These are just a few per cent of the hundreds of articles about Amiga, Sinclair and Linux systems (among others) written by Simon N Goodwin for UK home computing and electronics magazines over the last 20-odd years. If there are others you'd like to see, please email the author Simon (at) mooli (dot) org (dot) uk .
All these files, apart from Speculator, are open source and freely distributable. Speculator is fully-functional shareware.
CharMode.lha dev/misc 106K Custom Amiga screen mode generator QDOS4amiga1.lha misc/emu 186K Sinclair QL emulator binaries and documents QDOS4amiga2.lha misc/emu 244K Sinclair QL emulator full source code QDOS4amiga3.lha misc/emu 315K Sinclair QL emulator QDOS support disk octetpurge.lha comm/mail 23K Purges binary data from MIME spool files ReAddress.lha comm/mail 4K Converts AdMail aliases to YAM 1.3 format MemList.lha dev/asm 4K Reports system memory ranges in decimal OnlineTimer.lha dev/basic 19K Timer for serial port Carrier Detection PowerAGA.lha dev/basic 6K HiSoft Power BASIC AGA 256 colour 24 bit support CatWeaselPlus.lha disk/misc 34K CatWeasel support for QL, MGT & PC 5.25" disks ClockPeek.lha dev/misc 17K Direct A500/2000/1200 clock chip access amitrs80.lha misc/emu 312K Tandy TRS-80 Model 1 Emulator and examples SetHardFileWB.lha misc/emu 4K Workbench selector for MSHF: and buffers Speculator.lha misc/emu 378K ZX Spectrum 48K emulator, documents and utilities TasRead.lha misc/emu 26K Formats Tasword and SAMScratch files for Amiga BlankPurge.lha text/misc 22K Strips blank lines from Amiga text files 68060fix.lha util/boot 6K Cure for Motorola 68060 Superscalar bypass bug 68060inside.lha util/boot 13K Intel-mocking 'inside' logo for 68060 startups peek_poke.lha util/cli 24K Powerful STRUCTURED Shell PEEK and POKE commands doc2rtf.lha util/conv 46K Converts Psion Quill _DOC files to Rich Text Format CopperDecode.lha util/moni 38K Disassembles Amiga OCS/ECS/AGA Copper Lists QuickROM.lha util/sys 12K Boosts Kickstart speed on 68040 or 68060 DMAmon.lha util/wb 19K Workbench monitor for floppies and sound SpamFryer.lha comm/mail 95K Deletes spam from a POP3 server unread
My most recent pro bono Amiga project was SpamFryer, which garnered hundreds of users worldwide.
It's an icon-launched ARexx script that automatically identifies spam and deletes it from your ISP's POP3 server. The third major update applies more than 100 rules to sift out spam, and can quickly be taught new rules by editing plain text files. It includes a choice of icons, optional Miami YAM and UAE integration, and comprehensive documentation in AmigaGuide and plain text formats, in English.
It fries around 90 per cent of current spams (PC worms, junk mail offers, viruses etc) without needing to download more than a fraction of each waiting message.
SpamFryer won an award from the French AmigaPower magazine in 2007.
Version 5:3 of SpamFryer is several times faster, supports fuzzy matching, and contains new rules to catch current bulk spam messages. Version 6.18 adds 'SpamBrowser' which gives you the option to run SpamFryer in an interactive mode. You can preview the contents of your mailbox and interactively select the mails you want to keep or delete. Follow the link to read the SpamFryer documentation on line. For potentially more recent news there's information about updates on the Amiga Wiki. If you currently use SpamFryer and would like to obtain the latest rules, or share your own discoveries, this is the place to do it. It's generally a good place to seek and share the latest Amiga information.
The emulators AmiTRS80, Speculator and Qdos4Amiga are collective efforts led by Red Skull, William James and Mark Swift (who also made the original DOC2RTF converter, as a Qdos program).