Created by: Guest, Last modification: 06 Dec 2020 (12:14 GMT) by Lester Caine

Welcome to L.S.Caine Electronic Services

L.S.Caine Electronic Services was started over 40 years ago to provide support for customer projects that my then employer did not want to do in house. Various single chip processor projects have been built over the years, but with the ready availability of PC based hardware, the development side has tended to move to software, although we still manufacture a number of additional products to enhance the capabilities of our systems. The Model Engineers Digital Workshop provides a range of products in kit form to augment the workshop of the smaller engineer, at an affordable price, while Enquirysolve provides support for our Client Management System that was developed in the early 90's for the Benefits Agency and is now being used in a number of council and local government offices.

The LSCES development framework has evolved over many years, starting with assembly code programming on a number of early machines including an ICL1900 computer at Guildford Technical Collage. Early PC based development work was done using Borland tools and Builder C, while current projects are essentially web based using PHP and Firebird. The development platform is currently Linux based using Eclipse which allows cross platform working easily, but nowadays windows is confined to a very small number of legacy activities, with some very good tools now available on Linux. FreeCAD and KiCAD provide a range of tools for generating manufacturing drawings and artworks for PCBs along with tooling for cases and other mechanical parts.

The Model Engineers Digital Workshop and Enquirysolve which are both running our own hardware with a pair of local fibre broadband lines although the reliability of those connections is less than ideal. We have also added the web sites of Rainbow Digital Media and Ad-Wit to the portfolio and are taking advantage of the existing infrastucture to support and improve these sites.

Mapping Index is back to where it was, but with additional material, and the images and fields have been reorganized in the Mapping Material Gallery. A new addition to the archive is the development work on Mobile Computing which is tracking my efforts to get a replacement Sat Nav system for the car.

The ibWebAdmin demo's are currently not working after many years of sterling service. The original code base was moved to github some time back and currently it is being updated to clear out at least the PHP7.2 warnings and errors. It had been renamed firebirdWebAdmin during that move, but the local copy here has been shortened to fbWebAdmin. A new demo version using the employee sample database has been restored as fbWebAdmin, as will the somewhat out of date Firebird Data Archive which is still work in progress.

The Family Tree material, using phpgedview GEDCOM manager is now available at phpgedview.smallbrook.uk This is using a version of the latest phpgedview ported back to ADOdb so we can use Firebird as the database. To go with my family tree activity, I also collect stamps and am now starting to catalog that collection properly. The initial planning notes for stamp collection management are here.

Presence on the Internet

NewRack The server stack had grown beyond the short rack that was housing it, and when a full height rack came up on ebay at the right price, there was little reason not to get things tidy. This carries a complete backup of all the content of the Sheffield servers, along with private on site servers around the country.
Picture of the ezpz servers would be nice Some RDM hosted sites, management of DNS services and email mailboxes are provided via here.

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