Sami Greenbury
Technology, Teaching & Travel

Ideas

These are things I’d like to exist. I don’t mind whether I make them, or someone else does it; I think the world would be a better place with them.

A Social Tool

A website where you can connect with your friend/colleges/travel buddies and keep track of notes, who owes who money, ticket confirmation emails and other things current social networks neglect in favour of (some very cool) ways to share photos. It’s for current events, not past events.

Coffee Shop with Sofas in Hendon

After much travelling and visiting some really relaxed places I’ve developed a deep love for coffee shops not aimed at super-fast-caffeine fixes. I’d like sofas, board games, puzzles and books. Barista’s with local area knowlege and patrons from all over the world, chatting and sharing stories and ideas.

There’s a full wish-list in my travel notebooks. If you own a coffee shop and would like someone to manage it, let me know 🙂

3D-Geek

A translation dictionary for programming languages. You can lookup a function in one language and see it in another. The target audience would be people who know one language and wish to learn another (or have to work temporally in another). For example you could look up some PHP:

strtolower($string)

and find the Perl equivelant:

lc($string)

Initially I’d like to aim at simple function translations, such as above, but if a function isn’t available in a particular language then a code-block should be able to be given. Each entry will need a few features, and then a database table linking them together. Ideally with a collection of “See Also” links.

Features:

  • The actual code
  • Dependencies List
  • Version Requirements
  • Tags/Keywords for search

The hardest bit will be the search. Partly because I know little about writing search engines. Ideally you can paste in some code and search by that – the engine extracting the functions used to being really smart. A listing of all functions (filterable and sortable by language) will also be available.

It may be that in order to achieve something in one language requires another language (e.g Database access in Javascript). That’d be interesting to be able to support.

Translations should be submit-able by anyone, and have a ranking system to bring the most liked translations to the top.

Some resources which already exist:

000-017   000-080   000-089   000-104   000-105   000-106   070-461   100-101   100-105  , 100-105  , 101   101-400   102-400   1V0-601   1Y0-201   1Z0-051   1Z0-060   1Z0-061   1Z0-144   1z0-434   1Z0-803   1Z0-804   1z0-808   200-101   200-120   200-125  , 200-125  , 200-310   200-355   210-060   210-065   210-260   220-801   220-802   220-901   220-902   2V0-620   2V0-621   2V0-621D   300-070   300-075   300-101   300-115   300-135   3002   300-206   300-208   300-209   300-320   350-001   350-018   350-029   350-030   350-050   350-060   350-080   352-001   400-051   400-101   400-201   500-260   640-692   640-911   640-916   642-732   642-999   700-501   70-177   70-178   70-243   70-246   70-270   70-346   70-347   70-410   70-411   70-412   70-413   70-417   70-461   70-462   70-463   70-480   70-483   70-486   70-487   70-488   70-532   70-533   70-534   70-980   74-678   810-403   9A0-385   9L0-012   9L0-066   ADM-201   AWS-SYSOPS   C_TFIN52_66   c2010-652   c2010-657   CAP   CAS-002   CCA-500   CISM   CISSP   CRISC   EX200   EX300   HP0-S42   ICBB   ICGB   ITILFND   JK0-022   JN0-102   JN0-360   LX0-103   LX0-104   M70-101   MB2-704   MB2-707   MB5-705   MB6-703   N10-006   NS0-157   NSE4   OG0-091   OG0-093   PEGACPBA71V1   PMP   PR000041   SSCP   SY0-401   VCP550   ICGB   CAP   JN0-102   70-486   1Z0-051   220-801   70-980   EX200   70-346   400-051   70-412   1Z0-144   70-480   300-075   EX300   1Z0-051   HP0-S42   MB5-705   70-411   PR000041   300-208   500-260   ICBB   70-410   70-483   000-017   350-029   350-080