About the Founder
Born in 1978, Jeremy Smith runs San Fran Systems himself.
Jeremy has links to Ted Nelson and works with him on Zigzag.
- Jeremy graduated from Huddersfield University in 2005 with a degree in Software Development with AI, graded a 2:2 with honours.
- Jeremy also has a National Diploma (a 2-year course) in Media Studies, which gives him a certain ability to analyse the media. Very useful.
- In 2004, Jeremy entered the Microsoft-run Imagine Cup, and got to the 2nd round, came in the top 50 (out of all the Universities) and won £800 of software and a 'Microsoft Genius' T-shirt, but didn't get anywhere in the 2nd round.
- He submitted a webserver to the Gnucleus Gnutella client project, and Gnucleus got picked up by Streamcast and made into Morpheus Preview Edition. This got downloaded 100 million times, with his code inside, but the code wasn't enabled, thanks to the Gnucleus author. Ubiquity is fun until you mess it up.
- He found a SID MIDI-controlled synth for the C64, written by Linus Walleij of Triad, and modified the Frodo C64 emulator so that it took MIDI data from the Windows MIDI interface. Although his original code for this functionality is lost, the WinUAE project, on prompting, agreed to support MIDI, so Bars 'n' Pipes (a Blue Ribbon product which caused Blue Ribbon to get bought out by Microsoft), was usable in WinUAE, and the author of Bars 'n' Pipes (Todor Fay) thanked Jeremy - Todor worked on DirectMusic at Microsoft after Blue Ribbon, and later founded an audio plugin company. Also, eventually a C64 emulator, Vice, got MIDI support.
- In 2006, on the comp.lang.lisp newsgroup, Jeremy suggested someone make a good logo for Common Lisp to make it more popular. Everyone loved this, and made a few logos, including the lizard one being used on many Lisp webpages to date.
- Gave help to a website, The Tipshop, maybe because of game pokes, or for getting them in touch with a Spectrum developer: The Tipshop
- SID hero: STIL FAQ