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Gmail Goggles

Sometimes I send messages I shouldn't send. Like the time I told that girl I had a crush on her over text message. Or the time I sent that late night email to my ex-girlfriend that we should get back together. Gmail can't always prevent you from sending messages you might later regret, but today we're launching a new Labs feature I wrote called Mail Goggles which may help.

When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you're really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you're in the right state of mind?

This feature: 1) seems like it is a joke? and 2) is quite similar to an idea I had for building a cellphone with a breathalyzer on it. The idea being that you have certain numbers that are locked unless you can prove your BAC is below a certain level.

I might not be too late to the party, though. Last week SparkFun added a breathalyzer component that can be used with things like the Arduino.

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Musical roads

I thought of this idea when I was a kid on a car trip. I could probably even find my sketches to prove it. Now some Japanese researchers have built a musical road powered by grooves cut in the pavement. At the time, I didn't want to play music, rather I was imagining these things as advertisements. Seeing the video that's linked, though, I doubt you could get enough clarity or resolution to make that happen.

The other idea I had for it was even more annoying. It would be possible to play the same tone (A 440 MHz anyone?) no matter where you are. That is to say: The spacing of the grooves would be adjusted so that when you're driving at the speed limit, it will play the same tone. A speed limit for the perfectly pitched!

Bad debt bailout got you down? Sell your worthless assets!

It's a great day for any would-be-blogger, when BoingBoing's wandering eye turns their way. Such was the case for me this week, when they linked to a site I helped design, Buy My Shitpile. It allows everyday citizens to get involved with the Wall Street bailout by pooling their worthless junk until it's 'too big to fail'.

Xeni Jardin didn't have much to say, but I'm jazzed nonetheless.

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