Anyone remember Simply Transparent?
It was my first public offering to the world of freeware! My high school after-hours project is now on github. I don't know why I haven't done this sooner, but I thought it would be a fun _git-_to-know git activity.
Just looking through all these files brings back memories -- my, how far I've come. My first rendition of this project mostly used the MFC classes Microsoft shipped with their Visual C++ 5/6 projects (this was before Visual Studio .NET). I eventually released this gem as Simply Transparent 6.5, and was the version that was honored as the "Free file of the Day" on TechTV's "The Screen Savers" with Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone, post Kate Botello era. Right around that time, I kicked MFC to the curb and rewrote the entire program with nothing but the Windows bare API at my mercy. I had grown as a programmer and found a new love of strait-up-no-hand-holding raw C++. Those were the days... learning something new every day, and digging for more -- constantly digging -- knowledge in software development and the art of UI design.