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 1871 - Andrew S. Hallidie received a patent for an endless wire rope way which he would put into practice as the cable car system in San Francisco, California.
- On this day in 1882 - Thomas Edison received a patent for adding a carbon microphone to the telephone. The patent described finely divided conducting material, like carbon, between metal cups mounted on arms that attached to the mouthpiece diaphragm.
- On this day in 1928 - Anatol M. Josepho received the first US patent for a fully automatic photographic film-developing machine. The Photomaton better known as a PhotoBooth in the US still survives as an app and in dark corners of subway stations.
- On this day in 1949 - The first synchrotron installed at the Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, reached its design energy of 300 MeV.