5 Million Calories Later
I left eBay last June to focus on my own project in the nutrition and health space. I am now at the 6 month mark—as good a time as any to have a brief look back.
No More Calorie Counting
Last month, I talked at the NY Quantified Self Meetup about how I replaced calorie counting with a machine learning algorithm that learns about my diet over time. This is a recording of the presentation, along with an edited transcript.
Nutrition, Quantified Self, and Machine Learning
I have been tracking what I eat since September 2013. 22 months and counting. More than 3,000 entries. 230 espressos. Throughout that process, I learned a ton about what works and what doesn't when it comes to logging food.
Ask “Do You Like X?”, Not “What Do You Like?”
I recently sat in a user testing session for a project I am working on at eBay. This new product initially prompted participants to add their interests (e.g., handbags, comic books) to a list. This task turned out to be more difficult than we anticipated.
The Strange Case of Ellis v. City of Grand Rapids
While reading about the Constitution of the United States, I stumbled upon the following case. In 1966, the city of Grand Rapids demanded that a landowner sell his property to a Catholic hospital based on the Preamble of the Constitution.
3 Things I Believe
I have been working in the Web industry for more than 5 years—3 startups, 2 countries, 1 acquisition—but until now I never took the time to write down what I believe in (professionally, at least).