Category Archives: ideas

Group Credit Logo

So GroupCredit has an official logo! Tijan and I wore this on our T-shirts tonight while we pitched our concept to the HBS Entrepreneurship Conference this evening. We had a great time, and enjoyed chatting with interested parties afterwards. The … Continue reading

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Scooped on Group Credit!

Tijan and I have been working on a social credit card – putting together a business based upon the theory of social peer monitoring of credit as evidenced recently in micro-finance in the developing world. We plan to apply this … Continue reading

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Image Management Screenshots

Following up on our idea for digital image management software, Francesca and I developed an alpha version in Java that allows the user to quickly rename large numbers of photos, adding keyword, title, caption, and date tags, which are then available in the filename as well as the image metadata fields. We are very excited for this, and have been working on organizing our collection of 3,500+ images, as well as scanning many more of the family treasures!
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More Image Thoughts…

Imagine a world where you could look back into the videos, documents, and images of past generations.  Hundreds of years of a networked world have existed, and your great-great-great-grandparents have been preserved eternally somewhere, accessible to all in the family.  … Continue reading

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Digital Family Compound

Along the lines of image management, we started thinking about the fact that our lives are largely captured in the digital domain today, and that our extended family and friends are also at this level. While we are aware of … Continue reading

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Digital Image Management

All (and there is a lot) of the image management programs and websites purport to allow users to organize their image collections. However, my wife and I have over 3,500 images which are not well organized, and we found all … Continue reading

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Nationwide Image Scanning Service

Very simple idea – scan people’s analog photos for profit. Scan photos ????? Profit Seriously though, this is a low fixed cost mostly variable cost business, easy to start and play with, and no-one has taken this to a nationwide … Continue reading

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Distributed Social Group Backups

My friend James Yoneda and I were kicking around an idea relating to distributed p2p backups of your files – synchronizing between computers, i.e. “make my laptop and desktop the same”, backing up to remote locations, i.e. I give James … Continue reading

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