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Project ideas and sketches, that never started, or were buried one day, 2021-12-28T00:10:00+01:00

Here you find a list of ideas, where I once thought of creating a project from. Some of them are still good ideas, I think, but there are so many ideas, but only so much time… So feel free to take some of them, play with them, elaborate, maybe realize them. It would definitely nice to see them done.

The Good

I still think they are a good idea, but there is no time at this moment, and probably never will be.

Codename: Timeliner

A tool to visualize long term (political, historical, societal) developments on a timeline, to get a grasp of what happened when.

  • The input should be a textfile, preferrably an org mode file, where each event is described, and located in time when it happened, even it is discovered 5 years later, so all events are visibly in the timeline in the order they happened, and not in the order the newspapers found out. Each event is linked to the sources, that covered this event
  • The output should be an SVG file with a graphical timeline running from the top to the bottom to scroll along. Centered in the middle. Each event has a symbol to it which represents the kind of event. the space to the left and right of the timeline is used to visualze the influencers to this timeline. Most political fields have two sides, those against and those for a goal, and I think of the two sides used for this fractions. It should be visualized how good the sources are backing the facts or how "true" an event happened
  • As an extension more than one input files may be merged to get two political developments that first seem to happen independently into one output graphic

The Bad

I don't know what gave birth to those ideas. Its either underrated genius, or too much alcohol. So, materialize them if you want, but I won't take responsibility if you hurt or kill yourself.

The Ugly

These are the projects I actively refuse to do. May be they would harm people, or society, or the are just too time consuming to still live a life. Where possible I tell you why I won't touch them with a 10 foot pole.