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  • #46
    I tried the site a little while back. I wanted to try and use it again (as I'd like to know my o3/o6), but the twitter/facebook widgets at the bottom of every single page is killing my page load time. I'd like to go back and find out when I used it before, but can't really as there is no calendar/overview and scrolling page by page takes forever. It's not my connection as I'm on a fiber line, but I know from designing other websites, facebook/widgets can be notoriously slow for some users.

    Also, if I'm on a journal page for a date other then today, and I go to add a food, can it default to yesterday's date? I keep forgetting that even though I was on the date I wanted, it defaults to today.

    If there was a landing page that was maybe a summary of the day/week and that had the various widgets and such, but while it's in the standard footer, it's gonna cause loading issues for some people.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Uncephalized View Post
      Really? Can you post where you read that? Because I would love to verify it. It makes my plan of gorging on sushi once a week to make up for any grain-fed meat I eat seem a lot more doable...
      Primal Wisdom: The Practically Primal Guide to Conventional Beef, Part 3: Nutritional composition

      He has all the citations and stuff within the article.
      People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Lilyheart View Post
        Also, if I'm on a journal page for a date other then today, and I go to add a food, can it default to yesterday's date? I keep forgetting that even though I was on the date I wanted, it defaults to today.
        Yes, that's a good point, I'll fix it after I'm finished adding the recipe and favorites food features.

        As for the facebook/twitter widgets, I'll see what I can do. They load quickly on Chrome and Firefox, are you using Internet Explorer?
        I created PaleoTrack - A Food Journal Designed for The Primal Blueprint

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        • #49
          Originally posted by crogagnon View Post
          As for the facebook/twitter widgets, I'll see what I can do. They load quickly on Chrome and Firefox, are you using Internet Explorer?
          Egads no. I think I'd have to turn in my CSS coder title. I move between Chrome and Firefox.

          It's being quicker then it was this morning, but I tried to track down some data. Using the Network tab on Chrome's Developer tools I reloaded the page 5 times. The fastest the page loaded was 3.8 seconds and the longest was 6.2 seconds. (4.23, 6.2, 4.23, 3.8, 3.98). I'll check again in the morning tomorrow and if I see a slow down again, I'll get some more numbers.

          {{(and it could just be coming from my last project which was all SPEEDSPEEDMAKEITFASTER)}}

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          • #50
            Very cool! I like it but would like to be able to track carbs too!

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Mhatcher17 View Post
              Very cool! I like it but would like to be able to track carbs too!
              What more than the pie chart do you need to track carbs?
              I created PaleoTrack - A Food Journal Designed for The Primal Blueprint

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              • #52
                Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but the day doesn't account for different time zones.

                When creating my own foods, it's a little annoying that the default measurement is in grams. It would be great to be able to select an althernative measurement.

                Also, for me today has already been the 27th for nearly 14.5 hours, but if I add foods to 'Today' they're still added to the 26th. And I can't add them the the 27th as it isn't available to be selected.
                If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                Originally posted by tfarny
                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                • #53
                  Just created a new food, Pink Salmon (as the brand I eat has different values than those you have listed), but I can't add Omega 3, EPA or DHA.
                  So when I add this food to my journal, the Omega 3 ratio doesn't change as it should.
                  If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                  Originally posted by tfarny
                  If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Misabi View Post
                    Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but the day doesn't account for different time zones.
                    Is your time zone correctly selected on the My Account page? I try to automatically detect it, but sometimes that doesn't work with javascript.

                    Originally posted by Misabi View Post
                    When creating my own foods, it's a little annoying that the default measurement is in grams. It would be great to be able to select an althernative measurement.
                    I'll fix that.

                    Originally posted by Misabi View Post
                    Just created a new food, Pink Salmon (as the brand I eat has different values than those you have listed), but I can't add Omega 3, EPA or DHA.
                    So when I add this food to my journal, the Omega 3 ratio doesn't change as it should.
                    When creating a new food that has more detailed micro nutrients (like omega 3), select the option "I want to enter detailed macro/micro nutrients" before clicking the Create new food button.
                    I created PaleoTrack - A Food Journal Designed for The Primal Blueprint

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                    • #55
                      PaleoTrack now supports recipes. So, if you're always eating the same meals, just create a recipe for it once and then find and add it like all other foods in the database. It was the most requested feature and I've been working hard on it for a few weeks now. Hope everyone finds it useful.

                      So, what is the next new feature that I should add?
                      I created PaleoTrack - A Food Journal Designed for The Primal Blueprint

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                      • #56
                        Thanks for this great tool! I'm liking it much better than the others I've tried.
                        One thing I'd like to be able to do is to edit a food once I've added it.
                        My True Primal Story

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by crogagnon View Post
                          PaleoTrack now supports recipes. So, if you're always eating the same meals, just create a recipe for it once and then find and add it like all other foods in the database. It was the most requested feature and I've been working hard on it for a few weeks now. Hope everyone finds it useful.

                          So, what is the next new feature that I should add?
                          I'm liking the recipe feature, nice work!

                          As for other features, on the summary page it would be nice if you could add another button next to the delete X to display a review of the nutritional values for that entry. I know you get that when you add the food, but on the summary page it would be nice if you could review everything you've eaten, for instance if the overall totals look out of whack.

                          Don't know if someone else mentioned it, but it would be nice to be able to edit entries instead of deleting and re-adding them as well.
                          "But the question is, are you going to die sitting on the sofa - or doing something interesting?"
                          - Robert Ward

                          "Kharma means I can rest easy at night, knowing all those people I treated badly today really had it coming!"

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                          • #58
                            Would be great to type in, for example
                            2 large poached eggs,
                            or 1 tablespoon coconut oil,
                            or 6 strawberries
                            and have it put the correct number and the correct name, or give suggestions if necessary.

                            Even better would be if you could write
                            2 carrots and 1 tablespoon butter and 2 cloves garlic and 2 parsnips and 1 teaspoon ginger
                            and have it process it correctly, all at a time. This is why I hate food logs, having to enter one thing at a time.
                            But i know I'm a bit of a dreamer :-)

                            I love this tool. I previously used FitDay, this tool is much better. By the way, what did you use to code it, Ruby on rails?

                            I'm also eager for the weekly summary. I used that on FitDay to show nutrient, calories, and macronutrient breakdown on my marksdailyapple journal, like this
                            http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2698/...35760668_b.jpg
                            All in all, great app. I go to the website from android tablet, xoom, and it works great. A text box pinned to the home sceen would be nice, so one can enter an item to our journal without launching a full blown app.

                            Good stuff.
                            Last edited by abstractpersona; 11-07-2011, 07:46 PM.
                            My smartphone makes me about $100 per month
                            Updating my journal again after a 2 year break.

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                            • #59
                              can you also add a shopping list? i mean if we enter the recipes the next all encompassing thing would be able to do a shopping list... just my dreams. and iphone app
                              Home birthing legal mama. Unschooler. Jewish Intactivist (step away from the foreskin!). Full-term breastfeeder. Kettlebell padawan.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by crogagnon View Post
                                Is your time zone correctly selected on the My Account page? I try to automatically detect it, but sometimes that doesn't work with javascript.

                                I'll fix that.
                                I hadn't, missed that I could. Have done now though and 'Today' is now the correct date, but when I switch into the Journal it defaults to yesterday.
                                If that's working as designed then all good


                                Originally posted by crogagnon View Post
                                When creating a new food that has more detailed micro nutrients (like omega 3), select the option "I want to enter detailed macro/micro nutrients" before clicking the Create new food button.
                                Gotcha, I'll give it a go. Thanks
                                If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                                Originally posted by tfarny
                                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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