Today I’m starting the #100dayproject - over the next 3.3 months, I’ll be creating a visual representation of the past decade of my #quantifiedself data. I usually make zines of my data as an “annual report” each year, but I’m overflowing with data that hasn’t made it into the zines. If you have anything you’d like to see, let me know. #100daysofQS . . Colophon: Data collected using Foursquare Swarm and Google Calendar. State outline images by Alexander Skowalsky from the noun project, used via Creative Commons license. . #quantifiedself#qs#dataviz#data#selfreport#graphs#charts#travel#usstates
I'm about to live test a crazy new feature on my website, right as I'm getting on a plane for 10 hours with no internet. Hopefully I don't break my site with this! With any luck, in a few minutes, you'll be able to visit https://aaronparecki.com/checkins and see my flight status updating live! It should show a map with my plane's location, updating continuously for the next 10 hours.
Got stuck in a research hole looking for a new laptop/travel bag. Can't quite find anything that fits all my requirements though. Must be able to fit the following:
• Laptop: 7.75" x 11" • Keyboard: 5.5" x 15.25" • Headphones: flattens to 6.5"x7.5"x1.5" or collapses to 6.5"x5"x3" • Kindle, notebooks: 5"x7" • DSLR: 3.5" x 4.5" x 6" • Battery: 3.5" x 6.5" x .75" • Various wires and cords
For reference, I can currently fit everything in my small Tumi sling bag, except the keyboard sticks out the top by an inch and so I can't zip up the compartment. That bag would be perfect if it were just a little taller.
I want something that doesn't *look* like a backpack, and is nice enough looking to carry in a semi-professional setting. Most backpacks with two straps are too casual looking, and most of the one-strap slings are too small. More zippers are generally good, since I tend to carry lots of little things that would all get lost in a single compartment.
The only ones I've found so far that are close are: