Greg Hewgill (ghewgill) wrote,
Greg Hewgill

brain dump

I have a huge number of projects going on in the background. Here's an attempt to write one sentence about each of them. In no particular order:

  • I've been trying to find more data sources for, but haven't had much success getting zone files out of registrars.
  • I've been working on a Mandelbrot set viewer that navigates like Google maps, but currently still has bugs.
  • I want to port xearth to OS X, as a way to try Cocoa programming.
  • I'd like to implement SRP in Javascript for my OpenID provider.
  • I have many projects I'd like to investigate in the accessibility world, eg. NVDA (free screen reader), WebAnywhere (another browser-based screen reader).
  • Implement a web service to convert New Zealand Grid coordinates to WGS84 (for locating DOC huts easily).
  • Implement more web games along the lines of my Othello implementation, but with server side computer play.
  • I was working on a utility to sort directories by filename on my MP3 player, but it ate the filesystem one day and I had to reformat the device, so it needs fixing.
  • Investigate interesting programming languages: Fortress, Scala, Converge, Erlang, Groovy.
  • Freebase is like Wikipedia but with structured data, with easy programmatic query APIs.
  • Try to import the whole Wikipedia history into a git repository, if it's even feasible, and then try to do text attribution like a 'blame' function.
  • This solid state wind sensor looks like fun.
  • I've been working on making some reports on Wikipedia revert history, such as how long it takes on average to revert vandalism.
  • vim-scmdiff is a Vim script that highlights source file lines that have been changed from a base version in your SCM.
  • I think it's possible to break S/Key using a concerted distributed effort.
  • Build a p2p version of my Othello game using GWT.
  • Create a standard milter interface for pydkim.
  • Build a Google Apps version of just to try it.
  • My MacBook has a camera on the front; it should be able to tell what I'm looking at on the screen.

I don't think that is everything. Who wants to help?


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