Archive for April, 2007

Logging My Life

| April 21st, 2007

Gordon Bell has been recording every bit of his life for the past seven years. His custom-designed software, “MyLifeBits” saves everything it can, from every email he sends and receives, every document he types, every chat session he engages in, every Web page he surfs. The advantages of such a software are obvious: total recall. It gives one the ability to search ones life for any reference of a person/thing.

Inspired by it I have decided to start logging my life as well. As of now its restricted to only my online life as I do not have resources like the SenseCam. The data collected in this process could be used in numerous ways: total recall, recommendations, predictions, and so on. As Peter Norvig says, “Its about the data and not the algorithm”.

Head over to the Life Logger project page, where I am documenting how I have been logging my life along with tools and algorithms for aggregating and analyzing such data.

Happy logging :-)

Click here for the Life Logger Project homepage

Google Developer Day

| April 14th, 2007

I was hoping to attend the Google Developer Day 2007 at their Bangalore office this May. But it seems that this time we’ll (Indians) have to settle for the webcast. When asked that why India wasn’t chosen to host this event, this is what Google had to say:

We do not have the proper event planning resources in the Bangalore office to support an event such as this. However, we are webcasting the US general session and one of the main conference tracks. We’re also video recording the event and will be posting it online after the event.

Darn! There goes my chance of tasting the sumptuous Google food.