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Thought Experiments

Ideas and Thought-related blog posts for things that could be done with technology – or can’t, but should be.

RTML Services for sale?

February 18, 2009 |

Well, I’ve added a WordPress plugin for e-commerce, but at the same time, I am also building two websites (one professionally, one as a hobby) using Yahoo Store’s RTML and Zen Cart, respectively.

However, with the downturn in the economy (and my slightly-better-than-arbitrary prediction of a <7,000 point stock market by the end of the month…Spring Break at the latest), I figure it’s time to start taking into consideration other possible sources of income. Not for fear of losing my job, but rather to help get my bills in check Credit Cards, primarily, who have decided it is time to raise the minimum payment – which is the only thing enabling me to devote a greater portion of my money to one in order to pay it off, while keeping the others at par until it is their turn. Read More

POC: OpenVPN + Internet + MS Exchange Active Directory + Windows/Linux Mobile Client

January 18, 2008 |

I have this idea, ok? What I noticed while migrating some of the users from the Admissions Department at the University for which I work, was that it was tough to explain to them sufficiently that:

  • Their passwords are going to have to change at some point, due to security policy.
  • When they change it on their desktop, it’s not automatically done on their laptop.
  • After changing the desktop password, they need to connect the laptop to the network and then login with that new password for it to be cached.

Now, it’s easy to write out, and easy for a tech to understand the scenario – but it’s not that easy for a 45yr old Hispanic guy who hates his laptop anyway to grasp. But what if they didn’t have to grasp anything? What if no matter where you were, the login process and the features available were as seamless in Wisconsin as if you were sitting at your desk in Texas?

What I’m proposing is this: Read More

Gardening on the cheap

May 15, 2007 |

So, you’ve thought about doing some gardening, but you don’t want to invest the money into doing it. How about if you could do it for less than $2, if not free, using only things you already have at home? Let’s get started: Read More

Update: Tormachi

March 28, 2006 |

The idea for Tormachi was to make the program, Hamachi, able to connect through any internet configuration. The problem we continually ran into was that in a corporate, and sometimes school network, the handshake to join the Hamachi “network”, which … Read More

Project: tsnXchat

March 1, 2006 | | 2 Comments

After using a flooble chatterbox from www.flooble.com, and trying to (unsuccessfully) hack it to get rid of the ads at the bottom, I have resolved to putting my newly developed AJAX skills to the test, to create an open-source version, with no ads. I’ll explain how you can make one too in this entry.
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