Evil IT stuff


Some of these ideas are great, some are funny and others are horrific and plain wrong.
I’m not saying you should, I’m just saying you could.
These are just some random ideas about what you can do with current technology.

Social annoyance

Make a website that uses Facebook connect.
When the site is open, at random times quietly whisper the users first name.


Make a smartphone app that actually has a purpose.
At random times make the phone vibrate or play the default ringtone/new text tone.

Shopping spree

Make yourself an active high powered RFID tag.
Go sit across the shop and make the alarm go off every time somebody exits the shop.
Once they are sick of checking every person leaving the shop, it’s time to go shopping!

Capture somebody’s previous input

If you have a webform, you can receive the input the user has submitted.
But what about the loose ideas or copy pasts?
Well we can just bind an event to every input, save every action into local storage.
When the form is submit we add a hidden field with the form history and then continue to submit the form.

More soonish.


The Rocky Workout

Yesterday, this is what I tweeted:

And so I did.

I’ve added the song 10 times. There are 435 tracks on my iPod.

I’m not sure how really random the iPod Shuffle algorithm is but according to my calculations the chances of having to workout is around 2.299%. That seems very reasonable 😛

Note that the workout isn’t limited to the length of the song. The song is there to get you started!

So far:

I had a little jog

I did pull-ups in the tram (top right)

I postponed my surprise workout for practical reasons at work until my lunch break (before eating) to go run up and down (once) the stairs of K12.

And more will be posted soonish.