Looking to pay someone to write me a patch

Feb 16, 2011 at 10:55pm

Looking to pay someone to write me a patch

Looking for someone to write me a fairly simple patch for an art installation. It's driving me up the wall so I thought I'd see if anyone here can help.

1. Description

The viewer will first approach a desk where a gallery attendant will ask their nationality. Then the viewer will move on to another space separated by a wall where they will see three monitors placed next to each other, with their nationality displayed next to a counter, showing how many people have passed through the space from any given nationality.

2. Technical Data

I've attached a mock-up of what the display will look like.

Each monitor displays three columns of information. A “country” column displays the nationalities that have passed through the space. A “number” column displays the amount of people of each nationality. A “status” column displays one of the following messages; “on time” “boarding” “last call” “canceled” in successive order based on the number of people, i.e. the country with the most amount of people has a status of “canceled” and the country with the second most amount of people has a status of “last call.” It will work like a leader-board in that sense.

The first person to see the work will only see the number '1' next to their own nationality and so on and so forth. The information is keyed in by the gallery attendant at the desk, and should update immediately and 'remember' and accumulate inputs and store them in a database for the duration of the show.

The gallery attendant will see a very simple drop down menu from which they can select from a list of countries.


  1. FIDSmockup01.jpg
Feb 16, 2011 at 11:15pm


send an email to : machinesleet4 (at) gmail.com

replace the (at) obviously :D



Feb 17, 2011 at 12:25am

because I am procrastinating another project :( I gave this a quick try. It’s a start. Maybe you can go from here. It will keep track of the country count, display and sort. Right now it’s displaying the actual count and not the “cancelled”, “boarding” etc., but that shouldn’t be too hard to do…

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

Edit: if the data needs to be persistent get rid of the “1″ in [coll display 1] and roll your own save/read routine…

Feb 19, 2011 at 11:14pm

Thank you both!

MIB, I sincerely salute your procrastination. May you continue to do so as much as your projects allow. Your patch was very insightful and solved many of the issues/questions I had. Your ‘quick try’ is very much appreciated.

I think I can take it from here. Thanks again!


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