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Things I’ve built.

Secret Box

I have a card file box which has been converted into a small ballot box. I needed a locking mechanism for it but didn’t want anything added to the outside of the box. I didn’t want any visible sign on … Continue reading

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Christmas Train Controller

My kids have been bugging me for years to get a train set to put under the Christmas tree. They like the thrill of watching ¬†train circle the base of the tree, and besides there’s a Christmas train set at … Continue reading

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Garage Door Light

My garage door opener has a small light which turns on when the door is activated and turns off after about one minute. It provides enough light and enough time to get out of the car and into the house. … Continue reading

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Ugly Code!

My first job out of Uni was as a programmer for a small company which manufactured network switches. One of the other programmers there challenged me to write a program ¬†which output itself without referring to the file containing the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Code

In the mid 1990’s I was shown a snippet of C source code which remains what I consider to be the most beautiful code I have ever seen. The code was introduced to me as: It’s a devastatingly deviously unrolled … Continue reading

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