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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