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We Need Better Staplers

Pic: source It took a nice bleeding cut, thanks to a tough staple pin that held some car mats together, for me to realize how hostile the world was for animals. Staple-less staplers exist, but are far from commonplace. Got to wonder why they are so expensive. A cursory look on Amazon showed the cheapest…

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What Might Automotive Lights Look Like in Future?

When it comes to automotive light designs, a few occasionally catch your eye. Like the sweeping indicator lights from some years ago. Those still are impressive. I think Audi SUVs were among the first to have them. And you occasionally see some very strange designs. Like those on the Toyota Innova Crysta. What I call…

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Where Should Laptop Charging Lights be, and Why are Laptop Keyboards so Small?

Firstly, should laptop charging lights be put on the side the charger plugs in? That is where the charger plugs in, but not where we sit. Which means many a times, it would be an effort to confirm charging. How about on the front? Better, since most often, many of us (remember to) charge the…

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The Gap between Good Intentions and Impact

The gap between good intentions and impact of the resulting action (or choice) has been an area of interest to me. A decade ago, a Brad Pitt linked non-profit messed up an affordable homes project [2008-2015] in New Orleans. Meant to be green and sustainable, the homes had severe structural and mold problems. 6 of…

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What’s the Worst that could Happen with Poorly Worded Menu Options?

Choices on mobile apps (also on any app) need to be worded appropriately so as not to cause any confusion in the user. This menu option on a sleep tracking app seemed to be a clean way to do it. A simple line that explains each option when selected. What’s the worst that could happen…

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Feature Suggestion for Todoist

In my last post, I recommended reading the book, To-do List Formula. I also shared my own key takeaways from the book. The book highly recommended the Todoist app to create and track tasks. I started using it ever since, and compared to all the apps I have used so far, I have found it…

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What if the Comments Section on Social Media had a Search Feature?

Do you feel the need for a more effective comments section on social media? What if the comments section had a Search feature? Making it easier to search for comments, and to continue conversations in sub-threads.

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Reading and Writing Smarter

While looking up an old blogging account of mine, I stumbled upon a RattL ’em idea from many years ago. I had made a suggestion to Google, sometime in Feb., 2013 regarding composing of emails. People sometimes want to, or even unintentionally tend to write lengthy mails. And people‚Äôs attention spans have become shorter [or…