Cruft Alarm Notes

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Cruft Alarm is a sophisticated computer program that screens several mailing lists for desirable items. It is written in the Ruby programming language.

Classes

Two classes, crufter.rb and post.rb, form the current basis of Cruft Alarm.

Natural Language Processing

Foo.

To Do

  • Get Edwin Chen's stupid computer to work with Ruby on Rails.
  • Add telephone capabilities, so that Cruft Alarm can dial a telephone number if a desirable item is posted.
  • Set up Cruft Alarm's visual interface (the LCDs).
  • Make Walker Chan and David Harvison give Edwin Chen a Master cruft list.
  • Set up version control. (?)
  • Add Cruft Alarm to more mailing lists (especially free-food@mit.edu).