The Shirk & Turk Principle

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
By dreeves
Sketch of the original Mechanical Turk

The tagline for Amazon Mechanical Turk is “Artificial Artificial Intelligence”. As in, faking your AI by using humans. Mechanical Turk is named after the contraption in the title image, which was a seeming chess-playing automaton from the late 1700s that was secretly operated by a small human hidden inside. But this post isn’t about Amazon’s nifty service or... »

Fifth Anniversary of Beeminder

Friday, November 18, 2016
By bsoule
A five dollar bill with bees on it

It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 whole years since we were slamming red bull on dirty couches in a college-town garage, with our friends Sergei and Mark, moving fast and breaking things on our scrappy little startup, dreaming big about how we were going to change the world(wide web) with … Oh wait. I mean,... »

Beehind the Scenes of the Beeminder Redesign

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Josh Pitzalis
One of the screenshots from the original design

It’s been a few weeks since we launched the Big Beeminder Redesign of 2016. For those of you who are web design nerds or just can’t get enough peeking inside the beehive, we’re proud to have the creative force behind the redesign, ... »


New Official URLminder Integration

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
By bsoule
Oscar Wilde looking bored

Today marks the beginning of the 17th annual NaNoWriMo. For the uninitiated that’s NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth. For 17 years folks have been joining together on the internet over the month of November to pen their own 50,000 word novels. This year... »

Unveiling the Big Beeminder Redesign of 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016
By dreeves
Hexagonal buttons from the new dashboard

Remember back in the day (yesterday) when Beeminder’s interface was all cluttered and intimidating and looked like it was made in 2011, by kernel hackers and accountants? Or computer scientists and behavioral econ nerds who gradually agglomerated a multiheaded beast... »

Introducing Lillian Karabaic, Minister of the Exterior

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
By Lillian Karabaic
An Infinibee with blue glasses

Big news today: we have grown! We’ll leave it to Lillian to tell the backstory but we are pretty over the moon about this. We’ve been courting Lillian... »