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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 words when reasonably possible, because I 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 the date I added that idea to my list (if I recorded that date). This is to facilitate analysis of my progress in posting my ideas. "n/a" means I posted the idea here without putting it on my list first.

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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)- http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Joint_20Parade_20Logical_20Operator_20Convention (added 2017-04-13)

• MWI Tech [beanangel] -(for, e.g. "The MWI solves most ethics problems")- http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/MWI_20Tech (added 2018-04-019)

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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)- http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Idea_20Dough_20Garage_20Swap (added 2018-02-10)

[Mar 31 2009, last modified Nov 07 2018]

(+8, -3) Adaptive airplane seating and airfare
 Add sparklines to news stories
(+5) AED Launcher
(+3) Airbag missile
 American presidential race-inspired legislative system
 Are Canadians unconsciously biased against people named Harris?
 artificial floating safe Nevaeh
(+6) Automatic door with small sections that open separately & only as far as needed
 Autonomous self-driving bicycle
(+2) Belly slam airplane
 Better breaks for nonsmokers
 Black-/white-bulb thermometers
(+3) Blamjet
(+1) Breathing exercise
(+4) Bug fix commitment
(+6, -1) Burqa-like garment for job interviews
(+2) Butt anti-plug
(+1) Care labels on the outside
(+1) Cloud-based mosquito killer application
(+1) Cryptocurrency-based enforcement of fair work sharing
 Database of all programming languages
 De-/re-fenestrating drone
(+1) Depsafesp
(+1) Displosable cutlery & other products
(+3) Easy-open fridge door
(+3) Error messages as letters on paper on screen by robot arm
 Externalistic anti-reflective windshield
(+2) Föhn wind photo naming shibboleth
 Fluctuating eating speed restaurant
 Flying cheese factory
(+2) Fountain elevator
(+3) Gas giant dipper
(+2) Gentle Satellite Recovery Tubes
(-1) Gesture for "I wonder what that sound is but it isn't bothering me"
(+3) Give Wild Elephants Smartphones
(+1, -2) Grey aliens are time-traveling genetically modified humans
 Hair-in-butt preventer
 Halfbakery Galaxy Nexus Android Ice Cream Sandwich Guinea Pig Game
(+4) Hammerknife
(+3) Head-mounted book scanner
(+3) Immortal fluorescent lamp
 Inkjet–laser hybrid printer
(+1) Inventionizer (a website)
(+1) Jet Plunger
(+2) Lapel Pin
 Large diaphragm plunger
(+3) Locally-thermostatic heating wire
(+5) Loudspeaker plunger
(+1) Memorably named electricities
(+3) Microwave glassblowing furnace
 Microwave stirrer add-ons
(+1) Model aircraft airbags
(+7) More efficient pot/pan bottom for gas stoves
(+2) Move Christmas to every day
(+2) Multilingual Telephone
(+2, -1) New way of pronouncing 'Uranus'
(+7, -4) Officially don't recognize the existence of terrorism
(-4) Pay politicians proportionally to their approval ratings
(+4) Peristaltic one-way light valve
 Phone vibrates during password entry
(+7) Plunger drowner
(-1) "Porn exists" app
(+6) Printed/patterned seatbelts
(+4) Pro-GMO food labeling
 Product: Spying Device (and/or other espionage categories)
(+1) Resilient Wi-Fi Mesh Network
(+6) Secretly scanning shredder
(+3) Semi-Airborne Airport
 Shoes with built-in activated carbon
(+2) Smart ventilated headphones
(+3) Smartphone-facilitated human compass study
(+1) smokescreen
(+2) Social network for doorbells
(+4) Social syuzhet study
(+1) Sonar toilet clog analysis
(+2) Special credit cards for pentesters
(+1) Sportures
(+3) Suction cup bike lock
(+1) Switl external airbag
(+1) Tealight fire tornado candleholder
(+3) Temperature regulated faucet device
(+1) Tetherbullet
(+5) Thermite rocket plunger
(+3) Topic-blocking headphones
 Vacuum-cleanable case fan with generation-activated brake
(+3) Wave Escalator
(+6) Whole-ship life raft
(+5) Wind turbine tower housing
(+1) Yonic spacecraft

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