Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Someone Do This So I Don't Keep Wanting To

I'd like to say it is for lack of time, but the blame is equally (at least) on the shoulders of a lack of motivation. This is the blame for why all these little ideas never get made. Here are a few things I would love to do/make, but would even more so love for someone else to have already done. There are things I really want to build, because I am excited about building them. There are other things I really want to build, because I am excited about using them. For the second group, I'd just as soon find that someone else will, is, or already has built it.

Del.icio.us Bookmark Post Generator

I'd like to collect and blog the links I find throughout the day, but I can't find a good non-manual way to do it. The method I blogged previously didn't really pan out, unfortunately. I want a web app that I can give my del.icou.us account and have link posts generated for me, with options.
  • Minimum and maximum links to include in a post
  • Minimum and maximum time to pass between posts
  • Email, auto-post to Blogger/Wordpress APIs, or manually generate

Todo Sync

We have lots of places where we track things to do, between our bug trackers and websites like Remember the Milk and Evernote. I'd love a tool that can collect and synchronize these in controlled ways. I want bugs assigned to me added to RTM and I want checkboxes from Evernote notes added, as well.

User-Script Online Editor

It makes sense, as low impact as userscripts are, they should be editable and forkable on the sites that host them. This sounds simple, right? I started to write this, but just haven't found the time to finish it. Do you?

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