Ringcycles Wins Fat Cyclist Weight Loss Contest!

Monday, July 7, 2014
By dreeves
standing on the scale

This is crossposted on the Fat Cyclist blog. Greetings not-so-fat cyclists! We’re pretty much beside ourselves with how the first annual (oh presumption!) Beeminder Fat Cyclist Weight Loss Competition turned out. When we say we’re beside ourselves we mean that literally —... »

Clearing Up Confusion About Exponential Roads

Friday, June 27, 2014
By dreeves
People biking down a very steep hill

Once in a while someone tries to set up a yellow brick road where the steepness automatically increases by, say, 10% each week. It seems like a so-called exponential road (available with custom goals, which is one of the Bee... »

Bethany’s Maniac Week

Friday, June 6, 2014
By bsoule
Bee smiling and waving maniacally at the camera

Last week Danny took our children to Canada while I attempted a Nick Winter style maniac week. It was delightful, though less epic than its namesake. Nonetheless it was a massively productive work week for me compared to my average. Here’s a time-lapse video of me working. So fascinating! Look... »

Beating Beeminder Burnout

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
By dreeves
A 1968 Dodge Charger doing a burnout

Here’s a perennial topic on Akratics Anonymous: How do you keep from feeling overwhelmed by all the myriad things things you’re beeminding? I'm going to repeat my advice buried in a previous blog post, which is actually to... »

Learning Ancient Egyptian in an Hour Per Week with Beeminder

Thursday, May 22, 2014
By Eric Kidd
Hieroglyphics with an Infinibee

We were (and are) pretty pleased with our Duolingo integration but in this guest post, software developer and language-learning expert Eric Kidd, puts that to shame. It’s seriously impressive. (If you’re... »

Beeminding Your Way Out of Your Comfort Zone

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Jess Whittlestone
Turtle hiding in its shell

Recently, I’ve been trying to get myself out of my comfort zone more often. I’ve been finding it… uncomfortable. One thing I’ve been trying to do is talk to strangers more frequently. I genuinely want to get better at this. I think it will make me more comfortable socially as well as being a valuable skill generally. But every time I... »