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 1933 - Wiley Post returned to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, 7 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes after leaving, becoming the fastest person to circumnavigate the Earth by air and the first to do it solo.
  • On this day in 1962 - The first Mariner space probe to Venus had to be destroyed shortly after lift-off because of improper operation of the Atlas airborne beacon equipment. The error was caused by a missing overbar in the program that must have disappeared during hand transcription.
  • On this day in 1997 - Apple announced OS 8 for Macintosh computers. It added easier Internet integration and a 3D look to the OS.