Oct 17, 2014
Over the last 30 to 40 years, millions of tonnes of plastic have entered the oceans. Global production of plastic now stands at 288 million tonnes per year, of which 10% ends up in the ocean in time.
Oh, and the plastic seems to be missing, probably because fish are eating it.
Oct 06, 2014
Went to see The New Pornographers last night. Good times.
Aug 20, 2014
My employer cannot be the only organization full of busy individuals having difficulty scheduling meetings with each other.
I dream of an instant messenger bot which could schedule meetings on my behalf. It would have access to everybody's google calendar and could negotiate independently with everybody to find working times.
sam: please schedule a 30 minute meeting next week with Sarah, Steve and Brian
bot: sure thing! what should I call it?
sam: project hog wild
The bot would then take a look at calendars for myself, Sarah, Steve and Brian, and choose times with the least conflicts.
If unable to find a time without conflicts, it would begin to negotiate with each individual:
bot: sarah, would you be able to attend a meeting with Sam/Steve/Brian on Tuesday at 3pm?
sarah: I'm not sure, how important is it?
bot: it's about project hog wild, are you familiar with that?
sarah: okay, I can reschedule
bot: great! thank you
And we're done! We'd be first in line to pay for such a thing.