Malarkey Software
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[projects]

Wherein I describe the projects that I've released for public consumption in chronological order from newest to oldest. Unless stated otherwise, everything here requires some decently recent version of Mac OS X.

Also, I am not adverse to receiving monetary compensation for my efforts. Visit the donations section if you'd like to send some money my way to encourage further development of anything you see here (or help me feed the little monsters).

Lastly, if you want to keep up with the latest happenings on any of these projects, you can either sign up for the mailing list or subscribe to the RSS feed.

.:AWAD Desktop:.
I'm on a mailing list the fine folks over at Wordsmith.org provide called A.Word.A.Day. The problem is that I can never remember the words I get in my incoming mail each morning. So I wrote this bit of software that downloads the current word of the day and just displays it along with its definition.

[details] [download v1.1]


.:Chemical Bonds:.
Ah, yet another entry for an iDevGames contest. The one that this project was specifically crafted for the OMG Cup 2005, a six-week contest sponsored by Freeverse Software and PureStatic. In this arcade puzzle hybrid, you're challenged to create molecules using atoms that are continually filling a test tube.

[details] [download v1.02]


.:dead.licious:.
A tool to make sure that all your bookmarks in your del.icio.us (or Ma.gnolia or Simpy) account are still valid.

[details] [download v1.42]


.:HexDecBin:.
At work, I found myself converting a lot from base-16 to base 10 (as in several times in hour, in some cases) and using the Windows calculator app was just too cumbersome after a while. So I whipped up this little tool to do it quickly and efficiently. I don't imagine updating it ever again since it does what I need it to do but I'm putting it out there for people since I couldn't find a program for Windows that would just convert number bases.

[download v1.0 for Win32]
[download v1.0 for OSX]


.:Hot Spot X:.
Set the wayback-o-meter to 1995 and you'll find a tile-based puzzle game called Hot Spot for the Mac before the transition to OS X (the Classic days, as they are called). Well, over a decade later, the original game still runs great on my PowerMac G5 however it only runs in the emulation layer that is Apple's Classic environment which can take about a minute or two to start up. So I decided to give it the old college try and see if I could make a modern version of this classic game.

[details] [download v1.22]


.:Jem:.
A simple little application with one purpose: to run a synergy client, configured the way I need it to be.

[details] [download v1.0]


.:Mine Swept:.
One day, I got on this Minesweeper kick. However, the only version if Minesweeper that I actually liked playing was the Windows version. The versions of Minesweeper for the Mac that were available at the time were a) shareware b) Minesweeper with added fancy features that I didn't care for and/or c) just didn't like the look of it. So I did what any good programmer would do: I made my own.

[details] [download v1.47c]


.:Neko Type-R:.
Run, kitty, run! *insert furious typing motions here* A small game I whipped up in 21 days for "Accelerated", a racing themed contest that the fine folks over at IDevGames.com ran in January 2005. You must use your elite typing skills to race your cats to the finish line before the computer's team does the same. My entry came in third place (out of six entries) which got me the Pangea Super Pack. Woot!

Under the terms of the contest, Neko Type-R and its source code is distributed under the MIT license.

[details] [download v1.2a] [download contest version] [download source]


.:Nerak Attack:.
Defend your self! The Neraks are attacking! This is probably the first game ever that I finished and released to the public. It was for the 21 Days contest "Vectorized" run by IDevGames.com in February of 2004. It's a sort of a clone in the vein of Galaga and Galaxian. Sadly, I didn't have enough time to put in all the gameplay features I wanted to -- it placed 9th out of 16 entries -- but it was a fun learning experience regardless.

Under the terms of the contest, Nerak Attack and its source code is distributed under the GNU GPL license.

[details] [download v1.0] [download v1.0b for Win32] [download source]


.:Photo Grabbr:.
I keep track of a lot of Flickr accounts and come across photosets that I want to keep a copy of for myself. So Photo Grabbr was written to make this process much, much easier.

[details] [download v1.45]


.:Symbolical:.
You wake to find yourself in a cell with no windows or doors. Looking around, it appears that the only way out is to solve the puzzle presented before you. Symbolical is a remake of Drixella's Dilemma, a game originally published by COMPUTE!'s Gazette for the Commodore 64.

[details] [download v1.0]


.:Today In Discordia:.
A handy dandy Cocoa implementation of the Discordian calendar for all your Erisian needs.

[details] [download v1.0] [download ddate source]


.:UPCToISBN:.
A simple application that converts the UPC barcode of most books into it's ISBN. It's really only handy if you're a big nerd like me and decided you wanted to catalog all your books.

[details] [download v1.0]


.:Web Dailies:.
What's better than opening up in tabs a folder full of bookmarks to all your favorite online comics? Being able to specify which ones open based on what day of the week it is.

[details] [download v1.1]


.:Legal stuff that everyone else adds:.
The following disclaimer applies to all of my projects here:

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.