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Hypermap Progress V3 – Redesign

The internet has so much information however instead of liberating people to make better decisions many people just feel overwhelmed.

I have written on this blog in the past about how important I believe it is that people have the ability to make important decisions . This is what has been the motivating force behind Hypermap.

I first started working on this back in 2015. 

After a few aborted attempts, jobs, Antstand I am finnally getting back to work on this.

A Hypermap allows creators to add a curated list of websites to their content as you would add an embed-able youtube video. Once the Hypermap  is created it can be viewed and shared by anyone and anyone can also add their own information and remove unwanted information by creating their own layer over the Hypermap.

See the new working Hypermap below. Embed by pushing the share button and using embed code.

and this one -featuring content filters and a fullscreen icon

PROGRESS SO FAR.............

Completed

  • Modern redesign
  • Works on web and iphone 6
  • Interactive drilldown
  • Embed-able and shareable

Still Outstanding

  • User created content
  • Creation of user layers
  • Data visulaisation
  • Central portal for all Hypermaps
  • Make contents in iframe responsive

If you like the look of this Hypermap and see where this could lead and would like to be a part of this then please contact me through the contact page

Version 6.2
film x-ray human's pelvis and hip joints

Hip Pain

film x-ray human's pelvis and hip joints

Is your hip aching? Try these simple, helpful ways to ease hip pain and get back to living.

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A Weighty Problem

Rest, ice, compression, and elevation can help relieve your hip pain.
You may have been born with two left feet, but when your hip pain acts up, you can relieve the ache the same way dancers do. When members of the Washington Ballet have hip pain, they use a home remedy called the RICE method — this stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation — to relieve the pain and get back to their art form.

Amy Humphrey, DPT, a physical therapist and spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association, works with the Washington Ballet and advises dancers to use home remedies such as RICE when hip pain sidelines them.

5_ice-packsUsing RICE for Hip Pain Relief

Anyone can use the RICE method, whether your goal is to slip on a pair of pointe shoes or a pair of sneakers for a daily walk. Here’s what to do.

Rest. The first thing Humphrey tells her patients is to rest, which means avoiding the activities that cause the pain. “It might mean runners stop running for a week and then start back up at a reduced pace and see how it goes,” Humphrey says. She recommends resting for at least 24 to 48 hours.

In Summary

Applying an ice pack to the area where you’re feeling the pain can reduce inflammation and make your hip feel better. If hip pain is very intense, Humphrey recommends using ice four or five times a day for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. An ice pack can be anything from a plastic baggie filled with ice to a bag of frozen vegetables (peas are great). Wrap a towel around the ice pack to avoid irritating your skin.
Compression. Humphrey uses compression by wrapping a thick Ace bandage around the pelvis and hip.

References

Research Rockets

Research Rockets

I am pretty excited about a new start-up I am involved with called Research Rockets.

It helps people to conduct their own online research by providing a method to separate fact from fiction and display their research graphically in a way that is simple and shareable. It’s like a cross between an info graphic and a mind map and it will be embeddable in blog posts and web pages.

The application is in development and is scheduled to be released in limited Beta in April. More details can be found below

Using the trivium to make better decisions

Research Rockets was born out of a conversation I had last year where I attempted to help some of my family members who had some medical problems. I was talking to my brother, I suggested he might benefit from exploring other treatments. He was nervous about this and suggested that

As we are not experts researching ourselves could be more harmful than helpful.

I didn’t agree with that statement but instead of arguing I decided to take a different tack. I conducted my own research on the subject and then when complete I provided my brother with a map of the information and then talked to him about the method and approach I used to focus on the most relevant and exclude the misleading.  It worked fantastically well and brought us together with a shared way of talking about the subject. That approach was the precursor to what is now called Research Rockets.

Two months later at christmas I found myself in a situation where my employer had mandated two weeks of forced leave but my wife was only able to take three days off. So for one of the two weeks I took myself on a road trip (approx 3000km) in six days , starting boxing day.

My Trip

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Canberra
  • Jindabyne
  • Albury
  • Melbourne

It was on that trip where I worked out the product , the pitch, the business model and the marketing plan for what is now called Research Rockets (and in the process gave my self tennis elbow -which I still have now).

Once I got back I pitched the idea to Kriang (an excellent developer and designer who I met at a startup weekend event in October 2015 ). He agreed to join me in this venture. We are now in the the process of building out the limited alpha version of the software (planned release end of March). Whilst Kriang is working on this I have set up a club to help people with individual research. We hope that by helping people out with their own research we can get some valuable feedback for the business. If you live in Melbourne and are interested in getting to grips with the method before the software goes live then please sign up to the mailing list on the site.

To see more of my articles about managing information, intellectual self defense, and how we can use information to bring more independence into our lives click here