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“Every Day Of My Life” by Marcin Ignac

Every Day Of My Life is a visualization of Marcin Ignac’s computer usage statistics from the last 2.5 years and presented at the Click festival in Helsingør. Each line represents one day and each colorful block is the most foreground app running at the given moment. Black areas are periods when his computer is not turned on. Seeping patterns (or lack of them) and time of holidays and travel (longer gaps) can be therefore easily identified.

Data is also separated by Keyboard hits (yellow) or Mouse clicks (red) and presented in single colour. All data was gathered using Tapper – a small OSX app logging application usage written by Dean McNamee and later visualized by Marcin using Plask environment.

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See also selfspy, a daemon for Unix/X11 and Mac OS X, that continuously monitors and stores what you are doing on your computer. (via @mariuswatz)