Kiva Interest Rate Finder Kiva allows people to fund microfinance loans through Field Partners. Some Kiva Partners charge the equivalent of 109% APR. That is incredibly high.
Kiva doesn't make it easy to find the partners that charge borrowers 0% or low interest, so I made a script to do so. posted to MetaFilter Projects by rajbotat 6:44 PM on September 27, 2013
Autocrop algorithm for scanned books A couple years ago I wrote an autocrop algorithm for the Internet Archive, but never had time to optimize it, and it was never deployed because it was too slow to run in realtime. The algorithm works well for books imaged using the archive.org Scribe bookscanner. Here is example output of the autocrop algorithm, with a comparison of the same book cropped and deskewed by a human. posted to MetaFilter Projects by rajbotat 4:43 PM on November 29, 2010
The Internet Archive Book Drive The Internet Archive has launched a project to make books available to the print-disabled community in the DAISY format. Donate books to IA and we will turn them into DAISY books, which will be made available on the relaunched Open Library site. posted to MetaFilter Projects by rajbotat 2:08 PM on May 7, 2010
Bb Buddha Machine After playing with the beautiful In Bb 2.0 all morning, I wanted to keep it going while at work, so I created a Buddha Machine version using the YouTube player API. I listened to this for at least eight hours yesterday! It probably doesn't work in IE. posted to MetaFilter Projects by rajbotat 11:49 AM on May 13, 2009
YouTubeFilter This is a simple script that parses the MeFi RSS and inlines the YouTube links. I wrote it because when I read MeFi on my blackberry, I have to skip video posts, and wanted it to be easier to find them when I came back home and checked the site on real computer. There is a low-memory mode for browsing on the Wii. Source code is available. posted to MetaFilter Projects by rajbotat 7:09 AM on March 10, 2008