Day 0 – Everyman3 started – without any preparation
OK, maybe I should have prepared at least mentally a bit, but on the other hand: Why? I am surely motivated to have another go. So without further ado I jumped right into the next polyphasic cycle after not even thinking about the whole topic for more than a year. Kind of crazy, but exciting anyways. Continue reading
OK. First day on Freeman / SPAMAYL is over and I must admit I was quite tired – not have been so tired once on everyman3.
And as I feared: I have problems with this “free” schedule – namely I just forget to nap.
Here is the first chart which was taken from the brand new app:
Hooray! The very first usable version of the uberman tracking app is online!
Great you think? Where can I get it? Hah. This is only for me alone! I will tell nobody!
No, serious now: As murphy is always right, I became very busy over the last two days and could not finish the thing on time, so I just pumped out a “quick’n dirty” solution for me to use with my current Freeman schedule (which I started tonight). It just lets me track naps and “level of tiredness” with my mobile phone with just one click…
I had a discussion with my wife regarding the “List of sleepyheads” feature I talked about in one of my last posts.
We further developed the idea. What about strengthening the community aspect of this app in general? And introducing some play elements while we are at it? Or would this be counterproductive with regards to our more serious scientific goals?
Just had an idea while taking a shower (I always have ideas there), which I want to share with you and ask your opinion.
It concerns the problem of oversleeping, i.e. not getting up from a nap right after the alarm rings. I think one problem for most polyphasers is, that we are doing this thing alone. Some of us blog of course.
But at the very moment you have to leave your bed, nobody is there and nobody really cares if you just close your eyes (for just one more minute of course).
Well imagine how the situation would change, if you would be under public surveillance and even be subject to (slight) humilation if you are weak and cannot resist oversleeping? Sounds like a funny and helpful community feature for the app.
Well after the rebuke from Silvio in the comments section yesterday AND the arrival of my brand new ZEO Sleep Manager I was quite motivated to stop overextending the nightly nap and behold – I did it.
Since I keep getting asked as to what tools I use to write this and whether fellow coders can contribute or extend the app, I painted a little diagram that hopefully makes things clearer. This is just a very high level diagram of the components.
OK. Sunday. The kids were staying with grandpa this afternoon. I am on a healthy second day of everyman-3 schedule. The perfect time to push the uberman project forward.
I should have no time at all for this. I have to work on three other projects right now, all of which are (slightly) behind schedule. But I simply cannot resist. I WANT THIS NOW.
OK. Instead of working, I just set up a little database with what I would think to be the minimum of data to collect in the uberman-tracking-app-to-be.