OLL First Release

14 February 2016

This is the first release of my new project, OLL, a simple application for keeping a one line log. Downloads available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

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Zaurus Section Updated

31 December 2016

The Zaurus section of this website has been reorganised. Please check all inbound links. A new Zaurus information wiki project has been started and there is a new how to guide for using ipkg files.

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DVBrowse 2.0 Released

1 October 2016

DVBrowse has been updated to add support for longer recordings, to show relative dates, to show the current playback position and a busy indicator while it is generating thumnbnails.

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EDICT in Bedic Format 2.1 Released

29 September 2016

My conversion of EDICT to bedic format, to use on the Zaurus, has been updated and is now available to download. The new dictionary files are marked version 2.1.

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More Detail on Ix

29 August 2016

More features of Ix have now been implemented and many of the design details are more complete. See the project page for more screenshots.

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Announcement: Ix

28 May 2016

A previously unannounced project, Ix, is now starting to show progress. Ix is a tool for quickly viewing and comparing images, as well as for making some simple modifications.

Ix

More screenshots and a detailed description can be found at the Ix project page.

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DVBrowse 1.0 Released

18 April 2016

DVBrowse is a small application to browse DVB-T MPEG transport streams recorded to USB mass storage devices by certain models of TV. This first version is for Mac.

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Computer Vision Dictionary 1.6 Released

10 February 2016

My Computer Vision glossary has been updated. The dictionary file is available to download.

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Progress on Keyring Qt 5 Port

28 January 2016

One of my many side projects is a port of Keyring to Qt 5. Keyring is a password manager: it stores all of your passwords in an encrypted database with one master password. This is very handy when you need to look up the login details for a site or forum you joined years ago or passwords that you hardly ever need like your router password or bank account "memorable information".

Originally, Keyring was writted for Qt/embedded 2.3. A couple of years ago I did an update to make some minor improvements plus a quick and dirty port to Qt 3. A lot has changed in Qt since then; for example there is now full support for Windows, introduction of model-view programming, the format of the UI Designer files changed as did a large percentage of the API. The API changes that most affected this port were to QSettings, QLayout, QListView and QString. Unfortunately, tools that help automate the porting to newer versions of Qt such as qt3to4 only exist in legacy packages and would only take the port to the next stage, that of needing the Qt header includes updated and other work. Future work now focuses on making the code more maintainable and improving the UX.

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EDICT for Zaurus 2.0 Released

1 November 2015

My conversion of EDICT to bedic format, to use on the Zaurus, has been updated and is now available to download. The new dictionary files are marked version 2.0.

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Updated libraries for Zaurus Released

13 April 2014

The latest available versions of libcurl 7.36.0 and OpenSSL 1.0.1g have been cross compiled for Zaurus. Packages are now available to download. cURL is used for transferring files via the internet.

These versions include the fix for the Heartbleed bug.

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Zaurus Dictionaries Released: EDICT 1.9, Computer Vision 1.3

12 April 2014

My conversion of EDICT to bedic format, to use on the Zaurus, has been updated. My Computer Vision glossary has also been updated. Both dictionaries are now available to download.

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Sontana 1.9 Released

21 March 2014

Sontana 1.9 is now available, this version is for MacOS X 10.9 and Windows. This version has been tested on Windows 8.1 and should work on any Win32 platform.

Multilingual files are now supported; using thaiconv, Sontana can detect Thai text coding more accurately and handle foreign characters.

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Countdown Timer 2.4 Released

20 February 2014

Countdown Timer 2.4 is now available for download. In this version a few minor improvements were made; the big news is that you can now find a package for Windows. Tested on Windows 7 and 8, it should work on any Win32 Intel platform.

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Zocalo 2.2 RSS Feed Reader for Zaurus Released

04 February 2014

Now featuring automatic periodic update. Also added the reference link to exported articles.

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thaiconv 1.7 Released

22 December 2013

Unicode is much more widespread since the last version and it is much more likely that there will be text files with multiple languages. This version now allows letters and characters from other languages to be mixed with Thai.

The discrimination of TIS-620 from general 8 bit ASCII is also improved despite not encoding any Thai language in thaiconv: When the upper half of 8 bit ASCII is used for Latin accented characters it is much less likely to have consecutive letters in this range. For Thai using TIS-620, letters are more likely to be consecutive.

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Zocalo 2.1 RSS Feed Reader for Zaurus Released

15 November 2013

Some time ago I got into static code analysis and found a number of issues with Zocalo. Those bugs were fixed and I kind of forgot about issuing an update but recently I received some feature requests, such as improved navigation and saving an article. So here is a new version with a few other bugs fixed.

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Updated libraries for Zaurus Released

13 November 2013

The latest available versions of libcurl 7.33.0, libidn 1.28 and zlib 1.2.8 have been cross compiled for Zaurus. Packages are now available to download. cURL is used for transferring files via the internet, IDN is for International Domain Names and zlib is for compression.

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EDICT for Zaurus 1.8 Released

10 November 2013

My conversion of EDICT to bedic format, to use on the Zaurus, has been updated and is now available to download. The new dictionary files are marked version 1.8.

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Sontana 1.8 Released

02 November 2013

Sontana 1.8 is now available, this is an update to use with MacOS X 10.9. There are various small improvements.

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Countdown Timer 2.3 Released

31 October 2013

Countdown Timer 2.3 has been updated for MacOS X 10.9.

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Countdown Timer 2.2 Released

10 July 2013

Countdown Timer 2.2 is now a 64 bit build for Mac and supports Retina displays.

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Japanese-English Dictionaries Updated

10 March 2013

My conversion of EDICT to bedic format, to use on the Zaurus, has been updated and is now available to download. The new dictionary files are marked version 1.7.

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Japanese-English Dictionaries Updated

22 August 2012

My conversion of EDICT to bedic format, to use on the Zaurus, has been updated and is now available to download. The new dictionary files are marked version 1.6.

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Keyring 2012 Released

29 March 2012

Keyring 2012 is a password manager for Zaurus based on an older program called Keyring that was released under GPL. Usernames and passwords are stored in a Blowfish encrypted database using one master password.

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December 0.7 Released

16 January 2012

December 0.7 is now available for Zaurus and MacOS X. New features include improved grid view and navigation in full screen mode.

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New Zaurus Libraries: libcurl and libidn

07 January 2012

Essential Linux networking libraries libcurl 7.23.1 and libidn 1.23 can be found at my Zaurus Libraries page. The "light" build of curl does not include secure protocols; the "secure" build includes OpenSSL and libssh2. Libidn is required for handling international domain names and includes the idn command line tool.

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New Zaurus Libraries: libgdbm and libexif

03 January 2012

libgdbm 1.9.1 and libexif 0.6.20 can be found at my Zaurus Libraries page.

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December 0.6 Released

24 November 2011

December 0.6 is now available for Zaurus and MacOS X. New features include Slideshow mode, progress ticker, file filtering and enhanced AVI handling. Follow the title link for downloads.

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December 0.5 Released

11 August 2011

December 0.5 is now available for Zaurus and MacOS X. New features include refreshing the directory view and checking the true size of an image. An important fix is included for the MacOS version. Follow the title link for downloads.

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Japanese-English Dictionaries Updated

26 July 2011

My conversion of EDICT to bedic format, to use on the Zaurus, has been updated and is now available to download. EDICT is an ongoing project therefore the dictionary has continued to grow, the last conversion I made was about a year ago and there are several thousand new entries. The new dictionary files are marked version 1.5.

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December 0.4 Released

24 July 2011

December 0.4 is now available for Zaurus and MacOS X. A new function to delete files was added; also a bug in reading the GPS metadata was fixed. Follow the title link for downloads.

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