MemberMarch 20, 2020 at 2:13 am
They had announced a new domain, .Taxi, and since I have a taxi business I thought why not try and get atlantaairport.taxi when they start selling names. Uber was worth about 80 million, Lyft about 40 million, and everyone in Atlanta in the transportation business tries to get the trip to the airport, the airport pickup, there are 300-500 cabs in the ‘taxi bullpen’ at any given time. I didn’t have the money for the premium domain name(about $80) the day it went on sale and I was sure someone would jump on the domain name. So, I was a day late and the domain was still available. I got it! I’ll tell you more about Iot, the smart city, LorWan and my taxi business in my next posts. By the way, I am also a professional stagehand and app developer and sometimes sell beer at Mercedes Benz Stadium among other things. I’ve also created a cryptocurrency, 1.5 Million tokens. Smart contracts are the future.
Gravity Brands, this guy Peter knows what he is talking about. I am looking for all the feedback and advice I can get. Leave your comment below or feel free to email me.
I am ScottWalsh.GA
AdministratorApril 14, 2020 at 3:39 pm
Love this my man! Keep going! Thanks for sharing your story!
MemberApril 15, 2020 at 1:20 pm
You see I have seen the future coming, one of micropayments and machines talking to machines, cars talking to roads and parking meters and stoplights, and it just made sense; if one was looking for a taxi at the Atlanta Airport, Google and the rest of the AIs would easily be able to find the activate switch at AtlantaAirport.Taxi
Now I had a startup project and was able to enter the exciting world of startup contests and venture capital. Did you know they often have a free bar at these events. I only drink water, but who knew!?! Did you hear about Roadie.Com, they got like $10 million dollars for an app to do deliveries. The concept is simple, if someone is driving there anyways why not pick up a package and get paid to do a delivery along the way. This is when apps and transporation was just picking up. You probably heard about Uber and Lyft. You might think Travis invented dispatching a ride by the internet but you would be wrong. I did that back in the 1990’s when I put Atlanta Checker Cab on the web, it was a nice webpage with live traffic cameras and not at first, but eventually we added online taxi requests, even scheduled rides. I know, I know, but it was a big deal back then, just nobody gave me billions of dollars of venture capital to disrupt anything. Last time I checked, Atlanta Checker Cab was still in business, Uber or no Uber.
A young girl was drugged and viciously raped in her own home by her Uber driver. So quit using Uber you cheapskate, and tip your taxi driver well, you never know when you might need his help.
I might as well skip telling you about Lor-Wan technology, even as I type this there is a satellite orbiting the earth, just nothing from Atlanta. Atlanta has decided it doesn’t need Lor-Wan. And Google abandoned the Physical Web and Android Nearby Notifications. Hey, it’s not up to me, is it? But that doesn’t mean that the Physical Web doesn’t exist or that even today there are some exciting advancements bubbling up here and there. Check out the playlist at http://www.beacon-nearby.com and watch the videos, you probably have some extra time right now. I wouldn’t blame you for skipping ahead towards the end of the list, but there is some neat stuff in there you will be missing. Make sure to watch the latest video, it is way cool.
So, this is my story and I am sticking to it. I don’t know if anyone can relate but to explain U4Ryde and Ryde Tokens and AtlantaAirport.Taxi in an elevator pitch or a 5 minute presentation but I can’t even make it a short sentence. But if just one person enjoys this or can relate or gets anything out of it, I am happy to do it.
Maybe the bottom line is don’t quit. The moment I started my business and started a “startup project” the number of people who told me it wouldn’t work, I can’t win, is probably equal to the number of penguins at the North Pole. If I am so smart, why am I not rich already? Have a dream, have a vision, and don’t be afraid to make it happen.
At least I have something to do everyday after I wake up, don’t make my bed, clap my hands and say “Today is going to be a great day!!!!!!!” Optimism is a wonderful thing.
MemberApril 24, 2020 at 2:57 pm
So all we need for LorWan in Atlanta is to build one more tower near south Atlanta and wire up the airport. But Peter, fantastic news, with the billions being spent to make Atlanta a smart city, nobody will build that tower, GREAT NEWS, all we need is to tether a balloon and a spot of property to anchor it. READ: https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/article/lorawan-world-record-broken-twice-in-single-experiment-1
I had at one time, back in the days of the Physical Web, a portal at the airport taxi line and one at Doraville Marta. The taxi could detect passengers as they walked up, even if the taxi wasn’t there. But within a short while authorities found my beacons and probably suspected terrorism. The last beacon was detected at a Delta office inside the airport. The one at the Doraville marta was smashed to pieces. I need a VC who isn’t afraid to buy a balloon.
One other thought for today, there is always going to be somebody just around the corner who is willing to do the trip for less money. Aggregating the supply is easy, aggregating the demand is the key. If it can’t make a profit, it is just a fancy way for people with too much money who don’t know what to do with it to flush it down a toilet without buying boats and supercars. Gravity keeps both demand and supply from floating into space.
Call me crazy, but I am going to be the first taxi company to offer space trips. Hey, we all gotta have a dream and a vision, right?
MemberApril 24, 2020 at 3:03 pm
I can’t emphasize enough, the minute you try and build something from nothing people come out of the woodwork with it won’t work, you can’t do it because (insert reason here), you should get a real job, if you are so smart why aren’t you rich yet. I’ve made it 7 years and been profitable, and it hasn’t all been easy. Don’t quit, if you want change, make it happen. F the naysayers!
AdministratorApril 24, 2020 at 8:44 pm
This. 1000%. I feel like i should copy this into a tweet. Maybe I will.
You’ve been doing it for 7 years? Shyooot. Bro. Add 3 more to it. It’ll be amazing what you’ll have accomplished in 10 full years of dedication to a craft.
What you’re talking about here is the secret sauce.
ANYONE can be successful. You just can’t quit.
MemberApril 25, 2020 at 5:31 pm
Then there was these 2 guys from Purdue University. One was a business major, the other with a PhD in AstroPhysics. And 5 russian programmers. And still Uber/Lyft rolled on in. Their app was called TaxiTapp and it was impressive. Nobody really cared. So the one went back to Russia and the other went into the health software business. Onde is nice, but there is still one central point of failure, and an ongoing expense. What is one guy with one taxi going to do? Everyone knows organizing taxi drivers and taxi company owners is like trying to herd cats. Does that make the passengers like cows? Or penguins? What do you think?
AdministratorApril 25, 2020 at 6:33 pm
It makes them partners.
MemberApril 25, 2020 at 10:52 pm
It is easy to aggregate the supply, and without demand, nothing happens. You can herd cows and they pay you with milk. Ok, cows and penguins was a bad analogy. But organizing taxi drivers is like trying to herd cats, but all the cats want the tuna fish. Do you realize it takes Uber 40 cars to pick up one call? And that NYC taxi drivers do 4X the number of trips in the same amount of time as the Uber driver. Add the fact that taxicabs spend 70% of their time waiting for trips, not uncommonly lined up on taxi stands. I remember when all good hotels had a taxi stand with cabs waiting outside. If the Uber/Lyft idea was a good one, they would have turned a profit by now, yet a Taxi was never meant to give the McDonald’s worker a ride to work. When taxi trips are put on the blockchain and sent like e-mail, delivery will be more reliable and efficient.
Good news, I got a 60 second elevator pitch, just have to practice it, and then I put it on video. TODAY was a productive day, lots of progress. Even registered a few new domain names.
MemberApril 27, 2020 at 10:03 am
Imagine being able to get a nearby taxi just about anywhere on the globe. Want to go to space? We are almost there. If you have a lot of money and would like to see low earth orbit, let U4Ryde know because I hear the blast-off is awesome! Proximity marketing is a key factor in our overall technology battle plan. Speaking of keys, have you seen http://www.blockchaincars.io ?
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