October 19, 2014

My Bright Idea #17 - GetGot App (UPDATED)

My Bright Idea #17 - November 26, 2013
I had this idea a long time ago, but finally put it into my Notes on November 26, 2013.  There should be an app, I call it "GetGot", that allows you to create a shopping list and share it with others.  The idea is for one person to create a list of needs (like a grocery list) to "GET".  Then, another person, one the list is shared with, can go to the store and purchase the ideas on the list, marking the items as "GOT".  The listed items can be moved back to the "GET" list as needed, helping create your next shopping list as you need the items.

UPDATED to Idea - July 19,2014
This seems like a pretty basic part of the app these days, but the app should use the GPS in your device and allow the device to direct you to the store and ultimately the aisle in  the store where you can purchase the item.  Additionally, the app should be smart enough to offer suggestions of where to buy the item and where it may be the cheapest.

My Bright Idea #18 - Predictive Punctuation

My Bright Idea #18 - March 4, 2014
I originally came up with this idea in March, but only recently (after the latest iOS 8 release) thought I'd document it here on the site.  Also, the original idea was specifically for the double space bar tap at the end of a sentence.  I thought it should be smart enough to add a question mark when the sentence is structured as a question, rather than always defaulting to a period.  Words like when, what, which, where, how, who, why, are could be add to the predictive punctuation algorithm.  Now I think, with a little nerdy grammar knowledge and some sentence structure know how, coding and algorithms could be written to incorporate better comma usage.  Maybe we can even fix some of the incredibly awful uses the Internet and its minions have of the run-on sentence.  Perhaps Predictive Punctuation can evaluate a paragraph of text and add all the missing commas, periods, and other missing punctuation to make reading more intelligible.

Drum Battle, USA vs Korea

This is great on a few levels.  I love the respect for each other and the amazing performances of each drum line.  I also love the USA Marines taking it to a whole different level.