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Weekend Minis for Your Lazy Weekend – 7/19/08

BedPost - I put this up earlier for the FlowingData personal visualization project, but for those who missed out, Kevin recently put up a sign up form so that you…

Hacking the Coffee Maker – Caffeine Viewer

The colmeia group recently installed their Caffeine Viewer project where they hacked their coffee maker to log their "insane coffee consumption" in real-time. Every time a person presses a button…

How Much Time Do You Waste on Your Computer?

A few months ago, I started monitoring how I spent time on my computer to procrastinate less. One month later, I found that the way I kept track of what…

Citizen Science, Personal Sensing with GPS-Equipped iPhone (Among Others)

With the unveiling of the brand new iPhone 3G, Twitter has been buzzing with excitement. One of the more interesting new iPhone features is built-in GPS. Your iPhone will know…

Using Mobile Phones to Understand Ourselves and Motivate Change

Mobile technology has come a long way from those foot-long phones hooked up to a shoe box sized battery pack. With bluetooth, GPS, cameras, and Internet connections, mobile phones nowadays…

How to Stop Procrastinating – One Month Report

About a month ago, I started my self-experiment to stop procrastinating. I tried these two strategies: Make a to-do list every night to lay out what will get done the…

A Self-experiment – My Mid-month Report

Two weeks ago, I vowed to stop procrastinating using two strategies: Make a to-do list every night to lay out what will get done the next day Enable the Greasemonkey…

How to Stop Procrastinating So that I Am Not a Bum – A Self-experiment

I waste way too much time doing completely useless stuff when I should be working. I'm ready to stop procrastinating.

Man Takes a Picture of Himself Every Day for 6 Years

Noah Kalina took a picture of himself every day for six years (and still going); above is all of the pictures put together into a time lapse. Now that's diligence.…

Sifting Through My Mobile Phone Logs

When I was in NYC and my wife was in Buffalo, New York we talked on the phone almost every day, usually around ten in the evening. I was at…

Data Collection With USB Pedometer. Weight No More!

I'm thinking it might be time to revive my step count data collection with a nifty USB pedometer from Brando. This Pedometer can store 3 days of step data and…

Appeal of Visualizing My Life in Data

Admittedly, ever since the Spring quarter ended, I've either been preparing for my internship at The Times or have been occupied by the internship. I haven't given much thought to…

10,000 (Literal) Steps to Healthier Living

It's really easy to be lazy when you work from home. I can tell you this first-hand. Twenty-six steps from my bedroom to the kitchen; 6 steps from bedroom to…