Category: Technology

Android Running on the iPhone

Reading Time: 1 minute This one needs to go to the top of my geek todo list!! http://linuxoniphone.blogspot.com/2010/04/ive-been-working-on-this-quietly-in.html

Top 10 Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life, 2010 Edition

Reading Time: 1 minute 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. Pack a More Efficient Laptop/Go Bag 5. Clean Out Your Hard Drive 4. Free Up…
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Knowledge To Go: Put Your Wiki On Your IPhone

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute ICTAC MEMO iPhone Apps for Education

Timeline of Major Trends and Events (Social, Technological, Economic & Political)

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 and trends from 1750 to 2100. Each time series shows graphs, events and categories on a common scale. Peter…
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Total Recall, Personal Informatics and Life Logging

Reading Time: 3 minutes “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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 enabling technology for intelligent services which may help knowledge workers in tasks like finding, structuring, or assessing…
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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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Gmail is "worse than stupidity"

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 concept of using web-based programs like Google’s Gmail is “worse than stupidity”, according to a leading advocate of free software. Cloud…
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