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 1660 - 12 men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray met after Wren's astronomy lecture to discuss the formal constitution of a society of philosophers that would become The Royal Society. It still exists and has opened its archives on the Web.
- On this day in 1814 - For the first time, an automatic steam-powered press printed The Times in London. German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer built the press. The Times quickly pointed out that they would not layoff workers, but instead increase printing, bringing the paper to a wider audience.
- On this day in 1964 - NASA launched Mariner 4 toward Mars where it would conduct the first successful flyby of the red planet.