Soly Software

Soly Software will cease operations as of Sept. 1, 2017. The website may remain up for a while, and apps may remain available in the Play Store, but updates are unlikely.

The text in the following table is all the same size. If your browser shows it differently, report a bug to them, not to me. In HTML, text size is supposed to be under control of the reader, not the writer. Too much has been done to make web pages look like printed ads. This is a philosophical error and an abuse of the medium.

Android applications GForceMeter sample I'd like to hear if you have a device that shows temperature or humidity.
Calculatium, Roman numeral calculator. Available on Play Store.
Get a PLU (PLU lookup app) Available on Play Store. Updated! Has Add feature.
More coming soon. Note: My applications have been signed with Java 1.6 and will work in Android 4, which is still the most common version in the field. Google never mentions that if you sign or compile with a newer version of Java, your applications will not work with Android 4.
WebOS applications WebOS Calculatium This should work on Palm Pre or HP TouchPad under WebOS.
Desktop Java applications. These run on Mac, Linux and Windows. UJ folder sync utility I use this for all backups. It is a commandline tool. Example: java -jar uj.jar personal /volumes/thumb16/personal
Calculator This is a simple calculator with tape, using Swing. Doubleclick the jar file.
Writing Safer Browsing
Things should be designed to last ten years
Structure of the World
Don't throw it away, throw it MY way! If you have a broken laptop or PC, and you're in the Muncie area, let me know. I'll come and get it, and try to fix it so someone can use it, or at least get any usable parts out of it. Please don't send good parts to the landfill - they won't do anyone any good there.
Sudoku techniques
Bus Business (short story)
If the Key Fits (short story)
Right Number (short story)
No New Things
The Innate Perversity of Inanimate Objects
Generic budget (XLS file, right click to download)
Complexity
When someone dies A discussion of what the executor/administrator needs to do.
Programming Principles of the Curmudgeon (New!)
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"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." Yogi Berra

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