Experiments in Lifelogging, Part 9: Announcing it

I realise it's been a while since I wrote about my lifelogging experiments, so let me assure you that I'm still doing it. My defective Narrative Clip was swiftly replaced (thanks for the smooth handling, Narrative!). I've only "lost" a week and putting on the Clip whenever I leave the house has become second nature. I get a lot of routine shots, e.g. of the way to work, and the occasional remarkable one. The most interesting photos usually come from non-usual events.

A little over a week ago, I attended the annual ACCU conference in Bristol, UK. This is a 4-day conference for software developers that I've been going to for the last 12 years or so. In other words, it's a familiar audience. So I thought I'd see how they react to me announcing that I'm wearing a camera.


Experiments in Lifelogging, Part 8: It's dead, Jim

Well, that was some rather short-lived fun. Last Wednesday, I came home from our local PHP user group meet-up and plugged the Narrative Clip into my computer, as usual. It uploaded the photos and then, as has happened before, I forgot about it and put the computer to sleep. So I found it hanging from the back of my iMac in the morning, unplugged it and went to work. When I plugged it into my computer at work, the Narrative Uploaded didn't recognise the Clip.

I tried a few things (unplugging and replugging cable and Clip, restarting the uploader), but no dice. I also noticed that the LEDs on the Clip didn't light up when it was plugged in or when I double-tapped it. Oh dear.


Experiments in Lifelogging, Part 7: Travelling without a computer

I found myself going to two trips recently: A weekend in Brussels and a week in Paris. I don't have a laptop any more; all I take with me is my iPad. But you can't download your photos from a Narrative Clip to an iPad.


Experiments in Lifelogging, Part 6: Photo overload - some suggestions for the Narrative app

After two months of wearing the Narrative Clip, lots of footage of my life is starting to pile up. The point has been reached where the restrictions of the Narrative app are starting to become apparent - and quite a bit of a nuisance, too.


Experiments in Lifelogging, Part 5: Low-light conditions

Lifelogging is all about capturing those important and exciting moments in your life. Going to a concert certainly qualifies as such a moment. So I was very curious how good the Narrative Clip would work in such a situation. Incidentally, I had two concerts coming up within a few days and they were very different.