Home Automation with Belkin Wemo, Twilio, and Siri
December 31, 2013 – 2:57 am | No Comment

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 …

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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”.

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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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Quantified Self Meets Virtual Reality
October 27, 2013 – 5:06 pm | One Comment
Quantified Self Meets Virtual Reality

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 …

Neurosky Brainwave Visualizer
July 13, 2011 – 8:36 am | 19 Comments
Neurosky Brainwave Visualizer

I recently purchased a Neurosky Windwave EEG device ($100 model).  The Mindwave measures your brain’s electrical activity, and can detect your level of focus (attention vs. mediation) and measure typical brainwave patterns (beta, alpha, theta, …

Timeline of Major Trends and Events (Social, Technological, Economic & Political)
December 6, 2009 – 1:28 pm | 9 Comments

I found a unique and visually stunning infographic on FlickR today:
Timeline of Major Trends and Events (Social, Technological, Economic & Political)

Peter von Stackelberg designed this complex timeline of social, technological, economic and political events …

Total Recall, Personal Informatics and Life Logging
October 18, 2009 – 10:38 pm | 4 Comments
Total Recall, Personal Informatics and Life Logging

“Consider a future device for individual use, which is a sort of mechanized private file and library. It needs a name, and, to coin one at random, “memex” will do. A memex is a device in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory.” — Vannevar Bush (1945)

Fast forward fifty four years, and we finally have the technology (hardware and software) to make the Memex a reality. My project has been primarily focused on fulfilling a small portion of the the original idea, but has only touched the surface. The Memex fully realized would be a system that completely (and automatically) digitizes experiences, memories, and interactions with the environment. The capability for Total Recall , offloading human memory to a digital space, is not too far away (think Cyborgs).

The MasterMind Matrix
May 17, 2009 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for some time, and thought that now is a good time to share.  A few months ago I came across an amazing mindmap at the IQ Matrix called …

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.

Live Forever With 8 Simple Tips
February 3, 2009 – 9:10 pm | 2 Comments

George Dvorsky at Sentient Developments has posted a great article:
Eight tips to dramatically improve your chances of living forever
1. Eat the right foods
2. Avoid the wrong foods
3. Adopt a calorically restricted diet
4. Supplement your diet …

Dr. Manhattan Video
February 1, 2009 – 10:25 am | One Comment

Very good viral video.  I can’t wait until Watchmen hits theaters:

The Man Who Remebers Forever
September 3, 2008 – 8:55 pm | No Comment

Last April I blogged about Piotr Wozniak, a Polish Renaissance Man of sorts, who developed an algorithm and software product to help people learn and retain knowledge at amazing levels. His software SuperMemo can …

120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power
August 27, 2008 – 5:34 pm | One Comment
120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

Luciano over at Litemind has posted a great article that shows 120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power. These are things you can do starting today to help you think faster …