My Great Ideas That Have Gone Nowhere

I have a lot of ideas. Here are a couple great ones that I’d love to see in action. If you find value in any of them please take them and run with them.  Here we go.

  1. Weight Loss idea: Wear in 1lb weights the # of pounds by which you’re overweight for that many minutes per day.  Lessen weights as you lose weight. Keep going till you’re done.
  2. Defragging everyones’ commutes.  For every job that can be done anywhere in a city – 3rd grade teacher; plumber; <most service jobs here>: create a database of all of the workers, swap people by their home location or where they want to land. Thus, bringing people closer to home = less commuting. Thank you to Mr. Money Mustache for the inspiration on that one.
  3. Where Does the dirt go: Database of all earth being moved in an urban area. If I am about to remove 2 tons of earth, let the grid know and someone nearby who needs the earth can have it vs. trucking it to the ex-urbs and back. See chip drop program in Portland.
  4. It’s Sat. Feb. 8th, 2020 and I’m just getting started. Check back and I’ll add to this list 🙂
  5. All popsicle sticks should come with a tree seed in them so one could plant a tree after eating the popsicle. Idea progress: I have submitted this idea to Larry Kaplowitz, one of the founders of Coconut Bliss. He said “great idea”. – Feel free to take this idea and run with it.  Dannon? Good Humor?
  6. License plates should have QR codes or some way that a person can text a person who owns a car to let them know: a) you’re blocking my driveway b) you left your lights on c) your puppy/child/ice is overheating….. A way for this to work could also be that the person types in the State and Lisc # and then is able to text msg. to owner without knowing their phone # or other contact info.

Great ideas that have gone somewhere

  1. Farm My Yard – http://farmmyyard.org and on Facebook over here. And Twitter… The idea is a way to connect urban farmers with homeowners who’d like their yards farmed.  I think it’s also a possible business for teens or young adults to support themselves – providing produce to the community and local restaurants. Check out the website. I feel the idea could really take off if one neighborhood decided it wanted to be a pilot project. Or, if I decided to invest in 100 yard signs and found people to put them in their yards 🙂

Podcasts

Farm My Yard

Podcasts and TV Appearances featuring Albert Kaufman Albert with Matt Burns from Beloved 2018 Interview with Matt Burns Video Summer 2019 (right after WDS) - Features me singing Ben Bochner Tune, post WDS thoughts, etc. Roundpeg - … [Continue reading]

My Nextdoor.com posts about Leaf Blowers – Feel free to borrow and re-post

The Case Against Leaf Blowers by Singer

Nextdoor.com posts about leaf blowers by Albert Kaufman, Portland, Oregon Please re-post these as is, credit or not. You, now :) Thank you - let's end the noise and air pollution of leaf blowers together. Pets and Leaf Blowers don't mix: Note … [Continue reading]

New and Good November 2019

Sunset in Newport Oregon

What's New and Good? Hello from Lake Albert gone! I'm sitting in our sunny dining room on November 21st and it's a fine morning. Coffee to my left, laptop to my front and a collection of house plants I've gathered over the years. I also like … [Continue reading]

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