Today's prompt from the January meme is from David MacIver. In October, I gave a keynote talk at PyCode Conference with the title How do Vampires Use the Internet? It was about how fan communities use, repurpose and create technology, and I used my own home fandom of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles as the source for a lot of my examples. The slides are here. I'd really love to share a video of the talk, but it hasn't yet been published online.
This entry is part of a loose series of posts about (mostly) software tools I use to make my life better. Quantified Self is a slightly odd fit in that regard: a lot of the data I collect on myself is not currently analysed in any useful way, and I'm not certain that some of it even can be. Content note: exercise, weight, eating habits.
In which I cheat — a meaningless word in this context — and do not actually follow the post prompt for today.
After the last post here, I ruefully tweeted that my early New Year's resolution is to blog about other topics than how bad I am at blogging. To that end, I've decided to try writing a short post every day based on a prompt (starting with the ones here, so long as they're any good). Today's is very easy: to write about three blog posts I've read and loved this week, and encourage you to read them.
This post is a companion piece to one I wrote a while ago, on software tools for getting rid of unnecessary bits of information, which are drains on your attention. Here, I'm going to talk about some tools I like using to keep track of the information I do want. (I might write a third post in the future, about quantified self tools.) These are three of my favourite things on the internet and I thoroughly recommend all of them.