Petitinvention- Best of April

These are the top five April posts which got the most access this month.

1. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: May 2008
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This has turned a lot more popular than I expected, so I’ll make many other calendars in this style. I have to ask my uncle again to do the calligraphy.

2. Don’t Leave Your Trash for Long


I made the design look very fun, so there are so many pingbacks
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If your icon on the desktop changes its design by lapse of time, I thought it would be helpful telling you it’s becoming old. And these too are of the same concept: icons that change their designs when a certain condition is met.
Folder Icon That Talks #1
How Much More Data Can I Burn?

3. Funny USB Memory Sticks #2
Funny USB Memory Stick #2-1

I also want other gadgets like this to “talk” to you so that you can get the info you need instantly.

Related posts:
Funny USB Memory Sticks #1
Funny USB Memory Sticks #3

4. Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass
future search mobile #3-2

This is the third post of this series. I have a few more ideas in my Moleskine, so I’ll make posts later.

Related posts:
Future of Internet Search: Mobile version
Future of Mobile Internet Search: Application

5. Quick View of File Directory

I don’t know what will happen when you use this to see the “Library” folder in your mac, though…

Thank you all for your interest and comments!

The Ball’s in My Court? I Was Waiting for Your Answer!

That happens very often, doesn’t it? Then why not visually check who’s turn to answer and how many answers are on hold in your Mail app?

who\'s got the ball mail plugin

A blue ball means “It’s MY turn to answer”, while the yellow is “I’m waiting for an answer”. If you keep ignoring a question, the ball gets bigger and bigger!

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“WHO’S GOT THE BALL” image visualizes who’s turn to give an answer. In the message area, the correspondent question is highlighted.

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If it’s you who are waiting for an answer, there’s a yellow ball held by the other side.

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In most cases, though, there are more than one question in a message. In that case, you’ve got as many balls as the questions being asked!

who\'s got the ball mail plugin5

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Folder Icon That Talks #1

folder icon that talks

Set the timer and assign what to do when the time comes.

folder icon that talks
Then the icon “visually” tells you what to do when the scheduled time gets closer.
It would be better if it could work with your mail/schedule app.

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Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass

Here are some more examples of how you might be able to use the device I introduced before.
(“Future of Internet Search: Mobile version” and “Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications“.)

future search mobile #3-1

future search mobile #3-2

You can even see flowers that are not actually blooming.

There are a lot more ideas drawn in my Moleskine, so I’ll introduce them later.

Also visit other posts of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future mobile search for diet
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”

future mobile search
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”

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Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

future mobile search
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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