My Tech Magazine Articles From Yesteryear

In the early 1990’s, I began writing for a few of my favorite technical magazines. Here is a mostly-complete list.

Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, September 1992
A Universal EXE-to-BIN Conversion Utility ( Tech Tips ) and More on Copying Large Data Chunks in C ( Tech Tips ) The second entry was co-authored by my friend Roger Samaan.


Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, March 1993
Converting a Windows Screen-Saver into an Application ( Tech Tips )


Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, April 1993
Increasing Your Open File Limit Under Windows ( Tech Tips )


Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, May 1993
What TimerCount() Counts ( Tech Tips )


Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, July 1993
The Return of Returning to Previous Instances ( Tech Tips )


Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, August 1993
Getting the Most from Real-mode Memory
This was my first full article for a major publication. Although not mentioned by name, it is referenced in one of Andrew Schulman’s “Undocumented” books.



Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, November 1993
A DOS Stopwatch Utility ( Tech Tips )


Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, February 1994
Revenge of the Son of Return to Previous Instance ( Tech Tips )


Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, August 1994
Video Page Management( Tech Tips )


Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, October 1994
A MessageBox() Bug ( Tech Tips )


Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, November 1994
Programmed Auto-Loading of .EXE and .DLL Files ( Tech Tips )


PC Techniques, October/November 1994
Reading Text Data Embedded in a DOS Executable File ( HAX column)



DOS World, March 1995
Front-End Realignment ( Tips from Readers )


Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, April 1995
A Universal ASCII Encoding Utility for DOS ( Tech Tips )


The C/C++ Users Journal, June 1995
Interfacing to a FOSSIL Communications Driver


Dr. Dobbs Sourcebook for Internet and WWW Programming, Nov/Dec 1995
Client/Server Programming on the Web
My article in this publication was a CGI trivia game written in C. I believe it to be the first CGI web programming article in print.


Dr. Dobbs Journal, May 1997
Examining the TAWK Compiler


The Perl Journal, Issue #7
Second place in the annual Obfuscated Perl Coding Contest
This entry was later reprinted in the O’Reilly book Games, Diversions, and Perl Culture.



One of the last articles I wrote for a paper publication was in The C/C++ Users Journal Java Solutions supplement in August 2000 : Using the Java Core Reflection API.

After a bit of a hiatus, I wrote an article for the October 2015 issue of Nuts and Volts.



About Jim Lawless

I've been programming computers for about 36 years ... 30 of that professionally. I've been a teacher, I've worked as a consultant, and have written articles here and there for publications like Dr. Dobbs Journal, The C/C++ Users Journal, Nuts and Volts, and others.
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