Friday, April 12, 2013


As I am taking more and more onto my plate in this transition I am trying to find ways to automate what I can in my life.  I have identified several areas where the technology is there.  As I automate different processes I will post what and how so that others can simplify their lives.

Things I will be automating:

    Bill payments
   Credit card payments
   Money into savings plans

Online presence
    Cross posting to different platforms
    Better organizing of email

Quantified self
     I found a great site called RunKeeper that connects with my sleep tracking, food journal, and fitness apps     and graphs out the metrics.  I'm glad that I don't have to keep that all on a spreadsheet of my own.

I'm at a loss for what else I can easily and cheaply automate at the moment.  I think my first DIY project will be an automatic cat feeder machine with Rasberry Pi.  Other than that I would love some input on what to automate next.


  1. You need a way to organize your emails so I'm glad you're doing that. Why don't you automate a machine to fold the clean laundry? I only say that half jokingly.

  2. Great ideas. I'm really into the quantified self movement also and have automated my finances also. Thanks for sharing. My ultimate goal someday is to have something that can monitor my bloodstream and keep track of the exact amount of nutrients I need, ordering food to be delivered automatically to my house and cooking it for me at precisely the right times.