Archive for December, 2011

HUD for runners for whom the smart phone isn’t smart enough – Love this concept (from Ocean Obser…

From: Plus Public Activity Feed for Joseph Tame
December 31, 2011 at 05:25PM

HUD for runners for whom the smart phone isn't smart enough – Love this concept (from Ocean Observations)


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Best viewed in HD! The "nerdglasses" made meaningful! Even though the smartphone and services like Runkeeper and Nike+ have transformed our training into something more social and made it easier to track our progress, a smartphone on the arm, or in the hand, while exercising is still a quite awkward situation. While these services are more focused on the post workout experience, we have created a concept which can make the actual running, skiing, biking or other workouts more meaningful and fun, using the Gosta glasses. The name is a tribute to former Swedish runner Gösta Holmér, the inventor of Fartlek. A type of interval training.


Google Plus to WordPress via ifttt I’ve not been too active on Google+ of late. One of those mont…

From: Plus Public Activity Feed for Joseph Tame
December 31, 2011 at 11:46AM

Google Plus to WordPress via ifttt

I've not been too active on Google+ of late. One of those months when life has taken over, leaving little time to document it. My intention to do daily updates from LeWeb'11 was edged out by more pressing needs – such as ensuring that the iRun was working. (In the end I opted for a series of Audioboo updates, which enabled me to document a lot more, in relatively little time).

One reason I haven't been so active on Google+ is that Facebook is working well for me when it comes to short updates, photos and so forth. I get a fair bit of feedback on most posts – it makes it feel worthwhile, and thus diminishes the 'need' to post either on G+ or my blog.

However, whatever I post on Facebook is limited to being on facebook – and I would prefer to have it on my own site. That's one reason I've been looking forward to G+ releasing a proper API, allowing for my data to flow exactly where I want it to flow.

In the meantime, I've discovered (If This Then That) . I love it. I've set it up to post my instagram photos to flickr, to share my Google Reader starred items on Twitter, and allegedly to post my Public Google+ updates on my WordPress site – which I'm now testing with this post.

I've never had much luck with autopost-to-wordpress services, they always seem a bit temperamental.

One thing I'm curious about is the blog title – where's it going to get that from? Well, I guess all will be revealed in about 15 minutes from now at

In other new-service news, I've just started using Insync – syncs your Google docs with your desktop. Impressed, I bought 200GB of Google storage and moved my entire photo collection (about 34,000 images, JPEG only, excluding all the RAW files) into that folder on my Mac, meaning that I will finally have a cloud-based storage solution for them too (I use a 100GB Dropbox account for all other docs, and Evernote for the little bits and pieces).

Anyhow, best post this and see what happens.

Put the internet to work for you.


It’s back! #iRun

Audio Diary: Switzerland, LeWeb’11, the UK and what it means to me

Having been documenting my life since the age of ten, I find it painful when substantial, meaningful chunks slip through the recording apparatus (whether that be a blog, videos, or other means).

This trip to Europe may indeed prove to be a real turning point for me. For that reason I decided to document in the form that suits me best right now – a series of 5-minute audio recordings.


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Boxing Day