Monthly Archives: January 2021

Excel Lambda Library

Now that Excel has introduced lambdas, which means you can build fully fledged systems by defining your own functions, there is the opportunity for sharing and collaboration on them via an Excel plugin that enables you to search for, import, … Continue reading

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Repeat After Me Robots

A system where you wear some gloves and headgear and you do an operation a bunch of times and the system records it. A robot that can repeat the action (with some AI to make it not do dumb things). … Continue reading

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On Site Ammonia

Generate ammonia on a farm using solar power and water. New techniques for using low power plasmas for producing Ammonia are possible. This would allow a farmer to produce Ammonia at their farm instead of shipping it in. Ammonia can … Continue reading

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Compost & Conversation

This is a service where someone goes to someone’s house to collect their household scraps every couple of days. The idea is that these people are dual purpose – they are a mental health service, they pop by and have … Continue reading

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Simon’s Spit

Based on this thing I read about people being able to better digest carbohydrates because they have special enzymes in their spit that pre-digest it, I introduce Simons Spit. I believe I have such an enzyme because I’ve never had … Continue reading

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The Word plugin that imports a native English speaker to help you author your document. Grammar and spell checkers can only get you so far. If English is your second language, you can get someone to read over it and … Continue reading

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A gmail plugin that “normalises” email threads to a iphone style chat like interface to make it easy to read a conversation that’s taken place over email. Importantly it’s doing things like removing the junk in the emails, greetings, signatures, … Continue reading

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Shanty is a an app that allows you to record yourself singing a shanty, and then a second tool to “compose” yourself and as many others as you like. The idea is that you sing a shanty and then use … Continue reading

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