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Technology Associates Inc.(remembered)
The EternaLight assets of Technology Associates, Inc.
have been transfered to EternaLights, LLC. All orders
and services issues will be handled by them.
Thomas Hoops and Derone Bryson founded Technology Associates.
In 1994, their partnership incorporated under the name
of Technology Associates, Inc. Between 1993 and 2000,
Technology Associates successfully operated a small
chain of computer stores in the Reno/Sparks area which sold
and serviced computers.
Technology Associates was also one of the founding investors
in Great Basin Internet Services (GBIS), Northern Nevada's Largest
Independent internet service provider. In 1998, TA divested itself
of GBIS. In 2000, TA divested itself of it's retail stores
to pursue manufacturing of the EternaLight flashlight
and other related and unrelated products developed by Thomas Hoops
and Derone Bryson. In 2007,
the organization formerly known as Technology
Associates, Inc., founded by Thomas Hoops and
Derone Bryson in 1992 ceased to exist.
This site is still a
functioning sales platform for the EternaLight products
manufactured and sold by EternaLights, LLC. However,
the remainder of the site remains as it was in it's finality before
the closing of Technology Associates, Inc.
Today Mr. Bryson is privately employed as a Software Engineer. Mr. Hoops
is privately employed in a manufacturing company as
it's CTO. After working together since 1990, through their various
projects and partnerships, Mr. Hoops and Mr. Bryson are still best friends
and continue to explore new opportunities together.
TEXT VIEWER (dosprods.txt) last updated February 14 2012
Legacy DOS products now available for FREE with Source code!
Years ago, we fashioned quite a few DOS software products which were
quite popular. If you don't know what DOS is you're in the WRONG place!
Use your "BACK" button on your browser until you're back somewhere safe.
But, if you know DOS and still use it, the following might be considered
a little goldmine.
We thought Microsoft had finally killed DOS and that this software would
ultimately be of no use. But, just showing you can't kill a good idea,
DOS lives on now, without Microsoft. And even by leaving no means for
DOS to run in their new operating systems, DOS has managed to find
a means through free open source software like the
DOSBOX emulator for Windows and Linux
and free virtual machine emulators like QEMU -
a multiple platform X86 emulator which can run FREEDOS
a free version of DOS, as a virtual machine. In fact with these free open
source products, DOS can now live on the Windows, Mac, Linux and other
environments. So, now, DOS is more versatile than ever before.
The beautiful thing about PC DOS is that it simplifies and defines a static
machine and environment. Meaning that, if you write software for DOS, it will
not only be easier to manage, simplier to distibute and more sensible for
many business applications that could use much less of the graphical
distractions these days... but it may last into perpetuity! Writing programs
for DOS now is actually safer than writing them for Linux! While Linux is
not under the claw and hammer of Microsoft's money machine, it is still a
moving target - it changes. DOS is done. If you write a DOS program now.
It will still run under whatever DOS emulated system is present in the future
without recompiling. It truly is a write-once and compile-once system.
Don't be surprised if someday soon, a browser plug-in is
available that is a DOS emulator. Well, enough pontificating, now down to
LICENSE TO USE:
The following software, unless given seperate license, is hereby
licensed for unlimited use by individuals for personal use purposes.
Commercial or any other use requires written approval from Technology
Associates, Inc, or Thomas Hoops. For interest in commercial use
or for other purposes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
---D O S ---S O F T W A R E-------------------------
SimplySales - a very sophisticated, yet easy to
use, Point-Of-Sale, inventory control, invoicing, bank book, ordering
and simple accounting system. Supports multiple users, commissions, unique
and bin inventory, kits, and much more. This system was used by our retail
stores for the complete management of the store and is still in use today
in our EternaLight business. Obviously, the system is quite versatile.
Assistance setting up or using this program is available but is not free.
For more information email email@example.com
SimplyWrite - the coolest TEXT editor, even by today's
WordSearch - a word search generator for
making word search puzzles.
C-Thru - a binary file viewer with columning.
Useful for viewing or repairing old database files with fixed record lengths,
among other things.
Bench Marks - CPU benchmarking and disk
benchmarking utilities. These utilities still delivery useful information
on today's systems that some utilities still manage to bungle.
EDIR - Extended Directory Manager. A slick
little directory management utility.
TANK - A simple two player tank game - well
tank might be an exaggeration - more like a gun game. Very unique.
HWLabel - A label printing and managment program.
CalcInt - A nice commandline principal and interest calculator for
calculating mortgages, etc.
HWMenu - A very nice batch file menu creation
and management program.
Auction - A little auction managment program
for small auction houses (live auctions).
PersBud - A useful personal budgeting
program. Not many of these - infact - none that uses this simple muffin tin
method that I've ever found. Can this make you rich?
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Turbo C Developer's Library Source Code
These applications were written using tools I and few other associates
developed. These tools eventually were published in a book by Howard W.
Sams entitled "Turbo C Developer's Library". Published in 1988
Many large and powerful business applications were later written with
these tools under development contracts. The system was excellent for network driven
database applications. It primarily depended upon BTrieve and originally
Novell networks. Later the library was adopted to just LAN Manager (Microsoft)
networks. My business partner of nearly 20 years, Derry Bryson has ported
this library and database system to Linux and Java. You may reach him at
.DOC version of original Turbo C Developer's Library Book - This links
to a .DOC file of this book. many of the formatting features of the
original book did not make the file conversion but the content is intact.
Also, some of the characters in the code which were in the extended
character set may nothave translated properly. If you intend to use
these tools this is a must to gain familiarity.
Core Library Functions Source - Will be uploaded in a
while - be patient please.
Extended Library Functions Source - Will be uploaded in a
while - be patient please.
Source code for all of these programs is availabel and will be comming later.
While the code is free to use, there are limitations in certain cases. And,
any help is not free.