This page will point to software that I have written and own the rights to. I may also mention other software of that is of significant value.
- UNLOCK.COM - Unlocks the numlock key. Useful in an autoexec. Very tiny and free.
- PRTTEST.ZIP - Printer port diagnostics. This will display printer ports addresses, IRQs and current status. This is the shareware version, try it out, then send me some money.
- MSGDEMO.ZIP - A program string compression demo. This can be included in programs to allow multiple languages while using less memory and disk space.
Other Software of Note
- SoftIce and BoundsChecker. NuMega writes a version of these products for both DOS and Windows. Any serious developer should have these tools in their development arsenal. And no, they do not pay me to say good things about their products. I am a user of these products. SoftIce is now part of the SoftICE Driver Suite.
- Gimpel's PC Lint. Lint is good for finding C and C++ problems. Lint is very good for finding problems that compilers can't find. PC Lint is able to check inter-module dependencies where a compiler cannot.
- eComStation is an upgrade of OS/2 Warp. OS/2 A more stable environment than Windows and Windows95. I do most of my development under this platform, even when targeting Windows and DOS. The only downside to developing under this platform is that I need to reboot to native Windows and DOS to run SoftIce and BoundsChecker. Since IBM dropped support for OS/2, Serenity Systems International took control of OS/2 to fix bugs, add features and make it compatible with modern hardware.
Free Internet Software. Since Innoval dropped support for their OS/2 and Java mailers, they have made it available for free.
- Post Road Mailer - This is a native OS/2 version of their mailer. The serial number to use for this is: 31571728.
- Polarbar Mailer. This was the JStreet Mailer (JSM) - This is an all Java mailer. If you can run Java, you can run this. Paul vanKeep started working working on improvements to JSM and with the "blessing" of Dan Porter of Innoval. With the permission of Innoval, this snowballed into the Polarbar Mailer.
See how Microsystems Software (now part of Mattel) fired me for going to a hospital for medical treatment. MSI/Mattel claims that software engineers use the keyboard only 20% of the time.
Copyright © 1998 William Silverstein. All rights reserved.
Revised: March 27, 2009.