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.
- On this day in 1955 - Tappan introduced the first microwave oven for home use. It sold for all,295. Raytheon developed the Radarrange after engineer Percy LeBaron Spencer accidentally melted his famous candy bar while testing radar.
- On this day in 1977 - VAX/VMS was born. At a shareholder meeting, DEC the Digital Equipment Corporation released VMS v1.0 the first version of what would later be called OpenVMS, along with the VAX 11/780 architecture which increased the PDP-11 address space.
- On this day in 2001 - Microsoft Windows XP hit retail shelves for the first time.