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I help out at Gheerulla Community Hall
and maintain the Sunshine Coast Community Halls website.

some projects, current and past

I seem to work on things in fits and starts, and annoyingly, rarely complete them. I will eventually add a number of my old (usually incomplete) projects here. Anybody who wants to try these, please do. Do send me a note if you get anything even partially completed. I'd love to hear about it.

eed (extensible editor) - current
This came out of my dissatisfaction with all existing text editors. To see how big a problem they are, just look at the list of more than a thousand of them at texteditors.org. One day I was wondering if there was some solution to this and suddenly realised what the trouble is, and how to fix it. Thus eed learns from Linux and takes a modular approach. Instead of being a big, complex, monolithic program, it is actually a swarm of many tiny programs, each able to do just one job perfectly. This means it is only as large as you want it to be, has exactly the functions you need, and can be easily and infinitely extended.

STEG (solar thermo-electric generator) - current
Solar powered usually means powered only during daytime, but this project lets you get free, silent, non-polluting power from the sun around the clock by utilising the difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures.

Solar powered water pump - done
The project is already complete (well, except for revisions) but I need to collect together notes, diagrams and pictures and put them up here. My sister, Sue, and I worked on this together. It now provides all the water for the house I live in.

More old and new projects to come...

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