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reyak
 USA
Media Shrinker Printer Friendly Version
Basically, it's software that will find a specified game folder, locate all the audio/video/and image files and shrink them. By shrink, I do not mean zip.
The software would take say a jpg and extract some of the pixels, thus shrinking the file. Take away some noise in an mp3/wav file, and it also shrinks.
I have been doing this very tedious task manually for some time now in order to make graphically intensive games run faster. It DOES work.
Reward: a free copy + updates 

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ccphoto
 New Zealand
Daily activity tracker Printer Friendly Version
I would like to be able to look at a days computer activity by date on my Mac and also be able to use it as a search.
ie the interface might be a calender. When I click a date several panes would display... e-mails sent and received; Events as listed in iCal; contacts added/changed; files and folders created/deleted, downloaded or altered; FTP activity; web pages visited: Skype calls/chats, made/received; Software used etc.

Example scenario. Search for "John Doe"... I get a list of all the e-mails, calls, chats etc related to John Doe by date. I could then click any of those dates and see everything I had done that day on my Mac.
I think this would be a great piece of software for productivity
Reward: A free copy of the application for Mac. 

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ricardomilnio
 United Kingdom
The productivity enforcer! Printer Friendly Version
OK I don't know about everyone else but i have major problems pulling myself away from computer games to do work, I easily rack up 3 hours on a game when i tell myself I'm only going to play for 15 mins or something.
So my idea is to have a computer program running that prevents me from opening a game. Sounds simple enough but as it stands anyone with a brain cell can work out how to get around it. There's one key element to this program: When you install it on your PC, you choose 3 (could be more, this is all hypothetical) passwords, I'll come back to this later. Then the installer scans your hard disks, and finds programs identifiable as games (presumably by looking up the program launchers on a website like theigdb.com or similar). The program then encrypts these launchers, or moves them to an encrypted directory, or edits the launch parameters to stop the program executing normally.
Now comes the exciting bit. You will also edit these parameters in the installer. The game files that the program locked earlier only become available every (again, hypothetically) 30 minutes. When the 30 minutes is up, you can try opening the program. When you do, you will be presented with a password box. The password to open the game will be one of the 3 passwords you chose earlier. If you get it wrong, it's back to work for another 30 minutes.
To sum up, this program gives you a 1 in 3 chance every half hour of escaping from work to have a quick session wasting time on your favourite game. Obviously you could change all these settings, but this would also require 1 of the 3 passwords from earlier. You would also need the password to uninstall the program!
Reward: productivity- lol 

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