.NET Framework v1.1
for these programs to work. They will not
work without it. You
will get Error C0000135.
have problems getting
them to work
for the message but
I am annoyed
because some prat has slagged off these applications not because they
don't like them but they haven't bothered to read the instructions or
ask the author why they programs don't work.
I've made it so that even
Business Studies graduate can read it.
All these programs are freeware
; there is no cost, no nothing.
My "StoryBook" program. Designed for Primary use, this allows easy
creation of storybooks that can be freely distributed in electronic,
print, or web page format. Also has sound effects (not on the web
version as yet). To see what a finished (very badly drawn) storybook is
like, see "The
Adventures of Ros"
; includes instructions and a demonstration story.
Control/Flowcharting program, FlowGrid.
This has its own page.
your own KS3 ICT Tests with the KS3ICTBar
. This is working, but still under development.
embedded in a Word Document, which checks that an Access Import has
worked properly and gives details of missing or duplicate primary keys.
showing twin Combo boxes - in a reasonably comprehensible fashion.
much more usable Access
Checker written in C# ; this is
a standalone application with Dialog boxes - much easier. This requires
the .NET framework to be installed. This program is a stand alone
executable, so no inSoftware\QuickMap.zipstall,
just run it. This
file has a sample database/import file you can check it with.
does the work of the Word Game on Channel 4's "Countdown" program, but
with the option of changing the number of letters. It includes a word
file which I found on the net, but you can use your own.
program for playing Battleships
Spreadsheet. This one is stand
alone, not part of Excel. It includes a very simple exercise file to
show you how it works. Click the thumbnail to see the example
fleet. I have added some information on how to play the game
and make files here.
1 : Timer Bug now fixed (12th May 2006)
2 : I've improved the look a bit, so they are no longer gray blobs and
red circles but look more like ships (though they look like tugs and
barges). If anyone can draw better graphics than me, please improve the
included bitmaps and send them back (12th May 2006)
Mindmapping Application, Quickmap.
Nothing special, nothing complicated, hell it's free and I wrote it in
a couple of hours. Here are the (brief) instructions.
I wrote it as an experiment with panels and scrolling.
which allows you to do Cloze work on a whiteboard (for example).
is an introductory Logo program ; the default graphics are tanks
shooting other tanks (... I had some freeware tank graphics ...) but it
can be customised to be any graphics you like. The tanks (or whatever
graphic you choose) can be controlled either using a Logo program or
sample boards and - a first - written instructions in the archive.
If anyone has
any suggestions for improvements to these programs, email
me and I'll consider making the
Note : You cannot "click and
run" for .NET programs. This is due to the .NET web security system ;
if you run the program by clicking on the link and selecting Run you
will get warning messages and it will give a security alert when you
read a file.
This is not
a bug, it is meant to work like this to stop programs being run off the
Internet doing horrible things to your computer system. If you save the
program to your hard drive and run it it should work fine.
Note to System and
Network Administrators: If you want to verify this code is virus free,
please feel free to contact me, or ask for the source and you can
compile it yourself.