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.
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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.
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.
A million words
I enjoy remembering my life, reminiscing, reflecting, and learning about myself just as much as the next person. Almost everyone keeps a journal, and I’m no exception in that regard. However, I have recorded much more than quotes, tidbits, or random thoughts for each day. Journaling my own life in more and better ways has become one of my greatest passions.
Inspiration from Austin QS Show & Tell #6
Every once in a while I get an infusion of energy that renews and revitalizes me in my journey through this crazy life. Today I got a huge dose of that from the sixth Quantified Self Austin show & tell meetup. I’d like to share a bit of what I came away with.
Stephen Wolfram, pioneer of personal analytics
Epic. Stephen Wolfram has become a huge inspiration to me.
This quantified life
My memory sucks.
At least, I’m pretty sure it does. People around me (in general) seem to remember more details, more nuances, more aspects of the things that we experience mutually. This has frustrated me for over a decade. I would like to remember more of my days, more details about them, and why they were significant.