Kevin Atkinson's Projects
- A new system programming language. PhD Thesis Thesis I am currently working on
- GNU Aspell
GNU Aspell is a Free and Open Source spell checker designed to
eventually replace Ispell. It can either be used as a library or as an
independent spell checker. Its main feature is that it does a much
better job of coming up with possible suggestions than just about any
other spell checker out there for the English language, including
Ispell and Microsoft Word. It also has many other technical
enhancements over Ispell such as using shared memory for dictionaries
and intelligently handling personal dictionaries when more than one
Aspell process is open at once.
(Started August of 1998)
Selected Past Projects and Websites
- A Global peer-to-peer internet file system in
which anyone can tap into or add content to.
My Masters Theseus.
- AviSynth Related
Including a C API and various
filters. AviSynth is a
powerful tool for video post-production.
- Kevin's Fractals
- A couple of fractals that I created and like. Take a look and I
hope you enjoy them too. (January 19, 1998)
- Legacy Parkway Trail
- Map and report on the condition of the new trail next to the Legacy Highway.
Misc Software I Have Written
- VCD Meta
Vcdmeta is a Perl script which makes creating easy to navigate VCD
extremely simple. It takes in a simplified XML documents which simply
contains a list of the Videos you want to include and how you want
them to be arranged. From that it will output a XML document suitable
for use with vcdimager complete with easy to navigate menus. A text
file "0VCDINDX.TXT" is also created which contains the complete
contents of the CD for easy navigations when reading the VCD on a
computer without VCD menu support. If images are not provided for the
menus it will create the menus for you.
- CD Extract
CD Extract is a Perl script which helps to automate the process of
intelligently extracting audio from a CD and then converting the
tracks into either MP3 or Ogg Vorbis format. It is *not* designed to
make the process a no-brainier, it is expected that the user is
familiar with the unix command prompt. CD Extract has the rare
featuring of being able to avoid recording the gap between songs with
the track itself. Often this gap just contains silence, however
sometimes it contains actual audio such as interludes. CD Extract will
either extract the gap between songs and store it in a separate file
or simply ignore it. Cddb lookups on the disk are also supported.
- A.I. Freecell Solver
A freecell solver I wrote for an A.I. project that
can solve most freecell games in a reasonable number of moves.
- A Perl Module I wrote to manipulate Fractions meant to replace the
old bigrat perl library. (February, 1998)
Personal Web Sites
- Some of my Writings
Publications that I wanted to share with the web. Many of them revile
something about me.
- Some of my Favorite Links (rather old)
- Some of my favorite links about as it appeared in WIC: Celebrity
- My Atari 8-bit collection
- Includes The disks that want with Antic and Analog, Sio2pc disk images for SpartaDos, and a few of my own sio2pc utilities.
Other Past Projects
- Mysql++ is a complex C++ API for Mysql (And other SQL Databases
Soon). The goal of this API is too make working with Queries as easy
as working with other STL Containers. I taught myself modern C++ is
the process of creating this library.
Mysql++ is no longer maintained by me. Please go to the
official Mysql++ site to find it.
(Started April of 1998)
- Fandom Star Trek Chronology
- A searchable version of James's Dixon exhaustive Fandom Star Trek
Chronology (Ver 9). James Dixon Star Trek Chronology is a great work
that I fell is under appreciated for various reasons. For some time I
wanted to create a searchable version of timeline so that it can be
better appreciated. With the help of mysql I was finally able to
easily put it on the web. With this searchable version you can control
exactly what sources are included and exclude sources you thought
where questionable, look at a specific time person, and search the
data base for occurrences of a particular string like say "world
war". (February, 1998)
- Viacom as Borg Info Page
- Around 1996 Viacom has attempted to shut down several Internet
sites by asking them to remove anything that Paramount can legally
hold a copyright for from their web site. This web page was an
archive of all available information on the topic so that one can
respond to Viacom's action in an intelligent manner. (Started December
- Reasonable Drivers Unanimous
- The page for more reasonable traffic laws. Includes information on
Speed Limits, Driving While Intoxicated, Emissions, CAFE Standards,
and more. (Started on June 16,
1995 at 2 o'clock in the morning)
- The Usenet Info
- This web site was an attempt to be "Your source for Usenet
Information". Contains pointers to many useful Usenet FAQ's and a
heritage browsable list of the newsgroups and a way to search for a
group of interest. It was one of the first big attempts to gather all
the useful information on a group in one location. (A project that I
started in September of 94 and unfortunately have not been keeping up
with too well since August of 95.)
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