personal-data

Ways to Explore Personal Data After Someone Dies

Image by Kenny Louie Bill Coberly is a writer whose Father recently died unexpectedly.  He describes some of the issues which arise when a family member has an unplanned death in a recent article he wrote. He discusses many issues encountered after his death but discovers something that puzzles him with regards to preservation. What should he …

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Thoughts on Building a Lifetime Personal Data Collection App

Challenges and Goals Creating an application designed to be a central repository to store and display our life’s collection of personal data is a monumental task. Having to factor in the ability to integrate external and cloud based data sources, that will most likely change over time, in addition to our local data makes it …

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Create Personal Data Visualitzations and Insights with Gyroscope

Last year Anand Sharma created a website that had stunningly beautiful real-time visualization of his personal activity data. He later when on to provide technical details regarding how we built the site and later announced that he was working to bring this as a service to the public called Gyroscope. As of last week they …

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TicTrac is a Great Personal Data Aggregation Dashboard and Reporting Service

The idea of aggregating data from disparate sources is a common issue on the internet and the search for doing this with social services was the impetus for this blog. I started to see this phenomenon become an issue for the quantified self community as more devices and services for tracking became available. I’ve seen …

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