Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Gimme all your ideas

I really need to get out of working for other people. Seriously. They're all 19s.

So, any 19s among you who happen to have a brilliant idea (is that a contradiction?) for a software product please publish it here for a) all of us to laugh at, and b) me to steal and go bankrupt.

Thanks and insults in advance.
Permalink man on the stair 
July 25th, 2007 1:23pm
Your mother wears army boots.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 25th, 2007 1:26pm
Ditto on the OP.  Working for the man sucks.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 25th, 2007 1:27pm
But email your ideas to ME.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 25th, 2007 1:27pm
No, working sucks
Permalink what are you reading for? 
July 25th, 2007 1:37pm
if a lawyer who defends themself, has a fool for a client, what does that make a businessperson who write their own code?
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 25th, 2007 1:39pm
Software product? Will a service do? If you have some business acumen and salesmanship ability I'm pretty sure I know how anyone who can do a many-many join in a database can make a mint.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 25th, 2007 1:39pm
> Your mother wears army boots.

Many a truth is told in jest.

Philo - not sure if I can still sell. I used to do it for a living, but it depends on the type of selling involved. Some markets lend themselves to selling something over longish period of time with people coming back to you for other things and I was quite good at that. I could never manage to do the hard sell thing though, it goes against every instinct I have.
Permalink man on the stair 
July 25th, 2007 1:48pm
Nah, I'm not talking used-car salesman style. I mean can you talk to someone about how you can benefit their business?

There's a TON of work out there in business intelligence, and lots of companies are chomping at the bit for it. My preference is Microsoft stuff, but I don't think it matters from a services perspective.

there's some catching up to do on technology, but if you have an aptitude for the business/tech interface, it shouldn't be too hard to pick up.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 25th, 2007 1:55pm
!define "business intelligence"?
Permalink Michael B 
July 25th, 2007 8:13pm
From the industry leader:

http://www.cognos.com/products/cognos8businessintelligence/index.html

Eventually it will be bought by Microsoft :)
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 25th, 2007 9:09pm
Nah, we're not gonna buy Cognos.

"Business Intelligence" depends on who you ask (and what they're selling)

What I was talking about is generally the idea that a manager has a bunch of stovepiped data and wants to get something out of them all together. So you find a way to pull the data together, normalize it, and make it easy for a business user to dig through it.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 25th, 2007 10:36pm
Oh God, no.

My SO used to do BI which seems to be mostly BS. HMOACIGITP*?

Besides, I want to do something where I call the shots. Consulting type work is just whoring for more people for shorter time periods. You still get fucked.


* How many other acronyms can I get in this post
Permalink man on the stair 
July 26th, 2007 1:38am
BI can be snakeoil. It can also be very, very cool. YMMV.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 26th, 2007 1:54am
Hokay. However since I know feck all about it I *would* be selling snakeoil.
Permalink man on the stair 
July 26th, 2007 2:03am
You've, for no particular reason, reminded me I used to work with someone whose functions were all things like "please..." (stuff like pleaseGiveMeTheData() and wouldYouBeSoKindAsToFormatTheGrommit() and so on). It drive me mental.
Permalink man on the stair 
July 26th, 2007 2:06am
Huh? That was supposed to be in a completely different thread. WTF is going on?
Permalink man on the stair 
July 26th, 2007 2:07am
Technically, that's what I do, repackage data.  I just use programming to do it, that's all.

Of course, I haven't got sh*t done on the GUI, and that's also part of my job, but at least I'm not so far gone that I don't know which thing butters the bread.  ;-P

Swing GUI, man, it's like I want to take it all back to Java 1.2 already.  hehe.  Some Swing code almost inevitably "breaks" when you upgrade to a new JVM version.
Permalink LinuxOrBust 
July 26th, 2007 2:17am
Watchoo talking 'bout LOBwis?
Permalink man on the stair 
July 26th, 2007 5:20am

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