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I’d love to hear about your old, expired domains and what could have been.

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    I usually don’t register domains until I actually have some code for them. These were sites I made but shut down before doing much with them:

    • dme.sg was my dmesg collection/parsing site that could parse dmesg output from a variety of operating systems and catalog them. It was supposed to make it easy to find a laptop or server and immediately know what hardware was in it, whether the drivers worked, etc. It could also help developers find users with a particular piece of hardware to test driver changes on it. I actually made the site but lost interest in it, so I shut it down and let the domain lapse.

    • deskto.ps was like flickr but optimized for showing large images of desktop screenshots. It had an interface for highlighting sections of the screen so users could say “this is such-and-such app”, “this is adium with such-and-such theme”, etc. Those could be automatically grouped together so you could easily browse all of the screenshots of any particular app. I had an idea to let app developers promote their app on the homepage for X number of days for a fee. I wrote some of the code for the site but never launched it and let the domain expire.

    • overstriker.com (Overstrike) was a project to let site owners add a piece of javascript to their site that would allow users to highlight typos, grammar mistakes, etc. and provide instant feedback to the owners, rather than leaving a comment on the page or trying to track down an e-mail address. The initial feedback I got from users was that it was annoying, so I ditched the project.

    One project I got domains for before coding was sellister.com (and selli.st for short URLs) which was supposed to be my craigslist-dragged-into-the-modern-age site for selling things. I still have the domains but I’ll probably let them expire because this project is too big for me to do.

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      sellister.com (and selli.st for short URLs) which was supposed to be my craigslist-dragged-into-the-modern-age site for selling thing

      I think everyone one of us has had plans to fix craigslist. I believe my effort was to be called “kyleslist” (very creative, I know).

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      Sendunique.com – basically putting templates inside gmail and sending out personalized emails to lots of people, without needing to be a programmer.

      Goodmorningcmc.com – daily email service for CMC students. This was actually a thing for a while but not in college anymore.

      Otherwise I just put stuff on herokuapp or appspot