Abacus Software Inc. (ASI)

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Site URL



Chris Rojewski

Founding Date

December 25, 1998

Years Active

1998 to 2000


IRC Channels

Programmed For







Radical Software
Otaku Programming Association

Abacus Software Inc. (ASI) was a TI-Basic programming group for the TI-86 graphing calculator. The group released a few notable programs including a homework organizer and a English to Spanish translator. The group was later renamed Otaku Programming Association (OPA) in December 1999, with new members joining and new programs being released. When that group became inactive, the group was renamed InterCalc and a new person assumed ownership and control. Eventually InterCalc and Radical Software merged in October 2002, with the members and programs all rebranded under the Radical Software name.

Group Significance

  • Notable programs/games (including screenshots)
  • Notable tutorials/documents
  • Other

Group Contributions

  • ASI Word 2000
  • ASI Grade 2000
  • ASI English to Spanish Translator
  • ASI Spanish to English Translator
  • ASI Homework Organizer

Group Staff

  • Chris Rojewski

Group Milestones

  • List of their important milestones (founding, important programs, etc.)

Site URLs

  • http://members.fortunecity.com/asiceo15/

Site Screenshot

(Screenshot of Group homepage circa year)

Group History

(Taken from the Radical Software about page)

Radical Software is the result of a programming group merger in October of 2000, comprised of two groups, Radical Software and InterCalc.org. The groups were combined on the following basis: InterCalc.org was to acquire the Radical Software name, members and programs. The founder of Radical Software, Michael Vincent, was to be one of the two Sr. Vice Presidents. The web programming aspect of the site was to be done by Joshua Vanderburg, Michael Vincent and Brandon W. Joshua Vanderburg pays for the web host. The rest follows its own course.

Radical Software was founded by Michael Vincent (gro.tfoslacidar|leahcim#gro.tfoslacidar|leahcim) in the fall of 1998, and was hosted by Dimension-TI (www.calc.org) at radical.calc.org starting in August 2000. At the time of the merger, there were five members, one of which also belonged to InterCalc.org. The Radical Software archives contained about 47 files for five calculators in eight different languages. The site wasn't updated enough to bring a whole lot of viewers, but brought in about fifty individual IPs a week. A contribution to the few impressions were the mass of programming groups already in production. Programs were coming, though. En mass…

InterCalc.org was the by-product of the Otaku Programming Association, founded by InterCalc.org's Vice-President Chris Rojewski (gro.tfoslacidar|sirhc#gro.tfoslacidar|sirhc), which was renamed from Abacus Software, Inc., founded Christmas 98, later called Abacus². It was renamed to OPA on December 6, 1999. Joshua Vanderburg joined later became the president around Febuary 2000. With Chris leaving OPA, this led to a few more members leaving and OPA wasn't making many programs. In March of 2000, Joshua decided for a change. He bought a domain name, purchase some server space, and set up InterCalc.org with the help of Brandon W. Chris was to re-unite with Joshua in June of 2000, Joining InterCalc.org. Many members tried many times, but InterCalc.org would never be announced on "the ticalc.org project" (ticalc.org), and even with the announcing on Dimension TI, InterCalc.org never received more than an average of 25 impressions a day. In September 2000, InterCalc.org received an makeover, with a new site design, server, and the first useful message board for the entire TI community. TI-Galaxy (ti-galaxy.org) had one, but it wasn't of a high enough quality to be used by all. In October 2000, Joshua planned the redesign of InterCalc.org with the help of Brandon W. On a spur-the-moment occasion, Joshua asked Michael Vincent to combine his site of Radical Software, he agreed and Radical Software exists as you know it today.

This site was originally coded by Michael Vincent, with the exception of the behind-the-scenes PHP news script for the front page. Brandon Wilson re-designed it in October of 2004 and has been thoroughly tested in Internet Explorer 6. It should work in other browsers as well.