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 1870 - The United States Weather Bureau (now known as the National Weather Service) made its first actual weather report. 24 observers sent reports by telegram to Washington DC.
- On this day in 1963 - The largest radio telescope ever constructed, the Arecibo observatory, opened in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It would be used for many discoveries including the first direct imaging of an asteroid.
- On this day in 1968 - The MPAA and two other industry organizations introduced the voluntary ratings system. G meant good for all ages, M meant mature audiences, R was restricted and X... well you know what X means. It would serve as a model for future voluntary systems.