16 Obscure Beeminder Features

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
By dreeves
Person covered in bees

It’s our first ever listicle! We tried these out in a daily and weekly beemail and even among those most hardcore users, many didn’t know about many of these features. For the average feature in this list, 30% of daily subscribers and 40% of weekly subscribers weren’t aware of it. So here they are, listed... »

Walking On Custard

Thursday, April 14, 2016
By Neil Hughes
The cover of Neil's book

When we were smaller we’d take pains to point out that our guest bloggers weren’t just friends of ours. I mean, they usually are friends of ours, but they’ve generally been Beeminder fans who then became friends. (Turns out hardcore beeminding is a strong predictor for us liking you a lot!) ... »

Death To Freebees; Or, Freebees Für Alles

Saturday, April 2, 2016
By dreeves
Bee Free Infinity (with a picture of a bee)

News! We scrapped the overcomplicated concept of Freebees. But don’t panic! By scrapping it we mean that you don’t need to know the term “freebees” or worry about buying them: All goals can now be created with an initial pledge of $0. Can we get a hallelujah? (If you want to cap your pledge at $0, you still need a... »

What Is Willpower?

Monday, March 21, 2016
By dreeves
A kid grabbing a marshmallow off a plate

Our previous post, “Ego Depletion Depletion,” generated a lot of discussion and I found I was contradicting myself on the question of what willpower is exactly. First a... »

Ego Depletion Depletion

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By dreeves
Homer with donuts, etc, on the brain

This is crossposted on Mark Forster’s Get Everything Done blog. The big news in psychology this week is that Baumeister’s Ego... »

MongoMapper to Mongoid; Or, Breaking All The Things

Thursday, February 25, 2016
By dreeves
Dazed bee under the MongoDB logo

Anyone remember our old blog post from 2012 about accidentally running a query that started deleting our whole database? It’s pretty entertaining and helpfully demarcates the parts that non-nerds should skip. If you’re a... »