This entry is part of a loose series of posts about (mostly) software tools I use to make my life better. Quantified Self is a slightly odd fit in that regard: a lot of the data I collect on myself is not currently analysed in any useful way, and I'm not certain that some of it even can be. Content note: exercise, weight, eating habits.
Last summer, I posted here about trying out Beeminder, the productivity tool that combines pretty graphs with a financial incentive to get the stuff done that you want to do, but tend to put off. Despite a lot of ups and downs, I'm still using it, and thought this would be a good time to evaluate my experiences with it.
This post is a companion piece to one I wrote a while ago, on software tools for getting rid of unnecessary bits of information, which are drains on your attention. Here, I'm going to talk about some tools I like using to keep track of the information I do want. (I might write a third post in the future, about quantified self tools.) These are three of my favourite things on the internet and I thoroughly recommend all of them.