Will's Works Home Page
Stop Software Monopolies
Hello. I'm a retired programmer who used to try to solicit contract work from people here. I've removed that section from this page since I've given that up. I still dabble with computers
in my couch potato mode, but for my own enjoyment rather than as wage slave. I've left
the information below up as a bookmark system, and because occassionally someone finds some of
it of interest.
If you do find something of interest I'm happy to natter about these things
with net neighbors, send email.
These pages are not updated often, and as a result of that you are likely to find dead links. Sorry.
Couch Potato Activity
I have a perverse interest in obsolete computers. If its obsolete
and was made by DEC, it may be alive and well in my basement. Although
I just gave away my spare DECMATE III, you might be interested in a Rainbow 100A
or a nice full blown IBM XT ? I have a good deal
of experience with the Rainbow, PDP-11 series and IBM PC clones.
I've also dabbled with CPM and Linux (not obsolete, but not quite
mainstream yet either).
Shareware is nice, but freeware is even better. There many
people contributing to this trend. I even offer up some utilities
and file format information I've created on the pages below.
This is a collection of links to sites and software I found interesting.
They are separated according to the area's of interest below:
The Great Outdoors
The activities above are secondary to running rivers. The vehicle of
choice is a kayak, but I have been known to get in an open boat. I'm
a member of the
Merrimack Valley Paddlers, and suggest you visit their web
page if interested in a club in NH. They have rolling sessions, training
trips, and 'social' functions. Most trips are scheduled via the
MVP Message Board although a FaceBook page was added in 2013.
I can recommend a couple on-line sources of water level information:
With the advent of digital cameras there seems to be a pretty good white
water photo gallery on the net. If you're
interested I'd start at one of the sites below. They tend to have
references to more. Or check out my limited gallery of personal