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Filezoo, day 18

Today in Filezoo land, wrote a little priority queue for loading big thumbnails first and changed the file hash algo used to generate thumbnail names to MD5(file mtime + file size + first 16k of the file). It runs at a constant 0.2 ms if the file is in page cache. Compare to the previous MD5(file) and its 20 ms runtime for a 1.5 MB file.

Also slapped licenses to the source files. GPL for the app-specific parts, MIT for general use libs.

Then tried to find the source of random startup deadlocks, with no success. I think my, ah, homespun method for disposing dialog windows caused popup menu drawing to break at one point too, but I haven't been able to reproduce it after I cargoculted the code a little.

Oh well. Better go think it through.
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Built art installations, web sites, graphics libraries, web browsers, mobile apps, desktop apps, media player themes, many nutty prototypes, much bad code, much bad art.

Have freelanced for Verizon, Google, Mozilla, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Valve Software, TDK Electronics.

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