Existing static blog generators are needlessly complex, so I created Bloggen. Instead of hosting a database on some far-away server, your blog posts are kept as ordinary "text" files (txt, md, doc, or html) in a single directory. Bloggen looks at these user-written files, intelligently composes a blog, and pushes it online.
Bloggen's development is currently suspended until I have some more free time.
Wirks Engine builds what I think an electronic book should be, and has an entirely new paradigm of knowledge exploration. As a user clicks through articles, related but more-complex articles appear, fostering a charter-style education.
As the user clicks through, analytics are captured and a teacher can see what their students actually enjoy learning the most.
Note: Wirks (no -Engine) refers to the content in my sample book. I had originally set out to create an interactive narrative about how things work, but the technology was too great to keep closed.
The Apple Newton Messagepad 2000/2100 is a great machine; I love mine. But when the battery tray broke, I wasn't going to pay $95 for a new one. So, I loaded up Autodesk Inventor and made a new part, which can be printed on a rapid prototype machine (3D printer).
This project received positive attention in the Newton-sphere, and I still get emails about it.
When I bought my iPhone 4S, it came with Siri: a voice-activated virtual assistant. I had the clever idea to put a bluetooth headset in a rotary phone, and dial -0- to activate "her".