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by reinhard
Wed May 04, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #65: Mindful Bagful
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Podcast #65: Mindful Bagful

Glad it resonated with you, Amy! Thanks for letting me know.
by reinhard
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #65: Mindful Bagful
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Podcast #65: Mindful Bagful

A lighthearted "Jedi mind trick" for calming yourself down in certain mundane situations:

https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode/65/
by reinhard
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #64: State of the Systems Part 3 (Meta)
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

Re: Podcast #64: State of the Systems Part 3 (Meta)

You're very welcome, Maria! And thank you for your kinds words. Good to see you here again.
by reinhard
Mon Apr 04, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #64: State of the Systems Part 3 (Meta)
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

Re: Podcast #64: State of the Systems Part 3 (Meta)

Not at all! I am very grateful for your interest!

Glad audiodidact output is resonating and good luck with your timeboxing tweaks!

Reinhard
by reinhard
Fri Apr 01, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #64: State of the Systems Part 3 (Meta)
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

Re: Podcast #64: State of the Systems Part 3 (Meta)

Hi Stefan, Good questions, all around! Middle age has been challenging on the exercise front. I always imagined my physical powers would gradually decline, but no, it's been sudden shocks, some recoverable, to a degree, some possibly not, and others still in the recovery process (I hope!). First it ...
by reinhard
Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #64: State of the Systems Part 3 (Meta)
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

Podcast #64: State of the Systems Part 3 (Meta)

The formatting of the transcript is a little inconsistent (working on that) but hopefully good enough for now:

https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode/64/

Hope you enjoy it. Very curious if any of the titles for potential future episodes resonated.
by reinhard
Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #63: State of the Systems, 2021, Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1947

Re: Podcast #63: State of the Systems, 2021, Part 2

Domamine nation is an excellent book. The audiobook version is excellent too (read by the author). I've listed to it and read it in print (and generated some anki cards). Gave it the full "Study Habit" treatment. I'm taking notes for an episode I'm tentatively calling "Demogorgon Whack-a-mole" that ...
by reinhard
Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #63: State of the Systems, 2021, Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1947

Re: Podcast #63: State of the Systems, 2021, Part 2

I'm glad you both like it! Thank you for letting me know. It's not often I come across truly wise self help books and Anna Lembke's is definitely one of them. I love how she is simultaneously tough and compassionate. Some of the terminology is great too, "self binding," in its various forms (chronol...
by reinhard
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Retiring Bulletin board?
Replies: 34
Views: 15740

Re: Retiring Bulletin board?

I'm happy to see this continuing evidence that the boards are used and appreciated! I certainly won't shut anything down as long as I can keep them kicking along, and who knows, maybe some hitherto untapped additional resource (child labor? early retirement?) will make it possible to fuller attentio...
by reinhard
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Juarez Valley w/ ShovelGlove
Replies: 1
Views: 1620

Re: Juarez Valley w/ ShovelGlove

Hey, I like that. Makes it a much more full body workout, with the squatting element. Sorry for the delayed response! Evil facebook has been luring my limited attention away from these boards. (In case you're open to being similarly lured, the shovelglove group is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/...
by reinhard
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #62: State of the Systems, 2021, Part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 1971

Re: Podcast #62: State of the Systems, 2021, Part 1

Thank you, Stefan! Both for your continuing encouragement about the podcast and the specific tips about the golfer's elbow. I have a strong patience muscle (from practice, not nature!) so I'm totally fine with it taking even a year to get back to 100%. I have (reluctantly) incorporated stretches. MD...
by reinhard
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 2 Year Check in
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: 2 Year Check in

Congratulations and thank you for letting us know!

I like your reinforcement technique!
by reinhard
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #62: State of the Systems, 2021, Part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 1971

Podcast #62: State of the Systems, 2021, Part 1

Enjoy! 2021 was miserable in most respects, but it’s been another fantastic opportunity to test the true mettle of Everyday Systems. Part 1 reviews Body and Spirits systems: The No S Diet, Shovelglove, Urban Ranger, Lawful Good Biker, Glass Ceiling, Low Smoking. https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/e...
by reinhard
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard - can you do an everyday systems for dating?
Replies: 1
Views: 1354

Re: Reinhard - can you do an everyday systems for dating?

I wish I could -- but then again I don't. I only seem to have a knack for problems I personally have, and I'm afraid I've been happily married for over 20 years now so am totally unqualified to advise on this subject... it was a different world back then. And even then, I wasn't any good at dating. ...
by reinhard
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #61: VC Cat
Replies: 0
Views: 1304

Podcast #61: VC Cat

An inspiringly ridiculous image to ward off the dreaded "what the hell" effect.

https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode.php?id=61

Hope you enjoy.
by reinhard
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Retiring Bulletin board?
Replies: 34
Views: 15740

Re: Retiring Bulletin board?

Glad to hear people are still finding this useful -- I'll see if I can conscript my children to help at some point. A race between human maturity and bitrot :-) The "right" facebook group (at least the one I'm aware of/involved with!) is https://www.facebook.com/groups/nosdiet I'll try to link to it...
by reinhard
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #59: The Study Habit
Replies: 5
Views: 4794

Re: Podcast #59: The Study Habit

I'm so glad it's resonated with you, Stefan, and the other related systems! And that you're managing to fit the Study Habit into your life. During the week, my dedicated study blocks are pitifully short. 14 minutes (surprise, surprise) is my standard but sometime in a pinch I'll do a mere 7. I try, ...
by reinhard
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 7 Years of No S Diet - With an integrated 24h Fast
Replies: 4
Views: 4032

Re: 7 Years of No S Diet - With an integrated 24h Fast

So glad to hear this and thank you for sharing! The 24 hour fast a week is interesting... your timing is indeed good within the no-s framework! I've been doing "meditative Mondays" with a slightly longer than usual medication session (still pitifully short, just 14 minutes, but I get something out o...
by reinhard
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #59: The Study Habit
Replies: 5
Views: 4794

Re: Podcast #59: The Study Habit

I just posted the follow up episode.

Still not so strong on "comic pragmatism" for an everyday system but I think there are at least a couple funny bits in it?

https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode.php?id=60

Hope you like in Stefan! (but don't hold back if it's not what you were hoping for).
by reinhard
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #59: The Study Habit
Replies: 5
Views: 4794

Re: Podcast #59: The Study Habit

Stefan! I'm glad you got something out of it. I think it was emails with you over the years that finally convinced me to do this episode. You are right! It is lacking in comic pragmatism. I'll see what I can do about that... possibly not so much in the next "behavior" episode, but maybe as a v2. Tha...
by reinhard
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #59: The Study Habit
Replies: 5
Views: 4794

Podcast #59: The Study Habit

This is one I've been trying to collect my thoughts on for years -- hope it resonates. Tite: The Study Habit Description: How to go from 'study=cramming' to making learning a lifelong habit https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode.php?id=59 (wasn't able to cram it all into one episode, unfortunat...
by reinhard
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #58: Loose Lips Sink Ships
Replies: 0
Views: 4201

Podcast #58: Loose Lips Sink Ships

Image from WWII propaganda to keep you from sabotaging your own self-improvement efforts.

Enjoy!

https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode.php?id=58
by reinhard
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Retiring Bulletin board?
Replies: 34
Views: 15740

Re: Retiring Bulletin board?

Thank you for your responses! I am glad to hear it's still of some value to some of you. I think for now I'll continue to let it kick along. Maybe I can persuade one of my increasingly tech-savvy children to resurrect it in a worthier form some day soon... I'll continue to investigate other options ...
by reinhard
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Retiring Bulletin board?
Replies: 34
Views: 15740

Retiring Bulletin board?

Hello dear loyal Everyday Systems bulletin board members! I'm sad to have to be thinking of doing this, but I don't have the bandwidth any more (and truthfully haven't really for a while now) to keep up with the technical upkeep of this phpBB bulletin board system and I feel bad at how run-down it's...
by reinhard
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Blankful: Roll your own fill-in-the-blank tests
Replies: 3
Views: 14669

Re: Blankful: Roll your own fill-in-the-blank tests

Sorry blankful somehow stopped working a while ago... I'll see if I can revive it.

These days, I'm very into anki cards, which have something in common. Anki "cloze deletions" are more versatile if slightly less ef.
by reinhard
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #57: Posifactive
Replies: 0
Views: 4039

Podcast #57: Posifactive

All the self-help books ever written distilled into one word, with a note of enlightened self-mockery that makes the whole thing bearable

https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode.php?id=57
by reinhard
Mon May 31, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #56: Good Redundancy
Replies: 1
Views: 3807

Podcast #56: Good Redundancy

Hope this resonates with some of you (ties a lot of previously mentioned techniques together):

https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode.php?id=56
by reinhard
Mon May 31, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Lost 30 lb!
Replies: 3
Views: 6135

Re: Lost 30 lb!

So glad to hear it and thank you for posting here! Many things I loved about your testimonial (besides your mere success, which is certainly something!): "pseudohunger" (a very apt term I hadn't heard somehow), that Shovelglove and the Lifelog are also resonating for you, that years into the SEO arm...
by reinhard
Tue May 11, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back After 11 Years
Replies: 13
Views: 11382

Re: Back After 11 Years

I'm back -- but trying to figure out how to get our from under "94405" notifcations (mostly spam account creating attempts) so please bear with me for a bit!
by reinhard
Thu May 06, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: i'm back! :)
Replies: 26
Views: 19420

Re: i'm back! :)

Deb, I'm sorry I wasn't virtually around when you came back last month, but I hope you are still here so I can make it up to you with a very warm if much belated welcome?
by reinhard
Thu May 06, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back After 11 Years
Replies: 13
Views: 11382

Re: Back After 11 Years

Welcome back! I've been awol from the boards for a while too (but not from the diet and other systems, I always make sure to at least practice even if I can't preach!). I'm so moved and gratified (and also a little ashamed) that so many board members have kept it going in my absence. Thank you! I do...
by reinhard
Mon May 03, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Podcast Episode: The Lifelog
Replies: 3
Views: 5160

Re: New Podcast Episode: The Lifelog

Good point -- there are many ways to track summary compliance. I went with simplicity and a gently nudge to keep the S-days to a minimum (since for the purpose of this calculation they aren't distinguished from failures.) I also found it interesting that it doesn't take that many N days to make a re...
by reinhard
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard, Reinhard, where for art thou Reinhard!!?? :)
Replies: 3
Views: 5504

Re: Reinhard, Reinhard, where for art thou Reinhard!!?? :)

Hi Deb,

I changed your password per your PM instructions. Hope that does the trick?
by reinhard
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Podcast Episode: The Lifelog
Replies: 3
Views: 5160

New Podcast Episode: The Lifelog

Enjoy!

https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode/55/

"Habit tracking when apps or magic markers won't cut it"

More episodes on the way... (resolved to bang out one a month now)
by reinhard
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard, Reinhard, where for art thou Reinhard!!?? :)
Replies: 3
Views: 5504

Re: Reinhard, Reinhard, where for art thou Reinhard!!?? :)

Hi Deb! I'm here! I'm sorry.

I think you need the login for the old[er] bulletin board so you can use that to log into the habitcal, is that correct?

I will send you that.
by reinhard
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 1 Year Check in
Replies: 5
Views: 8339

Re: 1 Year Check in

Congratulations!

I've been pretty much under water this year, but it's all that much more gratifying to see people posting here and on facebook even without my hovering.
by reinhard
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #54: State of the Systems 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 6123

Podcast #54: State of the Systems 2020

I posted the episode itself a few days ago but was in too much of a scramble to start a new topic here:

https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode.php?id=54
by reinhard
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Timebox Lord Podcast Dec. 8, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 6867

Re: Timebox Lord Podcast Dec. 8, 2020

Hi Stefan,

Sorry I didn't see your post till now. Glad you liked the episode and thank you for letting me know. Yes, a "study habit" episode is on the agenda for 2021!

Reinhard
by reinhard
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Timebox Lord Podcast Dec. 8, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 6867

Re: Timebox Lord Podcast Dec. 8, 2020

Glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know.
by reinhard
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Podcast Episode: Demogorgon vs. Asmodeus
Replies: 5
Views: 7876

Re: New Podcast Episode: Demogorgon vs. Asmodeus

Thank you all!

Have another one in the works...
by reinhard
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Podcast Episode: Demogorgon vs. Asmodeus
Replies: 5
Views: 7876

New Podcast Episode: Demogorgon vs. Asmodeus

It's a little strange, even for me, but hopefully useful (or at least entertaining) to someone:

https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode.php?id=52
by reinhard
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #52: Demogorgon vs. Asmodeus
Replies: 0
Views: 6082

Podcast #52: Demogorgon vs. Asmodeus

Another podcast episode at long last...

Warning: this one is a little weird, even for me. But hopefully helpful or at least amusing to someone.

https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode.php?id=52
by reinhard
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Eleventh year
Replies: 1
Views: 7193

Re: Eleventh year

You are a true No-S Master.

11 years!

And a No-S Bodhisattva who returns to tell others of the possibility of enlightenment.

Thanks for posting here, especially since it sometimes takes me a long while to swing by. I really appreciate it.
by reinhard
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sorry site went down yesterday!
Replies: 6
Views: 8908

Sorry site went down yesterday!

(or was it the day before).

It's an ancient, rickety software stack, and hard to keep from toppling over every now and then.

At some point I should find a more futureproof way to ensure that all these great posts are preserved and that conversation can continue, but I'm just not there yet....
by reinhard
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #51: Mantrafication
Replies: 1
Views: 8985

Podcast #51: Mantrafication

Reflect on what is giving you trouble with your self improvement system. Write a contract with yourself on a 4*6 index card. Record yourself speaking it. Listen to this recorded mantra every day.

https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/episode.php?id=51
by reinhard
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 11 Years
Replies: 7
Views: 16138

Re: 11 Years

I'm so glad No S is still working for you, a decade plus in -- and thank you for letting us know! (I'm sorry I'm not more of a presence on these boards lately -- I'm in that "sandwich" period of life being overwhelmed with kids, ailing parents, and demanding job all at once. I think it gets easier a...
by reinhard
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So someone is using No S to their educational advantage...
Replies: 8
Views: 15634

Re: So someone is using No S to their educational advantage...

It is a great name, if a little extreme. The clarity bit is certainly right on. I just quibble with where she draws that "bright line."
by reinhard
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: getting new posts in old threads?
Replies: 3
Views: 8220

Re: getting new posts in old threads?

I will investigate this. Thanks for reporting it!
by reinhard
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ATTENTION ALL HUMANS!
Replies: 5
Views: 20567

Re: ATTENTION ALL HUMANS!

Good to see some of your kind here!
by reinhard
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...
Replies: 26
Views: 37554

Re: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...

Glad to hear it!
by reinhard
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Re: SPAM hit list

The good news is new spam has stopped as far as I can see with the upgrade. The bad news is we've got quite a backlog, and part of the reason new spam has stopped is I have to approve new accounts and I just haven't... probably not a sustainable solution. I know some of you have offered to be modera...
by reinhard
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Habitcal?
Replies: 4
Views: 15393

Re: Habitcal?

Yes, it did break with the upgrade this weekend -- I'm sorry. It should be working again now, with the caveat that it now has a separate login system (it's still using the old bulletin board login system because I can't figure out how to connect it the new one). Please try again when you get a chanc...
by reinhard
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...
Replies: 26
Views: 37554

Re: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...

Sorry about that -- I didn't realize that disabling the boards would prevent regular users from logging in at all (it let me in because I was admin). I just re-enabled the old boards, but removed all the content. The habitcal seemed to work with a test account. Try again and let me know? Thanks for ...
by reinhard
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ATTENTION ALL HUMANS!
Replies: 5
Views: 20567

ATTENTION ALL HUMANS!

Due to massive spam, I recently upgraded the bulletin board, and have it configured so that I have to approve all new users. The problem? I got 135 requests in the last few days since the upgrade, and I am sure the vast majority are spambots. Until I figure out a more elegant mechanism for dealing w...
by reinhard
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...
Replies: 26
Views: 37554

Re: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...

OK, I think that habitcal is working again... Please let me know if you run into difficulties. Note that the login system it uses is now separate from the new bulletin board. What this means for existing users is that you will have to login to each system separately, and if you change you password i...
by reinhard
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...
Replies: 26
Views: 37554

Re: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...

Yes, so good to hear from you again, Deb! Sorry for furnishing such an annoying pretext, though... I'm struggling with it now, I hope to have a somewhat hacky solution in place soon... basically, I'm going to bring the old bulletin board back up at another url, clear the boards themselves, and use i...
by reinhard
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...
Replies: 26
Views: 37554

Re: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...

If you have trouble logging in, try clearing your "cookies" for everyday systems. I think cookies set by the old version of the bulletin board may be confusing the new system.
by reinhard
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Re: SPAM hit list

Hi all, As you probably noticed, I finally upgraded the bulletin board software, and this should make it a lot easier to stay on top of the spam (and even deputize some of you to help me!). Thank you all for your continued vigilance and patience while I figure this out over the next few days. Reinhard
by reinhard
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...
Replies: 26
Views: 37554

Re: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...

Well, we're running the new version. I see a lot of little things need tweaking (and as anticipated the habitcal is broken), but I think it basically works, and it seems to have much better anti-spam features, though I need to spend some time figuring them out and tuning them. Expect some chaos over...
by reinhard
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: ShovelGlove Customization
Replies: 4
Views: 14914

Wow, that's beautiful. I may have to ask you for more details.
by reinhard
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...
Replies: 26
Views: 37554

I'm upgrading the bulletin board...

The spam is too much. I can't deal with it. I'm sorry but that likely means the bulletin board will be down for significant stretches this weekend, and there may be lingering issues into next week. Thanks in advance for your patience!
by reinhard
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Got him. Thanks, Soprono!

I am planning to do this painful site upgrade before New Year.

I'll try to give some advance notice before I dive in, and I'll keep a backup in case it's a total disaster and I have to revert.
by reinhard
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Instagram?
Replies: 5
Views: 12201

Not yet, but I'm supposed to figure Instagram out for work, so might as well for No-S/everyday systems as well...
by reinhard
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

OK, I think I got everything posted here since my last spambot killing spree. If you notice anything I missed, or when you notice new spam, please continue to post it here, and feel free to email me directly if it's been more than a few days and things are piling up -- reinhard.engels@gmail.com I am...
by reinhard
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Sorry, I've been negligent for a while again...

Starting cleanup now... may take a bit to get through it all.

I think I'm going to have to break that habitcal and upgrade the phpbb software . There's just no way I can stay on top of this otherwise.
by reinhard
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Testimonials (new!)
Replies: 174
Views: 330811

The No S Diet = The Yes Meals Diet. I love how jenji put her finger on the positive heart of "No" S in her one-year testimonial: If the heart of this plan is meals, try to give yourself a nice meal. I also love how she lost 17 pounds despite a long list of typical diet dealbreakers (stressful job, p...
by reinhard
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Got it. Thanks!
by reinhard
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 'Our intestines aren't supposed to work 17 hours a day'
Replies: 6
Views: 12505

Makes perfect sense. Thanks for the link! One great thing about the mindshare IF is getting is that it's (finally) making people see the obvious lunacy of permasnacking (as you point out, snacking on any scale wasn't even *possible* before refrigeration, microwave ovens, hi-tech convenience food). M...
by reinhard
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Got them. Thanks, ladybird30 and sharon227!
by reinhard
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: One year testimonial
Replies: 15
Views: 31399

So great to read this, Jenji! Really quite an accomplishment given all those usual diet "dealbreakers" you listed. I love how you put your finger on the positive heart of "No" S: If the heart of this plan is meals, try to give yourself a nice meal. Congratulations and thank you for letting us know!
by reinhard
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Got it. THanks!
by reinhard
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

I might be able to weed out by embedded links, but it would involved messing with the phpbb code, and I should probably just use that effort to upgrade/replace the bulletin board entirely... good idea, though.
by reinhard
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

I was thinking about the latest version of phpbb, although it's now so long since I tried that I'm not even sure a direct upgrade is possible. The trick is importing all the old posts, adding url rewrite rules so links to them still work. It's a project, unfortunately.
by reinhard
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Yeah... I think I need to bite the bullet and upgrade. I've tried to a couple of times, and the thing that got me stuck was habitcal login (everything else worked). But I'm not sure how many people are still using the habitcal (have to stare at the logs a bit). I may just have to retire it..
by reinhard
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Hmmm. It's not immediately clear to me how to enable moderation in this ancient version of phpbb... stay tuned!
by reinhard
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

You know, moderation might be the way to go... thanks for suggesting/volunteering, Soprono! Shall we try it as an experiment? I think we'll need a few moderators to make sure there isn't too much delay. Any one else interested? (I'll put a top level post about this to the main group as well) Reinhard
by reinhard
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Whew. I am knee-deep in the blood of spambots. I feel like Odysseus after having dispatched the suitors.

Thank you all!

P.S. anyone interested in being in being deputized with spam destroying powers? I've been hesitant to consider this, but it may be time...

Reinhard
by reinhard
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Ninth year
Replies: 7
Views: 21930

So good to hear this, Dave.

You've graduated to a higher plane of post-dieting.

Looking forward to more "no news" reports from the stratosphere in future years!

Reinhard
by reinhard
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help pls ... Mobile Habitcal
Replies: 6
Views: 14178

I now (many years into it!) really like google sheets. It's free, hugely flexible, and works well on mobile devices. "Conditional formatting" (coloring things automatically based on their values) is the key to turning it into a habit tracking tool. And you can go bananas with summary stats. You can ...
by reinhard
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Got it. Thanks, Ladybird!
by reinhard
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

I think that's a fair statement...

got them both. Thanks, oolala53, ladybird30!
by reinhard
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove Meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 19985

First off, sorry it's taken me forever to pop in here. Secondly, I love your "Zen of Shovelglove" attitude. I tell people in the No S group "Eat moderately, see what happens" rather than fixating on results, and with exercise this kind of detachment is just as helpful. Thirdly, congratulations on wh...
by reinhard
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Second year practising No S, first year on forum
Replies: 7
Views: 19928

Congratulations on your sustained success, thank you for letting us know about it, and apologies for my very delayed response! (my parents health plus kids plus a very full time job have been keeping me inhumanly busy these last few months). So interesting to hear the details of your No S practice. ...
by reinhard
Thu May 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Got 'em. Thanks!
by reinhard
Mon May 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Found this Book at the Library
Replies: 7
Views: 13224

As a trained librarian your discovery of No S in a public library makes me especially happy!

Welcome!
by reinhard
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Got that last one as well -- thanks Jx. It looks like the same spambot that did the last batches of 50+ under different usernames. I doubt we've seen the last of this one. Next time it strikes (and I'm guessing we won't have to wait long), I'm going to observe a little more careful observation befor...
by reinhard
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 2 years of maintaining sanity and staying lean on noS
Replies: 10
Views: 25300

So happy to hear that despite major challenges, you've made it this far!

Not needing to track red/green days (helpful as that can be at the beginning) is a huge milestone as well.

Thank you for letting us know and best of luck in year three!

Reinhard
by reinhard
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

I think I'm caught up now with what has been reported here at least. Sorry again for the delay.
by reinhard
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

And "savimakwo..."
by reinhard
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

And "sitecode..."
by reinhard
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

And "josephchacko." Thanks, elegantportions, and sorry for the delay.
by reinhard
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Got "crothermbeme," too -- thanks, flyingpig!
by reinhard
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Just got "zhen12"... thanks, Soprano and oolala53.

I see I have a bunch more cleaning up to do...

Sorry I let this pile up.
by reinhard
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 11
Views: 18303

Hi Syfy74, "Glass ceiling" (the 2 drink a day maximum rule) is different from no-s, but compatible with it. Its goal is to limit problem drinking, not reduce calories. If that's not an issue for you, then don't worry about it. But frequently going beyond 2 drinks might be a sign of a problem for man...
by reinhard
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Personal Punch Cards Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 121963

Joel,

I'm so happy to hear this!

I'm still using them every day, a stable two columns on the front ("life" and "work"), and a continually refined system of hieroglyphs on the back (mostly) for what originally went in the third ("routine") column.

Reinhard
by reinhard
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 10 months in testimonial
Replies: 15
Views: 31829

Bluebell, congratulations and I'm so sorry I didn't see this till now! I'm delighted, of course, at your quantitative success, but even more so at the new "freedoms" you've enumerated. No-s doesn't just lose you weight, but also, and more importantly, the "phantom weight" in your head. That's been m...
by reinhard
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

Hi all, Thanks for the reports and sorry for the delay -- distracted by pre-vacation work stress and now vacation itself. I think I've obliterated the guilty and spared the innocent. Please keep the reports coming! I do check before I delete, and without this mechanism these boards would be overrun ...
by reinhard
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: More scientific support for NoS
Replies: 12
Views: 21187

Very interesting. Thanks for the link! While my breakfasts tend to be hearty, my dinners are no slouches either, though I guess I tend to eat them relatively early (5:45ish, usually). Lunch is the meal that will not infrequently get short shrift unless I'm eating out with a friend or colleague. I gu...
by reinhard
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 713439

I shall spare him for now.

Thanks for the heads up, though!

Reinhard