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Bored and want to program something...

I have a  lot of free time lately and am interested in creating a new program, but can't think of anything to make.  I've looked into the help wanted section of sourceforge and nothing sounds _too_ interesting.  Most likely want to make a C++/MFC app but can't think of any ideas.  Does anyone have any suggestions/advice to fill my programming urges...

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

I could use an Active Directory bulk user tool - something that pulls users into a grid (including custom attributes) and allows adding and editing.


Wednesday, May 19, 2004

How about this.
2 player game that has 10x10 grid of dots
You click 2 dots and connect a line
Turns alternate.
If you close a box (draw the 4th side) , the box gets your color  (sort of like Othello) 

Extension:  also, make it work so you can bound more than a 1x1 box.  (ie: larger rectangles)

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Write a natural language parser that builds context dependent parse trees, adjusting itself dynamically as more statements are input.  Allow ambiguous statements.

Aaron F Stanton
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

A pony. I've always wanted a pony.

Devil's Advocate
Thursday, May 20, 2004

How about a program that will predict the winning lottery numbers?

Data Miner
Thursday, May 20, 2004

What Philo said. Me too, me too.

Jack of all
Thursday, May 20, 2004

Joe, email me, I have a lot of time on my hands too, maybe I can give a hand when you come up with something!

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Migrate a system from an old version of Lotus Domino to ASP.NET, C# and MS SQL Server.

I'll watch while you work.

John Ridout
Thursday, May 20, 2004

I second the NLP, but I'm not sure what the poster meant when he said ''adjusts itself dynamically''.  Search for CMU's ''link grammar'' project.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

A union of Winamp and Tivo.  Let me store internet radio shows to disk, then play them back at my leisure.  Let me pause, rewind, and fast forward.

I've been listening to Sci Fi radio from the 30s and 40s (live365 is pretty kewl, when it works), it really sux when someone comes into your office.  "Hey man, can you come back in 15 minutes?  I'm really into this show!" just don't cut it.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Steve H
Thursday, May 20, 2004


How about Microsoft's own ADModify tool?


Thursday, May 20, 2004

How about helping the Bungie guys put the finishing touches on Halo 2 ?

Mmmmm.....Halo 2....

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Write a game.  If you pick a simple enough concept, you can have something playable in a few days of effort.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Write another programming language with exact specification as C# and call it Joe#. It'd be a fun exercize for your brain muscles.

Then create a blog called joeonjoe# and give me people all sorts of hollier than thou attitude. You might get invited to give speaches in lieu of free food.

Cosmo will be back soon!
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

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