Welcome 

 

These pages are an attempt to shake off the bit-mould from the many software projects I have started, and mostly not finished over the years. Some of this stuff is very usable, some of it needs work.

I also hope to document some of the more interesting projects I've undertaken.

In additional to that it is an aide-mémoire to little bits of problem solving I frequently encounter day to day.

The Source code section provides downloadable source code to some of the software projects here. Where available binaries are also provided. A lot of projects I have coded over the years have been written in Borland Delphi, mainly because that is what I started using 20 years ago. 

 

 

From Tom Merritt's Chronology of Tech History

  • On this day in 1895 - The first demonstration of A. S. Popov's electromagnetic wave receiver took place at a meeting of the Russian Physical Chemical Society in St.Petersburg. It was essential to the development of wireless communications.
  • On this day in 1895 - Otto Steiger received a patent for the Millionaire calculating machine. Switzerland's Hans Egli made 4,700 of the 120-pound things. The Millionaires chief feature was the ability to do direct multiplication with a single rotation of the handle.
  • On this day in 1952 - British radar engineer Geoffrey Dummer introduced the concept of the integrated circuit at the Symposium on Progress in Quality Electronic Components in Washington, D.C.