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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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.

How to Create Stunning 3D Timelines
April 14, 2009 – 11:49 pm | One Comment
How to Create Stunning 3D Timelines

I have to admit, when I first came across this software last week I was instantly impressed. I’ve had a fascination with software that allow you to visualize and comprehend information in different and exciting ways. Bee Docs Timeline, an application for Mac OS X (sorry Windows and Linux fans), is a great example of how to create and present smooth, professional looking timelines in a relatively easy fashion.

Visual Mapping Body of Knowledge
February 17, 2009 – 9:03 pm | One Comment

I recently caught an article that Chuck Frey posted earlier in the month on the Mind Mapping Software Blog.  In the article, The case for a Visual Mapping Body of Knowledge, Chuck interviews Wallace Tait.
Wallace …

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.
From http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/New_data_visualization_for_SMW:_Exhibit_and_Ploticus
22 Jan 2009. Semantic Result Formats (SRF), the add-on package for query formats in SMW, has just …

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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Personal Learning Plans
December 14, 2008 – 8:43 pm | 2 Comments
Personal Learning Plans

If you consider yourself an autodidact, or are an aspiring polymath, then this post may be of interest.

RSS Information Overload? AideRSS to the Rescue!
August 16, 2008 – 5:45 pm | No Comment
RSS Information Overload?  AideRSS to the Rescue!

One key theme that keeps popping up at me is the critical need to alleviate information overload, and find techniques that let you focus on what matters most.