Hi Bill, Milt,
Kerry here, cnc and laser user. I am the one who wrote the calendar program. I initially wrote the program back in 1990 when I was learning c language. At the time, computers were text based and that is why it still test based. What the program is doing is basically typing in the calendar one character/line at a time. Imagine how long it would take you to type it in on a word processor. Since than I wrote it in other languages too, JAVA and Visual Basic in 1999/2000, I was learning those languages and thought I'd carry it on over to those languages. http://javaboutique.internet.com/KNCalendar/
<< my JAVA version. About a year and a half ago I got a laser from Full Spectrum and thought it would be cool to laser a calendar on a wood plate. So, I rewrote it again so that it would make a cool thing to do on the laser. If anyone wants the executable, here it is.