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DIY: my bamboo USB SSD disk bay

My continued efforts to build a better laptop dock like this, or as I have called them, a ‘sockle’, can be followed on www.sockle.io This is the story of how I made my own pretty bamboo USB SSD disk expansion support… Continue Reading →

Idea: using a helpdesk app as an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Update Sept 2017: FreshDesk just release a new product FreshTeam that does exactly what I specified below. I recently found myself in the position of having to hire a new colleague for the first time in a long while. This… Continue Reading →

Idea: short-term unified group messaging enterprise

I was driving for 6 hours the other day and my wife was asleep, so what does one do: work out the details for a new kind of hosted communication service in my head. If you are a user of AirBNB,… Continue Reading →

Idea: Extended MRTG format

Every tech geek has his/her preferred tools and one of mine is without doubt Tobi Oetiker’s MRTG (Multi Router Traffic Grapher), which I’ve used to make pretty trend lines of much more than routers or traffic. MRTG is a Perl program that… Continue Reading →

Idea: LL and RR glasses on a 3D screen – Double Vision

(I had this idea in June 2011 and wrote this post in Oct 2011, but I decided to wait with publishing until my lovely colleague Sylvia could get the scoop and use it for a marketing action). A 3D display lets… Continue Reading →

Idea: Emoticon for innuendo: &-)

Do you often find yourself in a situation where you are using some kind of word play in a written (chat or text message) conversation, but feel that you need to make this second level of comprehension clear? This is… Continue Reading →

Idea: Experimenting with movie hashing/fingerprinting

MEDIA FINGERPRINTING Neal Krawetz wrote an interesting article on image fingerprinting, or how to search for images that are similar. He proposes an algorithm to do image fingerprinting and reproduce the functionality of TinEye, a service that allows to give… Continue Reading →

Idea: email as a platform

Something has been bothering me for a while. I have a colleague that needs to post some files on a site every week, and she needs to do it via FTP. FTP is ‘geeky’ for most people. Their PC does… Continue Reading →

Idea: hosted classification service

Yesterday evening I was watching “How to replace yourself with very small shell script” by Hilary Mason. In short: she uses some scripts to process incoming mail and send outgoing reminders. The part that really interested me is the one… Continue Reading →

Idea: preview service for URL shorteners

I was using my iPhone to read my Twitter feed (Twitterrific) and Facebook and when comparing the two, I liked one thing about Facebook that Twitter/Twitterific does not have: when some one posts a URL, you get a preview icon… Continue Reading →

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