Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Looking to the future: the value of helium

This is exactly the kind of article I like to see. Thinking critically about the future, people's needs, and flows of materials. Makes me want to buy a lot of helium and wait for 50 years. Not sure iif the time horizon is right. Could be 15 to 150 years or more I guess.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Techno rave visuals usine MS. Excel

As you may know (I might have written it on here) I LOVE excel.  For some reason it is so fun and awesome.  Anyway I am frustrated by how all artistic visuals that go along with music performaces tend to be these sallow washed out trippy tie dye colors.  Heres my idea: using conditional formatting and the RAND function, together with some other calculations to add control, you can make colors and boxes that move and jump around.  Gonna have to try it sometime.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

High School Elective

Its your life... Let's kick ass!!!
A class in high school about having fun with success, getting things done, making time for work but more time for play.  Give HS students a reason to want to have discipline.  Making big bucks! Doing awesome stuff! Living the life they want to live!  I think it will really resonate.  The kids are calling out for this stuff.

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Fashion modeling company for any designer

Make a fashion modeling agency that caters to small, independent and home designers.  Give them a venue to show their work, and put on fashion shows that they pay for.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Why do they make subway cars so tough?

Living in nyc now I've been riding on the subway quite a bit.  I've noticed that the subway cars are really strong and heavy, made from lots of steel.  Why do they need to be so strong? I feel like they could have a thin walled skiff and that would mean enegy savings not to mention improved schedules since they could stop faster.  Now, they just seem way ovetengineered.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rfid Memory cards built into post-its

So you can store text files and other information as 'attachments' to the paper post it, on which can be written a note and a description of the attached file. Would be even better if the file could be read by ones phone or computer using hardware that is already present, like bluetooth or wifi.

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Magnetic paper to be used like post-its

Instead of sticky on the back, its magnetic so it can stick to metal.  

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