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Be in bed with lights out at the same time every evening

For me this is 10pm. I need to wake up at 7am so this would give me a 9 hour runway

Rent a kayak in Marin

https://www.marinmommies.com/family-kayak-adventures-marin-and-northern-california

  • Updated 8 days ago by vince
Buy a roof rack for your kayak

Unless you have an inflatable kayak or want to rent you'll need this. I have a CX-5 so I went and got it installed at a local Mazda dealer

Body mass index chart

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Goal is to have a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 based on the table below so for someone li...

Scheduling text messages and iMessages to be sent later

This works well enough on iOS https://scheduledapp.com "Had a follow-up question for a client that just occurred to you at 1 AM? Want to write a heartfelt thank you to be texted at a later date? Un...

  • Updated 9 days ago by vince
Sending emails later without needing your computer to be on

Spark It's a beautiful piece of software that happens to let you send emails later. The fact that it works flawlessly (so far for me) on iOS will probably be why I will end up using this a lot http...

Using launchd to schedule one time jobs

I have scheduled jobs using cron and at but if you have a Mac it's good to know how to use launchd because if you're like me you probably don't have your laptop turned on all the time. This way if ...

  • Updated 9 days ago by vince
Postgres and Heroku backups

Dump To dump and download a Heroku Postgres db heroku pg:backups:capture heroku pg:backups:download To dump directly from your Heroku database pg_dump --host=<host_name> --port=<port> --username=<u...

  • Updated 9 days ago by vince
Running Rake tasks

An example of a rake task that skips updating the updated_at column. To run this rake task type: rake maintenance:move_topics RAILS_ENV=production /lib/tasks/maintenance.rake ```ruby namespace :mai...

  • Updated about 21 hours ago by vince
Wi-Fi Smart Plug

I just purchased the Wemo Mini WiFi Smart Plug (https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Enabled-Google-Assistant-HomeKit/dp/B01NBI0A6R) since our rental is an hour away and we sometimes need to turn on the de...

  • Updated 10 days ago by vince
Using at command for scheduling one time jobs on a Mac

sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.atrun.plist $ at now + 1 minute ruby '/Users/<username>/code/ruby/email.rb' use Ctrl-D to save and exit To see what's on the queue t...

  • Updated 10 days ago by vince
Physical Health

Post basic info, requirements and charts here or as a subpost. For example information on Sleep Exercise Food Low stress

Sending emails automatically on a Mac

Macs come with Ruby and gmail is pretty ubiquitous. Here's how to send emails automatically at any time in the future using the two. 1. Create a text file called email.rb ```ruby require 'mail' opt...

Send emails later by scheduling them on your calendar

Need to delay sending emails but want to write them now and sent automatically in the future? Here's how I do it on a MacBook. It works great and it's free Open Automator > "New Document" > "Calend...

  • Updated 12 days ago by vince