Indie software artist.

Sichbo Interactive is Simon Bond, an independent software developer for over 18 years who does everything from initial idea, to design/UX, front end/back end code, security hardening, server/network administration and performance profiling and optimisation down to the x86 assembly instruction level. I have special expertise in the esoteric video codec and runtime performance problem domains as well as building scalable web applications.

Please get in touch for consulting, a quote on your project or if you have a job offer.

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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.
Thingy logo. is a free community organiser for Canadians that lets people coordinate pretty much anything and automatically generates a monthly newsletter of goings ons. THINGY.CA
SichboPhone logo.
SichboPhone turns your Windows 10 devices into a virtual mobile phone by giving it a real working mobile phone number with SMS and voice capability. A handy wifi-only alternative to buying a SIM — gives you a mobile phone for penny's a month. 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 UI framework. No dependencies other than the Windows OS and runtime. SICHBOPVR.COM
Projemail logo. enabled people to collaborate entirely over e-mail whilst it automatically organised everybody's discussions into a project workspace in the background. The project didn't gain traction however.
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
TrilliumSDK logo.
Media Foundry Inc. were the resellers of my video and UI SDK, sold under the Trillium brand (formerly Zirconium.) The SDK allowed safety-critical video capture, playback and fluid Direct3D video compositing in a rich UI using the .NET runtime.
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 work in these areas:

  • .NET / .NET Core / WinRT
  • DirectShow
  • MediaFoundation
  • Direct3D
  • Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
  • WinForms
  • ASP.NET / Core
  • DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA)
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF)
  • C#
  • C++
  • X86_64 asm
  • T-SQL
  • HLSL
  • Javascript
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
  • PostgreSQL
Non technical
  • Web stuff - HTML / CSS
  • UI / UX Design
  • Vector Artwork

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

Thanks for stopping by.