This page contains information about a number of personal projects that I've developed over the past few years, or am currently working on.
ZuluPad is a simple personal wiki application that acts as a cross between notepad and a wiki, and is amongst a small but growing number of applications known variably as personal wikis or desktop wikis. While personal wikis come in a number of forms, ZuluPad is a self contained application. This means that the collaborative nature of a wiki that is generally part of web-based wiki systems is curtailed. However, ZuluPad does not need to be configured, and there are no special tags or other coded markup that need to be learned, so ZuluPad is very easy for the end-user to use. Documents can also be uploaded and shared with others via the ZuluPad website. The paid version includes a wide range of features, including rich text support, HTML export, and the ability to import and display images. [Read More]
The Atomic Cloud Grain Cloud Generator takes an audio file as input, and generates a granular synthesis grain cloud in real time. Grain clouds are played back through your speakers, and can also be rendered direct to disk, while you listen, for further processing. [Read More]
Trivia War is a chat-based competitive multiplayer networked trivia game written using the Microsoft XNA framework. The game is based around the trivia games that are popular on many IRC servers. The idea here is to make an IRC Trivia type game that doesn't require the player to figure out how to navigate the many IRC servers and channels out there. IRC is great fun, but a lot of people find it intimidating. Anyway, the game doesn't use IRC, but the gameplay is similar. [Read More]
Sound Borb is an audio ambience generating system. The generative nature of Sound Borb's audio engine means that once you hit play, the ambience you're listening to will never end. It will never go to the next track. It will never loop. If you want to listen to the ocean, you can listen to the ocean from now until your electricity goes out. Various ambiences are available for download on the download page, and you can also create your own and post them for download here, if you're so inclined. [Read More]
Splat is a free sound effects database, designed for musicians or sound designers that have a lot of high sample rate and high bit depth audio files scattered across their computer. The audio file reading is done by libsndfile (the same thing that Audacity, Supercollider, and a bunch of other apps use), so it's able to open and play back a dizzying array of file types and formats. Playback of the sounds is very quick, so it's easy to browse through a bunch of files. Unfortunately no .mp3 or .ogg playback support yet, although you can still add those files to the database. [Read More]
TomPad is a little windows program that lets you jot down notes. It lives in the system tray, and can be called up at the click of an icon. It's just what you've always wanted. [Read More]