Category Archives: Experiments

The Motivation Hacker

Human hackers! I present to you The Motivation Hacker, a book which I just published on Kindle and Smashwords. “Moderation in all things,” they say. That may keep a society together, but it’s not the protagonist’s job. Here’s the lead: I wrote this book in three months while running a startup, launching a hit iPhone…

The Calories and Weight Change Experiment – Results

A few months ago, I started the Calories and Weight Change Experiment. The idea was to eat at +500, -500, +1000, and -1000 calories from maintenance levels to determine the effect on weight change. Would my weight behave according to the classic, linear theory? Would it adhere to the set point theory? Would there be…

Dating Data: Crunching the Numbers on First Kisses

The Wonders of 24/7 Time Tracking It has almost been 3 years since I started doing 24/7 time tracking of my activites. Given the fine granularity (I track in increments of every quarter hour), the data allows for some interesting discoveries of trends. Case in Point: My Love Life I was recently inspired to analyze…

The Calories and Weight Change Experiment

Oh no! All the previous posts died in a fire. All burnt up. Ashes. Yoni proposed an experiment to measure the relationship between caloric intake and weight gain per individual. It’s not easy, but not insanely difficult. I’m going to start doing it on September 1, running through the rest of 2012. Steps Determine current…