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Will's Works

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 favorites