Monthly Archives: January 2016

Idea – Animated Visual Tracer For LibreOffice Calc?

The idea simple. Inspired by problems found in Calc type software. As a person who don’t use Calc on a daily basis. I could get some help inspecting a work sheet by initiating an animating so I thought. It would work like a step by step tracer. So that you can see where and how the data are being fetched from and calculated. So if you have a large project with many pages then the visual tracer would jump to the correct table. When doing the tracing. With this I think you could fix errors much more quickly than before.

 

Tip – Use A Cooling Bag On Wheels

With solar power being popular in some countries. I thought what would the problems be from using solar power for refrigeration. One thing I think would cause problems is the peak effect the refrigerator would consume when you put in new products. I wonder therefore if there is a way to reduce that demand. Maybe one way could be to maintain the cold in the product from the store.

A product I had in mind is a smart shopping bag on wheels that is also a cooling bag. This way you can buy a frozen food item which you later cook. Together with the cooling bag they will keep the temperature of the rest of the food down.

Maybe fresh food markets could increase their inventory. Also with unreliable electricity they could complement their demand with solar power that they together rent. Like M-KOPA for business.

Idea – Render To A Vector Image In Blender 3D

I think my idea is interesting. Could we render directly to a vector format in Blender 3D? If this is possible and gives good results then you could scale up the image without much pixel errors. Which is good for photo prints. I don’t mean that you should render the image with pixels and then convert it. Rather Blender should somehow generate a vector image directly. A guess would be a system of bitmap layers that combined could easily be converted to a vector image.

Another idea is to print out your rendered images in a photo print shop to paper. If you render at 6 MPixels or more it will look stunning.

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Idea – Render To Vector Image In Blender 3D. (The quality should be better then a convertion)

Idea – Better Than Reality Or Photo Realistic

Looking at computer games I thought. Way, this looks better than reality. Then I thought. Whats the difference between the photo realistic images and these computer rendered ones. Improving the image quality will only give game graphics that looks more than perfect. One idea is just to add a noise filter. Like Gaussian Filter found in GIMP. With this the reality port-aid in the computer image will look more forgiving. Looking more like the  photo realistic photos we are used to. So my idea is to enhance the image with simple eye like limitations.

 

Idea – Easy Upgradable Speakers With Snap-in Speaker Elements?

The ideas is simple. What I want is a cheaper way to buy a new music experience. My idea is to offer speakers that you can easily upgrade. With snap-in elements you can do an upgrade yourself. The idea is that like the stationary PC your components age. So when you upgrade your PC why should’t you be able to upgrade your speakers? I mean I have speakers that are 15+ years old. Since they are heavy I don’t want new ones. I thought if you can upgrade the elements then I could still have the speaker box. Of course the speaker has to be adapted for such an upgrade.

Idea – Evolve The Battery By Developing For Extreme Environments?

The idea is to treat the development of a new battery as something like a mathematical search. What is an effective search strategy then?

I imagine that you can get new ideas by adapting the battery technology to different environments. Then the new ideas you get could then go back and inspire the whole network. The idea here is that by combining from a dual or multi environment approach. You would get new ideas more quickly than working only on one type of battery alone.

The network is just all the different battery technologies adapted to different environments. Examples of different environments could be the desert, the arctic or why not space. Here you have extreme heat, cold or pressure.

Idea – Helping People Living In Slums To Create Their Own Startup

I got an idea how the international community could help people living in slums to create their own startup or improve their capability to earn a better living. The idea is simple. Why not evolve Internet Volunteering. I imagine you could have a site similar to Indiegogo where you can match volunteers and the people in need of their assistance. Here the volunteers could cooperate with the people to build websites. Perhaps you could also have business related software together with the website. Adapted for mobiles. Online data would be secured if the mobile gets broken. This idea will benefit both the people and the volunteers since nothing beats a CV that makes a difference.

Thinking about this further. Maybe its better to educate them to build website and web software themselves. Even if the Internet speed is not great. It should be possible to get higher speeds internally between the Service Providers of the country. At least this should work within the same service provider. The idea is that one could build up experience from doing Internet jobs well before the speeds to different countries gets acceptable. With this you would get a more experienced Internet workforce.

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Idea – Helping People Living In Slums To Create Their Own Startup via Internet Volunteering

Speculation – Parallel Guesses A Method To Accelerate Serial Computing?

The idea is simple. To accelerate computation that is not necessarily in parallel. I thought why can’t you use a parallel guesses instead. These guesses are parallel models that can predict some value in the future. Also the models take advantage or inspiration from the already true computed values. One of the models takes over when it guesses enough right values in a row. It is accelerated because the model is a simplification and only accurate withing a range.

To make it more robust. I guess that you can backtrack and verify a randomly selected small number of samples with the slow model. If there is an unacceptable error in the computation the it will start over from that place and skip the fast model for that range.

Speculation – Should Not Bees Have A Balanced Diet?

Since there are a lot different flowers. Could it be that bees actively selects flowers based on a variate of reasons? From an evolutionary perspective I guess that they select flowers based on what helps them and their offspring survive. Like fighting off disease. So I wonder if farming would benefit from a distribution of nearby flowers. Or what flowers you need for the bees to get a balanced diet for a selected type of crop.

Idea – Extracting Instructions From Data?

I had an idea yesterday. A simple example of extracting instructions comes from music. I think you already can extract the notes as the instructions. I wonder therefor if other data can be separated into instructions and its applied functions. I guess if you could separate the instruction and the function then a computer could learn the function and operate on different instructions. Also if the instruction can be extracted. One could let the same instruction operate with different functions. With this you could possibly find a better function.

Idea – Create With A Two Product Approach

The idea is simple. Say you want to create a cartoon figure but you feel there is something missing. Why not map your cartoon sketch to a 3D object. From this you could imagine it as a toy. The idea here is that this transformation will reveal whats missing or need to be changed on the character and how to fix it. This way you can also fix the sketch. So in short. The multiple object transform approach can serve as an aid to imagination.

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Idea – Create With A Two Product Approach

Idea – Why Not Aid Music Software With Programmable Scripts?

As an aid to music creators. I thought. Setting up your song could be made to into writing simple a script. A script is just a text file containing commands and parameters. The idea is that I think a lot of repetitive tasks can be automated this way. If you make some mistake along the way. You can run the script again with the fix you inserted.

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Idea – Why Not Aid Music Software With Programmable Scripts?

Idea – Smart Wifi-Dongle (using USB-tethering)

I have an idea that would save you a lot of hazzle with the network connection. Inspired by Linux Voice. Why not innovate the Wifi-Dongle to also act as a USB-tethering device. With this you only need to configure the dongle ones and it will work on any computer you would like to connect to your network. This is done with zero configurations. For Linux this could be great since you would not need that many working drivers for wifi. To try USB-tethering you can use your already wifi connected tablet or smartphone. Search for ‘usb tethering’ for android apps

Idea – Refugee Restaurant Flipped Cooking Classes

The idea is simple. Why not improve the self sufficiency of some of the refugees with cooking classes. The idea is to teach them to cook restaurant food. Also inspired by the flipped classroom. I thought why not let the participants watch course material online for later tests in the kitchen. I think this is key to scaling of such a program.

Idea – Emergency Battery For Linux PC’s

The idea is simple. In those places the power grid are frequently down. I thought why should the computer also suddenly shut off. I mean the CPU in today’s Linux mini PC’s are very low power. One solution could therefor be to have a emergency battery installed in the computer. So when the power goes off. The computer will go into zero power hibernate mode with the help of the battery. Which means it is saved the computer state to the hard drive. When the power then goes back on your work on the computer is back to where it was before.

Idea – Bring Your Car On The Train?

The idea is simple. For those long trips. Why can’t we adapt our transportation system to bring our cars with us on the train. This would increase the range for electric cars and reduce car emissions for those gasoline wasting combustion engines. Not only that but not everyone likes to drive 300 miles in one day. Thus increasing safety for all on board. So the idea is that you still want to have your car at the destination your going to even though you don’t want to drive all the way to it. You just bring it with you on a train transport.

Idea – Reducing Parameter Set For Music Software?

The idea is a bit of a guess. But with so many parameters in music software I thought why not write out my hunch. The idea is to calculate a reduced set of new ranges for the parameters you have currently available to you. The logic is. There should be values in those ranges that when combined with other parameters make no sense. They make the music sound bad. On the other side. There should be combinations of parameter values that are popular. If you collect this data it should then be possible to present this to the music creator in the form of reduced parameter settings. Here I guess you can group the whole range to from bad, possible and better. Further I assume the parameters are likely to be dependent so when enough parameters have been initially chosen. The rest should have a probable range within they could vary.

In the image below. The different range groups are shown. Green shows the range which is calculated to have the best sound and the red range should be avoided.

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Idea – Reducing Parameter Set For Music Software?

Idea – New Retro Gaming

The idea is not so much for playing retro games but to invent new ones. I think you can describe it as interactive modular games. Games that you fix yourself with tutorials and choose among different assets (graphics, audio) and share with the others. Below I made a video explaining the idea. Here I made two very crude games in Gedot Engine. One shown in the video.

Idea – How To Accelerate Learning

Imagine if everybody would have the education necessary to teach. With technology the student or parent could then act as a teacher to her group of friends or family. This would increase the human lead teaching tremendously and since we are inherently social. This has the potential to be somewhat effective. I mean here you get a discussion where questions and answers are generated more freely than communicating only with software. To do this we need apps that teaches you how to become a better teacher. Now there is a push for using technology for literacy skills. Here I thought. If you make software for both teaching and learners. This could for example lead to language teaching jobs. Thus accelerating learning.

Idea – Active User Input During The Render Time In Blender 3D

The process of calculating 3D images or rendering as its called doesn’t always produce correct results. The sacrifice for faster rendering speed is more noise or a less accurate simulation. The idea is simple. During the process of rendering. When the computer is calculating the pixels. Why not incorporate user input. With my eye I can see where the problem areas are and suggest perhaps more samples in that area. For animations you would probably need some sort of machine learning but for still images I think the idea could be worth implementing.

Below I marked the problem areas to be rendered with 100 times more samples during the render time. It could also perhaps work as a render mask. So you can can store the problem areas for later use.

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Idea – Active User Input During The Render Time In Blender 3D

Idea – Is There A Smart Way To Combine LTS And The Latest Linux Distribution?

The problem is that the software I wanted to run didn’t come for the latest release of my distribution. It came for the LTS version. I of course had the latest release installed. If you have to choose. Then there is a possibility for error. There should be a distribution that sacrifices a little hard drive space for convenience. This gave me the idea that there could be a smart way to combine the latest LTS with the latest release. The smart distribution release would incorporate a different form of backwards compatibility. Maybe it can be called dual compatibility.