Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Decent Ideas

Exempt stick/clutch pedal manual transmission passenger cars from CAFE requirements on the argument that they increase driver attentiveness and consequently improve safety and make traffic better.

Combine an rgb LED "bulb" (like one of the incandescent replacement bulbs with an edison or gu10 base) w/ an infrared sensor like the thermometers that you can point at anything to get a surface temp and then have the bulb change color to show the current temp below it.  Install a crap ton of them on the ceiling in a gallery or outside and get a large live interactive color display.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Droid Pro Root Rom Tip

You have to go back to the latest SBF backup before clockworkmod recovery installation with the droid2bootstrap.apk will work.  If you update after installing the sbf (to get rid of the nonstop crash messages), I don't think the installation will do anything.  It just keeps using the regular recovery.  After you manage to install it, just tap down-volume when the LED lights up blue and go nuts w/ your unsigned roms.

 I am eager to learn more.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Pointless Idea

A Manual CVT transmission where the driver has a slider or gear lever that controls the gearing ratio. 

(So I can have a stick shift that actually shifts, while also having the stupid automatic transmission that I don't want, but it saves fuel now, so it's hard to buy a car without one)