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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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 …

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.

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.

How to Synchronize Your Digital Scrapbook
December 7, 2009 – 12:18 am | 11 Comments
How to Synchronize Your Digital Scrapbook

I had originally planned on calling this article ‘How to Use Cloud Computing to Synchronize Your Digital Scrapbook For Research and Integrate Into Your Personal Knowledge Management Wiki for Extra Credit’

The Visual Wiki: A New Metaphor For Knowledge Access and Management
May 12, 2009 – 10:32 pm | One Comment

Truly fascinating work! This is next on my list for my Personal Memex.

And, the original paper on Scribd:

The Visual Wiki: A New Metaphor for Knowledge Access and Management
Publish at …

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 …

Project: Personal Memex
January 27, 2009 – 9:50 pm | 3 Comments
Project: Personal Memex

I’ve had some down time the last couple days, and figure it was time to cleanup my public project list.  Most of my work this last year has been solely focusing on building my own …

Knowledge Management Visualization Upgrades
January 27, 2009 – 12:17 am | One Comment

Just discovered some exciting news from Semantic Media Wiki:
SMW now supports Ploticus and Exhibit for powerful data visualizations.
22 Jan 2009. Semantic Result Formats (SRF), the add-on package for query formats in SMW, has just …

Embedding Mind Maps Into Your Wiki
July 16, 2008 – 10:48 pm | 2 Comments
Embedding Mind Maps Into Your Wiki

Late last year I enthusiastically blogged about a new service I created to let you share and embed your mind maps directly into your website.