The Yukon's, like, totally way-cool software developer.
The name yukon dude software was chosen by lottery. History failed to record the name of the winner or what it was they were promised to receive as reward, but then didn't.
The dude is, in reality, Dave Rogers, wealthy young man about town.
Unlike his namesakes—Keanu, Spicoli, Kato, Lebowski, Harris—this dude is a software developer by trade and so only surfs the gnarly breaks of HTTP.
Prior to coming to the Yukon over a decade ago, the dude toiled behind the curtains on Bay Street, pulling levers and spinning dials. The dude now spends a good deal of time teaching at Yukon College and also sits on the board of the Yukon Information Technology and Industry Society.
The dude specializes in developing software for small to medium projects. Mac, Windows, or Linux: take your pick. From web applications, to relational databases, to embedded systems and smartphone apps, the chances are good that the dude either knows the technology or will cram it into his noggin over the weekend.
What the dude doesn't do, as should be plainly evident from this page, is any sort of artistic web or graphic design. The dude also doesn't host web sites. The dude is not interested in your plan to corner the on-line gambling scene.
But for the things the dude doesn't do, he knows the people who do (except for gambling) and will gladly arrange for the necessary introductions.
In short, if you need a computer to do something that it doesn't, bring on the dude.
- info strudel yukondude full-stop com
- box 31063
yt y1a 5p7
- 60° 42.5' n × 135° 6.4' w
Operators are standing by.
The following are a smattering of both recent and ancient dude projects—some for clients, some for the dude, and some just because.
- Scripnix. A collection of general-purpose bash shell scripts. Released into the Public Domain.
- Interactive teaching aids and organizational tools for Yukon College too numerous to mention.
- Klondike Firewall. Bash shell scripts to create stateful netfilter/iptables packet-filtering firewalls: a router and a standalone server. Released under the GNU General Public License v2.
- Data gathering and distribution tools for the Yukon Research Centre.
- caseBase. A desktop application for managing, querying, and reporting on civil and criminal trials. The dude wrote this in exchange for a moose dinner and a handknit sweater. Released under the GNU General Public License v3.
- Mobile games, language teaching exercises, and an online dictionary for the Yukon Native Language Centre.
- The obsolete, yet intriguing, DispAdapter. A wrapper for COM interfaces so that they may be exposed to IDispatch-style clients. The dude's DispAdapter Lives blog posting doesn't explain it any better, but does reveal some of its history. Released into the Public Domain.
- And therefore, the AntiDispAdapter. The logical antithesis of the DispAdapter. From the documentation: "The AntiDispAdapter is a COM component that wraps an IDispatch interface implementation with a separately-provided custom VTBL interface definition." Also from the documentation: "As such, the AntiDispAdapter is surprisingly useless." Released into the Public Domain.
- Image database and file management analyses for the Yukon Archives.
- Tame Visual Basic with IDL. An article written by the dude back in his Microsoft days. Horribly obsolete, but still a popular request.
Learn: The dude revels in the onslaught of technological change.
Create: The dude's software is efficient, sturdy, elegant, and appeals to all five senses.
Support: "Software doesn't rust," as the saying goes, so neither do the dude's maintenance efforts.
Yukon: It's all done north of 60°, east of 141°, and west of the Selwyns.