View Full Version : Blah - help a fella out!

10-18-2001, 12:45 PM
I'm seriously bored, I need an idea for a program to write.

What I want to try is one of those file-recoverers, but there's absolutely no info anywhere on that (although I did learn how to do it manually in linux :p) so does anyone have an idea for me? Boredom definately does not become me...

10-18-2001, 12:47 PM
Write a program that will generate random guitar tablature based on current guitar theory. That's what im working on right now, but you are the man for this im told.:D

10-18-2001, 12:49 PM
żI am? Wow, now THAT'S a new one...I never knew I was so good with guitar tablature programs...and that I knew what Current Guitar Theory was...

any non-guitar-related ideas? even though I might actually roll with that...

10-18-2001, 04:21 PM
write a program that takes a text file, and makes 10,000 copies of it in the same folder.

10-18-2001, 04:45 PM
write a video editing program

10-18-2001, 04:51 PM
if i send you a copy of the rules for my RP system, will you code some demos of it for my own testing purposes?

i've been working on it, but school takes up way too much time to get anywhere serious.

10-18-2001, 04:53 PM
Write a proggy that calculates the probability that Bill Crystal will ever make a watchable movie....

Come on....the world need this

10-18-2001, 04:55 PM
which world?

10-18-2001, 08:47 PM
Okay, try this. Try programming an emulation of Unreal Tournament, or QuakeIII or Half-Life or something. That'll keep you busy for a while. :D

10-18-2001, 08:55 PM
Here's a serious idea (I tried this, but dropped it after a while. The interesting debugging it gave became to hellish and the payoff was very small for quite a while...):

Make your own floppy based filesystem that is as efficient as possible, using up as little space as you can. With the FAT floppy file system, you only get to use about half the disk! (most disks nowadays actually have 2.88 meg carrying capacity blank, and the most efficient system I know of is ext2fs). Make a program that will format these disks and send files to and from it. If you're feeling lucky, try implementing a real directory structure et al. The goal is to make it easier to carry about those files you d/l that are barely just over the carrying capacity of a regular FAT floppy, even when compressed (so you have to span the bloody !@#$s)...

10-18-2001, 08:58 PM
What does "et al" mean? I hear it all the time, but what does it mean?!?!

10-18-2001, 09:02 PM
et al means "and others", it's used alot for multiple authors.

10-18-2001, 09:59 PM
great, now I just need to learn how to DO all that stuff..:p