Alex Hornby


work at a major investment bank leading teams developing front office risk systems in Scala and Java. Prior to that I worked at a financial software house, team leading Linux C/C++, Java J2EE, CORBA and Database development of front office trading systems.

Free Software

If you need to shift the date or time on a Linux or Unix machine you may be interested in dateshift, my date/time testing tool for Linux and Solaris.

I have also written , a firewall tunnelling script for accessing external network resources through a normal web proxy. You can use this to access SSH, CVS hosts and many other TCP/IP based services from behind a firewall.

You can find out more about my involvement with free software.

Virtual 2600

My third year project whilst at the University of Warwick was an Atari 2600 emulator, which I released as open source.  I no longer develop it due to lack of time, so to play 2600 games I recommed Stella, as it is faster and supports more games.

For historical interest or if you are looking for a pure C 2600 emulator to port, check out the Virtual 2600 Home Page .

Old Games

You may like to try the games I have written. Be warned that they are now rather old....:

This was included in RedHat Linux 2.1. It is an invaders style shoot 'em up game for linux using SVGAlib, has sound and joystick support. Probably quite hard to compile these days
A tetris clone for DOS with simultaneous two player support. Or for 256 colour goodness get A later version in Mode-X . I prefer the original version myself. Someone even wrote up a nice review of it. Runs quite well on DOS emulators.

Alex Hornby