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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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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Android Running on the iPhone
April 22, 2010 – 1:02 am | One Comment

This one needs to go to the top of my geek todo list!!

Top 10 Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life, 2010 Edition
April 11, 2010 – 8:47 am | No Comment

LifeHacker recently posted some useful tips to help with users with Information Overload Syndrome:
10. Declutter and Streamline Google Reader Feeds
9. Clean Up Your Contacts
8. Compact and Manage Social Network Alerts
7. Build Yourself Serious Gmail Filters
6. …

Knowledge To Go: Put Your Wiki On Your IPhone
December 13, 2009 – 10:39 pm | 8 Comments
Knowledge To Go: Put Your Wiki On Your IPhone

Building my own personal knowlege manager has been quite a journey. Over the last couple years I’ve taken a “piece meal” approach and slowly built up the features of my system one component at a time. One major feature that has always been on my mind is data portability. Last week I wrote an article on how to sync your digial scrapbook between multiple computers and even sync to your wiki. This feature had me thinking about how I could take portability to the next level.

iPhone Apps for Education
December 12, 2009 – 10:54 am | One Comment

ICTAC MEMO iPhone Apps for Education

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).

Interactive Map of the Linux Kernel
March 12, 2009 – 9:34 pm | No Comment

Nothing like combining my love of linux geekery and information visualization:

Click here to check out the interactive map.

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 …

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 …

Gmail is “worse than stupidity”
September 29, 2008 – 8:42 pm | One Comment

Ah, I’m sure that catchy title has your attention. The more in depth title is “Gmail is worse than stupidity OR Cloud computing is a trap”. Or, so says GNU founder Richard Stallman.
The …