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Quantified self tools

Money πŸ’°

Accounting

Plain Text Accounting does a great job of outlining the tools available for handing accounting through plain text files. I personally have been using ledger for the last five years and am quite happy with it.

Nutrition 🍳

Calorie counting

hranoprovod-cli is a tool, inspired by Ledger, which I am using since 2011/07/17. It uses two text files, one with “recipes” and one with food log. Given that those are properly maintained, one can generate different reports for random period with console and optional cvs output.

Health πŸƒ

Merki

merki is small command-line tool I wrote to keep track of health measurements. It’s very simple to use and keeps all the data in tab separated timestamped text file.

Life πŸ’š

Biograph

Biograh is inventory tool for one’s life. It’s similar to devotees/biograph but with text output. I use it to track places I’ve lived, travels I’ve done, stuff I’ve bought a.s.o.

General ☸️

Dashboard

My approach to dashboard is highly pragmatic. Most of the tools I use can produce some form of parse-able text and the data is kept locally in a git repository. A dead simple php script me-report runs every hour against a template and executes all the pre-defined commands in the template, replacing them with the output of the command.

That output is caught by a js script on the page which turns the data into charts, using charts.js

The sections I have in my current report are:

  • QOTD - using linux’s fortune utility with custom quotes database
  • Diary - embedding the vimwiki’s diary entry for yesterday;
  • Pending tasks in TaskWarrior - summary of the top priority tasks in taskwarrior
  • Nutrition - all nutrition data comes from hranoprovod-cli
    • Yesterday - full nutrition report for yesterday
    • Today - full nutrition report for yesterday
    • Yesterday kcal - kcal by food sorted desc for yesterday
    • Today kcal - kcal by food sorted desc for today
    • Yesterday carb - g carbs by food sorted desc for yesterday
    • Today carb - g carbs by food sorted desc for today
  • Nutrition sorted (7 days)
    • Calories - kcal by food sorted desc for the last 7 days
    • Carbs - g by food sorted desc for the last 7 days
    • Fat - g by food sorted desc for the last 7 days
    • Protein - g by food sorted desc for the last 7 days
  • Nutrition tree (7 days)
    • Calories - kcal grouped by food group
    • Carbs - g grouped by food group
    • Fat - g grouped by food group
    • Protein - g grouped by food group
  • Nutrition charts
    • Calories - chart for last 3 months kcal per day
    • Carbohydrates - chart for last 3 months g per day
    • Fat - chart for last 3 months g per day
  • Health - most health reports come from the merki tool
    • Latest health readings - latest 10 entries in the merki log
    • Weight chart - weight chart from merki average kg for last three months by day
    • Steps chart - number of steps chart from hranoprovod-cli for last three months by day (importing data from Google Fit, which get synced with MiBand gen3)
    • Pushups chart - number of pushups by day for the last three months
    • Pulse graph - average pulse measurements per day for the last three months
    • Blood pressure, high - average blood pressure sys per day for the last three months
    • Temperature graph - average body temperature per day for the last three months
    • Latest medicines taken - last ten entries for medicines taken
    • Latest health measurements - report of all latest measurements values by type of measurement
  • Finance - data comes from ledger
    • Top expenses for the last 30 days period
    • Top expenses for the previous 30 days period
    • Top level accounts for the last 30 days
    • Top level accounts for the previous 30 days
    • Transaction totals for last two weeks
    • Weekly expenses
    • Weekly expenses - Goods
    • Monthly expenses
    • Monthly expenses - Goods
    • Monthly expenses - Services
    • Monthly expenses - Transport
    • Monthly taxes
    • Yearly expenses
    • Yearly taxes
  • Capital
  • Latest website visits - Report from TopSiteCounter
  • Bookmarks - Latest 30 bookmarked websites from Chrome
  • Analytics - Report for difference between Google Analytics reports between the latest two dates. Doing this semi-automatically.
  • Biograph - Report from biograph for the state of my life as of today