HOPS Linux Server

HOPS needed a stable server to host business critical applications. This service hosted the client portal, served nightly management reports [...]

HOPS Customer Portal

HOPS has a database based in MS SQL running on Microsoft Small Business Server. The database was out of support and despite a relatively sim [...]

HOPS Nightly Excel Reports

Key staff at hops require management reports each day to keep track of daily moments within the business. Since much of their work is based [...]

HOPS Website

The HOPS site was looking very dated and for legal compliance reasons they needed to update it with some specific information. I suggested t [...]

HOPS Text Messaging Promotion

HOPS were running a marketing campaign that involved inviting potential candidates to engage in a text message dialogue to ascertain if they [...]

Incommunities Development Environment

When I started at the Incommunities team in Bradford, they had no development environment for their live web site. One of my first tasks was [...]

Incommunities WordPress Plugins

This was a project of part of a short contract to the Incommunities housing association in Bradford. They needed extra functionality for the [...]

Salesforce Payment Interface

Homeserve needed the existing PHP system to use their newly chosen payment gateway of Salesforce. This project involved using PHP to generat [...]

HomeServe CMS

HomeServe wanted to separate the responsibility of site text updates from the developers. I was asked to write a CMS (Content Management) sy [...]

HomeServe White-label sites

In addition to their core business of selling home appliance, heating, electrical and plumbing insurance, HomeServe also resell their produc [...]

PHP Support for HomeServe

HomeServe provides boiler & heating repairs, plumbing repairs and appliance repairs. It also offers home emergency insurance extending t [...]

FVC OpenVMS Upgrade

Another interesting OpenVMS project was to upgrade the hardware and operating system for the Jaguar FVC system which controls the dispatch o [...]

OPCON Halewood

Following my success at supporting and maintaining the OpenVMS systems at Jaguar in the Midlands, I was asked to lead the implementation of [...]


The production system at Jaguar gathers around 1000 records of vital build information for each car produced. This information covers such t [...]

DCL Programming

While supporting the Jaguar OpenVMS systems I was involved in various projects programming in DCL (Digital Command Language). Many of the pr [...]

Jaguar VMS Support

In 1999 I started working for a company who provided support to Jaguar cars. Later Jaguar employed me as a contractor directly. Through my t [...]

Delphi Admin System

While at Mercia Internet, we needed an administration system to keep track of customer orders, payments and invoices. I wrote an administrat [...]

Mercia Servers

Together with my brother we had started an internet services company based in Tamworth. Connectivity was provided by a leased ISDN line from [...]

Quasar PEPS Module

I was working for a financial software house called ACT Financial systems. Their main product, Quasar was an investment management system wr [...]


I was working as a programmer at ACT Financial systems. Their main product was a legacy text based application written in the Mumps programm [...]

Quasar Support

I was working for a financial software house called ACT Financial systems. Their main product, Quasar was an investment management system wr [...]

Pirates Arcade Game

This was a maze based game I wrote for the BBC Micro. The game was based in a simple street plan. The sprite of a person, who is a software [...]

Commodore PET Undelete

While using the Commodore PET 8032’s at college, I managed to create a file on my project disk called “*”. I absent-minded [...]

Commodore PET Assembler

The college where I studied my A Levels had a class-room of Commodore PET 8032 computers. These were already dated then! I was already famil [...]

Invaders Return arcade game

I was starting to write a lot of 6502 Assembly language code, and realised that this was how many of the home computer games of the time man [...]

Expert System Shell

My HND project was to write an expert system inference engine. The target system was to be a IBM PC, with the code developed in C. However I [...]
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