An Experiment in Scotch

"I write to discover what I believe." Michael Lopp on Twitter

Things I Don’t Need Protection For

Some­times, I get down on myself because I don’t ever come up with good ideas for soft­ware projects. I feel like I should be able to come up with some­thing that I could turn into a prod­uct that peo­ple might want to buy. I’m rea­son­ably smart, I under­stand peo­ple at least 42% of the time and I can write soft­ware. Then tonight, I had an epiphany. I’m set­ting the bar entirely too high.

If I told you I had an idea last night for a new inven­tion and that it was called the banana guard, would you imme­di­ately offer me ven­ture cap­i­tal? No, I didn’t think so. You’d prob­a­bly tell me to go down to Con­dom Sense and ask them. But don’t worry, that link is com­pletely work safe because does exactly that, it’s saves bananas. The yel­low kind they import from Guata­mala, not a banana used as a euphemism for a penis.

I need to stop try­ing to come up with good ideas and run with all the shitty ones I have. Clearly, if can be the “Offi­cial UK sup­plier of the award win­ning Banana Guard”, I can come up with some­thing else those crazy Brits will buy.


  1. Indeed. They have processed meat in a can called “Eat Me.”

  2. Scotch Drinker

    June 26, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Which I usu­ally do. Cuz it’s tasty, processed meat in a can. I love vienna sausages. Which is prob­a­bly entirely TMI.

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