As a latest foray into lifelogging I’ve been playing with a tool called “Moodscope“, a lightweight daily quiz which tracks excursions into positive and negative moods. It appears to be rooted in the established psychometric metric of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS). In short, you take a short quiz, and get back a 0-100 score, with 50 being neutral, >50 being “positive affect” (er, “good mood”), <50 being “negative affect” (“bad mood”). Faced with such a temptation, I couldn’t resist seeing if this was all hooey or if there would be signal in the noise…
Mapping meets microlending, two of my favorite topics! Having previously ranked the quality of Kiva microloan partners (and now, for several months, having used the rankings to steer my own loans), I thought I would do some quick and dirty visualization of the results. As a bonus I’ve churned out some visualizations of worldwide Kiva lending, poverty rates, and the relative penetration of Kiva into the neediest countries in the world. Read more
Another lifelogging experiment with GraphViz-based network mapping, this time on my library of books (sample size 356, managed with the excellent little Mac app Delicious Library 2, notable for its iSight-barcode-scanning magic, and no relation to the social bookmarking service). Read more
- It’s an island chain of twenty six atolls in the Indian Ocean, south of India and west of Sri Lanka.
- We spent a few days there in March 2011. The full photo album is here.
- The cool boat below is called a dhoni.
- My share of jet fuel to get there was comparable in energy content to my entire automobile gasoline consumption for 2010. So much for “ecotourism”.
Well, OK, technically this isn’t a memeogram as I’ve officially defined it, I just borrowed some of the design motif. And it’s of interest to just about no one but me. But on the 8th anniversary of using iTunes, I thought I’d have some fun with my cumulative play counts. Read more