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Thursday, May 07, 2020

Old iPod Feedback

Friday, August 01, 2008 - iPod Ideas and Suggestions by delabs. Parts from my old iPod blog. An email reply and feedback in 2008 that might have launched a Million iPads.

A mail that launched a Million Tablets

A mail that launched a Million Tablets

I sent this feedback in 2008 while using a 1st generation iPod. After which the iPad and other size devices arrived. I have to be recognized for this, maybe a Rusted Badge, A Moth Eaten Coat or at-least a Refurbished Doughnut. (this para added in 2018 and my name removed for privacy)

Captcha Like Technology for Secure Login

Entering Login details thru Keyboard has been found to pose security risks. I just got an idea which i will explain with an example. This is much safer as it uses mouse clicks and no ASCII characters encrypted or otherwise move on the SSL Page in TCP/IP, No keystrokes are generated since only a Mouse is used.

Captcha Like Technology for Secure Login

When the Secure Login page is visited by the User, He will see an image (png) with randomly generated Numbers (or Alphabets).

So What is the Cache

When pages from the web are downloaded to your computer. A page means a html page, like "mypage.html", with a lot of bells, whistles and flashers. These are javascript, flash and images like png-jpg-gif and even mp3-mpeg.

Blue Whales - Giants of the Sea

Blue Whales - Giants of the Sea

Some pages have scripts that make the pages smart, these are pages that can think and react, they are Live Pages. This makes your page work with a array of computers from a service provider and behave like a software application.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Transparent Epoxy Coins with RFID

This is an old post around 2005, in those days this post became popular and created some ripples. I removed that blog due to Idea Squirrels who steal other people ideas and do not give credit. Now i am archiving it after curating. RFID like QR Code is a Data Input Element.

Transparent Epoxy Coins with RFID

Higher value coins can be made this way. Notes get torn and carry infection, cannot be washed. Difficult to count even with machines.

Secure Authenticated RSS-XML Feeds

Suppose you want to have a simple means of communication with a known individual online without the need to a routine task to check or sort mail, there is, we know a solution. which is instant text messaging. Spam in this is very rare.

Secure Authenticated News is hard to find

 Secure Authenticated News is hard to find

Now an alert comes by email, about some secure site, you have to first find if it is real or it is a phishing-spoof. You first go in your browser to your secure-site and verify. So communication of such kind has to be a combination of Instant-messaging and email. If the secure site sends a IM + eMail. Then you know it is real. As you have only known contacts on your IM.

Embedding JS-CSS in a Webpage Template

Now many third part scripts like Stats, Ads, Videos, Gadgets and Ajax elements are available for embedding in the template of a service or community-network template page.

Average user cannot tackle code snippets and inadvertently introduce errors, while adding the code to his template html source.

More important is that this snippets will change syntax as the webapps evolve and the service api changes or even new web standards.

Embedding JS-CSS in a Webpage Template

It may be best to make this snippet invisible to users and available to programmers if needed. Even the code coming on the browser client html makes the page cluttered and there is a bandwidth element too.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

New Operating System OS

Did you know that if your PC has say Win 98/Netscape Communicator 4.7/IE5 then your PC has the equivalent of three Operating systems. This post may be a note prior y2k published by me on my own site. It may give you some ideas.

This is because the importance of internet came a bit late, and PCs still don't sync. with the internet fully, The browsers can become an OS offline even for those who don't need the net a separate OS is redundant.

Even if Win95/98 is great, it may become obsolete if it does not dissolve into IE5 in total, and Netscape is so powerful with a bit of glue software it can take control of the BIOS and devices directly.

New Operating System - old y2k post
This will make 486 systems work like a pentium, in short in a PC the first software to install should be a extended BIOS-ware which must be within 5MB, this will be the buffer software between the browser and BIOS, this can be probably like linux, it could be java, it could be written in pascal, for microsoft it may be similar to direct X which enabled games to run better on windows.

Gesture Computing - Enhanced Usability

When a Man is Hospitalized or Bedridden for a Long time. He still will need to check his mail or browse office reports or communicate to keep the show going.

Gesture Computing - Enhanced Usability

A Laptop/Netbook Peripheral for such a need may help many people. While he is sick and recovering, he can only watch the ceiling. So a Projector attachment that can create a large Virtual Monitor on the Wall or ceiling will be a Boon for him. The inputs from him can be taken by part voice and part finger or toe twitching/movement.

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