Skip to main content

Journal.Kim —A Metasystem Experiment

It gets easier. Every day it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day, that’s the hard part. But it does get easier.
—Bojack Horseman

Twenty-Six: Alerts and Restarts

 | #twenty-sixth-week

Week Twenty-six! Another uneventful week for myself. Initially I had a bit of hair-pulling trying to figure out deployment with Django, and luckily DigitalOcean has a great guide on just that. I really need to start revamping my website, but it’s so fun to put that off and work on little projects instead. :P

One thing that I’ve been pondering is Beeminder’s alerts. I’ve found that I derail way less if I have phone notifications turned on that remind me through the day to do what I said I was going to do. The way I have them set up right now is super unhelpful however, with 10 or so notifications buzzing (hah) my phone every few hours.

It’s like a bombardment and kind of annoying. So, I suppose having a single alert would be really useful in contrast, but I don’t really know which system to set the alert for. Because if I complete that one specifically early in the day, then I won’t receive any alerts for other systems and will most likely derail.

Also, fellow Beeminder user @grayson made an informative thread on skatesum goals, which is a very interesting albeit niche goal type. One place where I think it’d be perfect would be tracking sleep! Right now, I’m using a do-more goal, but enough oversleeping can also cause problems the way sleep deprivation can.

Anyways, there are a few systems I think I’m going to restart, like /books. I need to entirely re-think my approach to certain things that A) I’m still not doing well and B) I still want to be doing. The good news is that the majority of daily tasks that I used to think would be impossible to do daily without much friction are happening on auto-pilot. It’s just a matter of deconstructing what makes them work vs. what doesn’t.