This section doubles as a lab and concept notebook.

Maps for the internet

What is space? What is direction?

AI Product Ideas

I'm not very interested in the current wave of hype, but here's some things I would make if I was:

  • Font-creating tools
  • Midjourney-based PDF cover generator

Personal Dashboards

I'll have to start with myself. Think about layouts, customizability. Then find general abstractions over data that let people put together their own thing. Will need to standardize APIs.

Hugo themes

For poetry: (serif, highlighted lines, show next line on arrow press)

Making websites as easy as paper

From xh, comes the idea of a new standard for webpages, an internet canvas. A digital medium with the expressive ease of paper.

Ideal: ability to export the entire file as a single .html. Don’t invent a new set of protocols. Rely on web technologies: imperfect, but inertial.

You guys need to just like, give me money for making things for the internet.

Things I want to create:

  1. A Practical Typography-caliber guide to CSS.
  2. A textbook on rizz.
  3. Github activity visualizations, but for everything.
  4. Touch-typing but for tweets, wikipedia, spaced repitition.

What if I design a hundred personal websites?

They'll have to be demos, not entire sites, but it'll be good to have an outlet for all the gimmicks and themes I have in my head.

Small boxes with text in them

This is one of those UI patterns that I think ought be more popular.

Subject lines for phone calls

Exactly what it sounds like, a small line of text added to incoming call screens.

What if I hooked up GPT to a Codepen? And then connected that to my own Spring '83 server?

What if I ignored the spec and just hosted a public collection of boards from whoever wants to add one?

A utility library for app-making

Provide methods for practical details like username validation, notification pop-ups, undo functionality, keyboard event handling, etc.

Weather for websites

“What if each page had changing weather and climates?”

I use snowfall.css to add snowflakes, and it can be modified for rain, hail, and falling leaves. But how do you represent summer?

Runnning list of stolen ideas

Stolen from Justin Duke, Mathura.

A MicroSaaS that takes a repository of issues (Linear, GitHub Issues, etc.) and turns them into an easily printable PDF of index cards for triaging.

A simple app that hooks into your GitHub repository, parses your Pipfile/Gemfile/etc, and emails you periodically with information about new major and minor releases that are of interest to you.

A productivity app aping the concept of "daily quests" as popularized by MMOs.

A dedicated comparison site for infrastructure providers., but for sharing your calendar with someone.

Get an email/slack whenever code changes/PRs match a regex, similar to Github File Watcher.

Chrome extension, whenever you open a social media app or something because you're bored, makes you do an exercise instead.