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Lewis Cowles

Games

  • 90's point & click engines
  • Dark Reign & Dark Reign 2
  • World of Warcraft
  • Spore
  • No mans sky
  • Fallout 3, NV, 4

OS's

  • Windows 98
  • BeOS
  • Minix
  • Linux
  • BSD

IDE's

  • Visual Basic 5 & 6
  • Visual Studio
  • SharpDevelop
  • Netbeans
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Macromedia Flash 4-8

Text Editors

  • GEdit
  • Hesky Data Software Pad
  • Helios Software Solutions - TextPad

Debuggers

  • Visual Studio
  • PDB (with pdbpp)

Project management & Productivity

  • Trello
  • WeKan

Creative & Design

  • PlantUML
  • Graphviz
  • flowmapp
  • Sony DVD & VCD creator (90's / 00's software)
  • Adobe InDesign & Macromedia / Adobe Fireworks

Any emulator that exists and works
WINE (because it's not an emulator)
linux/unix mount

Repeatability / IaC

  • Docker (specifically with compose)
  • VirtualBox
  • Ansible
  • Vagrant

Misc

  • The old tabbed CD browsers
  • Microsoft 1990's interactive CD-ROM's like Dangerous Creatures
  • SSH
  • Open source cryptography (OpenSSH, FreeTLS etc)
  • CURL (many other haxx.se projects)
  • postman

Programming

  • PHP
  • Python
  • Golang
  • C & C++ standards communities
  • Rust

Databases

  • MySQL, Sqlite, postgres
  • Redis
  • MongoDB
  • Neo4J
  • Elasticsearch

Web Servers

  • Nginx (from apache & IIS, it kicks ass)

Content Generation

  • Jekyll
  • WordPress
  • Various automatic documentation generators

Media

  • YouTube
  • Netflix
  • VLC