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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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;…