An idea for a cinema company
I doubt any cinemas are going to implement this, because like airlines and banks, they seem to be very bad at making software. Nothing surprising there. A few months ago I was searching for a room in London. There are about 4 big sites to do that, so I posted ads on all of them,…
Idea: selling beauty products for males online
The beauty industry is made by women, for women. They learn everything very young and for most of them, it’s just natural. For most males it’s intimidating and confusing. I had a very hilarious episode when I asked for “a beauty product” and my wife was tanding next to me and even though I was…
My idea got validated
Some time ago I had an idea for a web application. That idea was essentially Gist. I couldn’t convince people to go after it, thankfully because I wouldn’t like to compete with a Brad Feld backed company. It’s nice to see that the idea was good, as Gist got bought by RIM. Congratulations Gist!
Obsolete email addresses (a feature request)
This is a feature I wish my programs I’m using to read email had. Sometimes, some people change email address. It happens, to some more than to others. When that happens I don’t change the email address for that person in my contact list. I add the new address. The reasons is that I still…
I’m surprised I’ve never seen this idea being tried… When I’ve was a kid I’ve read a report about an experiment. A guy put goggles with screens so that he could see nothing but the screens (ala virtual reality). The same device also had one or two cameras and the screens projected an upside-down image…
Better assert difference?
Rails come with some awesome assertion methods for writing tests: assert_difference(“User.count”, +1) do create_a_user end That asserts that the count of user was incremented by one. The plus sign is not needed, that’s just an integer, I add it to make things clear. You can mix several of this expressions into one assert_difference: assert_difference([“User.count”, “Profile.count”],…
If I were in charge of Adobe
Clearly, Adobe is losing the battle with Apple. There’s no Flash on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and there’s no sign that there will ever be. Apple is not a company that can be easily influenced. They do things the way they think is right even when everybody else disagrees. Even when everybody predicts…
A message to kids: what is your passion?
This message actually applies to everybody but I think it’s obvious how it applies to adults. What most kids don’t realize is that it applies to them too. If I ask you “What is your passion?” and you don’t give me a straight, simple and quick answer, you are in trouble. My passion is programming.…
An intelligent music player
I still haven’t found a good music player, for my computer that is. The one that got the closest to it was Amarok, but still it was very far away. My problem is that I don’t know what to listen to, really! I’m only just finding out what music to use for coding. There’s one thing…
Breaking the Monopoly-design monopoly
I am talking about the game, you know, Monopoly! There are so many versions of it but the other day I’ve seen the most interesting one. No, not the Esperanto one: Monopolo. A do it yourself Monopoly, or a Make it yourself-opoly. From that I’m deriving the idea, why can’t you design your Monopoly in…