This breakdown shows some of the costs I have incurred on products used for the creation of the free software made available on the downloads page:
6/6/96 Borland Delphi v2.0 $-177
Clearly it's an expensive hobby, but I do enjoy helping people in the video, MIDI and VAIO communities.
Borland Delphi is the development environment I use to write software.
The Roland sound modules are what I use to dabble in music. I also use them for testing software I write for the MIDI community.
The VAIO R528DS was my first development machine. It is now my Web server from which you received this page and from where you download my software.
The VAIO RX590G is my current development machine. Although top of the range at the time I bought it, it is beginning to show its age with quirks and complaints. :(
I bought the Adobe Video Collection primarily for Premiere Pro and Encore, but Audition has come in quite handy. I have not had the time to invest in learning After Effects yet. I am actively involved in the Premiere Pro forums, which prompted me to write the Premiere Pro Keyboard Viewer and the Timecode Frame Generator software.