Idea: Redbox Movie availability Notification

Had such weird dreams last night and then came this thought

Background:  On Redbox Avengers Infinity Wars came out.  Of course trying to reserve the movie is going to be tough.  I have to constantly check the website/app to see if it’s available at a location near me.

Idea:  Be able to save a movie you want to watch, then when the movie is available at one of my favorited Redbox locations it sends me a notification.

Downside: Maybe everyone uses this feature and the waitlist for the movie will be forever.  Then only titles still available will be movies no one wants to watch. Takes the experience of being surprised out for the person who visit the box without seeing what movies are available there.

Idea: Contacts Merge/duplicate Address for couples

I’m a gmail user and I was inputting an address of a friend who got married.  I know both the couple and have different contacts for each of them.  As I was copying the address into one of them I was thinking there should be a way to link the address to the other.  Why should I need to find the other person, and then copy the address again?

 

Of course something happens to the car same day of blog post

Later that night, I was planning to go to a friends house.  I drive down the street and notice the car feels pretty bumpy and making some weird noise.  I pull over 5 houses down, get out, and notice that back driver side tire is flat.  I tried to pump it up and it wouldn’t even inflate.  Therefore I had to change the tire.  I was hoping to get another 5K from the tire.

Next morning I go to a neighborhood tire shop.  Turns out another one of my tires has a nail in it.  That tire is worn out pretty unevenly.  A tire guy at Wal-Mart had told me something about that but didn’t think much about it.  Turns out the Prius needs new shocks and struts.  Quoted me $750.  Dam

 

Wow time flies

Finally got around to getting my WP blog site back up.  My web server renewal occurred in Nov and haven’t got around to getting the site back up.  Now I’m on a digitalocean droplet.  Figured I’d be hosting multiple sites so might as well get a droplet instead of only getting web hosting space.

I did lose some posts from the migration but don’t even remember what it is anymore.  The Updraft backup saved me.  I thought i exported to XML but couldn’t find the file anymore so I had to do a DB restore and since I changed URL of the blog things got all screwy.

Looks good so far and hopefully I’ll have more updates.  Though the goal is make a better landing page for mitchellfang.com

What to say when stopped by police

“Excuse me officer. Are you detaining me, or am I free to go?” If the officer says you’re free to go, leave immediately and don’t answer any more questions.

 

https://www.flexyourrights.org/faqs/when-can-police-ask-for-id/

Small Business Statistic

According to a Dun & Bradstreet survey, 40 per cent
of small business failures occur between the first
and fifth years of inception, 27 per cent fail
between the sixth and tenth year, and 33 per cent
fail by the time the businesses cross their tenth
year.

References
Toftoy, C. N., & Chatterjee, J. (2004). Mission Statements and the Small Business. Business Strategy Review, 15(3), 41-44. doi:10.1111/j.0955-6419.2004.00326.x

 

Clash of Clans

Hooked on this game. Makes me want to get an iphone.Not sure how I’m suppose to do multiplayer battle though.