Announcing ActiveOS
December 9, 2016 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

It’s been quite a while since I’ve regularly written a blog post.  I’m hoping to change that after the New Year and start writing regularly again as I have a lot to share, and much …

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Increasing number of articles dealing with philosophy and psychology. Topics include Integral philosophy, consciousness, and age old advice on how to live “the good life”.

Personal Development

Learn tips and tricks on GTD (Getting Things Done), goal setting, time management, and increasing your personal power.

Mind Mapping

Put mind mapping to use in your personal and professional life. Learn tips and techniques on enhancing creativity, accelerating learning, and increasing productivity.

Knowledge Management

My latest discoveries on personal knowledge management. Discover what PKM is all about, learn about the Semantic Web, and find out how to use Wikis to help track all of your important information.

Quantified Self

Quantified Self is a collaboration of users and tool makers who share an interest in self knowledge through self-tracking. There are number of posts on my device “hacking”, open source development, and my own quantified experiments.

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Article Archive for January 2009

Contextualized Knowledge Acquisition in a Personal Semantic Wiki
January 31, 2009 – 8:08 pm | One Comment

Discovered this while Googling for Semantic Wikis and Personal Knowledge Management (PKM)
Abstract. The use of semantic representations in document-oriented
environments – as formal annotations or embedded instances of a formal
knowledge base – is seen as an …

MyLifeBits and the Memex Vision
January 28, 2009 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

Found an intriguing post and powerpoint presentation on MyLifeBits, a Microsoft Research project led by Gordon Bell.   MyLifeBits was inspired by Vannevar Bush‘s hypothetical Memex computer system. The project includes full-text search, text …

Project: Personal Memex
January 27, 2009 – 9:50 pm | 3 Comments
Project: Personal Memex

I’ve had some down time the last couple days, and figure it was time to cleanup my public project list.  Most of my work this last year has been solely focusing on building my own …

Knowledge Management Visualization Upgrades
January 27, 2009 – 12:17 am | One Comment

Just discovered some exciting news from Semantic Media Wiki:
SMW now supports Ploticus and Exhibit for powerful data visualizations.
22 Jan 2009. Semantic Result Formats (SRF), the add-on package for query formats in SMW, has just …

Kant and the Big Three
January 26, 2009 – 11:54 pm | No Comment

Good overview of Kant and the Reenchantment of the world from Wilber’s Marriage of Sense and Soul (pg. 86):
“Critique of Pure Reason (written in 1781)
relentlessly exposed the inadequacies of
monological reason to grasp metaphysical
truths, and it …

Some Important Modern Pioneers: Baldwin, Habermas, Aurobindo, and Maslow
January 19, 2009 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

From Integral Life:
“In this excerpt from Integral Psychology, Ken Wilber honors some of the forerunners to his own model Integral theory and practice: James Mark Baldwin,  Jürgen Habermas, Aurobindo, and Abraham Maslow—intellectual giants upon whose …

PhilosophersNotes: Get Your Wisdom On!
January 11, 2009 – 10:56 pm | One Comment
PhilosophersNotes: Get Your Wisdom On!

Brian Johnson, entrepeneur and philosopher at heart, has created a new site/service called PhilosopherNotes. What is PhilosophersNotes?

Think: Mini-CliffsNotes for Self-Development Books!

Instruction Manual for Life
January 10, 2009 – 7:02 pm | One Comment

Just found this great video on YouTube (via

Topic Maps and the Semantic Web
January 8, 2009 – 2:00 pm | 2 Comments

Interesting presentation of Topic Maps and the Semantic Web.  Plus, some background info on HyperText, Vannevar Bush, and the Memex.
Topic Maps and the Semantic Web – Ontopedia
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