Get into car, turn engine on, turn air-conditioning off (two turnings). Head for gas station, around two corners. Make two green lights in a row (this day is going my way). See two women walking on the sidewalk, one behind the other, talking on two phones, with two white headphones. Enter the gas station… Read More Quantified rental return (62 twos)
During my recent vacation I read “An attempt at exhausting a place in Paris” by Georges Perec, a short little book (I have time for those, between changing diapers), first published in 1975, translated from the French by Marc Lowenthal in 2010. It’s like a semi-quantified meditation. Perec describes life in a square in Paris… Read More Infraordinary vacations: quantifying Perec
After a few months absence from my blog….here is a short story about what I learned after weighing myself for a year using a Withings WS-50 smart body analyzer. I say “a” Withings and not “my” Withings since it was not really mine… it was my Wife’s Wandering Withings (WWW). I bought it for her… Read More An affair with my wife’s wandering Withings
Hello all. Just a short note to let you know that we (Alberto Frigo and myself) just published a book entitled “Self trackers: eight personal tales of journeys in life-logging“. It’s a collaboration among eight authors, most of whom participated with Alberto in a show he set up at the last Quantified Self conference (Amsterdam,… Read More New book launched!
I was recently re-reading one of Chekhov’s short stories, The Lady with the Dog, and found two paragraphs I’d missed the first time I read it, about this time last year. Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov (Mitya) and Anna Sergeyevna meet in a small coastal town and have an affair. She owns a Pomeranian dog. The… Read More Chekhov, moments and privacy
(screenshot of Dublin lifelog meetup at zalando Rami Albatal) I was recently invited to give a talk at the Dublin lifelogging meetup, by Rami Albatal and Cathal Gurrin. The focus was on memory and how it can be affected by life logging. To prepare for the talk I tried a little “experimento” a month before, to… Read More Surprises and the structure of external lifelogging memory
I read less this year (19 books), compared to last year (40 books). But I think 2015 was a bit hectic, a bit of a race to see how many I could actually read. This year the books were a bit longer, on average 372 pp compared to 295 pp in 2015. So, if the… Read More My best books of 2016