Heartbleed and Other Epic Crashes of Ineptitude

Sunday, April 13, 2014
By dreeves
Image of the infinibee with a bleeding heart

We’ll start with the non-nerd version. Last week there was a massive security breach in some very standard software used by most sites on the internet, including Beeminder. Let us first quickly reassure you that your... »

Get Things Done (Or Else!) With Beeminder and GTBee

Thursday, April 3, 2014
By Andy Brett
GTBee screenshot

At its core, Beeminder is a tool for getting yourself to do things using money as an incentive. Most goals on Beeminder focus on making steady progress over time. But some goals, and some people, work better with a different model. Let’s say you have to call someone by the end of the day today, and... »

Bee’s Guide To Beeminding Weight Loss

Monday, March 24, 2014
By bsoule
steep grade road sign

I’ve been thinking about beeminding weight loss a lot lately and the thing is, beeminding weight loss sucks! But not any more than losing weight in general sucks. Even for people who really like the whole commitment device craziness, Beeminder sometimes feels aversive. I believe that happens when you don’t feel like you are fully in control... »

Eat Your Vegetables

Friday, March 14, 2014
By bsoule
drawing of vegetables growing below the dirt and their leaves above

With the Fat Cyclist weight loss competition underway, we're thinking about weight loss a lot. We've got some useful posts planned. In the meantime, we have Bethany hating on... »

Fat Cyclist Weight Loss Competition with Beeminder

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
By bsoule
Fat Cyclist logo + Beeminder bee

We’re big fans of the Fat Cyclist and, if you’ve been following along closely, you might recognize him from the aftermath of our »

Beeminder: A User’s Guide for New Bees

Friday, February 21, 2014
By Erica Edelman
Hypothetical 'Beeminder for Newbees' book cover

How Beeminder works is you tell us your goal and we map out a Yellow Brick Road for you to stay on. As long as you stay on the road you're safe, but if you fall off we'll charge you money! We give you seven goals to play around with at the beginning. These start at $0, so if you fall off once ... »