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or here: Ohloh.net[^]- Ohloh is a free, public directory of Free and Open Source Software and the contributors who create and maintain it. They've indexed over a half million projects (and scored them in a variety of ways).
If a you have open source you best have the Doctor look at them, he can give you an ointment to put on them...
Seriously though, there a number of really good articles here at CodeProject that provide source code along with good documentation . Click on the Articles tab above and peruse the nicely categorized articles, I'm sure you'll find many projects of interest. Best of all most of the authors a very willing to provide assistance as long as you show an earnest attempt to implementing and understanding of their work. There are some very good writers here.
Though, this is probably an obvious statement....I'd recommend doing something that interests you, as it might give you some direction/help when looking for a professional career. From a resume perspective, if you're applying for a new job with some experience in related topics, it might help you land a new job and give you some idea if you'd even like that kind of work.
Andrew has a point here. Take a look at your interests and see how you can apply your programming knowledge to that. Think about movies, sports, social, science, government, weather, etc.
There's a ton of APIs out there that you could use to keep track of anything or to visualize. Do you use facebook or twitter? Write some code to parse your friends or followers or something and build graphs based on content. Also, you could check out http://www.mashery.com/[^]
Start small so that you get something functional as quickly as possible. This way you can gain confidence and build momentum by adding more features and so forth. Try to find something that interests you personally, and that you would want to use, and get excited about.
Be sure to use some type of version control system as soon as you start. Create a simple RTF document to list some basic features and build tasks from that. If you can't get to something make another list for "Future Tasks".
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Did anyone join Quora ? It's a Q/A site for things in general. I think it's based out of Stanford, b/c I get the odd email with questions like 'what's it like going to Stanford'. If the emails I get represent ALL questions, the site is dead. If they don't, I don't get why they email me the things they do.
Driven to the arms of OSX by Vista.
Read my blog to find out how I've worked around bugs in Microsoft tools and frameworks.
LinkedIn is currently in fashion among spammers as a preferred address to spoof. The resemblance to real LinkedIn messaging is fairly good, but it isn't too difficult to sort out the phonies from the legitimate messages. It will pass, in time...
Lobster Thermidor aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce, served in a Provençale manner with shallots and aubergines, garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried egg on top and Spam - Monty Python Spam Sketch
I was reading the "XKCD What If?" for the week1 and it referenced the "Oh-my-god" particle: a proton travelling at 0.9999999999999999999999951c which was detected in 1991. I'd never hear of it before, but it makes for interesting numbers: from it's POV the universe is only 19 days old indeed - and there have been 15 other sightings since then...
So according to a phone call and various emails with Facebook notifications, it is apparently my birthday today. But since it's just my 22nd, I think I'll just skip it, too confusing to change the number every year, so I think I'll just stay 21 until I'm 25 (want those reduced insurance rates, I'd say car rental but I've already done that).
My plans for the day are to write a paper on the cyber attacks on Iran's nuclear program (Stuxnet and the like), so if anyone knows of any good articles on them, those would make a great birthday gift! After that...I'll probably turn it in then go to bed. I lead a very exciting life as you can tell.
I once read a huge article from PCMag, I think, that went really in-depth into Symantec's initial study of Stuxnet. It was focused on a few different guys that were trying to figure out what the hell it did...
I can't find the article now, but I didn't look really hard for it. I'm pretty sure it was actually from the magazine itself, but I read it online. If you find it, post it on here. I'm sure lots of people would find it really interesting.
The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative. -Winston Churchill
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. -Oscar Wilde
Wow, even the French showed a little more spine than that before they got their sh*t pushed in.[^] -Colin Mullikin