QMovie v2.00

In my last post I lied that regarding the QMovie player “I’m done here”. OK, to my defense, even I didn’t know that I’m not done yet. So today I present to you QMovie v2.0: The details and downloads are on a dedicated QMovie page.

QMovie SMSQ/E movie player

This has been superseded by QMovie v2 QMovie is a quick&dirty full colour movie player including sound for QPC. I really didn’t have the time to write this, but sometimes an idea latches itself into my head and I can’t let go until I have done something about it. So the target for this was… Read More »

Wrapping stdcall functions in Node FFI

A colleague of mine needed help wrapping some C DLLs for NodeJS. He’s using the Node FFI API for the wrapping, which unfortunately is a little light on documentation. The problem was that by default Node FFI wraps cdecl functions and there is no mention of stdcall anywhere. In fact the consensus on the net… Read More »

HTTPS everywhere

Out of the blue my hosting provider finally offers one SSL certificate for free to use with my site. I’ve been using StartSSL certificates for my home servers for a long time now, but on the shared hosting servers I couldn’t just install my certificates and I felt the prices for regular ones are a… Read More »

QPC2 for Mac OS X

Sometimes things happen out of the blue. I haven’t heard from my fellow QL friend Peta Jaeger for years and yesterday he mailed me a complete ready-to-run distribution of QPC2 for MacOS X. Under the hood it employs the WINE Windows emulation layer, so QPC2 is of course still not a native Mac application, but… Read More »

New QPC v4.04 plus SMSQ/E v3.26! With stipples!

A little over two years ago QPC2 v4 was made available for free to celebrate the birth of my little girl Marla. I wanted to release 4.03 for her first birthday but missed the date and then forgot about it (the changes weren’t that important anyway). So I planned to release what I have for… Read More »

Happy 18th birthday…

… to this very website. According to a copy I obtained from Archive.org my website had its 18th birthday yesterday (back then it was under a different URL which I won’t disclose here because of embarrassment and stuff). I wanted to celebrate this by releasing a new version of QPC, but unfortunately one last minute… Read More »

EasyPtr and me

In 1991 Albin Hessler released the EasyPtr package to the world. It was quite revolutionary for its time, combining a powerful SuperBasic extension with a true WYSIWYG dialog editor. I was a young lad back then, about 12 years of age, and luck would have it that Albin was friends with Jochen Hassler, who happened… Read More »

SMSQ/E boot sequence

I promised last time that I will only write a new post if I have something interesting to say. Today’s topic is interesting to maybe three people in the world, but I’m sure they will be thrilled. Today I was asked a question about the SMSQ/E boot sequence and it’s been so long that even… Read More »