A personal history of tracking people on websites

This is me trying to figure out why. In the earlier days of the web—that I remember—we all used counter scripts. I don’t know where they came from, but every place that hosted sites seemed to also have a cgi-bin directory. If you were lucky, you could find some sort of count.cgi script written in… Continue reading A personal history of tracking people on websites

Tracking Your Heart Rate Via Webcam

I remember being fascinated by the Eulerian Video Magnification work when some of the videos were being spread around, so I was excited to see the Webcam Pulse Detector project pop up on Quantified Self as I was scrolling through some missed feeds this morning. It didn’t seem too difficult to setup for somebody with some linux… Continue reading Tracking Your Heart Rate Via Webcam