Archive for November, 2011

Beeminder Dashboard Widget

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Beeminder Dashboard Widget

We’ve been using a simple Mac dashboard widget that esteemed co-founder Bethany hacked up to keep an eye on our Beeminder goals since before Beeminder was Beeminder. Here’s what it looks like on Dreeves’s computer: We mostly use it for TagTime-based goals, where the data is added automatically. For other... »

PSA: T Minus One Week to Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 17th, 2011
PSA: T Minus One Week to Thanksgiving

Today is one week before Thanksgiving in the US. One week is also Beeminder’s akrasia horizon. That means if you would like to stuff yourself silly a week from today, or slack off, or otherwise make your yellow brick road do the opposite of what it normally does, then now is the time to adjust your... »

Dog Food Renewed

Sunday, November 13th, 2011
Dog Food Renewed

Half a year ago, with Beeminder in its infancy, we committed to averaging one User-Visible Improvement (UVI) to Beeminder every day for at least the next six months. That contract has been insanely valuable to us. “Losing momentum is the most dangerous thing that can happen to a startup.” Lately it’s been a no-brainer (though still... »

It’s Chunky Time!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
It’s Chunky Time!

Here’s a question that keeps coming up. To paraphrase, Beeminder is great for stuff that needs to happen every day, but for stuff that happens sporadically in large chunks of time, won’t I quickly run off Beeminder’s smooth daily ramp? Au contraire! Beeminder allows brilliantly for chunkiness of time. The key is to make sure... »