Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick


Fun stuff....
  • Tickets -- bought a ton of baseball tickets for my family. on the way back I had some cool things....
  • Traffic Light --- on the way back I saw a bus (they're electric) not make the transfer between cables correctly and the bus's power connector bar got caught on some cables and pulled everything out of whack and all the traffic light bars were bouncing up and down and all the power went out, and it looked like the cables were going to fall, but no ---- everything bounced for a long time and in only a second or two all the traffic lights started blinking red. I was absolutely impressed.... that's a wonderful system. I'm impressed that things like that were designed so well when I see so many people pitching solutions to traffic involving computers and think, "oh, a computer runs it... it'll work", with little regard to safety: computer-driven cars, GPS-based gouvernors, etc...
  • City! --- I want to start my own city. That'd be cool. It'd be all rustic and 1800's-ish in parts but also very high tech, with accessible tubing to everybody's house to make new wiring easy..... everybody would have gigabit ethernet as a standard city service, and we'd have a saloon, and main street, and grocery store.... yeah, that'd rock. Anybody want to join my city? It needs to be close to another city so we can get power and water and stuff from theirs. More on this later, perhaps.
  • Fun game! -- I want to get a bunch of Visors, GPS cards, and long-range wireless network cards and get them water-proofed and mounted on bikes and make a game like 'cops & robbers' only on bikes, where people are trying to hunt other people down over a huge multi-mile radius, on bikes..... that'd be fun.
Enough rambling. Back to other stuff.

Oh yeah --- I did some work for muerte this morning for one of his clients, and they sent me a $50 gift certificate at Amazon... how kick ass is that? I need to do more contract work. Money!

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