wanted to test eva's reliability, so i've been running the same version uninterrupted for the last month ... and it worked. the alarm woke me up each day, appointments have been announced, and it never crashed. the only problem is i've got some small memory leaks from all the DirectShow usage. it's a serious pain to find these leaks.
over the last month of testing, i've mainly just been making small tweaks on my dev instance of eva. most of the changes have been to provide more verbal feedback, to tip me off when a false positive has occurred. and the URL changed for streaming C89.5, so now i have feedback for when a stream fails to play ... instead of just sitting there thinking its taking a really long time to buffer ... sitting in silence ... like an idiot. one of the new features i'm working on is unit conversions (e.g. pounds to kilograms). there have been a number of times when i've needed to perform a unit conversion in the kitchen.