Tag: BayAreaQS15


Randal Koene on Activity Logging

October 11, 2010

From the Bay Area QS Show&Tell meetup: Randal Koene shows his Linux project “dil2al” (detailed item lists to activity lists). Every 20 minutes, Randal gets a prompt asking him to log his activities and recommending possible task changes according to his set priorities. He’s been using this system since 1999, as a memory assist and…


Seth Roberts on Arithmetic and Butter

September 29, 2010

At the last Bay Area Quantified Self Show&Tell, Seth Roberts presented new findings on his “Arithmetic and Butter” experiment. Seth does arithmetic problems every morning as a measure of his brain function. He found that eating half a stick of butter every day shaved 30 milliseconds off his time to solve the problems. Does butter…


Gordon Bell on MyLifeBits

September 19, 2010

At the last Bay Area QS Show&Tell meetup, Gordon Bell gave a candid, engaging talk on his MyLifeBits project. He showed pictures from his SenseCam that takes a picture every 20 seconds while he’s wearing it and contributes to the 1 GB of data he generates every month. Watch the controversy below that emerged when Gordon speculated that if…


The Inspiring Story of Sophia

September 6, 2010

Karen Herzog and Richard Sachs of Sophia’s Garden and Valley Design Group were the last to speak. They stood before a hushed audience at the last Bay Area QS Show&Tell, telling the incredible, moving story of their late daughter Sophia. Sophia had Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, a rare lysosomal storage disease. Karen and Richard coordinated…


Arithmetic and Butter

August 17, 2010

A guest post by Seth Roberts in response to his talk “Arithmetic and Butter” based on his self-experimentation with eating butter and math performance.


Bay Area QS Show&Tell #15 – Recap

August 13, 2010

It was a standing-room-only, energized gathering at Microsoft on Wednesday evening. Over 140 people came out to listen, connect, and discuss lifelogging at our biggest QS Show&Tell meetup to date!


Bill Jarrold on Productivity Tracking

July 31, 2010

When am I most productive? Bill Jarrold asked himself this question and showed us his answer at the most recent Bay Area QS Show&Tell. He did an analysis of his command line logs and charted how many UNIX commands he issues by hour of the day. What Bill found was that 3 pm was his…