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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TRAQS.me – Tools for Reporting & Analysis of the Quantified Self
June 26, 2011 – 8:40 pm | No Comment
TRAQS.me – Tools for Reporting & Analysis of the Quantified Self

A month ago around this time I was anxiously awaiting the first annual Quantified Self conference in Mountain View, CA. This was a fantastic conference on many levels and, although a little late, deserves a …

Fitness Tracking Platform: Update on Progress
March 13, 2011 – 4:58 pm | 4 Comments
Fitness Tracking Platform: Update on Progress

Last August, I enthusiastically blogged about an idea I had for creating a Fitness Tracking Platform; personal informatics for fitness.  Since that time I’ve been gradually making progress and am getting closer to fulfilling that …

Zeo Personal Sleep Coach – Hacking Your Way To A Better Night’s Sleep
January 2, 2011 – 11:53 am | 9 Comments
Zeo Personal Sleep Coach – Hacking Your Way To A Better Night’s Sleep

What’s a better way to kick off the New Year than by giving tips on how to improve your overall quality of sleep? I decided to write this post as a mini-review of the Zeo …

GeoLocation (GPS) and Self-Tracking
August 28, 2010 – 11:10 pm | 5 Comments

You know what they say: Location Location Location.  I posted a reply to yesterday’s Quantified Self article answering what degree of self-tracking I’m already doing.  Here’s the rundown:

Mint for financial tracking and monitoring of budget …

The Quantified Self
August 27, 2010 – 7:18 pm | One Comment

Since my last post on Personal Informatics for Fitness Tracking I’ve been digging deeper into the emerging trend of self tracking (a.k.a personal informatics) and have come to realize that there are a lot more …

Fitness Tracking Platform – Personal Informatics for Fitness
August 14, 2010 – 1:00 pm | 9 Comments
Fitness Tracking Platform – Personal Informatics for Fitness

When I woke up this morning, I didn’t say to myself “Boy, I don’t have enough going on and need to add just ONE more huge hobby project to my list!”.  But these things tend …

Fitbit – Perl API Hosted at GitHub
June 30, 2010 – 6:11 pm | 5 Comments

Last month I announced a new “hacking” project – creating a Perl API for my FitBit device.  Traditionally, whenever I host one of my projects I usually include both the project page and source code …

Fitbit – Unofficial Perl API and CSV Download
May 11, 2010 – 11:03 pm | 8 Comments
Fitbit – Unofficial Perl API and CSV Download

The other week I received my Fitbit and have been in geek heaven ever since. Fitbit is a tiny magical device($99 USD) that automatically tracks your fitness and sleep statistics. Throughout the day it …

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).

BioFeedback, Mind Machines & Brain Entrainment
May 24, 2009 – 5:47 pm | 3 Comments

I’ve had an interest in Biofeedback, Mind Machines, and Brainwave Entrainment for many years now.  Since my collection of links/bookmarks is starting to grow too large I decided to start putting them in a mindmap.  …