" and far from finished. So over the months and years, you'll see new releases, new versions, and an ever evolving software company. Anyway, I have a bit-calc module that I will be using throughout my software for verbose output to the user. In other words, I will provide the user with loads of detail in my software.
All of this completely designed and influenced by myself, my fingers, my intellect, and my drive towards personal accomplishment and originality. My tools are the keyboard, the mouse, the code, and my vision is a fun filled journey towards software evolution and personal financial growth. Please support Grey Hat Laboratories by purchasing my software and or making donations to this self promotional software engineer. Please spread the word about Bit-calc and other GHL Applications!
For those of you interested in learning computer science, who are also skilled at doing math in their head, here is all you need to know about file size measurement conversions. There are 8 bits in one byte. There are 1024 bytes in 1 kilobyte. There are 1024 kilobytes in 1 Megabyte. There are 1024 Megabytes in 1 Gigabyte. Some use 1000 instead of 1024, but that's up to you and you can read more about that on Wikipedia. Many would mock my Bit-calc, but I find it useful as it literally helped me learn how to convert between these file measurements in my head. It was the "training wheels", so to speak.
The truth is, there are times when you don't want your output to come out in the wrong measurement. An example of this is if you wanted to know how much free space was on a drive, but the software told you in bits. While this is an extreme and un-experienced example of this situation, it does happen on a less exxaderated scale. No two programmers are the same, resulting in no two peices of software being the same. I've always been a huge software fan, and for this reason, I will implement what elates me from others work, in my own, coupled with some originality and artistic vibes.
This page was last updated on Jan 22, 2020. This version was recently moded and re-compiled/released to patch a bug.