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27 February 2008 @ 04:49 pm
One Percent Inspiration  
I have a list of ideas.  I carry it around in my pocket (in a PDA).  They are big ideas, for difficult projects, with commercial viability, such that, if I were the risk-taking sort, I could quit my job, focus on it, and try to make my fortune.  I haven't done any of them.  Some of the ideas I had years ago have since been realized by others who had the same ideas and formed companies around them.

Today I had my first new idea in about a year, and it's a great one.  I'm really excited about it.

I'm not going to tell you what it is, but ask me later if I've worked on it.  I don't want this one to just sit in my pocket.
 
 
 
Allisonallidc on February 28th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
I want to know!

My big idea for today was for caffeinated hot chocolate. I think hot cocoa is already caffeinated, but it should really be MORE caffeinated.

Spelling caffeine alot is kind of fun. So are fevers.
thibeauxthibeaux on February 28th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
Already been done: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhoran/1903394961/

Gotta move fast these days.
Allisonallidc on February 28th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
I must get my office to invest in this. Genius!
wordmadwordmad on February 29th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, no. Us choco-loving folk with acid reflux need less caffeine, not more. Carob powder works, but is hard to find.
DustinDCbadsantadc on February 28th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Yep, I do the same thing. I came up with a bunch of ideas this weekend - one of which was to create a blog for my ideas, projects, sources, etc. I'm hoping that it'll inspire me to follow through on more projects than my previous system of post-its, bookmarks, and scattered notebooks.

Of course, creating a blog looking the way I wanted involved learning PHP programming and cascading style sheets... so it became another big project...
wordmadwordmad on February 29th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
GO...FOR...IT!!!
(Anonymous) on June 18th, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
Hows it going
Hi Thibeaux,

did you have any success working on your idea??

Sami Begg
lincecumlincecum on June 18th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Hows it going
I've been distracted by another opportunity that popped up. I began running for Congress, instead. However, this idea is related. Maybe I can incorporate it.