OK. This was a perfect start with regards to discipline and timing. Executed core and all naps exactly as planned. And I also managed to work some on the app… Continue reading
Ah it feels good to be on this trip again
Just as expected the first day was nothing special.
Was a bit tired at 02:00am, and again at 07:00pm but then I get always tired at this time – no matter how much I slept the night before.
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
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…
And I want to log each and every nap with the uberman tracking app. So I really have to be quick about coding within the next two days. But the basic infrastructure (Architecture, Deployment, Unit Tests, Build Server) and core administrative features (User and Role Management) are finished. The beta server is ready as well. Today I will flesh it out a bit, as follows below and release it to the public beta server by tomorrow evening (only IF no customer interferes, which is always possible).
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.
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.