Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Roll Video

I always loved in grade school when the teacher was too depressed or hung-over to teach the class and just put on a VHS of Raiders of the Lost Ark, or something.

As promised, I made a little demonstration for those not daring enough for the svn or nightly (you can admit it, we won't think less of you).

(thats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFg0313x-iU, for the embeded video challenged.)

Sorry about the pixelation, it's hard to make out how ridiculously hip my music collection is.

It's still a little slow for a lot a biases. Expecially on my aging thinkpad, while trying to record video. That's something I will be working on. The algorithm is gradually growing faster and more complicated. I suppose that's how that works sometimes.

For next week, I hope to get saving and loading ironed out, as well as putting more work into the solver. After that I have the much more interesting task of writing news types of biases and making sure they don't take forever to solve. I've already got a lot of interesting suggestions which hadn't occurred to me. It's going to be fun to see what this can really do.


reldruH said...

Is this something you just committed? The latest update of amarok nightly has the dynamic playlists section, but no 'add biases' button, it's a preset random playlist or nothing. Unless there's something I'm missing?

tbocek said...

@reldruh, it's in the new nightly (which just went up)

Tried it out and it works great! One HCI nitpick, though, is that I expected to be able to click on the words "new bias" to add a bias - it took me a few moments of puzzling as to why it wasn't working before I figured out to click the "+" instead.

Mark said...

@tbocek Yes, this happened to me as well. I think we should make the heading clickable too.

--Mark Kretschmann

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Can‘t wait! :-D

Anonymous said...

"faster and more complicated"

At least it's not getting "slower and more complicated" ;)

Porcel said...

Just a small comment from a translator and linguist. For those who are not scientists or software developers, the word "bias" does not have a good connotation or a nice ring to it.

How about "Filter Selection" or "Playlist Generator" or something a little less intimidating than Bias.

I hope I don't come off sounding negative as I love Amarok and the work you people do.

St.MPA3b said...

What's background music?

Daniel Caleb Jones said...

Good Weekend, by Art Brut