Archive for the ‘idea’ Category

Special Bacon

Friday, April 25th, 2014

There is a concept, called a Bacon Number, that is the number of jumps it takes to link an actor between themselves and Kevin Bacon.  But what do you call it, if all the linking actors are also named Kevin?

It only occurs to me to wonder, because I get special privs, sorta, at a certain event, through a chain of 3 Mikes.

Just a thought

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Say you were a huge, top of the pile company.  But you aren’t about to rest on laurels, and the has-beens and wannabes are out there.

“Please don’t poach our ‘best’ talent.  Please don’t offer them huge early exit bonuses.  Please don’t let hire their own buddies with similar sweetheart deals that work out better if they get ‘fired’ a couple months in, which conveniently just happens to happen.  Please don’t let one of our minions take full control of your company, drive it into the ground, get paid off to get lost, and let her…um, or him, yeah, come back to us, with your cash in hand, and more of our stock that just went through the roof at the announcement of your bankruptcy.  Please, don’t do that.”

Couldn’t possibly explain certain tech company goings on, maybe?

Viewcams for Condos

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

As I stood this morning, enjoying my view while it lasts, it occurred to me that there was a potential solution in the near future of technology.  With a 4k camera mounted on a pole on the roof, the building could give everyone not just back the view they lost, but a potentially better view.  I once lived in a building where the security cameras were wired into the building’s cable system, so you could tune your TV to the right channel, and see who was at the front buzzer.  A similar concept could work here.

Mrs Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Mrs Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter

But it’s your son that’s caught my eye

But it’s sad, he’ll never love me

He’s made it clear, it ain’t no good to call


He wants to return those things I bought him

Tell him he can keep them just the same

Things have changed, he knows I love him now

He’s made it clear, it ain’t no good to call


Walkin’ about, even in a crowd, well

You’ll pick him out, makes a bloke feel so proud


If he finds that I’ve been ’round to see you

Tell him I’m well and feelin’ fine

Don’t let on, don’t say, “He broke my heart”

I’d go down on my knees, but it’s no good to pine


Flash Mob idea

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The song: Level Up by Vienna Teng
The stage: Outdoor park/plaza

Everyone who sings has a turntable to stand on, one by one, people set them down, stand on them, and join in the song.

Over thinking the solution

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I’m bemoaning the fact that, since ‘new’ iPhones come out on Friday, the T-Mobile store only had 1 16gb unit left in black (which in retrospect is covered up by a white waterproof case, doh), and there’s not much room for music AND apps. As I’m sitting on the bus, thinking about a solution, I’m thinking of devices I might currently own that I could use to put together a backpack media server. Then I think to myself, surely this is a solved problem, and I google for backpack media server, whereupon I find that technology has moved faster than I was thinking, and there’s a flash-drive that does exactly what I want; built in battery to act as a server while unplugged from any computer, small enough to fit in a pocket, and expandable because it takes SDXC cards.

Time to see if it works in reality as well as I envision =p

Biking without logos

Monday, July 1st, 2013

I really want to start, or better yet, since I’m lazy, find, a bicycling group that has a strict no-logo policy for group rides.  I have zero interest in riding with people who are OK with wearing a bunch of spandex advertising.  It is possible to bike for fun, without having to whore yourself out, nor look like a douche without any sense of personal style.  And I definitely don’t want to be with a group of people that get off on the pathetic ‘elitism’ that comes from having paid to race against a bunch of amateurs.  The fake charity ride you participated in should be a badge of shame, not pride.  You helped a bunch of scam artists use your hobby to enrich themselves, with the fake beard of ‘helping others’, but you and I both know that 99% of the money you paid go to the race organizers, and you want to share that with everyone else?  Go nuts, but I still think you are a loser.


Wanted in Seattle

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Wanted, one bar, in Seattle, that lets me play my own music, whether to dance or sing-along, at a beyond reasonable volume.  At 3 in the afternoon.

Preferably serves burgers, properly crisp fries, a rich brown gravy, and has a customer base that includes several cute someones to date.

There’s three floors of space opening in the building across the street.  I’m just saying.

Well I think it’s a good idea

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I was somewhere the other night, wanting to know if my phone’s notification vibration was for a text message, or an email, when it occurred to me that you could have a non-visual interface for a phone, with it using morse code vibrations for output, and you using morse code tapping for input. Then people could text in darkened performance spaces without even having to take the phone out of their pocket. As long as it was only available on phones whose vibration mode is completely silent, it seems like it would be a net positive benefit to humanity. People who just can’t go without checking in, could do so without bothering others. Well, except for people staring at your crotch, wondering what you are doing with your hands in your pockets =p

Turns out that google made the idea of a morse code keyboard for phones an April’s Fool Day joke this year.

I still think being able to get the title of newest email, or contents of latest text, via morse vibration, is a good idea. I may have to contact my mobile dev-y friends to see how hard it would be to implement.

While they do the coding, I can start learning more morse than S-O-S…which I’m 90% sure I’ve got backwards, and in any eventual emergency, will be frantically and confusingly sending out O-S-O.

Dear Apple

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Dear Apple,

Steve Jobs is dead, can we finally get beyond his silly hangups and allow merging of Apple ID’s? Or do you not want the Cloud to succeed, and were just playing along with him until he died, and now are deliberately trying to destroy his dream?