Return of Delphi Man

My friend Jamie sent me a Twitter earlier that he found an original Delphi Man.  Jamie said he has actually had Delphi Man at his side on his desk for quite some time.  He is actually planning to patch him to say CodeGear instead of Borland, although the Borland is fairly discrete now.

So print out Delphi Man and take him with you on all your Delphi Programming adventures as you fight the evil forces of Doctor Deadline and his sinister sidekicks Bug Boy and Feature Creaper.

Does anyone out there have Doctor Deadline pdf?  If I remember correctly Borland released them as a pair, and some lucky developers actually got a inflatable of them!  I actually made up Bug Boy and Feature Creaper, but maybe some one is talented enough to make them. . . . .

For those who don’t know Jamie he was the first Delphi developer I connected with on Twitter and actually encouraged me to start the Podcast, so if you like the podcast send Jamie a big thanks.  He also recently updated his blog to include Delphi Programming on every page.  Way to go Jamie!

Delphi is sure to be language of the year with support like that!

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10 Responses to Return of Delphi Man

  1. While it might be fun to refer to “superheroes” internally, it is not the way to get management take you and your tools seriously. And unfortunately these are the guys who must cough up the money to buy the licenses. So, I will not tolerate anybody in my department to decorate his office with stuff like that.

    (sorry to be the spoil sport here)

  2. Roland says:

    Everybody seems to have forgotten Bugs Lightyear, that guy is the hardest to fight against. 😉

  3. B. Peuthert says:

    I’m one of these lucky developers, I have the inflatable duo 🙂
    They sitting right beside me in my office. They somehow funny and everybode around like them (well, they like delph man but even the bad Doctor Deadline has some fans)

    @Thomas: Take a look into the Borland/CodeGear museum. It seems Borland had great success with they’re superheroes and even with “Frank Borland”

  4. DaveK says:

    I’ve got a copy of DR_Deadline [and Delphi_Man] both in pdf that I’ll send you later today.

    Delphi programming hobbyist.

  5. Jim McKeeth says:

    I had forgotten about the museum! Thanks! I’ll update the article with links, and the Dr. Deadline download.

  6. Jim McKeeth says:

    @B. Peuthert: Will you send me some pictures of you / your team with your inflatables?

  7. B. Peuthert says:

    Delphi Man already agreed to the photo session. On monday i ask my team and i’ll send you some pictures.

  8. murphy says:

    Great PDF. I’ve found this 😉

    Cheers, murphy

  9. Jim McKeeth says:

    Excellent, thanks Murphy!

  10. Those characters I created were so cool, and some lucky people still have the
    matching pair!

    But before I forget my manners, let me introduce myself. My name is Frank Borland (they named the company after me).

    While I’m no superhero, I’m also no figment of the imagination.

    Sure I’ve been away for a while (some would say for too long), but now I’m back.

    And I’m fired up about delivering the kind of solutions that made Borland so great.

    If all you developers out there would like to follow me, say Hi, or tell me what you need at:


    Nice to chat once again,
    Frank Borland

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