[Newbies] I need an idea. I know you have some. Give.

Casey Ransberger casey.obrien.r at gmail.com
Fri Mar 8 06:48:35 UTC 2013

Hello Squeakers!

My job search is turning up dead ends, hurry up and wait, and unfathomably boring prospects. 

Screw all that! I want to do something cool. 

I'm thinking about doing a KickStarter, but almost all of my ideas are either a) stuff no one else wants which only I could possibly think would be cool, or b) overly ambitious. The words Andreas used to describe my last idea: "a bit grandiose." Gift for understatement at times. 

So I'm looking for something which could be completed by one or two geeks in six months to a year, which people actually want, to be implemented (at least in part) using Squeak, and to be released at the end under the MIT license. 

I've floored my expenses, so I can make my own labor (relatively, for a guy living in Seattle) very cheap. By floored, I mean the room I sleep in isn't even tall enough to stand up in -- I do not presently meet the definition of a free-range chicken -- and I've disconnected my cellular service. I want to be an efficient engine for getting things that matter to me and other people done, rather than go on being some tool used to ship lucrative enterprise crapware. 

So here's the $x question: what do you want me to do? I have a Raspberry Pi on order, so bonus points if you can work that in somehow.

The person with the best (realistic) idea will be credited for it. 

Inspire me! And thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this message. 


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