Archive for February, 2010

Safe Server Side Scripting – SSSS

2010-02-23

There is a safe way to write client side script; Javascript in the web browswer.

But there is no way to do it on the server.

There are free hosting sites but no one I am aware of allows upload of server side scripts.
Wouldn’t it be nice to allow for The Kids to do simple interactive sites?

Allow for a (script) language, a database and let the server handle resources and CPU so noone can’t clog the machine.

Update: Google has something like it with Google apps script http://www.google.com/google-d-s/scripts/overview.html

A snowplough that doesn’t shove the snow to the sides

2010-02-21

All (most of?) the snowploughs today shove the snow to the sides. This makes the snow pile up and the road narrower. In the city the parked cars get snowed in and there becomes a wall/pile of ice and snow that makes parking more difficult. The house owners that move the snow out of their garage entrance and sidewalk get a new load of snow for every plough.

If the snow could instead be collected and moved to another place the problem with snow and ice walls would lessen.

There are problems with the cost and logistics with the very tranport of the snow. I also don’t know how to create a reliable machine to gather the snow and not how to get the snow from the snow gathering machine to a vehicle that moves it away without clogging the roads.

But I doubt it cannot be done.

A buy/sell site that works

2010-02-21

Private sellers and buyers do not think alike.
One sells a Nokin D70. Another wants to buy a system camera.
A buyer is looking for a used designer lamp of brandx. This search can take years depending on preferences and requirements.
A seller is selling an anitque chest. It can be labeled as furniture, antique, or storage. Then the possible buyer has to choose the same label.
No sell/buy site does this today in a good way.