Who am I?
This is a facesaver image of me, taken at the European Unix Users Group (EUUG) London conference in 1988.
My CV in html format
I'm a relative newcomer to Usenet and GNU software.
Who am I not?
I've got some catching up to do... but for starters:
There's another Roger Willcocks in the UK (he's a 'rounded IT business leader') - I'm not him.
There's another Roger Willcocks in New Zealand (he's a web/VB developer) - I'm not him.
There's another Roger Willcocks in Australia (he's a university lecturer) - I'm not him.
What do I do?
I am currently working for a national newspaper company, developing a system to typeset classified advertising 'automagically.'
Useful programs and links
- The RoPS PostScript interpreter
- Cerebral Sounds - music downloads - definitely not pop!
- wrapeps.c - minimal program to turn an EPS file into a
printable PS file
- pfbtopfa.c - convert a .pfb file to .pfa format
- eexec.el - GNU emacs lisp functions for eexec encode and
- anagram.cpp - fast bit-twiddling anagram finder
- prob.cpp - use Stirling's approximation to find the
significance of a number distribution
- ean13.ps - draw ean13 barcodes (from first principles)
on Avery L7260 labels
- spliff.cpp - reformat C/C++ code to canonical format
- unembed.cpp - clear the 'embedding' bit in a TrueType font
- wbxml.zip - WAP / WML parser
- dump.ps - PostScript dictionary dump
My MSC report (PDF) - 'Modelling the Description of Shapes from
Examples' - an implementation of the Active Shape Model and the Point Distribution
Model (includes source code.) The drawings below show the first four othogonal modes for
an outstretched hand, inferred directly from example images. It may not be immediately
obvious, but each vertex is moving in a straight line.
Copyright © 2005 Roger K W Willcocks