Looking Outward : Joel’s Monitoring Tools

Tools to monitor oneself:

Text Analysis : So last year I did a some basic analysis of my sms messages for concepts III. It was a basic python script that blooped out csv data of texts sent by friend and usages of certain words over time (ex, ex). There were a few interesting discoveries but I feel there is still much potential here. I would want to use and iPhone extractor and add on the past year to this data set, then combine it with other interesting variables such as daly calendar, time of day, day of week, etc.

Internet Usage: Exporting google chrome history data, lots and lots of information here.
Data is stored here “~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/History” and will use some open source manager like sql http://www.razorsql.com/download.html to read.


Key Logger http://aobo.cc/ : Why have some of the data when you can have all of the data? I would install a key-logger on my computer. Essentially the most encompassing measurement of my life. Everything I message (fb or imessage), search or google will be available for analysis. Wait, this sounds very intrusive…