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Media

Los Angeles TV News (UPN 13) 2001: news coverage of the release of the unlockable TitleWave software library on a CD on the front cover of Family PC Magazine.
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ABC National Radio (Australia Wide) 1992: Radio Interview by one of Australia's top technology journalists with Ric Richardson discussing the implications and background of the Uniloc technology.
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ABCTV National News story (1993): Television news story about IBM signing deal to represent Uniloc globally.
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Strengths

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Top Five Report for Ric B Richardson

Ideation
You are fascinated by ideas. What is an idea? An idea is a concept, the best explanation of the most events. You are delighted when you discover beneath the complex surface an elegantly simple concept to explain why things are the way they are. An idea is a connection. Yours is the kind of mind that is always looking for connections, and so you are intrigued when seemingly disparate phenomena can be linked by an obscure connection. An idea is a new perspective on familiar challenges. You revel in taking the world we all know and turning it around so we can view it from a strange but strangely enlightening angle. You love all these ideas because they are profound, because they a…

Media

Los Angeles TV News (UPN 13) 2001: news coverage of the release of the unlockable TitleWave software library on a CD on the front cover of Family PC Magazine.
View the video

ABC National Radio (Australia Wide) 1992: Radio Interview by one of Australia's top technology journalists with Ric Richardson discussing the implications and background of the Uniloc technology.
Audio coming soon....

ABCTV National News story (1993): Television news story about IBM signing deal to represent Uniloc globally.
Video coming soon...

More coming soon.

Quips

About creative thinking...
"The simplest most elegant solutions are frequently dreamed up by the people who most want to avoid the work of doing it the existing way... present company excluded." Ric Richardson 2006
About perceptions of Inventors...
"Most people who think they know a person who thinks outside the box is only talking about a guy who can move boxes really fast. Speed does not equal novelty, the true basis of invention."
Ric Richardson 2006
About invention...
"If you want someone to think outside the box, then find someone who doesnt know what a box looks like."
Ric Richardson 1992 This quip came from Ric's reaction to explaining why someone from MIT didn't come up with the Uniloc idea first. The fact is that often education limits your scope to solving problems by telling you paths that are not worth investigating, when with a little imagination those paths can be adapted to do completly new things. About Leadership... "Leadership is the …

Quips

About creative thinking...
"The simplest most elegant solutions are frequently dreamed up by the people who most want to avoid the work of doing it the existing way... present company excluded." Ric Richardson 2006
About perceptions of Inventors...
"Most people who think they know a person who thinks outside the box is only talking about a guy who can move boxes really fast. Speed does not equal novelty, the true basis of invention."
Ric Richardson 2006
About invention...
"If you want someone to think outside the box, then find someone who doesnt know what a box looks like."
Ric Richardson 1992 This quip came from Ric's reaction to explaining why someone from MIT didn't come up with the Uniloc idea first. The fact is that often education limits your scope to solving problems by telling you paths that are not worth investigating, when with a little imagination those paths can be adapted to do completly new things. About Leadership... "Leadership is the …

Patent Listing

US 5,490,216: (The Uniloc Patent) Method for software registration. The underpinning technology for software Activation, Try and Buy and device based authentication for security and privacy applications.
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US 6,400,293: (The Logarex Patent) Data compression system and method. A new approach to data compression using cyclical algorithmic calculations.
Link to patent

Other listings coming soon….

The 8 week cycle

About two years ago I started reminiscing about my youth and particularly the 6 weeks of vacation that most Aussies of my generation got to enjoy at the end of every year starting mid December and going to the end of January. Surfing in the morning, motorbike riding in the afternoon, camp fire steak and salad, some cards and a really great sleep.

The wonderful thing about this was the way you can really change gears… get out of the rut of the work cycle and get a chance to look at things a-fresh…

These happy thoughts came to me after a particularly intense 6 months at work. This memory combined with a natural awareness of my own biorhythms (self awareness of waves of emotional, mental and physical highs and lows) gave me the impetus to explore a work cycle engineered to have its own peak and lull.

In some ways its similar to the quarterly peak and lull of a corporate calendar, but in this case the cycle is geared towards your own particular cycle, not a companies mandated cycle… over the…

GUI for the UX... great stuff

The UX is working out wonderfully. The little control app button to the lower right of the UX can be programmed for any app so I cooked up a quick control panel with an exe based flash file that uses callto instructions to invoke skype to call my favorite people.

I am now looking at the merits of other applications but this makes the UX really user friendly, and the customization factor makes it really fun to explore... there is a big future in custom GUIs for UMPCs.

Picked up a Sony UX280 today... why do people NOT get it?

Today my co founder and I received delivery of two spanking new Sony UX280’s. For most of the office there was definitely an oooooo factor. Oooooo what’s that? Is it a phone? Does it run XP? The screens small…. How can you use that all day? And on and on….. for me the UX is a first test to see if I can migrate up from a cell phone.
The UX represents to me the first time to get the best of all worlds.A phone (with Bluetooth headset and Skype), a cool customizable interface (I’m using flash to write a palm-like GUI) for a few often used tasks and traveling use.. (more later) and finally as my main operations PC (i.e. Outlook comms website passwords and documentation).
The first test was tonight when I video conferenced at full screen with my brother in Australia while sitting in the family room. The optimization of the integrated webcam was spectacular only 1/3rd of a second delay over 11g. My wife grabbed the UX to show my brother the dogs asleep on the couch and then went to her compu…

Ostentatious idea

Browsers were built by a University mentality… where information wants to be free. Everything about the browser is about openness and free gifting of information and technology. Even one of the most powerful web technologies (namely Flash Video e.g. You Tube) is free with no way to make money from it. The only way Adobe makes money is from selling the content generation tools, but hey if your content represents your life’s work then you’re out of luck. To me selling content creation tools without making money on the content is like selling razor handles and giving away the blades!One day soon the great multitude will wake up to the fact that content is king and that something needs to be done about it. What if… a new breed of browser was born. A browser with a foundation based in fairly priced, easy to use but PAID content… or private content… where who got to see what was not a function of a logon and password and a bunch of SSL servers but rather a monetized environment. Where infor…