Apps

Horror Movie Title Generator

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Movies of the horror genre are quite popular in Indonesia. Despite their cheesy titles, terrible production values, and random inclusion of fanservices and innuendo, many people flock to them in cinemas and also watch them on DVD (I, for one, don’t. Not scared, just don’t find them entertaining).

I made this app about a year ago. The purpose of this app is to generate a horror title, encode it into a permalink, and share it to social media. The horror title follows a randomly chosen pattern from several available ones, and a random word is in turn randomly chosen for each part of the pattern. It uses no database at all; the user’s name, generated title and timestamp are all encoded into the permalink.

Click here to try it out –> Generator Judul Film Horor

Coca-Cola Five Senses

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Tools: Adobe Flash CS5.5, Audacity, Adobe Photoshop CS5.5
Roles: audio editing, coding, flow

This interactive app showcases how the iconic Coca-Cola bottle engages each of our five senses. Besides checking out the interesting facts (in Indonesian), you’ll also want to hover the five hotspots in sequence from the top and play with the ice cubes.

Check it out while it’s live!

Real-time social coding

So the other day, I was searching for references at work when I stumbled upon this site called Wonderfl. It’s… well, wonderful.

Wonderfl.net is a web-based IDE and repository for Flash applications. You can start a project or fork one created by somebody else, write ActionScript code, and it’s instantly compiled and played for you to enjoy.

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Productivity Timer

UPDATE: the source code is now online at Github!

Have you ever wondered how much of your time at work is actually spent working? This app can help you find out.

Productivity Timer is a utility that detects whether or not you’re using a productive application (e.g. word processor, spreadsheet, IDE) and keeps track of the time you spend on it. It’s currently in beta, so there may still be some errors.

To try it out, you’ll need the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 or greater (latest version is 4.0). I suggest you get it first before installing ProdTimer!

How to use:

  1. Enter the productive window names in the “Productive Windows” textbox, one line per app. This can be the application name, website name, IM username… any text in the window title bar.
  2. Turn on the timer.
  3. Click Hide to hide the main window (you can open it later by double-clicking the clock icon on the system tray).
  4. The “Productive Time” dialog will show the total time spent on productive activities. To pause the timer, simply click this dialog to make it active (provided it isn’t listed in “Productive Windows”).

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Of course, this system is rather easy to cheat… but then that’s just deceiving yourself!
The most important thing is still self-motivation! 😀

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Future versions will include these features, among others:

  • Menu to choose productive apps from all active processes
  • Customizable colors
  • Statistics (productive time percentage, most used app, etc.)
  • Reminder when you’ve been unproductive for a certain amount of time
  • Productivity history graph
  • Binaries for other operating systems

Application icon made by MDGraphs.

MotiVideo

This app is inspired by two things: those motivational posters you see about everywhere, and Lionel Messi’s awesome performance against Arsenal in April 2010. It’s, well, a motivational poster with a moving picture. The video is streamed from YouTube. Both the title and small text are customizable, but an overly long paragraph will ruin the display. This will be fixed in future versions.

If you interested, you’re free to use this on your own site, blog, forum, etc.

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