Hacking My Life: Day 6 - Habits
Jan 13, 2015
I haven’t been posting here for a while.
As it turns out, habits are hard to keep. I thought about how to deal with the awkward numbering of this series, and I decided to simply increment the day only when I write a post.
However, I would like to be writing a post every single day. I think writing in this blog is probably a really good habit to have.
Life on Soylent: Part 2
Jan 11, 2015
So there’s something about Soylent that sucks.
No, the taste is okay, it fills you up just fine and near enough as I can tell, I won’t grow a third arm from drinking/eating it.
What sucks is preparing single meals.
When you first order Soylent, you are supplied with everything you need to make either a full day of Soylent or a customizable amount.
This is great, and honestly the problems I’m about to describe aren’t that easy to solve.
Hacking My Life: Day 5 - Arch to the Rescue
Dec 29, 2014
So I wasn’t successful in switching to the Everyman E3 sleep schedule. I’m still curious about it and will probably try again, but I had a full sleep and loved it. I will need to figure out how it’ll affect my work.
Anyways, today’s post is about a dilemma I found myself in earlier today. I had wanted to reinstall my Arch Linux install to get a fresh start, so I booted into Arch via DriveDroid and proceeded to (try) to reinstall it.
Hacking My Life: Day 4
Dec 27, 2014
I’m going to be straight to the point: I’m going to try and switch to the Everyman Sleep Schedule.
This will be achieved by going from “monosleep” to “segmented sleep” (two 3.5 hour core sleeps), to dual core sleep (3.5h + 1.5h + nap) with the midday nap where one of your E3 naps will be. Finally, the transition to full E3 - 3.5 hours, followed by 3x20 minute naps.
Hacking My Life: Day 3
Dec 26, 2014
Having done my Hour of Databases on Khan Academy I decided to finally start the long slog towards filling the gaps in my mathematics education.
About 30 minutes of tearing through the “Early math” section I’ve reached 69% completion and I have 52,111 “energy points”.
Gamification is ridiculously effective, as it turns out. I’m going to aim to do 100,000 points a day, which is about an hour or so at the early levels.
Hacking My Life: Day 2
Dec 25, 2014
Really, this post should be titled Hacking My Life: Day 2 - In Which Benjamin Does a Thing.
Had an excellent Christmas with friends and family, so I’ve been busy most of the day. I did get to lug my Chromebook to and from a lunch/dinner party and was thus able to work on learning SQL - I did the “Hour of Databases” on Khan Academy.
This is what I ended up submitting for the project at the end.
Of Bitcoins and Dogecoins: A New Etiquette for Tipping
Dec 25, 2014
Let’s imagine something for a second.
In this hypothetical situation, we’re close friends. I randomly come up to you and give you a coin worth 50 cents. Puzzled, you ask me why I did this - to which I reply that it’s just a random present.
Even though I have given you something for free, chances are you’ve come away from this experience with a negative opinion of me. Either way, you probably think I’m weird.
Hacking My Life: Day 1
Dec 24, 2014
I did something today which may or may not throw me off my schedule - I kept falling back asleep. I was tired, but that’s not why I did it. I had two fascinating dreams and I needed to see how they ended. I’d write them here but they were both a little bizarre.
So instead of waking up before 9:00am on a “weekend” (or holiday, as it were), I woke up at around 12:30pm.
Life on Soylent
Dec 23, 2014
I have always been curious about how we could do food differently.
So I recently ordered a week’s supply of Soylent. And when I say “recently”, I really should say “in June” - it took a LONG time to arrive.
At first, I didn’t care much for the taste. I figured out that adding honey or 2 small packets of Starbucks Mocha coffee made it pretty fun to drink. Eventually I started drinking it plainly - after a while it’s a lot like drinking very slightly grainy water.
Hacking My Life: Day Zero
Dec 23, 2014
Today I’m going to start a series of posts I’ve decided to call “Hacking My Life”.
I am a systems administrator and I have never really had excellent organizational skills. Over the next month I intend to change that.
A number of things in my life need to change, for various reasons. I need to get better and more regular sleep, sort out my work schedule, look after my life better in general and most importantly - be productive.