January 3, 2012

2011 Sleep Data

For a couple of years now I have been tracking my nightly sleep using a Zeo. I recorded 320 nights of sleep in 2011. On average I manage 7.5 hours of sleep a night, fall asleep in 5 minutes, and wake up a couple of times during the night. This is mostly unchanged from 2010 which is a little surprising given I was consuming alcohol on a much more regular basis in 2011. The chart below shows the year in review based on ZQ scores.

Brighter reds indicate worse nights of sleep and darker greens indicate better nights of sleep. The prolonged gaps are mostly vacations.

Tags: life zeo

November 20, 2011

AS3 and Zeo Again

Recently got around to checking a couple of items off of my todo list that had been on there way too long. In summary:

Sometimes the simple things take the longest time.

Tags: as3 csv flex zeo

October 26, 2010

Initial Zeo Data Explorer Released

I'm pleased to announce the first release of Zeo Data Explorer. For anyone that uses a Zeo to track their sleep, I've been playing with different ways to visual my sleep data, which some of you may have heard me talk about at BarCamp Boston 5. To that end I put together a generic library for parsing the CSV file you can export from the myZeo site. Along with the generic parsing library I've started exploring different ways to visual my sleep, beyond what you can do on myZeo, in an application called the Zeo Data Display. All of the source code is available on bitbucket at Zeo Data Explorer. This includes a pure AS3 library for parsing the data and a sample Flex application for visualizing it. For those that don't have a Zeo I've included a sample of my own data to get an idea of what it tracks. As time permits I hope to add additional visualizations to the tool now that the overall framework is in place. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Tags: as3 flex zeo

April 18, 2010

BarCamp Boston 5

Had a blast at BarCamp Boston 5. Learned about some new technologies and topics that I'd love to play with and learn more about. Some of my favorites Cooking for Geeks, OpenFrameworks, Wolfram Alpha, and Introduction to jQuery.

I threw some slides together and gave a talk about Agile Programming Methods since there looked to be a bunch of interest. Kind of hard to compress everything cool about agile into 25 minutes, but hopefully I got a couple of points across.

What I was more excited to talk about was my continued sleep tracking with Zeo. I'm not quite ready to release a version of the software (still in prototype phase) but I've got an updated set of slides and screenshots. Thanks to those that attended and gave great suggestions on data that I could pull in and plot against.

Tags: barcamp boston flex graph sleep zeo