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Sliding Scales

Thursday, September 25th, 2003

Interesting pricing model. Allow people to pay for your item (say a cd) within a range. Not one strict price. So price it at between 5 and 10 dollars and let the person choose which price.

Read more here. Its more stuff from Scott Andrews website.

Back on air

Thursday, September 25th, 2003

Radio Damiens useless writings about his life and the world is back. Theres no big launch party or anything just yet. 🙂

I must go around now and configure this thingy. is moving

Saturday, September 13th, 2003

I’m moving and a good few other websites over this weekend. Expect MAJOR disruption. You can reach me by my old email address cz at esatclear dot ie

See you in a few days

Interesting google thingy

Friday, September 12th, 2003

I’m noticing that the other Mulley Website I have is fairly high up on the google rankings. I think I just have one link pointing to it and thats from this website. In the mini-snapshot that google does of the page under the link to it it shows that the date and it shows 2 days ago. Seems the forum software displaying the date is enough for google to think the website has been updated. One of the pageranking conditions for higher page rank is how fresh the website is.

Must do more tests.

The dodgylist comes soon

Friday, September 12th, 2003 will be going live some time this weekend I hope. I got some software thats like the one that metafilter use and I hope to be able to configure it so that we can have loads of posters post tot he website with all their softcore links.

I can just see the comments now. “What kind of filth can I post Damien ? ” Mr. Mulley hasn’t decided thanks.

damien gets to bed before midnight

Wednesday, September 10th, 2003

In a huge shock to the world Damien Mulley gets to bed (and sleep) before 12. The world is in a panic.

damien – let the taxi drivers run the country

Tuesday, September 9th, 2003 or something.

Yes they know how to run the country don’t they ? Well let them give their views and everyones views on how the country should be run.

Let me explain.

Split the governmental entity down into small sections

How should we be taxed ?

How should the dole work ?

Healthcare – the best method etc

Let people submit their views and allow commentary on these posted views. Yes it sounds like an online forum but its with only a few threads which are dictated by the moderators. People can post their views on a subject and people can reply to these views.

With strict moderation I think it would work well.

We could then all vote on which policy we all think is same and will work out the best for all.

Fuckit, why not in fact create an Online Irish Politics Fantasy league. WOnder how you would set up something like this.

Maybe I should color code my blog so that brainstorms and these ideas I get are set to a different colour than the rants and so on.

Damien on that gaydar pager thing

Monday, September 8th, 2003

Its like the old Tamgochi thingys and a pager.

Its one of those “I’m Single” pagers but this one is for same sex people. So it uses wireless connection to tell people in your immediate area you are gay. Hmmm. Bluetooth does this right ? Yes. Anyone want to write an app for java enabled phones and make a gaydar application. You can scan the immediate area for people of the same sexuality and them send them a business card with your details and all the usual gaydar measurements.

Yes, Mr Mulley strikes again with another blog update. Now if I could get someone to build these ideas.

Damiens camera idea

Monday, September 8th, 2003

I recently bought two very cheap digital cameras from the gadget shop in Birmingham airport. They fit on a keyring. Teeny tiny things they be.

Anyway, they actually record 30 seconds of video as well. They are shit cool. They hold 20 pictures too.

I was thinking of some sort of wearable button or badge sized version of this that takes pics every 5 seconds and stores them. Say it records 5 minutes of this before it starts overwriting a picture taken 5-10 mins ago (all memory size dependent). Before it overwrites though it takes two snapshots from this time slice and stores them in another part of memory, which we’ll call MemoryB. (maybe it also adds a timestamp )

MemoryB would then store in order (oldest first) pics taken at slightly random intervals. At the end of the day you could download either via a usb connection or bluetooth a whole reel of pics from the day and these could be uploaded as a daily pictorial to a website.

The thing with the random pics and the cam is you cannot see what was taken until they are transferred across so its very random and unrehearsed too.

The button is also non-intrusive to yourself and the people you are snapping. I’m sure it would make an interesting memory jog for the user as well as a glimpse of stuf you might not normally notice.

The reason for a 5-10 minute memory is in case something unusual/strange/criminal/newsworthy happens and you can store this for download. This amount of time could be increased depending on the ability to make the memory small enough to fit on a button and share the space with all the other digital cam stuff. You might also have bluetooth so this can be transfered to a camera and uploaded to a website as the newa happens.

So there …

damien don’t need no bookmarks

Monday, September 8th, 2003

I’ll just post some links here instead that I can look at later: