PiedSoftware is a vehicle for selling the utilities that I have developed during 10+ years of working in Delphi. PiedSearch has been continually refined and used as a testbed for a number of ideas. It has become an indispensable tool of my work.

I live in Brisbane, Australia (not the IT capital of the country), married to an exotic wife, who had been my penfriend in 1974 and with whom I have 3 delightful sons. I am from New Zealand originally. The pied shag serving as the logo of the website is native to New Zealand.

Mark Patterson

Favourite quotes

Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason ’has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods. For moods will change, whatever view your reason takes. I know that by experience. Now that I am a Christian I do have moods in which the whole thing looks very improbable: but when I was an atheist I had moods in which Christianity looked terribly probable. This rebellion of your moods against your real self is going to come anyway. That is why Faith is such a necessary virtue: unless you teach your moods “where they get off,” you can never be either a sound Christian or even a sound atheist, but just a creature dithering to and fro, with its beliefs really dependent on the weather and the state of its digestion. Consequently one must train the habit of Faith.
C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity