Auto Smiley
March 24, 2010 2:46 AM   Subscribe

posted by slater (30 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

posted by UbuRoivas at 2:53 AM on March 24, 2010

What is there to smile about anymore?
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:59 AM on March 24, 2010

posted by TwelveTwo at 2:59 AM on March 24, 2010

Thank God, I have increasingly needed an application just like this so I can ascertain when I am smiling. Without it how would I know?
posted by smoke at 3:26 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog sad clown who is laughing on the outside but crying on the inside.
posted by drlith at 3:32 AM on March 24, 2010 [2 favorites]

You grumpy gooses. Technology that makes people smile is good technology. This is good technology.
posted by Alt F4 at 3:37 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

Is this the MOMA's latest acquisition?
posted by CRM114 at 4:01 AM on March 24, 2010 [5 favorites]

is there an Auto Middle Finger available?

(not that I'd like to employ it here...just asking)
posted by orme at 4:20 AM on March 24, 2010

Why does the face almost always lean to it's right so the eyes are to the left? :-) or :-(

This one doesn't seem quite as happy (-: This one seems more gruff than sad. )-:

Maybe not. I wonder if it's just by convention. Is there a reason for this or should I make one up?
posted by vapidave at 4:24 AM on March 24, 2010

Vapidave: I know left handed people who type emoticons leaning to the left. Works just as well really.
posted by charles kaapjes at 4:28 AM on March 24, 2010

if you write from right to left, that signifies solidarity with the arabs.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:29 AM on March 24, 2010

I don't care about the technology, but I found it wonderfully funny watching the guy try and keep a straight face while demonstrating the programme. Damn you smiley face! Damn you straight to hell.

Good times.
posted by qwip at 4:30 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

Auto hamburger.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:52 AM on March 24, 2010

Whoa, that MPT (Machine Perception Toolbox) looks potentially amazing. I had no idea something like this was available open source. I wonder what I can use that for....
posted by DU at 5:05 AM on March 24, 2010

I want a program that will detect when people are about to send me emoticons and administer a mild shock to them before they can do so. I feel this will be a great benefit to society. It will also record their startled cries and set them to a nice back beat, so art!, too....
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:20 AM on March 24, 2010 [3 favorites]

If the title graphic's promise of a Smalls/Astley/Spears/bin Laden mashup had been fulfilled, that would have really been something.
posted by Joe Beese at 5:34 AM on March 24, 2010

I think his Skype buddy Evan has developed his own webcam+auto-typing-software, as exemplified in the video @2:34
posted by mnsc at 6:11 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

now, if it could auto devil-horns we'd be onto something...
\m/ \m/
posted by toesofrubber at 6:22 AM on March 24, 2010

I'm sorry, but Theo is absolutely charming. I love how he's cracking himself up on email. And that he made a script to automatically share smiling.
posted by iamkimiam at 7:02 AM on March 24, 2010

In case anyone else tried opening this link on a BlackBerry or other mobile phone this morning and couldn't, it's a link to a page with an embedded Vimeo video.
posted by zarq at 7:08 AM on March 24, 2010

drlith, you haven't seen a sad clown until you've actually seen a sad clown. On the street. Begging. Looking sad. and then taken a picture of him
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 7:27 AM on March 24, 2010

A dozen years ago I made Bill Gates into the world's richest smiley. Not automatic, though. Took me ages on Corel Draw. Tilt your head to the left.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:33 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

Hey guys, I'm one of the people who got to beta test this software and am using it now!


posted by meadowlark lime at 8:43 AM on March 24, 2010

This is adorable, F.A.T. is
posted by Juicy Avenger at 10:44 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

This is adorable and F.A.T. is awesome
posted by Juicy Avenger at 10:45 AM on March 24, 2010

posted by leapfrog at 11:28 AM on March 24, 2010

That one just checks to see if you're already smiling. Meh.

This one can actually smile for you.
posted by ook at 1:17 PM on March 24, 2010

Makes sense. If there's anything Theo Watson is known for, it's his even temper.

Well, that, afternoon tea, and bobby hats.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 1:26 PM on March 24, 2010

if it detects a smile it sends the the ascii smiley face letters “:)” as keyboard presses to the front most application. Auto Smiley has many uses from just straight up convenience to enforcing honesty in your online communication :) screwing with people debugging perl scripts
posted by logopetria at 1:37 AM on March 25, 2010

This is neat and pointed me to the openFramework project which is nifty-nerdy in its own right. To all the haters I say :-P

I know there haven't been any haters. I just like the tongue smiley.
posted by chairface at 10:13 PM on March 30, 2010

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