On 21 June 2015 I started logging the songs that were stuck in my head as I awoke. 245 songs in 731 days, summarized below! Data limitations and resolutions There are several difficulties that arise with this project. I may be too tired to remember to log. The information may disappear by the time Read more about Waking Songs: 2 years of data[…]
People were surprisingly interested in my Waking Songs project at the Quantified Self conference, so I quickly cobbled together some public-facing materials to share. I’ll be refining it over time. Quick project summary: I have been logging the songs that are stuck in my head as I wake in the mornings.
I’m at the Quantified Self conference in Amsterdam, Day 2 of 2 completed. I covered Day 1 previously. This conference is always so packed with inspiring and thought-provoking talks, breakouts, workshops, office hours, and discussions! It’s difficult to keep track, summarize, or highlight. But I’ll do what I can! Personal note: not everyone took a free uBiome Read more about QS17 Day 2[…]
I’m at the Quantified Self conference in Amsterdam, Day 1 of 2 completed. uBiome gave us free kits! What is Quantified Self? This year the Quantified Self Institute proposed a working definition that I feel is concise and captures the spirit of the community: Quantified Self is personal discovery through everyday science. This seems Read more about QS17[…]
My various spammy callers have recently taken to leaving voicemails that don’t say anything—either complete silence or the sound of people chattering in the background (I got curious and listened to a couple). IIRC the law prohibits callers from leaving automated messages, but it would be awfully hard to prove these are automated even if Read more about Spammy callers escalating, still not beating Google Voice[…]
Music in my head I’m one of those people who have songs in their head over 20% of the time. It’s rarely a conscious choice. Most often they’re triggered by conversations, because my head is an distracting little lyrics repository. They can be obvious triggers like “I hurt myself today” (which is a terrible time to share Read more about Waking songs[…]