Friday, October 5, 2007

System for common sense political district boundries.

I propose using a geographic algorithm to measure the distance between every voters address, either in absolute distance or estimated travel time between voters. One could even factor each voter by mode of transportation so that if there was a large shift away from cars in the future the algorithm would still make sense. Using this data a common focal point would be determined. This would be the center of the district. To be continued...

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Web 2.0 and 3.0 flaws and visions

I have been complaining for years of the flaws of this Virgin internet we have. Well not about the flaws in the system but the lack of ambition of the web programmers. I feel like we are all stuck in a "hello world" program. The potential is massive but its use grossly underutilized. So am I going to quit bitching and start my own web 2.0 application...

First think about this.
Ever read one of those reviews about a beta project and the reviewer says pretty nice except for "xyz" which is the beta part. That pisses me off. Its stupid. Thats the same with criticizing a web 2.0 concept. The fact that it is described with a revision number ie 2.0 is a clue. Maybe we should call it 1.90210 instead. Its not done. Let me reiterate a web 2.0 project requires the participatory audience to make it work. The reaction and direction of the audience determines the path of the project. And the programmers implement the next step. You cant, program the entire concept (unless its a simple 'hello world' type web 2.0 app.) in one shot without the users.

If your complaining about flaws in a web 2.0 enterprise, its the same as approaching Picasso when he is half way done with a painting and critiquing it. It should never, ever, be done. Complain about how a bit of structured programming affects the usability of the site but not about the site itself. Suggest ways of improvement, particularly ones that are visionary and will help all web 2.0 sites.

One last thing, I want to give a heads up or hint to Andrew Keen (heard him on radio, not read the book) we have not built the trust network or digital id for the common web surfer yet. Actually it has been built but not widely implemented yet, its the openid system. Sprinkle in the trust matrix and then the sky is the limit, hey we are talking world peace, etc. here. So don't be surprised if you get peoples ire up, when you shit on this salvation for the human race, unless of course you are just building you web traffic.

We are so close, and i want to be a part of it.

Friday, June 1, 2007

a little more about open source computer

I have had a website for about a couple of years now with yahoo.

The site is its about a concept of sharing information to build the perfect computer.


post number 3 what about mutlitple domains

I am researching the best way to agregate alot of domains onto one site.
It seems that my site just will not get indexed by google. I think this is because its points to a subdomain on my website which is hosted by yahoo. I would like to be able to have 10-20 domains all hosted by one service under one account, say at Maybe have 20 tabs at the top of the page with one domain going to each. Then have each built up at its own pace and be able to be spun off at any time. So for example I could have a friend do their site and point to a tab, be indexed by the search engines and later if say in the case of a blog that becomes popular (making money) and that friend then wants to move to domain and site for them to be able to do it easily.

Any one know how to do this?

Thursday, February 8, 2007