About Me - My Work
In my spare time, I maintain or have worked on a number of web sites, and contributed to a number of open source projects. I'm currently involved in:
My main web site, which you're reading right now! Started in 1999 as "Owen's Visual Basic Workshop", this site has been my outlet on the web for over 13 years.
Owen's Transport Tycoon Station
Originally part of owenrudge.net, my Transport Tycoon site is now separate and provides advice, hints, utilities, and saved games/scenarios for Chris Sawyer's popular Transport Tycoon games.
The Transport Tycoon Forums
The discussion forums for Transport Tycoon. An active community with nearly 1.1 million posts and 36,000 users as of January 2014.
I own and operate a small web host called Zernebok Hosting, offering affordable shared, reseller and VPS hosting.
The Ultimate Transport Tycoon Game Repository
A site with hundreds of Transport Tycoon saved games and scenarios available for download. Sadly, somewhat neglected. I've intended to replace this with a much nicer version two, which is progressing slowly but should hopefully be released at some point in the near future.
Open Source projects
I was one of the original developers of OpenTTD, coordinating the original release in 2005 and providing web hosting and assorted patches to the project over the years. I'm still active in the project, although not so much as a developer these days.
My Google Summer of Code 2008 project involves working on Wine to implement better support for Windows control panels, and to improve Wine's configuration utilities by developing new control panels. I've since continued contributing patches to Wine as and when possible, and I worked full-time on Wine between August 2009 and October 2012.
I have contributed a few patches and utilities to FreeDOS since 2000, including enhancing COMMAND.COM's history features.
I have my own distribution of GEM, a graphical user interface for DOS, dating back to 2000, and maintained FreeGEM Output, the GEMP3 MP3 player, and assorted other utilities.
The SEAL project
I became the maintainer of SEAL, another GUI for DOS, in February 2002, and had control over the web site, among other things. I moved everything to a central repository at SourceForge, and totally rewrote the web site. Due to other commitments, I no longer maintain the site, but am still an administrator on it.
The Open Source home for OSPlus, a collection of utilities I created in 2000 and have continued to develop under the GNU General Public Licence.
I have also done work for other sites in the past that are unfortunately no longer available, as well as made contributions to a smattering of projects not listed here. If you're interested in any of my work, please get in touch.
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