Sunday, November 28, 2021

The Email Client that Trillion Dollar Corporations Cannot Provide

 Not MSFT, not AAPL, not GOOG. Facebook? Maybe? Soon?

You're looking at a thread in Outlook - maybe for the first time and the the most recent replies are on top. Wouldn't it be nice to have a button so you can read the thing from top to bottom starting with the earliest message?

Simple text and formatting hacking that the big boys can't/won't do because they're so busy trying to figure out how they can better monetize your data.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

AirBnB Home Upgrade Financing

How has something so basic eluded these "geniuses"?

In the early days, before "data science" was a byword, they figured out that what really mattered was the quality of the photographs on the listing. Good. They sent out pro photographers to the homes free of charge.

Now, today, with the benefit of DS, can't they *easily* figure out, based on what actual guests write and what correlated guests have written about correlated homes that maybe such and such listing would benefit from an upgraded toilet, room-darkening blinds, kitchen upgrades, drinking water supply, etc? Can't they then reach out to hosts and make it happen with financing?

I know..

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Taj Outpost

 What : You're doing a day's journey to some exotic location - and you need a place to stay. Your base of operations is a big name hotel in a big town - you know, 2-3 hours from the destination. You'd like to spend the night (or two) at the destination. You're flush. 

So, you tell the Taj X this and they say, no problem. We have a few AirBnB superhosts in that area we can tap. The menu will be limited, but for about $600, they'll send a cook there to have a meal in the slow-cooker waiting for you. Towels, etc courtesy of Taj too. 

How about that?

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Is Google Just Not Hacking Widgets Anymore?

 A simple one - really, but, guess what, no can do.

They can scrape our emails to serve us relevant ads. But..

Sees an email with a vaccine appointment and wants to set the snooze to two days before - but, can only do some (in this case) useless pre-cans - like tomorrow, weekend, etc..

Why, why, why, why, why big brother?

Friday, July 10, 2020

Now Wouldn't That Be Cool On Google Maps

You're driving and you want to know what kind of cell-phone coverage you're going to be getting on the road ahead - see, there's a 5 mile sketchy "short" cut where you have sketchy service - meaning, if it's dark and something happens, you'd wish you were safe and home in bed, and there's the longer 22 mile road around the farms with reliable service.

Wouldn't you want that standing out on the map?

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Can you provide an option to dim/warm based on total bright area - that is, yes, flux is great, much better than nothing. But, now, when I have a blank Word doc or PPT slide taking up the entire screen, EVEN the dimmed/warmed screen is too much - it needs to be dampened further.

See to it, will you, Luke!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

How About That for a Cool Aerospace Engg PhD?

We have good drones today. The disillusioned US born Bangladeshi guy who was going to RC controlled planes loaded with explosives into the Pentagon found fixed wing aircraft that could do 600 mph.

So? Here's the proposal :

we put an end to aviation disasters by sending fixed-wing drones to intercept civilian (or military) aircraft in trouble and provide the necessary resource. For example, if one out of two engines is dead and that's going to make the landing dicey, you can get a drone to deliver an engine that can attach to the tip of the wing on which the bad engine is, and ensure the plane is stabilized for a good landing.

You've probably thought up better ideas already. Go!