----Computers and Software

Computers and Software



I love computers...

Big ones, little ones, old ones, new ones, I love them all. OK I'm exagerating a little (but not by much).

I write software for computers for a living. I write software for computers for fun. I have a small network (two PC's -- you can't get smaller than that) at home. I carry an HP 200LX Palmtop PC in my pocket. In storage, I have an Atari 800XL), an Atari ST (see Little Green Desktop) and a Psion Organiser II (see Psion PLC). I'm a geek!

I currently run DOS 5.0, DOS 6.22, Windows 95, and RedHat Linux 5.2 on my (working) computers.

One, an AMD 486 100MHz, 24MB RAM, is used mostly by Jamie, my daughter, and Jan, my partner. This one runs DOS 6.22 and Windows 95.

The other desktop is a Cyrix/IBM P200+, 64MB SDRAM, and is my main machine. This runs DOS 6.22, Windows 95 and RedHat Linux 5.2.

I have software about which I could spend (and ocaisionaly have spent) hours talking. This is the sign of a truly sad person!

The non-OS software I use the most, by a long, long way is Epsilon the programmer's editor from Lugaru, http://www.lugaru.com.

I use this the most quite simply because I write code, currently Java, and lots of C. I also use Epsilon to generate first drafts (sometimes final versions) of documents, to massage data, to edit html code, to telnet to other machines, to modify executables, and to ftp files on and off my PC. It is the bee's knees and the dog's whatsits!

The second most used piece of software is probably Pegasus Mail. I receive about 120 emails a day from friends, colleagues, and several mailing lists.

For web browsing, I use Netscape Navigator 4.5, when I'm not using Epsilon.

I'm also doing some work with Apache (see http://www.apache.org), MySQL (see http://www.mysql.com), and PHP3 (see http://www.php.net).

You can find some more hardware specific information on the hardware page.

And more information on software on the software page.

More to come... check back soon