Project Showcase

Do we have any developers or other people working on open source projects here? Let’s share and maybe discuss them here!

I’ll start with some of my projects, although I don’t really have a lot to show.

quick-cd
download and source: https://gitlab.com/halftough/quick-cd
I was kind of amazed I couldn’t find this functionality elsewhere. You know how sometimes when you use a terminal there’s gonna be few directories you visit quite frequently and sometimes getting there takes a while as their path is rather long and maybe you don’t remember it exactly so you have to stop to ls here and there.
Quick-cd is little script (main file under 100 lines) that let’s you save location under a label and cd into it instantly from anywhere.

Tinte Webcoms
project: https://gitlab.com/halftough/webcom-reader
Android application for reading certain webcomics:

  1. xkcd
  2. Lunarbaboon
  3. Cyanide & Happiness

It’s buggy, not well written (it’s my first big Android app) and I don’t really have time to develop anymore, but it has functionality I couldn’t find in other readers. I don’t know if I’m ever gonna go back into it, but it would be nice to rewrite it so it works on both Android and Linux. Not sure how possible it is though. I know qt has Android API, but never got to write mobile application with it.

Currently I’m working on application that will be able to find similar images in a set. So far I’m testing different methods for comparing them. Still haven’t decided if I want to write it in python or c++. I don’t have a name or icon, don’t know how interface should look and I don’t know how to handle comparing each image if a set is really big, so it doesn’t take forever.

For every project I’m very open to help and suggestions, weather it would be bug report on gitlab or comments made here. Similarly I offer myself to help others with their projects if I happen to have proper knowledge or ideas.

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I’ve been trying to learn python in my spare time and recently finished a gui that analyses my bank statements into categories and gives me a month by month summary of spend by category. It’s my first attempt though and is not fit for other people to use. I think I’d need to completely start again from scratch to fix the spaghetti code I’ve made and also fix stuff I’m not happy with. I’ve also not learnt how to use git yet so a long way still to go.

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Writing awful code is great way to learn how to not write awful code and why.

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