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| 16:47 UK time, Thursday, 15 September 2005

While I was on Work Experience, I used the BBC Desktop Ticker and I quite liked it, but found it had disappeared off the interenet when I got home. So I built my own version, which also has sport headlines, On This Day facts, GMail checking and eBay searching built in, as well as the ability to add any feed you like - sort of like a one stop shop. I built it using Game Maker (www.gamemaker.nl), as it is simple enough to use, but with DLLs can be made to be extremely powerful, and it also has good graphics functions, which make displaying the results easier. In the future, I would like to add a directory of feeds which can be remotely updated and the ability to get five day weather forecasts off the BBC by postcode location.

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