A few good reads: tech and policy

Tech PillPack presorts and datestamps your medications. SpaceX rocket launches cost less than 1/4 as much as traditional ULA launches.   Diversity in tech The results of this entrepreneur’s clothing A/B testing jive with my anecdotal experience in tech: dressing traditionally feminine gets you dismissed, but dressing edgy but not quite on the prowl captures attention and loyalty. Read more about A few good reads: tech and policy[…]

A few good reads

Startup and career Thrive15: training, mentoring, and more for aspiring entrepreneurs Some solid interview advice from a friend of mine An old but interesting article on password strength models, focused on the zxcvbn metric   Data analytics and visualization PourOver: a JavaScript library from the New York Times focused on fast filtering and sorting of large collections Read more about A few good reads[…]

Tracking Sleep via Movements: Misfit Shine and Withings Pulse

Over the summer, my Fitbit tracker (from before they split into multiple products) gave up the ghost. I decided it was time to explore the movement tracking space. First I participated in Phyode‘s W/Me Kickstarter, but that’s a topic for another post. More recently, I bought a Misfit Shine, followed by a Withings Pulse.  This Read more about Tracking Sleep via Movements: Misfit Shine and Withings Pulse[…]

Quantified Self 2013 conference report

On 10-11 October I attended Quantified Self 2013 in San Francisco.  This post is long, so I’ve broken it into sections:    Themes: recurring ideas at the conference    Fun quotes and one-line takeaways: to give conceptual flavor    Want!: devices and services I want to try    Shine: my Misfit Shine got some attention Read more about Quantified Self 2013 conference report[…]