Interesting Software

Below are some interesting pieces of software I have developed over the last few years. With one exception, these are provided as shareware, which means that if you find any of them of them of great use, please send $10.00 to me, and I will promise to contact you with any further upgrades or improvements. I will also provide a reasonable amount of help by email in getting any of the programs working. The only items which are not shareware are the Indexed Gedcom Method program suite and the screensavers, which are freeware. Click on the icons below for more information on each program, or click on the Download button to download the program.

WinPlot - More Info

Download WinPlot
WinPlot - A powerful, general purpose plotting program which runs under Windows. Primarily oriented toward plotting scientfic or engineering data for display or analysis. WinPlot offers a multitude of plotting options including overlaying data plots from different files, plotting data on semilog or log-log axes, computing statistics for plotted data, zooming in or out to observe details of the plots, and exporting plots to other applications. A number of sophisticated analysis functions can also be applied to the plotted data. The download file is an installation program. Download it to your hard disk and then double click it to install the program and its help file. An uninstall option is provided. More info.
SatsUp - More Info

Download SatsUp
SatsUp - A Windows program which displays information on the positions and ranges of the satellites in the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation. It also has the capability to display information on the Russian GLONASS system. Data is displayed in tabular form as well as in the form of a graphical Sky Map. The program can be used as an educational tool to learn about the GPS system, as well as a rigorous engineering tool for simulation and data analysis. The download file is an installation program. Download it to your hard disk and then double click it to install the program and its help file. An uninstall option is provided. More info.
MidiWave - More Info

Download MidiWave
MidiWave - A Windows program which allows conversion of a WAV file to a MIDI file. A WAV file is a sampled sound file which represents an arbitrary sound by high-rate digital samples of its amplitude, while a MIDI file represents a musical sound or sequence in terms of a timed series of events, such as Note On, Note Off, and Patch (or Instrument) change. Conversion between the two formats is as much an art as a science, and MidiWave is a still-evolving attempt to master the art. The download file is an installation program. Download it to your hard disk and then double click it to install the program and its help file. An uninstall option is provided. More info.
IGM Programs - More Info
Download IGM Suite
Indexed Gedcom Method programs - A set of PERL programs which is used to format and present genealogical data on the Internet. It is used to create and operate our attached family genealogy page. This is a suite of programs originally developed by Tim Doyle and extended by Randy Winch, and further extended by me to display tabular formatted pedigree and descendency charts. The Indexed Gedcom Method (IGM) uses a standard GEDCOM file as input and produces a relatively small number of permanent HTML and index files. Most of the HTML files which are sent to a user are formatted on the fly at user request. If you download it, you should also download and print the setup instructions. More info.
PhoneBook - More Info
Download PhoneBook
PhoneBook - A Windows program which maintains an alphabetized phone book, and allows one-touch dialing of the phone numbers in the book (requires a modem). Eschews bells and whistles in favor of a simple, easy-to-use interface. The download file is the program executable. Download it to your hard disk and invoke it by double-clicking the executable or a shortcut to it. More info.
WebCrawl - More Info
Download WebCrawl
WebCrawl - A Windows program (or robot) which allows automated, recursive download of files from the internet. It may be used to back up an entire website, or a portion of it. Files of a particular type, such as graphics files, may be specified for download. Specialized, highly customized searches may be done using special specifications for downloaded and saved files. The download file is an installation program. Download it to your hard disk and double click it to install the program and its help file. An uninstall option is provided. More info.
GeoConv - More Info
Download GeoConv
GeoConv - A simple Windows program which converts between the multitude of various coordinate systems which are used to represent the position of a point in the vicinity of the earth. The download file is the program executable. Download it to your hard disk and invoke it by double-clicking the executable or a shortcut to it. More info.
SudokuSolver - More Info
Download AlphaBeta Checkers
AlphaBeta Checkers - Still a work in progress. Very strong in the early and middle game, but poops out in the endgame. Can examine about a billion positions in 15 minutes. The download file is the program executable. Download it to your hard disk and invoke it by double-clicking the executable or a shortcut to it. More info.
SudokuSolver - More Info
Download SudokuSolver
SudokuSolver - Don't let it spoil the fun of the puzzle for you, but if you run into a Sudoku problem that's just a little too hard, this simple Windows program will solve it in the blink of an eye. It can also solve puzzles which have more than one solution, and enumerate the solutions. The download file is the program executable. Download it to your hard disk and invoke it by double-clicking the executable or a shortcut to it. More info.
Miscellaneous Screensavers
The files below are screensaver (.SCR) files. Save them to your C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 directory, and then make them active by accessing display properties (right-click anywhere on the screen background and choose Properties), select the Screen Saver tab, and use the combo box to choose the screensaver you want. Various screensaver properties may be set using the Settings button, and it may be previewed using the Preview button. Click on the icons below to download the programs.
Homer - Homer Simpson bounces eternally and futilely around the screen, wincing and issuing his trademark D'OHHH! at each impact with the edge.
Binary Clock - This binary clock provides an interesting and ever-changing display, and will even tell you the time if you learn how to read it.
Scramble - Scrambles the screen in the style of the familar missing piece puzzle
Background - Just about the simplest screensaver imaginable. Simply removes the windows and icons from the screen and displays your uncluttered background wallpaper.

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