Notes from Quantified Self Toronto, October 27, 2010

Bits from the meetup: automated tracking of computer activity, for aggregated health self-reporting of conditions and treatments, and the oddly popular desire for a statistical silver bullet that will crunch your data and tell you what’s potentially interesting about you, instead of you coming up with questions and designing proper experiments. This makes me think about t-tests and how you can do too many tests for significance (PDF). Intentional experiments may be slower, but I think they’re worth it.

Anyway, here are the notes!

I took these notes using Microsoft OneNote 2007 on a Lenovo X61T tablet. I then exported the graphics to the Gimp, did a little bit of editing, and uploaded them to Gallery2 on my blog. See my other sketch-related blog posts, or check out my other sketches in the gallery.

  • Arjen

    Nice to see you posted this already. It really came out quite clearly. I’m not sure how you got my name as Claudio…maybe I look more Italian than I thought(?). But thanks – the portrait is actually pretty good.

  • Sorry about that! Fixed it. =)