Quantified self

Why? It's fun (at least subjectively).
I'm trying to work on objectively useful things (diet, exercise, sleep), and quantifying keeps me motivated to to more research and get rigorous understanding of how body works.

About the data I collect: https://beepb00p.xyz/my-data.html

Table of Contents

[A] tracking: #sleep qs

need to update this section properly
at the moment I'm using Emfit QS for actual data, and manual org-mode tracking for subjective stats after sleep

UP24 bioimpedance qs

TODO actually take a look at intervals after all! Maybe prot on one large picture? qs

zeo band? apparently, went bust.. qs

see gwern blog

TODO how to assess quality of sleep properly?? qs

dreams: just org-mode qs

TODO oneiroarium? qs

tracking: #location qs

  • google maps
  • swarm

tracking: #mood qs

tracking: #blood qs

  • medichecks
  • thriva

tracking: #weight qs

in particular, body composition qs

TODO bioimpedance? qs

apparently, not very precise, fluctuates a lot depending on water intake

tracking: finances qs

  • #hledger
  • drebedengi

tracking: #food qs

STRT nutrino qsnutrino

TODO [2021-01-19] add screenshots qsnutrino

tracking: computer/phone usage qs

STRT #arbtt on desktop qs

STRT #rescuetime on phone qs

STRT [2018-05-31] extracting activity data (e.g. sleep) qs

CANCEL [D] http://www.qualitytimeapp.com/ qs

https://www.reddit.com/r/everymanshouldknow/comments/5o4cyb/emsk_about_an_app_called_quality_time_to_keep/dchj19y qs

I tried this app for several weeks but gave up because it was blatantly inaccurate. It will log time of apps running in the background. When I had two browser windows opened it would double my time assuming I was looking at both windows simultaneously.
The one thing it did well was count how many times you unlock the phone, which surprised me I checked it as often as I did, but I was pretty sure I didn't play candy crush for 6 hours straight while I was sleeping. [reddit]

tracking: misc qs

blood pressure? qs

TODO [D] alcohol monitor? qs

The only way to get an accurate reading of your BAC is with a blood draw. The PBTs the police use on the side of the road are wildly inaccurate, and even the more advanced ones they use at the police stations/car breathalyzers still have their problems with calibration.
I doubt one you can buy at a store is going to be accurate at all, so my advice would be not to waste your money.

TODO [C] thyroid home test? qs

TODO [C] cholesterol home test? qs

[C] gut biome? https://ubiome.com qs

[D] food Intolerance tests qs

meh, unlikely it would show anything useful

[D] cognitive testing qscognitive

STRT quantified mind … hasn't been updated for a while http://www.quantified-mind.com/about qscognitive

ugh, apparently, it only has five experminents

TODO http://cognitivefun.net qscognitive

other links qs

TODO [2017-09-29] [#C] Serge Faguet: https://hackernoon.com/im-32-and-spent-200k-on-biohacking-became-calmer-thinner-extroverted-healthier-happier-2a2e846ae113 qs

A bit insane (or is it?). But worth going through the biomarkers tests, etc, might be something useful there

related qssleepexerciselongevity

TODO [D] My fundamental colclusion ??? it's that I don't trust himself lhuman (and especially my) ability to detect weak signals qstoblog

CREATED: [2019-11-13]

TODO [B] many hrv points are 0. wtf??? qsemfitsleep

CREATED: [2020-10-12]

TODO [B] hrv is 0 on some days… need to refresh the data do double check? qsemfitsleep

CREATED: [2020-10-08]

TODO [D] at least, track tea and coffee maybe? qs

CREATED: [2019-04-09]

[D] [2019-05-03] index - HumanMicrobiome https://old.reddit.com/r/HumanMicrobiome/wiki/index#wiki_testing.3A qs

TODO [D] [2019-06-13] Quantified Health Prize results announced - LessWrong 2.0 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/yMKfih99nSqRyphkD/quantified-health-prize-results-announced qs

[2021-01-03] Essux/Quantified-Self-Reports qs

TODO [B] questions i want answered: can i have a smart alarm that actually works? Like, detects hrv or sleep phase or something and wakes me up? qssleep

CREATED: [2021-02-08]

[2021-02-06] Cooper test - Wikipedia qsvo2

The results can be correlated with VO2 Max.

max distance ran in 12 mins

TODO [C] [2021-01-31] Strength Level - Weightlifting Calculator (Bench/Squat/Deadlift) qswledger

TODO [B] Correlate sleep with rescuetime/arbtt data? qssleep

CREATED: [2020-10-24]

Generally correlate time before asleep?

TODO [B] Heat plot hr at specific hour + sunrise qssleep

CREATED: [2020-10-27]

TODO [C] [2021-02-06] New Oura vs Emfit QS? - Quantified Self Forum qsemfitsleepoura

TODO [C] ok, so could check movement sounds against emfit/garmin? qsemfitgarminsleepasandroid

CREATED: [2021-03-15]

TODO [C] [XPOST] JotaJade has documented every hour of 2020! qsinspiration

CREATED: [2021-03-08]


[C] [2021-03-25] qsdb/docs: Quantified Self Database (QSDB) Documentation qs

QSDB, in its current alpha stage, comprises:
 a soft specification/schema of how to format and organize your personal data
 suggested tools for storing your data
 scripts and configuration files for deploying those tools

TODO [B] [2021-05-04] gianlucatruda/quantified-sleep: Quantified Sleep: Machine learning techniques for observational n-of-1 studies. qssleep

looks good

[C] [2019-10-30] SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher - no Wiring, Wireless app or Timer Control, add SwitchBot Hub Compatible with Alexa, Google Home, Siri, IFTTT: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools https://www.amazon.co.uk/SwitchBot-Smart-Switch-Button-Pusher/dp/B07B4D9KVX qs

SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher

TODO [C] [2021-05-05] TimescaleDB raises $40M | Hacker News qs

I wouldn't choose InfluxDB over TimescaleDB. There's a reasonably balanced comparison here from the Timescale guys: https://blog.timescale.com/blog/timescaledb-vs-influxdb-for-...
The benchmarks are interesting, showing TimescaleDB to be the clear winner in most scenarios.
For me that's nice, but it's a bigger deal to me personally that I already have Postgres and SQL experience that translates directly to TimescaleDB, I don't have to learn a new tool and query language. Development is complex enough and I have to learn too many things as it is. The older I get the less enthusiastic I am about adding something new to the stack.

TODO [C] [2021-05-04] TimescaleDB vs. InfluxDB: Purpose-built for time-series data qsinfluxdb

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