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Hack yourself – self knowlege through numbers

"The Quantified Self is a collaboration of users and tool makers who share an interest in self knowledge through self-tracking. We exchange information about our personal projects, the tools we use, tips we've gleaned, lessons we've learned. We blog, meet face to face, and collaborate online."

This site gives that warm feeling of finding friends in a warm café after a long chilly November walk. There are great videos from the show-and-tells on Vimeo.

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Free: The Future of a Radical Price

I train endurance riding which means long hours in the saddle, mainly at a brisk walk. Often I take the opportunity of so much uninterupted time listen to an ebook or a podcast. Yesterday I downloaded Chris Andersons Free: The Future of a Radical Price and found him a wonderfully entertaining companion. The book has received criticism for being heavily wikipedia researched and maybe it shows in the print version but hardly in the audio version. Chris reads it well and I find myself chuckling frequently. He entertains and is thought-provoking. Highly recommended!

(Chris Anderson is editor of chief of Wired magazine. He was U.S. business editor at The Economist. He began his career at the two premier science journals Science and Nature. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from George Washington University and studied Quantum Mechanics and Science Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.)

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Project HH1 – Low Blood Sugar Alert Device

Peter Semmelhack is building an open source low blood sugar alert device. It is built on the premise that low blood glucose levels will increase heart rate which can be picked up and transmittet to a pulse meter with an alarm.

Image courtesy of Jakob Suckale and Michele Solimena.