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Comment: Re:I'm Working on Software To Do Just That (Score 1) 258

by war4peace (#48600545) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

That's exactly what I was talking about.
Picasa 3 is a very useful image management application, it does face recognition pretty well, but for large image sets it's a PITA to stay focused and put stuff in order. Same goes for pretty much any other media management system out there.
Yes, gamification should really be something to consider, something like image-based Tetris, tag mix-and-match, image-based memory games, etc.

That's exactly why, when I want to listen to music, I usually do that by playing Audiosurf.
It's just feedback, feel free to ignore it, but I just gave you an idea that might help you make a shitload of money. Or not. Your choice :)

Comment: Re:I'm Working on Software To Do Just That (Score 1) 258

by war4peace (#48596515) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

Your application, although very useful, suffers from the same issue all other similarly-oriented applications do: it's boring.
I appreciate your efforts, but you should really ask yourself: what does my app bring to the market? Why would a potential customer use my application and not one of the very many others that are out there?

Comment: Mind Memory (Score 1) 258

by war4peace (#48596487) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

About a week ago I was talking to a couple people who had a very interesting startup. They were working on an application which would "gamify" your media collection (images and videos) and let you play a game where you would identify and sort your digital memories.

I don't know where do they sit on this, maybe it was at concept stage, maybe it was more advanced, I didn't ask. But I'll ask and let you know. Sounded like a pretty neat concept, though, and I'd definitely buy such a game which would turn what's otherwise perceived as a chore into something useful and enjoyable.

Comment: Re:Read one, write other (Score 1) 566

by war4peace (#48595183) Attached to: The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Agreed.
Also I don't really understand what "PC sales" actually means. Pre-built machines? Doh, obviously those are going to drop, as people become more tech.savvy and build their own (or ask a friend to do it for them). I, for one, never bought a pre-built PC, built my first one in 1996 and upgraded it a lot of times, then built a completely new one in 2001, upgraded it a lot of times as well, then in 2007 built another one from scratch and still upgrading parts of it (the only parts left from back then are the monitor, the PSU and the case).

Right now I have 2 PCs, 2 laptops, 3 smartphones and a tablet in my house. The old PC is 14 years old and still going strong, I'm amazed that the 2x40GB HDDs are still working, and I have no need for upgrading it. My wife uses it for her blogging and lightweight photo editing.

Comment: Re:Isn't that click fraud? (Score 1) 285

by war4peace (#48556453) Attached to: AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Same here. Ads that escape AdBlock in some clever way or the shit I'm seeing on browsers without AdBlock are a guarantee to never buy that shit or never visit that website.
There's a particular website in my country featuring very aggressive ads, and I specifically blocked that domain on all my machines and all my browsers so that I would never visit it, even by mistake. That's the effect their ads had on me.

Comment: Re:Isn't that click fraud? (Score 1) 285

by war4peace (#48556431) Attached to: AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

That's the root cause, yes.
Annoying ads caused AdBlock to appear, and AdBlock simply takes a blanket approach and removes ALL ads, annoying or not.
As an user, I am lazy and don't manually enable non-annoying ads, although I wish I would. It's next-to-impossible, though.

I have no problem with ads in general, as long as they behave. But for fuck's sake, don't release ads with SOUND. Listening to grave or lento music while browsing a site only to be blasted by some retarded, badly sounding Jigle Bells tune inviting me to buy Christmas-themed toilet paper is... let's just say it makes me a bit upset.

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.

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