Archive for the ‘ideas’ Category

columnar “email”

There needs to be a better way of handling group conversations. IRC uses the constant scroll mentality. Email has reply-at-top, reply-at-bottom, and reply-inline. Forums, reddit, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and the like have a scroll-like view – every new post is merely sequentially listed after the last. This can all lead to highly confusing digital conversations. […]

January 15, 2015 · antipaucity · 3 Comments
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fix ibm – hire me as your ceo

Robert Cringely has written myriad times on IBM. His most recent post was titled, “How to fix IBM”. His solution is simple and easy: “Go back to customers being a corporate priority.” But IBM, as it stands today, will never get there. And all the “leadership” they’ve brought in over the years has only compounded their […]

January 8, 2015 · antipaucity · 4 Comments
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welcome to laas technologies – purveyors of the latest paas techniques

Are your wigs in need of whitening? Do your dentures need to be dusted? Is your peg leg prematurely languishing? Do I have great news for you! Hello, and let me be the first to welcome you to LaaS Technologies. We are the true PaaS specialists – here to cater to your every whim and […]

September 23, 2014 · antipaucity · One Comment
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7 things employees wish they could tell their boss about salaries

LinkedIn had an interesting article Friday whose title I snagged for this blog post. The 7 items are: We don’t care about pay scales Forget policies. We talk. We think about our pay a lot. We will sometimes let you take advantage. When we have to negotiate … we both lose. No matter how much we earn, […]

August 17, 2014 · antipaucity · No Comments
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apps on the network

{This started as a Disqus reply to Eric’s post. Then I realized blog comments shouldn’t be longer than the original post } The app-on-network concept is fascinating: and one I think I’ve thought about previously, too. Hypothetically, all “social networks” should have the same connections: yet there’s dozens upon dozens (I use at least 4 […]

July 14, 2014 · antipaucity · 3 Comments
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a public – or white-labelable – rfe service a la uservoice, but easier to use

I’ve seen some services that utilize uservoice to handle requests for features, functionality, etc. And I have seen companies have formal Request For Enhancement / Enhancement Request / etc processes (generally culminating from support cases (hopefully from good ones)). What I don’t see, though, is a way to either limit who can submit requests (uservoice, for example, […]

May 17, 2014 · antipaucity · No Comments
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programming your home by mike riley

Mike Riley’s entry in The Pragmatic Programmers series, Programming Your Home – automating with Arduino, Android, and your computer – was a lot of fun. While I am not really in a position to do many of the mini projects given in the book (wrong type of house plus we rent), reading some of the […]

May 5, 2014 · antipaucity · One Comment
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first experiment follow-up

I’ve been attempting a “reactive”/”consumptive” reading experiment recently. The first book I tried it on was the Henry Petroski’s horrid To Engineer is Human (my review). That turned into a failure as I couldn’t stomach his writing, and so “reacting” to it was going to pretty much be an exercise in futility. So I’ve ditched […]

May 3, 2014 · antipaucity · 3 Comments
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print-at-home plans

Someone needs to start a business selling print-at-home furniture/home-improvement plans that include parts lists (and, ideally, costs) from their local Lowes / Home Depot / TrueValue / Ace / etc. Most folks who want to tackle small projects don’t want to buy books or magazines that may (or may not) include what they’re interested in […]

April 18, 2014 · antipaucity · 9 Comments
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you don’t need ideas – you need questions

Paul Graham asserts that startup ideas aren’t what’s important – and, in fact, think you need an “idea” is a major roadblock. Convert your thinking from “idea” to “question”, and you have a potential curiosity to explore, tweak, develop, and deliver. Your best work is going to come when you’ve thought about the problem but didn’t […]

April 14, 2014 · antipaucity · 3 Comments
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