Software development student. (Not primarily to lead to a software development career, though I may do that for a while, but to be a better inventor in a world where everything involves, or just is, software.)

Member (and currently volunteering as a director) of Protospace, Calgary's most existent makerspace.

Elsewhere online I'm mostly known as [PointyOintment]. I briefly considered requesting a change to that here, but then I could get mixed up with [po].

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I try to keep my idea titles to four or fewer major words when reasonably possible, because I largely agree with [blissmiss]'s short title philosophy. Ideas I posted before I started that still have their longer titles.

I keep a list in Evernote of ideas to post here. Whenever I post an idea here, I add at the bottom of the idea body a line of the format "X/Y [Z]", where X is how many ideas from my list I've posted (including the current idea), Y is the total number of ideas on my list on the day of posting, and Z is either the date I thought up that idea or the date I added that idea to my list. (I started recording these dates on my list on 2017-10-02.) This is to facilitate analysis of my progress in posting my ideas, by myself or anyone else who cares to (probably nobody). "n/a" means I posted the idea here without putting it on my list first—this is usually the same day or close to it.

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List of favorite ideas of my own (of those posted so far), as [2fries] might have suggested we do:

1. Give Wild Elephants Smartphones

2. Resilient Wi-Fi Mesh Network

3. AED Launcher

4. Cloud-based mosquito killer application

5. Bug fix commitment

6. Social syuzhet study

7. Inkjet–laser hybrid printer

8. Immortal fluorescent lamp

9. Tetherbullet

10. Printed/patterned seatbelts

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List of favorite ideas posted by others, started 2017-04-13:

• Joint Parade Logical Operator Convention [hippo] -(mainly for the interesting discussion)- (added 2017-04-13)

• MWI Tech [beanangel] -(for, e.g. "The MWI solves most ethics problems")- (added 2018-04-19)

• How To Think [Ian Tindale] -(because thinking modalities is a pet subject of mine, and the idea and on-topic discussion are pretty interesting)- (added 2018-01-17)

• Bussard Centrifuge [MisterQED] (added 2019-03-11)

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List of ideas that aren't necessarily my favorites, but to which I want to keep handy links:

• Idea Dough Garage Swap [FarmerJohn] -(trade nascent ideas)- (added 2018-02-10)

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Favorite quotations from other halfbakers:

• "Sometimes I wonder why I don’t wonder whether I should ask how I know it’s me thinking." — Ian Tindale, Jan 19 2019 (at

[Mar 31 2009, last modified Mar 11 2019]

Adaptive airplane seating and airfare (+8, -3)
Add sparklines to news stories (0)
AED Launcher (+5)
Aerial/satellite road dip/bump detection (+1)
AI recipe generator app (+2)
Air film bearing turntable (0)
Airbag missile (+3)
American presidential race-inspired legislative system (0)
Animatronic Zeus (+7)
Annotation delayer (0)
Are Canadians unconsciously biased against people named Harris? (+1, -1)
artificial floating safe Nevaeh (0)
Asymmetric ball-bearing races (-1)
Automatic door with small sections that open separately & only as far as needed (+5)
Autonomous self-driving bicycle (0)
Bee Communicator 2 (+2)
Belly slam airplane (+2)
Better breaks for nonsmokers (0)
Black-/white-bulb thermometers (0)
Blamjet (+3)
Breathing exercise (+1)
Broken screen accommodation (+8)
Bug fix commitment (+4)
Burqa-like garment for job interviews (+6, -1)
Butt anti-plug (+2)
Care labels on the outside (+1)
Causeplay (+1)
Circle and sphere (+5)
Circular/cylindrical/conveyorbeltlike continuous circulating-condensant cryopump (+3)
Clarus the Dogcow music robot (+2, -1)
Cloud-based mosquito killer application (+1)
Coin-operated astronomical telescope (+1)
Command-Aids (0)
Commuter train condensation (+4)
Crossword battle (+4, -1)
Cryptocurrency-based enforcement of fair work sharing (+1)
Cylindrical volumetric display (+1)
Daisy-chainable/-treeable USB peripherals (0)
Database of all programming languages (0)
DC-capable audio tape player (+2)
De-/re-fenestrating drone (-1)
Deliberate flare satellites (+3)
Depsafesp (+1)
Desoldering wick cutter (0)
Differential solubility vacuum pump (0)
Dirt-detecting slippers (+1)
Displosable cutlery & other products (+1)
Dog window control panel (+2)
Drone-catching drone (0)
Dropbed (+3)
Dry cryogenic overclocking box (+1)
Easy-open fridge door (+3)
Electromagnetic bullet shield (-2)
Energetically favorable knife (very bad idea) (+2)
Error messages as letters on paper on screen by robot arm (+3)
Externalistic anti-reflective windshield (0)
Föhn wind photo naming shibboleth (+2)
Face-recognizing wind chimes (+2)
False social proof for handwashing (+2, -1)
Fan-aiming flashlight (+3)
Fan-aiming flashlight 2 (0)
Fish for Plastic II (+1)
Flip-CPU motherboards (0)
Fluctuating eating speed restaurant (0)
Flying cheese factory (0)
Folk songs against censorship (+2)
Fountain elevator (+2)
Fun Fact Coins (+4)
Gas giant dipper (+6)
Gentle Satellite Recovery Tubes (+2)
Germophobia certification (+2)
Gesture for "I wonder what that sound is but it isn't bothering me" (+1, -1)
Give Wild Elephants Smartphones (+3)
Graceful failure rating scheme (+6)
Grey aliens are time-traveling genetically modified humans (+1, -2)
Hair-in-butt preventer (0)
Halfbakery Galaxy Nexus Android Ice Cream Sandwich Guinea Pig Game (0)
Hammerknife (+4)
Hand-cranked butt wiper (+1)
Hand in Hand Clock/Turntable (SCARA don'tturntable) (0)
Head-mounted book scanner (+3)
Immortal fluorescent lamp (+3)
Inkjet–laser hybrid printer (0)
Inventionizer (a website) (+1)
Jet Plunger (+1)
Lapel Pin (+2)
Large diaphragm plunger (0)
Laser fence for dandelions (0)
Less annoying desoldering wick (+1)
Let employees pay themselves (+1)
Locally-thermostatic heating wire (+4)
Loudspeaker plunger (+5)
Magnetized coins (+2)
Memorably named electricities (+1)
Meteor(ite) Science Ballistic Missile (+2)
Microwave cooking pot (0)
Microwave glassblowing furnace (+3)
Microwave/laser oven for pizza (0)
Microwave pressure and slow cookers (+1)
Microwave stirrer add-ons (0)
Model aircraft airbags (+2)
Modular Microwave Powerpack (0)
Modular tool battery charger wall (0)
More efficient pot/pan bottom for gas stoves (+7)
More frequent microwave ovens (+1)
Mouse Mite (0)
Move Christmas to every day (+2)
Multilingual Telephone (+2)
Mushroom-shaped space probes (+1)
musiclock (+3)
New way of pronouncing 'Uranus' (+2, -1)
Officially don't recognize the existence of terrorism (+7, -4)
Organized Adult Professional Smelling Bees (+2)
osmoperiscope (+1)
Pay politicians proportionally to their approval ratings (-4)
Peristaltic one-way light valve (+4)
Phone vibrates during password entry (0)
Plunger drowner (+7)
Prevent accidental deletion of others' annotations (+4, -2)
Printed/patterned seatbelts (+6)
Pro-GMO food labeling (+4)
Product: Spying Device (and/or other espionage categories) (0)
Product-stacking ceiling robot (+1)
Refreshotelinder (+3)
Remote thermoelectric cooler/generator (+1)
Remotely aimable fan (+2)
Resilient Wi-Fi Mesh Network (+2)
Roll Up the Perforated Rim (+1)
Rotary fan base (0)
Science: Spacecraft: Probe, or Science: Space: Planets (+1)
Secretly scanning shredder (+6)
Semi-Airborne Airport (+3)
Shoes with built-in activated carbon (0)
silicon laptops (+1)
Smart ventilated headphones (+2)
Smartphone-facilitated human compass study (+3)
smokescreen (+1)
Social network for doorbells (+2)
Social syuzhet study (+4)
Sock hole detector (+1, -1)
Soliton solenoid? Solenoid soliton? (+1)
Sonar toilet clog analysis (+1)
Song-recognizing-and-canceling camera (0)
Song-recognizing-and-canceling headphones (+1)
Sound-rectifying cooling earbuds (+1)
Soup stock K-cups or competitors (-1)
Special credit cards for pentesters (+2)
Sportures (+1)
Spotify native artist blocking (-1)
Standalone compressed air speaker (0)
Standard Magnetospheric and Occultation Orbiters (0)
Suction cup bike lock (+3)
Switl external airbag (+1)
Table Music (+1)
Tealight fire tornado candleholder (+1)
Temperature regulated faucet device (+3)
Tetherbullet (+1)
Thermite rocket plunger (+5)
Thermometric earbuds (+1)
Topic-blocking headphones (+3)
Transparent VR goggles (+1)
Unfindable Idea (+2)
Vacuum-cleanable case fan with generation-activated brake (0)
Viral vaccinations (0)
Wave Escalator (+3)
Whole-ship life raft (+6)
Wide-format laser/LED printer (0)
Wind turbine tower housing (+5)
Yonic spacecraft (+1)

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