Friday, February 12, 2010

Blog is Closed

I realized I should close this blog. Why? Because raw ideas worth nothing. Truly. Right now I found myself climbing somewhere in the middle of the bottomless canyon, called "Idea" to "Real Product". I can't even tell you how hard it is to get your idea to life...

For you, my dear friends I have only one advice: Screw it. Let's do it.

PS: Richard Branson is right on the money. Think about it.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Music and Life

I love music. I can't spend a day without music in my headset. Sometimes music can completely change things around you.

Let me show you an example. First of all run this video and listen to the music (don't watch the clip). While you are listening, go through the slides which I have prepared (The pictures are from Kim Anderson). Slides are cute but with music they act like a magic!

Now run the presentation:

If you are like me, this small experiment should make you smile and your mood will lift up (hope so :))


Before continue reading, please run this track :) :

Recently I came across Mirror's Edge game by EA. The game is very impressive. And so the soundtrack for a game. I think, music should (and will) play a key role in game industry (GTA - is a great example). This brought me to idea of a "Game-Radio".

We provide game developers with API which loads and plays music from the Internet while users are playing. The service could be user-driven. I.e. users could match the games and music (NFS + Armin van Buuren, Mafia + Louis Armstrong, and so on :) ).

Furthermore service could be adjusted per user. If I love trance, I hear mostly trance tracks.

1. Who needs this? I can run my player and listen to my favourite music!
A: Sometimes I wanna something new. "G-Radio" could bring new sound to me.

2. What about copyrights?
A: Shhhh! I don't know the answer :). How do they solve this on a radio station ;)?

PS: Music played in youtube clip is Zero Assoluto - Minimalismi. In the beginning of the idea: Jai Ho - Slumdog Millionaire

PPS: Maybe this is already out there? Dunno. Haven't seen yet :).

Friday, February 06, 2009

TV Show

TV Show

Hey, I haven't seen TV for ages. My cable TV is expired, but I'm feeling okay and still alive :).

Anyway, here are two ideas for TV shows.

Idea #1: Info Hunters

Show participants are tasked with "Find [blah-blah-blah] information". The only tool, which can be used, is a laptop connected to the Wire. The one, who will be the first in seeking, wons the price. E.g.: "Here you have a keychain. Find the wife's name of the keychain's owner". Or you can even make it more real, by letting people around the world call to the studio and ask experts to find something somewhere :).

Idea #2: Business Life

Invite two or three business sharks to the show. Give 100$ to each one. Don't let them use their own money and friends. And see who will get more by the end of the day :). It would be interesting to know, how people can make money ;).

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Career builder.

A year ago, when I was a student, I was wondering how to get a great job. I sent emails to guys from Microsoft, I was seeking guys from Google, and I talked to guys from Validio (one of the best companies here, at Kharkov). What should I do? What should I read? How can I become your employee? Recently one guy approached to me with exactly the same questions.

What a heck? We are living in the era of connectivity and there is still no common place where potential employees could contact employers directly (without annoying them). Well, at least I don't know one.

Idea: a site, where employers (Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, EA, Yet-Another-Great-Company) could put their "programs", and potential employees could participate in that programs. Initially employees are working alone. They are reading proper books, developing proper programs or whatever. If a candidate looks perspective, an employer could assign to him or her a mentor.

If you decided to create something like this, I will be glad to help your great project :).

PS: The image is taken from the NIFCO site. All copyrights belong to them.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


What is a droodle? Droodles are a kind of cartoon popularized in the U.S. by Roger Price's 1953 book Droodles.

Can you guess what is displayed on these images:

Four elephants examine an orange
Monster checking for kids under the bed
Simply hover the mouse and you'll get the answers ;).

Now that you know what droodles are, we can move to the "Droodle-digg" idea: Imagine a site where droodles are provided by your visitors. Anyone can upload a new droodle-image and wait for the comments. Visitors leave their guesses and mark others' comments as funny or boring. The funniest comments are moved to the top of the comments list.

Hope the idea is clear enough to get your own droodle-digg project started ;). Let me know when you are done and I'll join to your community :).

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Distributed JS Supercomputer

The idea is as simple as crazy: create a JavaScript library to perform distributed computing. Put this library on sites with low postbacks rate, e.g. Google Reader or While users are watching videos your JavaScript library will search the next biggest prime number or extraterrestrial civilizations.

Yes, there will be many things to solve. Here are the most obvious:
  1. Security. Client-side computation can not be considered as reliable. But you can easily check correctness of computation by giving the same portion of tasks to several different clients. Furthermore there are many problems where it is hard to calculate an answer but easy to check whether specified answer is valid.
  2. Performance. JavaScript is not multithreaded. But you can give small portions of time to your "worker" functions...
Anyway, you guys are much smarter than me. Maybe you could improve this idea ;)?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

How do they see?

Wouldn't it be great to see the world by others eyes? Just imagine an add-on to Youtube where you can watch videos as animals do :)...

This is not easy to implement, and I don't know how can this bring money, but I know for sure this should be spectacular experience!