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Hello and welcome to my tiny corner of the Donation Coder world. Here you will find three puzzle games and just a little utility program that I wrote in my spare time, now on offer to anyone and everyone who stops by. The software is completely free and unrestricted, and are offered to you as is, with my best wishes.

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Recently I teamed up with nudone to produce an online comic strip called Head in the Clouds. You can visit our site here to view the latest strips. We update every Monday and Thursday. Hope you enjoy it!

Head in the Clouds comic strip

Well now, I am obscenely happy, shocked, stunned and flattered to have received what must be the ultimate accolade:

Yes folks, I got a Donation Coder mug!

My word, I've been certified! They've been saying for years that it was due to happen and stone me if they weren't right after all. Only it turns out that it's as a DC Games Division Programmer for 2008.

Click on the image on the left to get a bigger view of Cody and his retro console. The photos simply do not do justice to Nudone's magnificent artwork. He's a clever old stick and I think we'll be seeing a lot more of his work in the very near future. Do I know something you don't? Actually, in this case, yes, yes I do.

See Nudone's work, and other interesting sites, via my interesting links page here.

Deductoid Logic Puzzle
Hey folks, this is a game I wrote a while ago. It's a simple logic puzzle that should be suitable for just about anyone of any age: you can vary the difficulty level as required from pretty simple to very taxing.




CluGrid Logic Puzzle
This is another logic game I wrote based on those books you see at all the airports which are supposed to take your mind off the airline food. Again it's a logic puzzle that should be suitable for just about anyone of any age: you can vary the difficulty level as required from pretty simple to very taxing.




Sudoku Puzzle
Our old friend the Sudoku. Or should I say... our old friends: there are over 8 billion Sudokus in here.
Classic "golden squares" game with a couple of features I hope you'll enjoy: save and re-load games in case you get interrupted while playing, print puzzles to play when away from your computer, and a help feature which gives you one clue at a time in case you just need a little nudge in the right direction. Still hugely popular in China I just discovered, when my original website was blitzed by a bunch of people looking for a download.



This is the second tiniest program you could think of (see below for the weeniest of all). I wrote this after once again being unable to find anything that quite does what I want. The program is a system tray application that shows you CPU and hard disk activity at-a-glance. You can also pop-up a tiny window for a clearer view. It's small enough to fit on top of any program's title bar.

ShowVolume UPDATED - now shows MUTE status of your sound card too!
This is the tiniest program you could think of. I wrote this after a bit of fruitless Googling trying to find anything similar: all it does is put a very small window on your desktop which shows you at-a-glance the volume setting on your sound card, and whether or not the sound is currently muted.

I was looking around some old assembler code that I had written in the days before of super-fast graphics cards, which let me poke colour values directly into a graphics buffer before flipping the whole thing to the screen, when I came across a benchmark program I had been working on. It generates random blobs on the screen which squish and wobble about a bit like those were-retro-not-retro-any-more-and-therefore-soon-to-be-RETRO-retro lava lamps.

It's quite hypnotic to watch, and if anyone would like the algorithm on how it's done, I'm sure there's a game in there somewhere, just waiting to be written! Come on coders, it's easy as pie. Mail me for the details!



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