Digital Sources that Inform the Reconstruction of my Days

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A look at the sources I use to catch up my daily blog entries when I get behind. Presented at SpeedCon 2012. #speedcon

A look at the sources I use to catch up my daily blog entries when I get behind. Presented at SpeedCon 2012. #speedcon

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  • Or any other day last week that wasn’t a significant day, like Election Day?If you’re like me, you [hit enter].[Hit enter] But why would you want to know, you might ask?
  • A little over 10 years ago now, I started a LiveJournal blog. The first thing on the very first entry that I felt compelled to do was to let people know that I do know how to spell affirmation.
  • Challenged by a pedant when I made a statement like…I now say it like this instead…And that nuance is important, because… [Hit enter]
  • And hence the catching up and wondering what I did on a certain day in the somewhat recent past…Recently, during the process of catching up my blog, I did a little… [Hit enter]
  • I thought about, at a very high level, the ways that I express myself in my blog, which are:They’re in order of magnitude of use, so mostly text, images next most popular, few videos, and these are really the only three
  • Google search example: I went to a restaurant that day and I want to get a description of the menu item I ate there to include
  • All I have on Nov 8 is that taste test.Pay no attention to those “drink with Myra,” “drink with Steve,” and “drink with the boys” entries earlier in the month.
  • Something you should know about me:I ride the bus to work most of the time – most often the Wolfline, less so the CAT bus, and every blue moon I drive inWhen I ride the bus, I often write a little “vignette” (or comment at a minimum) about something I observe on the bus, and I refer to them as #BuscapdesWhen I ride the bus I almost ALWAYS “check in” on Facebook when I get on the bus, and I don’t check in without some kind of quip or quote.
  • Something else you should know about me:I pay everything that I can by credit card, because I get frequent flyer points for chargesI have enough discipline to do that and pay off my bill monthly. I never pay finance charges.
  • I almost always check in on Facebook during my lunch walks when I take them, and I often include a picture with some kind of comment about it as well.
  • A couple of things you should know about me and exercise:I’m at the tail end of a commitment to walk every day of the year for at least 30 minutes. I’ve only missed 23 days, due to knee surgery I had in March, out of the 321 days that have passed so far this year. I almost always check-in before I enter the gym, otherwise what’s the use of working out?I always post a quip or quote with my check-in.After my walk and gym workouts, I record what I did in an app called DailyBurn.
  • Further down in the entry is my walk recording
  • So, back to that day’s blog entry and VOILA! The mystery is solved. A “close-enough” accounting of my day.
  • The physical sources
  • The virtual sources
  • The “content warehouse” sources

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  • 1. Digital Sources that Informthe Reconstruction of my Days John Martin Technical Communicator NC State University nematome@gmail.com
  • 2. Tell „em what you‟re gonna tell „emWhy I‟m interested in reconstructing my daysWhat about my days I reconstruct when I doWhat sources I use to reconstruct themReconstructing November 8, 2012What are the implications and what is the future ofreconstruction?
  • 3. What did you do Mondaylast ? No idea!
  • 4. In the beginning… dailyafirmation.livejournal.com
  • 5. Communicative purposeCreative writing outletA daily diary Capture observations Physical Intellectual Preserve memories Movies Theater Lectures Writings Travel
  • 6. Creative writing entriesThree Things I Think, Do, or Feel Even Though I KnowThey Are Irrational...
  • 7. Daily diary entriesMorning Transportation Work highlightsLunch Where/who Eat / WalkAfternoon Work highlightsEvening Dinner The gym Stayed in / went out / attended an event
  • 8. Thursday, November 8, 2012I caught the Wolfline in to work, and my only meeting today was ourweekly INS Working Team Meeting in the afternoon, which waspretty productive.At lunch time, I walked over to Schaub Hall for a turkey bacontaste-testing, about which Im going to do a public posting, and forwhich I received a $20 Target gift card. On the way there, I wasstruck by rows and rows of flags that had been put out on the lawnin front of Witherspoon in advance of Veterans Day this weekend.I walked back to DH Hill, where I caught a bus down to the BellTower and then walked over to Harris Teeter, bought some coffee,and walked back to my office, getting a nice, long walk in for lunch.After work, I went to the gym, where I did 200 crunches−100 upperabs, 100 lower abs, and all with 20 pounds of weights on themachine. I followed that up with an upper body workout.I got to Bobs at about 8:15, where we ate popcorn and Raisinets,and watched a movie.
  • 9. ♫ Memories… Sometimes Dim in the Corner of my Mind ♫ 8 years, 10 months ago “I haven‟t missed a day of blogging in 8 years and 10 months”
  • 10. ♫ Memories… Sometimes Dim in the Corner of my Mind ♫ 8 years, 10 months ago “I haven‟t missed a day of blogging in 8 years and 10 months” “I have a blog entry for every day in the last 8 years and 10 months.” Sometimes I get behind
  • 11. Mediums of expressionTextImageVideoAudio An unwritable sentence (.wav, 4 seconds) Rap (.wav, 54 seconds) Jeane Wells Perry‟s Eulogy (.mp3, 10 minutes)
  • 12. Physical places where I save crapiPhoneiPod TouchHome Mac laptopHome Windows desktopWork Mac laptopWork Windows desktopDigital cameraSticky notes In my walletReceipts In my pocketsComplimentary hotel pads In my laptop bag
  • 13. Virtual places where I save crapLiveJournal web interfaceLiveJournal Semagic clientNotes app on the iPhone and iPod TouchNotepad on WindowsTextWrangler or TextEdit on MacCamera Roll app on iPhoneEmailDropbox (iPhone, Windows & Mac desktops and laptops)
  • 14. Content “warehouses”Personal Google calendarWork Google calendarFacebookDailyBurnCredit card statementGoogle search
  • 15. Reconstructing my day… Thursday, November 8, 2012
  • 16. What was on my personal calendar?
  • 17. What was on my work calendar?
  • 18. Were there any notes on my phone?
  • 19. Were they any photos on my phone?
  • 20. How did I get to work?
  • 21. Did I eat lunch out?
  • 22. Did I get a lunch walk in?
  • 23. Did I get to the gym tonight?
  • 24. What did I do at the gym?
  • 25. Thursday, November 8, 2012I caught the Wolfline in to work, and my only meeting today was ourweekly INS Working Team Meeting in the afternoon, which waspretty productive.At lunch time, I walked over to Schaub Hall for a turkey bacontaste-testing, about which Im going to do a public posting, and forwhich I received a $20 Target gift card. On the way there, I wasstruck by rows and rows of flags that had been put out on the lawnin front of Witherspoon in advance of Veterans Day this weekend.I walked back to DH Hill, where I caught a bus down to the BellTower and then walked over to Harris Teeter, bought some coffee,and walked back to my office, getting a nice, long walk in for lunch.After work, I went to the gym, where I did 200 crunches−100 upperabs, 100 lower abs, and all with 20 pounds of weights on themachine. I followed that up with an upper body workout.I got to Bobs at about 8:15, where we ate popcorn and Raisinets,and watched a movie.
  • 26. In summary…
  • 27. A number of disparate sources inform the reconstruction of my days…
  • 28. A number of disparate sources inform the reconstruction of my days…
  • 29. A number of disparate sources inform the reconstruction of my days…
  • 30. A number of disparate sources inform the reconstruction of my days…
  • 31. Broader questions…How did I get to this multimedia, multigadget place?How many more disparate devices and sources will I bedrawing from in 5 years?What‟s a good balance between documenting your lifeand living your life?If I can reconstruct my days like this, can‟t: Advertisers? A stalker? The police? Wait for it…
  • 32. Broader questions…How did I get to this multimedia, multigadget place?How many more disparate devices and sources for datawill I be drawing from in 5 years?What‟s a good balance between documenting your lifeand living your life?If I can reconstruct my days like this, can‟t: Advertisers? A stalker? The police? You?
  • 33. Thank you!Broader questions that come to your mind?Questions for me about anything? Headache