I extracted information from the useful resources available at
http://gregg.angelfishy.net. The document puts the Gregg alphabet,
and 147 brief forms all in one helpful quick reference.
The wallet-sized version is much smaller -- suitable for cutting, folding,
and placing in your wallet.
This is an application to help visualize the commute times
around the Puget Sound to and from Microsoft main campus.
It includes well over 1,000 data points.
I don't really feel right calling this a project, but this is the most appropriate place
to classify it :) This is just a simple MP3 to play an A440 test tune. Loop it in your
media player, and tune your instrument!
Webcam Control is a small application suite to let you control many features of
your Media PC using a webcam and specially printed business cards. No more fumbling around
with those clumsy remotes!
PerfCompare is designed to help you micro-benchmark small snippets of C# code.
The most effective performance improvements come under the guidance of a
Profiler. Once you've identified a bottleneck, PerfCompare's Performance
testing helps you quickly test and compare ideas.
When you want to dig a little deeper, PerfCompare's ILDasm integration helps
you see exactly how the compiler translates your C# code into MSIL.
Finally, PerfCompare's history management features help you easily track,
compare, and export your performance tests.
I wrote Note Trainer to help me learn guitar. It shows a random note on the
treble cleff staff, delays a bit, then plays the actual note. You play the note
as soon as you see it, then decide for yourself if you played the right one :)
You can click any part of the staff to add or remove that note from testing.
This little C# application generates random mazes for you. Kids
find it entertaining, although I should really put in a bit more
positive reinforcement at the end :)
The Sierpinski Triangle is a neat mathematical diagram of triangles
within triangles. I wanted to implement one in C#, and it only takes
about 50 lines of custom code (not including the template code that
Visual Studio generates for you.) The recursion code only takes up
~ 10 lines!
I got a GPS awhile back, and it lets you generate a 'Track Log' of where
you've been. I wanted to place this data on top of a map, but all of the
software to do this costs money!
So I wrote a small program to display your track log in an otherwise invisible
window. It puts a little red dot where you stopped, so you can really see
how bad traffic was ;)
Inspired by an excellent windows utility called Search Bar
Pro, I wrote a web-based utility to let you access nearly any search
engine through a single page. It also lets you customize it to add
I was on a roll, and this painting program / SVG editor is the result.
I wrote it in SVG, and it even lets you export (save) your SVG drawing to
another SVG document. Ariel loves drawing on it, too.
Who can resist making a child happy? Ariel like the last game so much that I
thought I'd try working with animation and other things. This game of catch
the Ladybugs is the result.
SVG is the web consortium's proposed replacement for Flash (and other "vector"
formats.) While experimenting with it, I wrote this little game of memory for
my daughter, Ariel. If you know your letters, you can play too!
I wrote this introduction to computer programming for the absolute beginner.
It starts slowly with questions like "how do I type a computer program." and
gently progresses through more advanced topics like "conditional statements,"
and "functions." This is simply the web-based version of the tutorial in my
online writing portfolio.
My Spline Applet lets you drag control points around to play with three types
of parametric curves: natural splines, hermite curves, and bezier splines. For
the implementation-curious, it also links to the source code.
then press the button!
GPG And Password Security gives you a good overview of how to practice
"safe computing" by using GPG (Gnu Privacy Guard, a free implementation of
the most popular data encryption software) to keep strong passwords.
It also contains links to 2 password generators I have developed.
The Essential Unix / Linux Reference lets you download (and optionally print)
the manpage entries of 39 of the most common and useful Unix / Linux commands.
I've indexed the PDF version with a good table of contents, so you don't have
to go out and spend $50 on a Unix tome that you'll only use a few chapters of.
If you print the reference, please be kind and use both sides of the page!
The Outlook Spam Filter shows you how to create an effective and customized
keyword-based spam filter. Although I've since moved on to other spam-blocking
mechanisms, it gets rid of most of my junk email.
Rich Site Summary files give you a convenient ways to create online portals
without having to create script to manually extract links. This phase of the
Moon RSS lets you add one to your portal.
On May 9, 1998, my daughter Ariel Joan Holmes entered my life. About a year
later, she started wrecking my programming assignments by smashing the keyboard
when I wasn't looking. With KeyCatcher running, she can smash away and the
program will catch it all! For the same low, low, price, you also get a quick
WebEdit is a little browsing companion for your travels through the web. Simply
minimize WebEdit while you surf, and if you find information you want to jot
down simply write it in the text field. When you want to save your information,
put your email address in the field and press submit.