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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Make me a better speeller

I (like most) frequently misspell the same words. I try to take note each time Gmail or MS Word dings me, but I'm still slow to learn.

Wouldn't it be great if Gmail or MS Word ran background analytics on my spelling errors? It could produce a monthly report of the top 5 misspelled words, so that I could work on fixing them in the next few weeks. Maybe even chart my improvement on some words and highlight where I'm just not cutting it.

Monday, March 14, 2005

I posted into Outerspace

I'm guessing I was one of these, I 'checked' off the "Post this into outerspace" checkbox.


Brick cellies becoming retro-cool

I've been saying for years that this would happen:

(From the Guardian)

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Science Olympiad

I just came across a homemade rube goldberg device posted on /. It made me think of my old days on Science Olympiad. Man was that a great competition, so much fun prior to each competition day.

I checked out the 'Offical Science Olympiad' homepage and filled out an alumni survey. If you were part of the SO crew, drop me an email.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Proposing Tax On Downloads

From /.
- A Wisconsin Governor is Proposing a Tax On
. Now this got me thinking. In the future, when 3D
is abundant, I would assume most sales would consist of
only digital information. When this happens, what will happen to
sales tax? Just something to ponder.

If you think this is all fantasy, check out what you can do for $25,000.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Important Wiki's not to be overloooked

Adult Encyclopedia

Learn how to do anything

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Wiki Screencast

Thank's Martin for sending me this most excellent screencast about the evolution of a Wiki page.
Jon Udell: Heavy metal umlaut: the movie

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Cell Phone Tele-Prompt

I was calling Kristine the other night and she had a special voicemail set up for another friend arriving by plane, it went along the lines as: "This is Kristine, if this is Marquessa, my address is ....."

That got me thinking, why don't we have the ability to set up tele-prompts on our voicemail? Think about the possibilities, you could give out public information and use caller ID to allow access to private information.

For instance:
  • Give out your home/work address
  • Store directions to your house (so you only have to say them once!)
  • Give out your email address
  • Give out your home/work phone number
  • Create quick adhoc informational prompts
The list could go on, but those are a few key points that I think people would love to have on there cell phone.

My thoughts on the 'private information' is that you could create/maintain a list of your close contacts, either by manually typing in a phone number, voice command, uploading your phone book somehow?, or a web based interface. Personally, I wouldn't mind giving out my address even to strangers, because they could find that easily enough via a white pages or the internet.