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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Philosophy

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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How To Create Your Own Personal Document Viewer (Like Scribd or Google Books)
January 3, 2010 – 12:35 am | 25 Comments
How To Create Your Own Personal Document Viewer (Like Scribd or Google Books)

Like most people, I have a large number of personal documents in a variety of formats (PDF, Excel, Word, RTF, PowerPoint, etc.). For the typical user, organizing these documents in a ‘My Documents’ folder and having MS Office/Open Office/Adobe Acrobat installed simply gets the job done. However, I’ve been looking for some sort of “Web 2.0″ solution to view my documents while I’m on the go. And, since my knowledge manager is web-based, I’d like a way to browse and embed personal documents directly in my wiki without needing any special software.

Knowledge To Go: Put Your Wiki On Your IPhone
December 13, 2009 – 10:39 pm | 8 Comments
Knowledge To Go: Put Your Wiki On Your IPhone

Building my own personal knowlege manager has been quite a journey. Over the last couple years I’ve taken a “piece meal” approach and slowly built up the features of my system one component at a time. One major feature that has always been on my mind is data portability. Last week I wrote an article on how to sync your digial scrapbook between multiple computers and even sync to your wiki. This feature had me thinking about how I could take portability to the next level.

How to Synchronize Your Digital Scrapbook
December 7, 2009 – 12:18 am | 11 Comments
How to Synchronize Your Digital Scrapbook

I had originally planned on calling this article ‘How to Use Cloud Computing to Synchronize Your Digital Scrapbook For Research and Integrate Into Your Personal Knowledge Management Wiki for Extra Credit’

15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management
May 10, 2009 – 2:13 pm | 59 Comments
15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management

I’ve discovered a number of interesting applications that help people efficiently organize information. There certainly is no shortage of solutions for this problem domain. Many tools exist that offer the ability to discover, save, organize, search, and retrieve information.

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 …

Integral Vision Mind Maps
December 18, 2008 – 7:13 pm | 16 Comments
Integral Vision Mind Maps

Last year I picked up a copy of The Integral Vision by Ken Wilber. I recently decided to re-read the book, and created a comprehensive book summary highlighting the key pieces of information in the book. The book summary is presented in the form of mind maps for each chapter.

Creating the Ultimate Personal Travel Journal
July 13, 2008 – 3:24 pm | 7 Comments
Creating the Ultimate Personal Travel Journal

Since I last posted about Vannevar Bush’s vision for a Personal Memex, I decided to focus my efforts on building an impressive personal travel journal, and share the results to illustrate the capabilities of a Memex.

Use Mind Maps to Achieve Your Goals
March 4, 2007 – 1:26 pm | 23 Comments
Use Mind Maps to Achieve Your Goals

Why is it that the beginning of the year always feels electrical with the excitement of *this year* being the one where you achieve all of your most important goals? Like most people, starting …