Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018: Where have you been Jimmy D?

Just wanted to give a 2018 update to anyone who is reading my HeavyZen posts. I have been silent for a while but I am planning on becoming more active in the near future. I'm looking to retool things here a bit and make my post more personal. Basically, I want to share the success or failure of my life hack projects along with how I am doing with my health goals. I want to have less of the general information type post.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Yesterdays Ü System update.

Had some time to work on my Ü System last night. I mostly worked on organizing how things are used. As you can see, I haven't invested too much time in the GUI. Seems to me that the GUI is something that I can deal with after the application is solid and provides solid data.

One of the big changes is that I lessened the idea of elements. In the beginning elements were things that make up an object score. As I started working through the process I came up with the idea of Pillars. Pillars are the corner stone of building Ü. At this point I started to think that so many layers was a bit confusing. So with this I decided to stick with the idea where every thing that I monitor is an object and objects help build the pillars.

First incarnation of my Ü System!

Originally Posted on Instagram July 26, 2017 . . . . . 

One of my personal projects has been to build a health dashboard. There are plenty of cloud connected apps out there but I just couldn't find one that was flexible enough for some of the things that I wanted to track and do. I decided to explore the scripting language behind Google Sheets.

My goal is to gather data from various sources and then correlated that data on one manageable dashboard. I also wanted to have lots of gauges and simple scores . Something quick to look at so I know if I'm meeting my daily, weekly and monthly goals.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

In the beginning . . .

Although I did start to learn about Nietzsche's idea of the Übermensch and come up with the idea of finding Ü a few years ago. I believe that this was my first Instagram posting related to my Ü system.  I'll probably dig up the older posts and write about them in the future.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Workplace Napping

Some might think that sleeping on the job is a sign of laziness, but quite a few progressive companies are starting to encourage employees to take mid-day naps to recharge. This post on Why You Should Let Your Employees Nap at Work reminded me of an earlier post about how I have been experimenting with The Science of the Über Napping.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Self Promotion - Have Permission

I was reading this post and I really liked the idea of having permission from the people that you are engaging with when doing Self Promotion . It reminded me of SPAM. People delete SPAM. No one likes SPAM.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Blueberry and pine needle tea

My buddy John hooked me up with some fresh blueberries the other day and the first thing that came to my mind was, "I've got to make some blueberry and pine needle tea with these". The first time I tried pine needle tea was at a Buddhist temple a few year back and it knocked my socks off but I'm not fully convinced the need for this type of tea was a cosmic calling.