In middle 2014 I started thinking about a data-gathering tool for quantified-self info, with the explicit purpose of treating life as a machine learning problem. I am happy to say that for the past year, Joseph Lewis and I have been working on something I think is quite incredible.
We are very close to having a first version of the software we wrote available. I just wanted to say that I can’t wait to show off what we have accomplished. Our hope is to have a nice demo running by January!
In the last week of September I started on a very interesting personal project. I was finished with homework for the week, and decided that it couldn’t hurt to play around with an idea that was bothering me for a while.
“It should take me no more than a couple days to get something up and running”, I thought.
One month later…
Nothing is up and running yet.
For the past 4 weeks I have spent every second of my free time (and some not-so-free time stolen from other obligations) to work on this project.
It wasn’t all for nothing, though. I have finally reached the first milestone. What does that mean? Well, I have the code that underlies the thing that will underlie the actual code that does stuff. In effect, I have finished a very convoluted and complex boilerplate. So about 500 more milestones, and I might have the equivalent of “hello world”.
Nevertheless, I am very proud of myself, despite not having much to show.
Now it is time for a day or two of break, so that I can catch up with my obligations, and then on to milestone 2!