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Archive for the 'Ideas' Category

Solving Global Warming

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I just finished watching a television program, where the core focus was this group of intellectuals, engineers, lawyers and environmentalists coming together in California, to discuss how the planet (read: us humans) can combat global warming. Hold on for a second, did someone forget to invite the economists? We’ll ignore this for a moment. In [...]

Email is your biggest competitor

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I mean, I get hundreds of email in my normal day at my current gig. And it’s ridiculous, as most can easily be replaced if we just used an issue tracker and wiki (which we have plenty of). Not only would using an issue tracker maintain order (tracking, monitoring, context, etc) it would let us [...]

Motivation

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

A lot has been said, written and studied about motivation.  But it’s still something that is hard to maintain and definitely not easy to manage. I know for myself, I go a month here and a month there where I’m highly motivated and it’s times like that the time just flies by.  Eventually, the roller [...]

Power, Air Conditioning and Data Centers

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Here is a wacky idea I was thinking of a while back. Picture this problem… We’ve got all these data centers consuming all kinds of power, which produces an incredible amount of heat which is then counteracted with air conditioning that consumes an immense amount of electricity and ironically produces more heat. The big picture [...]

Daylight savings time…. Friday at 4pm? Monday at 9am?

Monday, March 12th, 2007

I suspect there would be more supporters of daylight savings time if it meant we jumped ahead Friday at 4pm and fell back Monday at 9am. This has petition written all over it! ;)

It’s not perfect, but it’s good enough

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Ok, we’re all guilty of this on occasion, some more than others. That’s right, is product A better than product B? Is this deal better than that one? Is it better to go this way or that way? YouTube, MySpace, Flickr, etc. are big and popular because of the users, not the technology itself. We’re [...]

Page Weight, a common service for front-end frameworks?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

It’s nice to see some proactive options presented from Yahoo. Without trying to sound arrogant, most of us already knew this stuff but it’s great to see all the visuals. Now, what would be really cool is if we could all just link to the library at say: http://lib.yahoo.com/yui.js or some equivalent. Wouldn’t that be [...]