Author: ericblue

10 Improvements I’ve Made As A Result Of Being Immersed In The Quantified Self Movement

Reading Time: 10 minutes Overview For me, tracking data related to my overall health & fitness has been a long and amazing journey; starting off almost a decade ago in 2009 with my Total Recall post (http://eric-blue.com/2009/10/18/total-recall/), my idea on fitness tracking after waking up from a dream (http://eric-blue.com/2010/08/14/fitness-tracking-platform-personal-informatics-for-fitness/) and ultimately building a health & fitness data aggregation company…
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Blogging in 2019? Looking Forward and a 15-Year Retrospective

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let me start by saying, where in the world does time fly?! Getting a new personal website refresh done and porting over hundreds of blog posts from the last 15 years was long overdue – 5 years by my count. So, better late than never! Blogging seems to be a thing of the past for…
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Announcing ActiveOS

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 has been happening since the blog has been active.  With that in mind, my health & fitness tech startup – ActiveOS…
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Home Automation with Belkin Wemo, Twilio, and Siri

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ultimate Hack Mashup – Belkin Wemo + Twilio + Siri A quick note: For another home automation trick and those interested in finding out about the earlier Twillio callbox+TV popup/notification hack check out STEM (https://github.com/ericblue/STEM).  Certain models of Samsung TVs allow popups for incoming phone calls for Samsung phones, but this can be extended to…
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Weekly Lifestream for November 13th

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shared Weekly Lifestream for November 6th. Weekly Lifestream for November 6th Whoever handles social media at @Gizmodo needs fired. Shame on them for posting snuff videos. Forget off topic.. beyond disrespectful. Shared 5 Big Happiness Myths Debunked–And The Power Of Negative Thinking | Fast Company | Business Innovation. Building a ’45s era memex makes me…
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Weekly Lifestream for November 6th

Reading Time: 2 minutes So, after numerous relapses and a multi-year battle and hard work I graduated out of chronic back pain and have been injury free for a while I’m getting into Foundation Training as a way to improve posture, work on mobility, and secondary muscles. I’ve been focused on majorly improving strength this past year, but am…
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Weekly Lifestream for October 30th

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shared Weekly Lifestream for October 23rd. Weekly Lifestream for October 23rd Upgrading to JUST 10lbs extra on bench working weight makes a world of a difference – barely cranking… http://instagram.com/p/f3EEBOFyKu/  Shared BitCortex – An Open-Source VR Headset Inspired by the Oculus Rift. Shared HydraDeck – Hydra motion controls now in Unity! | Unity 4 Integration…
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Quantified Self Meets Virtual Reality

Reading Time: 6 minutes This week I’ve had a few of my interests intersect – the Quantified Self, virtual reality, biofeedback / neurofeedback, and consciousness.  Earlier this year I came across the Oculus Rift , a next gen virtual reality headset, that looks to be a game changer (no pun intended).  Like many people fascinated and growing up with technology…
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Weekly Lifestream for October 23rd

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shared Weekly Lifestream for October 16th. Weekly Lifestream for October 16th Looking at some of the great looking Smart Watches out there, or on the horizon? Which one is your favorite? http://bit.ly/1eu32Tw  Just picked up Hacking Healthcare A Guide to Standards, Workflows, and Meaningful Use-I can hack most things. Let’s see if I can do…
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Weekly Lifestream for October 16th

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shared Weekly Lifestream for October 9th. Weekly Lifestream for October 9th At QS2013 right now. Some great talks lined up. Ping me if you’d like to connect and chat as I meander around 🙂 Great conversation about #location tracking & #privacy w/ @ericblue #QS13 Had an awesome time at #QS2013! Great talks & good to…
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