Restaurant Concept

A restaurant idea - works best with sandwich type shop but can do it with anything.

Restaurant Name: One Bite Short (captain goes down with the ship)

Every dish is served with one bite missing. The idea is the food is safe since the captain (aka chef) tastes one bite of each dish. The captain shows the food is not poisoned and you won't get sick or die (think of the old food court taster).

I'm for the cute fun of it. Use tools in the back to make it look like a fork or other implement took a piece out of the dish. For sandwiches, big score, something that makes it look like a person took a bite out of it - teeth mouth shaped piece missing.

Rebecca thinks the taster should do it in front of the customer. Making it a good hang out for the mafia and the like. I think the customers won't go for that and same with the restaurant licensing board.

Invention occurred over lunch with input from - Ann, CC, Rebecca, Lera


Facebook - searchable email and communication archive

You have your Facebook account and for many it is creating a great community and way to stay in touch with old and new and never met friends. I use friends loosely. Anyway, many people are switching from email to Facebook for communication and posting and sharing photos / videos and chatting.

For years I have kept some of my old emails and attachments of various medias (essays, notes, audio, video, images). These are an archive of letters and communication with friends. In years before email and computers this information would have been photo albums, home movies, letters, and newspaper clippings.

It is nice to look back years later and have these memories. I was just looking over my 1988 emails between college friends.

Solution - an application aka app for facebook that lets you select what information you want to archive and a local copy can be kept of the information you request be archived. Many things on facebook and other such sites flow from the top of the page to the bottom and is either deleted or simply cannot be located in the large information overflow. There also needs to be an interface to make the information easily searchable - google desktop should do the trick for now.

I believe we need such an system for all of our data since it has the words "our data" and over several decades, there is a good chance information stored on external providers could disappear or go missing. This may happen from companies going out of business or your computer savey 2 year old accidently selecting delete account.

DVD or HD TV use for extra Audio channels

DVD and HD both have multiple audio and text / subtitle channels.
Think of all the fun ways you can use these features.
Can do a mystery science theatre 3000 / MST3K voice over or subtitles during a movie.

Can get Jesse Manno, Farrell Lowe, and Beth Quist to create a musical score aka music over.
Just this Sunday we watched the Super Bowl but instead of hearing the game we had various music creating the sound track.

How about those news channels that insist on speaking during speeches. Can then decide if you want just the commentators or the original sound or a mix and the same goes for the subtitles / text.

Lets make fun use of these extra audio and text channels.

wii fit porn - humor post or ...

The wii fit porn ... okay a humor post which may actual come to fruition.
Think of bachelor parties.
Pelvic thrust and gyration - like belly dancing or hula hoop but not exactly.

new uses for the wii fit board to improve your game through more realistic training

So you have a wii fit board and new software is being released regularly for its use.
Great us for the wii fit is to go back and release many of the sporting games utilizing the board and help as a training tool for the actual sport.
  • Golf - currently users often sit on the couch and flick their wrist to control the golf club. All the input is coming from this one device - fun yes - but does it improve your game. Adding the wii fit board to the golf game allows for feedback about body positioning and shifting of weight through the entire swing of the club.
  • Baseball - like golf the player could swing the bat sitting down. Standing on the wii fit board gives feedback and allows for more realistic swinging of the bat.
  • Tennis - can help with the swing but not as good of an application as tennis is a moving sport.
Sports and activities that involve moving in sagittal and horizontal won't work as well but still have options