[Update: I renamed the program to be more unique.]
I started writing boot loaders in x86 assembly the other day, and I needed something that was capable of writing to the first sector of a storage device in order to test my creations. I searched around the web, downloaded some old image burning software like it was 1999 all over again, and promptly got myself a malware/adware infection. This pissed me right off, so after reinstalling my OS, I immediately set out to write my own.
notdd is what I came up with.
If you've ever wanted the complete, unbridled freedom of $&#%ing up your storage media on your own terms, then have I got the program for you!
And it also works for planting a custom boot sector on a disk.