Archive for May, 2013

28 May, 2013 20:15

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Eating dinner. A salad of lettuce, broccoli slaw, seaweed, spaghetti sauce, diet Mountain Dew and coffee


27 May, 2013 19:39

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Playing bejeweled and listening to Atlas Shrugged while finishing up making kale chips

25 May, 2013 19:38

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Watching 2 broke girls while googling pictures of Kat Denning (lead actress) and taking whole chicken out of the oven

24 May, 2013 19:40

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Taking the scenic route from SJ to PA in Arion’s car, listening to So Low by Self.

24 May, 2013 03:36

Friday, May 24th, 2013

23 May, 2013 03:48

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

DTL! Dance (Central), Tanning (gradual self tanning lotion after shower), Laundry

22 May, 2013 03:40

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Taking a break from emails and reading and appointments while Arion works on fixing the entire Internet (subjectively. In reality, setting up wifi)

21 May, 2013 03:49

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Holding the cornbread and chicken arion got from whole foods because he was too tired to wait for food to be cooked, on the way from his place to mine.

20 May, 2013 03:40

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Dance Central 3. First time since Europe

Quantified Self Amsterdam 2013 (Frontiers in Self-Tracking – Slides)

Monday, May 20th, 2013


We are just back from a whirlwind trip to Amsterdam for the Global Quantified Self Conference, followed by a tour of Italy (Naples, Capri, Sorrento, Solerno, Amalfi… pizza).

It was awesome to speak the the QS plenary on medicine. In "Frontiers of Self-Tracking," in order to demonstrate the blurred lines between medical tools and self-tracking tools, I tried to represent some of the hidden gems and surprisingly high tech items that are now or will soon be available to self-trackers.

I’m attaching my slides here, for anyone who wants to take a look. Got questions, suggested tools, or comments? Please share below!

v3 11-May-2013 Eri QS Amsterdam.pptx

19 May, 2013 03:38

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Re selling some shoes on eBay and eating some peanuts I brought back from Amsterdam

17 May, 2013 20:28

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Didn’t have my phone on me while walking around during our last night in Amsterdam. So, here’s a recap.

We went to Albert Heijn, the grocery store chain, while I spent too long looking for "chowkolatte" and "kauwfi" as gifts and in my epic European search of non-dairy creamer and Arion noted that they had an entire aisle dedicated to "s-o-w-c-e".

Then to De Laatste Kruimel (The Last Crumb –, a badass bakery in Rembrandt Square, where I ordered traditional Dutch Apple pie and Arion the bread pudding made of chocolate croissant/french toast/gelatin/berries and a savory bread pudding with meat and cheese.

Then the bar Kitchen & Bar Van Rijn (, which I wanted to go to because it had TV screens only for showing Rembrandt portraits, where we ordered a Dutch Martini and a Kasteel Donker beer, plus pommes frites (with mayo) and sliced, cold sausages with pickled onions and pickled onion mustard of sorts.

Then, back to Hotel Casa 400 with lots of leftovers!

17 May, 2013 12:10

Friday, May 17th, 2013

At the Italian bar, Gambrinus, on our last night in Italy. Gimlet for Arion, whiskey for Adam that he saw on a documentary, and zabaglione for Alex (egg yolk with a spoon of sugar, sweet vermouth, and coffee). Pepsi lite for me. On our way to find Sauce and pasta. Mostly sauce.

15 May, 2013 18:56

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Just arrived in Solerno to B&B Mini Hotel. Great service. Finally have wifi so am uploading all the previous 836ers

15 May, 2013 18:55

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

In Capri now. The Isle of. Hotel Weber Ambassador. Beautiful. Relaxing, listening to Ayne Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

15 May, 2013 18:52

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

In Naples now. Hotel Zara. Everyone hated but me. Met Gollum the Night Manager. Headed to the main plaza and pizza near the Nuovo Marina

15 May, 2013 18:50

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Post-QS talk, finishing up a dinner of Peruvian metze with friends Alex, Adam, Arion, Raj, Robin and Jon

15 May, 2013 18:49

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

At the Amsterdam “CVS” buying a Dutch protein bar and an eyelash curler

9 May, 2013 18:42

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

At a Starbucks in Amsterdam Centraal, enjoying free wifi, filter coffee and chocolate and working on my talk for QS, thinking about “health journeys”

9 May, 2013 18:40

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Day before – on a plane from SFO to AMS, watching what I call a movie of people on an airplane watching 36 screens

8 May, 2013 03:38

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Trying to fix the sole of my shoe by filling a hole with candlewax, While eating green beans, egg whites, and salmon.

7 May, 2013 03:39

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

At BioCurious board meeting, looking over pending comments to our site

6 May, 2013 04:14

Monday, May 6th, 2013

In San Jose. Checking my Walgreens receipt for accuracy. Pte trip items for immune support. Zinc, Ester C, probiotics.

5 May, 2013 03:43

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Just took some Brussels sprouts and radishes I made (and a warmed up Safeway rotisserie chicken out of the oven to eat with Arion

4 May, 2013 03:39

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

My flight from Phoenix to Oakland is delayed and I’m texting with Alex and Alex about care of Ender. Alex G is with him, saying “as penalty I’m going to wear your groovy shades for the next two hours”

3 May, 2013 03:41

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Just got to the Chinese cultural center in Phoenix. Chillzin with my parents, sister Millie and bro in law Basel

2 May, 2013 03:37

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Parents playing blackjack, basketball game on mute

1 May, 2013 03:38

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Helping Arion and Josh unpack and arrange their new apartment