Eureka!

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by stubeeef, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    OK I know what we need!


    WE NEED A WIDGET!

    Can one of you mac brains make a 10.4 widget that will constantly keep my score on my desktop or menu bar? Or maybe one on the bar with a pull down with overtake and summary as well.

    Make it free for MR team mbrs and shareware for the rest of the folders!
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    Well, it should be that hard consider that all the mirror sites like extremeoverclocking are able to pull stat data from the main site. I don't know much about the widget programming, but I can see how something like that could be done even without widgets.



    Also, I would like to mention that your 'tar is on the list of '10 Most Disturbing Things I've Ever Seen'.
     
  3. zelmo macrumors 603

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    That would be a cool Widget indeed, even though my own folding productivity sucks @$$. The CPU power required to run the Widget would probably put me in negative numbers.

    And you are correct in regards to that 'tar. The first time I saw it, it really freaked me out. Make it go away, stubeeef
     
  4. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Great! hope one of ya can pull it off for us!

    Regarding the 'tar, roflol, what is wrong with a cute fluffy expressive kitty?
     
  5. stoid macrumors 601

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    That's not a fluffy kitten! It's a psycho testosterone monster with WAY too much facial hair! That he now resembles a kitten is coincidence I think.
     
  6. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Hmmmm, a kitty widget for hickups! When you have hickups, pop up the kitty widget and your so scared that your hickups magically disappears! :D
     
  7. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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  8. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    well tiger is almost here, any folding score widget available yet?
     
  9. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    was just checking apple's website for widgets, still no folding widget, who here will be the famous writer of a folding widget for our team to use with tiger?

    It would be the sole most best reason I would find to upgrade, other than 10.4.1
     
  10. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    I'm seriously considering making one. I may not have the skill to make one, and someone might beat me to the "first" widget, but please know that I'm thinking about this task... :cool:

    Something things to consider:

    Extreme Overclocking wont allow someone to use their folding data unless it's for personal use.

    If I use data from an existing site, such as Extreme Overclocking or Stanford's, I probably can't charge shareware fees, right? Would it even be right to "borrow" data from a site if they don't explicitly say otherwise?
     
  11. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    First time i see this thread but i was thinking the same thing.
    I think EO allows you to use the xml file. link
    It talks about a app 'Coolmon' which apparently is able to do this. Yes i've been looking in to the possibilities of creating one already :p.

    A widget displaying team and user ranking, last points, todays points and some more looks very possible. Threats and overtake warnings look hard to implement or you would have to calculate themselves (by downloading all team users data by the widget or on a server).

    I'll maybe give the widget making a shot by the end of the week, if someone would like to start, i'm happy to help.

    I'll keep you posted.
    :)

    edit: shareware? nah, make it freeware, and give EO credit for hosting such a nice stat site for the widget.
    Getting data from Stanford's servers is not even worth thinking about (1 big txt file/user) EO is really doing all the work.

    edit2: what the heck, i'll try to mail EO and ask them if a widget would bother them

    edit3: mail sent
     
  12. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Is there a way for the widget to accept your info only, go and query just your stuff (automator?)
    by my question you can tell I don't have a clue, not a computer person, that 's why I use apple.
     
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    I'd like a Macrumors RSS feed widget, please.

    Thanks in advance. :p
     
  14. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    That's what i was thinking about,
    IF i get a positive response from EO i might ask them to provide a way to list threats and overtakes as well.
    Listing just your info is the easy part (i hope :rolleyes: )
     
  15. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    Strated working on the widget, the guys from EO are ok with it.
    They will have to give their final ok when i get it working.

    edit:
    if you know anything about websites, xml and javascript check out this thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=127021
    thx for the help ;)
     
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  17. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    GO REDEYE!

    This may have me upgrade too!

    Thanks for the effort, and best of luck, to you and all us too.
    :D
     
  18. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Nice idea...the widget should also show the score of the MR team for non folders....just as info ;)

    And for the 'tar' it is freaky but kind of cool :rolleyes: :p
     
  19. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Yes that would be great :eek: :eek: :D
     
  20. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    sneak preview
    http://www.yuru.be/mr/folding.png
    :D
    I'll add the back (prefs) and more data - maybe change the way it looks - by the beginning of next week.
    I'll send out a beta then, for the impatient. Heck it might even be ready for 1.0 by then.

    Cheers
     
  21. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    WAY TO GO!

    Looks great, nice color and simple informative display.

    Can't wait to see the backside next! :D
     
  22. meeble macrumors member

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    very cool.

    hey, what are widgets programmed in?
     
  23. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    html, css and javascript.
    should be easy :eek: ;)
     
  24. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    Thx for the encouragement!
    that backside is being a pain in the @$$ :D it is though.
     
  25. meeble macrumors member

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    well that should be a snap!
     

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