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The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast – Discussing Data Overload, Quantifying Aging, Electrostimulation, and More

by Bob • September 3, 2017
in Media / Speaking

I had a great time appearing on the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast, consistently one of the top-ranked health and fitness podcasts in the world. Ben is one of the most influential people in the fitness and wellness space, a human performance expert, and a New York Times bestselling author. On his show Ben and I cover a variety of quantified self ... [ Read more ]
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Quantifying My Personality Type

by Bob • September 3, 2017
in Experiments, Mind, Tech

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) seeks to quantify a person’s personality type through a psychometric questionnaire. (source: Wikipedia) They classify an individual into one of 16 possible personality types, based on the following parameters: As they explain: “The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to ... [ Read more ]
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What “Moves” Me – Visualizing 2 weeks of Passive Location Tracking

by Bob • September 3, 2017
in Data / Analytics, Tech

I’ve recently started incorporating an application called Moves into my self-tracking arsenal. As an app, Moves only does just one thing, but does it well – it runs in the background on your smartphone and passively tracks your location 24/7. It has no social sharing functionality, gamification, or bloated features. You can look at a timeline of your day and ... [ Read more ]
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Quantifying the Thrill of Gambling – My Day at the Belmont Stakes

by Bob • September 3, 2017
in Data / Analytics, Experiments, Lifestyle

Each year on a Saturday in early summer I dust off my seersucker suit and attend the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. This year, while having my Sunday morning Bulletproof Coffee and exporting data off my Basis B1, I realized I had unintentionally captured a data points that could quantify my day of gambling at ... [ Read more ]