I'm wrapping up my 2014 summer vacation today, with regular work resuming tomorrow. Before I found myself wrapped up in the daily minutia, I figured that I would record a quick recap with impressions of the places visited.
I implemented two new features earlier today to kill some time. The URL Content Tracker is an extremely unsexy, but very useful tool that periodically goes through a list of URLs and sends me an e-mail when the destination's content has changed since the last check. The second tool is called Geospatial Presence and uses data collected from Purple Robot on my smartphone to generate a heat map of where I've been over an unspecified period in the past.
The public website is largely complete and now live for everyone. However, the accessible portions of this site are just the tip of a larger iceberg that is an intentional effort to test whether Doug Engelbart's bootstrapping strategy can be applied on an individual basis to create better technology creators.
My high school alma mater was kind enough to invite me to deliver the commencement address to the graduating class of 2014. This speech is a version of what I ultimately delivered. (Doesn't include Apple ad-libbing and may also include some typos that were fixed between writing and delivery.)