A bit about me first.
Im new here, just discovered this site today. Im 25 male from Australia. I've been a hardcore Visual Basic programmer for many years. Some may laugh when I say hardcore, but VB6 can be tight and compact and very fast if you have the know how on coding practices (ie. vbaccelerator/vbspeed).
Over the last 7 years Ive had a vision to develop a piece of software that will maintain your file system. Many years ago I designed a drive cleaner called "Fresh Start Professional Edition", latest version 2.42 I think (haha, think). Fresh Start sold well initially, but then I discontinued it to work on a revamped model that to this day never got finished.
It went through several complete coding redesigns. I had so many ideas going around in my head and still do 7 years on with ways to smartly optimize the file system. Over the last two years my model is based on a duplicate finder. It locates duplicated data and trees of data. I've fine tuned it that much that it runs on minimal memory, has no limitation to number of files to compare at once (do a full local disk scan with 2mil+ files) and runs extremely fast in comparison with other dup finder tools.
So, here I am. Id like to know if there are any hardcore VB programmers that would be interested in working over the net to do a new joint project together. Id like to design a file system optimizer to start with from scratch and build on it from there. If it goes well, Id like to merge my unfinished work into it.
Whats in it for you? Team experience, programming fun, working with someone with a excellent VB knowledgebase and being able to stronger your skillset (and vice versa), possibility to derive an income if we agree upon a commercial license, fame and happiness if were successful for creating a brilliant piece of electronic art.
What's the project you'd be working on? I have a interest in file systems, and am a perfectionist when it comes to knowing what every file on my computer is for and if its needed. I would like to start with a file redudancy tool, and go from there.
If you like what you read, and would like to try this, throw me an email at [em@il at drgeek dot com dot au] replace "@" with "a" and dot with "."
Oh, and I dont even know if this is the right place for this kind of thing, if not, let me know where I should go and ask