Projects I Want
Some software I’d love to see get made, but that I don’t have time to write myself.
CouchDB URL Wrapper
I’d like to see a thin wrapper that lets you design arbitrary clean URLs for CouchDB. It needn’t do anything else.
As an extension of the above, try to identify the people whose faces have been detected. Recognition is less generally-applicable than detection, but certainly Facebook-like sites can benefit from this. They could completely automate the process of tagging photos. Leave humans to identify the missing faces and false matches.
Doctest-Style Tool for Network Protocols
I think doctest is pretty nice. I want a tool much like doctest, but for network conversations rather than python interpreter conversations.
So you could write something like:
>>> GET / HTTP/1.1 >>> Server: localhost >>> HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-type: text/plain Content-Length: 6 hello
and this tool will check that your new web server is working.