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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Put mind mapping to use in your personal and professional life. Learn tips and techniques on enhancing creativity, accelerating learning, and increasing productivity.

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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.

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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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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 …

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 …

Example Document Browser Code
February 12, 2010 – 11:51 am | 13 Comments

Since I posted my article last month on How To Create Your Own Personal Document Viewer, I’ve had a few inquiries on how people could have a similar setup themselves.  I thought it might be …

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.

FreeMind Flash Viewer Broken With Flash 10?
December 21, 2008 – 3:28 pm | One Comment

After some mildly confusing debugging, I finally discovered why my MindMap Viewer was not working with some configurations of Firefox 3, Flash, and Linux or Mac.  I first noticed this myself on Linux a couple …

SDExpo 2007: Day in Review (3/23/07)
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SDExpo 2007: Day in Review (3/22/07)
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SDExpo 2007: Day in Review (3/21/07)
March 21, 2007 – 11:16 pm | No Comment