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Tainted money

Tainted money

What if we started tracing how money moves around in our economy, in an open and transparent way? Hypothetically, Practically (see below(!)), I can start voluntarily taint money that goes through me. Publicize how much money I got from who, and to who do I give it. An extreme way of “voting” with every economic transaction I make. What if organizations started to do this in a standardized way? Could this make some money worth more than other money? Could…

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I’m terribly sorry, but…

I’m terribly sorry, but…

I wonder if http://www.imterriblysorrybut.com can become viral… If you have any suggestion on how to increase the chances of people sharing this – please let me know at the comments. On any case, the idea for this site crossed my mind a couple of days ago, so I just HAD to try it out… 🙂

Please consider the environment before using this napkin

Please consider the environment before using this napkin

  I wish napkins had this slogan written on them, with the following text on the other side: “This napkin was once a tree, growing up in Brazil. Then it got cut down, got mixed with some toxic materials, so that it will look shiny and sell better. Then we printed on it (the text that you are reading in this very moment) – using some more toxic materials. Then it got shipped half way around the world, using some…

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Rent Personal Assistant needed

Rent Personal Assistant needed

  I’m quite sure it’s possible to find my next place for rent with an investment of about 6 hours, and a month’s worth of rent. The plan is this: 40 minutes interview over Skype with MyRentPA ™. Scan through videos of appropriate appartments – ~5mins x 8 videos. A deeper look into the top 3 appartments: 10 mins x 2. ~3 meetings x 1.5 hours. The only problem is that MyRentPA doesn’t really exist. Yet. 🙂 I wish they…

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A shift to control your own data

A shift to control your own data

Some incidents that happened lately led us to think quite much about the control of our data: In the past couple of months, Facebook had decided to disable the accounts of a couple of friends of ours. In 1999, some very important files of mine were hosted on a “Free 50MB storage” service. A year later I found out that my files were taken hostage, and in order to bail them out of that company I had to pay $10….

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