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Category Archives: Personal
My 2014 and Recently
It’s high time I shared some of my woolgatherings and exploits from the past several months.
Visualizing my first year of Nike+ FuelBand
Roughly this week a year ago, I began wearing something that changed my life. In a year of self-tracking with my Nike+ FuelBand, here’s what I’ve learned.
Leap Motion falls short (for now)
I was going to write a lot more on why and how, but a couple of folks have covered my thoughts pretty well. Something tells me this particular leap doesn’t end well for us early adopters.
I pre-ordered two MYO armbands, and here’s why
Thalmic Labs might be aiming their lead-off product at hardware hackers, game peripheral junkies, and extreme sports enthusiasts, but I believe they’ve got a self-tracking sleeper agent on their hands (or arms, as it were).
Self-tracking #ThroughGlass and other musings
How could Google Glass enhance self-tracking? I have a few ideas. Plus I recently crossed a major NikeFuel milestone and missed out on Kickstarter telekinesis.
A sad setback with Moves
I recently lost three months of detailed self-tracking data. It sucks. A lot. Here’s what happened.
Migrating a million words of my life
Recently I wrote about my renewed interest in structured journaling, centered on the functionally and elegantly phenomenal software Day One. My first goal with this project was to migrate my giant, million-word RTF into discrete Day One entries. I’m happy to report that I’ve achieved this.
Visualizing my Facebook network
Facebook is part of our lives, for better or worse. But how much do we really understand about ourselves and those with whom we connect? After massaging my Facebook network data with Gephi, I got some rather beautiful and surprisingly informative graphs.
Foursquare visualizes your year of check-ins
I love Foursquare Day. Every 4-16 since 2010 I look forward to checking in and getting whatever special badge or surprise they’ve posted. Also, it’s just a damn good pun. This year Foursquare announced something new and fun on Foursquare Day: check-in history visualization.