Author Archives: gemmell

Hydroponics using just energy and (sea?) water

So you can make Ammonia (NH3) by taking water molecules, splitting it into H2 and O2 via hydrolisisers, and then using a plasma (or the Haber Bosch technique) to combine the H2 with Nitrogen from the air to produce Ammonia … Continue reading

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CodeTest

This is like Codility or HackerRank but based on convention over configuration and some tooling around git repositories. Essentially you have a tool which can run over a github repository and create a test site. Underneath each applicant it’s sent … Continue reading

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The Reveal

A site dedicated to 30 second clips where some amazing sight is revealed. The idea is that you’ll post up a video of not just famous places but beautiful scene’s in your neighbourhood. Eventually I would want 3d so that … Continue reading

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Investrepreneur

So this is sort of like a cross between an angel investor & patreon, and modelled closely on the “benefactor” model of yesteryear. Essentially you pitch yourself on this site, and people “invest” in you. The investor then owns a … Continue reading

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Dirty Lake Clean Pool

There are plenty of cities in the world with a big ol’ dirty artificial lake in them. Usually brown in colour, not great to swim in. I was thinking about how you could create a clean pool for swimming in … Continue reading

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Meta Secure

One of the problems when sending MS Word documents around is that sometimes the meta data that is a part of them can leak internal details. Things like actual meta data, but also comments and revision history. Typically when sending … Continue reading

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BecauseReasons

So this is a Word and Excel plugin that captures the reasons that certain changes were made. It’s essentially a bit like track changes + comments in a formalised workflow – you make a change, it asks you to comment … Continue reading

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Phase Change For Heating Into The Night

With the ubiquitous solar on home rooftops, and the sunny days and cold sub zero winter nights, it seems to me that we want to have smart heaters that crank the heat up during the day to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Import Expert

The idea here is that there you have Word/Excel addins which allow you to connect directly to an expert to get advice there and then. Essentially one click video chat and invited into the document, billed by the minute “hey … Continue reading

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Better Video Chat Through AI Frame Prediction

This is theoretical as. But say you trained a NN to take the previous 120 frames and predict the next 120 frames of a video, and you could run it 60 times a second. You could then have a video … Continue reading

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