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    Bob Dole for '08 B0bDole's Avatar
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    Have an idea?

    I have a break between semesters and I'm bored. Have an idea for a program but don't have the time to code it? I WILL!!

    Just give me the idea, and I'll code it and you can have all rights to it, whatever, I'm just really freaking bored.

    The possibilities are endless, but I rather not do a game.

    So give me an idea
    Hmm

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    What about a coffee program, "filter coffee from your floppy". you'd make millions. only kidding,

    there was a guy looking for somebody to code a modified chess engine. I was going to have a go at it but didn't get the time, i beleive he was going to give 50 dollors to whoever made one. Have a look through the project/recruitment board.
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    >but I rather not do a game.

    And a chess engine is something that almost every programmer has done.
    Hmm

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    make a game.



    try coding some kind of physics simulator? maybe even a flight sim core?
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    A calculator that keeps tracks of significant figures for use in chemistry. It should be able to know when a number is a exact number and when its not. It should only keep the correct number of sig figs and should round correctly.

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    >And a chess engine is something that almost every programmer has done.

    edit:
    And a chess engine and calculator is something that almost every programmer has done.
    Hmm

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    A sig fig calculator's pretty different than a regular one.

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    Try thinking of something that you might need or want.
    Example, I wanted to organize my mp3s by artist... So I am writing a program to do that for me... Although it is written in perl (love regex in perl), I plan on writing a C version during the break... Right now I'm making a gui for it with gtk-perl... I imagine I might do the same with the C version.

    Maybe you can take an older project you worked on and make a gui for it.
    gtk.org/tutorial is a good place to start.

    Just an idea.

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    That's not a bad idea.

    Make me a program that goes through my MP3s and renames the files in a predefined format. Bonus if the folder structure is regulated, too.

    c:\MP3s\Artist\Album\Track # - Song Name.MP3

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    I almost have that

    My program/script goes through my downloads directory, renames all the files, stripping out special characters and whitespace, moves them to my All/directory. Then it takes a list of artists and which directories their songs belong in, checks every song for each artists, and if it finds one it makes a link to that song in the artist's directory.

    So if I had a song "/Music/Downloaded/artist1 & artist2 - this song!!!!!!.mp3"
    it would be moved to "/Music/All/artist1artist2thissong.mp3"
    not pretty, still working on a better format
    then I would have
    "/Music/artist1/artist1artist2thissong.mp3" and
    "/Music/artist2/artist1artist2thissong.mp3" as links to the song in All/
    Great for keeping them organized to make it easy to play all music or just the ones I pick.
    Of course, it only works on *nix machines because of the links, and a system calls.

    To make it in the format c:\MP3s\Artist\Album\Track # - Song Name.MP3 would take a little bit more work... Having to know which song is which track on which album... Especially if the song only has artist and title.

    I'm sure a windows version would be a good project for the break. And Govtcheez might like it, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    c:\MP3s\Artist\Album\Track # - Song Name.MP3
    ...and make it multi-platform so i can use it too

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    edit:
    And a chess engine and calculator is something that almost every programmer has done.
    A sig fig calculator's pretty different than a regular one.
    Govtcheez is right. A calculator isn't that difficult but one that calculates sig figs is harder then a normal. Especially if you put in other features such as being able to put in things like "2.45*10^4" (or to make it easier: "2.45E4") or being able to tell the difference between "20" and "20."

    Besides you are asking for ideas. Nothing says you have to do them but you could at least be greatful that people are trying to help you out.

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    > Having to know which song is which track on which album...

    Most of them have ID2 or ID3 tags, so it could look at those. It's not like it has to look at CDDB or anything.

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    make a unix shell

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    > Having to know which song is which track on which album...

    Most of them have ID2 or ID3 tags, so it could look at those. It's not like it has to look at CDDB or anything.
    Right, I'll have to read up on accessing those. Probably not hard.
    Thanks

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