List of items for sale and shareware available on floppy disk or CD(121Kb zipped)
The charge is £2 per diskette. Each 3.5" floppies will hold 1.38Mb and so will hold several programs. Larger programs are re-zipped across several floppies.
Alternatively I can supply most of the collection on CD-ROM for £8 per CD. State preference for NT/Win95 (games or applications) or Win3/DOS (games or applications) or list the sub-directories of interest from share.zip.
The list includes, where known, my source for the program. The majority are available from ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/computing/systems/ibmpc/. Of special note, the collection includes:-
I also have over 600Mb of images, clip art and audio.
This is of specialized interest only. This program provides statistical analysis of the bicycle gear development of 5 speed to 21 speed bicycles. It enables the selection of chain rings and cogs to obtain a logarithmic gear change between a low gear and a high gear. The tested combinations provide a larger increase in gear ratio for lower gears than for higher gears. This is a public domain program.
Two files are provided - BICYCLE.EXE and BICYCLE.WRI (instructions in MS Write format). You also require a copy of VBRUN300.DLL - the dynamic link library of Visual Basic 3.0 (which is available in STDx.ZIP).
Download BICYCLE.ZIP (12Kb)
It is very easy to look up the STD Code of a town from the standard British Telecom telephone directory. However, the reverse case of wishing to know the town from the telephone number is not so straight forward.
There are over 4500 STD Codes in the 1995 Telephone Directory and it would be very easy, but time consuming, to type these into a text file and use word processors, text editors or spread sheets to provide simple searches.
Similarly searches are provided for looking up a town from the post code or Zip code.
This is placed in a world context by providing a list of countries to select from. Once a country has been selected the time zones in the country and the currency codes and exchange rates are displayed and searches on telephone exchanges and post code can be made.
COUNTRY provides wild card searches such as *cam* or *76?8* and lists all the exchanges that match the pattern. COUNTRY.EXE will look up the dialling code for the town entered or provide the town given the dialling code. This helps when looking at telephone numbers in classified columns. Similarly it will look up postal codes/zip codes for a town or county/state or find the town and county for a postal code.
The program also provides editing feature to add, delete and change existing time zones, currency exchange rates, exchanges and postal code. The columns of the tables can be re-sized or minimised at run-time to reveal more or less text.
Visual Basic 3.0 and Windows 3.1 have been used to provide the interface to the Access database of the World country information.
The table provided conforms to the United Kingdom STD Codes changes of 16 April 1995. The international code for making overseas calls has been changing from  to .
Note: Please note that COUNTRY will ONLY find the town and county from the postal code.
Also provided are:-
Download COUNTRYM.ZIP (70Kb - requires STD2.ZIP or STD3.ZIP as it shares CSV, DLL and VBX files).
SciCalc is an 'on-the-top' calculator that only takes up one line of 40 characters (and a title bar). This Scientific calculator provides over 22 functions, 10 user defined formulae, 10 memories and the last 10 results. Entry is in standard algebraic form. The shareware versions are 2.0c and 2.0d and can be downloaded here.
The registered version is 2.0g (16-bit Win 3) and 3.0 (32-bit Win 95/NT) includes loading and saving the memory values and user defined functions and has a micro-title bar, taking up even less room on your display.
Two files are provided - SCICAL2x.EXE and SCICALC.WRI (instructions in MS Write format). You also require a copy of VBRUN300.DLL - the dynamic link library of Visual Basic 3.0 (which is available in STDx.ZIP).
Download SCICAL2G.ZIP (27Kb)
A 32-bit version is available with full installation program.
STD provides rapid searches of telephone area codes (STD codes) and exchanges on over 5000 towns as listed in the standard telephone book.
STDv.EXE provides wild card searches such as *cam* or *76?8* and lists all the exchanges that match the pattern. STDv.EXE will look up the dialling code for the town entered or provide the town given the dialling code. This helps when looking at telephone numbers in classified columns.
The program also provides editing feature to add, delete and change existing exchanges.
Visual Basic 3.0 and Windows 3.1 have been used to provide the interface to the Access database of the exchanges.
The table conforms to the STD Codes changes for 16 April 1995. The international code for making overseas calls is changing from  to . This will also become effective from 16 April 1995.
Released to the Public Domain. This version can be freely distributed provided it is not modified. This version uses the standard table (GRID.VBX) supplied with Visual Basic 3.0. Search requests that result in many exchanges being displayed are slow. GRID.VBX is considerable smaller than the more powerful table control used in STD2.EXE (Sheridan Software Data Widgets). Also included is STD.CSV - ASCII text, comma delimited file of the STD codes and Exchanges.
Download STD1.ZIP (990Kb)
Shareware version. This version can be freely distributed and used on a trial basis. This version has improved appearance and more importantly, performance. On a 486DX2-66 STD1.EXE takes over 60 seconds to load the table with the 5000 entries. STD2.EXE takes less than 4 seconds to display the table on the same query.
Download STD2.ZIP (1.05Mb)
These versions include an ASCII file GBE.CSV of over 18000 STD Codes with the exchange name that handles them, STD3.EXE lists all exchange numbers matching the STD Code selected from the main window, e.g. to locate 020 8994 as Chiswick. The STD.MDB created is approximately 1.8Mbytes (compared to the small table supplied with STD1 and STD2 which is only 420Kb). STD1.EXE and STD2.EXE can only read the standard table, not the 15000 extended STD codes. After a period of 30 days this program should be registered. Registration is £10 and includes the latest version and notification of future releases. STD4 - the 32-bit version with full installation is available from the address below.
Download STD3.ZIP (1.15Mb)
The sample database provides several useful functions and procedures including:-
The sample is heavily commented and should not be too difficult to incorporate into any MS Access project. The sample is on Access 97, but could be converted to Access 95 and even Access 2.0. The zipped file is 365Kb and includes a code and backend database and background bit map.
Programs and updates also available on floppy disk from the author at the address below.Gerald McMullon
The GFG home pageLast updated 23rd September 2003