I previously surfaced the idea of an International Employment Service For Refugees at my blog at peroglyfer.se. Then I thought since we have MOOC’s and other forms of online education for Linux maybe we can have a Linux Employment Service also. To cover more job opportunities. Could the Linux community come up with software solutions that would better match employers to employees?
With cheap 8TB drives it should be possible to provide simple wifi web servers in rural schools with a good portion of the internet. Even if you send them per boat it will be way faster than some satellite solutions. If the shipment takes one month thats 267GB/day. With such massive storage also schools with unreliable internet connection could provide a better experience for their students.
Youtube is a place where a lot of content is stored. I’m thinking content owners who wish their videos to be shared easily can attach a creative commons license to their videos so that they can be copied.
Another excellent portion of the web are all the courses that exists. MOOC’s and such. What if some of these courses with their videos and grading software could be stored on these harddrives. Here we have an opportunity to give access to higher education for those with an unreliable internet connection or non at all.
The idea is regardless of your financial situation there should exist a place similar to that of a tech hub. A physical meeting ground where people can cooperate, learn and generate ideas and startups. I think adding this functionality to libraries makes sense today because books and other written text are now Internet based or electronic. They do not take up important space. Making this place for the public is important because everyone have something to contribute.
I came up with this idea when thinking about ordinary painting. Here you make alterations and adapt so that the whole of the painting looks good. From this I can imagine there will be times when you don’t know exactly in advance how a blueprint for a product will look like at the time of manufacturing. Like the way you need training to paint maybe you could train a computer program to make smart alterations to the blueprints under the manufacturing process. I speculate that if a small error is made under a 3D printing process the software will decide on an adaptation. With this I believe waste will be less and perfection will be easier to achieve.
Reading is as important in this century as in the previous one. Since reading will begin to take place on tablets I suggest the following idea.
The idea is to make tablets or smartphones easy and comfortable to read on. Since LEDs are small why not have two types. One ordinary backlight for perfect colors and one additional ”warm” backlight adapted for reading. With warm backlight I mean backlight similar to warm LED bulbs. Then using an optional switch in android for the tablet people wont strain their eyes trying to read a school textbook.
Inkscape is a vector illustration software that you can download for Linux, Mac or Windows. I thought why not use this for making small changes to documents that have been exported to the PDF format. Since you edit one page at a time a software to join the pdf files is then used. I used pdftk for this.
In the example below I will change some text and a photo.