Category: Software Development

Fitness Tracking Platform: Update on Progress

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 original vision.  I figured I would do a quick writeup and share some of the progress I’ve made, and layout…
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Fitbit – Unofficial Perl API and CSV Download

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 will track your calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled, your activity level, and even track your sleep patterns. All of this…
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Example Document Browser Code

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 helpful to .zip up the docbrowser project and show some of the code that does the conversions using the utilities…
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How To Create Your Own Personal Document Viewer (Like Scribd or Google Books)

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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?

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 weeks ago (Ubuntu / FF3 / Flash 10), and assumed this had something to do with my recent upgrade to…
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Getting Real? Why is Spec a Dirty Word?

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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)

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Mind Mapping and the Software Development Life Cycle

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