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Welcome to Midnight Code

Midnight Code is a singular resource created by Ian Latter to house and share the most useful open source software that he has developed.

The projects presented on this site are not commercial. They are the publicly publishable, cumulative and structured outputs of the seemingly ceaseless need to create that stems from the author himself. Some of the projects have a long meandering history that is due to their unique evolution, while others have been created here simply to fit a niche need. The works that have been developed by the author under contract for commercial organisations are not public, and hence have not been published here. Though public works by the author, as published here, have been used to develop private (commercial) software and appliances.

The main project grouping is "The Planet Series" project set. This series of projects is designed to bring Linux to life, in the Home or Office, to fulfill the complete spectrum of communications and life-style technologies for all non-enterprise consumers. These projects start at Mercury with the development environment required to get you started, and end at Pluto with connectivity from your LAN to the rest of the universe. This project group is further serviced with the enterprise-class CHAOS and CosMos, providing limitless processing capacity to the computationally starved. Other projects, grouped as such, include intelligent agents, stop-motion animation, and various other non-project bound papers.

Each project is clearly defined, and contains screen shots, documentation, source code, links and activity information, as identified.

All source code on this web site has been released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPL). This source code is free software; you can redistribute it and / or modify it under the terms of the GNU GPL as published by the Free Software Foundation, and mirrored at the Midnight Code web site; as at version 2 of the License only. This source code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Further-more, and consistent with the philosophy behind the license, the supporting web site ( has been created to readily facilitate site-wide mirroring. The site itself has been constructed simply, with no fancy web features (such as Flash or Java) being utilised in either the site navigation or content dispersal.

To retrieve the entire site use :: wget -m -w 2
To retrieve a single project use :: wget -m -w 2 -np
To retrieve all documentation use :: wget -m -w 2 -np

Please note that all documentation, graphics and logos are copyright and, while free to download and share, are not to be modified or included in other works. Midnight Code is a registered trademark of Ian Latter.