Pomodoro Poker

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
By dreeves
Whiteboad at the beehive

Last week Bee talked about Tocks. That’s our neologism for 45-minute pomodoros, as well as our characteristically over-engineered system for minding them. She listed some gamification-y tips for effective tocking and assured everyone that all our other ideas involved money. That of course included beeminding tocks, as discussed last time, and certainly includes... »


Tuesday, January 13, 2015
By bsoule
Bee kitchen timer

If you’re reading the Beeminder blog there’s a 95% chance you know about the Pomodoro Technique. The idea is to decide a task, do focused work on it for 25 minutes, and then get up and... »

Beeminder ♥ Sleep as Android

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
By bsoule
Sleepy android + Beeminder Bee in a sleeping cap.

Another integration! And one that I personally use daily (well, nightly). Sleep as Android is a popular sleep tracking app that’s delightfully nerdy and quantified-self focused. (Much like... »

Code and Catholicism: Beeminding Praying and Integrating Beeminder on iOS

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Pedro Paulo Oliveira Jr.
Assumption of Mary; Asunción de la Virgen (c 1670), Juan Martín Cabezalero, Museo del Prado

Last week Leah Libresco blogged about beeminding rituals. This week we’re continuing the Catholic theme with a... »

Beeminding Rituals

Thursday, December 4, 2014
By Leah Libresco
Some kind of bee goddess in a flower

There’s something a little weird for me, intuitively, about beeminding parts of my spiritual life. After all, in Romans 12:19, it is written “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” So, if I turn to Beeminder to... »

1000 Days of Fruits and Vegetables

Friday, November 28, 2014
By alys
A (literal) cornucopia of vegetables

Do you have trouble eating an appropriate amount of vegetables? Do you repeatedly buy them, then watch them wither and decay, feeling guilty about the waste of money and the impact on your health? Do you find healthy eating to be overwhelmingly complicated? I was like that for years. But for exactly one thousand days today, I have... »