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 1959 - The first experimental hovercraft, Christopher Cockerells SRN-1, made its first trials at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
- On this day in 1987 - North American Philips Company introduced the compact disc video (CD-V), a 12 cm (4-3/4 inch) CD-sized implementation of storage for full motion video and CD-audio.
- On this day in 1996 - AT&T announced they finally had a system that would allow computers to make and receive videophone calls over standard telephone lines. It was not called Skype. It did not catch on.