That would be awesome! I have used pomodoro timer, as I said the main issue is starting these productivity timers manually.
But I wonder whether a setup to start the timer automatically when sitting on the chair would be simple enough to be affordable and not some ultra complex james bond level stuff which only few can have.
Well, the plan is someone seeing this thread or visiting my blog resonates with the problem being solved using Butt Pomodoro and proceeds to build it commercially for making it available to consumers like yourself.
This why we need common protocol for communication which could even enable cross platform communication and avoid problems like these. It's not like this is something radical, IM clients had common protocol like XMPP before the companies started to lock-in their users within their platform.
Anyways for this particular problem, it might be possible to for a service to monitor mic/webcam usage and take an action when we receive another call from different application; But a permanent solution would be to use a common protocol at least for setting the status/send engaged tone when in another call like we do in GSM as there will be always a new VoIP app.
My Android/iOS API knowledge is bit rusty, but I think if mic is being currently being used i.e. unavailable we get an error and likely the case with camera. Should be straightforward to do that with desktop operating systems.
The real issue is setting 'common status' across all these IM/VoIP apps for informing them we are on call, although ironically I think some of them use XMPP for status internally.
Hey, sounds interesting but without being able to try it out in realtime I cannot say anything about it.
I'm curious to know, why you haven't put a readily accessible demo on your site and want the visitors to signup and schedule a demo with you? After-all that's how every other no-code tool are showcased.
Not sure whether you are trolling or if that was a serious suggestion. Google Assitant or Siri itself is very complex and was unimaginable a decade back, using a reminder for each and every day-today action is counterproductive.
Where as solutions suggested by others could work without any action by me.
This sure is a problem with urgent need gap faced by many.
I think, the best way to address this would be an easy removable, anti-microbial, recyclable, disposable cover on the top of regular amazon package which can be removed easily and discarded outside our house appropriately. Idea being, we needn't disinfect the package as we're removing the outer cover and disposing it safely.
If Amazon and other ecommerce sites use such a cover over their packages then we can hopefully address this problem.
You write a simple bash script so that as soon as the screen wakes or you open a particular app a timer starts and in order to remind for break a preset timer can be set and the moment the time is up the keyboard is locked this will be an indicator for you to take a break.
It's so rarely project contexted. I am thinking about creating an app which does the same, as the clis, but puts a level of project specific code on that, e.g. interfaces, services, tables or whatsonot
Sorry, still unable to understand what you mean by 'rarely project contexted'.
I understand that you want to create a visual tool to create projects, may be it will create some boilerplate code inside with it? But, unless you are able define what problem it solves clearly it could be a tough sell.
I guess you're telling about a combination of GUI Git clients like Git Tower (Which does everything a CLI SVN does visually) + IDE like features to generate project files with boilerplate code. SVN like Git are by design project agnostic i.e. if there was a 'context' like you mentioned, then behaviours needs to changed depending upon type of files, programming language, framework etc.
As for boiler plate code when project is created, I wonder how much information you can gather before a project is created for providing appropriate boilerplate code? If I had to drag and drop 20 modules after thinking for 40 minutes and then click 'create project'; it wouldn't make productivity sense IMO.
May be someone who's new to programming or those who use no-code tools to create apps would find this useful, but such tools obfuscate the whole process and give the app at the end.
I have made a custom reddit only search engine i can filter results on the basis of karma based on search query but if anybody is up for implementing the sentiment analysis into my code it would be great.
Compute unit is a generic term for a system which does calculations i.e a computer doing specific task.
Machine learning (ML) requires significant compute power, edge devices like smartphones have grown powerful enough to run machine learning inference on them.
Standalone ML capable compute units which could detect pose of multiple people in the frame could cost upwards of $100, but if mass produced e.g. As part of the camera, then the price could be reduced.
I did, and I solved it. I developed a web monitoring tool that checks several times a day real-estate websites to spot houses and apartments available in my hometown at a relatively cheap rent. The notifications are sent to a Telegram public channel. There's not really a one-size-fit-all solution, only custom made ones, which need adjustments whenever the website's layout changes. Plenty of large and small companies can develop (and possibly host) a solution for you.
the data is in html, fairly easy to parse. The Telegram channel is being used - for free - by some 150 people. Churn is of course high, people who find a new apartment, leave the channel, but new people subscribe also very often. I'm not monetizing it.
For Twitter I have developed a proprietary solution to identify and rank influencers for any topic. The system has tremendous overhead, analyzing millions of tweets and user accounts for some topics. I am able to create scrubbed tweet feeds and trending hashtags, users, etc.
Thank you, I've already looked into it; but Radio Garden doesn't have prominent FM radio stations in India, seems like they have some hobby radio stations hosted by individuals. Not sure, whether its some license issue.
You should check out (RTL SDR) - https://www.rtl-sdr.com/, it could be intimidating for a newbie but it's all about demodulating radio signals via software using a cheap USB DVB-T receiver which can receive FM radio as well.
So, if someone in your home town can plugin that receiver in a Raspberry Pi or similar low power computer, run RTL_FM server, open public IP to it, you'll be able to listen to the FM radio of your home town from anywhere in the world.
Technically there's no limitation for someone to create an accessible remote FM radio using SDR. There are several radios available from around the world as listed here - http://www.radio-browser.info/.
But, the availability of particular station depends upon whether that particular station is being streamed through Internet.
Yandex browser for Android does allow to use chrome extensions. IIRC there are only 2 or 3 browsers for android that allow to use Chrome extensions, and Yandex browser is one of them, I personally tried running chrome extensions in it and they really worked.
Unfortunately, the issue with iOS browser ecosystem is due to the proprietary lock-in by Apple. Third-party browsers on iOS, unlike android are just a skin on the top of Safari i.e. they are forced to use the WebView API instead of a full-fledged browser engine.
So, Chrome/Firefox on iOS are not even close to what's available on android/desktop; thereby unable to use all functionalities incl. extensions in the case of Firefox. In-fact, not even Safari extensions can work with Firefox on iOS due to Apple's proprietary lock - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-ons-firefox-ios.
As a professional patient, I agree that there's a definite need gap in transparency of medical bills for treatment at private hospitals. The problem to solve in building a solution for this would be to maintain anonymity of the patients and at the same time ensuring veracity of the data shared by them.
That's one of the reasons anonymity is important for this solution, but it can be only partial anonymity as trust needs to be put somewhere and the it's likely to be on the platform.
Say, the platform collects the original bills from the patients and publishes redacted data in a single common format. So, if a user asks the platform What will be the cost of X treatment in Y hospital? The platform can return data based on the occupation of the user as that's one of the important factor which private hospitals use for discriminative billing.
With enough data (bills) one can find more insights about the billing practice of the hospitals and even insurance companies as they play an important role in private hospital bills.
I think this platform needs to be a Non-profit NGO in-order to gain trust among users and to face the lawsuits from the private hospitals. But, at the end of the day if the platform solves a real problem; nothing can stop it from functioning.
Sapling - https://sapling.ai - has created a neural-net based grammar checker that doesn't generate any suggestions based on rules or if-statements. It's backed by millions of real English sentences. The result is a spell checker that behaves a little more like a human. No guarantees on correcting everything all the time, but with people writing and more data it's getting better every day. We've found it generates very few false positives and more suggestions than other spelling and grammar checkers.
Traditional spell checkers will look up spelling based on algorithms that look for edit-distance, or perhaps from a database of common misspellings. If you make too many character perturbations, or if the example isn't in the lookup table, there will not be a match.
Disclosure: I'm part of the team at Sapling Intelligence. I'd love for you to check it out and play with it, in whatever contrived setting you want, but also just let it be your background personal copy-editor for emails. Let me know what you think!
Let me know if you have specific issues in mind. People have a lot of different privacy concerns so I can list a couple below:
On-device vs. off device is an unavoidable tradeoff. Sapling, very early on, decided to build the best possible AI writing assistant. With current technology and compute limits, it meant hosting the brains in the cloud. Similar objections have been raised about cloud-based AI voice assistants (Google, Siri, Alexa), but I think for a lot of consumers the most important thing is product experience.
We sell software, not user data. We have strict cyber security policies such as server hosting in a VPC, encryption for all data at rest and in motion, and MFA access. Enterprise customers have access to options such as on-premise solutions, automatic PII removal and no data at rest options (losing benefits of a system that improves over time).
I appreciate the reasoning, but I wonder whether the comparison with voice assistants is computationally fair; Federated learning might address the training problem along with the privacy.
I would have liked on-device processing + private mode like in 3rd party smartphone keyboards with a minimal language model and a cloud feature for better accuracy/sync facilities for those who need it.
> The result is a spell checker that behaves a little more like a human.
I mean that's pretty much this entire needgap addressed! That is really cool, I just downloaded the chrome extension to replace grammarly. I like the maroonish color theme too. Thank you for sharing this. Good work to the team and you.
MindSumo.com (business, writing, marketing, research) is somewhat like this as is Eyeka (for design) and they both tried the job angle much more heavily in the past in the past. The problem was that companies never bought into the concept so they had to pivot heavily.
One of the big problems is that for every undiscovered gem, 100 people who enter are absurdly unskilled. MindSumo entries were all public at one point for portfolio creation and the quality of most of them was terrible. You could easily spend hours reading entries without finding ones that were even of passable quality. You will absolutely get a couple of stellar entries out of a MindSumo challenge, but you have to find them from among the rubbish.
The other challenge is that the successful people on the sites are also conventionally successful people. Examine the leaderboard and you find a group of people with many other accomplishments to their names who can get past traditional resume screening. MindSumo has not proven that a wide pool of candidates with otherwise weak on-paper backgrounds exists. It is another feather in the cap of people with already strong backgrounds.
Evaluation seems to be the biggest problem in creating challenge platforms for non-tech people akin to hakathons for tech. In Tech, all it takes is to launch the challenge, submit the project, evaluate(which is easier, aided by automations).
How can we create a evaluation metric for non-tech challenges, which makes hosting challenges easier?
It would be sufficient for evaluation to just throw out obviously low-quality entries. About 80% of people who apply for any given job are not qualified for it. 80% of Mindsumo entries are garbage. It would be a major improvement just to throw out those applications. A journalism checker might just toss any applications which have more than 5 spelling errors.
Just as a demo about the quality of entries for these things, look at all the ones people are accidentally putting their answers in the comments. Notice how many people copied the same answer at the top of the comments and tried to submit it. https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/c19-impact-food-companies
The evaluation metric is going to be business specific. I'm not really sure what most jobs require an applicant to know.
Perhaps may be it's because the amount of work involved to submit an entry is itself a barrier? Then again it should be case with several other categories e.g. say Art and entries should submit a video of them painting (or) like you said grammar could be a great filter for anything involving content writing.
I also do the hackathons. Most hackathons are designed to require a two-minute pitch so you quickly get a sense of what may be good and what is probably not that great. 2 minutes is under the 5 minutes it takes to read one page for a Mindsumo challenge for example.
The amount of work to submit a competitive entry is indeed a barrier. Most hackathons require 18-36 hours of straight coding (no sleep and take your food back to your computer) which again is well over a Mindsumo. A hackathon is your entire weekend, so if you do them, you probably love to code anyway.
There are also so many tech competitions that if anything, they have trouble finding people to enter them. The number of artists is comparatively higher.
I agree, I guess submission for a tech hackathon itself seems to be a great filter. But, I feel employers recruiting non-tech people for various jobs still would like to have the best among the lot and so there must definitely be a need, it's not like a non-tech job is sub-par; It's just the filtration and grading process is itself a huge problem like you mentioned.
This is an interesting concept and in theory not a difficult one to implement, but there's a good reason it hasn't been done. Commercial TV channels cost money to run and very few people are willing to subscribe to them apart from paying a provider for a TV package. Only state funded public service broadcasters are obligated to let people watch them for free and only the biggest ones, such as the BBC are ad free. If you want to watch commercial channels without having to pay to do so then you must endure the ads, that's the deal. If the advertisers stop making money, they'll stop advertising and the channel will cease to exist.
I never block ads on websites I support and in a few cases I pay a subscription fee instead of having to see ads. I don't have any ethical issue with blocking ads on the internet when they are unfairly obtrusive or clearly disreputable, but the ads on commercial television generally aren't as bad as you describe and they don't hamper the viewing of programmes.
I appreciate the thoughtful comment. I understand that this problem might not be ubiquitous.
In India, TV channels are digital and are paid for (non-free channels) via set-top box subscription through out the country. Although regulation of facts in Ads have been mulled, there's no progess. Outright misinformation is being spread via Ads on even reputed news channels.
E.g. Unemployed youths are targeted in a massive Ad campaign for a mobile game featuring leading cricketer, actor, promising large sum of money & asking them to invest their money for profit. This Ad is now featured in every major channels in the country.
I agree that Ads are crucial for survival of several websites with genuine content, as long as the ads are relevant & connected to the content I have no issues and even major ad blockers don't affect them.
It's those irrelevant, privacy breaching Ads which I feel is disrespectful to human intellect.
So Google is doing better than the two above. GBoard could correct the word. Perhaps we just need everyone to collaborate and come up with one solution, but the tech industry isn't anywhere near collaborating with all the competition currently