Hey, I'm Simon.

I build software.

I enjoy working alone doing everything from initial concept, to design + UX, to front end + back end code, to deployment + server/network administration. I've been doing this for 16 years.

Things I've created so far...

SichboPhone logo.
SichboPhone turns your Windows 10 device into a mobile phone with no markup on Voice/SMS fees. SICHBOPHONE.COM
SichboPVR logo.
SichboPVR is a free TV application for Windows XP through 10 featuring all of the usual live TV and DVR functionality. Built from the ground up, including a custom direct3d user interface. No dependencies other than the Windows OS and runtime. SICHBOPVR.COM
Projemail logo.
Proj.email enables people to collaborate entirely over e-mail whilst it automatically organises everybody's discussions into a project workspace in the background. PROJ.EMAIL
LiveLabSpace logo.
LiveLabSpace is a collaborative scientific research platform intended to help foster the growth of live open science, as well as solve today's “research reproducibility” and “data reuse” problems. LIVELAB.SPACE
CivilMoney logo.
Civil Money is an open source debt-free monetary system which aims to provide a unified global currency that can guide us toward a more civilised human society. It features:
  • A generous universal basic income.
  • An implicit and inverted taxation system (tax is a money "creation" feature.)
  • A low barrier to entry.
  • Democratic voting for any fundamental changes to the system.
  • Transparent transactions and accountability.
  • Automatic dispute resolution.
  • A scalable, consensus-based peer-to-peer server architecture.
  • An efficient and easy to work with messaging format.
  • End-to-end TLS between all peers and user clients.
CIVIL.MONEY
WORKetc logo.
WORKetc (formerly Veetro) is an all-in-one online business management platform that I built and co-founded with business partner Daniel Barnett in 2005. Still doing well today with a team of staff and healthy user base, I decided to exit the company in 2013 to focus on video codecs. WORKETC.COM

I'm available for odd-jobs in these areas:

Languages
  • C#
  • C / C++
  • X86_64 asm
  • HLSL
  • Javascript
  • T-SQL
Frameworks
  • .NET / .NET Core / WinRT
  • DirectShow
  • MediaFoundation
  • Direct3D
  • DXVA
  • Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
  • WinForms
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF)
Components I've implemented from scratch
  • Video codecs - H.264 / MPEG-2 / TS / AtomBox
  • Networking/transports - SMTP / IMAP / DNS / HTTP / WebSockets / RTP / DLNA / HLS
  • Most of the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) PSI spec
High performance/availability DBA for
  • MS SQL Server
  • Postgres
Non technical
  • Web stuff - HTML / CSS
  • UI / UX Design
  • Vector Artwork
simon@sichbo.ca

Please e-mail to get in touch — I don't like social media, thanks.