The following is a very partial list of some solo projects I’ve developed over the years in my spare time for fun (and sometimes a bit of profit). Listed in reverse chronological order:
Find My Pet
A project to find lost pets I happily volunteered for.
Well, this wasn’t really a side project but an all-out full time project dedicated to creating a platform that takes amazing open source deep learning image processing projects and makes them available to a large audience who doesn’t know or care about the technicalities but just wants to enjoy what the technology has to offer. Runs on Windows and Mac.
Clean Android Apps
No annoying advertisements, no in-app purchases, apps that just do their job. You can’t filter by this criteria using Google Play. Here you can.
MyMon – Server Diagnostics Framework
An plugin-based extensible Python (supports 2+3) framework based on Tornado, leveraged for creating a process to easily view server diagnostics over time.
A site to browse the music scene, find and listen to artists which are close in their style to the genre of artists or groups that you like and see the interesting connections of the genre relations – included is the simultaneous ability to read information about the artists and listen to their work.
Automated technical stock analysis
A system to detect and alert when various technical trading patterns are about to occur in a set of stock prices that are being monitored. Large project and had external contributions so need to check before open sourcing. Different methods used to detect the patterns but one building block that was used is the algorithm I describe here
Technology: Front end: Vanilla JS, Back end: OpenResty (Lua)
JScrab – A Scrabble Clone
Adapt music to your workout pace
After being frustrated with running to music that makes me want to change pace each time a new song is played, I wrote the Repacer, later to be renamed as Workout Music Studio. I no longer maintain or sell it, but it is a neat piece of software and helped many people get more enjoyment out of their workouts:
In addition a freeware called BeatScanner was also released that scanned people’s music library and detected the beats per minute of every track so that the appropriate songs could be put on the workout playlist.
Technology: Visual C++, MFC
Are you over 18,000?
Here’s a different way to look at historical dates. What event happened exactly 500,000 days ago? When will you be exactly 19,000 days old? I know you’re just dying to find out the answer to these fascinating questions…
Technology: PHP/JavaScipt, Python preprocessing
The Bible Codes
While studying for a physics degree (way back), I attended a lecture given by one of the physicists concerning the Bible Codes. Intrigued, I decided to test it myself by developing software to find these codes. The software became quite popular at some point as it surfed the popularity of the codes in the press and media. The software is still available but runs only on Windows (wine might work though)
P.S. After corresponding with mathematicians from both sides of the argument and playing with the codes quite a bit myself, I still have no idea yet how real they are, i.e if the statistical significance is totally beyond chance. I feel the problem is that setting up an objective experiment is not as easy as it seems, partly due to the nature of the search and partly due to (conscious and subconscious) agendas of those conducting the tests.
Technology: Visual C++, MFC